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    Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    You know that old saw, most people who quit eating their favorite (unhealthy) foods to lose weight eventually gain back more than they lost? On March 19, 2002, our fellow Lounger Howard Kaikow declared:
    <hr>Oh well, this is the LAST posting I will make for quite some time in this and other forums. I've got to better allocate my time for other tasks.

    Bye bye fer now.<hr>
    As the following table shows, trying to quit the Lounge can cause a wicked rebound effect: 179 posts in the first 12 weeks of 2002, and 171 in the first 12 weeks of re-entering the Lounge, with this week already at an all-time high of over 36 posts. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    Addiction is a diffcult thing. It affects family, health, everything.

    "My name is Geoff, and I am a Loungeaholic".

    I'm not sure we should be holding up the example of a loungeaholic whoi attempted to quit but who could not.
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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    He only said
    <hr> Bye Bye fer now <hr>
    that doesn't mean he was trying to quit. Just taking a little hiatus.

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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    Wow, I've got my own stalker!

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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    Ayup, I think I was away for 7-8 daze.

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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    Don't take it personally. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    ah, I joined back in 2001 and left August 3rd I believe. Well your right I did come back. Only I was gone for almost an enitre year.

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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    ..it'll always getcha in the end - often painfully.

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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    Tell me about it! <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    For those who aren't sure if they too have fallen prey to this most degrading illness, let us define the term 'Loungeaholic'.

    To be a loungeaholic, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    1. Instead of replying imediately to your spouse or co-workers, you spend several minutes composing a lengthy reply.
    2. Instead of using your face to depict a given mood or feeling, you habitually reach into your pocket for your 'smiley' collection.
    3. Everytime you see a typo, you read it half a dozen times trying to determine just what the original author intended.
    4. You mimic every move Lex makes, wearing out chair after chair trying to master the 'popup' move only he does so well.
    5. When asked if you're lazy, you reply "But, Lex lounges all the time!" You repeat this to yourself several times throughout the course of a given day.
    6. When a certain array of colors makes your eyes hurt, you again look in your pocket for a new color scheme.
    7. Sometimes, when problems arise, you try to hit the 'back' button, or attempt to close the 'browser' window to escape them.
    8. You mistake your television remote for a keyboard, and vise-versa.
    9. To end a conversation, you 'lock' or attempt to lock a thread.
    10. You are an avid fan of sewing, controlling that many threads pleases you.
    11. You spend your time away from the lounge searching for the proverbial 'who's online' link.
    12. After saying something stupid of off key, you attempt to use the television remote to 'delete' the post.
    13. You breifly search for the flashing message indicator everytime the phone rings.
    14. Instead of associating people by their faces and demeanors, you try to find an icon, a shirt logo or keyring, for example.
    15. After work, you habitually look for this guy: <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> it saddens you when you don't find him.
    16. That's not a phone book, that's a Mod list!
    17. You habitually color your skin green with permanent markers or highlighters.
    18. Instead of relying on alchohol, you drown yourself in the lounge to escape 'stuff'.
    19. When walking, it occurs to you, 'Wow, all the animations seem so real! I should really thank that gifmeister guy...'
    20. When asking a question away from the lounge, you promptly walk away, not expecting an immediate answer. After checking the status of your 'post,' you are disgruntled to find that the person you asked has no recollection of the question. Frustrated, you send an adverse e-mail to your boss, demanding an explanation. This happens on a daily basis.

    Enjoy! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> I'm literally laughing here... <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    21. Because you can access the Lounge easier and faster through you employee's high speed connections, you blow half your work day on the Lounge, and half of that in Scuttlebutt, and then guiltily take four hours of work home to catch up. You spouse thinks you are terribly overworked, and you can't tell him/her the real truth, so you carry even more guilt. Eventually you found a local chapter of Loungers Anonymous, but nobody shows up because they are all at home catching up on their work.

    Well, I do. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    '...and then they send this guy to your home to see what business work wasn't accomplished during the day, cuz you goofed off at work by being at The Lounge...'
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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    Hey, the Lounge owners promised me that no pictures of me would be used!

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    Re: Rebound of a Lounge Addict

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>...aw, sorry...when I took that pic, I didn't realize it was you ! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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