2018: Sunday Morning Smoke

Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#41
Good morning , it is Sunday 9/9/18 a Chilly wet day here in da Burgh , the weatherman told us to expect 3 to 6 inches of rain in the next 48 hours , after we just had about an inch in the last 24 hours , it is wet, and chilly just 55 F today on Friday we had the a c on , it was 85 , Saturday I had the heater on in the Qtr,Deck as it was a high of 61 , the road crew has been on standby as the wet weather has halted the paving /rebuilding of the road , the sign at the cornor said no pavement markings , dammmmm there is NO pavement Yet , its been like this over a week .
Breakfast this morning was a Hot pepper cheese omelet with sliced tomato right out of the garden , the coffee was a Java Jam from the local roaster in New Brighton Pa , a nice way to start the day , I am going to brew up a nice dark Italian roast for the next pot , the Kona would be to mild for a day like today , I will be going out to the Qtr.deck and getting the heat on as soon as I am done posting , the cigar will be a Monte Classic churchill , after no idea what I will be fireing up ,,,


I went to work on Labor day , I didnt do a lot as there was little to do , but it was a nice day for cigars and coffee while getting paid to do nothing ,,,, my kind of day , good for me bad for the company ......

not much going on , no news from the grandsons , both are working a lot of hours , no time for the old folks .
the customary hunk O beef is in the oven , along with onions peppers garlic and celery , the potatoes will go in the pot about 1:30/2:00
Pm .
Last night we had Hot sausage sandwiches , with peppers and onions . been lighting up the room with gas all evening and a little more this morning , , man it was some powerfull stuff , my nose was running right after the first bite , the Peppers were HOT .


I think I better get going, get the heat on in the Qtr.Deck , and put on some pants today , to cold for shorts


What are you cooking smoking and drinking today ?
Enjoy, Vince
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#42
Good morning /afternoon now , got a late start, it is Sunday 9/16/18 a warm humid day here in da Burgh , looking at the low 80's for a high with humidity in the uncomfortable area.
The paving of Lovi road is over , the new asphalt went down yesterday , the stone still needs to be dropped on the edges , right now we have a 4 inch bump getting in and out , BUT the DUST is gone...
AMEN
breakfast this morning was bacon and eggs with fresh cheese , sliced and grilled and a little blackberry jam on the toast, the coffee was Purivian , and the morning cigar was a monte Classic , with the end of the Purivian coffee , the next pot is a cold brew Columbian AA , no kona today , and the second cigar will be an aging room churchill when I get to it , I have some pork chops defrosting and they will get a nice breading and fried later with some baked yukon gold potatoes with onions and sour cream.


The grandsons are both using the wives car this week as both of there cars are in for state inspections oil changes and all the rest of the burocrattic BS the state of Pa. has in store for all of us here, 95% of it is BS

I did have a fender bender at work on tuesday , a bit sore , brused and tender , , but the air bag went off and hit me in the face , got a bloody nose , and a few scrapes , took the shock of the impact in the wrists and right up the shoulders , the neck and back still are tender
, and that about sums up my week, got a few great cigars in when I was watching the work on the road, ate a lot of dust , till I got smart and came in the house , DUHHHHH , the grass got cut , and I enjoyed a cigar watching the wife cut it . hahahaha
What are you eating drinking and smoking this week ??
Enjoy, Vince
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#43
Good Morning , it is Sunday 9/23/18 the first sunday of the Autumn season , a cool morning here in da Burgh , just 58 F now with a prediction of 70 F for the day .
The road has been resurfaced , painted and deamed open , still a few Guide rails need finished in a few spots but the road is back open, for now , I still have a big pit in the cornor of my yard where the under the road drain is located, , it will need lined with stone soon, it is full of water and I dont want a nesting area for bugs , come next summer .
Since I had my fender bender last week my boss has decided I am more of a libility than an asset , so I was told to turn in my uniforms and keys , ,,,, 2 days a week is not worth the trouble of fighting it , so I will just say I had a good time there and move on .


I made a breakfast sandwich for the boss and my self this morning , a grilled English Muffin , with swiss , egg, bacon and tomato. a pot of coffee and the bag the beans were in said Burinidi, no country , no roasting or grinding notes , dont know where it came from , or how long its been here , , just enough to make a 10 cup pot ..... it was good , but not great, , I have some medium roast Columbian in the drip pot right now , it will get paired with a Don Carlos #3 , my go to Sunday Morning smoke , , well its just afternoon now , didnt get a good start to the day , 007 marathon is on the tube, watching Die an other day ,,,, for about the 20th time .

