Thursday, January 11, 2007

345/365 Greg

My neighbor and I were born the same year in the same state, which makes me feel an immediate, if illogical, affinity. We might’ve been tight in (hypothetical) high school, if, say, I’d gotten (hypothetically) extroverted enough to be cool.

One lung; still smokes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

!!!! I knew a woman who was sufficiently worried about a family history of breast cancer to have both (still healthy) removed. She was not sufficiently worried to quit smoking.

January 11, 2007 7:58 AM  
Blogger Indigo Bunting said...

mm: You still out there? Man, I miss reading you!

Yes, it would appear that smoking is quite the addiction. What a story you've told. Wow.

January 11, 2007 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this one. I missed the "one lung; still smokes" line the first read - and when I read it the story took on a completely different flavor. Lovely!

January 11, 2007 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My father-in-law smoked for 10years after having a lung removed due to cancer. Woke up one morning in his 60's and decided not to smoke anymore. He passed away peacefully in his sleep 10years later. I wish I could just wake up not wanting to smoke. How easy that would be. The addiction is all encompassing and can be life controlling. YUCK! And it stinks!

PS I loved the post!

January 11, 2007 11:40 AM  
Blogger Indigo Bunting said...

For the record, I should point out that Greg did not lose his lung to cancer, but as a result of a bad car accident. Still, down to one.

BK: I feel lucky I never started, because I've seen how almost impossible it is to stop.

January 11, 2007 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved that ... I feel I have an illogical affinity with someone for a similar reason ... may write about him ...

Loved the lung line! Talk about the last line twist yourself!

January 11, 2007 10:30 PM  

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