Cigars and Cold Weather

Cigars and Cold Weather

Cigars and cold weather: Ways of getting around the winter blues

Well, friends, the check's in the mail. Damned if it's not already time to break out the flannels and let my beard grow in. The lawnmower has already gone into hibernation. Next thing you know I'll be raking leaves, then shoveling snow and scraping ice.

This also marks another year spending my hard-earned paycheck on everything but a heat and ventilation system for my detached garage. Score one for the missus.

What to do now? The way I see it, I have a couple options:


  • Quit smoking cigars

    Ha! C'mon… that's obviously not going to happen.



  • Move someplace warm

    Yeah…maybe when I retire.



  • Invest in Petit Coronas like Rocky Patel Juniors or Famous Buenos Maduritos

    This solution, while inelegant, is probably the most realistic. Doesn't mean I won't ever-so-slightly resent having to fight off shivering outside. On the flip-side, it's a reason to indulge in a generous ration of whiskey.



  • Buy an outdoor propane heater

    Another possibility, but it does nothing to protect against bitter-cold winter wind.



  • Stew in a bath of cigar smoke in a cold (but windless) garage

    It's highly likely that I'll be doing this more than once this winter. This approach requires a post-cigar shower and change of clothes, though.



  • Invest in heat and ventilation for the garage

    This could be just inside the realm of possibility…I need to investigate indoor propane heaters.


Rocky Patel Juniors

If you, too, will know the icy sting of winter this year, I want to hear your suggestions! Is there some option I'm missing here?

If, however, you're from somewhere that's warm year-round, kindly keep your comments to yourself (kidding, of course).

Lou Tenney


When he's not busy writing, editing, smoking cigars, or raising his many, many children, Hayward " "It's Lou, not Hayward" " Tenney spends his days combating confusion about his real name (it's Hayward, but please - call him " "Lou" ") and mourning the matrimonially-induced loss of his moustache (what's he gonna do with all that moustache wax he made?).

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