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One full day of nonsmoking down. - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
One full day of nonsmoking down.
Woot! Thanks for all the antismokin' luff :) I'll be looking back at those comments any time I feel weak.

No weakness today. I did the step-down patch. At first I thought "darn, it's just not macho like quitting cold turkey with no assistance." Then I thought "what the hell do I care, I'm a girl!"*

So no macho for me. No real cravings, either. Though I could really use a kiss and some oral sex.**

Another odd note: my skin is very sensitive-- not certain why, but I noticed the same thing last time I quit. Wonderful on windy days like today :) See me shiver with antici...


The hives seem to be slowly going away. I'm wondering if the cheap cigs I was smoking in preparation for quitting had something to do with them.

Had a long rehearsal (we got through the first half of the show and costuming), then had sushi, plum wine and cold saki at that new place on State Street with Michele. It was awesome.

This not smoking thing is kicking my ass though. While I don't have the desire to smoke, I DO have the desire to go to sleep at 10 o'clock at night.

[martha]It's a good thing :)[/martha]

This has got to be one of my lamest entries ever. I don't care. I'm going to curl up with Harry Potter and revel in my nonsmokingness.

Don't tell Hermione.

*hugs* to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough :)

* Anyone who knows me irl will find that funny.
** How many more days? Twenty?

I'm feeling all kinds of: my ass is kicked
What I hear: The Siamese Cat Song

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zarabeth From: zarabeth Date: June 29th, 2003 07:46 pm (UTC) (permalink)
*hehs* on the not running away quickly enough from hugs. I had a friend -- or should I say, I knew a gal -- who would pounce with unexpected hugs as soon as she saw me. I could never dodge her. (Not that I really wanted to... but perhaps you see what I am saying. (Of course you do; you're *reading* what I'm saying.))

=) Congrats on the nic-lessness.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2003 06:05 am (UTC) (permalink)
Thank you :)

keethrax From: keethrax Date: June 29th, 2003 07:56 pm (UTC) (permalink)
"* Anyone who knows me irl will find that funny."

Hell I don't know you IRL, and I thinks its damn funny.

Can't really help you with the kiss and some oral sex, don't think the wife would approve. After all she's too far away to participate.

You may be right about the hives. So that ought to add extra incentive to quit.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2003 06:14 am (UTC) (permalink)
No, it's generally best not to engage in oral sex with random journalers without your wife. I don't think my new beau would approve either.

And I'm probably one of the least girly girls I know. I swoon over power tools. I never balk at heavy lifting (though perhaps I should). Somebody called me a princess last week and all I could do was *snort*.

Slowly, but surely, the hives are disappearing :)

How long until you and your sweetie are back in one place together?
duinlas From: duinlas Date: June 30th, 2003 08:11 am (UTC) (permalink)
I thought that said one piece... :P
keethrax From: keethrax Date: June 30th, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Eh, as my wife is a forestry person, and has a thing for chainsaws, the power tool thing doesn't scare me.

Probably about 4-6 weeks till I move down there, maybe a bit less, maybe a bit more. Depends on either a)finding a job down there (difficult without being able to get to interviews) or b) working this one long enough to build up a bit of a cushion to move on and then find a job.
From: thisquietlife Date: June 29th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Smoking is so bad for one's skin. I've noticed, in the pictures you've posted, that you have lovely skin.

So, if for no other reason than vanity... ;)
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2003 06:21 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hee. For some reason, smoking never affected my skin (in the normal, wrinkly manner-- it may have caused the hives, I don't know). I remember a conversation I had with a tipsy dentist a year or two ago...

him: YOU have SUCH beautiful skin!
me: Er, thanks!
him: You better not light up that cigarette!
me: ...hmm?
him: You're beautiful now, but if you start smoking, you'll look old by the time you're thirty!
me: You really think I'd look old by thirty?
him: Absolutely!
me: Uhm, I'm 33, and I've smoked for nearly twenty years. But thanks! By the way, you're standing now, but if you keep drinking, you'll fall over by the time the night is over! ;D

I'm silly, I know :)

On a purely vanity note, it WILL be nice to have whiter teeth. Can't wait for that!
thetech From: thetech Date: June 29th, 2003 08:11 pm (UTC) (permalink)
And you should know me well enough by now to realize that I'd never pass up the opportunity to get a hug from a cute redhead ;)

As for the going to sleep at 10:00pm... look at it this way - you can't smoke when you're sleeping! :)

"...I could really use a kiss and some oral sex." Yeah. Livin' that life.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2003 06:22 am (UTC) (permalink)

Sleeping by 10 did me no good at all-- I didn't sleep a wink :P
inspectorjury From: inspectorjury Date: June 29th, 2003 10:28 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Quitting smoking was very hard for me. But, it is also the crowning achievement of self disipline for me. You will do fine.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2003 06:22 am (UTC) (permalink)
Thank you so much :)

I will remember you said this when things get tough.
inspectorjury From: inspectorjury Date: June 30th, 2003 06:38 am (UTC) (permalink)
I don't wish to discourage you but a side effect of quitting smoking is that it could turn your hair red. Just thought you should know.
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: June 29th, 2003 10:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Two words of advice for when you do start craving (you will, every now and then, starting in a couple of days): Silly Putty.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2003 06:23 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hee. I remember that!
niceyjimcares From: niceyjimcares Date: June 30th, 2003 02:23 am (UTC) (permalink)
You know, kissing is oral sex. More so than usual, even, 'cause there's more mouths involved.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2003 06:24 am (UTC) (permalink)
You are so right!

Mmmm. :)

Thanks for stopping by, nicey Jim!
gdj From: gdj Date: June 30th, 2003 05:18 am (UTC) (permalink)
Your hives sound like an alergic (sp?) reaction! Perhaps it was something in the sushi? My son can't eat too much shrimp. His mouth gets all funny feeling.
ldy From: ldy Date: June 30th, 2003 06:26 am (UTC) (permalink)
I got the hives on Saturday, and the only foodstuff that might have affected me is the tomatoes I had Friday at lunch (I don't tolerate nightshade vegetables very well). It may have been the cheap ciggies I was smoking Friday in preparation for quitting, too.

gdj From: gdj Date: June 30th, 2003 07:05 am (UTC) (permalink)


Well, I'm glad they are going away! I suppose it could have been a reaction to something in the cigs!

photodharma From: photodharma Date: June 30th, 2003 07:55 am (UTC) (permalink)


I quit smoking three years ago for my daughter's first birthday.
Then I started again a year ago and I am quitting again now.
But I have cheated a few times already.
Sometimes I smoke a pipe, and although it is more flavorful and
has a certain romanticism about it, it does NOT satisfy the craving for a
Anyway, smoking sucks.
Right now, I can't afford to smoke, anyway. What an expensive habit...
All that money just to pollute my lungs, too.
So, we're quitting together.

ldy From: ldy Date: July 3rd, 2003 07:03 am (UTC) (permalink)

Re: ack...

What a wonderful birthday gift :)

It isn't easy, that's for sure. But I'm rootin' for you!!

(Rooting for us both!)
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