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Old 04-11-2005, 12:41 PM   #61
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I just realised that today is 8 weeks since my last cigarette. i'm amazed.

I thank everyone, most of all Pax of course, for their patience with my grumpiness in that period.

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$10 per day??? 2 Packs a day? Or is it more expensive where you're at?

** Does some quick math... **

$3360 per year! I should give up eating to save that kind of scratch!
well, it's a 'Ewen conversion' from UK £ to US $. Although cigarettes are indeed heavly taxed here. A packet of 20 costs about £5 and I just doubled that for dollars. Saying that, the cost is actually a lot less because I never smoked packet cigarettes, I rolled my own cigarettes. So, maybe not $560 dollars for me personally, more like $300 maybe. I dunno, who cares, it's a lot just to be killing yourself and making your clothes stink.

After 8 weeks, there's no turning back. I've been out in bars with smokers and hasn't been any problem. I've also been drunk (heavly) and not resisted. I'm proud of myself. I reckon only smokers can appreciate that.
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I'm going out to dinner tonight...I haven't cooked a meal at home since, um...Thursday, I think?

No more dinners out for a while. Although none of them were my choice, really, except Saturday night when I took my sister out to dinner.
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well, it's a 'Ewen conversion' from UK £ to US $. Although cigarettes are indeed heavly taxed here. A packet of 20 costs about £5 and I just doubled that for dollars. Saying that, the cost is actually a lot less because I never smoked packet cigarettes, I rolled my own cigarettes. So, maybe not $560 dollars for me personally, more like $300 maybe. I dunno, who cares, it's a lot just to be killing yourself and making your clothes stink.

After 8 weeks, there's no turning back. I've been out in bars with smokers and hasn't been any problem. I've also been drunk (heavly) and not resisted. I'm proud of myself. I reckon only smokers can appreciate that.


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I've also been drunk (heavly) and not resisted. I'm proud of myself. I reckon only smokers can appreciate that.




That what always flubbed me.
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Although cigarettes are indeed heavly taxed here. A packet of 20 costs about £5 and I just doubled that for dollars.
That is not heavly taxed!

A pack of cigarets costs around 10€ here ... and no, I do not smoke!
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10 euros...that's about...$13 U.S.?

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10 euros...that's about...$13 U.S.?

Yep!

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*lounges on the couch with an apple and a cup of iced coffee*

college is expensive.....
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college is expensive.....
Damn straight, sister.

Hope you're applying for lots of good scholarships!

Are you looking to go for a 2-year or a 4-year program? What do you want to study? Do you care if your school is public or private?
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Damn straight, sister.

Hope you're applying for lots of good scholarships!

Are you looking to go for a 2-year or a 4-year program? What do you want to study? Do you care if your school is public or private?
Im starting with a 2 year school and transferring to a 4 year later. Im looking at a history major..I want to be a teacher. I wish I was good at math because its so easy to get a job teaching math
I might want to minor in some sort of music program in case theres ever an opening for a music teacher, or something of that nature.....the history of rock and roll, eh?
I dont mind if the school is public or private, or covered in ivy
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A good place to look for scholarships.

Also, consider majoring in something other than education and look into alternative certification programs after you graduate from college. Some of those programs offer loan forgiveness, education awards for master's degrees...the benefits can be excellent.
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