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I almost just blundered again. Called a friend a few minutes ago, and was about to come out with a trademark lousy joke when I noticed her voice was weird. She was at another friend's house, a friend who just learned her 22 year old daughter (cute, nice, did a few parties with her) died in a car accident. The second time this friend loses a child. That added to the other fatal car accident in my sphere this week (my friend on a bicycle), serves as a sad reminder that we must live every moment of our lives as best we can, for it can/will all end up abruptly. Jesus I hate cars.
by Alex in Toulouse on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 09:50:07 AM EST
Well, this may shred my diary's intended lightness, but I just wanted to say that people must live their lives fully, no matter what.
by Alex in Toulouse on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 09:51:20 AM EST
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And now I just blundered by informing some friends by email of this (I wanted to share my current gut emotion that people must live their lives fully, in the light of doubled bad news), and failing to note that for one of my friends on that list, today was the 3rd anniversary of her brother's death in a car accident (my email depressed her). I'm miles away from feeling like laughing, this diary sucks, and I think the world just sucks today and that I will direct my anger at anyone who tells me that they will be taking their car for a walkable distance today.

Fuck cars. I don't want any excuses of distance and what not. Take a fucking bus. Cars are killing us all, killing the trees, killing the Earth. Fuck cars.

Sorry, it just had to come out. I take that back. Ambulances, family trips, handicapped people etc etc I can think of a million decent reasons for people to drive cars. It just had to come out, sorry again.

by Alex in Toulouse on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 10:11:38 AM EST
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Ugh, I just realised that I wrote "heh, you look like you got hit by a car" for the "intentional ironic mismatch" example in my diary, hours before getting the news. It makes it so out of place now, let me change that with an EDIT.
by Alex in Toulouse on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 12:42:23 PM EST
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Fully live your life, that's a good philosophy. Carpe diem, and that kind of stuff.
Anyway, yours is one of the most original diaries I've seen so far on ET. Diversification as a powerful tool to counter General Consensus.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 05:04:04 PM EST
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I don't know if it's original ;)

I was going to write about peak oil but I blundered and this came out instead.

by Alex in Toulouse on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 05:55:22 PM EST
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You could very well have written about peak oil. After all, Jerome posts articles on society topics now... ;-) even if he may have blundered as well, the primary issue being government and business (see the Azar and obesity thread)

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Tue May 16th, 2006 at 07:02:12 PM EST
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