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Stats Update: 36 days smokefree
Smokefree days: 36 days
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 1080 --- Damn, even my non-smoking count is poison
Total savings: $968.40
I'll wish you all a possum, kea and tobacco free island.
Yesterday I seemed to have worried a few people when I mentioned that I was moving my blog **history** from here to my public blog at http://kiore.blogspot.co.nz/ . I'm not planning on giving up posting here any time soon, but going forward I will be more focussed on the non-smoking stuff there than here and vice versa.
Tessa (a.k.a. Wifi Wifie) and I went to the Auckland Diwali festival on Queen St today. We've been going every year since around 2006. Initially we went to the one at the Waitakere Stadium then we switched to the Queen St one. When possible we do both.
Given that this was my first street festival since giving up smoking the question is raised, "how did I cope?" The answer is pretty well. Very few of the crowd smoked and I only caught the occasional whiff of tobacco smoke, I noticed it but didn't have any strong smoking triggers going on in my brain. When Tessa asked how I felt about one guy's smoke that I'd commented on, I said it was disappointing that he was so large that I doubted my ability to floor him with a single blow to steal his cigarette. The joke was that he looked like a repository for at least two varieties of plague and stealing a cigarette off him would have been a much worse health risk than the smoking.