Kevin Marshall Quits Smoking: Day 4
I’m sure there will be a point where I’ll stop giving updates every day about my journey to permanently label myself a non-smoker, but it’s at least giving me incentive to write. Which isn’t as important for my creative outlets as it is to you, my readers, whose lives fall apart and collapse in on themselves when they go more than forty-eight hours without an update.
Well, it’s Day 4 and still no cigarette. I panicked a bit today, since I somehow managed to put the patch onto my arm before getting in the shower to get ready for work today. This resulted in one of the most awkward showers I’ve ever had (not involving somebody else), where I had to clean myself while making sure my patch didn’t get wet. To be honest, I’m not even sure if anything would happen if it did, but with seven hours of work ahead of me I didn’t want to take any chances.
I’ve had bouts of dizziness the past few days. They haven’t been to the degree that I lose balance or anything, just the faintest tinge of it. In reading up on it, I found out that this is due to an increase in clean oxygen intake that the body of a smoker who’s quitting isn’t accustomed to. How fucking weird is that?
A friend suggested that people might tart calling me Kevin “Vertigo” Marshall. If that happens? I’m going to find a way to make the rest of the world as dizzy as I am.
Speaking of villainous declarations you usually only see in comic books, apparently there’s a “Mortal Kombat vs. The DC Universe” video game coming out. I had no idea of its existence, but this excerpt from the Wikipedia entry has me a bit worried:
“Ed Boon has said that some of the characters’ abilities, especially on the DC side, have been toned down to make them balanced within the game. A case of this, Ed Boon mentioned, is that Superman is no longer as invulnerable as he usually is, for example he may now be hurt by Scorpion’s spear.”
Superman hurt by Scorpion’s spear? That’s fucking BULLSHIT. The only good thing that could come out of this is the inclusion of The Joker as a playable character. There’s a video HERE. The game itself looks sorta shitty, but I do love that fatality. Skip ahead to 0:55, or check out the moving GIF (after the cut).
Of course, as cool as that aspect of the game is, it also brings about a whole new set of problems. Among the DC characters represented in the game are Batman, Shazam, Superman, The Flash, and Green Lantern. Meaning they have fatalities. Shazam killing people? BULLSHIT THE SECOND.
Why the Hell even bother with this concept? You’d have to be a time traveler from the year 1994 to be excited about this monstrosity.
Part of me is really motivated to go running tomorrow morning, which would be the first run since getting off the sticks. We’ll see if I’ll actually have the energy and motivation to do so.