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Offline Zero2Cool  
#31 Posted : Thursday, June 23, 2011 7:54:49 AM(UTC)
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#32 Posted : Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:40:42 PM(UTC)
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#34 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2011 7:09:47 AM(UTC)
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Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR". What's my wife going to do?


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#35 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2011 7:10:45 AM(UTC)
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If winning isn't everything why do they keep score?



It must be to keep track of the Lombardi Trophies and NFL Championships of course.
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#36 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2011 7:32:03 AM(UTC)
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#37 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2011 8:45:52 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Nonstopdrivel Go to Quoted Post
Whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you stranger.



I guess I could whip all your asses at the same time then. Mia's ordeal was far from the only kick in the nuts I've received from whatever power lies out there. I liken myself to Job sometimes.

BTW, I really dilike when someone says something like that, but I really like you NON. [wink]
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#38 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2011 9:05:04 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DakotaT Go to Quoted Post
I guess I could whip all your asses at the same time then. Mia's ordeal was far from the only kick in the nuts I've received from whatever power lies out there. I liken myself to Job sometimes.

BTW, I really dilike when someone says something like that, but I really like you NON. [wink]



read it again. He said stranger not stronger. Applause
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#39 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2011 9:08:30 AM(UTC)
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#40 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2011 9:12:23 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: wpr Go to Quoted Post
read it again. He said stranger not stronger. Applause



d'oh!

It's not like I've ever claimed not to be an asshole.
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#41 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:31:15 AM(UTC)
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I hate that platitude as much as you do, DakotaT, and it chaps my ass every time some mindless moron uses it. I have been through some shit in my life (most of which I don't talk about here), and I can't think of anything that has really made me stronger -- but I can certainly think of things that have set me back quite a bit.

That being said, I love the line I quoted.


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#42 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:48:04 AM(UTC)
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#43 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:08:18 AM(UTC)
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I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian


No doubt, if you are one of the lucky ones to eat a Porterhouse on a regular basis, munch the shit out of that bad boy.
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#44 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:39:32 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Nonstopdrivel Go to Quoted Post
I hate that platitude as much as you do, DakotaT, and it chaps my ass every time some mindless moron uses it. I have been through some shit in my life (most of which I don't talk about here), and I can't think of anything that has really made me stronger -- but I can certainly think of things that have set me back quite a bit.


I guess it depends on how you harness it and chose to look at life experiences.. I can both look at 1987 as a growing experience as well as one that ultimately will be my undoing upon this earth. Lying on a gurney, body shaking off of it because they are pumping blood into so fast that they cannot warm it properly, being read last rights and all but expected not to pull though will do such.

For the first couple of years.. it seemed like a life sentence.. how could one recover both mentally and physically. Hope seemed lost.

After some time, I will be very honest.. it made my appreciation for life much greater and to a greater depth. I choose to disregard (for the most part) the tragic and sadden filled aspect of that moment and latched onto the positives (yes there were many).

So yes.. most people that use the cliche' have little understanding from my perspective, but I am not wired into their cerebrum and actually see the world from their aspect. What would seem trivial to me, may seem earth shattering to them.

With that.. I will state that I hate the casual use of such a phrase, how it feels cheap and lacks understanding.. but that doesn't mean that there isn't truth in the words.. just depends on your mindset and interpretation of them in context. 

Basically, tragic life experiences can be very grounding.

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#45 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:43:43 AM(UTC)
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Oh.. a quote.. sorry I had to put the pulpit away. ;)

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