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Alex's Priorities Are Probably Wrong

I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine on Thursday, and he pointed out a few apparent flaws in my reasoning.

First, you should know that I've been sleeping on an army cot for years now, instead of a real bed. I don't say this to complain, just as a statement. Second, I purchased a queen-sized mattress for a Bucking Sailboat stunt the other week. I thought it would be nice to have a modicum of protection when falling from great heights, and also thought it would be nice to have something other than my couch to offer guests.

My friend, concerned I may have hit my head in a recent fall, asked if I had started sleeping on the mattress now that I had it.

"No," I informed him, "the mattress is propped up against the dining room wall. I'm still sleeping on my cot."

Confused, he inquired as to the reason for this.

"Well," I pondered, "I suppose that's because it's been very hot lately, and the mattress won't fit in the room with the window air conditioner."

Like a hunter after his prey, my friend chased my line of reasoning. "Why don't you just move the air conditioner, Alex?"

Cornered, I had to confess, "The air conditioner really isn't for me. It's to keep my computer cool."

My friend nodded gravely. "So you bought a brand new mattress just for a stunt? And you run an air conditioner chiefly for your computer?"

"Yes, that's it," I confirmed. "Really, when you get right down to it, my comfort never comes first."

"Alex," my friend began gently, "that's stupid."

Perhaps my reasoning is flawed… But it makes so much sense to me! What do you think?

ttyl

--Alex

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“Objects in mirror seem closer than they appear.”

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

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Well, it's your life: live it. If that means sleeping on an army cot with minimal access to an air conditioning unit because the mattress is in the dining room and the AC is pointed at the computer, then by golly go for it!!!

Or your priorities are skewed.

Take your pick. :)

SCI-EENNNNCE!!!! @_@ - Dr. Insano

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*lol*

I have trouble imagining a configuration in the room that would cause a cot to fit comfortably along with a discreet window A/C, but not a mattress - even uncomfortably... :-?

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy (Contradictionary - Party)

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lol

Actually, that's pretty much how I imagine living before I get married... :-P

And somehow, I'm not really all that surprised that your computer's comfort takes priority over your own... it's really a sacrificial thing... I imagine most people wouldn't understand. ;-)

Lo, blessed are our ears for they have heard;

Yea, blessed are our eyes for they have seen:

Let the thunder break on man and beast and bird

And the lightning. It is something to have been.

WRONG?!?! I think NOT! =D

If you prefer the cot to the mattress, why not? I used to beg to sleep on the floor in the living room cuz I thought it would be fun... :P

I don't know your living quarters but they sound small and whatever fits and is comfortable, go with it! =D

Malex said:

My friend, concerned I may have hit my head in a recent fall,...

Oh dear...I hope you weren't hurt...? 0_0

You said your comfort never comes first...Yea you're talking about sleeping quarters and A/C but that's really an attitude of humility we need to strive for... :-J

By the way...your avatar is... um... different... ;) *lol*

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

So what?

Who needs a bed? Or an AC? Just gimme a blanket. *falls asleep, curled up on the floor, with her single blanket wrapped in a nest-like manner around her*

Everything looks perfect from far away.

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gnnb94 said:

By the way...your avatar is... um... different... ;) *lol*

The caption for this picture is:

“He was just eating chili and minding his own business, when suddenly…”

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's great XD

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

LOLOL!!!

Malex, you're such a funny guy! I love it how you can always make me laugh.

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

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:-D

SangMing said:

Malex, you're such a funny guy!

Thanks. :)

Alex Markley

“Arrogance is bliss! Or is that ignorance? Either way, I win!”

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