Pipes & Trucks
As you can see from the listing at the bottom, yesterday was another successful day in my refraining from my pipe and pipe tobaccos. Yet, that is not the full picture. I have had minimal cravings, and minimal thoughts about my pipes and pipe tobaccos since I began SOPS V2 other than on the Friday in which I indulged and for a bit on the following Saturday morning.
That changed a bit yesterday afternoon and evening. Unfortunately, after I left the U, I decided wanted to drive a long distance yesterday and decided to deliver some big, bulky pieces of furniture to a distant relative. So, after getting off campus yesterday, I stopped at home and switched out vehicles for my old, comfortably ratty, pleasantly unkempt, reliable-as-hell, pickup instead of my primary vehicle. My truck is wonderful in every regard, and it is the only vehicle where I still allow myself the privileged of being able to smoke my pipe in while I am driving. Driving the truck, shifting through the gears, while holding a warm pipe either in my palm or between my teeth seems as natural to me as walking or breathing.
But, unfortunately, yesterday (Wednesday) was not deemed a special occasion pipe smoking day, and no matter how I tried to figure out something to "celebrate" as a special occasion so I could indulge, it really would have only been a lie to myself, and I damn well knew it.
So, even though it still felt melancholic to a degree, I tried the best thing I could think of to do... I grabbed one of my pipes that were in the truck, knocked out any stray ashes that were remaining in the bowl, and held the pipe as I drove, sometimes in my palm, other times I held the stem of it with my teeth.
It was nice, in a minor, limited sort of way. But, I stuck to my plan, and finished the trip and did ok.
By the way, the truck up above in the image is NOT mine, although I wish it were. If I could find a nice version and vintage of the truck up in this salt infested region, I would buy it in a minute. I always really liked the Jeep pickup of that era. My pickup is a wonderful old Chevy... which is great, but not quite as great as a Jeep.
Today's (Thursday's) Goal = 0 bowls
Wednesday's [1/30] Goal = 0 bowls
Actual consumption (Wednesday) = 0 bowls
Walking Day 1593 / SOPS Day7