KDibildeaux wrote: Laura wrote:
Sorry if it sounds like I'm stepping on anyone's toes or offending anyone here....
There are always going to be bands playing some gig, some festival, or some cruise that we want to see (and maybe we can't for this or that reason). That's just the breaks. In my case, I've fortunately seen most (actually ALL except for Pain of Salvation) of my favorite bands - so most of this stuff is gravy for me at this point. Plus there are always going to be bands that each of us love, hate or are indifferent toward.
So...re the yays and nays of the announcements (in particular) - I'm kinda meh about the whole discussion aspect at this point and getting kinda tired of it to be honest - especially the naysayers (whatever form they take).
Many of us have been active on this forum for nearly 2 years - I learned a lot about different bands and such - particularly on the Engine Room forum and that has been FANTASTIC!
And we've had some funny and interesting chats on many a random topic on the Off-Course forum. But - I'm thinking I might bail out now - except for an occasional post on the Engine Room forum. I know some formerly active folks have already (or at least temporarily) bailed from the forum, so I wouldn't be the first.
No offense meant....
We'll miss you! Hope to read a post from you every now and then
Thanks Kate - you know I like and admire you a great deal.
But, now I may say something that will offend you and someone else.
Just because after a long phone conversation I had with an ex-forum member tonight I thought it might be worth stating because no one else (most likely) will.
We (the collective forum WE) all know that you and mooyagi Ryan are dating one another, both love the forum, both love the cruises and all that (and as most of us clearly remember it used to be the Marlo and Ryan show although not nearly to the same extent) .....
buuut does your private life/relationship/joking around really need to dominate
most every thread? I know this reality has killed (by strangling) this forum in the minds of at least a few people I know personally who have expressed this opinion privately and who knows how many countless others.
Ok - I admit - I'm not one to talk because I've posted shitloads of stuff that I suspect some (or perhaps most?) think is longwinded at best, and stupid and self-serving at worst. I am a middle-aged crazy-in-the-head lush (really) after all....I'm acutely aware of this, believe me.
So - what did we learn in school? This is a free country - free speech and all that. You two can say whatever you want to say....
but, just sayin.'