Wow! This site has the most professional on-boarding process I've ever seen! The welcome message and videos are great, I'm looking forward to a great place to hang out!
I started smoking cigars and pipes in high school and college and got away from it for a bit. I used to smoke J.R. Ultimates back in my Air Force days, but they are not the cigar they were 25 years ago. Now my normal favorite is a Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur, although I like experimenting a bit. I favor medium strength, full-bodied cigars with natural wrappers, although a Maduro is nice now and then.
In pipes, I favor the economy lines of good pipe makers like Eriksen by Nording or Savinelli and I love traditional English blends, and some of the more natural (less highly flavored) aromatics. I just finished a bowl of Dunhill Morning Pipe in an Eriksen #09. I have a half dozen, cobs, too, so I will fit right in with the "non-snob" feeling around here. Thanks to BillyGoat for inviting me here!
Well, gotta go look around a bit and see what's here. I already spotted a gun forum. I think I'm going to like it here!
P.S. about Philly, my family is there, but I work in Lisle Il, and have a caveman apartment here. Just a futon, a microwave on a TV tray and a plastic patio table and chair. I'm dating myself, but I say if I had a lava lamp and a beanbag chair, I'd feel like I was back in College!