Thursday, June 18, 2009

I feel kinda bad. BEAUTIFUl young woman walking by the Narional
Instittes of Health. Smoking.


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

To be honest, stories like this just make me want to light up. I quit 7 years ago but I just enjoyed the hell out of every smoke right up until my very last drag. You may shake your head with sadness or annoyance at the sight of stubborn smokers but I shake my head with envy. I still miss it at some point every day.

Mister Parker said...

You and me both. I quit 22 years ago now (holy cow, 22 YEARS?!) and there are many times when I still think there'd be nothing better in the world than a cigarette ...

mister muleboy said...

I really kinda like posting from my iPhone whilst driving.

There's a Rorschach thing that happens. I can't express any real idea [yeah -- like I ever do anymore], but I can throw out a colour.

Then people build their response, both to the colour, and maybe in some ways to "me" for bringing up the colour.

Did I feel bad because she was smoking? Because she was walking by the National Institutes of Health [or, in Bizarro-world, the Narional Instittes of Health]? Because she was walking? because she was beautiful? because she was - - pshaw smoking? Because the Institutes of Health are impotent? Because she'll be an addict? Because she'll not stay as beautiful for as long? Because I couldn't have sex with her?

The great news is that I have no idea. I typed as I drove, and I had no more than hint of colour myself.

As a retired four-pack-a-dayer who presumably has never struck anyone as a reformed evangelist, I hope that I wasn't judging her and reaching any conclusions. And I'm probably more surprised by the comeback cigarettes seem to be making with the young* than I am sad, or annoyed.

And as a [hopefully] retired liter-a-day alcoholic, it would take brass balls to be judging anybody.

Besides, of all the things I've given up, the only one I miss daily is marital infidelity.

* In olden times, kids smoked to be "older." Now, they smoke to assert their youth ["fuck you, old people with your health campaigns!"]. Apparently, the median age for starting has crept UP just slightly -- probably because

ahh, who cares what I think about why?

Smoke if you got 'em. . . .

Little Johnny Jewel said...

See, I just thought you had taken to doing a Jim Carrey impersonation to finish your posts.

Well, alrighty then.

mister muleboy said...

See, I just thought you had taken to doing a Jim Carrey impersonation to finish your posts.

Well, alrighty then

Nominated, Top Ten Comments, 2009

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