Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Today is smoke-free day 274. I'm wearing my green. I'm well into my corned beef brisket, with cabbage/potatoes (gotta start early when you are one person). I've been sucking down Nutty Irishman lattes (add to an already perfectly good latte: hazelnut and Irish cream - or mint extract, if that's what you have, and I know because that's what I have, and it worked!) all weekend (big kids version with real alcohol is here, if needed). I'm a whopping 25% Irish (100% today), and I'm good to go. I'm not smoking today, even if I used to kind of think that the whole menthol cigarette poison sucking thing fit with the whole green theme (I also thought menthol smokes were "refreshing," proving how excellent marketing can be). I don't really feel like I'm missing out on anything minus that bit o' green. In fact, I feel excellent, all shower fresh smelling and refreshed and full of life! It's a great day to be alive, and I love St. Patrick's Day. Fresh. Happy. Minty. Green. Spring.