Discussion:
Happy New Year
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Ch'an Fu
2006-01-01 04:37:14 UTC
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It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.

But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.

So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.

cf
Awaken21
2006-01-01 04:41:54 UTC
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Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-01 04:50:42 UTC
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Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)

(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)

Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Awaken21
2006-01-01 12:32:18 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)
(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)
Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Oh hey, milestone Holiday. My 2 1/2 year old hustled Mom for a
Cinderella Doll in ToysRUs by explianing they were probably not cheaper
at the Disney Store, so they might as well get it while they were
there. I'm so proud. :-) Where does one store all the stuff that is
collected and gathered by these little creatures?
Evelyn Ruut
2006-01-01 13:08:48 UTC
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Post by Awaken21
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)
(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)
Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Oh hey, milestone Holiday. My 2 1/2 year old hustled Mom for a
Cinderella Doll in ToysRUs by explianing they were probably not cheaper
at the Disney Store, so they might as well get it while they were
there. I'm so proud. :-) Where does one store all the stuff that is
collected and gathered by these little creatures?
Good question. Stepdaughter and her hubby and 3 yr. old moved to the great
northeast this year. Their moving truck had more toys in it than other
stuff. She arrived here in time for her birthday with more toys and shortly
thereafter, Xmas and yet more toys. I think kids should have lots of nice
stuff, but too much and it all becomes a mishmash. There is a new baby
due in a few more months. They will be needing a warehouse at this rate!

Evelyn
Ch'an Flu
2006-01-01 23:23:15 UTC
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Post by Awaken21
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)
(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)
Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Oh hey, milestone Holiday. My 2 1/2 year old hustled Mom for a
Cinderella Doll in ToysRUs by explianing they were probably not cheaper
at the Disney Store, so they might as well get it while they were
there. I'm so proud. :-) Where does one store all the stuff that is
collected and gathered by these little creatures?
I'm storing it in my respiratory system...
gak.
possum
2006-01-02 04:10:22 UTC
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Post by Awaken21
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)
(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)
Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Oh hey, milestone Holiday. My 2 1/2 year old hustled Mom for a
Cinderella Doll in ToysRUs by explianing they were probably not cheaper
at the Disney Store, so they might as well get it while they were
there. I'm so proud. :-) Where does one store all the stuff that is
collected and gathered by these little creatures?
my little creature is now 25 and 6' or thereabouts, and for the last 6 years
or so, i've been heaving vast quantities of her stuff around - when she
finished uni, i had to hire a truck to bring it back, then unload it into
any available space in my tiny home. there have been several major culls,
the last one when i decorated her bedroom in the summer - a feat of
engineering and planning, involving de-canting into my bedroom, and the use
of grappling hooks and pulleys in the act of 'getting into bed' and if i
don't count the stuff bulging out of the loft, there are only a few more
trips to 'help the aged' to go before it's down to about 10 boxes and half a
dozen bin bags. i'm amazed by the facility of the strapping one for being
absent or more- importantly -engaged when box-humping is called for. i have
sworned more times than i can mention that i am not going to do it again.
sooner or later i must make the decision about whether to clean up her room
after her latest xmas visit, or whether to allow whatever decides to grow in
her discarded trash to take form and surprise her on her return.

since she wishes to remain in london, it is likely to be about 87 years
before she can afford a place in which to settle and have her stuff back, so
it looks as if i will have to move house - no huge difficulty as i'm
desperate for a dog, which requires a move, but i'm not looking forward to
emptying the loft. it would be a lot easier if she got along with mikey a
little better. i must say, her gift to mikey of "Is it just me or is
everything shit?' - 'the encyclopaedia of modern life' was well-sussed. i'm
pretty sure she'd be happier if she wasn't in such a huge amount of debt
with her graduate loan. i shudder to think of her credit card spending,
having seen the new load of stuff and gifts this xmas...she just shrugs.

i've biographies of bob dylan and gordon brown to read yet, thanks to santa.
i have managed to read with pleasure the wonderful literatary work daughter
gave me, (purchased secretively, in response to my blatant hint as we swept
around Ottaker's) - she almost took it back to the shop after we had a
furious row during last minute shopping on xmas eve, but fortunately, we
made up over the xmas puddings in M & S.

i cried off a new year's eve party, feeling too stressed out and tired, and
stayed at home. lots and lots of fireworks were let off all around - this
is a new growing 'custom', and probably a sign of increased affluence,
though i suppose making a lot of noise and display is ancient... i have a
childish love of fireworks, i must admit...

whether the combination of brown and dylan biogs will shed any light for me
on current political dichotomies remains to be seen. reviewing my year, my
week 'oop north' in july looks like a milestone, yet to be resolved - make
poverty history and 7/7, and my insistence on double glazing to _reduce_ the
value of my home, all in one week...why doesn't brown make kagmak of that
twit cameron, and blair while he's at it? letting the truth be known has to
be a better answer to the harmful use of music in adverts, than regulation,
which in this case there isn't a sniff of, but does seem to be the only
response they know...but i digress

happy new year to everybody, especially Lee and Chan Fu's, and all the
babies. may they grow in freedom.

love

jan
Pig
2006-01-03 00:56:33 UTC
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Hi Jan,

