Ever think you heard your screenname in public and have your heart go to your throat?
My new sig line just fyi is about what I wud do if it ever happened that the MS world and the 3d world were to ever collide in some way. I was talking 2 a freind a few days ago and we were talking about computers and I mentioned without thinking it all the way through that I had been spending some time in a chat room.
As Homer Simpson wud say "dOPE!" Of course, right on schedule he asked me what chat room I go to. It was the MS chat room but I wud b damned if I was going to tell him THAT!
I told him I was in another chat room that I have gone to in the past that is safe to talk about with friends (the most powerful of our enemies). Problem is I'm such a crappy liar that I feel like he knew I was lying which tells him, if he's at all into inducing things, that I was in a chat room associated with something I want to keep private..and he could narrow it down even further probably if he put his mind 2 it.
Anyway, 2nd to being raped again my worst nightmare is the idea of someone in the 3d world telling me he or she's been to Male Survivor! Even if it was a family member! If that ever happened that wud be an immediate termination of any prior conversation and I wud be making a prompt exit from whatever situation it might be.
I'm sure a lot of u guys feel the same way. I want all these words of trust and vulnerability that I've spilled out for months now on MS to be only on my monitor--NOT in the mind of someone looking back at me in 3d. I'm TOTALLY not ready for that.
So hence the new sig line to help clue anyone who sees it that in the unlikely event of meeting in 3d, I'm in the 1st cab outa there the second I discover this unfortunate event has occurred, and it's nothing personal, but I'm just not there yet where I cud respond to that situation any other way.
Of course I cud also change my avatar 2 something without me in it, but I've noticed that I feel a little more comfortable talking 2 people when I know what they look like and I'm comfortable with people here knowing what I look like..so long as they also know what I'll do if they ever see me in real life and have the audacity to say something like "Hey, Blueshift!"