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You can take control of your life and toss smoking anytime you choose!

(But you actually have to make the choice)

Until You Are Willing To Be A Non Smoker.

Make Your Decision.

Get In The Game.

Willingness NOT Willpower.

If So, I have Some Special Treats For You. 


Chocolate Better Than Smoking

What's Your Favorite?

You No Like Chocolate Anymore?

So There Can Be A Sunrise

You Can't Enjoy The Freedom Of Being A Non Smoker

Until You Quit Smoking.

In Marbles Your Most Important Marble Is Your Shooter.

In Quitting Smoking, Your Shooter Is What's Between Your Ears

You can't lose focus when playing marbles or you lose.

Isn't that about the same with everything in life?

It Certainly Is With Quitting Smoking.

Use What's Between Your Ears To Focus On A Life Ahead,

Not, The Addicts Past.

In California Agate Shooters Were The Most Sought After. 










This marble blog was inspired by brutus 

As Long As You Say You Can

~No Limits Here~

~I Don't Do That Anymore~


      No, I didn't pick the one shown below. I learned a long time ago to look for a tan base beneath the netting.

      I saw cantaloupes were 33 cents a pound last week. They were hard as rocks but I very much wanted some different fruit for a change and bought one, assuming it would ripen.

      Well, my hope didn't come true. It wasn't because of anything I did,

it happened before it was mine.

      My theory is, it was picked way too early because when I cut it open, the center was much darker than the outer flesh and had never softened. It had no flavor.  The difference between that cantaloupe being good or bad was what happened before I got it. It was out of my control until it wasn't.


      Now, your quit, your quit, is an entirely different animal.

You control it from the beginning. Don't say you don't, YOU DO!

No one else is going to be responsible for your quit so, there are no excuses. There is no one else to blame.


No One And No Thing Makes You Smoke But You!

Give It Time To Ripen. You Won't Regret It.

We Want To Turn You In To A Bear!

A Bear Unencumbered By Nicotine!

A Bear Who Can Do Anything!

Don't Be Looking For Excuses To Smoke.

It Doesn't Take Much To Fail In The Beginning..


It's Okay To Think About Smoking.

You Can't Help But Remember Something You Did For So Many Years.

It's Not Okay To Consider It.

Thinking You Want To Smoke (Consideration) Is What Will Take You Back To It.

Consideration Becomes Obsession.

Obsession Becomes Obliteration.

Why do we continue to numb ourselves to life by living in a smoking routine?


This is from Wichita Lineman....Relate it to nicotine...Do you need it more than you want it?

Here's the end of the phrase (and the road) if smoking's where your love is...

No One Escapes Some Kind Of Damage After Smoking Long Term.

What's It Going To Leave You With? or Without?

It's The Drug That Keeps You In The Routine. You Can Unlearn The Psychological Connections! We Can Teach You How.

So, Why Not Just Let It Go? Why Not Halt The Damage Now?

Nicotine Isn't Life. Nicotine Isn't Required For Life.

Walk Away.

      I got my first computer when Windows 95 came out. I had been using a word processor for bids and contracts along with a fax machine.  Remember those things? 

      I loved playing Tomb Raider and Diablo.  My wife always knew where to find my daughter and myself after I got that computer.. I remember having so much fun. Thing is, I was so involved, I didn't want to go outside and smoke.

Lots of dopamine. LOTS


      Then I just had to build a computer from scratch. It had everything plus 5 hard drives. I had it set up to edit video because two harddrives splitting the work can do it much faster.Then I built one for my daughter. A computer is just a bunch of parts that click into the motherboard. The fun is choosing the parts you want. There are 2 brands of processors and they each had to use a motherboard with a matching pin socket. I liked to upgrade from what I could buy ready made so building computers from scratch became another hobby.


      I don't know, maybe the first person shooter games where all you're doing is holding a gun and shooting might be a little much while you're trying to quit smoking.


Ever play them?

Any favorites?


I still have a dumb phone. (for a reason.) 

going in circles

I'm seeing a lot of that here lately.

Talking The Talk Don't Mean Squat If You Don't Walk The Walk.

Take Some Of That Hot Air And Raise Your Quit.

See How I Cut Off The Path Of

Associations And Memories Of

Buying Or Thinking About Buying Cigarettes

By Simply Not Going There Again?

People wonder why I call him Hoggie?

It's short for "Love-Hog."

      From the time he was a kitten, he's had a need for love that went beyond all the other cats we had. If people came to visit, he would go from one lap to the next and then back again.

      We probably had 50 or more from 1981 to 2009, mostly rescues. Actually all rescues and a few litters from those rescues.

      Our first cat showed up on the front porch. We went on vacation and when we came back, she was on our front porch and it was now apparent she was expecting.

      After she continually returned, I built a raised three foot square house with a door opening and a shingled roof that lifted off for cleaning and spreading out a blanket, I called it "Catominium."


      Anywho, Hoggie was born on a corner chair in the living room with his 4 brothers about two feet behind my head in a little spring up cat tent a friend had given us. He's heard my voice since his first breath and we've been pretty much inseparable these past 11 years. He went to Canada with me for a month and we've only been apart perhaps 10 days total in the past 11 years.

I take him out every day. He ran wild in LA but too many coyotes in Oceanside.

He likes to eat the grass and hurl every other day or so.

I've determined that he is most vulnerable to coyotes when he's wretching.

The Loquats Are Nearly Ready. The Birds Know It.

Have A Great Sunday!

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