(Photo-Thanks to _Eraserhead at Flickr)
Five weeks without a cigarette and I can add a couple of new events from the last few days to my “things I used to do with a cigarette but have now done without a cigarette” list.
On Friday I went around to my folks to celebrate my Dad’s Birthday. Fish Chips Champagne a Caged Dog and some Confused Members of the excellent Hospitality Club. Fun had by all, including the dog, and nil cigarettes smoked.
FA Cup on telly round at Kev and Mrs T’s with Chadwick and a Brace of Danes. And if watching West Ham v Liverpool yesterday doesn’t qualify as a stressful moment I don’t know what does. Though the Hammers didn’t get their hands on the Cup they got something better I guess being co-authors of one of the best games of football many people can remember. It had everything apart from the referee getting sent off.
Here’s that list anyway:
Things I have done without having my usual cigarette/s
Go to Pub
Go to Coffee Bar
Go to Work
Eat Meal at Home
Eat Meal at Home with lashings of wine and bonhomie
Eat Meal at Restaurant
Celebrate Dad’s Birthday
Watch Football in Pub
Watch Football at Home
Watch Football at Someone Else’s Home
Watch Football at Football
Wait for a Train
Wait for a Bus
Wait for Something to Happen
Thing’s I have yet to do without my usual cigarettes.
Wild raucous orgy-type things late into the night
Eat meal at friend’s place
See a play (interval)
Swimming (after not during)
Weddings Funerals Bar Mitzvahs Rebirthings Partial Commitment Ceremonies and other drawn out happenings involving hanging around a lot and trying to remember so-and-so’s name.
Sunday morning inertia periods in someone else’s kitchen/patio/conservatory reading the Observer and failing to make any decisions until the sun vanishes beneath a huge grey cloud and it’s all too late to do anything else.
Finishing anything worthwhile.