So none of you really know me personally so let's start with a little background. I am 22 and have been smoking since I was 14 and a halfish so let's say I have been smoking for 8 years give or take. Peter Mueller's performance on Wednesday night (I think) has got me thinking. He suffered through 18 months of a concussion. 18 months. This made me think, "well if he can do that, then I can definitely quit smoking". Sure, I have been addicted for years, and may get a headache for a few days, but Mueller has suffered through 18 months of headaches and he has persevered. He is back, and playing great hockey. He has inspired me to quit smoking, so consider this my contract to quit smoking. This is where I may need your help. I may need your support, positive or not, even if it's a "hey shot, how is quitting smoking going?" that'd be great. Whether it's a sarcastic comment or a comment of compassion or sympathy, anything will help. I also challenge all my fellow MHHers to tackle a challenge like I have, with the mindset of "if Mueller came back, then I can totally overcome this challenge". If you have taken the time to read this whole blurb, then thank you and thank you in advance for any support or enlightenment that will (inevitably) give me.
On a side note, for those having a hard time in the job market, may you find a better job and happiness. For those of you who have lost loved ones this past year, may the next year be a year of celebration of their lives and yours. For those of you going through tough times may you find peace. For those of you who need a significant change in their lives, may you find out how to do it and then accomplish it and for those of you serving in our military, whether or not we believe in why you may be over seas, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the sacrifices you have made to keep this country as great as it is.
Darwin bless America (because I do not believe in God or a god, but for those who do, replace Darwin with God or whichever god or supernatural being you may believe in),
p.s. Fuck the Red Wings and go Avs