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.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Achilles Heel

I am pretty well certain that I know what my two Achilles heels (one for each foot of course) are for me as it concerns my pipe and pipe smoking.  They are:

1.  When I get aggravated/frustrated/emotional.  I have already described how this will dramatically increase my desire for smoking my pipe.  I miss the calming, soothing effect that I often would receive when I smoked in these occasions.

2.  When I am not in a routine.  I like stability and routine.  When I am not in a routine, my mind starts to wander and I feel fidgety, and perhaps a bit aggravated.  During these times, I also miss the very calming, soothing effect I would typically obtain from my pipe and pipe tobacco. 

I need to develop coping strategies for both of the above, because, with the holiday season fast approaching, my routine will be shot to hell, for sure.  I am also likely to find myself aggravated/frustrated/emotional during the holiday as well.  So, the next two weeks (which will take me from today through to January 3rd (and a return of routine) shall likely be the biggest challenges I have faced in my attempts to adopt the new "special occasion pipe smoking" routine.   I need to be ready and aware of what I should do when these issues outlined in #1 and #2 above happen.  And, they will happen.  I need to figure out how to be prepared. 


Today's (Thursday's) Goal =0 bowls
Yesterday's (Wednesday's) Goal = 0 bowls

Actual consumption (Wednesday) = 0 bowls


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told you before, tell you again:
Make one decision (I don't smoke) and that will save you from making decisions about pipes every minute of every day. Which is crazy-making. I know, I know. But it's true.
Happy holidays and thanks for this blog which I read and enjoy.

Thursday, 20 December, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

Routine?? Hell, I'm retired, I just wander around doing whatever, or nothing at all.

Today I tipped my new cabinet over onto Helen's house while moving it over under a shelter for a while. She didn't say a word, that's what makes women like Helen special.

After I got it back upright I decided it was time to take a break and go get a fifth of rum.

Thursday, 20 December, 2012  

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