My grandson is using my wifes car and has had it over a week , some thing wrong with his car , but I have no idea what it is ...... but it needs to come back so she is free to go to her bible study this Tuesday, she didnt want to take my car as it smells like cigars , Imagine that hahaha
I have a 4 .25 pound turkey breast defrosted and ready to stuff , it will go in the oven anot 1:30/1:45 or so , that gives me some time to make the stuffing and the yams .



looks like I have some time for more coffee and a cigar before I start to cook ..... what are you cooking drinking and smoking ??

Enjoy, Vince
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#44
Good morning , it is Sunday 9/30/18 a cool overcast day here in da Burgh .
The Grandson brought back the wife's car , his is out of the shop and back on the road , it came back clean and with 3/4 of a tank of gas , she is happy to have her car back in the drive way , but now the drive way looks much smaller since there are 2 cars in it side by side , with just my car in the center it looked a lot bigger hahahah , the stink bugs have been out in force, I have sprayed almost everything , and it seams to be working as I go out to get the paper I see tons of dead bugs on the back deck , , I just wonder what it is doing to me and the rest of the enviorment, never thought of the impact of bug spray or weed killer but it is so much in the news its hard to over look. , the TV is just full of political BULLSHIT , extream left and right , no one is in the center anymore , we dont need R and D we need AMERICANS . end of political rant .
Breakfast was a yellow pepper , Vidallia Onion , Jarlsburg cheese and crushed garlic scrambled eggs with a pot of Margoheppie coffee and dark wheat whole grain toast with added wheat unground , added to the bread dough before baking , a real supprise when you bite into a grain .... I havent thought about what pot will be next , got to check the inventory , and the cigar stash and see what will be the choice this morning .
the cool weather has returned and the oven is on today , the hunk O beef of sitting in the cast iron dutch oven , swimming with peppers, onion, celery, carrots and garlic , the spuds will go in later today . I will be baking cod in a crust with spinich and fetta cheese , on Monday , I was going to make it today but out of habbit I pulled a chuck roast out of the frezer last night , so we will have fish on Monday, ,,, we didnt have fish last friday , the Greek Church in Aliquippa was having a food fest , so I went and got over 60 bucks worth of GREAT dishes and a few deserts , cant spell them so I am not going to try , ,,,, egg plant and grape leavers were on the top of my list and I loaded up on them , I did get almost everything on the menu , but left out the spinich pie , as we had spinich in the fridge for the fish, , almost spent as much on the sweets as I did the savory stuff....
we went to Charbucks for coffee last night and a little drive with Cousin Brucie on the radio , the 60's on 6 , I do enjoy the XM radio , , great Jazz, classical , and oldies , , you name the style of music , its there and some BS I dont call music plus, lots of sports and talk shows weather and traffic from all over . who cares about the traffic in LA unless you live in LA , then you all ready know the freeway is jammed bumper to bumper.


so what are you drinking cooking and smoking today ???

Enjoy, Vince
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#45
Good morning it is Sunday 10/7/18 a warm humid day here in da Burgh , more like August than October , not much going on here , just sitting on the back deck smoking , drinking coffee and sipping a weee dram or 2 , listening to some music at time and other times listening to the traffic , airplanes and power mowers in the area .
Breakfast was a Pepper and sausage roll with an egg and swiss , and a pot of Puruvian estate coffee , and an almond , aparcot biscutti,


Nothing new here at all , just the same old BS recycled again , how ever , I am making cod in Phillio dough with spinich and fetta cheese later today , , I didnt want to turn on the oven as it is going into the 80's today but the spinich will go bad before the weather cools down enough to fire up the oven , well I guess its time to turn the A/C back on.
I have a pot of Nicaraguan medium roast ground supper fine , in the cold press pot , How it got ground to a powder is beyond me , , it will be filtered before it goes in the mug with today's Opus toro ..... after the fish and a little Ouzo , I have a nice Montie ISOM corona and some Greek coffee ..... time to change the coffee line up for fall.....
Thats about all I have today , ,


