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11 November 2002 @ 11:11 am
Most of you know how often I say I'm going to quit smoking. For those of you who don't, I say it a lot.
Lately, I've been really nauseous, especially in the morning, but also whenever I'm smoking. I'll come close to throwing up a lot. So, since today is Veteran's Day (which will make it easier to remember), I've decided to go on the patch, and quit smoking. I've got something for my hands to do (juggling), and I plan on getting some toothpicks soon.

Since I've done this before (and always managed to slip and fall), the one thing I remember very well is that if I can make it through the first two weeks, the rest isn't so hard. So wish me luck. I may slip a little, but I don't intend to fall.

And on Slashdot, behold the Anime flame wars.
Current Music: Orbital - The Box (Long Edit)
Never shoot smack in Cincinnatisharpshinyclaws on November 11th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC)
Wars like that leave me divided.
On one hand? I'd love to join and post just to bitch them all out for having nothing better to do with their time.
On the other hand? I have better things to do with me time.

ha! that was the funniest thing I've said all day.
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Haikudiscoflamingo on November 11th, 2002 09:37 am (UTC)
Aw yeeuh . . .
Damn straight - you are post-modern (like a picnic).
la femme stygiangunn on November 11th, 2002 09:41 am (UTC)
Re: Aw yeeuh . . .
I thought picnics were badass/hardcore, not "post-modern".

Also? I'm thoroughly willing to aid you in your attempt to quit smoking. I vow 1) not to smoke around you, 2) to find some of those neat minty toothpicks, 3) to find you some lollypops/suckers if you so desire.
masui on November 11th, 2002 07:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Aw yeeuh . . .
no. picnics are racist.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on November 11th, 2002 09:49 am (UTC)
*big grin*

also, American Cancer Society has its great american smokeout on the 21st.

atelierlune on November 11th, 2002 10:25 am (UTC)
Positive Reinforcement
I know it's been really difficult for you, but you can do it.

You think candy/cookies might help?


Geez, I should know your favorite by now..........
Scooperrighteousson on November 11th, 2002 02:17 pm (UTC)
quitting is for winners
dude, if i can..... check it, my young friend. there is a product out there that truly makes a difference. there is one serious catch: cost. it is called welbutrin. there's another name for it, but it is the same thing. zyban? anyway, i started taking a pill twice a day and thirteen days later i quit smoking. i was hoping to surprise cameron when he comes down, but your health is more important. go to a doctor, hopefully your regular doctor, and tell him you want to stop. tell him you want zyban or welbutrin. he'll give you a prescription and hopefully some free samples. i would even _ask_ for free samples. two weeks after you start taking the pill, tell yourself you are done. by that point, you should have smoked less and less. without even trying! i was amazed at how many cigarettes i had left over every night for those two weeks. and i didn't gain any weight either. well, not from quitting. the only problem is you have to keep taking the pill for six months and it costs about as much as brand a cigarettes. but you can do it, dude. you can. it's an anti-depressant, just like nicotine. it replaces the edge you get from smoking. i haven't had a cigarette in um.... what's today's date? anyway.... since august 17. i feel great, and everything smells great. i don't wake up and cough and gag. wouldn't that feel great. keep thinking how great it will be. focus. you can do it!
you're the man, doc.
boat drinks,
Scooperrighteousson on November 11th, 2002 02:20 pm (UTC)
wow, did i really sound like a pyramid schemer? sorry.... i just want what's best for you, doc.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 11th, 2002 02:52 pm (UTC)
No, you don't sound like a pyramid schemer - I just can't go on it right now, since I'm on a different anti-depressant. (Effexor) The patches worked for me before, so I'm going to go with that again.

Thanks for me thinking of me though. :)
Scooperrighteousson on November 11th, 2002 03:05 pm (UTC)
s'okay, man. too bad about the mixed prescription thing. i hear good things about the patch. ever seen that "news radio" ep where phil hartman goes on the patch? definitely my favorite episode ever.
hey, check it out it's "mirror mirror" on star trek right now!
your agonizer. no mr. spock! your agonizer, PLEASE! ARRRGH!
--slain man
Dierindierin on November 11th, 2002 04:08 pm (UTC)
gragh. WHY did I click on the "anime flame wars..." I've got a huge rant coming. Sorry to post this here, but I had to unburden myself...

Good luck, Doc.
Scottscott_lynch on November 11th, 2002 09:38 pm (UTC)
Kick your own ass, Doc. I don't get preachy about friends and associates that smoke, when they smoke... I figure adult human beings are capable of making their own decisions, good or bad. But there's nothing at all wrong with kicking that fucking awful habit when you think it's your time to do so.

My great-grandfather smoked from his teens into his late 70s (I remember how he would unhook the portable oxygen tank he had to cart around before he lit up...). I've always wondered how the hell it feels to heap a layer of black fucking tar on your respiratory system in addition to all the usual aches and pains of aging. Damn, I'd rather be eaten by a shark.

Hell, even a nasty doughnut habit is healthier than the cancer sticks... mmmm. Doughnuts. Gotta go.

Keep with it--