Monday, October 04, 2010


As of yesterday, it's been a year-and-a-half since I smoked a cigarette.

Let's run the numbers for old times' sake, no?

Number of cigarettes I would have smoked between April 3, 2009 and yesterday, had I not stopped smoking on that date: 16,425. Jeezus Christ.

Amount of money saved: $2,929.13. Almost three thousand bucks. And that was smoking cheap cigs bought on line; if I'd been buying name brand smokes at the corner gas station, that figure would easily be double.

You know, cigarettes used to be cheap. I remember when a carton was eight bucks; it was an affordable vice. Frankly, that's the main reason I stopped smoking; I got priced out of the market.

And I'm glad.

So, whoopee for me! I'm a quitter.


Little Girl Big Glasses said...

Good. For. You! Congrats on the cleaner lungs and the money not spent.

Fish Food said...

Wow, a year and a half already? That's has gone really quickly! Well done you.

Bridgett said...

So, you are paying your mortgage with what you would have sent up in smoke? Brilliant, girlfriend. I am so happy for you!

rockygrace said...

Thanks for the congrats, guys! Hard to believe it's been that long already. Time flies!

Heather said...

It wont be long and hubby and I will be forced to join the smokeless club. I better stock up on gum, sunflower seeds, fingernails, padlocks for my pantry and fridge, ect....