so what are you drinking smoking and cooking today ????
Enjoy, Vince
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#46
Good morning it is Sunday 10/14/18 a chilly but bright day here in da Burgh all of 48F outside , But the heat in the Qtr.Deck is on and I have a few cigars ready to go , the coffee is on and I am ready for the day, the HUNK O BEEF is in the oven with all the veggies , the spuds will go in about 1/1:30 , and we should be ready to eat about 4. , Since its getting a little chilly out the boss wanted Oatmeal for breakfast, and she got it with raisins ...... , the coffee this morning was a pot of Columbian Suprimo from the local coffee roaster in New Brighton Pa , Hallowed Grounds .... a great place to get whole bean coffee , but they will grind it for you , I like to grind myself , ,,, get a Burr Grinder not the spinning blade type, , its worth the extra money , go ahead and treat yourself , as I am getting older I find myself not roasting as much of my own coffee anymore ,,,, just getting lazy I guess, hahaha no guess I am a lazy SOB. hahaha
Not much going on , the grandsons are busy with life , my daughter and son in law just got back from Jamacia , , but there bags are lost along with all the coffee and cigars they brought back , I think the TSA/ customs , has the bags as they probably reeked of pot hahahaha .
AHHHH retirement, dont think I can do it much longer, need to get out of the house , away from the Boss a few hours we seam to be in each others way , she needs her space & I need mine ..... time for some soul searching and a cigar hahahaha
so what are you cooking and drinking , and smoking today ???? Enjoy, Vince
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#47
Good morning it is Sunday 10/21/18 a chilly overcast morning here in da Burgh , it is all of 37F outside and when I went out to turn the heat on in the Qtr. Deck it was a chilly 40 F inside , got the base board heater on and the oil filled radiator all on and it should be up to temp in less than an hour, so about the time I finish this posting, take a dump , and get my cigars ready , it should be warm ...... Not much happened this week , just life in the burgh , we didnt go anyplace other than Charbucks a few times , a little ride with the roof open and a cigar with coffee and music on the radio , , didnt go anyplace , just drove through town , up one street down the next , wow the excitement , hard to control hahahaha

Breakfast this morning was scrambled eggs with roasted red peppers ,onion and hot pepper cheese , 15 grain bread toasted , buttered and topped with Blackberry s the coffee was from our local roaster it was called Super prime , no idea what it was , where it was from some dark some light beans all in the bag , I guess its there take of my monkey mix , a little bit of everything , the next pot for the cigars is a dark roast coffee from Kenya , being paired with a Zino Low rider to start the day , no idea what will be next .

I will be making chicken and rice today ,,,,,, no hunk O beef ...... how can this be Sunday with out it hahahaha , we have had a few mornings covered with frost , so the growing season is over , & I have grabbed the last of the free veggies out of the garden , , they will all hit the pot with the chicken and rice .

the grandson have been off the radar a few days , both busy at work and being single guys chasing a love life that will keep them happy for a few hours hahahaha

the repaving season is coming to an end soon and the work on the roads is still in full swing , as well as all the gas and oil wells being drilled and pipe lines cutting up the fields in the area, the heavy equipment is tearing up the roads as fast as they are fixed, ,,, the 2 seasons here are pothole season and repair season , , they over lap on both ends , , no matter what direction I go , there is No local road not under construction.... new traffic lights going up , 4 way stop signs , dammm I loved living here 40 years ago , no traffic , no one next door to me , just a field filled with BEEF on the hoof , , it is so built up here , we have a food truck with great steak and hot sausage sandwiches right at the corner about a 9 iron shot away from me .... lucky for me he is closed Sundays , or I might just say to hell with cooking today and grab a nice big hot sausage sandwich with peppers and onions ..... fart city hahahaha

well its about time for me to put on some pants , and get going with the rest of my day , so What are you drinking , smoking and cooking today ???
Enjoy, Vince
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#48
Sunday 10/28/18 a very sad day here in da Burgh , yesterday a gunman killed 11 people in Temple during the Saturday Service , the news has been wall to wall since it happened , the police had 4 wounded and the shooter is in the hospital with maultabel gunshots ..... I just dont know what to say . it is just beyond me ...
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#49
Good morning ? afternoon , still not sure, the time change hit last night/ early this morning and we fell back one hour........ STUPID , is all I have to say about it , Pick a time and stick with it , the American Indian said it best,, ONLY the white man would think to cut off the top of the blanket, and sew it to the bottom and you get a longer blanket, ,, we dont need to change the clocks we just adjust to the seasons as they go , its a natural progression , if you live near or on the Equater the change is miniumal , 12 hours of darkness 12 hours of light , the higher or lower you are to the poles is where the big change is , and No one lives at the poles other than scientists, not even the Eskimos live that far north , and I dont think there is an indigenous people on/in antartica . so why bother ??? pick a time and stick with it .

