It’s the Holiday Season – Again

| November 26, 2018

Well my faithful followers and lovers of the leaf, the Holiday Season is upon us and that means lots of food, lots of drinking and hopefully lots of fine cigars to top it all off.   This is the time of year that we normal folks act a little nicer, dig a little deeper and try not […]

Cigar Night: Take 2

| April 5, 2018

Just when you think spring is close, we get another snow storm.  Is anybody else sick of freezing their ash off while trying to enjoy cigar?  As a true Wisconsinite, it’s my duty to complain about winter and the fact that it seems like it’s never going to end.  It’s also in our DNA to […]

We survived another year!

| January 2, 2018

Happy New Years to all you stogie chompin’, Whiskey drinkin’ crazy-ass clowns out there!  We made it through another year and since 2018 is already underway, I’m sure most of you guys are back to the grind and ready to get another year rolling right along.  Unfortunately we have no Packers playoff football to keep […]

Light one up

| May 1, 2017

Did you know that in the state of Wisconsin, it is illegal to grill without drinking a beer? No really.  I’m sure I read it on the internet or was told so by some guy that works at General Beverage.  If it isn’t a law, it damn well should be.  There is nothing that goes […]

Six more weeks of suck

| February 3, 2017

Six more weeks of winter predicted by that pudgy little quadruped from Pennsylvania known as Punxsutawney Phil. (hey we a have a Phil in our group also) He poked his fuzzy little rodent head out of his burrow (not our Phil, the other one) and cast a shadow on the ground which emphatically means six […]

My love of the leaf

| January 19, 2017

I get asked this question all the time, “When did you start smoking cigars?” I usually offer up one of my typical smart-ass responses like, when I realized they weren’t going to smoke themselves. Helping select a cigar for a newbie connoisseur the other day got me thinking about my first venture into the world […]

This tastes like…………

| January 11, 2017

Are you aware that people eat hummus, and then they buy more so they can eat it again? To me that’s like breaking your arm and then asking somebody to re-break your arm again.  But people also think that Coors Light is a quality beer.  This just goes to show you that there is no […]

You’re adequate just the way you are

| December 29, 2016

We’re about to kick the year 2016 square in its ball sack and greet another wonderful twelve months worth of bitching and complaining into our homes. Step on in 2017 and please wipe your feet on the rug before you fuck up my house.  Can you honestly say that you’re happy another year has passed?  […]

Twas Cigar Night before Christmas…

| December 23, 2016

Twas the night before Christmas and in my humidor It was packed full of cigars but there was still room for more The ash trays were placed on the table with care Because yours truly,  The Cigar Soldier soon would be there The Stogies were nestled all snug in a box While I was sipping […]

You’re blocking me? I’m blocking YOU!

| December 15, 2016

Our annual Cigar Club Christmas party was a huge success and that obviously means that the “Holiday Season” is now in full swing. For many people, that is a great thing. Unfortunately for others, they have to deal with the fact that some members of their family may not be on speaking terms due to […]

It’s not all off limits

| November 2, 2016

You would think that I have lots of important things going on in my life because it’s been about a bazillion weeks since I’ve had enough spare time to sit down and type out my mental ramblings on the ol’ computer thingy so they can get posted on that there inter-web. Hey, thanks again Al Gore for […]

The Cigar Soldier is Back!

| November 4, 2015

Hey monkeys, remember me? Yes, it’s the one and only CIGAR SOLDIER back wasting time on the internet. For now…… We had an awesome October Cigar Night at Flounders and who would have ever thought we would have been sitting in an open garage sipping drinks and puffing stogies with nothing but a light jacket […]

Cigar University

| September 4, 2015

Title: Cigar UniversityLocation: Titletown TobaccoDescription: Cigar University September 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Event Navigation « My Father Cigars – Cigar EventNomad Cigars – Cigar Event » facebook_event_1016794621694230 Are you new to cigars and would like to learn about them, or are you an old pro always wanting to know more about cigars? […]

My Father Cigar Event

| September 4, 2015

Title: My Father Cigar EventLocation: Titletown Tobacco and Prohibition LoungeDescription: Details Date: September 17 Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Event Category: Cigar Event Event Tags: Cigar, My Father Cigars Venue Prohibition Lounge at Titletown Tobacco 159 N Broadway St Green Bay, WI 54303 United States Phone: 9209408530 Website: Organizer Prohibition Lounge at Titletown […]

Cigar and Rum Pairing

| September 4, 2015

Title: Cigar and Rum PairingLocation: Titletown Tobacco and Prohibition LoungeLink out: Click hereDescription: Rum and Cigar Pairing September 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Event Navigation « Blue Ribbon MondayMy Father Cigars – Cigar Event » facebook_event_433312700208873 Enjoy a Flor de Las Antillas cigar from My Father Cigars (Cigar Aficionado’s #1 cigar for 2012). […]

Dancing with the Devil

| September 4, 2015

Last couple weeks have been tough for me, passing of a good friend Scotti and my own problems. You see I wanted to get the garage done for the winter , insulate, sheet and paint so I can heat it and have a multi functional area to thaw out frozen ATVs and smoke cigars and […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!   From The Brotherhood of the Leaf See you guys on December 3rd for our Annual Christmas Party Cigar Exchange.

