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2-26-08

2-26-08

Day 564 of 365 More.

There just aren’t enough hours in the day. Not even close. I did get a lot done at work today, but when i came home I spent the entire evening editing photos and researching my next photo project (which I actually have a really great idea for, and hopefully one people will actually want to pay money for. I even have the four models I need lined up, and they’re all hella excited about it). In addition to that I have a graphic design contract i have been neglecting. I promised to write the foreword to Mickey’s 365 book. I have at least 3 tarot cards to fix and repost as well as two new ones that I’ve shot but not processed yet. I don’t even remember the last time I had a chance to work out. Why can’t I quit smoking? Because nicotine gets me through the fucking day.

And people wonder why I don’t have time to sleep.

Check out this week’s 365 podcast(iTunes) when you get the chance. I’m going to bed.

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16 comments for “2-26-08

  1. avatar
    February 27, 2008 at 5:19 am

    ooh I love your breath in this.

  2. avatar
    February 27, 2008 at 5:19 am

    Well said.

  3. avatar
    February 27, 2008 at 6:31 am

    well said….apart from the smoking thing….you get you through the day not the nicotine, it just tells you it gets you through the day so you don’t quit! (my apologies I know there is nothing worse than a reformed ex-smoker…..I slap my own wrist for this comment)

  4. avatar
    February 27, 2008 at 10:13 am

    @SaylaMarz: thanks… its a mixture of cigarette smoke and it being really cold outside combined with the long exposure.

    @Shenanigan Kid: thanks.

    @disco~stu: see, I’ve quit smoking before. And I never get like that. And I don’t like that logic. The simple truth is that nicotine is a drug. And like any drug it has an effect, otherwise people wouldn’t bother to do it. So yeah, it does help me cope.

  5. avatar
    February 27, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I agree, there are not enough hours in the day! Especially when you have a two year old!
    My question, how many 365 books will there be out there????
    And next question, are you as tired of this snow as I am? Let’s move to the Carribean!

  6. avatar
    February 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I’m a reformed smoker too, and the most profound thing anyone’s said is that cigarettes CAUSED me to feel that way, not cure it. That meant if I could stay away long enough, those feelings would go away.
    Also, anything that isn’t telling you to not smoke, is the voice of addiction. I call it the ‘skull junkie’, because it lives in my head. I have to be its boss, which is a drag. It’s a sneaky fucker- ‘try one, see if you’re still hooked’. ‘It smells good!’, the list goes on.
    Also- ‘you’ll quit when you’re ready’ is a lie. You may never be ready in your mind, but your body is always ready. good luck!


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  7. avatar
    February 27, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    the breath is very cool

  8. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 1:55 am

    finally someone else enjoys cigarettes as much as me. Mav, I appreciate this photo. And being as that I just moved from PA and am now living in sunny San Diego, I will say relax in the snow for me, when you get a free second for yourself. 🙂

  9. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 9:56 am

    So there we were, sitting in our house watching Jericho on TV when both Em and myself notice what appears to be lightning outside. Since we had ‘thundersnow’ just a week ago, we pass it off as just more wacky Pittsburgh weather. After a few more flashes of brilliant light from outside our window, curiosity takes hold and I investigate the matter further. Looking out my door I found the source of the strange lightning. It was the flash of your camera taking the image above. I really love this pic, there was just the right amount of snow on the ground that night, IMHO.

  10. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 9:58 am

    brrrrrrrrrr…. of course the heat is even on at my house these days! Nice shot there

  11. avatar
    March 1, 2008 at 8:52 am

    i love your brain ramble. great personal essay. beautiful shot.


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  12. avatar
    March 1, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    @sassyshannon999: a lot of people did 365 books on blurb. There’s a thread about it in the forum I think. The weather is annoying, but you kinda get used to it after a while.

    @lalalaa Dolce Vita: I hate when people say that its just the addiction. Yes I am addicted but, its not just that. Nicotine has an effect. And I like that effect. I use it to get through the day. That’s what I’m addicted to. I’ve quit before. I’ll quit again. Just not til I’m ready. Trust me… i know my body.

    @Coreyu: thanks.

    @M.Gruber: thank you.

    @navigator23: heh… I actually wondered if anyone could see that when I was doing it.

    @lrayholly: yeah yeah yeah… its soooo cold down there…

    @honeyrider: thanks.

  13. avatar
    March 10, 2008 at 8:11 am

    I do not plan on quitting smoking any time in the near future. I have cut back (on most days). I have the the life philosophy of "everything in moderation." You did a good job of staying still for 2.5 seconds.

  14. avatar
    March 11, 2008 at 11:08 am

    @Rachel.::.K: I dunno. I do feel like it’s unhealthy, but so is me snapping and killing everyone in the room. It’s a balancing act I guess. I wish I didn’t have to rely on it so much. But until I can cope on my own…

  15. avatar
    March 11, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Oh, I completely agree. I’m just not quitting "any time soon," but hopefully, some day, yes. I have all sorts of tricks to decrease the smoking, which is better than nothing for now.

  16. avatar
    March 12, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Hrm, I’m going to agree to disagree with you on this one. Addiction is a clever bitch and makes us think we ‘like’ all kinds of stuff that our bodies hate.


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