Thursday, January 3, 2008

You only live once

I'm getting back on my diet again because I would like to finally meet my abs. I've been good friends with my gut for a while, but I think its time to make a new friend.

I'm not very good at the whole eating right thing though. Last night I found a big juicy burger staring me in the face. I was trying to decide what to do about it when the popular phrase "you only live once" came to mind. I immediately began to eat the burger. After a moment, however, I paused to consider the implications of that phrase.

Typically, you say it just before doing something crazy, but that really doesn't make much sense. It would be more sensible to use the phrase to dissuade someone from doing something stupid.

"Hey, don't do that! You only live once, you idiot!"

Maybe if we lived more than once, we could use a similar phrase to inspire courage. I bet when cats are about to do something insane, they say to each other, "Do it you pansy, you live nine times."
-Daniel Wilson
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deanna said...

Dang. I finally thought I was getting better at doing stupid things. Now I'll have to rethink that approach.

Thrasher said...

"You only live once"