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Post: # 668Post N2yes
Thu Apr 25, 2002 10:42 am

<font color=red>So glad to see that this thread has yet to give up the ghost. We will continue with chapter 3 of "This Very Minute".</font id=red>

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Thu Apr 25, 2002 11:49 am

If threads were commercials, this one would be the Energizer bunny. It just keeps going ... and going ... and going ... <img src=pix/silly.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Thu Apr 25, 2002 11:52 am

TVM, watching Dallas Mavericks and Timberwolves basketball playoff game. I'm a diehard B-ball fan. I love the announcer, Kevin Harlan. He's very funny when he gets excited.

Also, winding down from a 15-hour work day. My boss has set a deadline for getting a book out. I've been assigned nearly 30 pages and am pretty tired of putting them together: the pictures, the artwork, the text. It's a lot of work. I've delegated some of the duties, but my help keeps screwing things up, so I have to double check their work.

I guess I'm ready for some Yes. I think I'll put in TYA and relax before I crash.

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Thu Apr 25, 2002 12:16 pm

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Also, winding down from a 15-hour work day. My boss has set a deadline for getting a book out. I've been assigned nearly 30 pages and am pretty tired of putting them together: the pictures, the artwork, the text. It's a lot of work. I've delegated some of the duties, but my help keeps screwing things up, so I have to double check their work.
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This is right up my alley! I really miss production nights at the college paper - editing, headlines, paste up (back in the days when they used to actually paste up by hand), all that good stuff. Copy editing at the newspaper was fun but I still miss getting wax all over my fingers! (No, not what you're thinking! Shame on you!!!)

I figured out today what I'm going to call my fledgling freelance writing business: It's A Write Thing. So I'm pleased with myself about that. <img src=pix/icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>

And TVM I'm thinking I really should be in bed because I'm sick but I can't sleep. <img src=pix/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Thu Apr 25, 2002 9:48 pm

TVM I'm sniffling and I just sneezed really hard, thought my head was going to explode. I've got to go to the doctor this afternoon.

What sucks is I was supposed to go to a Florida Highway Patrol auxiliary meeting tonight and I doubt I'll be able to make it; I'm positively toxic.

I think about all those times as an EMT where I was exposed to all kinds of nasty stuff and never once got sick. Perhaps this is my immune system belatedly knocking me on my ass. I don't know. I do know I'm tired of being sick and sick of being tired.

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Post: # 17957Post IngnoZac
Fri Apr 26, 2002 12:33 am

ATVM, I'm trying to figure out what it is that makes this thread so fun. Tell me the secret, Chris, tell me... <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Fri Apr 26, 2002 12:58 am

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ATVM, I'm trying to figure out what it is that makes this thread so fun. Tell me the secret, Chris, tell me... <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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It's the same thing that makes people watch webcams. We all have a bit of the voyeur in us. And some of us need to vent on top of it.

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Fri Apr 26, 2002 12:59 am

TVM I'm thinking flipping heck TVM theres another TVM!!!<img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Fri Apr 26, 2002 5:05 am

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<b>perpetualchanger wrote:</b>

It's the same thing that makes people watch webcams. We all have a bit of the voyeur in us. And some of us need to vent on top of it.
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And some of us need it so bad that they start threads like this... Okay, now I get it. <img src=pix/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Oops, you wanted CHRIS to answer that. Sorry. <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>
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That's okay, you could be confused, after all Chris sound very much like Michele.

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Fri Apr 26, 2002 6:24 am

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<b>N2yes wrote:</b>
<font color=red>So glad to see that this thread has yet to give up the ghost. We will continue with chapter 3 of "This Very Minute".</font id=red>

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This very minute I am crying.

My dog died this morning at about 4:00 a.m. We buried her in the rock garden out back, and planted new daylillies on top of the gravesite. She was equisitely beautiful, loyal, brilliant, playful, polite, obedient, responsible, humble, and happy, right up to the end. For what she was, "only" a dog, she was the closest thing to absolute perfection in a living creature I have ever encountered in my 51 years of living on this plane of existence.

She raised my two children.

She was adamantly anti-violence. If you raised your hand to strike someone, she gently grabbed it in her jaws, and would not let go.

She followed the kids everywhere...into the water...up the slide...down the slide (the old-fashioned nearly vertical steps kind of metal slide).

When she was young, she chased sea gulls, outrunning them as they flew.

When she was young, I could throw a frisbee 80 yards. She would outrun it and leap into the air to catch it.

She would grab my kids by the sleeve and pull them away from the street.

When it was muddy out, she would stop just inside the door and lift up her paws one at a time for you to wipe before she entered the house.

She loved tennis balls and fetch. She would jump up on the bed in the morning, and if I tried to ignore her, she would gently lay the tennis ball in my ear.

