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Tuesday, July 11

Thought for today...

"One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind." --- Malayan proverb

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful people online who have helped me to continue to exist, to continue my odyssey of De Toofus Re Doofus, and to otherwise, against all odds, to have some small spark of faith in humans, if not humanity in general.

No particular reason, just expressing gratitude because I really liked this proverb and because it's true. Of course, every other time in my life that I've stopped to express gratitude and/or happiness, some horrid implosion/punishment/plague/clusterfuck has immediately followed, as if the Fates are really out to get me, or as if the Universe's balance is thrown off-kilter by me saying something "nice." So if a last lingering piece of SkyLab should finally fall to earth and smush me like a bug, we'll know why. And let's also hope that the "gratitude curse" (wherein anyone about whom I write nice things immediately turns on me like a rabid pitbull on crack with PMS, or just flat-out DIES) can be broken, once and for all.

Nonetheless, if I can do this without embarrassing those who have given me so much and embarrassing myself even further, here are some people who have gone above & beyond for me in recent years, and I just want them to know how much I do, indeed, appreciate them.

Archie, Vicki, Liz, Cathy, Cat, Al, John, K.C., S.Z., Mags, Dave, Rose, Rev. Dave, Philer, Sheila, Marilyn, Janet & Other Janet, Marilyn, Ted, Michael, Tim, Ginny, Catherine, Donna, Neal, Bob and even that pissy little Crew in Long Beach: I would never have survived the past 3+ years without y'all. No, I didn't hit the Powerball and I'm not going to croak anytime in the next year, as far as I know, but sometimes I get these urges to thank people.

Please try not to faint.

And yes, I'm sure that I've forgotten somebody, somewhere, so whoever you are, consider yourself thanked, too.

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