Ok lets get back to the same old BS that has been happening here all the many years , . Before the site was updated , this was a busy place lots of people commenting about all kinds of BS , but over the years it has been just me , I do want it to get back to the way it was. , But I need your help , WHAT are you drinking, smoking and cooking ? whats going on in your life that you want to share?
well to Quote the Judge in Caddy shack ,,,, " we are waiting"


OK its chilly day but sunny here in da burgh , and Breakfast went off with out a hitch a big Bowl of oatmeal with rasins for the boss , I had peanut butter in mine , no need to add sugar just a splash of cream Yummmmmy this mornings coffee was a medium roast Coasta Rica Sunrise from the coffee roaster in New Brighton , Hallowed Grounds .... good stuff, I have a pot of AA Columbian waiting to brew as soon as I finish my pour over cup of Kona , running low so its just one cup today and not a pot. and of course my buddy Don Carlos #3 will be first up , after that I will need to take a better look in the humidor , maybe a Bahia Maduro , a low cost but a favorite of mine , that and the Maria Mancini Magic Mountain Maduro are great hand mades with a LOW price that Taste great , both are under 100 bucks a box ,,, in my 60 plus years smoking cigars I have found a few hidden gems over the years , some are no longer being made and the Humidor has a big space for any of them if I ever find them again ..... Like the White Tubed Perdomo , I have one red tube , left from a signed box from Nick himself ....

As per Usual the hunk O beef is in the oven ......Boring but it keeps the boss happy , and happy wife, happy life ....
The Murder of 11 people last Saturday is still haunting me along with the wounded still in the hospital ,,, it boggles my mind how much Hate can be bottled up in one person , BUT PITTSBURGH IS STRONGER THAN HATE .


My youngest Grandson got a Promotion at work , he is now putting on a white shirt and tie ( well starting in January ) a nice raise and Longer hours he is not happy with that part hahaha . Grandson the elder , still working at owning his own Business , still putting money in the bank , working as many hours a week as he can hahaha , I am PROUD of both of them , they work for what they want ... no safe space or Government hand outs for them , they both pay for everything they want and need, sure I do help out here and there but its from the heart I give , not forced to. ....

I am coming up on my 5000 mile check up with my 2018 Escape , I have a few things that I dont like about it , but I will get in the swim of things some day I was so comfortable in my old Escape , but with 166K , a bit of rust and a leaking sun roof it was time for a change , , the old one has KNOBS and buttons to push this one is all little buttons to touch , need to look down to find the correct button , the old one I could keep my eyes on the road , reach out and feel the difference and the location , bingo I knew what knob to turn or push , I do like the heated seats , as they didnt work in my old one , not crazy about the color of the inside , but it will grow on me , I loved the inside color of the old one a saddle tan , this one is a light gray , the only other choice was BLACK ,,, No way , to hot in the summer and shows all the ash from the cigars , yes I smoke in the car , ,,,, its mine , I will keep it till its dead , like I have most of my cars UNLESS I hit the lottery BIG ,,,m y luck is I will drop dead that day hahahaha

I think its time for a cigar, coffee and some Jazz ,
What are you smoking drinking and eating today ? Enjoy, Vince
 
Feb 21, 2004
2,753
13
159 Knobvue Drive Freedom Pa 15042
#50
Good morning it is Sunday 11/11/18 Veterans day a cold bright sunny day here in da Burgh
A big salute to my brothers and sisters At arms , as a Navy Vet I had a great time , made a few life long friends and some great memories were made


.Since today is Sunday and a beef day here , I made a meatloaf instead of the hunk o chuck , and will be baking some spuds with it and maybe some veg but I have to ask the boss what she wants. Breakfast was Oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar , the coffee was Eathopian and the next pot is a mix of a few different African Coffees , the last of this batch and that one and a pinch of this and that , the cigar is going to be a nice new Opus , no age at all on it just got it this week , a very dark wrapper and a bit of a different band than the standard Opus X , the size is a robusto , so I hope to get to it soon , the heat is on in the Qtr.Deck and it was only 28 inside when the heater went on , so I will be hanging out here in the house till it has a chance to warm up , no reason to be chilled , when it gets up to 60 or higher I will grab a wool shirt and Jeans and park my ass in the Man Chair and get the music started the cigar fired up and the coffee flowing .


Not much going on here , we did have a bit of snow yesterday and some is still left in the shadowed areas of the yard , 99.5 % of the snow is gone , just a few random patches here and there , , the trees have given up most of the leaves and the fall colors were not very nice this year , they went from Green to brown and on the ground is just a few days , it was a rain filled few weeks and lots of wind , not much to look at this year.

No news from the grandsons , and it is time for me to get my pants on and get going on my day ,
What are you cooking ,smoking and drinking today ?
Enjoy, Vince
 

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