The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rough & Tumble Day

A rough and tumble day for me.  I feel all out of sorts.  I feel like I am rushing to and fro without any accomplishment or sense of purpose or happiness.  Just overall a rough day.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Just Happy!

Plenty of libations and pipes today!  Feeling good!  Not much else to report wxcept we may get a helluva lot of snow over the next few days, but that is fine, the snow plow and shovels are ready and I even put out the holiday decorations today so snow or not it is ready to go on the day after Thanksgiving!!!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Not Quite

I was not quite as focused as I had hoped.  I did have my pipe today, and yet I am still determined to succeed.  I am going to for the next few days try to keep my pipe consumption very low or zero, but at the same time plan my next attack at it to get where I want to be. 

I am hoping my failure can be used as a learning event and that I will come back from this stronger than I was and with a more clear set of ways to deal with my desire for the pipe.  No, I did not break my pipe purposefully.  But I have broken many like that on accident.


Monday, November 16, 2015

2 - Keeping Focused on the Goal

I have to keep in mind that I want to be pipe tobacco free!  It is easy to slip back into the normal mind set of being a pipe smoker.  But I am trying to keep the goal and lifestyle I want in mind!


Sunday, November 15, 2015


Today is day one of my new pipe-free (other than while drinking) existence.   Hope for my success, please!


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Feeling Need for Confession

We are planning to go to mass on Saturday this week and I am hoping I can get there in time to go to confession.  I would like to have the feeling of resolution and a hope for a fresh, better start in my life with less sin.  It is truly helpful for me, even though I know many folks find it perhaps to be foolish or silly.  I am still feeling strongly about going tobacco free except for when indulging in a few stiff drinks.  I hope to start that perhaps this week.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Feeling Good!

Wonderful afternoon of libations and pipes!!!  I feel very pleasant indeed!  The thoughts I have been having about my pipe and indulgence in the pipe are amplified by this wonderful afternoon.  I would like, although it may be harder than hell to do it again, but I would like to not smoke a pipe except on those days when I am indulging in adult beverages.  I only do that once a week or once every other week.  I am going to continue my effort to be nearly pipe free, with the notion that when I drink I can indulge a bit.  I think that will be a good starting point.  Just getting to the idea of starting a new day one is the conundrum.  But I think I feel very strongly that I can do it this time.  It is such a contrast.  It feels so wonderful to indulge tonight, compared to the ho-hum or even negative feelings when I indulge otherwise.  It may be my ticket to eventually becoming pipe tobacco free!