My god...stupid phone just erased my whole post when I used an emoticon...@#%!...here I go again...
I know I'm a 30 something and I'm stuck here in Portland. But I have a way with words and a knack for puttng people at ease when I need to, is there anything I can do for the lass?
You can use your knack for words, add some penmanshipr & write soundy a letter. When I was younger, I used to have pen-pals that I would write back & forth with. The internet was not like it is now & phone charges could rack up really fast. I had a few different friends that I kept in contact with that way. If she can't come to the forums, I say we all work together to bring the forums to her in a smaller paper format! You can block calls, ignore calls, shut of phones, or even get angry if the phone won't shut up...but you can't stop the mail from coming!
Which brings me to an idea I thought of while sitting here at work...might seem odd, but hear me out...I say we get a notebook & start a thread in it just like the forums. We could title it Soundninja's Dojo or something in the likeness of that. We then take said notebook & circulate it via the United States Postal Service to all of those who want to "post" in it. We would all use our forum names so everyone knows who is who & either color code or just draw lines to separate posts. For all of us in Central Oregon, we can just all write in it at our meetups so that it always ships to/from sarge's place...I'm sure the peeps from P-town would be able to do something similar so that it only has to ship around from a handful of locations. We would establish a thread on forums to help manage its location & next place it travels. Postage is cheap enough that it shouldnt be an issue to fund. I know it seems like a lot of work, but this would not only be fun, it would also show a level of commitment, to our friendship with soundy, that is like no other. Maybe with a project like that, it might show her family that we are all like family to her & refuse to lose her. We could even keep it going for fun if she is able to come back to the forums. I may have been over-thinking because I am upset by the situation...but let me know what you all think...oh ya, as for PM's, you can just stuff notes or little sealed letters in the envelope for her. I would be happy to buy the notebook.