Dobi Wan Kenobi

To continue on from what I said in the last post about my mom forgetting how old I am, don’t worry, it’s not like we’re distant from each other. She just happens to be sweet, caring, and incredibly forgetful! We’ve agreed that it’s a good thing I’m honest, I could get away with so much otherwise. I’ve been paying her back HK$1000 (US$130) bit by bit, and each time I hand over some of it she looks surprised and asks why I’m giving it to her.

The past couple of days have been decent to me. I’m down to only one ciggie a day, and went for a whole 36 hours without a smoke. Before that I hadn’t gone longer than 24 hours for 3 or 4 years. I’ve also been trying to work out a bit more, don’t want to gain too much weight while quitting.

I’m pretty happy with how much money I’m saving by not buying ciggies. Willie and I walked all up and down Tung Choi Street (usually referred to by me as fish or turtle street) but I couldn’t find anything I wanted to buy besides from my basic turt supplies, so I took him to a nice lunch instead. Starting next month though I’ll begin to put away the money that I save. Some things I want to buy when I’ve got enough cash: a new filter for Dorothy, a heater for Waffle, Leonidas choccies for Mom and Willie (they are so good), and maybe a new top for myself.

Hah, yes the two turtle items are on top of the list. Oh, and not that many will be interested but Mom has given Dorothy a new name. We’ve always referred to her affectionately as Dobi (pronounced Doh-bee) but for some reason Mom’s been extending it recently and calling her Dobi Wan Kenobi all the time. (I came back with “Cobra Commander” as a new name for Waffle, after she remarked that he had a snake-like neck. Take away two cool points if you know who Cobra Commander is.)

Not much else to say right now, so I’ll leave you with a few things I found amusing from the latest Dilbert newsletter.

True Tales of Induhviduals

“I was sitting in the lunchroom with a coworker, and he noticed a “funny” pattern on one of his socks. He told me that his socks were the same color, but the pattern of one was not right. He just couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I let him ponder the situation for five minutes and then I informed him that he was wearing one sock inside out. He is our director of quality.”

Induhvidual Quotes

“A little pain never hurt anyone.”

“My arms were knee-deep in mud.”

“The squeaky wheel is the one that makes the most noise.”

Unprovoked update: Got accepted into Diamonds of the Web. I’ve also retired two skins, cleaned up the remaining four’s CSS files and added a couple new clocks.

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  • Merboy said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Hi there! I know just what you mean about mothers, mine is the same way, lol. Anywho, just passing through. Stop by my site some time and have a look around!http:merboy.carpe-nocturne.org*smooch*

  • Elea said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Yay for the continued fight against smoking. See how many more things you can buy other than cigarette packs? It’s sweet how you’re thinking of others while you’re imagining what to buy with saved money. Honestly, I don’t know if I’d be so generous.Your mom sounds very cute. “Dobi Wan Kenobi.” I would’ve never thought of that. I don’t know who Cobra Commander is, but that just makes me feel like a loser because I’m out of the loop.

  • Carolyn said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    LOL I remember I used to have a Dilbert game on my computer and it was hilarious.. was never a big fan of the comics though.

  • psycho said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Yeah! Good fight against smoking! Wow!! And you’re really sweet to your turtle!

  • Skye said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Ahh, I love Dilbert. That really put a smile on my face Pets names always evolve as you get to know them better. Kind of like how with your friends or at least with your sig. “other” you develop pet names. But who on earth is Cobra Commander?

  • dandyna said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Mmmm, I know how you feel about stop smoking. It’s like going mad.. please keep hard

  • Zahira said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Hello Becca!!!Here we also change my doggi name her name is Valentina but we all call her Valy, ehhehe also call her Puss and lots more…I’m really glad u are doing great in the ciggie quiting u will feel great really soon..And what i do to keep me on saving is puttinga list of the things i want in my room door so iy can remind me what i’ working for:) U gogirl!!:D

  • Jaqueen said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Great job with the smoking. It’s true, when you quit you will have alot of extra money. Why are all your smilies blue now? Nice clock! How do you make clocks anyway?

  • Raven said,
    July 21, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    All the power to you if you can quit smoking… Dobi wan kaobi :-) I like it …

  • Wendy said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Good luck with quitting! You can do it!

  • Allison said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    If your mom looks confused next time you pay her back, look confused back and be like “Oops wrong person.” and keep the money, haha

  • Jenny said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    YAY. your quiting. getting pregnant is what made me quit. then i had the caffine to enjoy. now i cant even have that. but i been doin good. good luck.

  • Becca said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    It’s good to hear you’re continuing to work to quit smoking. that takes some major will-power and i applaud you for that.

  • patty said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    ooh its good you stopped-ish smoking i hate the smell of cigarette smoke it makes me sick and it’s so good for you now that youve stopped cuz you save your lungs and your money! (though we’re all gonna die of cancer maybe from one thing or another lol)

  • Jesse said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Congratulations on the path to quitting smoking! That’s a good thing you’re doing. It’ll extend your life by a few years! I’m 90 dollars in the hole right now because my bank made a mistake and hit me with overdraft fees for charges I made after the first overdraft I made. The charges didn’t hit the bank until AFTER the overdraft hit, even though I had made them before I overdrafted, which is the bank’s fault. So instead of just one 30 dollar overdraft, I’m ninety dollars in the hole. It stinks! I’m going to have to go to the bank sometime and ask to get them reversed. If the bank won’t do it, I’m screwed… The new clocks are way cute!

