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nowaypablo  ·  1560 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

Heading back to school in an hour or two. Getting some sushi as a last meal before a semester of powdered eggs and roast beef.

Finessed my way out from West Point's "lowest prices" totaling over $900 in textbooks. Got everything for $300. There are few greater feelings of satisfaction in life.

Quitting nicotine. Starting... now. Would love some advice on this endeavor.

user-inactivated  ·  1559 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Quitting nicotine. Starting... now. Would love some advice on this endeavor.

Get a flu so bad, you literally can't smoke. After three or four days, you'll stop craving nicotine. After that, cold turkey is a walk in the park.

jleopold  ·  1559 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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jleopold  ·  1559 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Holy shit dude, how many classes are you taking to have $900 in books? Do you have an option to rent? Maybe I've just been taking the right classes, but over the past two terms (6 classes) I've spent like $300, mostly through the bookstore because I value convenience more than I should.

Congrats on quitting man. I replaced weed, booze and nicotine with tea and coffee about a month ago, but that was after some life re-evaluation. I think it helps not to think about quitting something as starting a new hobby to replace it with. Smoking isn't too time consuming, but I'm sure you could find something to replace it with.

snoodog  ·  1559 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do they feed you MREs all the time? Also scoring a great deal is an awesome thrill for me, second to you know, actually scoring.

nowaypablo  ·  1559 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We get solid family style meals, only MREs in the summer during field training. I don't think a Rhodes scolarship let alone West Point would be worth a diet of MREs.

WanderingEng  ·  1559 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I assume you get some hot meals even in the field? When I was in the Army National Guard, we'd get a hot breakfast, MRE for lunch and hot dinner.

I didn't think MREs were too bad. It hinged on the sides. JalapeƱo cheese? Skittles? Awesome. Jelly? Charms (knock off Lifesavers)? Boo. Do they still it Charms in MREs? I haven't had an MRE in almost fifteen years.