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Why are people still up?


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Because I am losing at Civilization V.

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What civ are you?


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Good ol' Germany.

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Well that explains it.

Have you tried attacking France?

 

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Sadly France was not in the game last night. Though I did take over Italy. Plus I helped Sweden wreck another civilization!

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How's everyone doing today?


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How's everyone doing today?

I'm doing well enough. I decided today that, once I finish the pack I have, I'm quitting smoking. This is being met with equal parts excitement and anxiety by my brain.


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Good luck! Anything I can do to help?


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Pydro wrote:

Good luck! Anything I can do to help?

Nah. It's gonna be hard, I'm gonna be in a gross mood for a whole, but I'll make it.


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Good luck. I recommend lots of Sentinels as an anti-cigarette.

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Good luck. I recommend lots of Sentinels as an anti-cigarette.

Ha. The hardest is going to be while driving. I pretty much chain smoke constantly now while behind the wheel, and I won't have anything to distract me.


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imprimis5 wrote:

I'm doing well enough. I decided today that, once I finish the pack I have, I'm quitting smoking. This is being met with equal parts excitement and anxiety by my brain.

For the sake of your future health (and those around you), that's awesome to hear. smiley

Tough to do, but I imagine you'll be able to stick to it.


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I'm doing well enough. I decided today that, once I finish the pack I have, I'm quitting smoking. This is being met with equal parts excitement and anxiety by my brain.

 

For the sake of your future health (and those around you), that's awesome to hear.

Thanks. That's the biggest reason. Along with the fact that the added stimulants can't be good for my GAD.


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Thanks. That's the biggest reason. Along with the fact that the added stimulants can't be good for my GAD.

Ah, yeah, definitely.

Best wishes, Craig.


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Ha. The hardest is going to be while driving. I pretty much chain smoke constantly now while behind the wheel, and I won't have anything to distract me.

Just do what The Kids do these days and text while driving! (DON'T DO THAT. THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY ADVICE.)

 


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imprimis5 wrote:

 

Pydro wrote:
How's everyone doing today?

 

I'm doing well enough. I decided today that, once I finish the pack I have, I'm quitting smoking. This is being met with equal parts excitement and anxiety by my brain.

 

Very exciting! Good luck! May it be as easy as possible.


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imprimis5 wrote:

 

Pydro wrote:
How's everyone doing today?

 

I'm doing well enough. I decided today that, once I finish the pack I have, I'm quitting smoking. This is being met with equal parts excitement and anxiety by my brain.

Hang in there! I heard of a great quitting technique that may help: every time you think of having another, call a friend. This friend will punch you in the face as hard as they can. This also works for dieting.

 

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Tip from my psych professor at uni (whose research area was addictions): don't try to put your cravings out of your mind by not thinking about them. The studies he did showed that people who allowed themselves to think "I really want a cigarette" were much more able to let the craving go and had a higher quit success rate than those who tried to stop thinking about it altogether.

Seems that if you try not to think about a craving, it's much easier to obsess about it and that makes it more intense.

And good luck! If you've made up your mind, throw that pack away or give it to another smoker. Also, don't beat yourself up if you do fall off the wagon because nicotine is an extremely addictive substance, and definitely don't think "I'll quit again tomorrow" because then you'll smoke a million that day. Quit again right away.


Just assume I'm always doing that.

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Also, don't beat yourself up if you do fall off the wagon because nicotine is an extremely addictive substance, and definitely don't think "I'll quit again tomorrow" because then you'll smoke a million that day. Quit again right away.

I was talking to an ex-smoker once who said she hadn't had a cigarette in more than 20 years, but she was still quitting, because it was always a challenge.

I had another friend who had never smoked in her life, but after her bartending job was addicted, and had an urge inhale deeply every time she smelled smoke.

It's scary stuff. But it's quitable.


