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getting a life (a cautionary tale)

by frag (Hermit)
on Dec 27, 2001 at 02:53 UTC ( #134502=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Top goal for the coming new year

Over the last several years I've been letting work, lazy after-work burnout (i.e. procrastination), and other factors steer me to postpone assorted important stuff. Among other things, this included keeping in touch with old friends. So, a few weeks ago I finally work up the motivation and nerve to scour the web for someone who was once a close, extremely vital friend, but who I haven't been in touch with in years. And so I find her obituary, dated March.

The morals, to me, are:

  1. Don't let that happen ever again.
  2. Get a life, in the sense expressed by the quote on adamsj's home node.

-- Frag.
"Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right in the eye and says, "Give me your best shot. I can take it."

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Re: getting a life (a cautionary tale)
by gaudior (Pilgrim) on Jan 15, 2002 at 21:45 UTC

    Wow. Thanks for the wakeup call. I will start this week to track down my old best friend. I haven't seen him in 15 years.

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[oiskuu]: Someone needs to re-read How do I use the power of consideration responsibly? carefully. Consideration is not intended for stamping out humor, AFAIK.
[oiskuu]: E.g. Re^3: Big thank you to the Perl community. is surely dry humor (not mine). Don't they teach humor in german schools!?
[LanX]: you don't see the whole picture
[LanX]: But reu germans have no humor, better to refrain from this site till the troll is gone...
[LanX]: true

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