Ditched analogue cigarettes for digital last Monday - initially to see what they’d be like for use when working at Richard’s and Lee’s flats on exciting projects. However, once I’d thought about it, also just so I wouldn’t have to deal with the increasingly unpleasant side effects of twenty years of tar, monoxide &c.
I like smoking apart from the, well, smoke bit. Silly really. Now I have all the nicotine I ‘need’ with none of the other stuff + unexpected added benefits:
- Seemingly needing one less hour in bed and waking up refreshed and focused;
- Ability to actually get shit done in the evening, I’ve been massively productive this week;
- Cutting down on smoking – as I can now have the drag I want/need without the rest of the cigarette, I do.
All in all rather nifty, so thanks, Richard and Lee.
Also purchased a coat with functioning zip and that doesn’t look like I’ve been mauled by moths in the outer darkness, a backpack that my laptop actually fits all the way inside, some combats that closely resemble my 20-year-old originals* and some trainer-type shoes without holes in the soles.
I’m really not that big on shopping for clothes, seems so unnecessary and expensive when new bits of equipment/tech/books are also available and you’re running out of scalpel blades and other consumables. Still, while I’m reinventing other things I suppose my wardrobe could do with some love.
UPDATE: Wardrobe didn’t get love, got attacked with pruning shears, now over 2/5ths of it is at Scope. Found uniform from every pub I ever worked it, Camberwell Student Union Bar drinking t-shirt ... happy memories.
*If I’d know how rare those were going to be I’d have bought 5 pairs.