Top Of My Head

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Date: August 9, 2010

Day One

Today is (was?) day one of my attempt to replace real, burning tar carrying cigarettes with an electronic cigarette.  I have been trying to quit for quite some time.  I’m hoping that using an electronic cigarette will help with cravings and make me cut way down on regular cigarettes.

I’ve purchased a blu electronic cigarette.  The starter kit costs $59.95.  I purchased this one because of the available flavors.  Now, I have noticed that the flavors seem a little on the weak side, particularly the cherry flavor.  I was expecting a strong cherry.

However; they must be doing something right because I’ve only smoked two real cigarettes all day.  I puffed on the electronic one a few times during my work day and, admittedly, a lot during my drive home.

So, I’m going to post about my progress as I go along. I should point out that the cigarette advertised below is not the one I’m using. That one is advertised on the right. Also, the FDA has not approved electronic cigarettes as stop smoking devices.

Poorly Written Headline…

I see this twitter post from @dailydish: Paul Ryan, Fraud?: I have to say that Paul Krugman made a very strong case that the young GOPer is still drinking …

Paul Ryan is my congressman.  My first thought is, “Oh, crap! Another political scandal!”  Seriously.  The last thing we need in America is a political scandal.  Since I think Ryan is a good – if sometimes misguided –  Congressman, I certainly don’t want anything to befall his political career.

So,  I click the link.  No fraud – thank goodness.

@dailydish is merely pointing out that Ryan’s road map for America has a pothole in it.

But, I wonder, what if I hadn’t clicked the link?  What if I hadn’t read the article?  I would’ve been very mislead.  Perhaps, we should expect bloggers and journalists to create responsible headlines?  And, should I be saying this?  I’m sure I haven’t always been responsible.

Just a thought.

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