Sounds like a pretty normal Christmas break to me!
Just pop a Valium or two and you'll be right as rain in no time... ;-)
I hear swimming can be very good at rebalancing your chi too ? ;-)

Lots of love for the new year and beyond,
Stef

ps If you spot any genuine principles emerging from the dense fog of
political spin do tell...
Post by possum
Post by Awaken21
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)
(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)
Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Oh hey, milestone Holiday. My 2 1/2 year old hustled Mom for a
Cinderella Doll in ToysRUs by explianing they were probably not cheaper
at the Disney Store, so they might as well get it while they were
there. I'm so proud. :-) Where does one store all the stuff that is
collected and gathered by these little creatures?
my little creature is now 25 and 6' or thereabouts, and for the last 6 years
or so, i've been heaving vast quantities of her stuff around - when she
finished uni, i had to hire a truck to bring it back, then unload it into
any available space in my tiny home. there have been several major culls,
the last one when i decorated her bedroom in the summer - a feat of
engineering and planning, involving de-canting into my bedroom, and the use
of grappling hooks and pulleys in the act of 'getting into bed' and if i
don't count the stuff bulging out of the loft, there are only a few more
trips to 'help the aged' to go before it's down to about 10 boxes and half a
dozen bin bags. i'm amazed by the facility of the strapping one for being
absent or more- importantly -engaged when box-humping is called for. i have
sworned more times than i can mention that i am not going to do it again.
sooner or later i must make the decision about whether to clean up her room
after her latest xmas visit, or whether to allow whatever decides to grow in
her discarded trash to take form and surprise her on her return.
since she wishes to remain in london, it is likely to be about 87 years
before she can afford a place in which to settle and have her stuff back, so
it looks as if i will have to move house - no huge difficulty as i'm
desperate for a dog, which requires a move, but i'm not looking forward to
emptying the loft. it would be a lot easier if she got along with mikey a
little better. i must say, her gift to mikey of "Is it just me or is
everything shit?' - 'the encyclopaedia of modern life' was well-sussed. i'm
pretty sure she'd be happier if she wasn't in such a huge amount of debt
with her graduate loan. i shudder to think of her credit card spending,
having seen the new load of stuff and gifts this xmas...she just shrugs.
i've biographies of bob dylan and gordon brown to read yet, thanks to santa.
i have managed to read with pleasure the wonderful literatary work daughter
gave me, (purchased secretively, in response to my blatant hint as we swept
around Ottaker's) - she almost took it back to the shop after we had a
furious row during last minute shopping on xmas eve, but fortunately, we
made up over the xmas puddings in M & S.
i cried off a new year's eve party, feeling too stressed out and tired, and
stayed at home. lots and lots of fireworks were let off all around - this
is a new growing 'custom', and probably a sign of increased affluence,
though i suppose making a lot of noise and display is ancient... i have a
childish love of fireworks, i must admit...
whether the combination of brown and dylan biogs will shed any light for me
on current political dichotomies remains to be seen. reviewing my year, my
week 'oop north' in july looks like a milestone, yet to be resolved - make
poverty history and 7/7, and my insistence on double glazing to _reduce_ the
value of my home, all in one week...why doesn't brown make kagmak of that
twit cameron, and blair while he's at it? letting the truth be known has to
be a better answer to the harmful use of music in adverts, than regulation,
which in this case there isn't a sniff of, but does seem to be the only
response they know...but i digress
happy new year to everybody, especially Lee and Chan Fu's, and all the
babies. may they grow in freedom.
love
jan
possum
2006-01-03 15:06:14 UTC
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Post by Pig
Hi Jan,
Sounds like a pretty normal Christmas break to me!
Just pop a Valium or two and you'll be right as rain in no time... ;-)
I hear swimming can be very good at rebalancing your chi too ? ;-)
Lots of love for the new year and beyond,
Stef
thanks stef - i'm still recovering : )
i hope you and yours had a good christmas-tide.
wishing you a very happy new year.

love
jan
Post by Pig
ps If you spot any genuine principles emerging from the dense fog of
political spin do tell...
ha! that'll be the day. just getting some facts would be enough...now...
back to the 'to do' list....

