Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Met Fellow Chantix Blogger

Today is Smoke-free Day 176.

Yesterday was super fun because I had the pleasure of meeting, in real life, fellow Chantix blogger Chris of My Chantix Experience, who was passing through my part of this crazy world. Chris is indeed as cool in every way as I thought he would be (plus is a real foodie, not an impostor like me who just likes to eat), and we enjoyed a cup of coffee, chatted much (because that's how I roll, you know), wandered around much, froze outside much, and I hope he had as much fun as I did.

It think it's really great that quitting smoking now is probably easier than ever, even if you still won't catch me quite calling it easy and still just almost easy. Not even all that long ago my past attempts at quitting involved support in the form of a little booklet inside the package of nicotine patches which really didn't seem to help all that much. Now there are options like Chantix which helped me so very much more plus tons of support from other bloggers all running around talking about their experiences similar, different and other. It's no longer just nameless and faceless support in written one time booklet form, but sometimes people share bits of their lives and how things are really going, and sometimes you are lucky enough to actually meet a real person behind a blog.

All of this is just plain cool to me. I love my fellow Chantix bloggers (over there, linked on the side).


  1. That is awesome! I have often thought it would be cool to have a Chantix blogger meetup, but we all live very far apart from one another.

    That is so great that you got to meetup!

  2. That is so cool! I have often wondered if I would ever meet any of my fellow Chantix bloggers. It's nice to know that it is possible! If anyone is ever in the Philadelphia area, let me know - it's only a short drive for me. We can hang out and NOT smoke together!

  3. Super COOL!! If I pass through Portland, will you hang out with the twin? :P

  4. Nice... Maggie ~ you are sooo great! I totally appreciate your comments on my blog. It is so great to have a fellow quitter in my corner... one who understands this strange new existence of living as a non-smoker when it seems like I've identified myself as a smoker for so much of my life. That's so awesome that you were able to meet up with a fellow blogger. I will DEF send you a msg if I land in Portland at some point.
    Take care!

  5. Yep, definitely was fun, but Chris did the hard part by traveling ;)

  6. I live in Southern California (San Fernando Valley) and would love to go out for coffee with ogthers bloggers. (Minus the cigs of course) Maggie, I am planning a trip to Beaverton, OR during spring break and perhaps we could meet up since you have been such a help in this process. TODAY IS MY 30 DAYS OFF NICOTINE OR CIGARETTES! Keep up the gooo work bloggers.

  7. I had a great time. Thanks again for hanging out and showing me the sights.


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