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Candy
2006-Jan-05, 11:11 AM
that perfect 5 pounds of fluff purring on your shoulder while trying to visit the BAUT.

DukePaul
2006-Jan-05, 11:20 AM
That 90 lbs of fur wrapped around your feet snoring while you type messages.

Candy
2006-Jan-05, 11:23 AM
the constant bumping of the fluffy head on your leg.

Nicolas
2006-Jan-05, 11:40 AM
that blinking msn button in the start bar flashing regularly :think:

Candy
2006-Jan-05, 11:43 AM
a private message. :shifty:

:D

The_Radiation_Specialist
2006-Jan-05, 11:58 AM
a random combination of the four letters O, E, L and V.

Candy
2006-Jan-05, 11:59 AM
a photo of ToSeek and Cross Country. Gawd, the wait is killing me.

banquo's_bumble_puppy
2006-Jan-05, 12:06 PM
love is a bitey little cockatiel called Chico...he da man...

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-05, 03:22 PM
Better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.

Doodler
2006-Jan-05, 03:27 PM
Better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.

Try it sometime.

Love is a swollen jaw after you leave bald spots in the beard of your mother's boyfriend after he goes off the deep end on your little brother. (I was going for the throat, but had to settle on cheeks. He was a quick SOB)

Nicolas
2006-Jan-05, 03:40 PM
While some involved might claim otherwise, I don't think that has anything to do with love...

Swift
2006-Jan-05, 04:20 PM
A losing score in tennis.

Monique
2006-Jan-05, 09:02 PM
Some one hold you close when you be sad. :)

sidmel
2006-Jan-05, 09:05 PM
A stuffed buffalo, a nine iron and a tray of ice. (Name the movie!)

Nicolas
2006-Jan-05, 09:07 PM
Some one hold you close when you be sad. :)

Someone holding you close without screaming "THE MONEY!!!"

DukePaul
2006-Jan-05, 10:32 PM
Someone that brings out the better in you without trying to take credit for it.

SolusLupus
2006-Jan-05, 11:05 PM
The emotion that would make a man (or woman) go through hell willingly.

Nicolas
2006-Jan-05, 11:13 PM
Some say, the emotion that will make a man (or woman) go through hell willingly. ;)


Love is...your backup in life

Moose
2006-Jan-05, 11:25 PM
There are several emotions that can cause you to batter down the gates of Hell and stride in like you own the place. Rage. Hubris. Desperation.

Love, however, is the only emotion that can provide the strength and determination that will bring you back out again with your Loved One metaphorically slung over your shoulder.

HenrikOlsen
2006-Jan-05, 11:34 PM
at least until you look back.

Moose
2006-Jan-05, 11:38 PM
And that's why you never look back until the job is done*. (I need a flexing icon. Candy, you have one closeby?)

[Edit: * This is something I learned the hard way.]

SolusLupus
2006-Jan-06, 12:02 AM
There are several emotions that can cause you to batter down the gates of Hell and stride in like you own the place. Rage. Hubris. Desperation.

Love, however, is the only emotion that can provide the strength and determination that will bring you back out again with your Loved One metaphorically slung over your shoulder.

Love doesn't just have to do with a person that you want to have babies with. You could have love for family, or love for country. Being willing to die for your country is just as loving as wanting to return home to your wife or your children, or even just to take care of your mother who really needs it.

Krevel
2006-Jan-06, 12:16 AM
I usually get ten dollars for that. - Deuce Bigalow

trinitree88
2006-Jan-06, 12:37 AM
Love is driving Friday night , every weekend,in your GTO from Fort Lauderdale, Fl., to Lewiston, ME to see your girlfriend, and then back to Fl for Monday morning work from Sept. till Christmas (best friend...and man was he in love...and she was worth the effort)...but it didn't last.:sad:

Nicolas
2006-Jan-06, 12:44 AM
In that case:

Love is driving friday night, every weekend, using public transport, from Delft (Netherlands) to Antwerp (Belgium) to see your girlfriend, and then back to Delft for monday moring colleges for almost 5 years (still a bit more than one year to go :)). And she is worth the effort :).

hippietrekx
2006-Jan-06, 01:39 AM
Ducky's fluffy hair! :D (See the bottom of my signature...) Today he gave me some homemade chocolate bars. Yay!

--hipster

Halcyon Dayz
2006-Jan-06, 02:03 AM
Complicated. :boohoo:

(I don't know whether to feel sorry for Ducky or to envy him.:D)

Nicolas
2006-Jan-06, 02:10 AM
Makes me think about an excellent sketch by Kommil Foo.
I'll try to translate it.

"When I came home yesterday, I noticed that my wife as well as half my posessions were gone.

Me being a man of the world, immediately knew what had happened. I have to admit that I was rather sceptic about it at first though...

Aliens.