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I've never smoked, but my sister does and she managed to successfully give up for a while (before some really stressful stuff came up and she started again) by making sure she sitll had fags on her but just putting off smoking one - "I'll have one in a few minutes", "I'll have one later", and so on. She said after about a week she didn't feel like having one at all so she just gave the ones she had to someone else (a work colleague who was a smoker, not some random person lol). She said if she'd got rid of all her fags (or smoked them all and not bought new ones), it would've been bugging her that she didn't have any on her if she wanted one. But the fact she could light one up at any time meant she was able to keep putting it off until she just didn't feel like one any more.


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Ameena wrote:

I've never smoked, but my sister does and she managed to successfully give up for a while (before some really stressful stuff came up and she started again) by making sure she sitll had fags on her but just putting off smoking one - "I'll have one in a few minutes", "I'll have one later", and so on. She said after about a week she didn't feel like having one at all so she just gave the ones she had to someone else (a work colleague who was a smoker, not some random person lol). She said if she'd got rid of all her fags (or smoked them all and not bought new ones), it would've been bugging her that she didn't have any on her if she wanted one. But the fact she could light one up at any time meant she was able to keep putting it off until she just didn't feel like one any more.

I tried this a couple months ago, actually. Crash and burn. I don't have the ability to resist, if it's that easy.


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Wrong mindset; it's not RESISTING, it's PROCRASTINATION. Surely THAT shouldn't be too hard, right?


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McBehrer wrote:

Wrong mindset; it's not RESISTING, it's PROCRASTINATION. Surely THAT shouldn't be too hard, right?

Whoa now, procrastination isn't just wasting time.  Procrastination is an art form that takes a lifetime or longer to master.  My family has been working on it for generations, and I still learn more every day.

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Oh, I know. I'm a master at it, myself; I can procrastinate the effects of my Narcolepsy, I'm so good at it.

I'm just saying, delaying is easier than "resisting."


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McBehrer wrote:

Oh, I know. I'm a master at it, myself; I can procrastinate the effects of my Narcolepsy, I'm so good at it.I'm just saying, delaying is easier than "resisting."

Resisting just requires opposition, delaying often requires subversion.  Which one is easier is relative to the situation.

 

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Can a mod split the above, so I can go back to making nonsensical comments?


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You still can. There's nothing here that needs saving.


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I need saving! HELP!


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I need saving! HELP!

Apparently I need saving from double posting too


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I still need saving, I am trapped in this thread. I've been here 30 minutes now.


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I'll save you, but first give me the lamp.


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Lamp? I came down here looking for the rarest of treasures, a copy of the Young Legacy promo


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Lamp? I came down here looking for the rarest of treasures, a copy of the Young Legacy promo

 

Oh, well, too bad. If you had a Super Scientific Tachyon, then maybe we could make a deal. I guess I'll just sit here and watch you squirm.


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*squirm*

*wriggle*

*twitch*

Good enough? Can I come out now?


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If only someone were to wish me free…


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I wish for more mods!


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How much do you cost?


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I just incapped Ronway playing as Expat with the SS Tachyon base power, I revealed Suckerpunch and she was the only 2HP target out, there's no may so Expat went down!

 

This sounds like a perfect reason for Silverleaf to don a hat.


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Worst moment ever!

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Haha!


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I'm only at 208.

If I was to put on a hat now, where's my motivation for getting to 300?

If I'd played sensibly there's no way that Expat would have been down that low. But I blame Ronway.


Just assume I'm always doing that.

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This is a test to see if Christopher really does read every post.* Christopher, if you are reading this, prove it by posting something in different forum (not "Off Topic") that contains something that Unity made up that is way better than actual facts.

 

 

*Discalimer: I know he does, so, I will get this out of the way now, "Pydro, you're a jerk!"


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*sigh* 


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Didn't you have fun? Shouldn't that count for something?


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We all have fun here. It is mandatory.


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Hey, look! Your avatar is a male Wraith!


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It's actually Guise...

 

shoot, that doesn't work anymore...


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Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?


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