happy new year to all.
Post by Pig
Post by possum
Post by Awaken21
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)
(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)
Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Oh hey, milestone Holiday. My 2 1/2 year old hustled Mom for a
Cinderella Doll in ToysRUs by explianing they were probably not cheaper
at the Disney Store, so they might as well get it while they were
there. I'm so proud. :-) Where does one store all the stuff that is
collected and gathered by these little creatures?
my little creature is now 25 and 6' or thereabouts, and for the last 6 years
or so, i've been heaving vast quantities of her stuff around - when she
finished uni, i had to hire a truck to bring it back, then unload it into
any available space in my tiny home. there have been several major culls,
the last one when i decorated her bedroom in the summer - a feat of
engineering and planning, involving de-canting into my bedroom, and the use
of grappling hooks and pulleys in the act of 'getting into bed' and if i
don't count the stuff bulging out of the loft, there are only a few more
trips to 'help the aged' to go before it's down to about 10 boxes and half a
dozen bin bags. i'm amazed by the facility of the strapping one for being
absent or more- importantly -engaged when box-humping is called for. i have
sworned more times than i can mention that i am not going to do it again.
sooner or later i must make the decision about whether to clean up her room
after her latest xmas visit, or whether to allow whatever decides to grow in
her discarded trash to take form and surprise her on her return.
since she wishes to remain in london, it is likely to be about 87 years
before she can afford a place in which to settle and have her stuff back, so
it looks as if i will have to move house - no huge difficulty as i'm
desperate for a dog, which requires a move, but i'm not looking forward to
emptying the loft. it would be a lot easier if she got along with mikey a
little better. i must say, her gift to mikey of "Is it just me or is
everything shit?' - 'the encyclopaedia of modern life' was well-sussed.
i'm
pretty sure she'd be happier if she wasn't in such a huge amount of debt
with her graduate loan. i shudder to think of her credit card spending,
having seen the new load of stuff and gifts this xmas...she just shrugs.
i've biographies of bob dylan and gordon brown to read yet, thanks to santa.
i have managed to read with pleasure the wonderful literatary work daughter
gave me, (purchased secretively, in response to my blatant hint as we swept
around Ottaker's) - she almost took it back to the shop after we had a
furious row during last minute shopping on xmas eve, but fortunately, we
made up over the xmas puddings in M & S.
i cried off a new year's eve party, feeling too stressed out and tired, and
stayed at home. lots and lots of fireworks were let off all around - this
is a new growing 'custom', and probably a sign of increased affluence,
though i suppose making a lot of noise and display is ancient... i have a
childish love of fireworks, i must admit...
whether the combination of brown and dylan biogs will shed any light for me
on current political dichotomies remains to be seen. reviewing my year, my
week 'oop north' in july looks like a milestone, yet to be resolved - make
poverty history and 7/7, and my insistence on double glazing to _reduce_ the
value of my home, all in one week...why doesn't brown make kagmak of
that
twit cameron, and blair while he's at it? letting the truth be known has to
be a better answer to the harmful use of music in adverts, than regulation,
which in this case there isn't a sniff of, but does seem to be the only
response they know...but i digress
happy new year to everybody, especially Lee and Chan Fu's, and all the
babies. may they grow in freedom.
love
jan
Evelyn Ruut
2006-01-04 19:44:23 UTC
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Post by possum
Post by Awaken21
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)
(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)
Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Oh hey, milestone Holiday. My 2 1/2 year old hustled Mom for a
Cinderella Doll in ToysRUs by explianing they were probably not cheaper
at the Disney Store, so they might as well get it while they were
there. I'm so proud. :-) Where does one store all the stuff that is
collected and gathered by these little creatures?
my little creature is now 25 and 6' or thereabouts, and for the last 6
years or so, i've been heaving vast quantities of her stuff around - when
she finished uni, i had to hire a truck to bring it back, then unload it
into any available space in my tiny home. there have been several major
culls, the last one when i decorated her bedroom in the summer - a feat of
engineering and planning, involving de-canting into my bedroom, and the
use of grappling hooks and pulleys in the act of 'getting into bed' and
if i don't count the stuff bulging out of the loft, there are only a few
more trips to 'help the aged' to go before it's down to about 10 boxes and
half a dozen bin bags. i'm amazed by the facility of the strapping one
for being absent or more- importantly -engaged when box-humping is called
for. i have sworned more times than i can mention that i am not going to
do it again. sooner or later i must make the decision about whether to
clean up her room after her latest xmas visit, or whether to allow
whatever decides to grow in her discarded trash to take form and surprise
her on her return.
since she wishes to remain in london, it is likely to be about 87 years
before she can afford a place in which to settle and have her stuff back,
so it looks as if i will have to move house - no huge difficulty as i'm
desperate for a dog, which requires a move, but i'm not looking forward to
emptying the loft. it would be a lot easier if she got along with mikey a
little better. i must say, her gift to mikey of "Is it just me or is
everything shit?' - 'the encyclopaedia of modern life' was well-sussed.
i'm pretty sure she'd be happier if she wasn't in such a huge amount of
debt with her graduate loan. i shudder to think of her credit card
spending, having seen the new load of stuff and gifts this xmas...she just
shrugs.
i've biographies of bob dylan and gordon brown to read yet, thanks to
santa. i have managed to read with pleasure the wonderful literatary work
daughter gave me, (purchased secretively, in response to my blatant hint
as we swept around Ottaker's) - she almost took it back to the shop after
we had a furious row during last minute shopping on xmas eve, but
fortunately, we made up over the xmas puddings in M & S.
i cried off a new year's eve party, feeling too stressed out and tired,
and stayed at home. lots and lots of fireworks were let off all around -
this is a new growing 'custom', and probably a sign of increased
affluence, though i suppose making a lot of noise and display is
ancient... i have a childish love of fireworks, i must admit...
whether the combination of brown and dylan biogs will shed any light for
me on current political dichotomies remains to be seen. reviewing my
year, my week 'oop north' in july looks like a milestone, yet to be
resolved - make poverty history and 7/7, and my insistence on double
glazing to _reduce_ the value of my home, all in one week...why doesn't
brown make kagmak of that twit cameron, and blair while he's at it?
letting the truth be known has to be a better answer to the harmful use of
music in adverts, than regulation, which in this case there isn't a sniff
of, but does seem to be the only response they know...but i digress
happy new year to everybody, especially Lee and Chan Fu's, and all the
babies. may they grow in freedom.
love
jan
Beautiful sentiments, Jan. Best to you too.