She got tired of fetch, and learned to play catch. She got bored with catch, and starting to throw the ball back to me, barking as if to say "you catch it now".

She was a good mother to three puppies.

She was a good friend to my cats.

She hated car rides.

She loved to eat.

It has been a long time since she was young. She has slowed down a lot recently. The vet said she had a disease...

On Monday, she stopped eating....and now she is gone.

I feel so sad.

Do dogs have souls?

Ken W. Kalls, in mourning.

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Post: # 17981Post guilddigger
Fri Apr 26, 2002 6:56 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>ken, i´m so sorry about your loss. i really understand how you feel, she seemed to have been extra ordinary. of course dogs have souls, at least that´s my belief. also, as i am a believer in reincarnation, i believe (know?) that animals too come back to this world. you may very well meet her again. i find that a very comforting thought. i hope you can find comfort.
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Post: # 17983Post Ed1909
Fri Apr 26, 2002 7:12 am

Ken,

That is sad news. Treasure the memories. Celebrate her life. She was unique and deeply special.

Thinking of you and your family.

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Fri Apr 26, 2002 11:03 am

Ken,I`m very sorry about that loss. I had a special dog like thata few years back and I was heartbroken myself when she died. Sometimes, dogs can make better companions than people. I`ll say a prayer,Chris
TVM, I`m home and trying to make the most out of this site before kicking off to bed. A real strange day today at work. I had to make a pickup at a residential; While in this house and helping this customer fill out an airbill(the form required for shipping the package), this woman`s dog,a great Dane, was sniffing my rear end. As I was crouched over this woman`s kitchen table, helping her with the paperwork,I could feel the dog really working his way about the rear end. I was actually being `goosed',a sensation I never get from my girl. His nose was really getting up there and it was really throwing my concentration off. He must have thought my rear smelled like roses,because to be truthful,I was gassy from all the `agita' building up in my system. For sure,I thought he would find something he really would like and take a chunk out of my rear. All I needed was two `holes'. My coworkers would love that.
And in another instance, I was inside my vehicle coding packages from a nearby pickup stop and this kid who couldn`t be anymore than 13, walks onto my truck. He asks me if I had a package for him. `Kid,I don`t even know who you are and besides,i`m just making pickups today. Now get the hell off my truck.' I reacted like that because I was startled. And it`s not exactly a good area. Also,I was pretty cranky at the time,not having a break all day. And having unauthorized passengers aboard you vehicle is a no-no. That`s all mgt. would have to see.
Although,another incident similiar to this was after the 9/11 tragedy. It was a few days after and the weather was still quite warm here in NYC. I`m driving along with my passenger door open to let in some cross ventilation,and I stop at a light. This `ghetto kid',no more than 14,hops on my truck and says `Yo,man,did you see those planes crashing into the World Trade Center and shit. Man,that shit is fucked up!!!!'. `Yes it is',I answered,`Now get out of here.' Even though I was a bit taken aback at the kid`s cockiness, I had to laugh afterwards. And he was right.
Hey,I know this was long,but maybe you will laugh. I`m not all cranky and gloomy.

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Fri Apr 26, 2002 1:56 pm

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<b>Yesquire wrote:</b>

This very minute I am crying.

My dog died this morning at about 4:00 a.m. We buried her in the rock garden out back, and planted new daylillies on top of the gravesite. She was equisitely beautiful, loyal, brilliant, playful, polite, obedient, responsible, humble, and happy, right up to the end. For what she was, "only" a dog, she was the closest thing to absolute perfection in a living creature I have ever encountered in my 51 years of living on this plane of existence.
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Ken, that's so sad. First you lose the cat without a trace, and now the dog is gone. I'm so sorry.

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Do dogs have souls?

Ken W. Kalls, in mourning.
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Of course they do. And hers is with the angels now. <img src=pix/angel.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Sat Apr 27, 2002 1:19 am

TVM I'm wondering what possessed me to do this - I forwarded my resume to a healthcare news service. I like my job but I know it's time to go; it has been for some time, and circumstances have conspired to make it more of a priority for me to move on. And as Renato so gracefully suggested to me the other day, perhaps writing is what I really should be doing with my life. Lord knows I miss it.

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Post: # 18039Post IngnoZac
Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:39 am

Meesh, just remember words are nothing without action.

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Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:50 am

Ken,
I know it will be a long while before you recover. When my first cat died, after two weeks I was still a basket case. Circumstances brought two kitties into my life, which I am very grateful for, because the sadness was so real and unconquerable. Sure I'll have to go through it again, but in the mean time I appreciate what I have. But I still miss Peanutio. Anyway, many condolensces.

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Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:29 am

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Meesh, just remember words are nothing without action.

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Well, that action didn't work out.