It’s the giving of thanks time

| November 13, 2013

Well boys and girls, it appears that another year of outdoor smoking has officially come to an end and I can’t help but notice we’re rapidly approaching the Holiday Season.  The constant ads and overstocked store shelves loaded with Christmas goodies help remind me as well.  The recent cold snap has got my state of Wisconsin set […]

Events? We got em’.

| June 5, 2013

I haven’t forgotten about you my faithful readers of The Cigar Soldier.  It’s just that I’ve been so busy this summer that I haven’t had much time in front of my keyboard to spread my useless wisdom.  Checking the calendar I can’t believe that we’re already cruising into June and will be closing in on […]

Get your own!

| April 15, 2013

From the way the weather is acting here in Northeastern Wisconsin, you would think winter is on its way in instead of on its way out.  Mother Nature sure has been a real bitch lately.  Yet we do our best to deal with it in the hope that Summer will bring us many long days filled […]

Tough Decisions

| March 20, 2013

It’s not my burger joint of choice, but every now and then I swing past a Mickey D’s to grab me a sammy for lunch when I don’t have time for anything else. I know that fast food is bad for you and I should take better care of myself and yadda, yadda, yadda. Who […]

The Real Deal

| February 12, 2013

Social networking sites can be a great tool. Heck I personally use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for both personal and business reasons as well as for The Brotherhood of the Leaf. They are a great way to stay in touch with friends, colleagues, classmates and of course for groups like ours to spread the word […]

Welcome 2013

| January 2, 2013

Happy New Years to all you stogie chompin’, Whiskey drinkin’ crazy ass clowns out there!  We made it through another year and 2013 is already underway so I’m sure most of you guys are back to the grind and ready to get another year rolling right along.  We do have some Packers playoff football to keep […]

My Night Before Christmas

| December 21, 2012

Twas the night before Christmas and in my humidor It was packed full of cigars but there was still room for more The ash tray was placed on the table with care Because yours truly,  The Cigar Soldier soon would be there The Stogies were nestled all snug in a box While I was sipping single […]

Tis the seaon

| November 30, 2012

Well my faithful followers and lovers of the leaf, the Holiday Season is upon us and that means lots of food, lots of drinking and hopefully lots of fine cigars to top it all off.   This is the time of year that we normal folks act a little nicer, dig a little deeper and try not […]

Happy Thanksgiving

| November 20, 2012

From Cigar Night Online and The Brotherhood of the Leaf,   Happy Thanksgiving!   See you on December 4th for our Annual Christmas Party – Cigar Exchange.

You’re a cool dude man

| September 7, 2012

I have never claimed to be “cool”.  I know that in fact I am, but I don’t like to brag about it in front of you guys.  Have you ever been in a situation where you almost felt like you were looking at yourself from the outside and thought, what the hell am I doing?  Yeah, […]

More than a game to me

| August 30, 2012

This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and that means cooler nights for my cigars on the deck and FOOTBALL!!  Now by football I mean the American game where blood and guts are spilled on the gridiron as warriors go to battle every Sunday for a chance to hold the famed Lombardi trophy.  Not the game that every […]

I’m starving for a big soda

| August 27, 2012

It’s time once again to be pissed off so please do not read the following post.  You are being warned that the content below is plastered with gross vulgarity so I urge you to not read any further.  For you brave ones out there, proceed with caution. I really didn’t think it was worth writing  about this since it is not technically brand […]

So how’s yer Summer Eh?

| July 31, 2012

Waz up my loyal subjects?  Yes, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve had the chance to connect to you cigar chompin neanderthals so I figured it’s time to share the wisdom of the Cigar Soldier to those in need.  Actually, I just like telling you guys how fun it is to be me once […]

It is warm out there

| July 6, 2012

The next person that says “hot enough for ya” is gonna get punched in the sack!  Well probably not, but it is kinda warm throughout much of the country.  Not sure why we’re all so surprised because it did this last year at about the same time.  Oh and it has done it every freakin […]

Admit it, you missed me.

| May 25, 2012

Whoa!  It has been quite a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and share my most intimate thoughts with you schmucks.  Since my last post I started a new job and opened up an office in Green Bay making my days filled with actual work severely limiting my free time to play on the computer.  I […]

It’s only football?

| January 17, 2012

Yeah yeah yeah, my favorite football team lost so go ahead and heap it on.  I can handle the onslaught  of Cheeshead remarks and all the jokes about my Packers so if you feel the need to kick a man when he’s down, then giddy up and get it out of your system.  I’ll guess that […]

Frozen Stogies

| January 10, 2012

Happy New Year my Brothers and Sisters!  I hope you all survived the Holiday madness with only a few traumatic emotional scars to show from spending all that “quality time” with the family.  More importantly, I hope you found time to enjoy a few cigars to celebrate the jolly ol’ fat man and christen in yet […]

