Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's awful, I know. No, I shan't backslide, so don't worry.

But there are days when, for no good reason whatsoever, I get a serious craving jab for sending some nicotine through my system. Something I haven't done in æons, lest you worry.

But I never entirely got over it.

That is all.


Posted by Joke at 2:05 PM


  • Blogger Jaye Joseph posted at 2:36 PM, July 20, 2008  
    I totally know that feeling. I've been having dreams about it the past couple of nights as well.
  • Blogger BabelBabe posted at 2:36 PM, July 20, 2008  
    me too. altho if i WERE to indulge, it would make me ill.
  • Blogger Badger posted at 2:58 PM, July 20, 2008  
    There are days when I would KILL for a pack of menthols, and I haven't touched the stuff in 15+ years (and even then I was a social/stress smoker, not a habitual smoker).
  • Blogger bluemountainsmary posted at 5:14 PM, July 20, 2008  
    I haven't smoked for 6 years. I am glad not to. I know though that if I had one it would make me vomit, two and I would be addicted again!

    I loved smoking!!
  • Blogger BreadBox posted at 7:20 PM, July 20, 2008  
    Stay strong, Joke, stay strong. I'm trying to learn to enjoy the cravings, still there more than 2000 days later....

  • Blogger Joke posted at 7:26 PM, July 20, 2008  
    Fortunately, I was slapped with a stack of errands and the mood slipped, biding its time, I'm sure.

  • Blogger Stomper Girl posted at 11:22 PM, July 20, 2008  
    I know e-ZACK-ly how you feel. And since my best friend is a filthy smoker, backsliding can and does happen.
  • OpenID olivespearls posted at 10:18 AM, July 21, 2008  
    I sympathize. It's been 14 years since I touched one, but the memory lingers. For me, getting even the faintest whiff of second-hand smoke kills all cravings.
  • Blogger Tremenda Trigueña posted at 5:40 AM, July 22, 2008  
    I had one today, and I might have one tomorrow. I smoke Djarum Indonesian tobacco. Have considered quitting, especially since I should probably start thinking about having a kid in the next couple years...but these people with their 14 year cessations; well they amaze me quite frankly. I have absolutely NO will power.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 9:08 AM, July 22, 2008  
    My appalling lack of willpower is helped by capacity for distraction.

    "What I'd love right now is a smoke, yeah that's the...ooh...shiny!"

    Sorta like that.

  • Blogger MsCellania posted at 10:19 AM, July 22, 2008  
    I quit November, 1986, letting go of my beloved Balkan Sobranies.
    I hate that I still miss the habit.
    Once in a blue moon I'll have a cigar and pay for it with a nasty cough for days.
  • Blogger meggie posted at 2:34 AM, July 23, 2008  
    I is an insidious drug, nicotine. It is 20 years since I quit, & normally I am in horror to think about it, but just occasionally...I wonder...
    I was a full on addict though, so know I could never risk so much as one puff.
  • Blogger MsCellania posted at 2:34 PM, July 23, 2008  
    I think the end of meal smoke was a favorite. I still jump up after end of every meal and start scrubbing something to take my mind off smoking.
    And it doesn't matter whose home we're at; you will find me at the kitchen sink at the end of a meal.
  • Blogger kim at allconsuming posted at 6:26 AM, July 24, 2008  
    Dude I only smoked when I was away at uni, after dark and when I was particularly drunk and even now there are days I hunger for a drag.
  • Blogger shula posted at 1:36 AM, July 25, 2008  
    People actually manage to stop?

    I am mystified.
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