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In my freshman and soph years of high school I went to a Catholic high school, then transferred to a public school for my junior and senior years. The reason I transferred was because of one teacher in particular. In a future post I'll tell that story, but not now. I mention this to note that it wasn't any one of my peers that drove me away from that place.

On Facebook a girl sent me a message that was at that Catholic school the same time I was. We were in the same grade. I've been trading messages back and forth with her.

During those years I was socially inept (particularly with girls) but some I felt okay talking with, and this girl was one of them. For whatever reason she just seemed more approachable than other girls. She said she remembered the conversations we used to have and liked what we talked about.

For the life of me I can't remember a darn thing we spoke of, and that bugs me. I want to ask her about what I said that stuck with her all these years, but that means I'd have to admit I don't remember a frappin' thing. 😉 So I guess I'll have to be content to live with the mystery.

In one of the messages sent I told her I always thought I was invisible to everyone. She said she knew I felt that way so maybe I wasn't as invisible as I thought and that yes, that whole "people don't know I exist" b.s. really was all in my head.

I admit, I like it that I was remembered and moreover remembered in kind.

Kinda makes me wonder if anyone else remembers me from that school..?

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About 10 or so minutes ago I logged off the live video stream that is in fact for work purposes. I stayed on for several hours and chatted with the "locals" on uStream.

I was reminded, once again, that it is the host that makes a show even if the host is blabbering on about nothing (more or less).

Yeah, I had a blast doing it. I helped a few folks here and just shot the breeze with others. The audience seemed to dig my brash personality and really took to it well.

Several times there were other uStreamers that offered to rally around the channel and promote it just because they thought it was cool.

Why? Because I'm real. I don't try to put on a "television face" for webcam streaming because people can see right thru that. Instead I'm just my usual brash self.

They like that.

And so do I.

bits for mar 7 '08

Here's the short list of things I've been up to:

I've been blogging a bit less than usual because I've been busy with work stuff. Last night I spent a few hours on live cam fielding tech questions for chatters and that was cool. I've also been writing (i.e. blogging) a lot for work as well.

Concerning the hunt for a date, I had a phone conversation with a girl and it didn't last too long. She was a bit on the annoying side because she called me from her car (bad move) and didn't seem too interested in me. That's okay because I wasn't too interested in her either.

Ah well, what ya gonna do.

There's a tornado watch in the Tampa Bay area tonight. Right now I'm writing this from Pop's place, so hopefully on the trip back I won't be swept up in a wind funnel of doom. 🙂

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