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August 24, 2006

Urge

Filed under: mental notes, No Smoking — fohat @ 8:22 pm

Is it Thursday? I think I’ve been in a bit of a time vortex of late. I recently found some On-Line Piano Lessons and I’m up to the note names on the keys. This will be approximately the 4th attempt for me at learning to play the piano. I figure since I’m on my nth attempt to quit smoking, it couldn’t hurt. The first time I attempted to learn the piano, I believe I was about 8 years old or so. It’s funny, I remember that my mom let me walk to the lessons and back without her. I think that might have been a bigger deal to me then the piano lessons. They were accross the street and the teacher was someone she knew, and I don’t recall going to many of them. The next time I tried to learn was around high school sometime, and then again a couple years after that. I think I might be able to do it myself If I can keep going with it. That’s always been the problem: Attention span the size of a peanut. It might even just span the circumference. I bet I spelled that wrong.

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August 16, 2006

The second day

Filed under: No Smoking — fohat @ 12:44 am

went better then the first, but only by a slim margin; and by slim, I mean thinner then an atom. Hi, my name is Slim Margin. Irregardlessly, I haven’t smoked anything in about 48 odd hours (or perhaps even) and it’s a very weird feeling. I noticed today how bad the stairwell in the parking garage smelled and wished I had a smoke to block it out. Just 2 days and the “old factory” is springing back to life. Maybe tomorrow someone will wear some nice perfume or something. Maybe that someone will be me. I don’t have any perfume though, so it might be tricky. I told some women at the lunch table that I thought it would be cool to come into work wearing a kilt. They told me that if it was me doing it, they wouldn’t give it a second thought. At first I was considering being offended by that comment (that I invited), however I ended up feeling proud that my freakness is still going strong- Now with new and improoved non-smoking flavour goodness sealed for freshness not available in Wyoming or run on sentances.

 

 

August 14, 2006

He’s Adicted to Nicotine Patches…

Filed under: No Smoking — fohat @ 2:39 pm

I’m trying to quit smoking again. Today I started the 14MG nicotine patch “therapy”. It’s like Methadone for cigarettes. I went down to the drugstore last night and got a box of these things, 14 patches for $38. The woman behind the counter reached for 2 different boxes of cigars before I exclaimed, “Top shelf!” I hate stupid clerks.

Someone recently said to me that “It takes 11 tries to finally quit”. I think I’m on 12 now, so it better take. Not too sure about these patches, I’ve only had 1 cofee before work and I’m ultra hyper and this damn thing is slightly irratating my skin. I’m still undecided about whether to continue using the patch or just go “cold turkey”, however my previous attempts at cold turkey as recently as last week did not work too well. Changing 20 year old behaviour patterns is tricksey…

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