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Reasons to live.

Postby grant » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:03 pm

We are now entering the period some actuaries tell us is the peak of suicide season. More people decide in the time shortly after New Year's Day that life is not worth living than during the rest of the year.

This community must stand against despair. Thus, I propose a collection of reasons to live.

Ground rules:

1. Be sincere. No "ironic" notes of despondency or nihilism for "humorous" effect.

2. Be succinct. This means brief, but thorough -- please explain why your reason for living is, in fact, a reason for living. Two or three words would do.

Give me hope, Cattywampus.
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Postby John » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:13 pm

Stir fry.

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Postby sour29 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:24 pm

Egg salad.

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Postby bijou » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:39 pm

lemon sorbet, though something warmer may be in order today... in that case, thai coconut soup

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Postby zach » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:02 pm

Continuing the current trend:

Pad thai.

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Postby Harvey Winters » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:23 pm

Experiences with friends and loved ones, that dead people don't get the chance to have...

Is there a no "I story" rule"???

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Postby No You Are » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:59 pm

Eddie Izzard

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Postby bijou » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:05 pm

eddie izzard


sooo right... how's the baby??

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Postby chelsea » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:55 pm

the knowledge that spring will come.

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Postby icapants » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:35 pm

Firstly: cashew chicken.
Secondly: New episodes of Futurama starting in 2008.

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Postby Squid » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:39 pm

kisses of the french variety

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Postby Harvey Winters » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:03 pm

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live. -Dorothy Parker
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Postby bijou » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:59 pm

icicles on the river... snow angels in the yard... snowflakes melting on your tongue... the aurora borealis... hot cocoa, warm fire... my child tops the list, but you already knew that...

i believe you already got that tps reports memo...

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Postby Moni » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:10 am

Whatever happened to sincere and succinct?

Anyway, how about five balls of cute (not mine).
I have never met a kitten that hasn't cheered me up, seriously. But maybe that only works for the female part of world population.

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Postby Betty Felon » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:45 am

...because Neko Case is still alive too and you can hear her sing.
...because the LDubs are still making music and if you die you are gonna miss the next album.
...because a series of people in the future will inevitably make you laugh so hard it hurts under your ribs.
...because there are so many countries to visit for the first time (aka euphoric education.)
...because there are totally gonna be hovercars in the future, don't you want to see that?

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Postby icapants » Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:45 am

Ahhh! Too much cute! Ahh!!

Also, I totally forgot about hovercars. Thanks for the reminder, Betty!

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Postby grant » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:34 am

Before anyone else had written any replies, I went home last night and made a stir fry. Red bell peppers, onions, garlic & ginger.

Tossed some frozen lima beans into the rice at the last minute on a whim.

It was a life-affirming meal, easily assembled with the few actual foods in the fridge.

Thus: the internet. That's a reason to live.

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Postby chelsea » Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:53 am

the internet is TOTALLY a reason to live.

another reason is the garden burger at the red mill. there's divinity between two pieces of bread for ya.

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Postby dianna » Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:49 pm

Carrboro, NC.

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:58 pm

Edibles: Charcoal grilled Hot Dogs, with a frosty Root Beer; coffee
Tangibles: Soft skin; disembodied ringlets


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