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Upbeat
04-19-2008, 08:20 PM
As in any disaster, it is essential to implement a personally designed program suited to your unique needs & inclinations.
Disaster, best described as run-away blood pressure, in this case - seemed imminent this morning as I listened to news & browsed political threads.
Quick ! Begin PEP immediately!!!
1. OFF with anything political.
2. ON with the music.
3. DO something semi-violent to relieve frustration!
4. AH - COOK - from-scratch Chili
5. RAID Fridge
6. CHOP onions, celery, green peppers.
7. BROWN meat
8. MASH garlic
9. CLIP herbs
10.SMASH tomatoes
11. SIMMER

William Haskins
04-19-2008, 08:29 PM
using weird fonts always helps.

benbradley
04-19-2008, 08:45 PM
When I hear/read points of view that not only am I opposed to, but that are downright strange or weird, AND have a reasonable chance of being passed/elected into office, I go straight to 11 (all meanings intended).

donroc
04-19-2008, 08:48 PM
Soothing music and good wine during afternoon and early evening -- Cardinal Mendoza or Kelt VSOP at night.

Brutal Mustang
04-19-2008, 09:20 PM
Riding my horse 5 miles out without a cell phone helps! LOL!

whistlelock
04-19-2008, 10:11 PM
I write.

DWSTXS
04-19-2008, 10:21 PM
As in any disaster, it is essential to implement a personally designed program suited to your unique needs & inclinations.
Disaster, best described as run-away blood pressure, in this case - seemed imminent this morning as I listened to news & browsed political threads.
Quick ! Begin PEP immediately!!!
1. OFF with anything political.
2. ON with the music.
3. DO something semi-violent to relieve frustration!
4. AH - COOK - from-scratch Chili
5. RAID Fridge
6. CHOP onions, celery, green peppers.
7. BROWN meat
8. MASH garlic
9. CLIP herbs
10.SMASH tomatoes
11. SIMMER


shouldn't #9 be 'smoke' herbs?

SHBueche
04-19-2008, 10:25 PM
What if I just slip into a nearby bomb shelter?

SHBueche
04-19-2008, 10:26 PM
Or perhaps take a Xanax :)

robeiae
04-20-2008, 01:43 AM
I go to Office Party and look for goofy threads.

chartreuse
04-20-2008, 02:06 AM
I reach for my copy of The Stand or Alas, Babylon or Earth Abides.

Later, I spend some time fantasizing how much easier life would be if most humans (not me, of course) ceased to exist.

Upbeat
04-20-2008, 02:45 AM
donroc - re/ 'soothing music and good wine' -
...dual-purpse PEP.
...works for me, too - especially when making Chili!

billythrilly7th
04-20-2008, 02:56 AM
I never get rattled, flustered or have high blood pressure.

I do none of the above.

I am a rock.

I am a tenacious, unstoppable posting machine.

I just wish I had more hands and more computers. That is my only regret.

Thank you.

Upbeat
04-20-2008, 03:54 AM
Brutal Mustang - re/ 5 mile horseback ride w/o cell phone -
With or without cell phone should do it.

Upbeat
04-20-2008, 03:57 AM
robeiae - re/goofy threads...
...ideal PEP - total distraction!

MichaelDeVere
04-20-2008, 04:12 AM
Ours sort of started when we put the television in the barn.

The interweb is still a problem, but I just go play Thoreau and take a walk in my woods. We found a bunch of black morels today. They're soaking right now and I intend to cook them for dinner tomorrow in a nice risotto.

InfinityGoddess
04-20-2008, 04:14 AM
Heh. I read manga and make comic strips. And that's when I'm not thinking of politics or school.

Joe270
04-20-2008, 05:13 AM
I go to Office Party and look for goofy threads.

Me, too.

But I'm a lemming or four (I haven't figured that part out yet), so that's sorta expected behavior.

Brutal Mustang
04-20-2008, 05:20 AM
Brutal Mustang - re/ 5 mile horseback ride w/o cell phone -
With or without cell phone should do it.

Hee hee. True. I just don't like to be bothered by anyone when I'm riding. I know it sounds silly to be out on a horse without a phone. Sometimes I just want to be truly alone.

Upbeat
04-20-2008, 12:06 PM
billythrilly7th - It's 3:34 a.m. here & I see you're up and around with your posting machine running.

Upbeat
04-20-2008, 12:38 PM
Hee hee. True. I just don't like to be bothered by anyone when I'm riding. I know it sounds silly to be out on a horse without a phone. Sometimes I just want to be truly alone.

Horseback riding WITH a cell phone sounds really silly to me.
There was no such thing when my mother rode horseback to her teaching job at a one-room country school.

Upbeat
04-20-2008, 09:09 PM
shouldn't #9 be 'smoke' herbs?

Sorry - NO ! - Burning herbs ruin Chili.

WarrenP
04-21-2008, 08:44 PM
I prepare my evil overthrow of the government, so I can run the country the way I think it should be run.

talkwrite
04-22-2008, 02:47 AM
I believe in balance.
I balance measured amounts of current events and fortitude.
A jigger of tequila for every half hour of campaign news.
Two Rum runners minimum per debate.
Three chilled Mint Juleps for news of the primary of any Southern State.

Upbeat
04-22-2008, 02:56 AM
talkwrite - Are you a Libra? They love balance!

Upbeat
04-22-2008, 03:04 AM
I reach for my copy of The Stand or Alas, Babylon or Earth Abides.

Later, I spend some time fantasizing how much easier life would be if most humans (not me, of course) ceased to exist.

Consider this: If most humans cease to exist, so will blogging!

Upbeat
04-22-2008, 03:09 AM
What if I just slip into a nearby bomb shelter?

One problem with that. Politicians would stage bomb shelter campaign events!