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Most of the cigar
smokers I know have a stash of hard to find cigars stored away for that
special occasion that never really seems to arrive. The cigars just stay
hidden away never to be smoked, more a trophy than a thing to be consumed
If you are living on the East Coast, or if you know people here, I'm sure
you've heard about the nasty cold that's going around. Well unfortunately
I came down with it a little while ago. Along with feeling miserable with
the congestion and exhaustion, the cold sits on your chest. This final
annoyance makes smoking a cigar one of the last things that you'd want
to do. It lasts for about three and a half weeks, if you're lucky. Now
you're probably thinking, yeah well what has that got to do with lemonade?
Hang on and I'll tell you.
Just before I came down with this malady I had recharged my credo units
with water. Normally this is no great event and not a problem. The humidors
are opened on a fairly regular basis and the humidity never gets too high.
Of course this is when the humidors are opened on a regular basis. Well,
what with being ill and not smoking, the humidors were not opened for nearly
I finally felt well enough to enjoy a cigar, and so I went to my humidors
with great anticipation. I was thinking of having one of the better cigars
as a sort of treat, not one of the special ones, but a good one. I opened
the humidor and looked over the cigars and saw, much to my horror, white
fuzz sprouting up on a few of my precious "special stash" cigars. MOLD!
OH... MY... GAWD! After my heart finally slowed to a reasonable rate, I
realized that only a few of the cigars had mold growing on them, which
was easily wiped off. Now I was in a quandary. These cigars had to be removed
so as not to allow the mold to spread, but I had nowhere to put them except
in a ziplock bag. Those bags wouldn't keep the cigars for long. What to
do? What to do?
Suddenly I remembered the phrase, "when you're handed a bunch of lemons
it's time to make some lemonade". Gee, I thought. Guess I just HAVE to
SMOKE THEM. What a shame, can't let them go bad. Nothing else to do! Hee
Sometimes a glass of lemonade is all you need to make an occasion special.
So, let's raise our glasses and toast lemonade. Let's never forget the
recipe, and may it always be sweet.