Evelyn

ROBERT EPSTEIN
2006-01-03 08:22:30 UTC
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Post by Awaken21
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Awaken21
Happy Prosperous Peaceful and generally Wonderful Year Fu! and of
course to the whole Sangha...if you're reading this, that's probably
you!
:-)
naw, there's a few more around than just us chickens...;)
(uh oh...i'm gonna haveta check those charts
and maybe make you my portfolio manager...)
Happy now year, Luke!
Best to all!
Oh hey, milestone Holiday. My 2 1/2 year old hustled Mom for a
Cinderella Doll in ToysRUs by explianing they were probably not cheaper
at the Disney Store, so they might as well get it while they were
there. I'm so proud. :-) Where does one store all the stuff that is
collected and gathered by these little creatures?
Now here's something I know something about. I am now the proud owner
[by proxy] of a new Raven doll, a Polly gigantic play arena thing, and
several other things I was either forced, misled into or purposely
bought. They have now all come together and taken space that I formerly
was able to use. My daughter's 7 and she can argue me down without
trying. And she has developed shameless "older girl" techniques of
begging, pouting playfully and a bunch of other willfully charming or
annoying devices which she turns on and off without shame at a moment's
notice. A Gemini no less, she is fast on her feet. I have to use
authoritarian means to keep her at bay.

Robert

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Zengirl
2006-01-03 12:23:53 UTC
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On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 08:22:30 GMT, ROBERT EPSTEIN
Post by ROBERT EPSTEIN
Now here's something I know something about. I am now the proud owner
[by proxy] of a new Raven doll, a Polly gigantic play arena thing, and
several other things I was either forced, misled into or purposely
bought. They have now all come together and taken space that I formerly
was able to use. My daughter's 7 and she can argue me down without
trying. And she has developed shameless "older girl" techniques of
begging, pouting playfully and a bunch of other willfully charming or
annoying devices which she turns on and off without shame at a moment's
notice. A Gemini no less, she is fast on her feet. I have to use
authoritarian means to keep her at bay.
Robert
= = = = = = = = =
Why don't you try speaking to her with reason and logic?

Sometimes works.

http://porridgeuk.blogspot.com/
Post by ROBERT EPSTEIN
^..^<
Keynes
2006-01-04 16:19:44 UTC
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Post by Zengirl
On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 08:22:30 GMT, ROBERT EPSTEIN
Post by ROBERT EPSTEIN
Now here's something I know something about. I am now the proud owner
[by proxy] of a new Raven doll, a Polly gigantic play arena thing, and
several other things I was either forced, misled into or purposely
bought. They have now all come together and taken space that I formerly
was able to use. My daughter's 7 and she can argue me down without
trying. And she has developed shameless "older girl" techniques of
begging, pouting playfully and a bunch of other willfully charming or
annoying devices which she turns on and off without shame at a moment's
notice. A Gemini no less, she is fast on her feet. I have to use
authoritarian means to keep her at bay.
Robert
= = = = = = = = =
Why don't you try speaking to her with reason and logic?
Sometimes works.
http://porridgeuk.blogspot.com/
Post by ROBERT EPSTEIN
^..^<
My wife tried to raise our three kids by reasoning with them.
The result was that they became better lawyers than we were.
Generally parents know best. They ought to assert authority
when necessary. (But pick their fights well, and not worry about
the small stuff.) My kids are spoiled and headstrong, but they
can reason. Only now when they are in their twenties do they
understand what they have heard many years before.

Parenting is probably the last unscientific enterprise where
everyone tries to reinvent the wheel as perfect amateurs.
"My parents goofed up, so I will do the opposite of them."
It's no wonder that we can't meet our own expectations.
Evelyn Ruut
2006-01-01 04:55:13 UTC
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Same to you, and to all.....

Evelyn
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-01 05:03:57 UTC
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Post by Evelyn Ruut
Same to you, and to all.....
Happy now year, Ev.
Every moment of it.

love,
cf
stumper
2006-01-01 05:33:41 UTC
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Post by Evelyn Ruut
Same to you, and to all.....
Evelyn
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck everyone.

Have a sudden awakening,
someone, somewhere, sometime!
--
~Stumper
Julian
2006-01-01 05:36:36 UTC
Permalink
Post by stumper
Post by Evelyn Ruut
Same to you, and to all.....
Evelyn
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck everyone.
Have a sudden awakening,
someone, somewhere, sometime!
Can I have cash instead please?
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Awaken21
2006-01-01 12:34:05 UTC
Permalink
Post by Julian
Can I have cash instead please?
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Well if you can't figure out how to read my charts, then at least put
prices by the artwork.
Julian
2006-01-01 15:44:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Awaken21
Post by Julian
Can I have cash instead please?
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Well if you can't figure out how to read my charts, then at least put
prices by the artwork.
You can send your Google shares.
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Awaken21
2006-01-03 17:00:01 UTC
Permalink
Post by Julian
Post by Awaken21
Post by Julian
Can I have cash instead please?
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Well if you can't figure out how to read my charts, then at least put
prices by the artwork.
You can send your Google shares.
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Learn how to fish, or beg for fish?

