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Message 774242 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 12:21:57 UTC
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Hang in there and stay focused.

If you're suffering a bit, try going for a brisk walk or get yourself engrosed into something thoughtfully interesting.

Next you'll be needing to do a thorough clean-up to get rid of the lingering stale smells as your own sense of smell and taste come back.

Avoid using "air freshners", they just add to whatever stink regardless of what the advertising claim!


Good luck,

And good smoke-free crunchin!

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Message 774243 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 12:22:01 UTC

Good for you resisting the buy a pack temptation, Mark

Again, another week end, and you have got through 2 which were worse.

Keep up the good work, and try not to go bald!
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Message 774247 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 12:28:11 UTC

Decided to buy myself a present, partially paid for with the proceeds of not smoking.....I am sure I've kept at least $100.00 in my pocket since quitting....

Gonna try to pick out a new digital camera this weekend.....

Maybe some new kitty pics on the way!!!
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Message 774262 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 13:14:41 UTC - in response to Message 774247.
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Decided to buy myself a present, partially paid for with the proceeds of not smoking.....I am sure I've kept at least $100.00 in my pocket since quitting....

Gonna try to pick out a new digital camera this weekend.....

Maybe some new kitty pics on the way!!!

Ooooo!!! Good choice! Or wait for a couple more weeks & buy a really sweet one! Let us know what you got, & what you traded it for! An added something is that you're helping our faltering economy.

What did you smoke before? I just stopped by the drive-thru the other day and Marlboro was $4.08 a pack. WOW. Am I ever glad I quit 3 years ago. *pulling up the calculator* I saved about $4380 over 3 years.

(Funny, I still feel broke)
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Message 774362 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 18:26:18 UTC - in response to Message 774262.

Decided to buy myself a present, partially paid for with the proceeds of not smoking.....I am sure I've kept at least $100.00 in my pocket since quitting....

Gonna try to pick out a new digital camera this weekend.....

Maybe some new kitty pics on the way!!!

Ooooo!!! Good choice! Or wait for a couple more weeks & buy a really sweet one! Let us know what you got, & what you traded it for! An added something is that you're helping our faltering economy.

What did you smoke before? I just stopped by the drive-thru the other day and Marlboro was $4.08 a pack. WOW. Am I ever glad I quit 3 years ago. *pulling up the calculator* I saved about $4380 over 3 years.

(Funny, I still feel broke)

Pall Mall straights.......and they were over $6.00/pack since Wisconsin added an additional $1.00/pack tax the first of the year.......

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Message 774380 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 18:55:08 UTC

Don't forget Mark, I pledged £100 ($200) if you kept off the fags until Xmas. That still stands.

Well done so far.
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Message 774383 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 18:58:54 UTC - in response to Message 774380.

Don't forget Mark, I pledged £100 ($200) if you kept off the fags until Xmas. That still stands.

Well done so far.

Speaking of promises, how's SETI.USA going? I see zeitgeist seems to have dropped off. Is the promissory note for the auction still being upheld?

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Message 774385 - Posted: 27 Jun 2008, 19:08:21 UTC - in response to Message 774383.
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Don't forget Mark, I pledged £100 ($200) if you kept off the fags until Xmas. That still stands.

Well done so far.

Speaking of promises, how's SETI.USA going? I see zeitgeist seems to have dropped off. Is the promissory note for the auction still being upheld?

I was going to check on that....I think the first installment is due July 1st....

EDIT....after reading the Seti USA bid again, it looks like the first installment payment is due at the end of July for July's crunching....
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Message 774579 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 3:17:59 UTC - in response to Message 774262.
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Decided to buy myself a present, partially paid for with the proceeds of not smoking.....I am sure I've kept at least $100.00 in my pocket since quitting....

Gonna try to pick out a new digital camera this weekend.....

Maybe some new kitty pics on the way!!!

Ooooo!!! Good choice! Or wait for a couple more weeks & buy a really sweet one! Let us know what you got, & what you traded it for! An added something is that you're helping our faltering economy.

What did you smoke before? I just stopped by the drive-thru the other day and Marlboro was $4.08 a pack. WOW. Am I ever glad I quit 3 years ago. *pulling up the calculator* I saved about $4380 over 3 years.

(Funny, I still feel broke)


Heh. It's the gas, Dune. We're all broke.

I figured it out and I quit 24 years ago. Yes, I'm as old as dirt. Maybe the fact that I scared the crap out of myself at a relatively young age is why I'm still here.

Hang in there, Mark. Maybe then we'll all be here bitching about the price of new fuel cells in 10-15 years.
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Message 774583 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 3:24:42 UTC - in response to Message 774579.

Decided to buy myself a present, partially paid for with the proceeds of not smoking.....I am sure I've kept at least $100.00 in my pocket since quitting....

Gonna try to pick out a new digital camera this weekend.....

Maybe some new kitty pics on the way!!!

Ooooo!!! Good choice! Or wait for a couple more weeks & buy a really sweet one! Let us know what you got, & what you traded it for! An added something is that you're helping our faltering economy.

What did you smoke before? I just stopped by the drive-thru the other day and Marlboro was $4.08 a pack. WOW. Am I ever glad I quit 3 years ago. *pulling up the calculator* I saved about $4380 over 3 years.

(Funny, I still feel broke)


Heh. It's the gas, Dune. We're all broke.

