I keep trying to get my mom to quit the damn things. I don't bother lecturing her, I just say "Standard anti-smoking lecture"
Yeah, lectures don't seem to do much good.
When I last fell off the wagon, I was going through a bit of drama with my (wonderful) girl-friend; then my father called and, in his well-intentioned but jack-boot manner, he suggested I would be better off quitting.
Suddenly, I really needed a smoke.
Damn that reverse psychology!
It is sooo irritating when you want to do something, then someone pisses you off so you act differently to piss them off. Or when you've changed your mind on something, but you're in "stubborn mode" so you pretend you haven't.
Heh, I come from a long line of stubborn mule-women.
That reverse psychology - when you're playing it on yourself - is a bloody ironic little bastard, isn't it?
God bless the self-destructive impulse. (I don't mean that. My addictive self just used my Dad as an excuse to convince me to crumble.)
You should be stubborn enough to quit (again).
Quoth the man whose ashtray is the source of a filthy plume of smoke as he types.
My mom always told us not to start. Only one of us smokes, I guess Two Out of Three Aint Bad.
Not too bad, no. And at your age, you're unlikely to start now.
Well, I almost started another bad habit.
And I just had a thought: Why isn't it thought of as smoking if the plant isn't tobbaco?
The effects are different. I just came off a 3-week pot-fast, didn't miss it at all. Take away my tobacco for 3 days and I turn into a pathetic, bitchy neurotic (just ask Laura).
That's true. Most people I've talked to about it consider tobbacco use to be as bad as, or worse than, pot use.
As someone who's done both, I can vouch for that. When I have pot around I smoke it somewhat compulsively; when it's not there, I barely think about it. When I'm 6 hours without a cigarette, though, that's about all I can think of.
Also, tobacco doesn't have the benefit of being significantly psychoactive; in other words, it has no good qualities that might, if only arguably, balance the bad.
I've only done the pot, and then only when someone offered to share.
I got really scared off of even trying tobacco when I worked with someone who coulnd't go two hours without a cigarette.
To reiterate: tobacco is a drug with no redeeming virtues. Keep staying away from it, please!
* seconds that comment on the "pathetic, bitch neurotic" comment :) ((it was a good learning experience though))
sleep sweet darling
I can't wait 'till you put me through it, darlin'.
I hate how I quit for 2 years, and smoke again...but not nearly as much as Mike hates it.
I will quit again, but I have too many things I am trying to deal with right now, I can only focus on one at a time...and my weight is more an issue to me than my smoking...although I do notice the phlegm is back *sigh*
And i cough more
I hate how you started after 2 years also - it reminds me that one is never completely safe.
As for weight being an issue, that's a lovely (in the ironic sense) example of we, as human beings, are much more likely to pay attention to immediate things that don't much matter (e.g., a few extra pounds) than we are to abstract consequences (e.g., lung/liver/mouth/throat/breast/etc cancer, emphysema, et fucking al).
I'm reminded of an early song by The Who, all about a kid whom everyone mocked for being tubby. Come the final verse, he was still alive, they were all dead of cancer.
*sigh* indeed. (puff. puff.)
I am gonna go back to looking at the hypnosis
I've been thinking about that (a co-worker's wife just did it - mind you, she was a 2 or 3 cigarettes a day woman). Let us know how it pans out.
well, if you want the link, it is a visual online hypnosis thing I found...i just gotta find it again (i have it saved on my computer, bur can't link you to it)
Don't go rummaging for it, but if/when you come across, I'd appreciate it if you'd send it my way. Who knows? It might be the arrow in my quiver that I'll need when the time comes.
Thanks! I've bookmarked it. If and/or when I try it, I'll be sure to let you know the results.
cool. I like the second one better than the first...I am going to start using it again every night for about 10 minutes
That first bit was **great**. It certainly meets my approval . . . uhmm . . . and yes that was nicely narrated despite my being only slightly embarassed at my intense stench of hypocrasy.
ermm yes. call me @ home this evening if you can ... what are you up to tomorrow? did you want to do something ?
Besides the obvious? Yes, I'd like to something, my darling.
Don't tell me you're going to start again!!!
Laura - shame on you! Bad girl!
im sorry:( and he started again looong ago . . .
It's all apart of my plan, i swear :) and it's *mango tobacco* ... not half the chemicals as is a cigarette... and i roll it myself so if im too lazy i won't smoke..and..erm...i'll stop trying to justify it before geoff kicks my ass
happy thanksgiving ! :)
good afternoon sweet pea...
i hope you got out to hockey and enjoyed yourself! :)
talk to you later one (maybe)
I managed it, sweetie. Had a great time, but I'll be paying for it for the next few days.
I'm glad you had me over yesterday; I enjoyed myself (and not just because I got a little extra time with you!).
Kisses right back at'cha.