I don't own Google shares. I'm in possesion of contracts which allow me
to control someone elses shares for a specific amount of time, but
those are not assignable. Sorry. ;-)
Evelyn Ruut
2006-01-01 13:05:04 UTC
Permalink
Post by stumper
Post by Evelyn Ruut
Same to you, and to all.....
Evelyn
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck everyone.
Have a sudden awakening,
someone, somewhere, sometime!
--
~Stumper
That's a wonderful wish.... may it come true for all of us.

Evelyn
naked_ape
2006-01-01 23:40:39 UTC
Permalink
Post by Evelyn Ruut
Post by stumper
Post by Evelyn Ruut
Same to you, and to all.....
Evelyn
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck everyone.
Have a sudden awakening,
someone, somewhere, sometime!
--
~Stumper
That's a wonderful wish.... may it come true for all of us.
Evelyn
---
It's already happened, and is happening for all of us right now. We opened
our eyes and brought the Universe into existence. .. Big Bang.)
George Cherry
2006-01-01 18:09:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by stumper
Post by Evelyn Ruut
Same to you, and to all.....
Evelyn
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck everyone.
Have a sudden awakening,
someone, somewhere, sometime!
Now!

George
stumper
2006-01-01 05:18:32 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck with being here and now.
--
~Stumper
George Cherry
2006-01-01 18:11:37 UTC
Permalink
Post by stumper
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck with being here and now.
It doesn't take "luck"--it takes resolution.
And this is THE day to begin.

George
stumper
2006-01-01 20:34:24 UTC
Permalink
Post by George Cherry
Post by stumper
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck with being here and now.
It doesn't take "luck"--it takes resolution.
And this is THE day to begin.
George
Any idea how you get to resolve to do anything?
--
~Stumper
George Cherry
2006-01-01 23:53:57 UTC
Permalink
Post by stumper
Post by George Cherry
Post by stumper
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck with being here and now.
It doesn't take "luck"--it takes resolution.
And this is THE day to begin.
George
Any idea how you get to resolve to do anything?
Yes.
stumper
2006-01-01 23:56:17 UTC
Permalink
Post by stumper
Post by George Cherry
Post by stumper
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck with being here and now.
It doesn't take "luck"--it takes resolution.
And this is THE day to begin.
George
Any idea how you get to resolve to do anything?
Yes.
Why do you need this illusion of being in control?
--
~Stumper
George Cherry
2006-01-02 00:51:49 UTC
Permalink
Post by stumper
Post by stumper
Post by George Cherry
Post by stumper
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck with being here and now.
It doesn't take "luck"--it takes resolution.
And this is THE day to begin.
George
Any idea how you get to resolve to do anything?
Yes.
Why do you need this illusion of being in control?
Because.
naked_ape
2006-01-01 23:42:01 UTC
Permalink
Post by George Cherry
Post by stumper
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck with being here and now.
It doesn't take "luck"--it takes resolution.
And this is THE day to begin.
George
---
Does buying Baba Ram Dass' book count? Jim.)
George Cherry
2006-01-01 23:55:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by naked_ape
Post by George Cherry
Post by stumper
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
Good luck with being here and now.
It doesn't take "luck"--it takes resolution.
And this is THE day to begin.
George
---
Does buying Baba Ram Dass' book count? Jim.)
If you read AND do the exercises.

George
Dave K
2006-01-01 15:37:03 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
I was half asleep when they were outside doing the "whoowhoo" becuase I
had to work today. Happy whatever!

New years are a convenient calendar designation for me to start certain
things.
I got up at 5:00 this morning to exercise before zazen. That's the
plan this year.

It's not a new years resolution. Nobody keeps those. It's just a
thing. Just a thing... No big deal.
Julian
2006-01-01 15:43:16 UTC
Permalink
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
I was half asleep when they were outside doing the "whoowhoo" becuase I
had to work today. Happy whatever!
New years are a convenient calendar designation for me to start certain
things.
I got up at 5:00 this morning to exercise before zazen. That's the
plan this year.
It's not a new years resolution. Nobody keeps those. It's just a
thing. Just a thing... No big deal.
Sound like the epitome of big dealery to me!
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Dave K
2006-01-01 15:45:36 UTC
Permalink
Post by Julian
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
I was half asleep when they were outside doing the "whoowhoo" becuase I
had to work today. Happy whatever!
New years are a convenient calendar designation for me to start certain
things.
I got up at 5:00 this morning to exercise before zazen. That's the
plan this year.
It's not a new years resolution. Nobody keeps those. It's just a
thing. Just a thing... No big deal.
Sound like the epitome of big dealery to me!
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
No... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.

So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.

It's nothing.
Julian
2006-01-01 16:31:07 UTC
Permalink
Post by Dave K
Post by Julian
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
I was half asleep when they were outside doing the "whoowhoo" becuase I
had to work today. Happy whatever!
New years are a convenient calendar designation for me to start certain
things.
I got up at 5:00 this morning to exercise before zazen. That's the
plan this year.
It's not a new years resolution. Nobody keeps those. It's just a
thing. Just a thing... No big deal.
Sound like the epitome of big dealery to me!
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
No... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
http://www.nonserviam.com/egoistarchive/stirner/bookhtml/The_Ego.html#pp3
http://www.ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Bmitch
2006-01-01 21:53:00 UTC
Permalink
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.

