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Monday, July 6, 2009

919. sayings i don't much like

when someone tells me i should live as if i were going to die tomorrow, i can't help but wonder if they'd been struck down by a wayward golf ball recently.
i mean i hate to break it to you, but if i know i'm dying tomorrow, i'm not having a good day today.
i might be a tad on edge.
perhaps a bit cantankerous.
maybe even argumentative.
i'm sure i wouldn't have much of an appetite.
and if you think sex is in the picture, well you'd have another thing coming to ya bub.

you don't see inmates on death row carrying on like richard simmons at a fat farm.
i watch "lockdown".
i know.
they're a pretty miserable lot.
and i figure it's because they're living today knowing full well they're gonna die tomorrow.

in my book that is not exactly how i'd like to feel.
call me odd.
maybe you get bubbly at the thought.
but if it's all the same to you, i'd prefer to live today as if i knew i was going to be around tomorrow (and the next day too).

and since i'm on the subject, why do people insist on saying something is good enough "to die for".
"i had a macaroni and cheese the other day to die for."
if that's true, well then, let me be the first to say, you are an idiot.
the only thing worthwhile for you to die for is anything that might on the off chance keep me alive.
a hostage situation immediately comes to mind as a good example.

you see, i'm a big believer in the living for.
i'm not a fan of the dying for.
"i had a thin crust pizza the other day to live for."
now that makes sense.

just call me your every day nietzscheian narcissistic nihilist.
been called a lot worse.


lightly said...

we all have days when our karma kicks our dogma, bob is having one of those days. think happy thoughts bob.
somethings we live for
somethings we will die for
somethings we will kill for
but be smart with what something you pick
because somethings always come back and bite you on the ass.

itsmecissy said...

"we all have days when our karma kicks our dogma..."


JennyWren said...

How about if I die tomorrow I'll leave my favorite ecectic writer AKA Robby by some I guess :D ) a sum of money to write a book on catchy new cliches.

Now that would be something to live for...bet that would be good. Ok better scratch that first part then, I think I'll just stick around to see if you write about that.