The person doing the hiring decided that since I'd have an hour-long commute that I would be unacceptable simply because they'd tried it with one person before and that didn't work out. I'm not that one person. I'm me! I used to drive ambulances for a living, for crying out loud. People in big cities commute way more than that. Sheesh.

Someone willing to write me off without even an interview is someone I don't want to work for anyway!

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Post: # 18047Post IngnoZac
Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:32 am

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Someone willing to write me off without even an interview is someone I don't want to work for anyway!
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True, true. I should say 'too true to be good'.
TVM, we're here!

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Post: # 18057Post Yesquire
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Ken,
I know it will be a long while before you recover. When my first cat died, after two weeks I was still a basket case. Circumstances brought two kitties into my life, which I am very grateful for, because the sadness was so real and unconquerable. Sure I'll have to go through it again, but in the mean time I appreciate what I have. But I still miss Peanutio. Anyway, many condolensces.
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I refuse to be old. I refuse to be sad (at least not for long). For over 11 years we were the luckiest family in all levels of the multiverse. That is not something to mope over. Thanks for thinking of me. I'll be OK.

I had a cat, Goldberry (anybody recognize the literary reference?), whom I lost in 1990. We were spiritually intertwined. As she got old, she stopped going out at night. I would wake up in the middle of the night thinking I was riding a motorcycle through the Mojave in August. Goldberry was wedged in between the top of my head and my pillow, emitting thunderous purring sounds. The extra cat heat/insulation would cause sweat to pour down the sides of my head, soaking the pillow. She is in the Kalls pet hall of fame, too. My mother-in-law let her outside in a howling blizzard one night, and she never returned home. She had all of her claws, but never damaged a thing inside the house. Smart as a whip. Cats are very, very social critters if you meet them halfway.

The best remedy to the heartache is always to give a new pet your love and a good home.

Ken W. Kalls, currently puppy-shopping.

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Post: # 18061Post Yesquire
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<font face='Comic Sans MS'>ken, i´m so sorry about your loss. i really understand how you feel, she seemed to have been extra ordinary. of course dogs have souls, at least that´s my belief. also, as i am a believer in reincarnation, i believe (know?) that animals too come back to this world. you may very well meet her again. i find that a very comforting thought. i hope you can find comfort.
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Dogs have varying emotional make-ups, intelligence levels, and different instincts from breed to breed. Some dogs are dumb and neurotic. Others are emotionally well-adjusted and highly intelligent in their own doggish way. Their wants and desires are not the same as our own chimpanzee-related wants and desires, but close enough for an intelligent person to understand and relate too.

I could never accept the Judeo-Christian ethic that charges mankind with dominion over all animals, and limits souls to humans "made in God's own image", with the Almighty depicted always as human in shape and form.

If we have souls, then dogs must have them too. Throw a couple of tennis balls in my coffin, since I am going to need them in the next level of existence.

Ken W. Kalls, looking for a really smart pupply these days.

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Post: # 18063Post Yesquire
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Ken,

That is sad news. Treasure the memories. Celebrate her life. She was unique and deeply special.

Thinking of you and your family.

Ed.
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It is sad, but the sadness has washed over me, through me, and only a tinge of it remains. Thanks for your thoughts.

Ken W. Kalls, Yesquire.

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I could never accept the Judeo-Christian ethic that charges mankind with dominion over all animals, and limits souls to humans "made in God's own image", with the Almighty depicted always as human in shape and form.
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Anyone who thinks animals are devoid of soul is full of shit.

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Post: # 18067Post shedend
Sat Apr 27, 2002 5:34 am

ATVM I'm thinking that my dogs of days gone by have a new playmate over the Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of Heaven, is a place called Rainbow Bridge...

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them; who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

THEN YOU CROSS RAINBOW BRIDGE TOGETHER...


As a family that has always has had and always will have dogs my thoughts and feelings go out to you Ken. We had a much loved one go over the Rainbow Bridge at the end of 2000 after seventeen years and we still miss him greatly. Although we have three others they couldn't replace him. Each dog we have had always have a special place in our hearts and nothing can take that away. Dogs give you unconditional love and would follow you to the end of the earth if need be.

http://www.freezone.co.uk/clan/memorial.htm

A site run by a friend of mine, the dogs owned by either Dave Field or Ingrid Nicholls (my partner) all have a special place in my memory.

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Post: # 18085Post Stoutman
Sat Apr 27, 2002 11:44 am

TVM,I feel like such a heel for making an earllier post on this thread that focused on me too much. I was just trying to make people laugh a little,that`s all. And Ken,I can`t express my condolences enough. All a dog ever seems to want from you is attention,love,and affection. When my dog passed on,I was still looking for her. I didn`t cry when she passed on right away,but it reallly hit me when I would come home from work and I would look for her in order to take her on her nightly walk. Then I would realize.......
ATVM, I`m starting a four day weekend. I will have lots of business to take care of,but perhaps I`ll have more time to get some major posting done.

