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Severn
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75 posted 05-28-2001 06:41 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hmmmmmmm...

my thoughts you know revolve around how I resent heaven...(Or hell)

Did I ever get asked if I wanted to live forever????? OH NO. I just got dumped here and told I had to face eternal life. I'm not cushy with the idea...if I was more awake than I am right now I would elaborate and probably come out sounding like either an atheist or a bitter old thing who got burned at church (pardon the pun).

Coming back for more? Jumping out of the grave if I felt like it? How? Wouldn't that idea involve having some awareness of the right time to come out? Hence...you wouldn't really be dead would you...

K
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76 posted 05-28-2001 09:05 AM       View Profile for Joricho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joricho

just discovered this thread - and I'm six months too late for the emu discussion, goshdarnit! I have LOTS of interesting things to say about emus...
however, surely eternal life - if you accept that it exists - is one of those things that reminds us (in spite of what Oprah and the Disney movies keep telling us) we can't make life what we want it just by making choices. Whether you like it or not, it's there! It's a profoundly anti-individualistic concept - which is a very good thing for us arrogant western individualists, imho.
Ryan, I hope your interest in this thread revives -
it's about 11pm here in Australia, (home of many fascinating emus) and I am a pathetic wimp who used to rave all night but at the geriatric age of 26 need SLEEEEEEEP!
Severn
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77 posted 05-28-2001 05:12 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

YAY!
ANOTHER GERIATRIC 26 yr old!
Who understands just how geritric 26 really is...

PRAISE ALL THINGS WHO FORCE US TO ETERNAL LIFE hahahah

sigh

K
brian madden
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78 posted 05-28-2001 06:54 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

yip Time zones suck I stayed up till about 4.30 am (long story) talking to someone in Australia (you are right it was for love)
though I could not feel too guilty because it was morning over there about 10 am and we had been talking a while.

who's idea was it to have time zones, could all not just operate on the same time, granted day and night would mean different things depending on where you lived.

You would end up going to bed in the morning in some countries but so what... it would be less hassle than lossing hours and changing your watch and it would cut out jet lag Well maybe not

"you are what you own in this land, you can be king and it all depends on the view and what you can see"  Whipping boy

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79 posted 05-29-2001 03:33 AM       View Profile for Joricho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joricho

Ah yes, 26....
I'm sure when I'm 56 these thoughts will be laughable, but it's true that 26 is the tail end of those youthful uni years, so it feels OLD! Well, at least to me, because I work with undergrads...
And you remember with wistful sighs the days you too thought nothing of staying up all night two or three nights in a row!
Severn
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80 posted 05-29-2001 05:56 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Brian...I was myself moping about the timezone of 8 hours...

I find 8 is now a very irritating number..

Hey Joricho - I AM an undergrad yanno..just a very old undergrad heh...

K
Ryan
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81 posted 06-01-2001 02:27 AM       View Profile for Ryan   Email Ryan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ryan

Isn't 8 the number that's supposed to represent infinity?  If that's the case, a time zone difference of 8 hours would literally seem like forever.  Maybe that's also why the working day seems to last forever (9am - 5pm is 8 hours).  I wonder if maybe the employers know of this?  A conspircacy one could wonder.  Well, at any rate, I'm going to bed and maybe I'll get 8 hours of sleep, which will seem to last forever, and then I won't be tired tomorrow.


Ryan

"ah, little girls make shadows on the sidewalk shorter than the shadow of death in this town--" - Jack Kerouac

Severn
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82 posted 06-01-2001 07:18 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

You could be onto something Ryan...you just might be...I'm rather hoping that once the problem of an 8 eight hour timezone is nullified the infinity aspect might start happening in a goooooooood way...hehheh. Time will tell - isn't that just the most awful cliche? Time will tell what exactly? I've never heard time say anything...(except 'tick tock' in an irritating kind of way at the library. And even then - it was merely an agent of time that was ticking).

OH...and just for Joricho...(and everyone else who may want a dose of unbelievable cuteness..)



K


[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 06-01-2001).]

Joricho
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83 posted 06-02-2001 10:43 PM       View Profile for Joricho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joricho

I can't get the unbelievable cuteness... is it my computer that's the problem? ALl I see is a little box that I can't access!
But I'm v curious now!
Ryan
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84 posted 06-04-2001 01:22 AM       View Profile for Ryan   Email Ryan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ryan

I don't like Sunday nights.  That's what I've decided.  Sunday nights suck and should be banished from our world.  Yes, that would bring up numerous problems related to everyday living (I think I remember a Garfield cartoon where Jon wished away Monday, and boy did that cause trouble), but oh well.  We'll figure out a way to adapt.

Also, everyone should watch out for bear traps.  They are pure evil.  Especially when you see them but cannot stop from stepping in.  It is so very hard to chew your own leg off.  So very, very hard.

Take that last paragraph as you will, hehe.

Ryan

Oh, I also can't see any unbelievable cuteness, unless the little white box with a red 'x' in it is supposed to be unbelievably cute.  I guess that's possible.

"ah, little girls make shadows on the sidewalk shorter than the shadow of death in this town--" - Jack Kerouac

Severn
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85 posted 06-04-2001 03:37 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

well it won't work now.

It was linked from a photo album in an MSN group thing...that was updated and now the photos are secure...

mope...

no unbelievable cuteness after all..

sorry...

I like Sunday nights btw Ryan..I like them because my flatmates are usually out.

the antisocial K



[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 06-04-2001).]

Severn
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86 posted 06-04-2001 03:41 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

HANG ON - IT'S WORKING...

in the other post...

ok this is getting a little bit twilight-zoned for me..

can you see it at all guys? I have this dreadful feeling you can't...OMG THE EMU IS HAUNTING ME!



