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My Four Cigarettes

Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by Jamira, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. San just reminded me growing up with yellow/brown ceilings.

    Dad was a near chain smoker. A big, very strong ‘old school’ man who didn’t worry about health or anything much really.

    Never thought he’d stop. When he got older he tried to stop. Hypnosis, acupuncture, nicotine patches: none of them worked.

    It was only when his GP told him he would have to get his leg amputated if he didn’t that he stopped right away!

    Remember as a kid showing off by smoking plain ciggies including Senior Service or the macho Capstan Full Strength. :). But usually stuck to tipped eg. John Players No. 6 or Park Drive at school moving on to eg Embassy King Size and the like when working.

    Oh, with none of the scary images you get on UK cig packets these days!

    Went through a Cigarello (sp?) phase - sort of a cross between cigarettes and cigars.

    Once had 110 cigarettes in 24 hours...might have been a bit longer...all night party.

    Just like the advert ‘You’re never alone with a Strand’ when I had a packet of fags in my pocket I knew there was always a ‘friend’ I could turn to to cheer me up or calm me down.

    Even today, decades later, I have ultra vivid dreams where I wake up in the middle of the night and smoke a cigarette from some I have hidden somewhere.

    Having said that I have equally vivid dreams of having a couple of guns hidden in my flat. One a small, shiny revolver and the other a stonking big pistol that must be some wish-fulfilment dream because it resembles a DOA Rockjacker from PE before they changed the look to a carbine. ;)
  2. San


    I didn't want to degrade this thread but since it was already picked up by others decided to add my experience in the briefest possible way. Let's return it to the original owner for the purpose it was meant, philosophizing over the duration of a few cigarettes, whether they are actually smoked or not.
  3. Well I was hoping that my post would make interesting reading including to Jamira but maybe not? ;)

    Let’s see how Jamira feels about our interventions. If it were me I’d feel flattered that others had been drawn in to ‘share a cigarette’.
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  4. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Personally I found this an interestibg detour. But sure Jamira will be back with the next cigarette of muse before long
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  5. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Cigarette 38

    Again not at the loggia but out at the entrance stairs of the house of good friends, smoking another cigarette. It rains since hours. When rain started, the big tree in front of the stairs offered shelter from rain. Now while rain ceders it does exactly the opposite thing: the rain from clouds is low but the drops from the leaves of the tree increase. The tree is no shelter any longer but became the significant menace.
    This looks like a good picture of many things that happen at the moment around the world.
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  6. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Suddenly reminded of this

  7. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Cigarette 39

    Out at the loggia, smoking and feeling happy. This evening I stopped Elite Dangerous and didn't watch a movie or TV series. I just sat in front of my new 3D-printer and watched how my digital work became part of the analog real life. It is such a benefit! Making RL things is pretty satisfying. It's simply fascinating.
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  8. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Where is the "love" button when one needs it?

    Was pretty pleased when my friend bought be the first thing that I designed myself that had a complex design the other week. OK it was based off a kind of lego that existed in the 80s but still. From design to actual part is awesome feeling.

    Actually on the 3D print thing. My bike broke the other day. Thankfully it is still in warranty and I'm being offered a replacement part. But it has been a nice thought to think, that if they had refused, as a last resort I'd have been able to measure, design and print a replacement part. I'd probably even be able to make it fit the bike better (so it doesn't come loose and snap like the broken part did) - the original part seems fairly generic and was only glued on with some sorta plasticy blob glue stuff.
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