To Smoke or Not to Smoke ...

Let me just say this. I KNOW how to quit smoking. I quit smoking in 1991. I put the rest of my box and my lighter in the box on the dresser and walked away.

This was after I got up off my FACE. I had read a scripture in the Psalms. And what I personally 'read' was
"stop buying things that are not bread". And my first thought? No. You're kidding me right? It doesn't really say that does it? Uh. yes. Yes it does. I read it more than once. I can find it for you if you insist. But, regardless of what it says, I HEARD it say. Cigarettes are not food. Bread is life. Cigarettes are not.

However? I'm not hearing that message right now. All I hear is that it's one more thing I have to give up. And dangnabbit. I'm just not ready to put down the nicotine. I DID stop buying tobacco ... smoked my last of it Friday night August  19.

Now. To the idea of an electronic cigarette? It's cool. It's electronic. It comes in the smart little case. It has little parts that fit together and has a LED light that tells you when it's charged fully and when it's "going out". You have this little device (cartridge) that screws into the end of the cigarette (battery) and then has a USB port on the other end. I can recharge it using my computer or I have an adapter for the car ciggy lighter.

It seems like a good idea. There's no smoke. No smell. Just vapor created when the battery heats the liquid when you inhale. It's really quite genius and I am intrigued. I just want to quit because I want to not because I'm forced to. I'm too rebellious right now. I don't want to give up something else I enjoy.
It's been a hard year. Maybe next year I'll give it up. Right now? I can enjoy this little bit of technology and quit when I'm really ready, willing AND able!

Using my Mac as an iPod AND a ciggy charger.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Neat little story Betty. I don't think I've read much of your writings before. Very good! ~Cliff
Anonymous said…
I concur big Sister! It has been a tough year...several tough years for me...but I haven't taken up smoking yet but I'm totally OCD about many, many other things, say Jazzercise, shoes, OPI nail polish so forth and so own! So does that make my vises any better or worse than yours, me thinks no it does not. But rather, Anything that gets in the way of being closer to God and serving Him has to be weeded out of our proverbial gardens and lives so that we can find true happiness and strength! I'm happy you're working on the things you love! It's been said to do the things You love and then figure out how to get paid for them! let me know if you get that one figured out!! Nightie night...love you!
Cindy said…
I concur big Sister! It has been a tough year...several tough years for me...but I haven't taken up smoking yet but I'm totally OCD about many, many other things, say Jazzercise, shoes, OPI nail polish so forth and so own! So does that make my vises any better or worse than yours, me thinks no it does not. But rather, Anything that gets in the way of being closer to God and serving Him has to be weeded out of our proverbial gardens and lives so that we can find true happiness and strength! I'm happy you're working on the things you love! It's been said to do the things You love and then figure out how to get paid for them! let me know if you get that one figured out!! Nightie night...love you!

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