Okay so my son is a Boy Scout and every year the local council hosts something called a Klondike Derby and at this event they sort of build all-terrain dog sleds with the scouts being the dogs. So anyway this is a boy driven event, leaders stand back and enjoy the mud flying, and the mud was plentiful this year. Anyway the boys know I was a smoker and I that I have been trying to use e-cigs as a way of quitting. But the scouts really frown on technology of any type at most scout camps. The camps are very bare bones, not many outlets to charge a phone and no computers except for the camp offices, so you really get out of touch with the world typically and back in tune with nature and if you use a cell phone it is to be used strategically for sure. Anyway, so normally I’d light up a cigarette and take a puff off to the side so the boys don’t really see me and I’d be able to keep it contained and not start a forest fire (God forbid). But this time I step back and pull out my e-cigarette, and take a puff, again keeping a low profile. And some hard on walks up and says, “You know you’re not supposed to have any technology here, except cameras…yadda, yadda…” So I say, “Let me get this right, you’d be happier if I smoked a real cigarette with a potential flame than some battery operated one out here with all of the leaves and grasses?” And Joe Rulebook, goes, “Well, I’ll overlook it this time since it is a one day event.” And I’m like “Really????” What has this world come to where everyone has to have a right to voice their opinion and I have to care? Love Scouts, love the program for the boys, but ummmm some of these leaders need to get a life and stay out of mine. BTW the boys finished in the top 5 in the event! Great job boys…I’ll hope I never see that leader again, wish me luck with that one. PEACE!
Whew, crazy day today, busy day at work starting at 5am…holy crap I must be insane, then right over to coach my daughters travel soccer team…rough one to watch, then off to my son’s basketball game (not coaching thank goodness) and another rough one to watch…finally got home about 9:30 (not terribly late, but late enough without dinner). So I needed a treat, normally that used to mean a cigarette or two, but lately it’s just my bloog e-cig. It really has been a blessing. Plus when I am out and kids see me, I can say that I am using this to try and quit and I don’t look like I am a coach who endorses smoking…trying to be a better influence one day at a time. Peace!