If I knew everything about myself, I wouldn't want to be my friend! I think the fun in knowing people is constantly being surprised by them and having them challenge your thoughts or impressions of them. Writers of fiction, especially crime fiction are consumate liars, so if I told you the truth would you believe me?
No cigs these days, Otis. I quit a year and a half ago, just before my first knee surgery. Just as well, really, since the UK goes fag-free in public places on July 1. Luckily for my resolve, my local pub went smoke-free the same day I did.
I still like to hang with the smokers, though -- never an ex-smoker, just a smoker who isn't doing it today. I plan to resume on my 80th birthday, by which time it will probably be on a par with trying to score a wrap of heroin.