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This is my theater,come on in, find a seat.
 
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Does anyone remember Frank Reynolds? He was the anchor of ABC news prior to Peter Jennings. I realized yesterday while reading an article about Jennings that Reynolds also died of cancer. Two anchors in a row is a bit weird.

And wow! How about the news that Dana Reeve has lung cancer and she never even smoked.

My quest to quit is going alot better. The cravings are getting fewer and farther between. There's still that bad craving after a meal but even it's getting easier to manage.My wife and I have taken up bicycle riding for exorcise and i really enjoy it. The riding is helping me to stay off the smokes because i know that if i was still smoking i'd never be able to do it. Besides after a long ride i'm too tired to smoke.

 
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More motivation
The whole Peter Jennings situation has driven home how important my quitting smoking actually is. Cigs can kill me...not good.
 
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Quitting Smoking
Tags: quitting
It seems to be getting better. I'm not having the REALLY bad cravings...much, anymore. It's been 22 days now maybe i've crossed some threshhold...i hope.
 
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Quitting Smoking

Just a note to those quitting or thinking about it:

 I've tried the NicoDerm clear patches the first two weeks. As a cost saving measure i'm trying the generic Walgreens brand patches now. The generics look like a big Bandaid but they seem to stick better than the clear plastic NicoDerm ones and cost about $5-$10 less. Haven't noticed any diffrence in how they work so unless fashion is an issue go with the generics.

I've picked up some beef jerkey as per a suggestion in the comments and it helps some...thanks. I'm also eating Altoids mints when i get the urge to smoke (like right now). The uber peppermint blast in them seems help too.

Thanks again to everyone who have made sugestions or given moral support, it does help.


 
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Smoking
The worst time is after a meal. I really want a smoke after I eat.

I'm not going to stop eating so don't even suggest that.

 
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Quitting Smoking
Tags: help quitting
I'm trying to quit smoking. I'm using those patches but they are just so darned hard to keep lit. (insert rimshot here)
Any tips anyone has are welcome it's been two weeks so far but the cravings just seem to get worse albeit farther apart.

 
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I won't be home tonight so i can't live blog the Oscars.



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I am thinking i'll use this space for liveblogs
 
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I'll figure out what to post here eventually
Because i'm so bad at writing html, cant seem to link anything i've decided not to use this space for my sports and entertainment posts.

I've started two new pages at blogger.com where i can work with their system easier. I'll put links in the sidebar for them if you want to visit.

In time i'l decide what to post here and maybe over time i can figure out how to work this system.

Garman

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I am feeling very frustrated
 
MindSay Quick Update /
I am feeling frustrated
 
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or at least they MIGHT be here

I'm having trouble figuring out how to get hyperlinks to work. Nothing
will be here until i can. I suck at html code and if i can't easily do
what i want this forum will be useless to me. This is alot harder to
use than blogspot.

attempting hyperlink:
http://www.imdb.com/
attempting another:
http://notesfromaredstate.blogspot.com/

 
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Ok, My Sports and Entertainment Posts Will Be Here Now.
I do DVD reviews, concentrating not so much on was it a good movie since DVD releases have been out for a while, although i do critique and rate the films on a 0-5 scale 0 being crap and 5 being great, but how well the DVD it's self is. (ex: Picture quality, smooth flow between chapters, sound options and quality, quality and quantity of special features ect.) I also do a round up on Mondays of whats being released on DVD that week including re-releases, special/extended editions and TV shows comming out on DVD.

I will review movies from theaters although since i got my home theater setup i don't go as often.

I'm not really in to the hollywood gosip sort of thing but i have been keeping an eye on the who will be the next James Bond story.

I will from time to time comment on TV series, specials and made for TV movies.

I will review any new home theater equipment i come across that moves me to comment on it. I'm a big home theater geek so that line of discussion is allways open and i appreciate anyone pointing shiny new toys out to me.

My sports posts center on my favorite teams and sports. They are:
Football: Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans.
Baseball: Baltimore Orioles.
Hockey: Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators and the current financial and labor troubles in the NHL.
Other majior issues in sports such as steroid use have been hit upon as well.

Well that's what i want to do here i hope everyone finds it interresting and fun.

I'll have some DVD reviews by tomorrow.

Garman


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MindSay Quick Update /
I am thinking i might live blog the acadamy awards
 
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What To Do With This Blog
I'm not certain what i'm going to do with this blog. My main blog Notes From A Red State and it's research takes up most of my time. I may just post random thoughts and nonsense or i may move my entertainment or sports posts to here.

Moving my entertainment posts ( DVD, home theater Movie and TV reviews and notes ect.) and or sports posts ( Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans football, Baltimore Orioles baseball and if it ever comes back Washington Capitals and Nashville Predators hockey) would give me more space to discuss that stuff and free up "Notes" to be a purely political blog wich it pretty much is anyway.

While i'm pondering my options i'm open for suggestions, so let me know what you think.


Garman

 
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I am thinking Maybe that groundhog wouldn't see it's shadow if they turned off all the camera lights
 
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I am watching Senate Confirmation Hearings
 
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My Main Blog Address
http://notesfromaredstate.blogspot.com/
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