  • Hellen said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Thats really funny that he said his socks inside out lol Im so glad that you’re quitting smoking. I quit smoking last year and now I can actually exercise and not get so tired. But its also bad because i went from 120lbs to 180lbs so now im working on losing that weight its very depressing

  • Kristen said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Congrats on the cutting down! Good luck with that! =)

  • Salome said,
    July 22, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Aah! We’re both diamonds now! Congrats! Wow – your fight against smoking is going so well! My dad threw a tantrum each day when he tried to quit! xoxo

  • Dionne said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    I can see myself being like your mother in the future when I have my own kids. It’s so difficult to keep up with things like that.

  • Bree said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    haha I’m super forgetful too! Sometimes my friends will hand me money, and I’ll be totally confused . I’m also shown up at dance rehearsals without any of my costumes lol. I think it’s fantastic that you’re in the process of quitting smoking. Smoking is such a terrible habit to get into. Both my grandpas died of lung diseases related to smoking, and my dad’s a smoker…so I’m really worried for him. It’s probably really hard to quit, but just keep at it and don’t give up! In the long term you’ll be so much better off. People who smoke like chimnys always end up looking haggard, yuck. Just look at Britney! Anyway, I’m ranting off haha. Good luck!

  • Emily said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Dobi Wan Kenobi! That is adorable. And I am still in love with Waffle’s name. Hee.Good for you for trying to quit smoking! It’s tough, but you can do it.

  • Jen said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    O.o long blog..i didnt bother to read it ALL. oo smoking..? lol fighting against smoking woot woot

  • Sam said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Good that you’re going to quit smoking. It’s a yucky habit. Also good that you’re working out, because you probably will put on a few pounds during the quitting process. And it’ll help you keep your mind off of it.Heh, Dobi Wan Kenobi – that’s too cute.

  • natalia said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    i want turtles : ive always wanted one, ever since i was a little kiddo. but im happy with my two fishies, they’re good little ones, its just kinda cool to be able to play with ur turtles from time to time, eh? well.. all i can do is send STRENGTH so that u can quit smokin… i guess ill do that later in life, lol. i like smoking still, so eh yea. ive always thought that id quit once i got ready to start a family.. so meh i still got a while. haha anywho, ttyl dear

  • Rilla said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    It’s really good when people’s starting to quit smoking~ You see notices everywhere… Smoking’s bad for health so hope you success in getting it down even if it’s just down to a little bit~my mum doesn’t remember how old i am sometimes as well^^” and we live together all the time -__-”

  • Nicholas said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    That’s so cool! The nicknames for your pets I really like the Cobra Commander name even if I don’t really know who Cobra Commander is

  • ding wen said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Smoking sucks! I’m glad you decided to cut down it. and your mom could forget your bday? lol, my mom did that too:P

  • Laurie said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    great job on the smoking thing, i know it’s really hard to quit, believe me, i went through it myself along with my husband. and it is amazing how much money you have when you dont have to buy smokes eh? you can spend the money buying other things like for me it was junk food because it was all i wanted while i was quiting hehe i wish you lots of luck with quitting.as you can see Rubenque is back up! i want to thank you so much for your patience while i was rebuilding it over and over. but i can asure you now it’s up for good this time. take care and have a great weekend there in HK xo

  • Brenda said,
    July 23, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Good to hear that your mother and yourself have a positive relationsh going on Anyway, remember not to smoke too much! It’s not good for health, ya?

  • Jess said,
    July 24, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Pet names are always born out of the strangest things… and that’s what I like about it! It’s random and cute at the same time.

  • Mindie said,
    July 24, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Oh I am proud of you! You are really working hard to quit and for most people that si hard. Huh… I don’t have much of an addictive personality… so yeah. I feel you on saving money. It’s really hard to… I hope you can save enough to get the things your wanted. Pamper yourself!

  • Jenny said,
    July 24, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Congrats on getting down to only one cigarette a day. I know it was really hard for my dad to quit, and he smoked for like 10 years! Well I don’t know who Cobra Commander is so I guess I’m still cool lol Dilbert is hilarious

  • Olivia said,
    July 24, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    “Help me Dobi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” Hehe that’s very clever! My family and I are not very creative with pet names at our house. We have a dog named Puff (she’s fluffy) and we had a rabbit named . . . Mr. Rabbit.Glad to hear you’re down to 1 cig a day! That’s awesome

  • Jenny said,
    July 24, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Heya! I love your blogs, they have some imagery, quotes and other stuff, enough to keep me stimulated… maybe I should add more variety for mine. I hope you succeed with your stop smoking scheme… Yes keep your mind set on how much money you will save… plus all the non smokers like me will be thinking YAY one less smoker… woot, less chance of 2nd hand smoke…Hope the weight gain isn’t awful But you can always exercise that out… like walks in the smog… hmm not too appealing is it now. Congrats into being accepted into Diamonds of the Web (you deserve it, your site is lovely ) Okey enough talk talk talk from me…

  • vanessa said,
    July 25, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    hmm..mayb ur mom is gettin old since she forgot or sumthin? =]

  • Kathie said,
    July 25, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    I should try not to smoke so much either. Right now I cant help it though. On the other hand… I really need the money and I want to save as much as possible. I dont know. Ugh. Hehe. Good job though!

  • cassie said,
    July 25, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    Hey! haha..I know people like that too. But the forgetting part can sometime get on my nerves lol. Oh well. Anyways, yay for being honest I try to be honest myself. Yay for the fight. Your doing really good Wow thats really sweet of you to save up to buy them things I’m really weird with my money… Oh well. Well take care!!

  • Kristina said,
    July 25, 2004 10 years, 33 days ago

    yikes! you smoke? that’s bad for you but i guess everyone knows that. lol but it’s good that you are trying to slowly quit. much props

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