Bark Like a Chicken

Unless something comes up over at CNN that I want to post about I am getting ready to hit the sack. I just realized however that I had not taken the time to post about getting my blood drawn this morning.

Having my blood drawn seems to have turned into a full-blown goatfuck ordeal over the last few years.

The last few times I have gone they have had to stick me several times and after four or five times digging around in my arm with a needle they take it out of my hand. Shit, they can stick one right in a vein and no blood comes out.

Guess I am actually dead and just don’t know it…

Anyway, I made sure to drink a big glass of water prior to going to bed last night and then drank two or three more when I got up this morning so that I wouldn’t be dehydrated when they went to poke me.

Fuck all, it still took three times. Here’s this woman digging around my fucking arm with a big old needle saying “tell me if it hurts”. Shit, unless you rip something loose I’m not saying a damn thing, just get the blood.

She finally stuck one in the top of my hand and it came right out.

Either I need to go in and just slash away with my pocket knife to help them out or start drinking water like a week before hand. My arm is still sore where she jammed the gottdamned needle into my arm.

All to get my cholesterol checked so my Doc can renew my prescription next month. What a damned dog and pony show.

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So I am still fighting the smoking. I cut down to almost nothing and finally quit for a couple of weeks and then started having one or two here and there. I have had a pretty hard month at work. Not an excuse but I guess working 17 days straight kicked my ass because I have purchased cigarettes twice.

Haven’t had one in two days now and it sucks quitting again because I am going through the same damned withdrawals I went through last month. Doh!

I am starting to seriously consider getting hypnotized but I am afraid that I will come out of there barking like a chicken or whatnot…

Oh by the way…since Eric’s out of town I stole the keys to his site and managed to cross-post this over there as well…

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  • I smoked like a chimney for 36 years, laid em down COLD almost 6 years ago, can’t stand to be close to a smoker anymore…

    You can do it, but have to WANT to do it, that is the catch…

    Good luck, I hope you have it in you…

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  • That’s been the biggest downfall or at least the hardest part. Two things really. Number one is that I am on the fence. I want to quit smoking sometimes and don’t want to others.

    The other thing is that most of the people that work for me smoke. After 21 years it’s a bit late for me to change careers.

    Just gonna have to find my own way to muddle through it and not pick back up I guess. Working out has helped, quite a bit actually.

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