Nov 2nd 2007 11:51AM I was smoking a pack a day when I finally decided I had to quit. The first day I tossed one cigaratte in the trash and smoked the rest of the pack. The next day, I tossed 2 away, the next day 3, and so forth. After about 3 weeks I had whittled myself down to one a day, and allowed myself that "treat" after dinner for several months. Then I decided to only "treat" myself every other day, then every third day, then once a week. That was about 3 years ago. Theoretically I 'still" smoke, but I will go weeks at a time without having one, and never more than once a week. The key for me is to only allow the cigarette to be a treat, and never a way to deal with stress.
Oct 19th 2007 8:11AM Ellen,
Congratulations on becoming a contact lens wearer! You will go through a period of adjustment, but in time you will love them!
You say that you have trouble getting them out. Do you wear hard or sort lenses? If soft, simply wash your hands, open your eye wide (use one hand to hold the lids open if necessary, look straight ahead, and "pinch and pull" the lens with the other hand. The lenses are a lot more durable than people give them credit for.
Good luck -- you'll do fine!
Aug 17th 2007 12:49AM I concur with the other posters - Forbes' numbers have no basis in fact. I pay less than $9000.00/yr to insure a BWM 750Li, a Porsche Cayenne, and a Mercedes SLK roadster combined.
Sep 3rd 2006 6:23PM I think this is a great idea! My work requires me to be on the road 30 weeks a year, usually hitting 3-4 cities a week. For the first couple of years I did it the traditional way -- planes, rental cars, and hotel rooms. Then I discovered how much easier utilizing an RV could make the process. Not only has it freed up significant travel time, but being able to come "home" each evening makes the whole process a lot more comfortable. The only problem is the lack of a convenient solution to the "car problem." Either I have to tow a car behind the RV, which can be a bit unweildy, or I have to rely on cabs and car services. This looks like the perfect solution! Now, if only I hadn't just bought a new RV......
Mar 9th 2006 7:17PM I'm not quite sure what agenda Lisa, Karen, etc. are pushing in their misguided attempt to portray BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as anything less than a huge success, but the ~facts~ are that the movie has grossed more than $100 Million worldwide (the vast majority in the U.S. and Canada) and been showered with numerous awards. That ain't no failure! As for those who say "stop making gay movies, no one wants to see them" well, apparently plenty of people DID want to see this movie. If a movie comes out that you find offensive or unappealing, then my suggestion would be to not see it.
Feb 23rd 2006 10:19AM I think this is a great idea! Imagine being able to take a "sky-cruise" -- flying over and looking down upon all the great sights of the world (grand canyon, great wall of china, stonehenge, NYC skyline, etc.) all while enjoying great food and entertainment in comfort. Now THAT'S my kind of trip!