Dear LGDC & Moz-Solo Community:
A few days ago, I recieved an Instant Message from someone whose screen name I did not recognize. I dismissed it once or twice, but the following day, I opened it. Please keep in mind I am not computer savy and had hardly sent an email, and never posted on a site, message board, or entered a chatroom until coming here in June/03. This person did not identify themself and I did not identify myself. They claimed that I had sent them an email, as I forwarded that Siberian Husky link to about 25-30 people, who must have, in turn, fowarded it. The entire IM lasted about 5-10 minutes. This person riddiculed me for having AOL. I said that I did not pay for the AOL Service, because if you complain about something, they often give you 2 free months, and you can just keep doing this over & over. My complaints are actually legitmate because AOL 9.0 has many bugs/errors in it. This person also claimed to know Mindy, who technically I am not supposed to mention as we agreed to not mention each other's names, but I can't tell the story without mentioning her. I said, "I just hope to God that you are not Chill." The person responded, "No, no, no, that girl from LA, right?" I said, "how do you know her?" This person said that he/she met her at a show out west.
Later on, a day or two after, I saw that LGDC had advised Loafing Oaf on how to get AOL for free, and the way she said it sounded like the words were coming right from my IM Session with Anonymous. Then, LGDC, told Mindy to "check her email to see what/who she is dealing with." So, I thought: Free AOL + Mindy + Veiled Reference To Me...LGDC must have IM me, and saved the session, and fowarded it to Chill.
Then, typical me, I went off the deep end, because I felt that LGDC had played this trick on me, and that it was all a set up, etc., etc., etc.
How do I choose my words carefully? "First day with the Jar you find, everyone lies." I lie. You lie. Mindy lies. But, for the most part, Chill is honest. She may warp her view of reality such that she comes out smelling like roses and those that would cross her come out smelling like doggy poop, though I think I've held my own pretty well & reversed the smells often enough, but she does not generally flat out lie. So then, if Mindy says that LGDC did not email her a saved IM session between LGDC & I, I believe, Mindy.
As a result, I owe LGDC a massive apology. I really am sorry. At the time, all the pieces seemed to fit perfectly...and I was certain I was right. Now, it looks like I was mistaken. What else can I say? I feel bad, but I am not crying over it, because under the circumstances my interpretation seemed reasonable at the time.
I'm very sorry LGDC. Please forgive me.