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Called Pop today because he had an appointment to check out his foot. Again. Things are not well. From what he tells me, there's only a 50/50 chance his left foot may be saved, else it'll have to go to stop infection going up the leg. I wish this was a really bad joke, but it's not. My thoughts and prayers are with him.

During the phone conversation, Pop mentioned a story he saw on the news about corporations doing research on employees thru their blogs before taking on (or not) new hires. I can totally understand that point of view as far as the company doing the hiring is concerned. What better way to get to know someone?

I'm very conscious of the fact my web site is public and that anyone can read it, but I sometimes wonder what impression my writing has. I mean yeah, I know who I am, but what would someone else think? Would it be good? Bad? Indifferent? Who knows.

Some people are loud and boisterous on their blogs, but in person are extremely shy and reserved. Others are the exact opposite. Some people can write novels worth of stuff online, but just can't seem to find the words when speaking.

Am I different in person? I'd have to say yes.

You can't hear my Massachusetts accent that is heard from time to time by just reading my ramblings, nor can you hear the inflection of certain words.

Most of the things I write have a definitive beginning, middle and end, whereas in speaking that's not really the case, because who generally speaks in story mode anyway unless they're telling a story?

The way I speak is completely different from the way I write. Take the sentence I just wrote prior to this one. In person I would say it as "I write completely differently than I speak." But the really interesting part is that if what I write comes up in conversation with someone else later, it's like I've already rehearsed it and can "read" from memory what I wrote earlier. How cool is that. You don't have to search for the words because they're right there. Yee-haw.

This isn't to say that I can't speak "on my own two feet". I can definitely do that, but it still drives me nuts that I still use verbal fillers every so often. Um... Ah... Er... and so on. Everyone uses those to some degree, but I try to keep mine to a bare minimum if I can help it. 😉


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