The Gunslinger said, "My advice to you is to get yourself a Holy Book, then learn how to pray."
The Preacherman said, "My advice to you is to get yourself a gun, then learn how to shoot."
The Politician said, "My advice to you is to get yourself free of superstitions and weapons, then learn how to trust in me."


BLOG TRIGGER WARNING: "OMG! OMG! Guns have triggers!" Well, yeah, but so do NORK NUKES. It's best that you waddle on over to your safe space and assume the universal kissin' position.

REQUISITE BLOG DISCLAIMER: Entries at this blog are akin to good old-fashioned campfire chats; I offer no opinion on what you should or should not purchase, or what you should be using or doing. What does or does not work for me could be many country-miles away from your tastes and your needs. Any products, places, and / or whatnots that I review for this blog are purchased at retail price by me. I do not accept payment, gifts, discounts, freebies, products on loan, demon alcohol, drugs, probation, parole, Presidential Pardons, or any flavor of sexual favor for doing any review.

EU TRACKING COOKIE NOTICE: The Almighty Google bakes those scrumptious cookies and whatever Google cooks up means everything related is up for sale. We appreciate our many visitors from inside and outside of the USA and feel obligated to mention that YOUR RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS MAY KNOW THAT YOU WERE HERE and they may not approve of you perusing the blog entries regarding GUNS ... KNIVES ... SELF-DEFENSE ... CORRUPT POLITICIANS ... SELF-SERVING ROGUE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ... GOVERNMENT SPYING ON CITIZENS ... Human Rights ... Freedom of Speech ... Life ... Liberty ... Pursuit of Happiness ... War isn't Peace ... Slavery isn't Freedom ... Ignorance is Weakness ... and all that other crazy "subversive" kind of stuff that worries the living hell out of the dictatorial elite.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

One year of abstinence

In 1997, after 35-years of smoking, I quit for health reasons and toughed it out until Memorial Day in 2006 when I again took solace in tobacco. With the help of nicotine gum, I am again in a period of abstinence from smoking that so far has lasted one year.

It is common for people with life-long depression to be life-long smokers. Without a doubt, I will someday again enjoy the comfort, and suffer the consequence of bad health, from smoking cigars. I love tobacco smoke, I was hooked from the first puff, and the addiction will stay with me until I die. In the meantime, I am choosing to give it a rest.


Crustyrusty said...

I quit on May 29, 2007. I haven't had any cravings, but I managed to gain 35 pounds over what I was. The food intake is just now starting to ease up.

Good luck to you, brother.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Congrats on quitting! I know well the subsequent weight gain... I be working on that too ;)

My guess is that nothing makes you want to light-up more than hearing anti-smokers proposing more freaking anti-smoking laws...

Crustyrusty said...

Actually, I can't stand to be around it now... even in front of Wally World, if someone lets loose a cloud of smoke, I can't flippin' breathe. I guess that's God's way of guaranteeing I never do it again.

As far as laws go, I feel that people shouldn't be exposed to 2nd hand smoke involuntarily. Other than that, if someone wants to run an establishment and let folks smoke, that's their business. I don't have to go in there.

Steve said...


James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Thanks Steve.

Borepatch said...

Congrats. Never was a smoker, but giving up drinking was pretty interesting. Good luck.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Thanks Ted. Drinking bourbon was something I once loved as much as smoking cigars...