RIP Joe Cocker…

Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker, one of my all time favorite singer passed away today, he too lost his battle with lung cancer. Joe Cocker was a British rock-singer with an unforgettable raspy voice. I was very fortunate and saw him once live…years ago at an open air concert. Continue reading

High Five…

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Today’s daily prompt asked how I did on my New Years resolution for the last 11.75 months and I had to smile a little bit. I looked down and well, the 10 pounds I wanted to lose are still attached on my hips. I got used to them and will hang on to it…for now until I change my mind.  Continue reading

If it sounds too good to be true, it mostly is…

too good to be true

I was skeptical about e-cigarettes and vaporizers right from the start. I smoked the old-fashioned, unhealthy cigarettes for 35 years, so just the idea of a modern looking, slim electronic device as a replacement for my “good old friend” seemed to be just bizarre. Who knows, maybe the fact that I am middle aged might have something to do with it as well. Although, I don’t think I am one of the older dogs that can’t learn a new trick –now and then. Continue reading

I love you…but Good-bye

Oh, thank you daily prompt, that’s an easy one. I loved to smoke cigarettes and would probably still do it, IF…well, if there wouldn’t be an IF. It’s not healthy and it made me cough. Smokers became outcasts over the years and the question “what if…” came to my mind quiet often…so I quit. I had my last cigarette in the evening on February 2nd. Tomorrow is my 10 months quit-celebration. Stunning, just stunning. I wrote this a while back and would like to share it with all of  you today… Continue reading

E-cigarettes…much higher cancer risk than thought


E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said yesterday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

The electronic devices — increasingly popular around the world, particularly among young people — function by heating flavored liquid, which often contains nicotine, into a vapor that is inhaled, much like traditional cigarettes but without the smoke. Continue reading

What Dogs Know About Women

I am happily married since forever and now I am wondering, if my dog might be the reason 🙂 I don’t re-blog often, but this post made me giggle and didn’t give me a choice…

Stuff my dog taught me

woman and dogThe other night I had an argument with the husband so I harrumphed up the stairs and went to bed early.  (Actually, I harrumphed up then back down then back up, since I had forgotten the ipad in the living room.  This took away a fair bit of the effect from my initial harrumph but it also allowed me to watch a new season of The Vampire Diaries in bed, so…).

Buster the Schnauzer did not have even a moment of angst over what to do in such a situation.  Without hesitation, my loyal friend followed me up the stairs, AND back down, AND back up.  As I settled under the covers, he sat upright on the bottom of the bed with a look that clearly said, “You are everything wonderful and perfect in the world and HE is an ass.” (Buster has a very expressive face).  As we shared…

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Because you are a child…

  • It’s bad for ya
  • Because you are a child
  • You are too young
  • Because I am stupid
  • Because I am an addict
  • You are like my brother
  • I wish I would have never started it
  • Nooooooooooooooo

It’s just an experiment, but it’s interesting to see how adults react toward a kid who asks for a light.

I was one of them and I would have reacted the same way. I was very young when I started smoking, only 15 and I hung onto it for 35 years. I wouldn’t have given a kid a lighter or a cigarette my answer would have been

  • Because I don’t want you to smoke

BTW…Kudos to the woman who took the cigarettes away from him. Way to go!