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Old 09-12-2001, 07:28 PM   #1
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This Sudden Jolt

It's strange how things can suddenly be thrown into perspective. The very day before this terrorist tragedy, I was overjoyed to hear that Prop was offering tickets. This joy soon faded when the tragic loss of lives was reported. Now it seems I am overjoyed at even the smallest things. This morning, when my alarm clock went off, instead of reluctantly rolling out of bed, I felt priveledged to be entering a new day. Even homework has its new and sudden thrills.

Ofcourse, it's a shame to wake up to the news seen on my t.v. screen, but if we don't draw strength, appreciation, and an overall love of life out of this, then what does that leave? Nothing.

I'm sure many of you already know what I'm saying, but as I watch the news put names and faces to some of the victims, I just felt like posting it.

I'm going to try to see every daily routine as a blessing, and remembering the victims can urge it on.

PS: For some reason I haven't been able to get into U2 chat/AIM/MSN for the past 3 days, what's up with that? BAH ... it's ok though... I'm thankful

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Old 09-12-2001, 07:34 PM   #2
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Normally, I would have complained about what we had for dinner tonight, but when I sat down tonight it was the best meal I had ever tasted in my life.
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Old 09-12-2001, 07:52 PM   #3
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I know what you mean--rather than running to the store for Godiva, I have settled on eating some cheap waxy chocolate, and half enjoying it too.

Gotta satisfy that sweet tooth

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Old 09-12-2001, 07:58 PM   #4
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Funny how our priorities change from Material to Spiritual in a 'crisis'. Like we use our Creator like an old jacket -when he's needed only...Db9

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Old 09-12-2001, 08:07 PM   #5
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Yeah that's known as a wake up call--it's easy to forget sometimes.

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Over here, shops are still open, the sky is a beautiful blue, seagulls are flying about without a care in the world. The irony is saddening, but really moves me to appreciate things all the more. I have a major deadline tomorrow and have been agonizing over it for weeks. Now, it's so insignificant (I am still working on it, though; life goes on for the rest of us). I'm also thankful for the bakery being open, clean air, clean water, food.

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Bebe I know what you mean. Yesterday someone told me that they had a crappy day at work and I said, "Well at least you're still alive"





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Old 09-12-2001, 09:46 PM   #8
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thank you for the beautiful post jenn and for helping keep things in perspective.
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Bebe btw my msn and aim are working...

What's your screen name?


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Old 09-12-2001, 10:06 PM   #10
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Bebe I know what you mean. Yesterday someone told me that they had a crappy day at work and I said, "Well at least you're still alive"




I agree. People ask me how I'm doing today...

Pretty damn good, considering...


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Old 09-12-2001, 10:08 PM   #11
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No problem at all Christian! btw are you planning on seeing U2 in Austin?

Sicy-I wonder why mine aren't working None of my chat applications are working it's so strange. My screen name is AchtungBebe2U

Are there any computer capable people who could help? I'm accepting any and all theories...

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Old 09-12-2001, 10:17 PM   #12
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What happens when you open them? They just dont connect? That is the weirdest thing! I'm trying to think of why that would happen. It would suck to have to download them again.

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Old 09-12-2001, 10:26 PM   #13
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Well Sicy, I've already un-installed and re-installed the programs, lol, so yeah that did suck, and didn't work, either! What happens is they say "The AIM service can't be reached" or for mIRC it says "The IRC server cannot establish a connection", MSN says "Signing into the MSN service has failed because the service is not responding" or something like that. hmmmm...

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Old 09-12-2001, 10:37 PM   #14
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I agree, Bebe, definitely a wake-up call.
This morning, I jumped out of bed 2 hours early, I showed up at work at 7, instead of 9, and let's just say I am not known as an "early bird" at all, so everyone was so shocked to see me. But I figured I might as well go in and see how I can help more stranded travelers get home.
I'm really having a hard time with these events, it's hard to even enjoy anything when I know chaos is happening in so many lives right now.
Well, anyways, we all need to realize how precious this life truely is.
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