Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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Six Year Anniversary

Last night I stopped by the local 7-11 for some Ben & Jerry's. As I was walking out, I heard a kid ask the guy, "Do you happen to have any specials on cigarettes?" I supposed I shouldn't have been terribly surprised as it is a pretty reasonable question, but it was one that I never asked when I was a smoker. I would just get my preferred brand or a close variation thereof, the cost of a pack was less important than the cigarette itself. I even remember chuckling with Dan about those "Buy Two Get One Free" deals one used to occasionally see.

My last cigarette was six years ago today at 3:45 in the afternoon. The timing ended up being fortuitous, as there would have been no way for me to support the habit while I was on leave of absence; that very weekend was when cigarettes went from being an already whopping five dollars a pack to seven; the prices can now get up to nine or ten in Manhattan. If I was still a smoker, I could conceivably have been spending around around sixty to seventy plus dollars a week on cigarettes.

Before I had quit, I was staunchly opposed to restricting smoking in bars and whatnot, and I spent a couple of months trying as best as possible not to turn into one of those former smokers who become anti-smoking Nazis once they quit, but just a thing is impossible, I think. Maybe there is some form of nostalgic bitterness an ex-smoker has towards something that once gave them so much pleasure? I don't know. All I can say is that the scent of cigarette smoke now disgusts me, and I want to be as far away from it as possible these days.

An interesting moment to take a break (link is kinda not really work safe).

Part I: More obligatory nagging about the alphabet meme. C'mon, people... E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, Q, R, S, T, U, W, Y and Z are all still available.

Part II: I've been tagged on this one by suitboyskin

Rules of the Game:
  • People who have been tagged should write their answers on their blogs & replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

  • Tag 10 people to do this quiz. These people should state who they were tagged by & cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by. Continue this game by sending it to other people.
    I don't like tagging, so if you feel like you want to do it, consider yourself tagged.
  1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
    Funny I should get this question today of all days. I seem to recall being very hurt by what they had done and an intense, frustrated fury that there was nothing I could do about it.

  2. What's a weird habit you have?
    I used to always do a Christopher Lambert impersonation whenever passing Silvercup Studios, but I grew out of that.

  3. What's the craziest thing you've done?
    I chased a heroin addict across Sunrise Highway when I worked for Tower Records.

  4. If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose and why?
    Either teleportation or Doctor X's.

  5. What is your biggest fear?

  6. What is your favorite magazine?
    Online: Film Score Monthly.
    In Print: Video Watchdog.

  7. Do you trust easily?

  8. If you could try any profession other than your own, what would it be?
    I'm currently working on becoming a filmmaker rather than a special services tech... but a completely different path that is interesting to me would be graphic design.

  9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
    Insert standard "Josh is lonely" paragraph here.

  10. What are you addicted to?
    Air. I can't get enough of it. I can't stop, every time I take one breath, I inhale the next without thinking about it.

  11. What country other than your own would you like to live in?
    The Off World Colonies.

  12. How old were you when you first got a cell phone?

  13. What is your favorite curse word?

  14. What is your favorite video game?
    I don't usually play video games, but I do enjoy Tetris.

  15. Would you rather be single & rich or married but poor?
    If I was happily married, I could live with poor.

  16. How many children do you want to have, if any?
    As many as I could eat.

  17. What do you think of tattoos?
    Not really my thing.

  18. What's the last movie you saw in theaters?
    Wall • E.

  19. Is there an old favorite that have you recently revisited?
    The Last Starfighter.

  20. What is your favorite scent?
    My mother's pasta sauce in the crockpot.

"You're stewed, buttwad!"

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Tags: memes
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