I figured it out and I quit 24 years ago. Yes, I'm as old as dirt. Maybe the fact that I scared the crap out of myself at a relatively young age is why I'm still here.

Hang in there, Mark. Maybe then we'll all be here bitching about the price of new fuel cells in 10-15 years.

Gotta run with this steet cover ov
v your cheating heart........

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Message 774584 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 3:25:41 UTC - in response to Message 774579.

Decided to buy myself a present, partially paid for with the proceeds of not smoking.....I am sure I've kept at least $100.00 in my pocket since quitting....

Gonna try to pick out a new digital camera this weekend.....

Maybe some new kitty pics on the way!!!

Ooooo!!! Good choice! Or wait for a couple more weeks & buy a really sweet one! Let us know what you got, & what you traded it for! An added something is that you're helping our faltering economy.

What did you smoke before? I just stopped by the drive-thru the other day and Marlboro was $4.08 a pack. WOW. Am I ever glad I quit 3 years ago. *pulling up the calculator* I saved about $4380 over 3 years.

(Funny, I still feel broke)


Heh. It's the gas, Dune. We're all broke.

I figured it out and I quit 24 years ago. Yes, I'm as old as dirt. Maybe the fact that I scared the crap out of myself at a relatively young age is why I'm still here.

Hang in there, Mark. Maybe then we'll all be here bitching about the price of new fuel cells in 10-15 years.

Gotta run with this steet cover ov
v your cheating heart........

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Message 774611 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 6:12:45 UTC

How's it going Mark?
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Message 774621 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 7:09:25 UTC
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Mark just read the thread. I was always too much of a tightwad
to smoke. When I might have smoked the price though piddling by todays'
standards, still amounted to 2/3 of my income at the time.
I am proud of your efforts. Keep it up. By the way have you heard
how John Gant is doing. If you make it to Xmas I'll donate to Fox Valley.


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Message 774636 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 7:42:56 UTC - in response to Message 774579.

Decided to buy myself a present, partially paid for with the proceeds of not smoking.....I am sure I've kept at least $100.00 in my pocket since quitting....

Gonna try to pick out a new digital camera this weekend.....

Maybe some new kitty pics on the way!!!

Ooooo!!! Good choice! Or wait for a couple more weeks & buy a really sweet one! Let us know what you got, & what you traded it for! An added something is that you're helping our faltering economy.

What did you smoke before? I just stopped by the drive-thru the other day and Marlboro was $4.08 a pack. WOW. Am I ever glad I quit 3 years ago. *pulling up the calculator* I saved about $4380 over 3 years.

(Funny, I still feel broke)


Heh. It's the gas, Dune. We're all broke.

I figured it out and I quit 24 years ago. Yes, I'm as old as dirt. Maybe the fact that I scared the crap out of myself at a relatively young age is why I'm still here.

Hang in there, Mark. Maybe then we'll all be here bitching about the price of new fuel cells in 10-15 years.

Who the heck has the dilithium crystal market rigged anyway????
I used to get my street racer recharged for 20 or 30 credits......now it costs 60.....dang Martians.......
Ever since their dilithium fields started to yield 60% purity, they think they own us all........we need to start drilling on the moon right now......
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Message 774652 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 8:38:54 UTC

Good to see the humour and mind is else where.

Keep up the resistance, Mark, and another long week end will have been successfully conquered.
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Message 774653 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 8:41:47 UTC - in response to Message 774652.
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Good to see the humour and mind is else where.

Keep up the resistance, Mark, and another long week end will have been successfully conquered.

Whiskey trumps cigs......LOL.....
Gotta have some vices......othwise ya'd be like that old Twain gal........
Ya know the joke?
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Message 774718 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 12:26:11 UTC - in response to Message 774653.

Good to see the humour and mind is else where.

Keep up the resistance, Mark, and another long week end will have been successfully conquered.

Whiskey trumps cigs......LOL.....
Gotta have some vices......othwise ya'd be like that old Twain gal........
Ya know the joke?


No, go on then.....

Tell ya what pees me off, why is it that every last darn thing you enjoy in this life is supposed to be bad for you?
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Message 774719 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 12:36:15 UTC - in response to Message 774718.

Good to see the humour and mind is else where.

Keep up the resistance, Mark, and another long week end will have been successfully conquered.

Whiskey trumps cigs......LOL.....
Gotta have some vices......othwise ya'd be like that old Twain gal........
Ya know the joke?


No, go on then.....

Tell ya what pees me off, why is it that every last darn thing you enjoy in this life is supposed to be bad for you?

I dunno........guess that's just the way God intended it.......
If every thing here pleased us, we would never want to leave........
Carlin reincarnated......God bless his soul......and I hope his does.......I really wanna hear him come back and tell us the 7 dirty words you can't say in heaven.........
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Message 774722 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 12:58:05 UTC
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That's why I used to be a mod......to keep the others in line.....LOL.....

It didn't work then.......and won't work now........

HI..y'all........

I am on Carlin's guest list.......and on Eric's too...........LOL......

The truth is hard to avoid......don't mess with the kitties..........
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Message 774731 - Posted: 28 Jun 2008, 13:35:29 UTC - in response to Message 774718.

Tell ya what pees me off, why is it that every last darn thing you enjoy in this life is supposed to be bad for you?

'cos people take the 'good' to extremes and it's the excess(iveness) that is bad...

All good should be good in moderation...


I'm sure there'll be a lot about that in the Zen/Buddism writings...

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