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Old 08-24-2004, 06:20 AM   #1
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I have my early retire date as May 1, 2005 @ 50 - birthday 4/17
It is when I read inspirational items like those below that I just want to do it now.

For those of you who say do it today: I am getting everything ready - health checks, finances in order, getting the house ready for sale, list of things to do etc.

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This day is yours to live just once. Yet that is more than enough. For you can fill this day with love, with effort, with beauty and joy. You can put purpose and meaning into every moment.
You can live this day in such a way that you'll be forever thankful for having known it. You can do things today that will positively affect your life and your world from this point forward.

The rapid passing of time works against you only if you waste and abuse that precious time. If, on the other hand, you make full and joyful use of your time, each passing moment becomes your forever friend.

This is a day to create treasures that will last a lifetime and beyond. Imagine that opportunity, and imagine the possibilities.

Then step forward and bring those possibilities to life. Today is your day to do it.

-- Ralph Marston
Good inspiational site
http://greatday.com/
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:37 AM   #2
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:44 AM   #3
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Now THIS is an IPO I'd stand in line for.
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http://www.nationallampoon.com/flash...a/default2.asp

Go placidly amid the noise & waste,
& remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.
Avoid quiet & passive persons unless you are in need of sleep.
Rotate your tires.

Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself
and heed well their advice even though they be turkeys;
know what to kiss and when.

Consider that two wrongs never make a right
but that three do.
Wherever possible, put people on hold.
Be comforted that in the face of all aridity & disillusionment
and despite the changing fortunes of time,
there will always be a big future in computer maintenance.

Remember the Pueblo.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle, & mutilate.
Know yourself;
if you need help, call the FBI.
Exercise caution in your daily affairs,
especially with those persons closest to you.
That lemon on your left, for instance.
Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls
would scarcely get your feet wet.
Fall not in love therefore;
it will stick to your face.

Gracefully surrender the things of youth, birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan;
and let not the sands of time get in your lunch.

Hire people with hooks.

For a good time, call 606-4311;
ask for Ken.
Take heart amid the deepening gloom
that your dog is finally getting enough cheese;
and reflect that whatever misfortune may be your lot,
it could only be worse in Milwaukee.

You are a fluke of the universe;
you have no right to be here,
and whether you can hear it or not,
the universe is laughing behind your back.

Therefore make peace with your God
whatever you conceive Him to be:
Hairy Thunderer or Cosmic Muffin.

With all its hopes, dreams, promises & urban renewal,
the world continues to deteriorate.

Give up.
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I think it sounded better when sung by Bill Shatner. Or was it Leonard Nimoy?
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How quickly this group wanders from the inspirational path to the satiric! But enjoyed by everyone, as far as I can tell.

For a bit of ER humor, I quote to you from Quentin Crisp:

"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level, it's cheaper."

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When I was little - I always enjoyed Ma and Pa Kettle down on the farm - my kind of place.
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I think it sounded better when sung by Bill Shatner.
The link I posted goes to the original recording with the original voice. It was from National Lampoon.

You're thinking of "Mr. Tambourine Man" or "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

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Or was it Leonard Nimoy?
That was "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins".

You can listen to some of these "classics" here (or at least as long as you can stand them).
http://www.farpointstation.org/sounds_misc.htm
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