The “Holidays” are here

| November 22, 2011

I was watching a local morning show and one of the reporters was interviewing a near deceased woman who apparently was a “Holiday Tree Decorating Expert”.  First off, they are called Christmas Trees.  Stop watering shit down in a useless attempt to not offend people because in doing so you’re guaranteed to piss off the original group.  […]

Leaf my cigars alone!

| October 13, 2011

I love fall.  The cool temps and beauty of the great outdoors make this time of year in Wisconsin some of my favorite few months of the year.  To tip the scales even more into Falls favour, we have baseball playoffs, college football in full swing and of course my Green Bay Packers.  Who are 5 and 0 […]

Don’t bug me when I’m thinking about nothing

| October 10, 2011

There are times when I just want to sit back and think about nothing.  Most of the guys reading this will understand that comment but many women just don’t get it.  That’s the difference in how our brains function.  Except for those discerning women who enjoy cigars (becasue I think they may have some insight on […]

On Wisconsin!

| September 29, 2011

Hey East Coast, SUCK IT!  Yeah that’s right!  My Packers are 3-0, my Badgers are ranked #7 in the country and the Brew Crew is in the NLDS on Saturday.  Middle America is making the news and it’s a damn good time to be a Wisconsin sports fan right now.  That’s not the reason I […]

Absorb this!

| September 20, 2011

Seven days without a cigar is a week and three weeks with no cigars is torture.  Well my boys and girls, I went THREE weeks with no stogies and I have learned that a life with no cigars is no life at all.  That jerk-off David Blain had it easy freezing himself in a block of […]

Cigars are addicted to ME!

| August 5, 2011

One of our local politicians here in Northeast Wisconsin has gotten himself into trouble. Again.  Big surprise huh?  Sheboygan mayor Bob Ryan made the news two years ago after being recorded while drunk making sexually explicit remarks about a female relative of his and again a year later while tying one on with his brother in a local […]

It’s back baby!

| July 28, 2011

Are you ready for some football?!  Oh hell yeah I am!  I’m not sure if you guys are aware of it or not, but my Packers won the Super Bowl last year and Aaron Rogers was the MVP of the game.  SUCK IT OLD MAN FAVRE!  I’m not hating here, I’m speaking my mind about an adulterous […]

It’s all good my Brothers

| July 21, 2011

Wow, it’s been a warm one this week!   The dork in the schleppy suit standing in front of the big weather map with all his fancy storm tracking equipment just told me that our region has not experienced a heat wave this severe since 1995.  It’s what they’re calling a “heat dome” that has become […]

It’s news to me!

| July 13, 2011

Most of you guys that have been doing what I tell you to do (which is follow me like the Branch Davidian members followed David Koresch) know I purposely try to avoid the news.  But on a side note, Koresh claimed to be the final prophet that would impregnate Lois Roden and their resulting child would be “the chosen one”.  I […]

I wanna care

| June 21, 2011

As I’m driving to work this morning, I get passed up by one of these over done up wanne-be race cars like you see in the Too Fat Bi-curious movies or what ever the hell they’re called cause I can’t watch that crap.  Anyhow, he has one of these huge No Fear stickers on his back […]

Power Tools

| June 10, 2011

I’ve been so preoccupied with the eventual advancement of summer here in the Midwest  that I’ve done a fairly good job of blocking out most major news stories because, well, on my deck with a cigar in hand I honestly don’t give a shit what Anthony Dick is doing with his Weiner.  Or I guess this […]

Yep, we have lots planned

| June 2, 2011

It just actually may finally be Summer outside.  About friggin’ time eh boys? That of course means the gals are wearing little to nothing and that (usually) is a good thing.  I guess what I’m saying is that if the back pockets on your Jordache are a foot apart, Daisy Dukes are not a look […]

Cohibas and Cartoons

| May 10, 2011

It’s about damn time it starts getting nice outside becasue this winter has lasted WAY too long.  Global warming eh Al?  You arrogant douche bag.  We can finally stay outside long enough to finish an entire cigar without getting cold fingers or needing to wear a stocking hat so that should make you all happy little […]

The Bad Kind of Spam

| April 12, 2011

I sat down at the computer just to check my email and it dawned on me that I have four different email addresses that I use on a daily basis.  Each one does have it’s specific purpose because I try to separate my work, home and cigar related stuff from one another but like Kristie Alley’s dietitian, it […]

Porn and Hot Pockets

| April 7, 2011

First of all, thank you to all the guys (and gals) that made it out to Cigar Night on the 5th.  I had an absolute blast kicking back with my Brothers and my stomach still hurts from laughing so much.  I always look forward to our nights and this past one again proves that we […]

Spring! Well, Almost

| March 9, 2011

Happy Hump day my boys!  Not sure if you noticed, but here in the Midwest we’re getting another six or so inches of snow which means I’ll be firing up the ol’ snow blower again when I get home from work to toss some flakes around.  That means I’ll have to come up with some […]