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[Apr. 27th, 2005|07:00 pm]
tearsofzorro
[mood |calmtired, sick but calm]
[music |Dresden dolls - 672]

Rose was right.

Listening to Coin Operated Boy, while watching it on Window's Media Player (*spit*) with the Amoeba visualisation is rather hypnotic.

So, I was on the bus into college from town today, and I saw an ad by Nescafe with a woman looking very worn out, almost physically beaten. And the tag involved something like "get this woman a coffee". And I just started thinking that it really is an acceptable addiction.

I was at a group meeting last week. I think I may have mentioned it. One of the things that I realised was that a few people I know really seemed to have traded in their brains for something pink and fluffy. Why do I say that? Well, it's because at one point I asked a friend if she drank coffee. She replied that she only drank it once or twice a week, and continued on to explain that the reason she didn't was because it dried out the skin. With myself, I couldn't give a crap about how bad it is, I need it to survive in college. Plus what in the hell is moisturiser for if it isn't to help sort this? It was at roughly this point that I realised I'm coming from a very different angle than she is.

At any rate, back to the ad. I was looking at it and thought, wow, I'm locked into being a caffiend. I don't particularly care, because I'm not exactly smacking my arms while I wait for my next hit, but at the same time, who's better off? The one with the better skin and less coming out of her pocket, while the other companies vie for my attention when I need my next hit of that beautiful, beautiful drug. Of course, it's just one in a long line of acceptable addictions. Hell, I know some people who'd look at me funny if I said I only drank one or two cups of tea or coffee a week... come to think of it, I may have looked at my friend as if she had two or more heads. I'm just wondering what other addictions are socially acceptable? Nicotine is less acceptable than it used to be, unless it's in the form of a patch. Aspirin is almost more acceptable these days than it used to be, mainly because doctors like it for its ability to stop you having strokes and DVTs and stuff like that. Anyone else able to think of any socially acceptable addictions?
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[User Picture]From: nycelle
2005-04-27 07:18 pm (UTC)
Solpadeine is addictive. Funny, I was just saying this to Suzy today, but my mum knows a woman who has a glass of water and two solpadeine on every tea break. Also, buying them in bulk is quite difficult (I know someone who had to buy them for an elderly parent). As addictions go, tis an odd one.
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2005-04-27 08:02 pm (UTC)
Actually, there was someone in the place where my aunt used to work and the guy was addicted to some anti-asthma medicine. Like nearly 2 bottles a day! It got to the point where he was asking friends to buy it for him because pharmacists were getting suspicious.
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[User Picture]From: mizzpyx
2005-04-27 08:22 pm (UTC)
Caffeine is such an utterly pleasureable addiction, though.

I know this because I gave it up for a year or two. And yeah, it was better for me, bla bla bla.

but caffeine is ingested in such a tasty way. it's just so, so damn good.
So you are defiantely better off, because she is depriving herself of Tasty Goodness for the sake of having to use less moisturiser. And you are probably actually awake in the mornings.
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[User Picture]From: bloodedrose
2005-04-28 12:38 pm (UTC)
mmm tasty caffine... There was a load of botany reports to be handed in today, so theres lots of bleary eyed people wandering around all tired. I produced caffine tablets and nearly got mashed in the stampede..
It scared me.. *sob*
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