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Big Sharp Rocks With A Cement Slurry Poured Between Them

Does that sound like what you want to fall on if you lose your balance on the bike path?

My buddy lost control of his bike and had to be lifeflighted to La Jolla on a helicopter.

UPDATE i just spoke with steve

Steve has 8 broken ribs, a broken sternum. the nibs broke off a vertebrae, separated shoulder, bad scrapes and lacerations, stitches on his forehead and a brand new smartphone that's no longer functioning with its shattered screen


We went East to the Mission today instead of to the beach

Mission San Luis Rey Founded in 1798


There were 21 missions built by the monks north to south in California back when it was just the natives and the church trying to religify them. They were the beginning of The King's Highway, El Camino Real. The monks dropped mustard seed on their route between missions and the yellow mustard plants marked the way from mission to mission.

Please say a prayer for Steve. Ribs take a long time to heal when you're 65

here's some pics i took.

The Good News

This blog is always open and someone is always here to buoy you up, give advice and answer your questions.


We know the percentage of those who make it a year without smoking is about 6%. We must accept that not everyone will succeed or we would go nuts. We can't help everybody because each persons quit is ultimately in their control.

Many drop off the site because they choose to start smoking again.

If your quit buddy starts smoking again, will you let that be your excuse to smoke?

If your quit buddy dissappears for more than a week without any communication they probably started smoking again.

I notice many choose quit buddies with the same amount of time quit. this is all fine and good unless one of them smokes and then the person who didn't smoke's quit can be undermined.

Use common sense. Each of us at any stage of our quits can encourage and help another but, you don't go to college to be led by the other students. (at least I didn't. LOL)

keep track of the mindless cigarettes you have every day and the one or two you actually enjoy.

kinda puts a whole new light on the addiction, don't it?


two boys

Posted by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 Oct 29, 2012

> >
> > > Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are excessively mischievous.
> > >
> > > They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any
> > > mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved.
> > >
> > > The boys' mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful
> > > in disciplining children, so she asked if he  would speak with her boys.
> > >
> > > The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually.
> > >
> > > The mother sent the 8 year old in the morning, with the older boy
> > > to see the preacher in the afternoon.
> > >
> > > The preacher, a huge man with a deep booming voice, sat the
> > > younger boy down and asked him sternly,
> > >
> > > "Do you know where God is, son?"
> > >
> > > The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting
> > > there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open.
> > >
> > > So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone,
> > >
> > > "Where is God?!
> > >
> > > Again, the boy made no attempt to answer.
> > >
> > > The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in
> > > the boy's face and bellowed, "WHERE IS GOD?!"
> > >
> > > The boy screamed & bolted from the room, ran directly home & dove
> > > into his closet, slamming the door behind him.
> > >
> > > When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked,
> > >
> > > "What happened?"
> > >
> > > The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied,
> > >
> > > "We are in BIG trouble this time!"
> > >
> > > "GOD is missing, and they think WE did it!"


went for a bike ride today from my house to the harbor and back







Don't need a heater, that's for sure.

I will be praying for all those in the storms path.

The only thing "Sandy" here is going to be my feet!

who is this taylor quick girl?




well, i had my fasting bloodwork and rewarded myself with my coffee and even stopped for three doughnuts. couldn't mislead you with a title like this.

my lipids my lipids

I nearly forgot I have a fasting blood test this morning.

Made my coffee and then realized i couldn't drink it.




Question: The basketball scores were being announced and i noticed one teams name across one whole end of the court and as I recall, the opposing teams name is usually on the other end. So is there someone who has to paint the visiting teams name on one end of the court before each game? Enquiring mind wants to know.

We could figure out the path on a map of our locations to a certain location. probably the center of this country.

Anyone from Lebanon, Kansas? Thats the center of the US A

I'm 40 miles north of san diego in Oceanside.

Here's my driving route to Lebanon

who's the closest person east of me? or north of me?



Amd here are some pictures of Lebanon, Kansas.......don't worry. the tornadoes were a long time ago.

this question would be for the appaholics.out there.

I went out to a huge music store an a few other cool places with my buddy steve yesterday and I was taking pictures with my phone while we were driving.

..............I had my first pumpkin latte as we were driving the coast


....................................too bad steve couldn't have been stephanie........LOL


please don't smoke over it!

a. walk around the block

b. be as fresh as today's.

c. benchpress 300 lbs

d. have a family

e. all of the above

as is having non smoking company for dinner.

i'm available lol

When I quit, i didn't know about any quit smoking websites until i was 2 weeks quit.

I spent a month just telling myself to delay that next cigarette. there was no tension, no fear, no apprehension, no quit date. A friend asked if i would consider quitting to mentor his brother who also smoked. so i was just testing myself. i didn't necessarily want to quit and i had not yet decided to quit.

on the friday before the tuesday i quit, i was down from a pack a day to 5 a day and i had never once gotten uptight about quitting. that day, i knew i was buying my last pack. there was not a conscious plan, i just knew it.

I used the patch. I put my faith in the patch to help ease the physical withdrawal. that's all.

i used 10 during my first 14 days.

that means on my 14th day I used a patch and 4 days (not in consecutive order) i didn't.

i had put my faith in the patch to help me quit until i knew i didn't need it.

i even carried one in my wallet my first year and promised myself i would use it rather than smoke.

so it is what you believe that carries you through, not what you are using.

i also never went back to the store i bought my cigarettes.

use your common sense.

don't put yourself in harms way with bad choices.

and stay busy. i played guitar all day at that friends house those first two weeks.

Having a continuing dialogue with yourself can direct your quit exactly where you want it to go.

Think ahead, talk yourself through situations before they happen.

