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When I returned from Vegas I realized that my church softball team had a game that evening. I do try to stay active and still love to play softball as a replacement to baseball. So this is a pretty easy high pitch church league, supposed to be very relaxed, but sometimes people forget it’s a church league and get a little intense on the field. So last year I had to go off and smoke a butt behind some bushes between innings because it’s a family atmosphere and sometimes the moms get annoyed with my smoke around their kids. They used to give me so much grief about it, so I had to take it out on the other team and smack their pitchers around a bit…good motivator and ultimately the team wins…but still I hated it. So since I started vaping with my Bloog e-cigarettes I’m just puffing vapor and don’t have to hide anywhere. So this is our first game, about the 3rd inning and I start puffing and a mom walks up to me and asks me to stop smoking, because she sees the vapor so my response is I’m not smoking I’m vaping, see the LED light (no matches, no ash, nothing) and the smoke is not smoke it’s vapor. So no second hand smoke. And she’s trying to save face and argue with me and I’m getting a bit annoyed at this point. So (and please forgive me for this, because it is a bit rude of me) I just take a big drag and blow it in her general direction to show her it’s NOT smoke. And she’s like, “Oh it really isn’t smoke…um, uh, it just looked like smoke from a distance.” And I go. “It’s supposed to look like smoke, but I’m really trying to step down my nicotine intake and live a healthier lifestyle…really, so can you cut me a break on this…PLEASE?” So by this time my blood pressure’s up and I’m on deck. Gotta get a couple of swings in to loosen up. So I put my Bloog in my pocket (nice…can’t do that with a cigarette) and get loose. Guy in front of me gets a single and sets me up with runners on first and third two outs…love this situation and I’m a lefty…so the whole field shifts to right thinking I’m a pull hitter…so this pitcher lays up a sweet pitch I wait on it and smash it to left field (no one’s even there because of their stupid lefty shift) and I end up with a 2 RBI triple easy. So as soon as I hit third I look over at the mom on the bench pull out my Bloog take a puff, give her a wink and put it back in my pocket…ahhh thank goodness for the little pleasures in life. Thanks to my wife and Bloog for saving the day! PEACE!
Traveling once again, this time it is Vegas, and the more I get around with my Bloog the more I enjoy it. First, the looks from people when they see the glowing blue tip of my e-cig. Then when I go into restaurants and the hostess goes you can’t smoke in here and I show her that it is not a cigarette and they go, oh that’s okay you can vape, just not smoke. LOL what a treat! Then the staff of the restaurants. If you haven’t worked in a restaurant you would not know how many kitchen and wait staff members typically smoke in a regular restaurant, its about 75% plus typically. So that is a lot of smokers who are on their feet for a lot of hours and who look forward to that cigarette break. So when the waitress sees a person vaping in their restaurant they immediately ask what is that? How does it work? Can I try it? Then they are amazed by the amount of vapor it produces. Then other staff members start to check out the Bloog and are like where can I get that. Man I need a drag. Too long between breaks…and on and on! It is simply amazing how many smokers are missing out on something that they don’t need a break to vape. You can vape anytime…I wouldn’t do it over someone’s food, but seriously it’s great to be able to get that nicotine and then put your Bloog e-cigarette in your pocket and move on to the work at hand. Plus no real work downtime, just a puff here and there and you don’t have to go outside and stop working altogether. So yes vaping is alive and well in sin city and especially in restaurants! PEACE!
