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'If only I could accept that I can't accept being someone who finds it hard to accept acceptance from those who accept me for the person that I can't accept I really am.'
The News Cycle
"Corporate Diversity would like you to get a sex change."
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"He's a porcupine, and he's prickly. I accept that."
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"If we hurry, you might still make this Sunday's 'Times' obits."
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"Nothing happens next. This is it."
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He Didn't Know How To Appreciate Nature
The Last Days of a Hydrangea
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'...I can accept that bad things sometimes happen to good people. What drives me nuts is how all the good things always seem to happen to people I can't stand!'
"Sometimes I wonder if we haven't carried ecumenism a bit too far."
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"In accepting this hemlock, I should like to thank the entire team for its dedication in making 'the Socratic method' a byword. And, of course, my devoted wife, Xanthippe."
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"Well, thank you, I'd love to. Are the Himalayas far?"
The Five Stages of Finding Out Your Fave Is Trash
"I welcome the discussion."
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"Let's give those new bulbs a try."
'Our five-course dinners start with denial, followed by anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance.'
"Just once I'd like to be accepted for who I'm not."
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"Philip has a marvellous tax man. He's just the weeniest bit crooked."
Tags:husband, husbands, gossip, gossips, gossiping, rich, the rich, aristocracy, aristocrats, tax, taxes, tax man, taxman, crook, crooked, fraud, fraudulent, deception, criminal, unlawful, teeny, teeniest, small, smallest, unworried, accept, accepting, acceptance, unconcerned, untroubled, uninvolved, whisper, whispers
"This is the beak I was born with and it's the beak I'll die with."
'I guess it's just one of those days.'
The six stages of hard drive death and dying.
The three stooges of grief.
"Hello, I'm the bluebird of quiet resignation."
Tags:mortality, existential crisis, figure skating, figure skater, figure skaters, ambition, ambitions, hopes and dreams, regret, regrets, triple axel, triple axels, skating, ice skating, ice-skating, ice skater, ice skaters, axel jump, axel jumps, acceptance, axel paulsen, mid life crisis, mid-life crisis, middle age, middle aged, give up, giving up