Monday, October 22, 2007

Insightful comments my father made recently that touch, in part, on smoking

1) "Being a writer is like being a smoker. Deep down, you either are or you're not. And either way, you know it."

2) "I like that people in this neighborhood [Capitol Hill, where I recently moved] are unapologetic about smoking. You don't see them crouched and sheepish about it."

[Note: Dad quit smoking in 1974. Safe bet, however, that his version of an afterlife includes Kents.]


Eric Spitznagel said...

I completely agree with your dad. Smoking isn't a lifestyle choice. It's either in your genes or it isn't. Though I gave up my precious cigarettes not long ago, I don't think anything fundamental about me has changed. I'm still a smoker, but now I'm a smoker that (chooses not to smoke.

I get the feeling I could spend an entire weekend talking with your dad. We'd be like old Navy men reminiscing about their favorite Taiwan whores. "Ah, were we ever so young and stupid."

Litsa Dremousis: said...

Yeah, I suspect you guys could swap fairly epic tales over a deck of cards and/or steak sandwiches.