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Just an excuse
  1. #1
    DavidL Guest

    Default Just an excuse

    to post.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,051.19 better spent.
    3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    If I still know any math......
    280 days is 40 weeks.
    For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    That should be 8,000 cigs.
    Hmmmmm.
    Oh I see.
    I put 28/day in the meter.
    It's really 28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    That adds up over time..
    I'm rounding up to 29.
    I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    So there.....
    40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,088.75 better spent.
    4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM

  2. #2
    Stephanie Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    On May 12, 4:06*pm, DavidL <Dvd...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > to post.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    > 7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. *$1,051.19 better spent.
    > 3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > If I still know any math......
    > 280 days is 40 weeks.
    > For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    > That should be 8,000 cigs.
    > Hmmmmm.
    > Oh I see.
    > I put 28/day in the meter.
    > It's really *28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    > That adds up over time..
    > I'm rounding up to 29.
    > I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    > I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    > So there.....
    > 40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    > I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    > 8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. *$1,088.75 better spent.
    > 4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM


    David however you work the math ... it is all just GREAT!
    Congratulations!

  3. #3
    DavidL Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    On May 12, 3:39*pm, Stephanie <sajesq...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > David however you work the math ... it is all just GREAT!

    Aint that the truth.

  4. #4
    Becky Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    congratulations!!
    Becky
    Five days, 1 hour, 1 minute and 9 seconds. 252 cigarettes not smoked, saving
    $22.56. Life saved: 21 hours, 0 minutes.

    "DavidL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:3a4c7e5f-f276-4342-a6dd-d25a6cdc1909@b1g2000hsg.googleg[email protected]..
    > to post.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    > 7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,051.19 better spent.
    > 3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > If I still know any math......
    > 280 days is 40 weeks.
    > For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    > That should be 8,000 cigs.
    > Hmmmmm.
    > Oh I see.
    > I put 28/day in the meter.
    > It's really 28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    > That adds up over time..
    > I'm rounding up to 29.
    > I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    > I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    > So there.....
    > 40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    > I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    > 8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,088.75 better spent.
    > 4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM




  5. #5
    Sue Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    I don't know about your math, but your meter looks great!!
    I believe that a month has an average of 4.33 weeks.
    Sue

    On Mon, 12 May 2008 13:06:33 -0700 (PDT), DavidL <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >to post.
    >-----------------------------------------------------------------
    >9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    >7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,051.19 better spent.
    >3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    >My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    >-----------------------------------------------------------------
    >If I still know any math......
    >280 days is 40 weeks.
    >For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    >That should be 8,000 cigs.
    >Hmmmmm.
    >Oh I see.
    >I put 28/day in the meter.
    >It's really 28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    >That adds up over time..
    >I'm rounding up to 29.
    >I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    >I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    >So there.....
    >40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    >I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    >-----------------------------------------------------------------
    >9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    >8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,088.75 better spent.
    >4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    >My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM


  6. #6
    DavidL Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    On May 12, 8:02*pm, Sue <sebr...@thegrid.net> wrote:
    > I don't know about your math, but your meter looks great!!
    > I believe that a month has an average of 4.33 weeks. *
    > Sue
    >
    > On Mon, 12 May 2008 13:06:33 -0700 (PDT), DavidL <Dvd...@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > >to post.
    > >-----------------------------------------------------------------
    > >9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    > >7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. *$1,051.19 better spent.
    > >3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    > >My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    > >-----------------------------------------------------------------
    > >If I still know any math......
    > >280 days is 40 weeks.
    > >For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    > >That should be 8,000 cigs.
    > >Hmmmmm.
    > >Oh I see.
    > >I put 28/day in the meter.
    > >It's really *28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    > >That adds up over time..
    > >I'm rounding up to 29.
    > >I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    > >I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    > >So there.....
    > >40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    > >I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    > >-----------------------------------------------------------------
    > >9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    > >8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. *$1,088.75 better spent.
    > >4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    > >My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I just made a decision to make it a pack and half.
    30 cigs a day.
    Over the course of my career, that is prolly more accurate.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    9 Months, 6 Days, 20 hours, 19 minutes and 31 seconds (280 days)
    quit.
    8,425 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,127.30 better spent.
    4 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 hours and 5 minutes life better lived.
    My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM

  7. #7
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    On May 12, 3:06*pm, DavidL <Dvd...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > to post.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    > 7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. *$1,051.19 better spent.
    > 3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > If I still know any math......
    > 280 days is 40 weeks.
    > For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    > That should be 8,000 cigs.
    > Hmmmmm.
    > Oh I see.
    > I put 28/day in the meter.
    > It's really *28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    > That adds up over time..
    > I'm rounding up to 29.
    > I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    > I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    > So there.....
    > 40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    > I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    > 8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. *$1,088.75 better spent.
    > 4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM


    Superb, David!!!
    Which ever way you cut it, that's one heck of a lot of smokes! I've
    always thought it would be interesting to see the cigarettes all lined
    up, stacked up over time, to get a visual impact of just how much a
    person would have really smoked! Aren't you just amazed that you
    haven't smoked FORTY cartons of cigarettes?!?!? Excellent job
    David!!! I bet your family must be very happy, too!

    PreciousKittyKat =^..^=
    Nine months, two days, 21 hours, 52 minutes and 20 seconds. 5538
    cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,661.47. Life saved: 2 weeks, 5 days,
    5 hours, 30 minutes.

  8. #8
    Anita Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    Hey David...how high would those cartons be by now?Could I stand on them to
    fight a fire to save your home from the pile of cartons?

    Anita in Oz.

    One week, three days, 13 hours, 24 minutes and 46 seconds. 422 cigarettes
    not smoked, saving $177.38. Life saved: 1 day, 11 hours, 10 minutes.