I travel a lot and spend a lot of time in the car. And when I’m stuck in traffic I tend to have those nicotine cravings, although I have managed to step down my nicotine level, I still crave it on a level. So instead of smoking like I used to do I am Blooging. But occasionally I forget to charge a battery. So I always keep a pass through battery on hand in the car that I can plug into my car adapter. Really simple and easy, just a tethered battery and the car charger, all USB compatible. Then I thread on my cartomizer and I’m good to go. Well the other day I am driving on the Schuylkill Expressway (if you’re around Philly you know this is a bad stretch of road, but convenient when it’s not jammed). So I get on this “Expressway” and I use that term liberally. And I forget to listen to the traffic report before getting on “DOH” and I get a mile down the thing and boom bumper to bumper traffic for about 4 miles into the city. So I know I’m screwed. I make a few calls to tell clients I’ll be late and then enjoy the view of my neighbor’s bumper and try to answer emails. But why not multi-task and get a little vaping in, right? Ummmm…wrong I forgot to charge my battery…what was I thinking. Then I remember the pass-thru in my center console…I’m not such an idiot after all. So I plug in and boom I’m Blooging and getting the nicotine to keep me from going into road rage mode. Just some friendly advice for all of you road warriors out there…a pass thru is definitely a handy item…also get the car adapter. If you run into the occasional car fire, or flat tire or fender bender like I do on the road…these two items can be a life saver! PEACE!
Had an unusual Saturday, had to be on a photo shoot with one of my photographers, a cigar smoker, who happened to only be available on Saturdays the last two weeks. And when a client wants to use a particular photographer, I have to work when that photographer is available to meet the deadline. The photographer and I happen to get along extremely well, and used to enjoy a good cigar together after hours or better use cigar smoke to fake steam on the set when shooting food (an old trick that had it’s benefits when I smoked). So yesterday was extremely tough on me from an old habits standpoint. I not only was shooting with an old friend, but also had to abstain from our old pleasure. But, being a trooper, I soldiered on with my Bloog and we still had a great time working and rehashing old times. The best part, was that at the end of the day, he says to me, “How are those things anyway?” So I ask him if he’d like to give it a try. I had a cartomizer with some Red Juice in it and I have gotten into the habit of keeping some mouthpiece tips in my car and on me at all times. People always want to try my e-cigarette (because it looks like fun), but I don’t want everyone putting their mouth on my carto, so the mouthpieces really do come in handy. I never look like a jerk and at the same time I never have to get drool on my cartomizers…a WIN/WIN for me and my friends. So my photographer gives Blooging (vaping) a try and he actually says, “Hey, it’s not bad…how do I get one of these?” And of course the million dollar question, “How much are they?” So I tell him where to go and what the starter kit costs. And he was really receptive to them, plus I told him he could write them off as a business expense, since he could use the vapor to create steam over plates of food when he is shooting food for ads and packaging. And he got an evil grin when I said that….so I know his gears were turning. Anyway, hoping the next time I go back to his studio, we are vaping together. PEACE!
Not sure if I ever mentioned this, but I am a member of a weekly networking group that provides some nice business for my employer. Well one of my fellow long time members is an unapologetic smoker. I think the world of this guy, since we do a lot of business together, but it is difficult for me to be around him anymore, since I am still working resisting my cigarette cravings. My Bloog e-cigarette helps a ton, so when I am around him I just vape, and he smirks at me typically. But yesterday, we were outside after our meeting and he goes how much are those things. So I explained the start up costs, but that e-cigarettes if used correctly actually save me a lot of money. An I always keep an extra supply of the Bloog sanitary mouth piece tips with me just in case a friend wants to try them. And what do you know he finally tried mine! Thought I had achieved a victory over him and had finally got him to break down and try vaping as a result of my positive influence. But he took the wind out of my sails by telling me his wife really wanted him to quit smoking and had been bugging him for weeks. The good thing was that she told him to be more like me and try vaping over smoking, so I guess my vaping influenced her to put her foot down. Net, net of this story was he tried vaping finally and I am hoping to flip him permanently…will keep tabs on him and let you all know how it goes! PEACE!
