Goodbye, Old Friend 13 comments

Posted by grampa in I am full of love (Thursday June 15, 2006 at 9:00 am)

“You’ll be baaaack….” 

Today, for like the fourth time this year, I have quit smoking.  Again.  Sorry, Will.  I’ve been really good lately, going weeks and weeks and sometimes months without a smoke.  Then something, usually work-related stress (or some other cop-out that I use to justify my need for delicious, glorious smoke), occurs and I buy a pack.  I usually smoke one on the way to work, one on the way home and that’s it.  After a week or so, I stop again and everything is good.  That is until the siren song of Parliament-y goodness calls me back upon the rocks, just one more time.  This last time, though, I was on an accelerated decline and after two weeks I was back up to a pack a day.

I know what I’m doing, I can quit whenever I want.

So, today I’m quitting.  I figure with the boss being on vacation, I have two weeks of no real excuse not to quit.  Wish me luck

The only reason I tell you about this failure upon which I am about to embark is that I don’t want you to be alarmed.  I realize that my posts of the last few days have been optimistic, full of love and even, to some degree, saccharine.  I just wanted to let my dear readers know that, in the coming days, a hint of bitterness, nay, even anger, might creep in to my erstwhile happy demeanor.  Do not panic.  This will pass and, soon, I will be back to my normal, amiable self.

Til then, as representatives of the external, I hope you all die in a fiery crash.

I’ll be the one standing there huffing your smoke as you burn.

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Fuckin’ cigarettes.

Comment by HarleyWriter — Thursday.June.15.2006 @ 10:11 am


So I’m at three days I think.. and I hate the world and all that inhabits it.

Comment by theinsider — Thursday.June.15.2006 @ 10:15 am


God, I love smoking. It’s so awesome, I can’t believe it’s not good for you.

But yeah. Quit. I’m finally to that place where when I try to slide back into it they make me sick. Which is a safe place for me.

Comment by Erin — Thursday.June.15.2006 @ 12:37 pm


I’m still puffing away too, no need to apologize.

Comment by will — Thursday.June.15.2006 @ 3:02 pm


mwaahaaaa! i’ve been smoke-free for over a year now! except when i drink…

and come to think of it, i drink a lot.

Comment by wendykat — Friday.June.16.2006 @ 1:37 am


Yeah, I use to smoke a pack+ a day, but I slowly cut down to the only smoking when I drink thing… I’ve been doing a pack a week for quite a few years now… Haven’t really had the urge to quit that yet…

Comment by HarleyWriter — Friday.June.16.2006 @ 2:20 am


The first thing I told myself today is: PUT ON A PATCH & QUIT! I actually went for the patch, but then I lit up. I’m such a fucking weakling…what can I say.

Comment by Nuch — Friday.June.16.2006 @ 3:41 am


It’s easier when you don’t drink anymore. If I were still drinking, I’d still be smoking. ‘Course, if I was still drinking, I’d be dead.

Will – I know you are still smoking. It’s just that I had this dream that one day I would come to LA, we’d throw down at Roscoe’s, then, Sharpies at the ready, we’d scrawl our names over every chick we met and fill all of the ashtrays in California.

Dare to dream, my man, dare to dream.

Fortunately, I’ll probably be smoking again in a couple of weeks and everything will be back to normal.

Comment by Grampa — Friday.June.16.2006 @ 7:19 am


Hey Gramps… You thinking about making a trip to LA anytime soon?

Comment by HarleyWriter — Friday.June.16.2006 @ 7:32 am


I hadn’t planned on it. I’ve been missing a fair amount of work due to that whole chemo thing and I have a vacation planned to PA and Ohio to see my parents at Thanksgiving.

Why, did you move? Email me.

Comment by Grampa — Friday.June.16.2006 @ 7:36 am


good luck.

Comment by simpleton — Friday.June.16.2006 @ 8:34 am


Your stupid email is malfunctioning again….

Comment by theinsider — Friday.June.16.2006 @ 4:30 pm


I love the Parliaments, that’s for sure. Though now I can go weeks, months even, without smoking them.

Comment by MamaQ — Sunday.June.18.2006 @ 10:55 am


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