[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 06-04-2001).]

Joricho
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87 posted 06-04-2001 07:40 AM       View Profile for Joricho   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joricho

Sorry, still can't see it.... what???
Severn
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88 posted 06-04-2001 03:46 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sniff...it was the cutest little emu..I took a photo of him when I was in Aus last year...SOOOOOOOOO cute...he looks absurd...

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Ryan
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89 posted 06-05-2001 01:30 PM       View Profile for Ryan   Email Ryan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ryan

Was he a wandering emu?  And if so, did he look tragic?  I bet he did.

"ah, little girls make shadows on the sidewalk shorter than the shadow of death in this town--" - Jack Kerouac

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90 posted 06-05-2001 05:10 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

No.
Just absurd.
deepblue
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91 posted 06-05-2001 11:34 PM       View Profile for deepblue   Email deepblue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for deepblue

it's only 10:30 here, is that too early to post? but, i'm bored silly, and i don't want to do housework or go to bed or any of the other things i should be doing.  And i am really curious about this emu now
Ryan
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92 posted 06-07-2001 03:11 AM       View Profile for Ryan   Email Ryan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ryan

Don't worry deepblue, it's never to early to post to this thread.  Otherwise, we would be letting time zones control our lives.  And that just can't happen.  Right now, all that controls my life is being very tired.  Maybe tomorrow I'll have something more interesting.


Ryan

"ah, little girls make shadows on the sidewalk shorter than the shadow of death in this town--" - Jack Kerouac

Sudhir Iyer
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93 posted 06-07-2001 11:41 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

time zones... what's that?
::

to sleep is to stay awake in dreams
to dream is to be awake in sleep
to be awake is to be asleep in dreams

whatz this ???


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Ryan
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94 posted 06-12-2001 02:19 AM       View Profile for Ryan   Email Ryan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ryan

I noticed tonight, driving home, that traffic signals are much to responsive late at night.  And the only one that isn't is the only one I don't like sitting at.  It's nice some nights to sit at an intersection and not do anything but sit.

Ryan

"I've got this night to unglue" -- John Frusciante

Severn
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95 posted 06-15-2001 06:50 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I had something I was going to write...but I've forgotten it. Sorry. Perhaps I am getting old? Heh...

K

Sudhir Iyer
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96 posted 06-15-2001 08:36 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

hmmmmmmmmm
hmmmmmmmbbbbuuuuugggggggg
bugggggggzzzzzzzzz
buuuuuuuuuuu
ggggggggzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzz

silence is asleep...

"I was born intelligent - education ruined me"

Ryan
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97 posted 09-18-2001 02:48 AM       View Profile for Ryan   Email Ryan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ryan

It is raining outside right now, at 1:30 in the morning.  It's been raining almost all day.  And I think that this is my favorite type or rain.  It is a rain that foreshadows fall.  A cool rain, not cold and miserable, but cool and refreshing.  It washes away the Kansas humidity of late August/early September and brings about those Indian Summer days of October that are perhaps the most beautiful days of the entire year.  I'm beginning to itch for the roads again, because this is the best time of the year to drive, when windows come down, and the trees are the same shades of red as the two lane state highways that lead home.

Ryan

(A revival of sorts, perhaps, now that school has started again, giving me too much time to ponder.)

Sigur Ros

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98 posted 09-21-2001 12:16 AM       View Profile for Masked Intruder   Email Masked Intruder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Masked Intruder

Damn, Ryan, you should tell me about things like these.  You know I stay up late and do nothing but nothing for many long hours.  Or did you want to keep this one to yourself? Are you jealous of my presence?  Too bad I found it, or maybe it's too good.  *Grins*  

I shall help you carry on your quest.  A renaissance of sorts, no?  

Perhaps I should read the entire thread before I pledge my life to this cause, but I got entirely too bored about the end of the second page, and I began to wonder when September 2001 was going to pop into the date window.  I got until June of this year, then decided to skip ahead a few months.

Time zones, emus, afterlives, it is a crazy crazy world and I am my own part, living my own life, and incorporating everyone else into it. So I'm not really conforming, I'm incorporating.  That makes sense to me.  

Anyways, I just thought I'd help keep this thread going.  Seeing as it's four pages already.  I'm sure by the end of next week, we'll get that fifth page.  And by the end of next month, we'll have six.  Perhaps, perhaps.  This may turn into a journal of sorts for me.  Something along the lines of what your initial idea was.  We shall see, we shall see.

It is still quite early.  11:15 PM  Quite early.  See you when the sun comes up.

Enjoy the dark.

You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. -- Navajo Proverb

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99 posted 09-21-2001 09:20 AM       View Profile for Apachecat906   Email Apachecat906   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Apachecat906

It's 9:00am and I feel like I'm 4 hours out of step with the rest of the world.  I always feel like I am out of step with it, but now you've given me a reason to write about it.  Just when I thought I was done complaining about my own out-of-step-ness. I couldn't function when I had to be at work at 4:45am and wished I could have a normal life and now I can't function when I have to be in at 9:00.  Only difference is, I feel less capable of conforming to normal when everyone around me makes it look so easy.  My point?  Don't know.  Maybe that time is relative.  Can you believe this is close to the hundredth post on the subject and I can't come up with anything but the original point of the thread?  Maybe time is relative and so is time.  Or maybe time is relative and so is everything else...truth, good, evil, love, trust.  Glad you started this, cuz now I can drive the rest of you crazy with my maddddddnesss.  

Good morning,
Apache
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