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, June 08, 2017

Stress Due to Skimpy....

I am feeling quite nervous at the moment.  I believe I must have overindulged a little bit in my one ounce of pipe tobacco during this past weekend, for I find myself PRECARIOUSLY LOW in regards to pipe tobacco for today.  This is even more troubling in that I had been typically been able to have a little bit left over at the end of the day on Thursday when technically I could begin a new ounce on Friday. 

I am not pleased that I screwed up here.  It feels like a failure, and it feels problematic for the rest of the day today (it is around noon here on Thursday).   Yes, before you comment about this being a stupid "non-problem".... yes, I know in the greater scheme of things, this is a stupid thing to be worried about. 

But, unfortunately, worry about this I do.  Thursday evening is always a time of "relaxation" of sorts as I do not formally teach on Fridays (I do other work, but it is less stressful work at my desk or in my research lab).  I have always tended to look forward to a pipe or two to start off the "after teaching is finished" part of my work week.  This very pleasant pipe tradition is in peril for this evening.... and while it is a foolish thing to be concerned about.... it does make me feel a bit sad and frustrated. 

Yes, I know I should just deal with it.  And, I probably will do so.  But there is a part of me that truthfully wants to dip into next week's ounce prematurely so I can have a pleasant, robust, full bowl or two of pipe tobacco tonight.  But, if I do, I will only be setting myself up for even more failure in the future. 




Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

Maybe you could try smoking a harmless substitute for tobacco, Professor.

Thursday, 08 June, 2017  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

As an educator do you concider those student who don't get A's a failure. I drop my calorie count to 1847. Tues and Weds was horrible for me...But I got back on track.
Coffee is on

Thursday, 08 June, 2017  
Blogger forsythia said...

I can relate. I went to an "event" today around noon. They closed out the celebration with cake. It was a beastly hot day, and I wanted to save my cake for later. However, I had a few errands to run before heading home. I was really looking forward to that chocolate cake with a glass of cold milk. I put it under the passenger seat to keep it out of the direct sun. At home, as I was pulling it out from under the seat, it slipped off the plate and made a mess. I rescued what I could of it and put it in the refrigerator for later. I know my husband will see it and want some. Actually, I was planning to have the whole thing myself. :-)

Saturday, 10 June, 2017  
Blogger S. J. Qualls said...

I hope you made it 'over the hump.'

Sunday, 11 June, 2017  

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