So far this week...
1) Goaded my aunt into demolishing her bathroom as follows:
Her:"What do you think I should do with this mess (her ceiling has water damage)"
Me: "I would gut it"
Her: "Yes, I guess you would. I've seen your house..."
2) Made my staff watch cheesy customer service videos
3) Hired one + a half people, contemplated firing three others because they are morons. Or because they annoyed me. Or both.
4) Thought Wednesday was Tuesday, so was an hour late for dinner with the inlaws.
5) Thought today was Friday and was all ready for the weekend.
I could use some ego stroking or something. Quick, someone pretend that they might have missed me if I hadn't wandered into COT on my own.
You posted so infrequently (twice or maybe thrice that I can remember) that I would hardly have expected you to have any interest at all in where we had gone.
January 26th, 2006 10:59pm
Phibian! I was just talking about you before to my significant other.
I was saying "gosh, I wonder whats happened to phibian, I hope we haven't like him, he was a great guy phibian."
January 26th, 2006 11:01pm
Were you suffering a stroke at the time?
January 26th, 2006 11:02pm
"always made interesting and amusing posts." thats what I was saying :)
welcome back phibian! its good to see more of the ?lost coming trickling back in.
January 26th, 2006 11:03pm
I usually don't have time to post anymore - I mainly lurk; trapped by not wanting to show up in a google search actually posting the things I'd have to write in order to keep up with the soap opera you live ;)
And when I do, I seem to have a genius for picking old threads. Means I get the last word... Probably something deeply psychotic about that.
I don't live any soap opera, I just talk about everything.
I imagine that other people have their problems and crazy circumstances the same as me. :P
Unless by 'you', you mean 'all of you'. :-)
January 26th, 2006 11:09pm
I meant all of you. Of cooourse, I did.
It's the talking about everything thing that I have been careful / paranoid about, to the point of generally using different nicknames if venting about people and trying to avoid giving away too much personal information.
heh. and *thats* why I post anonymously the entire time. I get to vent as much as I like *and* my nick gets credited with it so you all remember me and understand what an asshole I am.
January 26th, 2006 11:14pm
Ah so you're like someone else I know.
It seems to generally be a concern of older people, anonymity online. Not always, but generally.
So I'm guessing you're old.
January 26th, 2006 11:14pm
heh. nah. earlier thirties.
Im jsut achingly aware (from experience) that there are two states of being when posting (non-anonymously) to the internet.
(1) he he, this is fun.
(2) oh dear christ wtf happened why did I ever post non-anonymously? I wonder if the insane prick is going to kill me, stalk my children and destroy my car.
so Ive learnt how to keep it at the he he, this is fun stage :)
There *is* a tradeoff. I dont get to actually participate in certain things, will never actually meet anyone here.
...but then (with a few exceptions from time to time) I dont really want to anyway...
January 26th, 2006 11:18pm
Considering that the resident insane prick started by killing himself...
Or do you mean Sathy?
[g, d, r]
Should we run a book on who will be next?
January 27th, 2006 7:02am
See, there is something to be said for having a conversation with people who don't _know_ whether I am male or female, black, white, or polka-dotted, whether I am young or old. I don't care if people know I am Canadian (pretty obvious from my site), a business owner, a non-smoker and married (all pieces of information I decided to part with a while ago). I don't know whether I ever talked about my educational background (don't think so).
Usually I find that people assume that I am whatever gender they are, unless they are *hem* somewhat feminist *hem* in which case I've found I am more often taken to be male, especially if I express an alternate point of view (*cough* sharkfish *cough*).
I also find that people tend to assume that I am whatever age they are. Unless they are young and I talk about some work experience in which case I am a crusty old fart that doesn't know what I am talking about. Or if they are later 30's and up and disagree with me, short of knowing my age I am assumed to be a wet-behind-the-eyes young whippersnapper that will learn as I gain experience.
The kind of assumptions you make when you don't know someone are very revealing. And it keeps me entertained. So I am loathe to give it up.
But on the other hand...