Thursday, September 20, 2007

It's Possible, All of It!

Today is Smoke-free Day 94.

What I've learned in the past 24 hours:
  • Having my dear friend J visiting is just plain as awesome as I'd hoped
  • Yet another McMenamins has proven itself to be excellent and interesting and yummy and historical and fun, and these brothers are just cool
  • Cuban coffee rocks but is very sweet, and roasting your own coffee beans is worth trying
  • I'm not the only one who thinks the drivers where I live really are bad (various near misses, and one almost ran J over coming out of the state run liquor store - and state run liquor stores are weird, too)
  • I actually like gin & tonics - a lot, it turns out (and will be learning how to make them myself tonight after I introduce J to an Espressotini)
  • Walking buzzed and spur of the moment in the night air (and in need of more tonic water) with a best friend is fun
  • Hangovers as a non-smoker are almost a non-issue (will continue to test theory)
  • I can drink with a good friend without smoking or dying for one. Even while drinking, the thoughts came and went, but I didn't feel compelled. Still not something I want to do regularly, but while J is here, I think I'll be OK.
Back out of pocket I go.


  1. Party on, Maggie! Sounds like you're having big fun! Good for you, you deserve it!

  2. Maggie, you deserve to celebrate with a good friend. You know, I found the same thing about drinking and not smoking. No headache the next morning. It's wonderful! Keep up the good thoughts.

  3. A state-run liquor store? Uh it even on a res? Say hi to James the Portable Jungle Gym for me...Love you! -Matt

  4. Thanks, MsTek and Sherri! Yep, the party continues.

    Matt/Anon - nope, just how it's done out here.


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