Shoestring Theory

Currently documenting the house that is eating our lives, we will return to regularly scheduled programming in a couple of more months

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Breaking Pavlov’s smoke

April 22nd, 2008 1 Comment

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (photo from There exist certain cues throughout my day that kick off the urge to smoke. Some activities are SO heavily associated with smoking that it’s hard to imagine one without the other (morning coffee). Smokers are but one of Pavlov’s dogs. If I want to quit smoking, there are certain […]

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Quitting, Day Four

April 21st, 2008 No Comments

Okay, so today has by far been the worst, though also the most successful for quitting smoking. By the end of our workday, I’ve had three cigarettes. I also haven’t been able to focus on anything for longer than ten minutes. I’m not cranky or jittery, I just can’t concentrate. This was a somewhat out […]

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Quitting, again

April 20th, 2008 2 Comments

Photo by SuperFantastic on Flickr (Creative Commons license). I hated that my parents smoked when I was a kid, especially my mom. Sometimes I took one or two cigarettes out of her pack and threw them away. Once I poured a can of soda into an entire carton, which really wasn’t a very effective way […]

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