Good for you, Zuzu. I won't be visiting for my own reasons (former smoker, wouldn't ever go back), but you are entitled. And you are welcome to visit the Tea Party cubit, too! It's not mine, but it is also something that wouldn't be allowed elsewhere.
Thanks, Kathleen, I did visit, as you suggested, and it's a fascinating place. Not the right fit for me. I tend to be more libertarian than conservative. I'm a Goldwater Republican, for lack of a better description: fiscal conservative/social liberal. I love the discussions there, despite the presence of a couple of people who never impressed me much in DG. It's amazing how much more intelligent people sound when they're not worried about being shut down.
I do think there are a few of your Libertarian buddies over there, Zuzu. It's funny, I took a 'test' on the internet once that was supposed to give you some idea of where your ideas put you on the political scale and I was a solid libertarian, but I usually think those views go a little too far for me. A lot of us just don't fall into nice neat categories, do we? I'm just really, really sure what I am NOT! LOL
I'm not anything and I don't identify with any of them. Do not like politicians...they just say what they think the majority wants to hear at any given moment...they can be 'bought'...what's the word for that?
Ok, Zuzu, I admit it, I smoke. Would love to quit AGAIN!! I didn't buy any today but bumming from my kids! It's hard to quit when everyone around you smokes. It's getting much too expensive and I just don't enjoy it anymore. Why did I start smoking after not for 20 years, I'll never know.
I was scared into it, Louise. I started having heart pain when I exercised, which I was doing a lot of at the time. That led me to the doctor, where I found out I had a very slight valve problem - really almost non-existent, but I had a good doc. Anyway, even though it was not caused by the smoking, it made me realize I should take better care of myself. We're talking about pain that takes your breath away. It was pretty scary and I didn't want to end up with REAL heart disease from something that wasn't that pleasant anyway. If I were you, I would just think of those grandkids every time I got the urge.
As a former smoker I send my congratulations...and I don't preach to those that do smoke....but after my DH died of lung cancer my Chiropractor/acucure punchurist (sp) told me he though he could help me quit with acure puncture I tried it and it worked!!! I never went through the craving part and am still happy that I quit...9 years ago. Jo
Me too, Jo - don't like to preach at others. I managed with help from some dear neighbors. They would dole them out to me, only one at a time and only two per day until I stopped completely. Good thing I did, 'cause my DH wouldn't have given me the time of day if I was still smoking when we met!