That way, surprise attacks are kept to a minimum.

1, Get as frazzled as you can and keep an emergency pack waterproofed in the toilet tank.

2. Think positively negative.

3. Roller skate on your head.

4. Focus on where you are going to be in 130 days and not the craves you might be experiencing today.








Smoking pretty much dictated our waking moments.

Let me give you some good news!

There's more to living than thinking of not smoking too!

I know many of you are now focused on getting through one day at a time without smoking.

It won't always be that way.

don't short yourself. give it the time it requires to "get over it" Promise yourself 130 days from your last puff to relearn how to live without smoking.

Keep that promise.Get past No Mans Land.  It'll be the best thing you ever do!

What did you do?

I went for a ride with my dad Saturday along the beach and out into the back country.

(the pictures always post last first.)

1. That Cigarette Ain't Gonna Smoke Itself

2. You Can't Kill Tobacco But It'll Kill You.

3. If You Dwell On Something You Build It's Importance In Your Mind.

4. You Didn't "Red" This, You Read It.

5. A Cheap Ugg Is Not The Same As An A Grunting "Ugh"

Your decision to not smoke is what will keep you quit, nothing else will do it.


Smoking is a verb and tobacco is a noun.

Your battle is with yourself.

It appears the spammer created at least 10 new accounts last night. a row

most people give up too early.


it is a process.


give yourself 130 days from your last puff.


months 2, 3, and 4 can hold some doozies when it comes to cravings.


be prepared. stick it out

thinking about the guitar on a song i'm writing.

not flattering but i think the music  is the magic so close your eyes if you can't stand to watch.

Go to his page and under his non picture, choose "report this" then write SPAMMER.

He just joined (for the 1000th time) and doesn't know he has been seen.

Perhaps we can get his account deleted before he even posts. Wouldn't that piss him off? LOL

By giving yourself permission you have set yourself up to do it again. and again

You are either smoking or you are not..

The only way to be true to yourself and your quit?


Water, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-75 Lanolin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-2, 3-Diol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

there's one thing every successful quitter has in common.

they figure out how to get around the cravings without smoking.

So, let's make a list

i laughed out loud


How do/did you get around them?

i also used wintergreen lifesavers occasionaly but not as a one for one cig replacement

(I also used them before I quit to freshen my ashtray mouth)

wouldn't you like to be a pepper too? taco pepper, taco pepper

if things are not working right on your desktop or laptop all of a sudden, try this before you take it in or ship it.

on a laptop >>>>>unplug the power and take out the battery then put the battery back in.

the computer will normally reset itself and you're good to go.

on a desktop, shut down the pc and then unplug the power from the wall.

Removing power to the motherboard of any computer allows it to reset. shutting it down won't do it because even though it isn't on, there is still power going to it.

i can't tell you definitively but, my feeling is if you light up your brain with nicotine that whole period of time, you certainly aren't doing anything to separate from nicotine dependence.

of course you know that a cigarette has been determined to be the "best" nicotine delivery system.

so, my question is,

is it just a matter of time before the person who has never removed the nicotine addiction goes back to smoking for the better delivery system?

Again, i am unable to prove it is but, common sense would seem to say nicotine addict would be more prone to go back to smoking than one who had distanced themself from nicotine.

My suggestion is don't be a nic-needer indefinitely

i ask you, "what else is there"?


They are claiming it isn't sabotage even though the seats have not come loose in 20 years of service.

Is there a leprechaun walking beneath the floor of the cabin loosening random nuts?

Perhaps the hand of God undid those airliner seats to make AA look bad?

Don't say i didn't warn you

(so I already have a good idea of where it will go)

Is nicotine a submarine that’s sinking you ?
You smoke it steals your breath s’got nutthin better to do
Each 30 minutes you do penance when you put it to flame
Let it go? Well, can you let it? or is it too ingrained?

Your brain is washed in nicotine
It will sink you like a submarine
to the depths and your heart beats very fast
Arteries hardening, plaque attack

Arteries Hardening here comes pain
Nicotine holds you in its chains
On your knees saying pretty please
You have no voice till you make the choice to

Quit just quit, the first three weeks you’ll feel out of it
But push on, and you'll make it stay gone

Until you know you’re over it my friend
This is the only way to find the end and may you never, ever, choose to smoke again

2100 Days Legally UNBOUND from tobacco.

There is a fallacy in the smoking mind that tobacco somehow does something "good"


Be free like a bird. They comb the beach but they do not treasure cigarette butts.



She is losing an ear to cancer and they created one out of cartilage that matches it and grew it in her arm

Quitting smoking is much more bearable if you experience what a crave feels like before you actually quit.

I'm not much for weaning from a pack (or whatever you smoked a day)  to nothing. At the end it becomes more like torture than teaching. You may start focusing on what you are missing. Once you get below 5 cigarettes a day, you are most likely in withdrawal. So, ease into it. Get some control before you actually quit.

I spent 4 weeks considering quitting. During that time, I delayed when i wanted to smoke


By the 4th week I was going 4 hours and more without a cigarette without stress or anxiety.

So when I bought my last pack on that Friday, I decided I would quit the next Tuesday, the day AFTER new years. (No failed new years resolution bs for me)

Start changing your smoking habits before you quit rather than saving everything for the day you quit and then being anxious getting overwhelmed about what's going to happen or hitting your quit date.

You wouldn't bungee off a bridge without the bungee would you?

its disturbing to me to think I would have to worry about whether or not I would smoke the rest of my life.

so I don't.

it takes time but, I believe you can disconnect from the nicotine addict.

once the nicotine is out of your body you are on your way.

who wants to think about not smoking forever? we all have better things to do.

why not work toward disconnection instead of fighting it the rest of your life?

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