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Started: 2004-01-24 23:11:40

Submitted: 2004-01-24 23:15:09

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It's entirely possible that I'm going to go out and buy a Game Cube tomorrow. (It so happens that I managed to get a little extra money by selling one of my worthless old textbooks, allowing me to make the purchase without going into the red.) I suppose I should think a bit more about such a non-trivial purchase. I'd like to be able to play video games in the living room, and not only is the Game Cube the cheapest console on the market at the moment, but I'm already addicted to Pikmin.

Gem strongly suspects she's going to regret this.

Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000