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Posted by Pops Jun 29, 2018

Good morning Family!  Ain't it grand?  Yabba Dabba Do!  It's Friday!  Time to forget about all of that nonsense that just happens to creep into our lives Mon thru Thur, and get our party clothes on & hit it hard!  I know I am.  Oh and by the way....71 Days of Freedom is a good reason to celebrate just in case you might be wondering what to celebrate about...

I'm always amazed when I look back at some of the shenanigans that I have done in my life, the vigor that I have put forward in being free...that I am still alive.....  I see that the entire country is experiencing record breaking temps throughout.  Make sure you use plenty of sunscreen too.  The sun angle is such that those UV rays are deadly right now.  Advice from a skin cancer survivor.  

So....get out and get you some of this wonderful thing called are a few of my favorite mottos or quotes to send you off with.....

Pops w/71 DOF!!! Woo Hoo!

Well, I just had my first accident in over 20 years  !  I was right in front of my apartment, pulling away, and my turn was too wide and my hiway peg put a hole in my neighbor's front bumper!  I am so bummed.  No injuries, just my bruised ego.  Those new vinyl bumpers are weak as all get out!  I exchanged ins info with him, and retired for the evening.  Put the bike back in the garage and watched tv for the evening.  Probably $2500 (or more) for his bumper,   No damage to me or the bike thank God.  I already filed a claim 30 minutes after.  I am going to sleep.  I'm exhausted.

Pops w/66 DOF!


Good morning on Day 57!

Posted by Pops Jun 15, 2018

Good morning friends.  I've been pretty busy here in the D.C, area as of late.  (That's short for "District of Champions")  Now that all of the hooplah has died down, it's time to get back to the grind and start making the donuts again.  Isn't this a wonderful start to what appears to be a gorgeous summer coming up?  I rode the Harley into work this morning.  At six in the morning, the temperature was a pleasant 76 degrees...t-shirt and sunglasses was comfortable @ 70 mph.  Usually I have to wear a sweatshirt, or light jacket, but not this morning.

So Pops is rocking his quit still at 57 days and counting.  I gotta tell you that this last work was pretty trying, but I just kept thinking that it was easier to keep going than to start over....I hope all of you are doing well in your lives today.  I will catch up on some of the last couple of days of blogs later this morning.....

Meanwhile....have a great Friday.  It's going to be a hot weekend coming up.

xoxoxo Pops w/57 DOF! 

oh, by the way...I came across this pin earlier last week and it made me think twice about complaining about aging process....let me share it with you....

hmmmm.....helped me to put a better perspective on some of my wrinkles..... 


I'm Seeing Red!

Posted by Pops Jun 12, 2018

I was @ the National Mall today celebrating with thousands of other Cap fans "Rockin' the Red!"



Alright, I can't stand it.....

Posted by Pops Jun 7, 2018

So, I guess that I am just an immature monkey at best....I need to shout out how proud I am of my milestone today....

Today:  Pops has 50 days of freedom!!!!!

That's right, it may not seem like much to you....but you had better believe me when I telll you.....


50 days simply "trips my trigger!!!" ;-)

I just thoght that I would put it out there for all of my EXer family to see.....Have a great evening...and for heaven's sake....

GO CAPS!!!!!

xoxoxoxo Pops!

Celebrate music


Day #48!!!!!

Posted by Pops Jun 5, 2018

Good morning family....

The weather is perfect these days....This is a great week to live in Maryland.  Temps are low, to mid 70s, wind is barely more than a cool breeze, and the sky is a gorgeous blue with nary a cloud on the horizon....It just doesn't get much better than this....

Oh, and by the way....the "Washington Capitals" are leading in the Stanley Cup finals, 3 games to 1!!!!! Go CAPS!!!!!

As for me and the non-smoking goes...there's nothing to tell actually.  No urges, and pure clean air & no coughing...just moving right along.  It would be a shame to even consider lighting up another coffin nail after realizing how great it feels to be smoke free. I hope all of you are enjoying your day as much as I am enjoying mine....

xoxoxo Pops with 48 Days of Freedom


Good morning EXer family :-)

Posted by Pops Jun 4, 2018

So here we are back to another week of fun and joy...One week closer to retirement...I am pleased to announce that in just three more days...I will be at my 50 day milestone!  As in today is day 47 for Pops!  Woo Hoo!!!!!

I feel so much better now that I am not wasting away my breath, money and time...

At 66 years old, (or young) you would think that I would have already figured these basic skills by now...Unbelievable as to how much destruction to our bodies we endure because of the big lie that has been perpetuated on us our entire lives...Oh well, by the grace of God, I have been given another chance this late in life....I have to make sure to make the most of it.....

Have a great smokefree day!

xoxoxox Pops


Day 46!!!!!

Posted by Pops Jun 3, 2018

That's 46 for Pops!  Woo Hoo!!!!! 

Thanks to the EX family for being here and letting me doodle on the site...whatever it takes to keep the demons at bay right?  In actuality though...things haven't been all that bad this time.  After I got my ego back in check and let go of the false pride of being embarassed to come back after faltering....I just got busy and dusted off the same tools that I had in my tool quit kit...(that I had failed to properly use before..I might add) that were perfectly fine...brand new in some in never been used....(not so funny actually).  And then things just started following a pretty much predictable order.  

I will say that somewhere around the 26-28 day mark...I had that nagging and constant calling back in my head that kept telling me to go out and smoke another, that nobody would really care anyway....Well I would care!  And that is what I had to keep telling myself.  Then I hung out with my office buddy who knows about my quit, and told him that I just needed some company for the day.  Then I got on the pledge page & read a couple of blogs of newbies that were struggling & commented on a couple.  The next morning, I was good as new, and haven't experienced any other urges since.  (At least now I "know" this too shall pass....)

Enough of my babbling on & on....time for some Sunday morning coffee....

Oh and by the way....GO CAPS!!!!!

Pops with 46 days of Freedom!

and after.....

lol....enjoy your day....