Peace on Earth, good will toward men.
I have two beautiful sons who taught me the real meaning of unconditional love, and who have made me love Christmas again. For so many years I ran from the ghosts of Christmas.....the specters of friends and family no longer present who I deeply missed, the trail of wreckage caused by a life lived to excess, loss I couldn't cope with. The joy was gone for me and this time of year just reminded me how empty I was.
Slowly the wounds healed and as I built a family of my own I relearned the most important thing; that there is nothing more important in this world than to love and to be loved. You are never too far gone or too far away from redemption. You have to make yourself vulnerable to reap life's greatest reward, and it's worth it. Every bit of it. For no matter how successful you are, no matter how great your achievements, it's all empty and meaningless without people. People are the only thing in this world with any real importance. The rest is just dust.
I really try to apply that to how I deal with people outside of my immediate circle. All people were children once, and when you look at it that way, it's hard to dislike anyone. Every human being is deserving of your good will. Some won't be interested in it, but that's ok. They've just forgotten what's really important in life. They've forgotten that they were once children. Hopefully they'll remember someday.
So I am spending my Christmas with the people who are the most important to me: the lovely Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein, who is the smartest, strongest, most beautiful woman in the world; and little Igor and his big brother, The Creature. I love you boys so much. You have given me more happiness in my life than anything I could have imagined. I love you all beyond words, Merry Christmas.
And to you, the readers of Vapenstein, I thank all of you who have joined me as I began this particular journey. It's only been 8 weeks, but I feel that I have laid down a solid foundation. I will continue to devote myself to giving you the best vaping content that I can. Vapenstein truly is a labor of love, and I hope that comes through in the words on the page. Vapenstein is my gift to you, and I hope you find value in it.
I wish each and every one of you the merriest of Christmases. I hope you find yourself surrounded with people you love and who love you. I hope that all of your Christmas dreams come true, and I hope the new year brings you prosperity and happiness. Merry Christmas!
These sentiments are just as true this year as they were last year and the year before. I hope that you're with the people you love and who love you, and I hope you have at least some of what you wanted for yourself in 2013 here at the end of another year. God bless you, every one. Merry Christmas!
I had kind of put this one on the back burner because I'm not nuts about alcohol infused tobacco. I'm low on juice I haven't reviewed yet, so I grabbed this one from The Juice Cellar this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to read the product description. Apparently this juice is not a bourbon flavored tobacco vape, but an Oriental tobacco extract. At least the product description would have me believe that. Excellent.
Tobacco is tobacco. The different types we smoke are not individual species, but merely cultivars of the same plant. Crazy huh? Virginia, Carolina, Burley, Oriental, all wildly different due to nothing more than climate and chemical composition of the soil they grow in. Perique, Cavendish, Kentucky and Latakia don't count because with all four there is a process involved.
Most cigarettes are a mix of Burley and Virginia tobacco, but if you're a Camel fan then you've been smoking Oriental. I find the flavor of Oriental to be dry and less sweet, and depending on the tobacco it can also have wonderful sour and/or bitter notes. It's naturally low in sugar and nicotine. On its own I find it a little dull, but mix it with some Virginia and Latakia and you have pure nirvana.
Nick makes a great tobacco extract, and today we're vaping his Goodejuice Wild Turkey Tobacco. I will be vaping this 18mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306.
This review has been a long time coming. VS Tampa was my all day vape for the first few months I started vaping. A year and a half later it's still just about the only thing that Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein likes to vape.
I still like to vape a bottle of VS juice now and then. Plus I have to keep Mrs. Doctor in Tampa. Recently when momma was just about out of juice I threw a 15ml of Vapor Station VS4 on the order. For some reason I had never gotten around to vaping this one.
On paper VS4 sounds great. It seems to me that I remember hearing that it was the product of Vapor Station's first attempt at an RY4, but they went back to the drawing board because this one tasted like toffee instead of caramel. Lucky for us, because this is a solid vape, and a nice variation on the RY4 theme.
Let's get right to the action. I will be vaping this 24mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306. I never realized that VS juice was mostly 60/40 to 50/50, but it explains why they're ever so slightly less atty friendly. Very thin for so much VG though.
New product launches and sick dogs have prevented me from writing for the last couple of weeks. I have overdue kudos to dish out to Vapenstein Super Minion Micki Bingham, who was the winner of the trivia sweepstakes on the Vapenstein Facebook page. Congratulations Micki, and thanks for playing!
Today I have a juice from our old friend Todd Gano at Vaperite, Vaperite Organic 2x Butterscotch.
Some years back I used to spend every Sunday at a friend's house, hanging out and relaxing. Various substances were smoked, take out bar food was eaten, and the standing house rule was that if anyone mentioned the name of a certain local ice cream chain that person would be making the ice cream run. My favorite and the only item I ever bought for myself was the biggest butterscotch malt they sold. Frosty heaven in a waxed paper cup. Sugar, butter and milk, just like caramel. The emphasis of butterscotch is brighter and more focused on the butter.
Let's take this 16mg non-dairy confection into The Lab, where I will be vaping it at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306.
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