Obviously my wife and half my posessions had been kidnapped by aliens.[snip]"

:D

Enzp
2006-Jan-06, 06:34 AM
Love is Matt Russell, our cat, who always greets me at the door and watches me from the kitchen window as I drive away. My pal. Also, my wife, who bought me dinner tonight.

Love is someone getting my jokes and hanging around anyway. Love is a Cow Parade piece for Xmas instead of socks. Love is a constant motivation for you could but you won't.

01101001
2006-Jan-06, 07:20 AM
Notice how cleverly she words her topic title, so that the thread list shows:


Love is...
Candy

What are we supposed to do with subliminal bombardment like that?

sarongsong
2006-Jan-06, 07:38 AM
Reach for the (devil's) dictionary (http://www.schulers.com/books/comedy/The_Devils_Dictionary/The_Devils_Dictionary25.htm):
"...n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder...sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient."

Candy
2006-Jan-06, 07:53 AM
Notice how cleverly she words her topic title, so that the thread list shows:


Love is...
Candy

What are we supposed to do with subliminal bombardment like that?
I'm clever that way. :D

Maksutov
2006-Jan-06, 09:40 AM
Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.

Nicolas
2006-Jan-06, 09:42 AM
I'm clever that way. :D

And if this topic has the most recent post, you get in the board overview:
Love is...[the last one who replied here] :)

Enzp
2006-Jan-06, 09:58 AM
Obviously resort to mutually assured subliminal destruction.

mahesh
2006-Jan-06, 10:16 AM
I'm clever that way. :D

:whistle: attagirl Candy!

Jorge
2006-Jan-06, 10:41 AM
Live is... your heart that skips a beat when that someone walks by

or something along those lines

SolusLupus
2006-Jan-06, 10:49 AM
Love is the headache during the day, and the nookie at night.

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-06, 02:32 PM
Try it sometime.

Love is a swollen jaw after you leave bald spots in the beard of your mother's boyfriend after he goes off the deep end on your little brother. (I was going for the throat, but had to settle on cheeks. He was a quick SOB)

Been there and done that. It's a tough situation, but it is born of a toxic relationship - not love.

HenrikOlsen
2006-Jan-06, 02:58 PM
As I read it, the love was for the brother.

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-06, 03:15 PM
As I read it, the love was for the brother.

I don't think so, but it might have just been a different way of saying it.

My interpretation of the "Try it sometime" statement was that it was a refutation of my original post; leading me to believe the person disagrees and would postulate that it is better to have never loved than to have loved and lost.

To expound on my original post, just look at the level of social functioning, specifically the relationships, of those who erect barricades to reduce their vulnerability. Sure, they are less likely to get hurt, but they are also robbed of the joy of healthy and open relationships.

I suppose a person could say it's just a trade-off, less joy and less pain, and everyone makes choices that balance the 2 at a point that is comfortable for them. I would only point to what I percieve as a direct correlation between the general long-term overall happiness (or lack of it) and the level of openness (or closed-ness) a person displays to the world.

I don't think I have met any happy and fulfilled social recluses.

Dave Mitsky
2006-Jan-06, 03:30 PM
...a tagline from a movie starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal?

Dave Mitsky

Maksutov
2006-Jan-06, 03:42 PM
...a tagline from a movie starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal?

Dave MitskyNever were there any persons having a more pathetic need to say such things as "you're sorry", than the characters in that movie. And the producer and director. The screenwriter should have been summarily shot.

:doh:


Ah, the girl with one eyebrow. Good one, Dave!

Moose
2006-Jan-06, 04:10 PM
My interpretation of the "Try it sometime" statement was that it was a refutation of my original post; leading me to believe the person disagrees and would postulate that it is better to have never loved than to have loved and lost.

Watch Men in Black sometime. You'll get the reference.

The comment was more to the general insensitivity of the platitude "Better to have loved and lost", which almost inevitably comes from those who haven't truly done either.

Agent K was right. Those who know what it is to have had the real thing and lost it by their own choices know it's a toss-up.

Sigma_Orionis
2006-Jan-06, 04:10 PM
From This (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/A308576) Site:


.......So, love - wonderful, glorious, amazing and powerful - is truly the bane of human existence in its most infuriating way of causing inspiration within the human mind and soul.

Doodler
2006-Jan-06, 07:34 PM
Ack, I see where I screwed up. Should have separated that first sentence from the rest more clearly.

The first line was intended as a play on Men In Black II in response to the previous thread, it wasn't intended to be in any way a part of the rest, which HenrickOlsen tagged correctly.

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-06, 08:55 PM
Ack, I see where I screwed up. Should have separated that first sentence from the rest more clearly.

The first line was intended as a play on Men In Black II in response to the previous thread, it wasn't intended to be in any way a part of the rest, which HenrickOlsen tagged correctly.

Got it. I really dig that movie, one of my all-time favorites; but did not pick up on the line when you used it.

But I don't think it is a platitude. Wouldn't most humans agree that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved? Hasn't everybody loved and lost? Yeah, it's vague, but to some degree haven't we all lost something or someone we loved? Do the majority of people think the experience not worth having had?

