I cant take it any moregreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This place is addictive. I have enjoyed it but it is warping my mind. I must get out while I still have some mainstream ideas left in my head.
Good luck to you all and may God Bless. Diane, when I see your posts, they are filled with serenity, grace, and kindness despite the madness. Big Dog, I think you are aces. Hardliner, you are my kind of guy. Thanks to you all for the info., the jokes, the support, and the B.S.
I have not changed my mind about Y2K, I just need to spend less time on the web and more time living the life that God gave me.
-- Sue (email@example.com), January 28, 1999
Best of luck, Sue.
Do prepare on many levels. That's the important thing.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 28, 1999.
Sue, Here's some balm:
I Once Was Blind but Now I See: The Amazing Grace of Y2K by Margaret Wheatley http://www.berkana.o rg/articles/grace.html
Putting the Pieces Together Again by Barbara Shipka http://www.will owheart.com/writings/pieces.html
-- Critt Jarvis - Wilmington, NC (email@example.com), January 28, 1999.
Since your addicted, you will be back but under an assumed name.
-- ~~ (~~@~~.com), January 28, 1999.
Hmmm, obviously a case of life out of balance
-- Blue Himalayan (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 29, 1999.
Believe me, I know how you feel. That is why many have dropped out (private emails) and why I cut back so often. But I keep coming back. And need to stop it - I have been putting off paying work (outside programming and so on) just to play around here. And I am not the only one.
-- Paul Davis (email@example.com), January 29, 1999.
It's go to work time isn't it - get your boots and panties on and get on the subway - and be quick about it. No slacking :)
Stop messing on this forum!
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 29, 1999.
Diane- Thank you. I have been and will continue to prepare. Not only for Y2K, but for the rest of my life.
Filling my mind with factual knowledge about Y2K has been one form of preparation. Filling my soul/spirit with the knowledge that there are others out there who share my concerns and experiences has been another form of preparation. Thank you all for contributing to these efforts.
Now, I need to prepare physically and spiritually. I also need to spend more time "doing" and less time "chatting".
Blue- Yes, my life is out of balance. My concern about Y2K has lead me to spend too much of my free time thinking, talking and reseaching about it.
Crit- Thank you so much for your post. The articles are wonderful. If you have any more of that nature, please do send them my way. The ideas expressed in them mimic my own. I suggest them as a good read. However long they may be. Diane- I think you would like them. If you havent already read them.
Mr ~~, sorry, I cannot remember your call letters- I expect that I will be back later. Under this name. Addicted--- remember?
Paul got a private e-mail.
Andy- keep up that gatekeeping!
-- Sue (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 29, 1999.
I'm following your lead.
It's time for me to go back to the attentions of a paying job and family preparations.
-- Critt Jarvis - Wilmington, NC (email@example.com), February 01, 1999.
I got your message. Best of luck and may God Bless. The important thing is to do what is best for you and your family.
-- Sue (Conibear@gateway.net), February 01, 1999.
You posted two days ago that you were leaving. How come you are still posting??? What a dingbat!!
-- laughing (getREAL@dingbat.com), February 01, 1999.
Actually, it was more like 4 days ago.... Even bigger dingbat!
-- @ (@@@.com), February 01, 1999.
Ten cuidado a vaya con Dios.
-- Hardliner (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 01, 1999.
@ and Laughing--I couldn't quit cigarettes cold turkey, so why should Sue be able to quit this forum cold turkey? Could someone come up with a 10-step program? How about a patch--if we shred hardcopy from extreme polyanna and doombrooder postings and make them into individual poultices, to be applied every 12 hours, do ya think that would work? Or maybe crushed fruitcake would do the trick. . . Come back and see us, Sue. I'll be off myself as soon as we sell the house and get cracking on finding a suitable new place. (Oh stop that--who said, "Thank God, you pompous old git"? Andy, was that you?)
-- Old Git (email@example.com), February 01, 1999.
The only thing that could get me away from these forums is death. :) I've tried it. It isn't possible.
-- Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 01, 1999.
It's possible. I went through this when prodigy was first a hit. Got really brave, called them up and cancelled, never to sign up again. Couldn't do it any other way. Then the net came to life! woes is me...but I stayed off for 4 years! So, am I on the wagon or off the wagon??? :>
-- Moore Dinty moore (email@example.com), February 01, 1999.
Hey Sue...I'm quite new to this...second time really... I can certainly see the addictiveness of this..but as well...i can see the growth that can occur....course, it depends on the association we recieve...hate the cynics reply though...no need for that...Y2K will become a reality in less than a year..and the knowledge of the ramifications will get clearer in the months ahead. absolutely. no need for worry or panic With gurus and computer geeks to the left and right, and the obvious stupidity of the whole thing...its safe to say we're in for a ride...and i wouldn't want it any other way....for me, its a childhood thing...
-- Rick Shade (Rickoshade@aol.com), February 03, 1999.