Friday, June 27, 2008

Steel Train to Perform on Conan! (DAY 116)

This has absolutely nothing to do with the Nosmokeathon, but interesting nonetheless and I think it’s really cool.

A friend of mine, Jon Shiffman (pictured far right), is a very talented musician and the drummer for Steel Train, an up-and-coming “indie rock” band. The band is currently on tour this summer, hitting up major music festivals along their way. They recently performed at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Last summer while I was traveling across the country, I was able to meet up with Jon and his band twice, in Lawrence, Kansas and again in Anaheim, California. I have also seen them play locally, and they put on a great show.

The reason I bring up Steel Train, is because they recently found out that they will be the musical guests on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Monday, July 7th! I think this is very exciting and I’m looking forward to seeing my buddy rock out on TV. Everyone should tune in for the show.

To find out more about Steel Train, check out their website at, where you can also listen to their newest CD, “Trampoline.”

Saturday, June 21, 2008

BenZev Fine Art Gallery (DAY 110)

My friend Dave is an incredible artist and has just relaunched his website, an online gallery of his works. Please take some time to check it out by clicking here --> BenZevArt. I am also adding a link to the sidebar.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

DAY 100!! (DAY 100)

Wow! I can't believe it has already been 100 days without a cigarette. I am really proud of myself. The midpoint of the Nosmokeathon has come and gone. At the very beginning, I had doubts as to whether I could reach the half-way mark. It is definitely a rewarding feeling to have made it this far. Although there is still a long way to go, I'm confident in the fact that the Nosmokeathon will be a success and that I am on the right track to be a non-smoker for the rest of my life.

The other day I was thinking about how much money I have saved so far by not smoking. Since it is day 100, the math necessary to figure this out is about level with my ability. I'm not sure what the average price of a pack is now but lets say its $5.50. That is $550 saved already, a lot of money. I can tell the difference too, as I am not running to the ATM every few days like I used to.

Thanks for the love and support:
Andi Schlissel