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Friday, September 02, 2011

Oh, this is going to leave a mark....

My girlfriend and I had a talk the other night that I keep myself (paraphrasing) somewhat toxic at all times, so as an experiment, starting Monday (that'd be Labor Day here in der 'murica), I'm going a week without anything. No caffeine, no cigarettes, no alcohol, nothin'. Well, food...and I've sworn to myself that I won't start free-basing pork products as a substitute. Should be interesting.

As an aside, I'd mentioned that the last time I'd sincerely not wanted a cigarette was the time I went through about half a pack in a few hours on a bet. She encouraged me to smoke a whole carton on Sunday, to which I responded "Do you want to see me in the hospital? That'd probably kill me."

Yup, going to be a fun week, but at least I'll have something to write about =)

-erik

4 comments:

ingrid said...

let me know how it goes! good luck!

Jecka said...

Ooh! Sounds interesting! Best wishes, buddy! You can doooo eeeet!!

Paul Benjamin said...

Good luck to you sir!

Dragos Toader said...

The best way to deal with nicotine and caffeine addiction is to lower the dosage steadily until you're down to 0. If you do go cold turkey, start projects and keep your thoughts to the project you're working on. The more physical the project is, the better. Go bike riding, chop wood, etc... It's like wrangling livestock. Every time you have a cow/thought getting away from the herd, bring it back in line. Self thought-control is absolutely essential to successful detox. Nicotine is very hard to beat. My grand-dad went cold turkey one day. He was working at an iron forge 50 miles away and took the train every day. He told me he forced himself not to think about smoking and thought about work, home, his to dos. He wore himself out at the forge and did not think about smoking at the end of a hard day -- he thought about sleep.