    "DavidL" <[email protected]>

    wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > to post.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    > 7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,051.19 better spent.
    > 3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > If I still know any math......
    > 280 days is 40 weeks.
    > For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    > That should be 8,000 cigs.
    > Hmmmmm.
    > Oh I see.
    > I put 28/day in the meter.
    > It's really 28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    > That adds up over time..
    > I'm rounding up to 29.
    > I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    > I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    > So there.....
    > 40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    > I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    > 8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,088.75 better spent.
    > 4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM




  9. #9
    DavidL Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    When I was a kid, my dad had a pharmacy and we sold cigs.
    I would stock them daily.
    The cartons came in boxes (cases),.
    Who remembers how many cartons in a case.
    I want to visualize them that way.


  10. #10
    FlatIronMike Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    David! My parents owned a tavern and grocery and we did get the
    sickerettes in a box with the cartons in them. I think I remember a
    box containing 40 cartons in them but I could be wrong. Still, if we
    got a full box of the sickerettes it was a hell of a lot of
    sickerettes which we kept locked up until we put them out for sale.

    As to revising one'smeter to reflect you prior smoking habits, it's
    totally up to you. I used a pack a day in my own meter as I know that
    the last four years I lived and smoked here I could count on a pack a
    day as I bought them by the pack. Still there were days I smoked more
    and others I somehow smoked less. It's just a number to give you some
    perspective of what we are overcoming, IMHO.

    FlatironMike
    One year, three months, two days, 13 hours, 24 minutes and 47 seconds.
    9151 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,745.10. Life saved: 4 weeks, 3
    days, 18 hours, 35 minutes.

  11. #11
    DavidL Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    On May 13, 10:57*am, FlatIronMike <FlatironMike...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > David! *My parents owned a tavern and grocery and we did get the
    > sickerettes in a box with the cartons in them. *I think I remember a
    > box containing 40 cartons in them but I could be wrong. *Still, if we
    > got a full box of the sickerettes it was a hell of a lot of
    > sickerettes which we kept locked up until we put them out for sale.
    >
    > As to revising one'smeter to reflect you prior smoking habits, it's
    > totally up to you. *I used a pack a day in my own meter as I know that
    > the last four years I lived and smoked here I could count on a pack a
    > day as I bought them by the pack. *Still there were days I smoked more
    > and others I somehow smoked less. It's just a number to give you some
    > perspective of what we are overcoming, IMHO.
    >
    > FlatironMike
    > One year, three months, two days, 13 hours, 24 minutes and 47 seconds.
    > 9151 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,745.10. Life saved: 4 weeks, 3
    > days, 18 hours, 35 minutes.


    Did we celebrate your 15 months?

  12. #12
    FlatIronMike Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    I did not post it, David. Truthfully I didn't see it on my meter
    until the day after and while I totally enjoyed posting weeks and then
    months, it just does not have the same feeling for 13-14-15 months to
    me. Of course, like anyone, I am free to change my mind and post for
    16 months... <G>

    FlatironMike
    One year, three months, two days, 14 hours, 46 minutes and 9 seconds.
    9152 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,745.44. Life saved: 4 weeks, 3
    days, 18 hours, 40 minutes.

  13. #13
    DavidL Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    On May 13, 12:16*pm, FlatIronMike <FlatironMike...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I did not post it, David. *Truthfully I didn't see it on my meter
    > until the day after and while I totally enjoyed posting weeks and then
    > months, it just does not have the same feeling for 13-14-15 months to
    > me. *Of course, like anyone, I am free to change my mind and post for
    > 16 months... <G>
    >
    > FlatironMike
    > One year, three months, two days, 14 hours, 46 minutes and 9 seconds.
    > 9152 cigarettes not smoked, saving $2,745.44. Life saved: 4 weeks, 3
    > days, 18 hours, 40 minutes.


    Well I'll dance a little jig for 15 and patiently wait for 16.

  14. #14
    DutchVanAfoort Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    Great looking meter David!

    --
    Bruce Lee: "Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we
    must do."
    -
    "DavidL" <> schreef in bericht ...
    > to post.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    > 7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,051.19 better spent.
    > 3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > If I still know any math......
    > 280 days is 40 weeks.
    > For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    > That should be 8,000 cigs.
    > Hmmmmm.
    > Oh I see.
    > I put 28/day in the meter.
    > It's really 28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    > That adds up over time..
    > I'm rounding up to 29.
    > I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    > I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    > So there.....
    > 40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    > I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    > 8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,088.75 better spent.
    > 4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM




  15. #15
    eightpans Guest

    Default Re: Just an excuse

    On 12 May, 21:06, DavidL <Dvd...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > to post.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 11m 58s (280 days) quit.
    > 7,856 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,051.19 better spent.
    > 3W 6D 6h 40m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > If I still know any math......
    > 280 days is 40 weeks.
    > For me, that should be 40 cartons.
    > That should be 8,000 cigs.
    > Hmmmmm.
    > Oh I see.
    > I put 28/day in the meter.
    > It's really 28.571428571428571428571428571429.
    > That adds up over time..
    > I'm rounding up to 29.
    > I can guaratee you I exceeded a carton more often than not.
    > I just told myself (and my loved ones) a carton.
    > So there.....
    > 40 weeks, 40 cartons, 8,000 cigs and they can all go to hell.
    > I'm free of that slavery and absolutely every part of my body aches.
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > 9M 6D 14h 18m 20s (280 days) quit.
    > 8,137 cigarettes unsmoked. $1,088.75 better spent.
    > 4W 6h 5m life better lived.
    > My Quit Date: 8/6/2007 12:45 AM


    Nice One !! Well Done !! Dave

    Regards Chris

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