Sorry, Tom :D
I don't mind bringing smokes for other people, I'd be more than happy to do it. I just worry that I'd completely screw it up is all. Like I think it would be difficult for a new Scotch drinker to pick a Scotch that I might really enjoy. Don't get me wrong I'd appreciate the effort but I'd be a little embarassed to provide someone with the worst smoke they have every had.
I think the answer for me is simply when I go to herf's to buy sticks off of c25's top 25 list specifically for the purpose of the herf (cause I'm probably not read for those yet.
And Iíd think that while I was giving you guys the kindergarten smokes that youíd be handing me these lethal weapons of good taste. And while Iím not trying to impress anyone Iíd be embarrassed if someone gave me a Ferrari and I reciprocated with a Ford. Somewhere here it says ďPay it forward is a lifestyleĒ and Iím completely OK searching out interesting cigars that old heads may not have tried yet so I can hold up my side of the bargain even if I may not be ready for those smokes myself.
Donít get me wrong Iím not a rich guy but as Iíve seen many 9+ rated cigars that a lot of guys have not tried yet (according to reviews) that could be had for $15 or less I think I can do my part to make sure BOTL (my first cigar acronym!!!!!!!) can have an interesting and hopefully even amazing smoke. And if it isnít at a B&M (Iím on a roll now!!!!!) I can supply Scotch to beat the band.
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Crap, why do I always takke a good thing too farÖÖ.
As far as herfing goes,everyone wants to see you not what you have.Hell,it will be a year for me at CS on the 15th.
I've already been to 3 or 4 herfs in Alexandria at RGDs.I've hosted 3,traveled to 1 and another is coming up.There will be some herfs around the beltway this summer,you can count on that.We'd love to see you come.
If you can contribute something you like(not cigars),like Scotch maybe:dr
thats great.Most importantly bring you!:D
By the way,my names Dave...Whats yours?(did i miss it?)
As has been mentioned....enjoy the herf experience. It's as much about the camaraderie as it is the smokes. In fact, I swear to you, even some of the sticks that I have had on other occasions that I found to be somewhat bland, I have found at a herf that those sticks taste incredibly delicious.
Do NOT be intimidated by your assortment of sticks you're bringing to the herf...with the exception, perhaps, of White Owls, Dutch Masters, Swisher Sweets, and the like! Bring sticks that you personally enjoy to the herf, and gift them to those in attendance. I typically like to take an abundance of sticks, either a humi or traveldor filled with a random variety. When I go...it is my intent that I DO NOT want to come home with the sticks I brought. They are my gift to those in attendance. I have never been disappointed yet...because I come home with both a great experience, some excellent sticks that I have either purchased at the herf location or were gifted to me, and without doubt...some of the finest new friends and brothers that you'll ever want! Don't sweat the herf etiquette stuff...relax and have a great time.
Lastly, it is customary that you pay for the first two lap dances for each of the brothers, if held at a strip club. If not...then a bottle of Crown Royal for each brother in attendance always works nicely, as well. :ss
jkim, thanks for asking the question- I'm sure there's more than myself and the few that chymed in that needed some clarification.