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    Hi All,

    I been vaping since August 08. Actually stopped smoking analogs quite by accident. Wasn't really trying to quit, just sort of happened. I have replaced my smoking habit pretty much completely by vaping. I still have the occasional analog every couple weeks or so, but every single time, I am blatantly reminded why I gave them up. Also, I remind myself what it's like to lick a dirty tire.

    Anyway, I live in Dallas (Plano Actually). I'm originally from PA, but I've spent most of my adult life in Texas. Have two daughters in college (SMU) and would STILL consider putting them up for adoption (Well...until they finish college anyway)

    For those just starting out, hang in there. I smoke the pen-style almost exclusively, and I drip always. I'm (patiently) waiting for improvements in batteries, and in (consistant) atomomizer lifespan, but it'll come...some day. I have finally passed the point of e-vaping being cheaper than smoking. It took a while, 'cause I was buying a lot of different things, to find something I could be happy with. I like the Janty manual switch the best, but I hate being stuck with more expensive batteries. I just need to break down and mod my USB supplies to work with the smaller-threads. I get tired of constantly charging batts.

    Anyway, ... about me... I breath oxygen, I have a complete pair of eyes, still have all 10 fingers, AND, I occasionally try and be funny. Of course, I'm just masking the pain that I have.....oh wait, I'm accidently sitting on a pencil. Pain Gone Now. You all have a great day/night/evening now.
    Tex

    [ I used to be very indecisive, but now...I'm not so sure.] :pervy:

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    Hello! My name is Kat, and I moved to Dallas from Wisconsin in 1990. I like it here. I do still miss snow, but I don't miss shoveling it and my husband is definitely not a fan (he's from Memphis - we met here).

    I've been vaping over a month now, and had my last analog on the Ides of March, mainly because I still had half a pack left and I paid good money for those dang things, and I was in a bar and bound to smell like smoke regardless, you know?

    I started smoking when I was 16, worked my way up to 2 packs a day, and never thought I'd be able to quit after 28 years until I actually got my hands on my first 901. I have a penstyle and a pilot, too, and I love them all for different reasons. DH still hasn't quit completely but he's cut way down (and since he was getting through at least 2 cartons a week -- worse than me, even -- that' saying something!) He mostly sticks to his penstyle.

    Other than that, I'm mostly stockpiling my little heart out. I'm a vaper now, and I refuse to quit!

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    thanks for inviting me over,

    name is trinity (middle name, but main one i use). 32, divorced, no kids. i grew up in the big bend region and san antonio. i spent a few years working for toys'r'us doing their vax migration, so travelled pretty much everywhere. started a business doing web programming and database applications, but got burnt out on computers for a while. so i bought 20 acres in terlingua, moved back out there, and worked at an auto repair shop off and on till the owner died. then came back to san antonio to work for a friends night club.

    am in the process of designing and testing a few things, working on starting a supply business for e-cigs and other stuff (already have a lot of people interested down in terlingua as we pay way to much for everything). at the moment i am getting a lab to custom make some extremely potent unflavored solution for me, which i hope to start selling for diy / recipe work, and will probably keep in stock once i start working on custom flavors.

    hobbies: modifying anything and everything i can get my hands on. rapelling, rock climbing, hiking, caving, offroading, working on vehicles, etc.

    i have been smoking for 20 years, 2 years of regular cigarettes, 18 years of kretek. i have been vaping for a few days now, and would have quit analogs today, but somebody brought me a pack of djarum specials :P no matter how much i vape, i miss the taste of a decent kretek. my favorites were djarum black tea, sukun orange, wismilak diplomat, marlboro mix 9, gudang garam djaja king size, djarum special, and djarum 76. so of course my main concern now is to work on a flavoring that actually tastes somewhat like a kretek.

    enough rambling, thanks for having me
    trin

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    I want to take a moment interrupt this thread and welcome all the newest members, especially the ones I sent out unsolicited invites to. Sorry about that but there was really no other way to let everyone know Tejas Vapin' exists. A very special thanks to Menolly who started the "Texans" thread and led to the creation of Tejas Vapin'. As of this writing we have 33 members. I think our Texas pride is starting to show.

    I don't know about ya'll but I'm really enjoying reading everyone's introductions - fascinating stuff! Nearly everyone who has joined as taken the time to post an intro. I hope the rest who haven't can find a few minutes to post a few words too. It's fun to learn about our fellow Texans on this board. We also have some very talented members that will greatly benefit our group including graphics design, organization and fund raising skills and I'm pretty sure everyone in Texas likes a good party amongst friends.

    I want to encourage everyone to start new threads about whatever you feel like discussing or want to share with the rest of us. Also it would be cool for us to post photos either of ourselves, pets, places or things you'd like to show off If you have photos you want to share but don't have a place to host them just let me know and I'll host them for you.

    As a reminder Tejas Vapin is a private group for now and open by invitation only. We can change that at a later date if our members want to. But for now, if you notice anyone else from Texas posting on the main forums go ahead and give them a heads up about the group and request an invite from me. If they have TX or Texas in their "location" field chances are I've already sent them an invite. But there are others who only have their city or country listed. I wish we could set it where we could all send invites but unfortunately we don't have that option.

    I won't interrupt this thread again "groupie" stuff (lol, yeah I'm a dork sometimes) But I do think I should this thread so new members can learn about us individually when they join and be encouraged to post something about themselves too. Ok, that's all, please continue with posting your intros...

