I guess the thing to do is drop in here and make introductions.
I live in West Texas and have for most of my life. I started smoking cigars in college and switched to a pipe about 12 years ago. I rarely have a cigar these days, as I'm smitten by pipes.
I have traditionally smoked Va and Va/Per blends, but my tastes are shifting lately to Latakia blends. I'm currently on a kick with Pease's Westminster.
For the last ten or eleven years I've dabbled in making pipes. That's a really fun pursuit, and see there are a few other members here that enjoy that aspect of the hobby.
My favorite part of this hobby is getting to know other folks involved in it. Forums like this one are a great way to do that, and I look forward to participating here.
Thanks for having me.