January 18, 2006

January 12th... An Anniversary for me...

I just realized that I missed a pretty big anniversary. On January 12, 2000 at 3:00p.m. Sean Claes quit smoking. Last Thursday marked 6 years.

Sure I've had what would amount to about a pack of smokes in the last 6 yearss.. but I went from 2 packs a day to "cold turkey" on that day.

I remember it like it was 6 years ago.... I was standing on the "smokers balcony" at The Austin American-Statesman where I was an Assistant Special Sections Coordinator (Yes... and ASS C) and I finished a pack of smokes... thought.. "I'm done." and went in and told my co-workers I just quit smoking.

They laughed.
But... here we are 6 years later...
I'll bet they're still laughing.


Queen Kandis said...

Congratulations! That's six years of being able to smell and taste things adequately. And six years of not smelling like a walking pool hall. I'm sure your family and friends are grateful.

SeanclaesDOTcom said...

Thanks! I can tell you something.. smokers have NO IDEA how bad they smell. I smoked for almost 15 years..and I can say I didn't have a clue how bad it smelled. I thought.. yeah, they can smell it on my breath... I had no clue about the clothes...hair...etc.

Yes, my family and friends are fairly happy. I miss spitting odd-colors in the shower in the morning sometimes though.