|Many thanks to the rest of you. Here are your words and bonks.|
Brant Gaede – Thank you for some nice thoughts and your appreciation. I agree fully that the joy we can attain is well worth the pain we have to endure at times.
Eve V. Stenson – Thank you for your kind words and observations. I am pleased you have populated your world with such good people. Keeping the dirty rotten scoundrels away frequently can be a full time job, but if you don’t have to do it, count your blessings.
Nicole – Who on earth could have such bad taste as to turn you down? You are a sweetheart. Believe me, despite the hurt, you just escaped a major headache in life (sigh… tell me about it…). From the looks of things around here, I don’t think you will lack for more highly suitable aspirants. I wish you every happiness you can get.
Thank you so much for liking my article as much as you did. I am pleased to no end that it touched you. Yes, Kat and I are both happier than either of us thought we would be at this time in our lives. We have both paid some serious dues in life. (Now, to paraphrase you), but there are women like Nicole in the world... this fact makes my day much brighter! (I am sure Kat feels that way too.)
Good hunting and if all else fails and you can’t forget you ex, shoot the bastard.
Joel Català – I went ahead and bonked you, since I sort of got the idea you liked my article from between the lines. Anyway, thanks for the thoughts.
Roger Bissell – My God! Another trombone player! I thought I left all that behind! Dayaamm! Thank you so very, very much for the kind words. I am looking forward to your story.
Kitten, Glenn and Sarah – Thank you for standing up for me. Actually that link was supposed to be insulting. That dude’s whole story is – since it was completely fabricated. It has been discovered that this person does not exist, it is only a pseudonym for a very troubled individual who has problems with the envy, hatred and cowardice eating at his insides and has an ax to grind with both Solo and myself (for some bone-headed reason). Just a guru wannabe who ain’t never gonna be getting drunk and trying to show his ass in public under a pseudonym.
I do hope he finds peace of mind and can produce something worthwhile somewhere.
Todd Townsend – Thank you so much. I am flattered that I brought you out of your lurking-only status. I do hope you will start contributing. The "bonk" is my pet name for what is officially called a sanction (in New Zealand it means something else… ahem…). When you like something on Solo that someone posts, you can sanction it by clicking on the little checkmark at the top of the post. You can also sanction articles, news stories and any other content you find special in a similar manner. That gives points to the poster. Since I am shamelessly bonking those who like my article, I just bonked you. Now bonk me back! //;-)
Special thanks to my friend, John Newnham again. You rock. And (wow, is this getting redundant!) thank you all once more from all the way down.