Hello again ye faithful DIC-Heads. Just when you had happily forgot about me probably, blam! - I'm back like sexy did! First, I fully understand if this thread just completely bombs, receives slanderous posts or even just gets shut-down swiftly due to some obscure yet mildly entertaining argument between myself and someone, someone and someone, or 'supersloth' and everyone. It's okay, I've accepted it. I guess we'll just see what it does as far as 'livening-up' of the "Ol' Lounge de Caffeine".
See though, what sparked this idea for this thread was a very surprising, unexpected that I happily found in my Gmail Inbox one morning, not to long ago. This wasn't just any ordinary, redundant email message from one of my 17 Nigerian sugar-mamas. Nor was it a disappointment-ridden, failed-website venture reminder in the form of a overdue service bill that I regularly receive from the merry merry people over at the 'GoDaddy Factory'. No, this was a specially marked (not really) email message directly from me, discreetly sent from the mind and browser of non other than our 'Father of Bits', our 'Prophet of Code', and our 'Savior from Boredom' - Chris Kenworthy, or 'Skyhawk133' as some may know him as. In the letter, he simply expressed true concern from one of his usual DIC-Frequenters. Something that I used to consider myself. In the message body, with a very true and honest caring demeanor, inquired to my email that I have registered with DIC what I had been up to, and where I had been, and how I was doing.
It honestly had raised my spirits a great deal that day, I remember that part most of all when I think about it. I know that this is probably going to sound pretty crazy to you Chris, as for the rest of the readers as well - But you honestly, without even knowing it at the time had a serious impact on the effect of where I went and what I did that day. Which in turn, ultimately, I now believe had played a major factor in the sequence of events that transpired in my life that day. In turn, I really think you are the number one reason that I am sitting here writing this thread today. Thank you Chris.
Now, if any of the preceding text grabbed you in a way that I attempted it to do, your probably wondering what that email could have done, and what it could have affected for me that day. Back to the purpose of this thread, even though what really happened is honestly kind of a big deal (to me anyway); I thought in essence of returning to DIC after all this
Here it is - I plan on completely and publicly detailing where I've been, what I've been doing and how things have been for myself all this time while in my absence, right here in the Lounge for all (who care) to see. As well as explaining what the hell happened on that day Chris emailed me and supposedly had a 'profound' impact that affected my life.
But First, the Contest Details!!
From now until next Monday, (May 10th, 2010) - I'm very impatiently curious to see what kind of tales and quirky squawks can be conjured, conceived and created in the form of text replies to this thread can be courageously concocted from the code-ridden catacombs of all of your' conciousness; each with it's own path set fourth trying to captivate myself, and any who read it's crazy or crappy hypothesis on my questionable whereabouts and how Chris Kenworthy could have remotely possibly had an effect in my personal life, let alone saved it!
Come Monday, by that time I will privately and single-handedley choose and announe here in the lunge, whom I think came closest to the truth of what happened. The winner will receive an official, signed agreement between myself and them volunteering myself and my awesome development skills to them for a total of 12 Hours (mods, please let me know right away if I am cool to do this in the Lounge.. I'll edit/remove if necessary). With those 12 hours, I will serve the winner in the form of Web-Work, Website Help, Tutoring (within my areas of expertise), or any type of remote-location web related work. I'll even be willing to educate myself for something if necessary. Also, in a not as cool addition to the prize, the winner will also receive (from myself) a brand new USB Laser Mouse!
I know, it's not much I guess - but I do know some things about stuff you know (resume/skill description available upon demand). And hey, it adds a nice little twist to me just simply posting a sad & sobby thread about how Chris changed my life and where I've been this past year as if anyone really cares to know.. At least I think it does. Kind of.. Does it?! Oh yeah, and I will periodically and randomly post 'Hints', as the thread replies progress, or as necessary if they seem to be in need.
Blah!! Who cares?! On with it now you code-smackin' Net'-Ballas'.
And once again, I must not forget, to truly and sincerely say from the heart - thank you Chris.
(Below is a picture of me at the time of posting this thread. In case you forgot my cute face or something.)
This post has been edited by Winstinology: 05 May 2010 - 04:31 AM