I just have to address something. I'm sure that most of you that read this, do not smoke, but if you do, PLEASE do whatever you need to do to stop. It really really makes me mad.
I did nothing to get cancer 3 times, yet people who smoke have a CHOICE. I just do not get it.
This is also my little tongue-in-cheek ‘rant’ for the day (a quote from Jerry Seinfeld):
Smoking is certainly one of the oddest and stupidest human idiosyncrasies. Why did anyone think a camel is a good product image for a cigarette? I think each one is the equivalent tar of smoking an actual camel. I love the ad campaign they had a few years ago on their anniversary-’75 years and still smoking’. Well, not everybody. I think there might be a few empty chairs at that birthday bash. Maybe the appeal is the fire. There’s something very scary and exciting about fire. People always run to see a fire. They’re very proud that they have a fireplace. This is what smoking is really all about. The power of “I’ve got some fire right here in my hand. Smoke and fire is literally coming right out of my mouth.” and it’s very intimidating to the nonsmoker because it’s like talking to someone who’s going, “My head could open up. Lava could explode out, pour right down my face, doesn’t bother me a bit.”
At college, I have to bob and weave through all the smokers and I can feel my blood pressure rising with anger and my damaged (from surgery and radiation) lungs cringe. I just want to yell sometimes. Yesterday, I was in the computer lab and someone who had been heavily smoking came and sat next to me and I had trouble breathing and had to leave.
Anyways, point is, smoking is dumb. It just is-there is NOTHING good about it AT ALL. If someone is addicted, get help, like with any addiction. Please, acknowledge the problem and get help.
Today, I am grateful for: family, friends, gorgeous weather and a "free day"!!!