Apologies for the twisted grammar.

Doodler
2006-Jan-06, 09:04 PM
Got it. I really dig that movie, one of my all-time favorites; but did not pick up on the line when you used it.

But I don't think it is a platitude. Wouldn't most humans agree that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved? Hasn't everybody loved and lost? Yeah, it's vague, but to some degree haven't we all lost something or someone we loved? Do the majority of people think the experience not worth having had?

Apologies for the twisted grammar.

Honestly, I was being facetious, having "tried it" twice myself. There's always regrets when it ends up tanking at the end, but overall you do only lose not trying in the first place. There are never any guarantees going in that the one you find at that time's gonna be the one to go the distance.

But then its all circumstantial anyway. That's the danger of platitudes, they're like stereotypes, generally accurate in the same way 3.14 is generally accepted as pi. There's always more to it when you look closer.

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-06, 11:30 PM
Devil is in the details. Doh! Did it again.

@ @
*
\__/

Candy
2006-Jan-06, 11:32 PM
LOVE backwards is EVOL. :shifty:

Candy
2006-Jan-07, 12:41 AM
And that's why you never look back until the job is done*. (I need a flexing icon. Candy, you have one closeby?)
http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/boese/e025.gif

Moose
2006-Jan-07, 01:05 AM
Ah perfect. Thanks Candy.

:boohoo: :whistle: :boohoo: :dance: :clap: :clap:

^^^
Ceilidh (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/ceilidh) in your honor.

hippietrekx
2006-Jan-07, 04:37 AM
(I don't know whether to feel sorry for Ducky or to envy him.:D)

Maybe a little of both. :eh: I mean, he did get a lightsaber for Christmas from me in lime green (his favorite), which made him look at me in shock and yell, "Marry me!" in the middle of lunch. (An awkward silence followed that. Not just for our table, for the whole lunch room of 150 teens, which is really hard to silence.) However, I also have about 20 pictures of him on my hard drive that he put on the internet and I found. I printed some off, showed them to him, and he had a really scared look on his face.:lol:

--hippie, the scary one

suntrack2
2006-Jan-07, 10:19 AM
and evol =essential volume, electronic volume, extra variety of life, eager, void, outstanding, loyal. or what ?

Candy
2006-Jan-07, 12:55 PM
and evol =essential volume, electronic volume, extra variety of life, eager, void, outstanding, loyal. or what ?
I see Sunil is picking up on the anagram craze. :razz:

teri tait
2006-Jan-07, 01:15 PM
Love is...best described by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra, for the children that never heard the group)
Verbatum:

"...love is like oxygen, you get too much, you get too high. Not enough and you're gonna die..."

vettemama65
2006-Jan-12, 11:59 PM
My interpretation of the "Try it sometime" statement was that it was a refutation of my original post; leading me to believe the person disagrees and would postulate that it is better to have never loved than to have loved and lost.

Wasn't it Tommy Lee Jones' response in Men In Black to Will Smith?

vettemama65
2006-Jan-13, 12:12 AM
Love is...
someone making you chicken soup when you're sick.

Sigma_Orionis
2006-Jan-13, 12:23 AM
Love is...best described by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra, for the children that never heard the group)
Verbatum:

"...love is like oxygen, you get too much, you get too high. Not enough and you're gonna die..."


Heh Heh Heh, that reminds me of an old Russian Sci-Fi satiyrical short story I once read that had a footnote that went something like this:

Oxygen: Gas invented by chemists, they claim you can't live without it which is obviously false, the only thing essential to life is money

I can't remember how the story was called, just the footnote :D

Candy
2006-Jan-19, 07:13 PM
Ah perfect. Thanks Candy.

:boohoo: :whistle: :boohoo: :dance: :clap: :clap:

^^^
Ceilidh (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/ceilidh) in your honor.
Oh, I found a better one. http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/sportlich/p015.gif

Love is cooking dinner for someone special. Now, who wants to cook me dinner? :D

Gruesome
2006-Jan-19, 07:28 PM
...Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.

Jorge
2006-Jan-19, 09:42 PM
Love is... calling a the person when she is not in school and no-one know why.

I did that today... she has the flue :(

randb
2006-Jan-20, 01:35 PM
...Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.
True!!!! :D

randb
2006-Jan-20, 01:36 PM
I heard this one....a couple of years ago...

Love is for losers who are too scared to be alone.

Moose
2006-Jan-20, 01:49 PM
Love is for losers who are too scared to be alone.

Lust, perhaps.

Love, when properly applied, invokes the (English) concept of gestalt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt), where the whole is far greater than the mere sum of the parts.

Nicolas
2006-Jan-20, 01:51 PM
I heard this one....a couple of years ago...

Love is for losers who are too scared to be alone.

Thanks for explaining that. Silly me thought the both of us were just happier together.

sarongsong
2006-Jan-20, 02:16 PM
"...the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me..." Leaves of Grass