what what? who's serious?

I think I look like someone other than myself in this picture, but I have no idea who the someone else is. any ideas?

also, ryan is really tall.
by rabi on 8/18/2001 01:27:40 PM | bang on

For me, it's more of just a fundamental schism in how I communicate. I've written about it more in depth before, but what it boils down to is that I'm horrible at expressing myself verbally. I'm a control freak, and like being able to craft what I say carefully, so as not to be misunderstood. I don't know why I fear being misunderstood so much, it's really quite irrational, but I do nonetheless. The right words just don't seem to come quickly enough or at all in the pressure-packed (well, for me anyway) and rapid world of social interaction. But, one must try, and throw oneself into uncomfortable situations, if he is to ever really live life, no?

On a completely different (but tangentially related) tack, I propose a slightly different direction for us here. Lets quit being so damned serious. Lets just turn this into a conversation place for ourselves, and quit thinking so much about the fact that it's written for public consumption. The people will come if we're interesting (and I suspect that we all are, based on our other work elsewhere,) and if we're not, well, fuck em. So, just say whatever's on your mind, and don't be afraid to be trivial, or banal, or goofy, or whatever you feel like. Not that I think any of us really are, but we do seem to be holding back quite a bit here (hence the lack of, um, content of any kind.) Anyway, meeting up with Rabi and Ryan in Boston just reinforced for me how much I enjoy talking to you guys. I want more of that, and we already have this space that we aren't really using, so why not here? just my 2 p
by Jared Dunn on 8/16/2001 04:20:31 PM | bang on