the ability to really breathe in deeply and fill my lungs with air.
somehow I also feel like I can move my legs around more when I walk and I have more energy.
my singing voice is pretty again.
disadvantages to quitting smoking:
around late afternoon I miss smoking so much that I become like King Otto of Bavaria; i believe he was the monarch who enjoyed the luxury of "shooting" one of his subjects (actually an actor) with a gun loaded with blanks every afternoon.
I miss not having anything to do when I get lonely/bored while waiting for the bus.
Smoking also provides you a sense of connection to other people, in a strangely unhealthy sort of way.
I thought I came up with a brilliant & cunning plan yesterday that could make millions: sell cigarettes individually so that the tempted wannabe smoker wouldn't have to buy a whole goddamn pack when all they really want is one. But my illusion of originality was shattered during phil 104 when 2 guys in my class said that someone already does that--sell individually packaged cigarettes--usually at inner-city gas stations.
I have resisted temptation thus far. It helps that most people smoke nasty cigarettes, though.
Brands that are not nasty, according to me: Natural American Spirits The expensive Camels Gauloises Lucky Strikes (sometimes)
and...I think that's about it.
So I hope I can stay strong.
Today is laundry day!
and yesterday Biff's performance art piece was a hit with both his classmates and the professor. His set-up: turning off all the lights and using only his brought-in rice lantern for illumination, playing some 1920's music by Duke Ellington, opening up some random envelopes/mail (at least, i think that's what he did) and then shaving off his mustache and goatee in front of the class. People really liked it--I think it was definitely different from most of the other peoples. Verbal communication is overrated.