If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’m involved in a number of activities, and one of them happens to be a committee at my church…this one deals with staff and human resource issues. So to be proactive as a church I stepped in and volunteered to bring in a Human Resource consultant friend of mine, thinking this would be a slam dunk…well almost 3 years later and a lot of drama I, along with a few other committee members presented this manual to the church staff. Talk about stressful! And of course right after Christmas I quit smoking…so as I finished each stress filled meeting with people VERY RESISTANT TO CHANGE (and particularly oblivious to the law) I followed it with a Bloog instead of a cigarette. If I had tried to quit cold turkey…it would have been a dismal failure anger, cold-sweats, and finally caving in to temptation…with Bloog it has been far easier to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes and I have finally stepped down to a 16 mg nicotine level from 24mg…so it is a step in the right direction toward ZERO. Still love my e-cigs! I get the feel of a cigarette, I don’t piss people off with the smell or second hand smoke, and I am gently stepping down my dependence without missing a beat! So literally, thank God for Bloog for helping me get through some uncharted waters personally and spiritually at church! PEACE!
Okay this is a weird one…there’s this guy in a surrounding neighborhood to mine that happens to own a Segway, one of those two wheeled personal vehicles you see mall cops riding around on, Every now and then I see this guy tooling around town on this thing with a cigar in his mouth, guessing the wife told him to take his cigars on the road and he took her literally. Anyway so I am at my son’s baseball game an there are walking trails around the fields, since the fields are located in a big park the the township owns. And I guess you can Segway on a walking trail without too much worry from cops bothering you in my town. So we’re somewhere near the end of the game and Joe Segway pulls up with an enormous cigar, and parks his environmentally friendly vehicle next to me and starts to puff away…could have screamed! Now I used to enjoy a good cigar when I was smoking, but only around friends at a poker table or tailgate, but he has to park next to me while I am trying to enjoy a baseball game…is there a reason ignorant people are attracted to me specifically????? So I move to not be confrontational….and the guy starts zipping around (must have been looking for a friend or something…so he’s spreading his aroma around both sides of our fields…there’s no escaping him….aaaaaaahhhh…finally I guess he got bored and no one way paying attention to him so he took off, but I was about 30 seconds from taking my son’s 34 inch DiMarini Bat to the Segway and him…man I’m getting sensitive and way more attune to second hand smoke now that I made the leap to a Bloog e-cig and vaping…okay I vented, now I’m much calmer…PEACE!
Okay, this is not really news, but it sure as heck opened my eyes made me realize how miserable I made people in my car. I travel quite a bit and when I used to smoke I used to not care who was in the car, it was my car after all…my rules…really selfish of me, but at the time my need for nicotine sort of took over rode my sense of compassion for my passengers. Difference now…I can vape in the car…the car doesn’t pick up the residual odor of smoke, there’s no residual tar on my car windows, my breath doesn’t stink, my clothes and my passenger’s clothes don’t stink all day, plus my passenger doesn’t have to breath my smoke all day and dream about fresh air. So my client goes to me, “No offense, I love hanging out with you and love your work, but man I used to dread getting in your car…thank your wife for me, gonna send her roses for getting you off those damn things.” And I had to admit he was right, plus the car does smell a whole lot better now that I detailed it and got off the old cigarettes. Stepping down slowly, but Bloog Electronic Cigarettes are definitely less painful than the damn patch or cold turkey. Not really news like I said, but it sure was another wake up call! Peace!
Had an interesting experience at the Housewares Show in Chicago. I have been attending this event for many years and the convention center is a non-smoking facility for good reason…primarily that years and years ago the whole darn place burned down, so totally justifiable. So through the years I have seen the whole place change from a smoking tolerant facility where union workers would routinely share a cigar with me to where you can’t smoke anywhere, but outside the facility. So I brought my e-cig with me this year to see what would happen and the good news is absolutely nothing. People did notice, but they were more curious, plus no flame baby…I could just put it down on the table and never worry about a stray ash setting a box on fire. It was totally cool and I got my nicotine fix. I even turned a few of the laborers on to Bloog and e-cigarettes. Gonna bring a few more next year and spread the word…PEACE!