Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Even if I moved in down the street from you or Walzuhair<p><hr></blockquote><p>I would park in front of your drive way and steal your MacAddict CDs <br><br>Iím really flattered Shoosh.. Thanks..<br><br><br><br>
"I was getting gobs of e-mail and PM's for some reason (mostly tech-support requests) and it was consuming so much time, that by the time I responded to them, I was in a bad mood when I finally got into the forum to read posts."<br><br>I know the feeling, except it happens with my non-cyber "friends," constantly calling with some problem that eats up time I should be spending doing real work. While some do actually pay me for my time or buy me the ocassional lunch, it's amazing that most don't even think to offer me anything. I guess they think it's a hobby and "fun" so I shouldn't be paid for their benefitting from the knowlege I've managed to accumulate over the years. Being a wus doesn't help, either. <br><br>Try that with a lawyer and see how many freebies you get.<br><br>
The privilege is ours, W. We all need to pay attention to one who lives in this hotspot that our nation keeps focusing on. I wish there were more of your friends online. This world could be quite a place if we all communicated directly instead of letting our leaders fabricate all this utter BullSh!t to pit us against each other and scare us. Each day I see your signature pic with the camels and realize that for you, that scene (though it may have come from a movie) could literally be found within a few minutes drive. I know it's not all like that. People always think of me being from Texas and immediately they think: cowboys, oil, horses, and guns. Well... it isn't like their image, maybe, but the truth is that I grew up on a horse farm, carrying guns, riding horses, working around cowboys, and there were oil wells all over our place! I didn't realize this until I was in France denying it. Then they would ask me, "do you have horses?" Yes. "Oil?" Yes. etc., etc., and I realized then that it really is my culture. So, camels and sand really are your culture, and I'd love to know more about that culture from someone who is not trying to make me want to drop bombs on it!<br><br>In short, participation from Krasni, Walzuhair, Eckhard, Afterglow, MachOne, Mactico, and the many other members who live around the world, turns this forum into something more important than most of us ever realize. We're all beneficiaries; it is so important in times like these. Our leaders have a different agenda. The solution to this world's problems is not going to come from people with ulterior motives. It's going to come from the truth as it is spread from person to person, as we all get to know--for real--what we're all like. There was a time not long ago when we couldn't do this. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is that we now can. Spread the word, folks. We have met the Answer, and it is Us. Talking. <br><br>Shooshie<br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
Loc: North Carolina
Once again, I've been lurking/checking out this thread. My wife will tell you that I am not the best at developing friendships, I'am a loner and don't enjoy social environments much. I also find it hard to post here. Not because of the replies, but due to the feeling I have that may be judged by the comments I've made and not by my actions (hard to demonistrate actions in this environment). Bottom line, I have this really neat wall around me, that protects me from being hurt by others. The only place I don't hide behind my wall at, is my home (my wife will not let me bring it inside, said it's too dirty). With all of that said...the reason why I come to this place is simple, it feels like home, alittle laughter, some pain, a fight or two, conversation that makes you think, learning about people and places where I'am not! This is home (left my wall outside), kicked off my shoes, and crashed. From where I sit, in a large room surrounded by good (some strange) friends who don't care about personal baggage but about Mac Babes (and guys), Macs, world events, our homes, families and each other in our own ways. Thanks for sweeping off the welcome mat and unlocking the door.<br><br>Too Easy!<br><br>
Since you asked so nicely...<br><br>This might be scary - I don't know - I see it every day...I'm kinda attached to it.<br><br><br><br>and BTW Mcteak your post was heartfelt and there may be more of us than you realize that empathize with you about walls and forming friendships - I hope I haven't diminished that feeling by posting a picture of my bellybutton right after it...<br><br>[color:red]When all is said and done, much more is said than done.</font color=red>
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