Creative Writing, Photography, Rogene

DP: Never Gonna Give You Up

You. We know *you* are vice-free, dear Daily Post reader. But, or perhaps we should say, “butt,” others around you and in your life are riddled with vices: they smoke; they eat too much celery; they hog the covers; they can’t keep their hands out of the office candy bowl. Which vice or bad habit can you simply not abide in others?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us VICE.

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My husband has been a smoker for 20 years. His addictive habit is a sensitive subject in our household. We manage to keep the peace in our home by sticking to a few ground rules that require much effort on his part to keep our shared living quarters smoke-free:

Rule 1: Husband shall not smoke around Wife.

Rule 2: Husband must eliminate any/all traces of smoke from clothing, hands and breath before snuggling with Wife.

Rule 3: Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet radius of shared dwelling.

Rule 4: There should be no evidence of cigarette butts in or around the home and cars.

Rule 5: DO NOT ask Wife to purchase cancer sticks on Husbands behalf!

Should any of the rules be broken, Husband can expect a very displeased Wife, and an exceptionally long “honey-do” list to complete over the weekend.

You can bet I will Never Give Up the FIGHT for a smoke-free home environment and someday (hopefully) a husband who has kicked his nicotine habit to the curb.

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A transplant from the island of Guam, Rogene has lived in Hawai’i for 20 years. She has a great love for photography, travel, food and DIY projects. Rogene is also a jewelry maker/designer, creating custom pieces for women and men that reflect their personality and lifestyle.


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