Thursday, July 06, 2006
Copin' without Cope
I'm not sure what the point was -- although not havin' to fool with spit cups is nice. Dr. ER *really* appreciates that. There is still a place or two on the carpet from pre-2003 "spit cup mishaps."
But I eat more now, and I probably drink more, and I smoke more fricking cigars, and I still chew at least one piece of nicotine gum a day. I'm tempted to say fooey on quitting.
But then, I know deep down that I do not want my next dip of Copenhagen. What I want is my *last* dip of Copenhagen -- and that can't happen. The next one would burn my mouth like battery acid, give me a headache and make me nauseous.
Three days without a smoke for Dr. ER today, too. She has her own ways of compensating.
Nicotine gum and cigars are ways to continually introduce nicotine into ER's system, but they don't help alleviate the cravings. His best bet is to avoid the damn cigars and ween himself from the gum.
But likely, he'll crave his Cope for the rest of his life.
speaking as someone with a pack-a-day habit, who's been unable after, several tries, to give up the habit and will surely die a premature and miserable death because of it:
YOU SAY "FOOEY" AN' I'LL COME DOWN THERE AND KICK YOUR REDNECK ASS!
"The next one would burn my mouth like battery acid, give me a headache and make me nauseous."
yep, nature's not too subtle, is she, when she's telling you you're an idiot.
be strong, bub. cowboy up.
and nix them stoagies.
Trixie, no way am I following any link to Sean Marsee. Of course, I know the story. In fact, as an undergrad polital science major, I did a paper on efforts by U.S. Rep Mike Synar to get Congress to curb tobacco advertising -- considered a damnn radical thing to do at the time -- and Marsee's abnormal reaction to snuff was a centerpiece of his effort.
Oh, and re: the Yankee comment: Don't know whether you meant to peg Kev or not, but he has Oklahoman in his blood! And that counts for a lot. :-)
There was nothing normal about Sean Narsee's experience.