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By gzt (Wed May 26, 2010 at 04:42:39 PM EST) gzt, k5, food, stretch marks, religion (all tags)
I wanted to get the three entrees and one side (mixed vegetables), but when I got to asking for the second side, I saw they only had one of the 2-entree plates for me. I was too lazy to complain and instead got only two entrees. Whatever. I'll  eat more later today.


I have stretch marks by my shoulders. Oddly, more on the left than the right. It's the price we pay when we get strong quickly.

I have a crick in my neck on the left side. Annoying. I got it while squatting 390# for three sets of five. The last one was tough and I lifted my head up instead of continuing to look  slightly down. Moving your cervical spine while you have a 390# bar resting on it is not a recipe for success. I hope it goes away in a couple days. I will, I hope, squat 405# for three sets of five soon. I'm eating big for the next week to make sure it happens.

Here is a great quote:

I have seen so many “committed” Catholics do, say, and believe so many bizarre and disturbing things that I have come to the conclusion that it is almost better for your soul to not take your religion very seriously. Or, to put it more bluntly, if religion is becoming a way for you to be a better asshole, it is best if you just dump it altogether. God doesn’t need to help people be worse jerks than they already are.

The philosophical morale of the story is to put more faith in the things of God than in the skill and understanding of man. Going to Mass once in a while is better than going to Mass under the pretext of being the “last good Christians on earth”, or of social conservative engineering. Openly expressing doubts about this doctrine or the other is better than living in a Potemkin fortress village the walls of which anyone can see through. A soccer player making the Sign of the Cross before coming on the field is far better than the social critics who think that a Puritan God showers His decent bourgeois elect with earthly blessings.

I think even avid secularists will agree with much of the content of that quote. Friggin' decent bourgeois elect.

I'm mildly productive at work. Annoyed: boss was in town, and, as usual, meets with all of the other staff besides me. It was only recently that she began meeting with $OTHER_COWORKER regularly, and then only the minimum necessary (if that) to do this one project they work on.

Another diaryWhat percentage of people on this site are NOT K5 diaspora? I pretty much completely quit K5 in 2006.

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2006 ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed May 26, 2010 at 04:59:04 PM EST
straggler.

In other matters, "The philosophical morale of the story is to put more faith in the things of God than in the skill and understanding of man." Uh, what ? A common critique of the Capital-C Catholic church from Luther and on was sola scriptura. Something I believe Catholics and orthodox can still be accused of today - putting tradition and pope/leaders in the same level of authority as the word of God.

Wasn't doing much in 05 by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed May 26, 2010 at 05:12:55 PM EST
Looking back at my comments, I popped in in December and was commenting about how I hadn't been there in a while, but the site needed to die off. But I posted a little and posted a couple times in 06. Holy crap, I was supposed to be writing for StreetProphets then. What a crock of shit that was.

Anyway, as a Protestant, you think you're right to raise that objection, but as an Orthodox, I know your objection is wrong.

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Another thing about Panda Express... by chuckles (4.00 / 2) #2 Wed May 26, 2010 at 05:01:34 PM EST
they don't actually serve panda meat! The FTC (or somebody) needs to put their foot down.

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
I get displeased with people or groups that by garlic (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed May 26, 2010 at 05:02:20 PM EST
say all you need to believe is john 3:16, and then get all caught up in fighting about what everything else in the bible means how you should live. don't say the first thing if you believe the second.


Not k5 diaspora by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed May 26, 2010 at 05:13:41 PM EST
I started posting here in 2004, but I was never a part of k5. I came here because of ana, who was in the process of abandoning k5 when we met in 2003. I do have a k5 account, but I've never actually posted anything, I think. Maybe a comment or two?
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The amount of suck that you can put up with can be mind-boggling, but it only really hits you when it then ceases to suck. -- Kellnerin
Redundant title is so fucking redundant by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed May 26, 2010 at 05:18:53 PM EST
that I cannot fucking believe you wrote it.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

true by gzt (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed May 26, 2010 at 06:15:13 PM EST
But, you know, it's better than Qdoba. It's not great Chinese food, but you get something reasonable for what you pay.

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No. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed May 26, 2010 at 07:35:44 PM EST
That's a lie and you know it. Que?doba sucks too.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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I think you're missing his point by lm (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed May 26, 2010 at 11:27:52 PM EST
The metric in question is calories per dollar.

I don't think the quality of the food enters into the picture.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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50# bag o' jasmine, if that's the point. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu May 27, 2010 at 02:12:07 AM EST
and a really sharp knife for seppuku after week 3.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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I do like quality food by gzt (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu May 27, 2010 at 07:10:29 AM EST
But I'm in a desert. Comparing to Qdoba was a low low bar. It's really more about getting meat + vegetable at a decent price.

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I had to check by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed May 26, 2010 at 09:53:14 PM EST
I was a refugee from K5. I thought in 2005, but no, in 2003.  At least, that's the date of my earliest diary.

I quit K5 in early 2004. 


Gedvondur

"Adrenaline dumbs pain" - xth
my first diary here was 2003 by gzt (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu May 27, 2010 at 07:13:09 AM EST
my first k5 diary was 2002, pretty much right after adequacy folded.

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And yet, every once in a while by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu May 27, 2010 at 08:35:48 AM EST
The old K5 returns for a brief moment.

But it's been 6 months since I posted anything there.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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