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Friday June 03, 05

Operating systems

07:30 PM

Two things that made life a lot easier for millions, were both marketed to the masses in 1998: Viagra and Windows 98. Sure there were oysters and Windows 95 before that. But neither transformed society the way that the former two did.

I know that one CANNOT change the past, so why bother thinking about the 'what ifs', right? Well, I can't help but imagine what my life would be like if Viagra and Windows 98 were available in 1990 instead.

First, I would have had a computer in college and would have had access to the net. I would have realized at an early age, that I love computers and all the things made possible by using them. I may have become a programmer or a web developer.

Second, if Viagra were available in 1990, there is a good chance that I would have married my best friend unstead of my lover. Viagra could have transformed my best friend into my lover. It would have leveled the playing field in that area. If that were the case, I would have chosen my adorable, intellectual, funny, and generous best friend -- over the arrogant, selfish, lazy, sneaky snake that I settled for.

My old best friend is now a successful lawyer. And my ex husband is a hair stylist in Tiberias, Israel. Need I say more?! When the little head rules the big head, decisions will never be rational.

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  • "If that were the case, I would have chosen my adorable, intellectual, funny, and generous best friend..."

    Yes, but have you seen your quondam friend lately?

    I met with an old girlfriend - one that I just simply adored back in the day - a few years back and in all honesty, I wish I hadn't. She was my immortality, and I hers so-to-speak. We belonged to eachother then, with our memories forever unblemished by time. Of course, as luck would have it she bumped into a few mutual friends over the years at different night clubs and would always give her number to them to pass on to me. I never did want to call her (for the above mentioned reasons) but eventually I did, and subsequently I regretted it.

    Nothing was the same. See, I loved the woman when she was a girl. Innocent times and all that. It was odd, and she seemed and looked so different, as I'm sure I did in her eyes and heart as well.

    Not saying this is the case with you and your guy, but there's an old cliche that states you should be careful what you wish for because you might end up getting it.

    Hope you are well,
    Sullen -- Friday June 03 2005, @08:32PM (#165214)
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    • This is so true what you say. He called me five years ago. He seemed so together, so happy. I was not well at the time and feeling very bad about my sickly thin appearance. He wanted to meet for lunch. I told him that I was too busy. I lied. I guess I just wanted him to remember the '1990' me. I had aged ten years. Would he still love me now, I thought? What if I disappointed him? He probably still sees me as that young, fiesty, outspoken, wild, and inquisitive young woman.

      I miss him. Or the 'idea' of him, I guess. I did not appreciate our friendship then. I was very arrogant and felt invinsible. Now I feel a little cracked. He is probably married to another attorney. They may even have a nice house in the burbs. Ya know, I will always be grateful for his friendship, because he believed in me. He inspired me to read novels, reminded me that I was intelligent, and mirrored to me that I was pretty special. I'm not sure I made him feel GREAT about himself. I don't know what my impact on his life was. I do hope it was positive.
      realitybites -- Friday June 03 2005, @09:01PM (#165216)
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  • Me thinks someone is a fan of MadTV. heh heh.
    alainsane -- Monday June 06 2005, @03:47AM (#165566)
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  • I'd like to throw in my own quote. A little pulp "scripture" if you will.

    Don't you see, Vince, that shit don't matter. You're judging this thing the wrong way. It's not about what. It could be God stopped the bullets, he changed Coke into Pepsi, he found my fuckin' car keys. You don't judge shit like this based on merit. Whether or not what we experienced was an according-to-Hoyle miracle is insignificant. What is significant is I felt God's touch, God got involved.

    God gets involved in all our lives, if we're willing to see it. Here [] is something I've heard recently that expounds much more articulately than I (or even Quentin) can on these everyday miracles. The basic idea being, if we can learn to recognize the simple, but connected blessings in our present lives, we'll have no reason to feel rueful about our pasts. :)

    alainsane -- Monday June 06 2005, @04:16AM (#165567)
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