Okay, so as some of you may recall, I was a board regular from around 830 AM to 5 PM Pacific Standard Time, up until the 22nd of last month. That was when I was laid off from my job, the place where I had the internet connection and too much time on my hands.
So I haven’t been posting since then, but I have been occasionally lurking on the boards, and checking my e-mail and stuff at various places—the library, a friend’s house, an e-cafe, and now, while I’m visisting my mom in Pennsylvania. And I’ve wanted to contribute, to jump back into the community, but it always seemed kind of weird. Here I’ve been gone for weeks, and chances are I may not check back for more weeks…I don’t want to be drive-by guy, or seem to be ignoring someone on the off-chance they should happen to respond to me…So where to post? How to break the silence?
So I’ve just read, and not said anything. But now, it’s too much. I have to say something…indeed, I seem to feel that I Must Share something Mundane and Pointless.
So I create this thread to say, hey, did anybody miss me? Or in fact, even notice that I was gone? (Shameless cry for validation.)
Anything exciting happen while I was gone?
Bella, Auntie Em, my board crushes, how y’all doin’?
Lisa Ann, did the move go okay? How are you liking Portland so far?
Lib, my man, how’s life?
And also, I would like any other lurkers to feel free to post here just to say, hi, I’m here, and even though you don’t hear from me much, I’m out here groovin’.
And by the way, no, I’m not drunk…this is only my fourth beer…or is it fifth?
Does whiskey count as beer?