Events to smoke
As a smoker, I can admit, that every occasion is a “smoking party” for me.
Two or three day before the occasion starts, I will go to my favorite store in order to purchase an appropriate cigar that will fit the specific occasion. Fro the moment I bought it, I cant wait till the event starts, sometimes smoking the cigar can be even more exiting then the event itself (reminds me my own wedding), so that’s why I mark, these 10 occasions as my “cigar highlights”.
1) A Wedding
Though a lot of brides won't smoke cigars during their wedding, with fear that they will get ash on their white dress, the father-of-the-bride is nearly required to light one. Unable to secure llamas or cattle, since the fad of arranged marriages has disintegrated, the dowry of this century is a cigar and the father-of-the-bride deserves to be rewarded one. He's celebrating his daughter's growing up, the addition of a son-in-law, and the low interest rate on the credit card he used to pay for the wedding.
2) Christmas Eve
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, everyone was smoking, yes, even the mouse. Christmas Eve is another season of festivities, a time to enjoy the finer people and the finer things in life. Some even say that Santa himself is a cigar smoker; it's not Rudolph's nose but a lit cigar guiding the sleigh from rooftop to rooftop. Perhaps this is the reason he is so jolly.
3) The Birth of a Child
If cigars could talk, "It's a Boy," or "It's a Girl" would tea party as their personal mantras. Everyone has the picture in their head of the jolly, red-faced father hiding in an unseen crevice of a smoke-free hospital, taking a few quick drags. Cigars have become the epitome of celebration and cutting the head off a cigar upon the birth of a child is often as monumental as cutting the cord itself.
Some of the goals of Thanksgiving are to watch football, eat yourself into oblivion, and relax in a recliner, a spot of drool hanging down your chin. It's a time of gluttony and joy, where everyone is grateful for family, friends, health, and not being born a turkey. After a good meal, there is no better way to top it off than with a good cigar. A good cigar gives you flavor, closure from your feast, and another reason to be grateful.
5) While Gambling
Not just the mandatory cigars required at poker games, but also while enjoying those free cocktails when playing blackjack or the slots at a casino.
6) Your Birthday
It’s your day, do whatever you want, as long as you celebrate.
7) While Enjoying an Aesthetic Experience
Smoking a cigar will enhance and prolong an aesthetic experience. Do you remember that movie about a Vacation starring Chevy Chase, the one where he and his family visited the Grand Canyon on their trip west? They drove all that way to get there, then after taking just a quick look he says something like, “Well, there it is”, then they drive away. With a view like that, you have to stop and smell the cigar smoke.
8) A Promotion
It nearly seems that those who get promoted are required to smoke cigars; it is as if their very promotion depends on it. Someone who can't seize the moment by puffing on a Habano or a Montecristo may be asked to clean out their office then frisked to make sure they aren't stealing any staplers or paper clips. The reason for this image is simple: cigars command respect, as do those who smoke them. And, those are often the type of people businesses want climbing their corporate ladder.
9) It's the Weekend!
It’s time to celebrate, relax, and just enjoy a smoke.
10) The Fourth of July
Celebrate your freedom. that is what cigar smoking is all about. Besides, a lit cigar is the best way to ignite fireworks.