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Post: # 18096Post perpetualchanger
Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:42 pm

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TVM,I feel like such a heel for making an earllier post on this thread that focused on me too much. I was just trying to make people laugh a little,that`s all.
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And you made a heel of yourself how?

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Post: # 18131Post N2yes
Sat Apr 27, 2002 11:52 pm

<font color=red>Up until TVM, I had deliberately avoided Squire's touching tale above because in all honesty, I found it hit too close to home. Having lost my Lab of 17 years to a most dreadful series of events following a terrible accident. Her name was "Layla" ( wonder where I got that name from? )and she was more precious than anything that had ever entered my world up to that point. Oh well, just know I sympathize with you, Squire...very much so in fact. Then, this past summer, I had to put my cat (Euro-Tiger) down after she contracted cancer of the tongue. You know, most cats, unlike dogs, have staff, not masters. This one was the exception. She had experienced so much and was loved so much that she was really no longer a domesticated pet but a dear and essential member of the family unit. Watching her in her last days trying to eat and drink is somewhat akin to the stuff nightmares are made of. She's gone now but the memory will, of course, never fade. "Kitty-cob" was her name ( there was a "Kitty-corn" at one time believe it or not. Talk to my Mrs. regarding the name ). Sometimes I think it's a curse to be such a devout animal lover because I have this tendency to become attached to all animals I encounter, short of estuarine crocs and pitbulls ( which I really haven't encountered and don't plan to ). I do so pray that I will rejoin them one day for my heart has yet to heal and likely won't until I reach the other side...that is, if I make it.</font id=red> <img src=pix/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Sun Apr 28, 2002 6:20 am

ATVM I was just patting my dogs and since I have a minute to myself, as my husband took the kids to softball practice tonight, I decided to read some Yestalk. I stumbled upon this one, I have never responded to a TVM before, I don't know why, I guess I didn't know you guys well enough yet, for you to care what the heck I am doing.

Anyway, Ken I feel for you and your family about your precious dog, I grew up with collies, and they were the loves of my life. They listened to all of my problems and when you looked in their eyes you knew without a doubt that they had souls.

Now I have a golden retriever and a yellow lab, and you guys are sure right, each animal is special and unique, no two are the same, and we love them all differently. My golden does nothing and doesn't want to do anything except fetch or chase, she is beautiful and full of fun. She loves everyone on this earth, especially if they will play with her. My Cody is the sweetest dog that ever walked the face of this earth (to Me) he follows me everywhere, and just wants to be loved 24 hrs. a day. He lets the kids lay on him and hug him to death, and he is like a big stuffed animal (that farts at night)

You will see your dog again, as I will see my collies, and someday when these guys go, I want to see them too. I love the dogs too much, as it sounds like some of you love your pets. Sometimes I wish I didn't maybe I could actually get something done around here, like laundry or something useful.

I don't know where you live, but the family that I got my golden from has just verified that their beautiful female golden is pregnant with the same golden that fathered my golden as well. Golden retriever puppies will be for sale in a few months, let me know if you are in the Philly area.

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Post: # 18156Post Squire*Fan725
Sun Apr 28, 2002 9:46 am

<font face='Tempus Sans ITC'><font size=4><font color=blue><b>Ken, I'm sorry about your loss. I've been there, too. I was present when my beloved cat, Patches passed on, and I still miss her...There will never be another cat like her.

Don't worry. Things will get better in the end, you'll see...

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Sun Apr 28, 2002 11:21 am

TVM,I`m just returning from a day out with my girlfriend. It really was strange,because we were in a book store and this girl,who was about 22,comes up to me and asks where I got my sneakers from. They were green and white leather Adidas. I couldn`t believe anyone was asking me that,because they are old. My girlfriend`s mom once told me my old sneakers look like everyone else`s new sneakers. I`m answering this girl`s queries and I really don`t know what to tell her,since I don`t think Adidas makes this particular type anymore. My girlfriend is in the distance,looking at me quizzically. Finally,the girl leaves and I told my girl as to waht happened. `She didn`t care about your sneakers,she was flirting with you',my girl states. But what would she see in an aging punk like me? My girl was more amused about it than anything else; `Do you think you are so bad looking that you can`t imagine anyone taking an interest in you? You are cute.You have such a distorted view about yourself.' Hey,I`m my own worst enemy. I don`t believe in anything good about myself and that`s a fact. I may criticize `Pablum Phil' in some of my threads, but my major target is yours truly. That`s another fact and when I post, it is always to have a sense of fun,never to get peple twisted.

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