The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.

This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.


BM
Dave K
2006-01-01 22:16:11 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
BM
I'm guessing it's all perfectly true. Zen to the rescue... Just don't
think about it! No intention or counter intention. :)
Ch'an Flu
2006-01-01 23:22:16 UTC
Permalink
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
Dave K
2006-01-02 00:29:43 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P

Hey, I'll come over and do it, free of charge, then make you some
really strong ginger tea (on the stove)
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-02 00:38:14 UTC
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Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P
How many wall-hung nuke units have you
wired in and vented, superlizard?
Post by Dave K
Hey, I'll come over and do it, free of charge, then make you some
really strong ginger tea (on the stove)
ick!
the floor's alread littered with
spit-out cough drops...
Julian
2006-01-02 00:50:02 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P
How many wall-hung nuke units have you
wired in and vented, superlizard?
Post by Dave K
Hey, I'll come over and do it, free of charge, then make you some
really strong ginger tea (on the stove)
ick!
the floor's alread littered with
spit-out cough drops...
Speelink Ch'un Fa, Spealink!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Icke
http://ptlslzb87.blogspot.com/
Dave K
2006-01-02 01:54:18 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P
How many wall-hung nuke units have you
wired in and vented, superlizard?
Exactly as many as you have today.
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Hey, I'll come over and do it, free of charge, then make you some
really strong ginger tea (on the stove)
ick!
the floor's alread littered with
spit-out cough drops...
lol. So we have to have one hold your mouth open while the other one
pours stuff down your throat... Tough customer.
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-02 02:05:03 UTC
Permalink
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P
How many wall-hung nuke units have you
wired in and vented, superlizard?
Exactly as many as you have today.
the world's full of enough assumptions already...
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Hey, I'll come over and do it, free of charge, then make you some
really strong ginger tea (on the stove)
ick!
the floor's alread littered with
spit-out cough drops...
lol. So we have to have one hold your mouth open while the other one
pours stuff down your throat... Tough customer.
"we", eh? same mouse?

you can't hold a crocodile's mouth open,
but you can hold it shut.
Dave K
2006-01-02 02:13:53 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P
How many wall-hung nuke units have you
wired in and vented, superlizard?
Exactly as many as you have today.
the world's full of enough assumptions already...
Well then. Good job... Or wait... now I'm assuming you DID do it...
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Hey, I'll come over and do it, free of charge, then make you some
really strong ginger tea (on the stove)
ick!
the floor's alread littered with
spit-out cough drops...
lol. So we have to have one hold your mouth open while the other one
pours stuff down your throat... Tough customer.
"we", eh? same mouse?
Yup, me and Evelyn I was thinking.
Post by Ch'an Fu
you can't hold a crocodile's mouth open,
but you can hold it shut.
I think that's a crock...
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-02 02:17:52 UTC
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Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P
How many wall-hung nuke units have you
wired in and vented, superlizard?
Exactly as many as you have today.
the world's full of enough assumptions already...
Well then. Good job... Or wait... now I'm assuming you DID do it...
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Hey, I'll come over and do it, free of charge, then make you some
really strong ginger tea (on the stove)
ick!
the floor's alread littered with
spit-out cough drops...
lol. So we have to have one hold your mouth open while the other one
pours stuff down your throat... Tough customer.
"we", eh? same mouse?
Yup, me and Evelyn I was thinking.
Post by Ch'an Fu
you can't hold a crocodile's mouth open,
but you can hold it shut.
I think that's a crock...
see for yourself. ;)
stumper
2006-01-02 02:17:06 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and
Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P
How many wall-hung nuke units have you
wired in and vented, superlizard?
Exactly as many as you have today.
the world's full of enough assumptions already...
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Hey, I'll come over and do it, free of charge, then make you some
really strong ginger tea (on the stove)
ick!
the floor's alread littered with
spit-out cough drops...
lol. So we have to have one hold your mouth open while the other one
pours stuff down your throat... Tough customer.
"we", eh? same mouse?
you can't hold a crocodile's mouth open,
but you can hold it shut.
Try the shit-stick.
--
~Stumper
Lifeform Bri
2006-01-02 07:26:00 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by Dave K
Post by Ch'an Flu
Post by Bmitch
Post by Dave K
... if I make it a big deal I won't do it. I'll lie in bed and thing
"ohh it's such a big fucking deal... " and I'll hit that nice friendly
snooze button.
So no big deal. Just get the hell out of bed without thinking about it
and start moving.
It's nothing.
Some people I knew used to talk about Intention and Counter-intention,
something they'd studied a lot. Basically, they said, nearly every
intention we have is opposed and defeated by a stronger
counter-intention, particularly ones which propose reform, improvement,
being better in some way.
The intention is consciously formulated but subconsciously we don't want
change because the subconscious mind is predicated on stability,
sameness and predictability, so a counter-intention is generated. And
because subconscious impulses are invariably stronger than conscious
ones, one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways. This can get into a cycle where we redouble our
conscious resolution, take steps like putting the alarm clock out of
arm's reach and so on, but of course we're just fighting ourselves.
This isn't a prognosis, just something to watch out for.
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
"Install??!!" It's a microwave... You just plug it in, ya wimp! ;-P
How many wall-hung nuke units have you
wired in and vented, superlizard?
Speaking of which, I just installed one two days ago. Actually I "moved" it
from one side of the shop to my side. My side is cleaner and I was able to
place it in a more convenient location closer to the fridge. Actually, I
moved the fridge over too - I thought it should be closer to the sink, which
is on my side. It's the good kind of plundering.
Bmitch
2006-01-02 00:37:14 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Flu
. . . one finds the intention being defeated in apparently accidental
and/or mysterious ways...
You mean like when my wife insisted that we try to
install the used microwave today and the Flu God
intervened because I had no such intention?
Precisely so. You exercised the option known as "pulling in." All kinds
of things can be pulled in: sickness, long lost relatives, Homeland
Security agents... the list is endless.


