Just another little Thanksgiving post  

AnEnigma517 59M
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11/24/2005 2:19 pm

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Just another little Thanksgiving post

A nice person sent me an email… found it this morning by accident. Being a “Standard” member, my personal home page doesn’t pop in automatically when I log in, so I don’t usually check to see if there’s anything in my inbox. Why would I? I haven’t sent any, so I’m not expecting to get any; sounds logical, eh? Anyway, just thought I’d quote a little bit of it before offering one of my reasons for being thankful today (and everyday, for that matter):

“I had the feeling that you were a professional writer, and if you weren't then you should be. I really wouldn't wait any longer to write that "Great American novel" you've been dreaming about, you're ready for it now! I'm glad to know that you're not on this site for the same reasons so many people seem to be. I think people assume that we must all be here wanting the same things, but different people have different motives and ideas because none of us are the same or have led the same lives. You're here for the writing, I found this site by accident… I've met some very nice people from here, but also there are those that just assume that because I'm here I'd do anything, and that's just not true. I've had some unkind words over this, people telling me I don't belong here too. I guess maybe I should take that as a compliment actually, but what I mean is not everyone is the same and I don't feel others have the right to put us into one big clump and say you wouldn't be here if you wouldn't do certain things...after all..look what kind of site this is. Well you're here too and you're even a guy, so I guess they just must be wrong! Anyway, I do love your writing, and I also like how you leave things open to come back to later if you choose to. It's nice to have all these little windows to open if you'd like, it keeps things very interesting indeed! Keep up the good work, I look forward to reading more as you write them. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't eat too much turkey!”

That just totally thrilled me! Not just to get an unexpected email, but one from someone so nice! And if she’s representative of the majority of folks here, well, then I reckon I did all right when I joined this site a week ago.

I’ve always been kind of a creative geek, and I enjoy this talent of which I’ve been richly blessed. Someone asked me once, “Where do you get your ideas?” And I had to chuckle, because, quite frankly, there are lots of days I have to wonder that myself! (“Beats the shit outta me!” I find myself thinking sometimes.) And it sure beats anything else I’ve ever done… writing, that is. What other job will pay you for letting your imagination roam around at will while you sit around in your underwear! (Well, I sometimes put sweats or jeans on… but always some sort of t-shirt!)

And so, I am thankful that I found this outlet, and for the more than 3,100 of you who have viewed my stuff so far over the past seven days, both here and in the Magazine. Thank you all for providing a friendly “work” environment!

saddletrampsk 54F

11/25/2005 1:39 pm

Well, I'm just here for the sex like everyone else..

AnEnigma517 59M

12/8/2005 8:19 am

But seriously... sex is just another fringe benefit; sex without love (or something like it) is just fucking... and I don't do fucking!

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