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Ár nDraíocht Féin
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April 6th, 2004

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10:50 am - So, what do you *really* think?
I'd like to invite everyone to do this particular exercise.

Please post a comment on this entry. The comment should be anonymous and 100% true. I request that the comment deal either with our relationship, something you actually think about me, a question you've never had the guts to ask, or something that annoys you.

I swear that I will make no attempt to figure out who wrote what.

Please look over your answer before you submit, and make sure that you've hit the button for "anonymous". Any comments logged with a username will be deleted without being read.
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Date:April 6th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)

Okay, I'll play anonymously...*

...even though I like to think I'd say these things to your face anyway. In no particular order:

1. It's been great to watch your boundless enthusiasm, but I worry that you'll burn out. You do not have to do everything...and you certainly don't have to do it now.

2. I remember hearing somebody a few years ago say, "In your 20s, you figure you know everything. In your 30s, you worry when people are going to figure out you don't know what you're doing. In your 40s, you finally learn that it doesn't matter." Try to give older people -- and less risk-tolerant people -- a little credit for knowing what they're talking about, even if they disagree with you. Your way, while interesting and perhaps well-debated, is not always going to be the best (even allowing for the whole "everyone's got a right to their own way" thing).

3. I hope we'll know each other a long time, and think that your respect could come to mean a great deal to me.

4. I don't care if I never get to see your legs. And that has nothing to do with age.

*A gift to the person who can guess who this is and email me privately.

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Date:April 6th, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Okay, I'll play anonymously...*

I worry that you'll burn out

Haha. I made the mistake of telling Anthony (ADF's Webmaster) that I didn't know how people got burned out, and so he subscribed me to several other lists. I'm an office elf, too.

Thing is, I know how full my plate is, and I always eat what I take. I cut back on things and I don't feel guilty if I can't do something. I just admit it, or I come back when I have time. At this point, I would not make a good leader on the (inter)national level of ADF, because there is just too much on my plate.

In your 40s, you finally learn that it doesn't matter

Shit, I'm gettin' old, then :) I realized a few years ago that nothing really matters (cue Freddy Mercury). But I'm the first to admit that I don't know everything, and I'd hate to think that I messed up and couldn't honestly say: "Well, geez. I screwed up. What the hell was I thinking? Dude, you're right, and I was wrong."

Maybe I should make that a .sig line?

I don't care if I never get to see your legs

I'd have never been fond of them, but people keep telling me they're nice. I didn't know that guys had "nice legs" until Tina started talking about them.

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