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Christopher
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0 posted 10-21-2007 11:09 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher


Would someone please go back in time and have a chat with my 17 year old self?

Topics for discussion:

- Finish school and go directly to college
- Finish college!
- Buy as many houses as you can during the dot-com crash and set them up as rentals.
- Sell all the houses you bought in the dot-com crash in 2005.
- Don't get involved with *** (name excluded to protect the not-so-innocent), it won't end well.



Is it Friday yet?
Poet deVine
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1 posted 10-23-2007 05:46 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Well I tried. But your 17 year old self said "What? Why would I want to do that?" and skipped off to the Navy....
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with you


2 posted 10-23-2007 09:10 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

hey that isn't all I'd tell the 17 year old you

fer shure on the school stuff...me too...

serenity blaze
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3 posted 10-23-2007 10:52 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I don't have to back in time. Your bithday "buddy" IS 17 years old and he knows it all.
serenity blaze
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4 posted 10-23-2007 11:10 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

OH WOW.

Maybe you'd like to talk to your 17 year old self, um..yourself?

Seriously, my son's having a tough time with his Physics course, and I need to find him some help FAST. (Scholarship is on the line. )

You might not have the time, C., but can you recommend any help for him? (But I'd buy tickets to watch the two of you argue--and oh, heh, he might take me up on the law school track idea too--I swear that kid will NOT let an argument go.)

Who SAYS there's nothing to astrology, eh?

That little...that..little...AQUARIAN!
Michael
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5 posted 10-23-2007 05:04 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

C'mon

I remember the "barely over 17 you."

Knowing him I don't think the "17 year old you" would be that much more inclined to listen.

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6 posted 10-23-2007 06:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hold on to those thoughts, Chris. Before you know it, you'll have a 17 year old to pass them along to.

(if he's a chip off the old block, I doubt he'll listen, either )
Christopher
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7 posted 10-24-2007 02:56 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I would be more than happy to talk to him, k, but I think Mike and Mike are right - he'd likely do what Sharon said my 17-year old self did to her!
aziza
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8 posted 10-24-2007 01:37 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Well, I told you, but you wouldn't take your IPOD out of your ears long enough to listen.  You barely glanced my way .. so I pointed out the zit on your chin and wandered out ...
Christopher
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9 posted 10-24-2007 10:00 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

LOL - When I was 17, it was still audio tapes... we didn't have CD's yet.
Sunshine
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10 posted 10-26-2007 12:07 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

but Christopherson...you haven't yet lived until you've heard 78's, 45's, etc.;

we're currently reliving history in this house, and it is amazing what we are finding, and then to watch on TV that morse code is FASTER than TEXTing....

sometimes our visions need to revisit the past, Son.

Sometimes...we go too fast...
and don't even get as far as we should...

be Wise, m'son.

Slow down.

Play with your child.

And listen to that inner voice that is just now starting to make noise.



Mom

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11 posted 10-26-2007 01:58 AM       View Profile for Seeker72   Email Seeker72   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seeker72

Ah the good ol days of copying a music cassette tape from your friends and never having to worry about the Music Police coming knock knock a knocking upon your door.
TomMark
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12 posted 11-03-2007 03:24 AM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

If you don't listen to me now, you are going to rethink and talk about them again surely in 30 years.  take off your earphone and turn TV off. YOu can't go now, I am not finished yet. Don't slam the door!! you have no dinner if come back after 9!!!! And you will regret, youK!! (your nickname)


[This message has been edited by TomMark (11-04-2007 03:33 AM).]

Susan Caldwell
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13 posted 11-03-2007 08:39 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Back in the day there was no internet to look up lyrics.  So if the album/cassette didn't have the lyrics you put on the cassette and hit play, stop, write down what you heard, play, stop...repeat.  If it was an album...even harder.  

I had a "stereo" with disco lights on the bottom.

And my 17 yr old self was in bootcamp.. it's called escape from the zoo. (I don't expect anyone to get that).

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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14 posted 11-03-2007 07:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I learned the truth at seventeen...

*shudder*

and at eighteen.

then 19...and so forth--now I don't know nuthin'.

Just ask my 17 year old son!

 
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