The light of my life (in memoriam)

August 24, 2007


My lighter just died.  So pissing (as I frantically go searching for those casino matches that I got from my last trip) and yet sad.  Greenie has been with me for over three months now.  He lit my happy cigs (after winning that jackpot); he lit my sad cigs (after leaving the casino in the hole); he was there when I was working and smoking, driving and smoking and blogging and smoking.

He wasn’t your usual lighter.  You know the ones.  You have them for a few weeks and then casually leave them at a bar or a friend’s house, never to be seen again (although I’ve fostered a few of those left behinds).  No, not Greenie. He was always there for me.  He never once fell down in the crack between my carseats.  I could always find him.

Greenie, you served me well and you will be missed.

Ah, what the hell, since I’m at it:


7 Responses to “The light of my life (in memoriam)”

  1. QuakerJono Says:

    Let it go. Now you can buy a Colibri.

    God I miss smoking if only for the lighters. Well, and my cigarette case.

  2. This was the virtue of chewing tobacco; no fire source required.

  3. John in IL Says:

    Nevermind. I found Orangie. Moving on with my life.

  4. QuakerJono Says:

    I was going to call you fickle, but then I realized this was all just an elaborate metaphor for supporting the Protestants over the Catholics in Ireland.

  5. Deep, man…..very deep.

  6. John in IL Says:

    Yeah, I’m all about the metaphors and shit.

  7. […] consolation:  he didn’t live to see it. Posted by John in IL Filed in government, my life, […]

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