    Lika

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    Cool Hello Tejas Vapin

    Hey guys my name is Petie, i'm originally from the Corpus area. My day job is offshore tournament fishing. I now live in the N. Dallas area. I was only expecting to be here a short time to sell a house and then move back to Florida to fish again, but the bad market decided other wise. Now i have started a company called Pure Illusions here in Dallas and have hooked up with a reliable manufacturer of e-cigs and anything else. Whoever has a myspace check out my page. pureillusionz

    I've been studying these e-cigs and different models for awhile, trying to get all the knowledge i can on which ones work the best and for the best prices. If anyone is interested in getting with me on being a distributor of Pure Illusions e-cigs, email me. I've got a presentation together and a really good business plan. I've already been getting with clubs, bars, and stores here in the Dallas area and i've had great responses.

    I'm not in this for the money, even though hopefully it will pay some bills. I have to watch my father slowly die from stage 4 lung cancer and its very painful for me. Anyways i'm happy to help out in anyway i can, so lets do this guys. Its good that we can get a group together and have our voices heard.

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    Looks like I'm next up...

    First off, thanks to Lika for starting the group, and to Jim for the invite, he saw me wandering around looking lost in another forum.

    I'm Tim, and I've probably been esmoking for around a month now, exclusively for a little over a week. I live in Austin, have for the last 12 years now, after moving here from Utah, which was my last assignment in the Air Force after 11 years straight out of high school. I've been smoking since I was probably 15 or so.

    I honestly looked at e-cigs as an enhancement to cigarette smoking at first - you know, replace a couple of smokes that I didn't really need but burned out of habit, and allow me to get my nicotine fix in a few situations where I otherwise couldn't. My first one was either a bad unit or a bad model, but the company I'd ordered from (Smoke Free) was really great and sent out a replacement - actually a newer model - when it became clear it wasn't going to work for me, and it did well enough to show me what these things can do, and I managed a couple of days with only 5 or 6 cigarettes. I'd also ordered a pair of Pilot kits from Puresmoker, and they all arrived within a couple days of each other. By then, I was banking on the fact that they would allow me to quit analogs - literally, as I had been making my own cigarettes from loose tobacco and empty tubes for the last 6 months or so in an effort to save money, and I had saved a bunch, but the new tax (a 2200% increase!) was set to take effect on April 1st, and I had bought a pound of tobacco as insurance in case the e-cig transition was rocky, but that was it.

    I did have a bit of a rocky start with the Pilots, but I've come to a sort of understanding with them, and they will suit my needs until I can find the right companion. Starting with my second day with the Pilots, I went cold turkey on the analogs, and haven't looked back. Even when the e-cigs have been problematical, they seem to be giving me everything I need as far as replacing normal cigarettes, because I don't crave them. Oh, and I will do nearly anything, and spend what I have to, in order to ensure I stay away from them. I've had quite a few health problems lately, one of which is sleep apnea, which I'd be willing to bet was at least made worse by my smoking a pack and a half a day, so I'm hoping that quitting will eventually have an impact and let me get some freaking sleep already. It's also nice to get back all of the little pieces of time that cigarette smoking had been stealing... time with the family instead of out on the patio, time from the last cigarette before getting in the car with the boy, time from all of the smoke breaks at work to try to get more done... it all adds up.

    So that's me... and by the way, with a local Texas group I'm hoping we can share tips on where to find various e-smoking accessories locally (cart filling, flavorings, etc.). I scored some polyfill at a Michaels, but struck out on the Lorann candy oils I was trying to track down - will probably post a thread here, but may end up ordering online somewhere.

    Tim

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    Hey guys, thanks for the invite!

    Been living in Midland for 8 years, born and raised in Odessa. I'm 32, been smoking since I was 18, started vaping in January and I love it! My current models are a loongtotem (disposable atomizer/cartridge), a Pilot hybrid, and my homemade e-pipe. I've got a vapornine Nebula (new style disposable, like the Vapor King) on order and I am hoping it can replace the Pilot as my out-and-about device because I really do not like the Pilot and though my e-pipe is great for home use I don't think it would work well out in public.

    I'm glad there is a place for Texans on this forum so we can share experiences and local finds. I haven't come across any other West Texans on here yet though, so if you are out there speak up!

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    UDAVE, My family is from Seminole and my soon to be vaping mother lives there so that doesn't really count but what the hell.

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    Howdy Everyone,
    My name is Royal, but most everyone just calls me Roy.
    I was born and raised in Texas and the Texas Hill Country. I grew up on a Ranch in west Kerr County.
    My wife and I now make our home in Wimberley. We decided to settle back down here when we returned from living in Minneapolis for a few years. Don't get me started on that place. All I will say is that we first thought it would be romantic to have a white Christmas. The truth is that kind of cold hurts. In the three and a half years we lived up there, I never made a snow man. I was just too busy trying to stay warm. I did however learn what a real winter was all about, and for this south Texas boy, that was scary. I used to complain about the Texas heat, But I'll never complain about it again. I can cool off a lot faster than I can warm up.
    Anway, I used to smoke two packs of cigs a day. And I did that for the better part of 35 years. In mid February I caught a nasty chest cold, and smoking just made it even worse. So I used this cold to quit. After three days of some serious Nicotine fits, I discovered E-cigs. (This is where my username comes from "Nicfits") I decided to try some zero nicotine stuff and it was all that I needed to get through the cravings. I still vape zero Nicotine and don't plain on stopping, or using any nicotine. As long as I can enjoy vaping without the addiction, I am a happy camper.

    Looks like I am getting long winded hear, something I can now do since I quit analogs.
    I'm happy to be apart of Tejas Vapin, and am looking forward to a gettogether.

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    Thanks for the invite I'm Terrie

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