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Monday, August 29, 2005

if you are not already...

Pray for New Orleans.

thanks, that is all.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Headlines! 8-28-05

Coffee 'better than veg'

I'm sure that somebody is happy to hear the news....

Sharon son indicted in corruption probe

Jack bribed to slip extra drugs to Ozzy

Few want to bite the bullet

Broken teeth, lead poisoning most popular deterrents

Martha Stewart, Unchained

Five Months Wasn't Long Enough

California attorney general wants warning label on fries, chips

Majority of rest of country wants warning labels on Democrats

Conn. Girl Fights for Grissom's Space Suit

Former Giants Outfielder Marquis Doesn't Recall Owning Space Suit

China hunts for 13 runaway crocodiles

Also practices saying "Crikey!" with proper Australian accent

No Sign of Legendary Cat in Monitor Cannon

In Related News, Cat Bones Found in Merrimac

Iowa Man Walks Off Without Paying for Leg

Says They Were Charging an Arm For It

New Process May Lead to Mad Cow Diagnosis

Is Known For Now as "O'Donnell Test"

well, folks, on that note i shall end tonight's headlines.

thank you for stopping by!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Headlines? Twice In A Week?

A question that deserves to be answered

Why is Michael Jackson not in prison?

Judge orders convicted sniper forcibly fed

110 or so grains of lead would be a good starting diet...

Major Blackouts In Southern Calif.

Drew Barrymore Says "So What's New?"

California vs. the drugmakers

Dude...can't we just all get along?

Recordings of Rare Woodpecker Presented

Woody regrets getting drunk in kareoke bar

Royal flush

Well, the Queen is human, y'know....

Children Under 2 Won't Need Plane Tickets

Good Thing, Since Most Toddlers Have No Credit Cards To Purchase Tickets With

Earth's Core Spinning Faster Than Crust

Halliburton Blamed

Scientists Try to Harness Wave Energy

Drunken Sports Fans Refuse to do The Wave On Demand

Weather Forecasting Getting More Complex

But, No More Accurate Than Before

that's tonight's installment of headlines! hope you enjoyed 'em!

if you did, or didn't, haloscan provides a free forum for you to discuss my sense of humor, or lack thereof.

please use it! it's free!


Thursday, August 25, 2005

Now, I Take My Life Back

i avoided taking road trips while i was quitting smoking, since driving anywhere more than a mile was a big trigger to light up. driving 100 miles round trip to the nearest Wal-mart was at least 1/2 pack of smokes.

oh yeah...if you're new to this blog, i live in the sticks.

i avoided blogging while i was quitting smoking, 'cause surfing the web was also a big smoking trigger. click to next site, light next cigarette...even if i had one burning already, sometimes.

surfing the net looking for news stories to make jokes about was the basis for my blog, if you are a new visitor.

so, i must face the demon head on. if i have to give up what i enjoy just to avoid a nicotine fit, then i haven't really beaten nicotine, i've just run from it.

and, i am not French.

i made the 100 mile round trip to the nearest Wal-Mart Tuesday, just to do it.

needed new shoes too, but that wasn't important.

did Headlines that night as well. i hope they were funny, nobody has left a comment to let me know one way or the other.

basil, as always, caught the fact that i had posted for the first time in 2 weeks, and linked me to his blog.

once again, thanks, blogdad!

triggers, a recovered smoker now, and will soon be back to reclaiming my title of king of bad puns. dont know who has it now, but watch out!

thanks, y'all!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Could It Be?.... Headlines!

Florida State Can Keep Its Seminoles

Native Amercans Lose Bid For Freedom

CU falls off list of party schools

Got really, really drunk

Scarlett crashes car eluding paparazzi

Rhett still doesn't give a damn

Rolling Stones ‘start it up’ with a bang

Faulty defibrillator explodes

Watch Dr Who on your phone

Something else to do while you're driving

It’s official, Brad and Jen are divorced

Who F@#%&*g Cares?

Fetus May Not Feel Pain Until Third Trimester, Study Finds

Study Still Not Sure, As Fetus Was Unable To Say "Ow"

Forensic astronomers date famous photograph

Forensic astronomers are very, very lonely

Fires, floods leave trail of death and destruction in Europe

Bush Blamed

Floods cause chaos in southern Germany

Trains were 2 minutes late

Turkmen President Bans Lip Synching

Milli and Vanilli Lobby Congress to Declare War on Turkmenistan

Electric Company Worker Has Ear Bitten Off

In Other News, Retired Boxer Mike Tyson Finds Job With Utility Company

ok, that's all i can come up with for now. my funny bone is out of shape due to lack of use lately.

hope that changes soon.

only had 2 urges to smoke while writing this post...progress is being made!

thanks, y'all!

10 Weeks!!!!

well, it's been 10 weeks now, 2 without the patch on. didn't think that last little 3rd step patch had much nicotine in it, but boy howdy...what a difference it made without it for the first week!

still a little tough, just have to grit my teeth and bear with it till the urge goes away. i know it's supposed to get easier, but dang it! hurry up and get easier, already! i'm still having dreams that i was smoking, and wake up feeling like i cheated until i realize that it was only a dream. i really hate when that happens.

summer is almost over, and i couldn't be happier. the tourist invasion dies down a little after Labor Day weekend. this year has been the busiest yet for the restaurant where i work, and if you didn't know already, restaurant work is one of the most stressful occupations in the U.S., throw nicotine withdrawl and insomnia into the mix and i've been feeling like a wrung-out dishrag lately.

not to mention that baseball season has been a bit depressing for Giants fans this year.

so, dear readers, i'm not dead, like anyone could tell by the frequency of my posting lately. just tired, stressed, and looking forward to a little quiet time.

thanks for sticking with me, all that have!

that's all for now.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

8 Weeks!

today marks 2 months since i smoked my last cigarette. it also marks my first day without the patch.

today, i am nicotine free. and hope to stay this way.

it hasn't been easy, but i know it will be worth the discomfort in the long run.i have already lost my smoker's hack, and my senses of smell and taste have noticeably improved....

i'll feel a lot more confident once i make it to the 6 month mark. not like that's some magic number or anything, but i think if i make it that far i won't be likely to start again.

at least i hope not.

well, that's all for now!


Monday, August 01, 2005

7 Weeks!

well, actually the seven week mark will be tomorrow, but i won't be near a computer.

i will, however, be celebrating the occasion with a trip to SBC Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

my little bro got tickets for his birthday, and since we've been to about a dozen, maybe more games together in PacBell, now SBC Park, the Giants haven't lost once when we're there, i was the natural choice to be the lucky recipient of the other ticket.

hope our winning streak holds up!

that's all for now.