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Message 1182196 - Posted: 1 Jan 2012, 19:49:49 UTC

Hey Mark.

I'm a wee bit late to the game. My apologies.

My old man smoked and suffered his first heart attack at 30. He quit, but the damage done was too much. His second heart attack killed him at 39. This was long before by-pass and stent surgery was available.

Being the idiot that I was, I started smoking at 12 and smoked for 11 years before I quit for good.

If you go 90 days, I'll kick in another hundred. That's an even $1,000 on you if you don't make it.

Maybe that extra zero will help you get over the top! No cigarette is worth a thousand bucks.

Go for it.
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Message 1182203 - Posted: 1 Jan 2012, 20:06:43 UTC - in response to Message 1182196.

Getting a bit cranky...
But I'm not gonna break down and buy another pack.
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Message 1182596 - Posted: 3 Jan 2012, 14:16:20 UTC

Still hanging in there folks.
The kittyman is pretty ornery about now...LOL.
Back to work today...that should help keep my mind offa it.
This weekend will probably be tough, used to kicking back when the workweek ends and grabbing that pack of Pall Malls.
Just gotta drive by the gas station without stopping in for some.
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Message 1182598 - Posted: 3 Jan 2012, 14:26:12 UTC - in response to Message 1182596.

Still hanging in there folks.
The kittyman is pretty ornery about now...LOL.
Back to work today...that should help keep my mind offa it.
This weekend will probably be tough, used to kicking back when the workweek ends and grabbing that pack of Pall Malls.
Just gotta drive by the gas station without stopping in for some.

Your'e doing great Mark! We are all routing for you!

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Message 1182601 - Posted: 3 Jan 2012, 14:47:15 UTC

Message to Kitties - sit on Kityman's lap, pin his arms down, cuddle him and make sure he's a good boy.

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Message 1182603 - Posted: 3 Jan 2012, 14:51:39 UTC - in response to Message 1182601.

Message to Kitties - sit on Kityman's lap, pin his arms down, cuddle him and make sure he's a good boy.

Kittehs sez dad can haz no smoks.....
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Message 1182654 - Posted: 3 Jan 2012, 22:22:23 UTC

Good Kitties.

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Message 1182661 - Posted: 3 Jan 2012, 23:15:10 UTC
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Yeah! Give this friendly man, Mark Sattler a thought, would you!

Anyway, most people are up at 7 AM in the morning, eating breakfast, saying or maybe even kissing his or her some 8 week younger / older wife / husband goodbye and saying be careful to the 1 or 2 children they send away for school at 7.30 AM.

Anyway, checking in at the work place just before 8 AM. Eating lunch for half an hour somewhere between 11.30 AM and 12.30 PM. Finishing up the workday at 4.30 or 5 PM and eating dinner having this finished up before 6 PM.

One and a half hour or so of rest before checking the television news.

In bed just before 11 PM, ready for another day's work.

No reason therefore to end up in a bar fighting at 2.30 AM Saturday morning if you happen to be a brave man.

Three things stand out when it comes to having a clean conscience.

First: Being effective in what you are doing in your life and / or business.

Second: Trying to obtain as best as possible profitability in what you are doing (not necessarily the same as a having a "profit motive" which could mean greed).

Third: Being aware of the principles regarding investment (if you need investment capital, please go to your bank asking for this).

And finally, give your husband / wife as well as children a thought while you are asleep and dreaming.

Anyway, as we all know, Mark is working on it.

Quit smoking!

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Message 1183134 - Posted: 6 Jan 2012, 7:28:46 UTC

Well folks, you're officially still on the hook.

I've managed not to buy another pack yet, although I came very close tonight when heading back home from work.

The cravings are still stupidly compulsive.
I mean, having a running conversation with one's self for half an hour trying to justify forking over $1000.00 to Seti so I could cave in and buy a pack.

Sheesh.

So, one day at a time.

As the saying goes, nothing is impossible for those who don't actually have to do it......LOL.
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Message 1183135 - Posted: 6 Jan 2012, 7:42:37 UTC - in response to Message 1183134.



The cravings are still stupidly compulsive.



That's your brain lying to you. It's hard not to listen to a lie you tell yourself.

Tell it it's a damned liar.

I'm starting to save-up to pay-off the bet.

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Message 1183137 - Posted: 6 Jan 2012, 7:46:47 UTC - in response to Message 1183135.



The cravings are still stupidly compulsive.



That's your brain lying to you. It's hard not to listen to a lie you tell yourself.

Tell it it's a damned liar.

I'm starting to save-up to pay-off the bet.

Thanks for your faith in me....that helps a lot.
Came very close tonight...LOL.

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Message 1183148 - Posted: 6 Jan 2012, 8:40:50 UTC

Kitties say "yu bein bwave boy marc"


Keep going mate, one day at a time, and lots of kittie hugs....
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Message 1183246 - Posted: 6 Jan 2012, 17:54:07 UTC

You can do this if you really really want to. All we can do is to offer as much encouragement as possible. Try to spend as much time as you can in the company of other people who know what you are doing and will support you. It's when you're on your own that it will be the hardest.
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Message 1183355 - Posted: 7 Jan 2012, 1:05:58 UTC - in response to Message 1183137.

Thanks for your faith in me....that helps a lot.
Came very close tonight...LOL.

Close only counts in horseshoes and heavy artillery.
You didn't cave - a small victory.
Small victories add up to large ones.

"Step by step the longest march
Can be won, can be won
Many stones can form an arch,
Singly none, singly none.

And together what we will
Can be accomplished still.
Many drops can turn a mill,
Singly none, Singly none."
-Leslie Fish, I forget the song title.
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Message 1183404 - Posted: 7 Jan 2012, 4:12:46 UTC - in response to Message 1183355.

Mark showing up as bannished to you guys as well? What's the story?
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Message 1183407 - Posted: 7 Jan 2012, 4:18:18 UTC - in response to Message 1183404.

Mark showing up as bannished to you guys as well? What's the story?


Maybe using the "N" word across the message board too many times today?

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Message 1183408 - Posted: 7 Jan 2012, 4:19:51 UTC - in response to Message 1183407.

Mark showing up as bannished to you guys as well? What's the story?


Maybe using the "N" word across the message board too many times today?


Damn. Guess this thread's reached its life end eh?
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Message 1183409 - Posted: 7 Jan 2012, 4:24:51 UTC - in response to Message 1183408.

Mark just likes taking these vacations it seems around this time of year. ;)

I think that he does this just so he has to get a life for a while. :D

Cheers.
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Message 1183410 - Posted: 7 Jan 2012, 4:31:48 UTC - in response to Message 1183409.

Mark just likes taking these vacations it seems around this time of year. ;)

I think that he does this just so he has to get a life for a while. :D

Cheers.


I really hope that it wasn't a deliberate stunt to get an excuse to start smoking again though. If it was, then the vacation will cost him around $1000. But hey, you can't get a good vacation in the Caribbean for under $1000 either....

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Message 1183412 - Posted: 7 Jan 2012, 4:45:18 UTC
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Maybe it is just all about starting up another thread...

Aren't we supposed to be doing all this stuff for a good cause in mind?

Please help Seti@home by donating a couple of spare cycles, will you.

Thanks!

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