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I haven't been around for a while, a combination of work, holidays, and terrible internet connection due to all the storms raging across the west of the country recently. You'd think that wouldn't affect cable, but apparently, you'd be wrong. Either that, or Virgin just sucks in general, I don't know. But anyway, I wanted to pop on here just to wish you all a very Happy New Year, and my hopes that 2016 is an awesome year for every single one of you! ♥

I've seen a few of you on my Flist talking about your fic writing stats, and they're all incredibly interesting to see! I'm going to wait a bit to look at mine, because I want to wait until after the various holiday fests have been revealed so I can talk about them, too. So for now, have a post about my New Year's Resolutions:

Last year, I had quite a few resolutions, and I managed to keep exactly ONE of them: stop biting my nails! Granted, it didn't happen until August, but I now have lovely long nails that can be painted, for the first time since I was 7 years old, so I'm feeling quite accomplished about that. I can even type with them, it's amazing!

So this year, I'm going for just one resolution: Stop Smoking. This is my first day without, and it's taken me about an hour just to write this post, because I'm so used to having a cigarette when I write anything. Which is frustrating, because I have ideas for at least 2 fics, and another original story that I want to write down. So, I have no idea how well this resolution is going to go, because at the moment I'm all determined and shit, but my need to write without struggling over it might win out, so we'll see?

Aaaand I'm gonna go now, because I accidentally read a McShep fic yesterday, and now I'm having serious Stargate: Atlantis cravings, so Netflix is calling my name. Chat soon, my lovelies! ♥ ♥

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Date: 2016-01-01 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospikey.livejournal.com
GL with the stopping smoking thing!

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Date: 2016-01-01 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
OMG, your icon is TODD THE WRAITH! *squeals in delight*

Hello my darling, long time no see! Thanks for the good luck wishes, I have a feeling I'm going to need them! ♥
Edited Date: 2016-01-01 11:46 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2016-01-01 10:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snowgall
What are your thoughts on e-cigs? My aunt was a multi-pack a-day smoker for years and could never quit but she switched to e-cigs a few years back and it's been great. She's even been able to reduce her consumption over time with them. It's especially nice for all of her non-smoking relatives because it means that now when she visits there's no ashes or second-hand smoke to deal with.

Sorry for the evangelizing. It's the only real experience I've had with someone successfully quitting.

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Date: 2016-01-01 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
I've tried them, and honestly, they just don't work for me. I think it's because I smoke really harsh cigarettes, and so I naturally suck on the e-cigs hard enough to give myself an aneurysm and still don't get the hit I'm looking for, and all that happens is that I end up even more frustrated than I would have been without a cigarette at all. My main problem is that I'm not addicted - I've given up for each pregnancy, and every time I spend time with my family because they don't smoke - I just really like it, and it's the habit I have to kick rather than the addiction to the nicotine, and e-cigs keep the same habits and routines going. It's cold turkey that's the best approach for me, but once I break the routines I should be able to stick to it, which is a plus. Good on your aunt for managing it though, I'm also a multi pack a day smoker (somewhere between 40-60 is my average) although I only smoke in one room in the house, and it's the one space that's mine and the kids and visitors don't go in, so the ash and smoke thing isn't really an issue in my house. I'm reasonably hopeful though, I just have to get through the struggle of wanting the money for other things warring with my stubbornness, haha!

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Date: 2016-01-02 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smirkingcat.livejournal.com
happy new year!!!
and i wish you all the luck for the quitting
mybe chewing gum or soletti sticks can assist you? those helped me a lot- just having something in my mouth *fingers crossed*
and i hope all your cravings were satisfied !

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Date: 2016-01-02 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
I've been sucking on lollies all day, which has been okay, haha! And thanks for the good luck wishes! ♥

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Date: 2016-01-02 12:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] capitu
So this year, I'm going for just one resolution: Stop Smoking.

OMG! :D

You make me want to try and do this. ^^

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Date: 2016-01-02 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
I do really want to stop, if only because the amount of money I'm spending on them adds up to ridiculous levels. Also, health, I guess? I don't think my priorities are right there, but whatever, I need a cigarette. ♥

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Date: 2016-01-02 11:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nia_kantorka
Happy New Year, darling!
May you reach your goal. My fingers are crossed. ♥

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Date: 2016-01-03 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Thank you darling! I could use all the good luck wishes I can get tbh, haha!
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