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Iron will power. Discipline.

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Evening blogsters:

I managed to get home without picking up a carton of smokes from the Rez the other day.  Ran through a partial can of Bugler that had been lying around here for just such an emergency, but it spang ran out.

The question is, do I make my decisions, or do smokes make my decisions for me.  Am I going to be ruled by habit and drive ten miles down this mountain just for tobacco? 

Of course not!

Instead, I'm digging around in the garbage cans and ashtrays for snipes with a little left on the end, rolling up tea, coffee grounds testing them for smokability.

I'm not a man gonna be ruled by stupid habits.

Jack

 

 

Entry #425

Comments

1.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - November 13, 2005, 11:14 pm
I would walk a mile for a camel.
I know what you mean. I use to roll my own at one time with a bugler canvas roller.
I personally prefer the flavor of bugler rather than ready made. That was before I went to filtered cigs.
Was a non filtered smoker most of my smoking years.
Yep I used to dig out the butts and roll the tobacco into another cigarette with the roller. Talk about concentrated nictine. Whew. LOL
For a ready rolled non fiiltered I like the Nat Shermans non filtered. Expensive but real good.
2.
Comment by Rip Snorter - November 13, 2005, 11:59 pm
Hi JAP:
Thanks for the comment.
Those old Bugler rollers are a gift from heaven. Been rolling up recycled snipes on mine the last hour or two. Those things stink something awful.

Never tried Nat Shermans, but if I ever come into money at the same time as expensive tastes, I'll give it a shot. I've been smoking whatever's cheapest on the Rez... usually Native American or Sky Dancer... they run about $12 a carton and give you a taste you can't get this side of Mexico or the Far East, plus they offend non-smokers two blocks away.

Later, amigo
Jack
3.
Comment by shalini - November 14, 2005, 12:40 am
my my...what amazing discipline...hahaha
4.
Comment by Rip Snorter - November 14, 2005, 7:02 am
Hi shalini:

Thanks for the comment. When I get steely-eyed like this there's nothing I can't do.
Jack
5.
Comment by fxsterling - November 14, 2005, 12:07 pm
i've done the same   and last mo paid $12 for 2 packs in ny   a sin tax like lotto or beer
6.
Comment by cowgirlpoet - November 14, 2005, 2:05 pm
Oh, but here's the worst! When I "quit", a particular friend would leave snipes in the ashtray at the office. Good snipes, not even smoked half way down.   When I started looking forward to her company just for the snipes I knew she would leave, I knew I'd better just crawl back on the wagon and buy my own.

To misquote Mark Twain - Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it a hundred times.
7.
Comment by Rip Snorter - November 14, 2005, 4:25 pm
Hi fxsterling and cowgirlpoet:

Thanks for the comments.

I got lucky. When I walked into the place where I buy smokes on the Santa Ana rez the sales lady for Sky Dancers was in there. I was moseying around looking for the cheapest smoking tobacco readyrolls and she asked if I'd tried Sky Dancer little cigars. Offered to give me a free carton if I'd buy a carton. 20 packs of leedle seegars for $12. Best price on smokes I've had in a while.

Good hearing from you again, particularly fxsterling. Been wondering how you are doing. Well, hopes I.

Best to both of you,
Jack

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