Almost as soon as I pulled out of the driveway to start the 7 hour drive back to TX yesterday, I began to crave cigarettes something.

In Atoka, OK, I bummed a cigarette from a nice lady at a gas station where I stopped to get a bottle of water.

It was nasty, and I stubbed it out after only 2 drags. I thought maybe it was the brand, so I started looking for tobacconists.

Thankfully, I didn’t find any on the drive home, but the craving persisted through the rest of the drive and all evening yesterday. It seemed to lessen after dinner, and I was able to sleep reasonably well, but it was back with a vengeance today.

I have no idea what it is. I took a cigarette from one of the floor installers at the apartments just a little bit ago, and it was also incredibly nasty and only made the craving worse.

I’ve eaten chocolate, cheese, potato chips, and breads; drank water, coffee, and tea; gnawed fingernails; tried to nap; taken a cold shower; danced about the apartment like a fool; all to no avail.

I have no idea what I’m craving, but whatever it is, I wantwantwantwant needneedneedneed it.

Also: built a new macro rig today: found a 55-52 step up tube and used it and some step-down and coupler rings to reverse my Grandfather’s Montgomery Ward-branded 28mm f/2.8 on the end of the Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5. I’m not sure what the reproduction ratio is, but it’s pretty high, probably close to 4:1.

D7000. Montgomery Ward 28mm f/2.8 (unknown manufacturer), reversed on the Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Series 1 (Kiron). About 8 minutes of slider play to bring out some definition without destroying the softness.

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