BM
George Cherry
2006-01-01 18:08:23 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves.
If here-now isn't very good or interesting. If here-now
is absorbing, then past there-then and future there-then
is out of sight, out of mind. Setting conditions on what
is good enough here-now is the spoiler. Try not to do
it and here-now may be good enough, even absorbing.
Post by Ch'an Fu
Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
Sure, that's what minds are for: to learn from the past
and make the future better. The trouble is when the
really good future never gets here-now. "Do your best,
and enjoy the results." ??? Sounds about right. Another
one is "If you can't change, then don't mind (pay attention)
to it.
Post by Ch'an Fu
And we get lost in that.
So find yourself here-now! Sounds easy. Just
pay attention and don't think (well, don't think
too much). Pay attention and don't think. Pay
attention and don't think. My thoughts (shit, I
mean my attention) is that we may all be happy.

George
Post by Ch'an Fu
We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
naked_ape
2006-01-01 23:33:09 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
I don't worry about it. Even when I'm dreaming about the future, I'm doing
it NOW. .. Jim.)
naked_ape
2006-01-01 23:37:47 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-02 00:35:37 UTC
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Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)

Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)

When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.

ps:
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
stumper
2006-01-02 01:58:47 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
Now, that's being superstitious.

If you want to be really lucky,
why don't you sit upright against a wall
for six hours everyday all your life?
--
~Stumper
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-02 02:06:21 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
Now, that's being superstitious.
If you want to be really lucky,
why don't you sit upright against a wall
for six hours everyday all your life?
against a wall?
or in front of one?
stumper
2006-01-02 02:20:48 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by stumper
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
Now, that's being superstitious.
If you want to be really lucky,
why don't you sit upright against a wall
for six hours everyday all your life?
against a wall?
or in front of one?
Same thing or at least same efficacy.

Feel lucky this life?
--
~Stumper
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-02 02:29:44 UTC
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If you want to be really lucky,
why don't you sit upright against a wall
for six hours everyday all your life?
against a wall?
or in front of one?
Same thing or at least same efficacy.
nice try.
back to the wall.
stumper
2006-01-02 02:35:15 UTC
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If you want to be really lucky,
why don't you sit upright against a wall
for six hours everyday all your life?
against a wall?
or in front of one?
Same thing or at least same efficacy.
nice try.
back to the wall.
Now, you are being superstitious.
Have you tried waiting without any expectations?
--
~Stumper
naked_ape
2006-01-03 02:24:10 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it wasn't
always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points to
where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-03 02:34:25 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it wasn't
always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points to
where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
yes indeedy.. :)
happy everything, jim
naked_ape
2006-01-03 02:46:45 UTC
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Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it
wasn't always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points to
where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
yes indeedy.. :)
happy everything, jim
---
Thanks!
Ape, who'd say that I live in interesting times, but no, it's not a curse.
..
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-03 02:53:24 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it
wasn't always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points to
where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
yes indeedy.. :)
happy everything, jim
---
Thanks!
Ape, who'd say that I live in interesting times, but no, it's not a curse.
it is if you wanna be a cabbage... ;)
the D70 rocks, but i'm not ready to
get rid of the F4 just yet...
naked_ape
2006-01-04 02:30:22 UTC
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Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it
wasn't always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points to
where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
yes indeedy.. :)
happy everything, jim
---
Thanks!
Ape, who'd say that I live in interesting times, but no, it's not a curse.
it is if you wanna be a cabbage... ;)
the D70 rocks, but i'm not ready to
get rid of the F4 just yet...
---
If I had an extra 900 bucks, I'd go with the D70 and digital in half a
heartbeat. Now that I'm retired and have to buy my own, film is no longer
cheap. .. Ape;)

http://www.jimhallas.org/
Ch'an Fu
2006-01-04 03:13:39 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it
wasn't always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points to
where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
yes indeedy.. :)
happy everything, jim
---
Thanks!
Ape, who'd say that I live in interesting times, but no, it's not a curse.
it is if you wanna be a cabbage... ;)
the D70 rocks, but i'm not ready to
get rid of the F4 just yet...
---
If I had an extra 900 bucks, I'd go with the D70 and digital in half a
heartbeat. Now that I'm retired and have to buy my own, film is no longer
cheap. .. Ape;)
http://www.jimhallas.org/
Neither is processing, but you have
more talent than I do and it would be
worth it to play with digital. Your
pics are beautiful.

