Scars and Chuck Palahniuk

Yesterday Dave used a quote about how good a fight can be. He attributed it to Eric Berne. Maybe. I could not find it. For that matter, the repositories I checked on didn’t quote Berne on fights at all. But it sure is a familiar saying. But I could not find it anywhere. Perhaps because people are shy about quoting fuck. Hopefully one of you (Kent?) can find it so I can attribute it properly.

I did find some great saying while looking for the quote. My favorites of the day are from Chuck Palahniuk, the guy who wrote Fight Club.

“This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” That is a great reminder about your life and what you spend time doing, or not doing, minute by minute. I have certainly squandered too many minutes. How many of you have avowed FaceBook? I had given it up (? given it up?) I had quit after an enforced time without it. It took months for me to need to be in touch with cousins, long lost friends, and all the other people you don’t seem to be able to find elsewhere. If you have spent time on FB, you know what I mean. If you have not, keep it up.

My more interest was his statement, “I don’t want to die without any scars.” Do you have any? I do not share with Chuck the need to get scars before dying. I have 18 or 20 scars. It is neck and neck between medical and just plain fun. Right now the medical count is slightly ahead. My wife insisted that I don’t need to add to the collection. The years from 1977 through 2003 or 2004 were pretty intact with no scars added to the collection then. I would make a terrible criminal. Too many scars to identify me. Don’t get me started on tattoos. I collected a bunch from medical people who felt they had to map out everything they had planned.

Yes, I have plenty of identifying marks. Plenty enough.

—- MichaelRpdx :: h3k

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