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December 15, 2017

Quit Smoking the Easy Way Part 1

xsmokingI am happy to report that this January marks 5 years since I last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment I am very proud of and I am going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
I found that when I decided to quit, created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came my way quickly.

I was smoking one pack a day at the time, and I was going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. I also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is my solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First I met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin. The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. I found that I had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days I was at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three.

Then one day I was on my Facebook page when I saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. I stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but I went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. I then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. I downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for me was to point out that all the thoughts about why I liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. I found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when I felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when I was smoking, would smoke a cigarette. I have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. My though was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what I did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. I sat down and started a simple meditation where I focused on my in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. I did this ever time I had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness online course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”


February 1, 2017

Lincare – Respiratory Specialists – UPDATE on Portable Unit

lincarelogoWe just received a phone call from my sister in Sedona and she reported that the portable unit she has been waiting for a year and one half was just delivered to her house.  As soon as we heard a celebration broke out on both ends of the phone line.  We want to thank Dan for his participation in getting this feat accomplished and to all of you who stopped by to read this post.

You might think you just read the post, but by reading the post your energy was added to the energy already engaged in pursuing a resolution.

To Lincare we say, finally thank you and if you had any business sense you would promote Dan (District Manager) to VP at least.

My sister is beyond blissful.  This portable unit gives her freedom to travel around the world or just on short trips.  We wish you all out there in cyberland could hear her voice and the happiness of being free from the heavy unit she has been coping with.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to say >>> Namaste

If you have a few minutes to watch a U tube video about “Love is the New Religion” by Brian Piergrossi you might find this to be the new Spiritual Revolution:



April 29, 2014

Stop using Microsoft’s IE browser until bug is fixed, US and UK warn

Filed under: Consumer — alaboutnothing @ 7:30 pm
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 If any of you out there in cyberland has not head about this HUGE issue with Microsoft IE browser follow this link immediately


From what we understand this security issue applies to all versions of Explorer, but the really sad part is for those 500 million users that are still using the XP Operating System you are basically “SCREWED.  Why you ask?  For the uninformed Microsoft as of APRIL 8, 2014 has stopped supporting the XP Operating System.  Of course for the recent “bug” they will find a “fix”for the operating systems still supported, but XP users, you are on your own out there in the virus infected cyber-space attempting to figure out what to do next.  

 Well folks we have nothing else to report and we will soon be hustling to get a new P/C because our backup desktop has the DREADED XP Operating System.  We are strongly thinking “APPLE”!

April 14, 2014

Southwest – an Airline with a sense of Humor

Filed under: Consumer — alaboutnothing @ 1:28 pm
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Now this is a flight I would like to take someday if we are ever going to Salt Lake City via Southwest Airlines.  Click on the Southwest pic above, kick back and enjoy.  Thanks to Mashable for the original post.

We have nothing else to add at this time except to remind you that The Voice is on tonight and we are sure it will be another Monday Night concert.

November 21, 2013

Boeing 747 “Dreamlifter” Cargo – Lands at wrong Airport!

Filed under: Consumer — alaboutnothing @ 1:29 pm
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dreamlifter-02This just in and trending.  A HUGE specially built Boeing 747 Dreamlifter landed at the wrong airport in Kansas and it looks like it’s going to be “tricky” taking off because the runway is to short.  We bet the pilot who landed the plane is having some interesting dreams, like maybe about forced retirement.

<click here for more details>

We have nothing else to report at this time, but will follow this story as soon as we stop smirking.

October 16, 2013

The Voice – Season 2013 Battle Rounds #2

Filed under: The Voice — alaboutnothing @ 4:01 pm
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VioceWhat can we say that we haven’t said before “Another awesome night of battle rounds.”!  We are still waiting and looking forward to next week and continuing the battle rounds.  Wow, what a season this is.

The only downside is we have to wait until next weeks shows and in the mean time all we have is the lame X-Factor, so let the channel surfing begin.

For those Michigan Car Poolers we have a challenge to pass the time away as you drive to and from work.  During your drive to and fro get out your Smart Phones and click on the following link to see if you can play the song in sync on multiple devices.  An interesting task I must say and we expect a full report from Mr. Lynx.   Click here >>> <>  (Be sure to crank up the sound)

And we have another task for our new friend Joe who seems to really like cheetah’s and his task is to research the cheetah population on the web site “”.  We think some interesting data might come from the results.

We have nothing else to report except that we are still working on the US Airways fiasco and will be reporting soon.  In the mean time get out there and chase those dreams and have some fun doing it.  We are all waiting for the awesome results.

June 3, 2013

The Voice / Taco Bell

Filed under: General Nothing — alaboutnothing @ 8:16 pm
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taco bell  We just happened to watch the news before went to Taco Bell to get some munchies and we saw this.  For the full story click here “Huffington Post“…


We have nothing else to add except “YUCK!”

August 22, 2012

Wendy’s Baconator – Review

Recently Wendy’s has been running commercials in our area for the Baconator Sandwich.  When you look at the picture what do you see?  Do you see delicious looking hamburger that you can’t wait to taste?  Does it make you want to jump in your car and go get one?

When we see it we think “Man that burger will clog your arteries quicker than all get out!”  “Look at all that burger and bacon grease!  Yuck!”   We imagine someone on a steady diet of Baconator’s and after a few years they are sitting on the couch after just eating a Baconator and they get a chest pain.  At first they think its heartburn, but as the pain increases they know it’s the “BIG ONE”!  They have a tinge of panic whet they get short of breath and when the pain increases tenfold they go into full blown panic.  They jump up on their way to get the phone and find they are losing their balance because of the lack of breath.  They grab the phone and start to dial “9” and their legs give out.  As they are falling to the floor they hit the “1” key.  Plop, they are on the floor and they manage to hit the other “1” key.  They lay there after completing “911” weak, sweating, and gasping for air holding the phone close to their ear.  They are promising God that they will never eat another Baconator if only someone will answer their call for help.  Seconds feel like hours as they wait.  More promises to God and the call is answered…

Of course we are projecting what we think will eventually happen, but hey, clogged arties are written all over the Baconator is our view.

We have nothing else to add right now but if you want to go see what the nutritional value of this hamburger is < CLICK HERE >

August 3, 2011

D.B. Cooper — More News

Filed under: Back in the Day — alaboutnothing @ 12:01 am
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  There is nothing concrete yet on the 40 year old D.B. Cooper case, but here are a few links with today’s news:

The Bulletin < Click here >

Yahoo News < Click Here >


We have nothing else to report right now, but we will keep foll0w this case.


July 1, 2011

Cute new Commercial by Huggies

Filed under: TV Commercials — alaboutnothing @ 10:00 am
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We are dedicating this commercial to all the fathers out in cyberland who have changed their baby son’s diapers at one time or another.

We have nothing more to add at time time except one big 🙂

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