I'm not retired, just unemployed.
Spent a whole social security check on it.
Worth every penny - all the F4 lenses
work. 11x14's from Costco for 4bux -
can't beat it. I'm giving my color
enlarger to a local photo club.
George Cherry
2006-01-04 03:39:23 UTC
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Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
Post by naked_ape
Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it
wasn't always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points to
where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
yes indeedy.. :)
happy everything, jim
---
Thanks!
Ape, who'd say that I live in interesting times, but no, it's not a curse.
it is if you wanna be a cabbage... ;)
the D70 rocks, but i'm not ready to
get rid of the F4 just yet...
---
If I had an extra 900 bucks, I'd go with the D70 and digital in half a
heartbeat. Now that I'm retired and have to buy my own, film is no longer
cheap. .. Ape;)
http://www.jimhallas.org/
Wow! Great photographs!

George
tara
2006-01-04 03:44:43 UTC
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Post by naked_ape
---
If I had an extra 900 bucks, I'd go with the D70 and digital in half a
heartbeat. Now that I'm retired and have to buy my own, film is no longer
cheap. .. Ape;)
http://www.jimhallas.org/
Wow! Great photographs!
They are! No doubt.

tara
Post by George Cherry
George
naked_ape
2006-01-04 18:43:47 UTC
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Post by George Cherry
Post by naked_ape
---
If I had an extra 900 bucks, I'd go with the D70 and digital in half a
heartbeat. Now that I'm retired and have to buy my own, film is no longer
cheap. .. Ape;)
http://www.jimhallas.org/
Wow! Great photographs!
They are! No doubt.
tara
---
Thanks, but don't forget that it's your eye that sees it. .. Ape;)
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Post by George Cherry
George
naked_ape
2006-01-04 18:42:42 UTC
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It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it
wasn't always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points
to where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
yes indeedy.. :)
happy everything, jim
---
Thanks!
Ape, who'd say that I live in interesting times, but no, it's not a curse.
it is if you wanna be a cabbage... ;)
the D70 rocks, but i'm not ready to
get rid of the F4 just yet...
---
If I had an extra 900 bucks, I'd go with the D70 and digital in half a
heartbeat. Now that I'm retired and have to buy my own, film is no longer
cheap. .. Ape;)
http://www.jimhallas.org/
Wow! Great photographs!
George
---
I credit the subject matter. .. Ape;)
naked_ape
2006-01-04 06:14:57 UTC
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Post by Ch'an Fu
It's almost as oxymoronic as "Merry Christmas",
but who doesn't say it? It's like saying "Happy
Tomorrow", a wish for future good feelings. We
humans can imagine futures and can't forget pasts.
We make wishes, dream dreams - obedient little
gene machines that can actually think a few moments
past where we are. The human mind is the original
self-conscious time machine.
But what we do most often is forget to be where we are.
We're either ahead of or behind ourselves. Our minds
keep talking to us about that - thinking about what
happened or what might happen instead of what's happening.
And we get lost in that. We lose the appreciation and
focus on *now* in favor of imaginary (yes, the past is
also imaginary) playgrounds. But where we really are
(all the time) is right here, now (wherever that is).
Perhaps this happenstance deserves more attention than
it usually gets.
So, Happy Now Year
and be, well, all of you.
cf
---
Oh, by the way, happiness to you, too. .. Jim.)
Likingwise :)
Happy almost 4703 (a prime number, btw,
and therefore a better choice than 2*1003)
---
I had to buy a watch with the day and month displayed so I'd know it
wasn't always Saturday. .. Jim.)
Post by Ch'an Fu
When I was 5, I wondered what dinner had
to do with supperstition. I deduced that it
was something about god making food appear
when I knew damn well that mom had gone
shopping that day.
Don't forget to turn your Fu upside down
when you hang it up, because luck comes
from heaven and when it's written, it makes
sort of a triangle and funnels the luck
from heaven to your door.
http://www.chinapage.com/word/luck.html
---
Heaven is everywhere, so no matter which way my Fu points, it points to
where the luck come from. ..
My view, the Ape.)
yes indeedy.. :)
happy everything, jim
---
Thanks!
Ape, who'd say that I live in interesting times, but no, it's not a curse.
it is if you wanna be a cabbage... ;)
the D70 rocks, but i'm not ready to
get rid of the F4 just yet...
---
If I had an extra 900 bucks, I'd go with the D70 and digital in half a
heartbeat. Now that I'm retired and have to buy my own, film is no longer
cheap. .. Ape;)
http://www.jimhallas.org/
Neither is processing, but you have
more talent than I do and it would be
worth it to play with digital. Your
pics are beautiful.
I'm not retired, but I'm unemployed.
Spent a whole social security check on it.
Worth every penny - all the F4 lenses
work. 11x14's from Costco for 4bux -
can't beat it.
---
Nice picture. I'll be old enough to start collecting Social Security next
year. Maybe I'll buy one, too. .. Snap.)
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