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Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Miranda Dec 12, 2013. 38 Replies

Gentlemen,I have a group of friends that smoke pipes, often when we're together. However, I have taken a pledge to avoid tobacco, alcohol, etc. I do not mind them smoking around me, and I recognize…Continue

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Adrian Miranda replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"Perhaps already mentioned but the manliest thing, if there is such a thing, would be to have enough discipline to just stop smoking and not let it impact your life or social surroundings.  enjoy the company not the activity."
Dec 12, 2013
MDBuss replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"The tea idea is pretty cool. I gave up alcohol this year (with the exception of a few hiccups) and I find I miss the collector's impulse I get in accumulating a nice selection of scotches or tequilas etc. Tea seems like something I could pick…"
Dec 8, 2013
Tim the Enforcer replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"May I suggest target shooting? You could do a little William Tell with your friends' pipes and shot glasses. Downside is, if you are a bad shot- you'll need new friends."
Dec 6, 2013
Tim the Enforcer replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"Nicely done...that. Good show."
Dec 6, 2013
Tim the Enforcer replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"Plus, if they smart off, you can bonk them on the head with the yo-yo. Do it right and they are out cold all night."
Dec 6, 2013
Michael Weston Mercier replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"Depends on the state"
Dec 6, 2013
Liam replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"You've just inspired me to go out and buy some lollipops. Soon I may become the quirky eccentric sporting a sucker (<-- is that the typical American name for it?). "
Nov 17, 2013
J Byus replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"I like the whittling idea, although depending where this happens the shavings might be obnoxious. I had a group that would always play a low-key card game when we sat around.  Nothing very involved, just so that our hands were doing something…"
Nov 17, 2013
Brad Williams replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"I wrote an article about tea back when I was a reporter:  http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/mar/28/tea-overview/ The internet is very confusing, full of bad and conflicting info about tea, though there are some good materials out there. …"
Nov 14, 2013
Matt T. replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"Not to depart from the original post topic, but you've intrigued me, Brad, and I'd like to get to know more about the world of tea.  How would you recommend I get my feet in the water?  Go out and start buying/trying teas;…"
Nov 14, 2013
Eoghan UiNial replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"Excellent response, exactly what i had in mind when i recommended it to him. Tea is a quite manly pursuit with a rich history as you pointed out, and like any manly hobby it has more to do with how you aproach the hobby then with how society views…"
Nov 14, 2013
Brad Williams replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"Also, you know who they say drank tea almost to the exclusion of water?  THIS GUY:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Selous"
Nov 14, 2013
Brad Williams replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"I also suggest tea.  I acquired the tea taste over here in Asia, where tea houses and tea drinking are a serious institution.  Lots of people, including me, spend 5 or 6 hours at a tea house, talking, snacking, playing cards or mah jong,…"
Nov 14, 2013
Michael D. Denny replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"It's a gift. "
Nov 13, 2013
Regular Joe replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"It is indeed important to be oneself but I just feel like forcing oneself into habits like twiddling with a yo-yo or perpetually sucking on a lollipop is the the opposite of being oneself; it's attempting to artificially ascribe quirky…"
Nov 13, 2013
Eoghan UiNial replied to Garrett Daniel DeMeyer's discussion Manly Habit to Substitute Pipe Smoking
"Excellent reply, all those points are good ones. Although, the act of smoking a pipe is now considered eccentric. So if this fellow becomes eccentric himself, he will just fit in more with the group. I myself am a proud eccentric. The key thing to…"
Nov 12, 2013

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