No smoking, First Week

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Nicotine patch on my thigh

No smoking, first week

Yes indeed, dear friends, it is now one week since last I lit a paper tube full of dry leaves, put it in my mouth and inhaled the vapours. Though I have been plastering my thigh with nicotine poltices, this week has marked the first period of any duration at all in the last thirty or so years that I have not marked the passing of each 5 minute interval with a cigarette.

I shall not keep a daily record of this activity, or non-activity, this cessation. That would get boring.

It is not so damn tough after all.
No smoking, 2 days in.
And so, and so, today marks the 2nd day of no cigarettes pour moi. Oh yes. For the first time in over 30 years I have made it through two whole days without a cigarette. Wearing that patch on my arm, drinking lots of roiibos tea, eating fruit. Not so damn bad. If it weren’t also so hot in athens. And if those wee green bugs with richard nixon’s face would stop lecturing me in trans temporal vibration language about semiotics and the steely flavor of musics.

more later

Author: Blaine L. Reininger

Blaine L. Reininger was born July 10, 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado. Then he lived a life. By and by, he founded Tuxedomoon with Steven Brown in 1977. He traipsed around America, tuxedomooning until 1980, when he began to traipse around Europe. As a direct result of all of this traipsing, many musical compositions were composed, most of which found their way to some sort of mechanical device capable of reproducing musical compositions. This was mostly for the good. He now lives in Athens, Greece, where he is content.

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