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August 16, 2006

We get email: From reader Tamra Donovan

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It came in early this morning while I was sleeping.

Note to file: consider for a movie title.

At 1:27 a.m. ET, if you require more information to grapple with the facts so far presented.

But I digress.

The email is reprinted below in its entirely.

Not one word has been omitted*
....................

    Oh, Thank you, thank you!

    Hello Joe up there on Mount Olympus.

    Once again you are my hero!

    Thanks to your posting on Monday about Picsearch, I went to the site and input the names of a few old friends with whom I'd lost contact.

    I couldn't believe it when up popped a recent picture of an old friend and mentor, linked to a parrot lover's magazine. (Don'tcha just love the internet?)

    This was someone I had worked with for many years but lost touch with when he moved to San Francisco.

    I had tried to look him up in the past, when I moved to the Bay Area myself, but with no success.

    Because he's a graphic artist, Picsearch had some of his work posted as well, and a website with a phone number!

    I am so freakin' jazzed to be back in touch with my old friend after 11 years!

    We're getting together for coffee next week to catch up on the last 11 years.

    Woot! (by the way, how do you type that woot thing?)

    Thanks again and wishing you the greatest of Karma!!!!!

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Sweet, eh?

Especially if you contrast it with the email I don't show you, some of it so mean-spirited I actually feel bad for the people who wrote it, that they have to endure with so much bile and bitterness burning them alive from within.

But I digress again.

"That woot thing" [sic)] is typed as follows:

1. lower case w

2. two consecutive zero's — NOT capital O's

3. lower case t

The exclamation point is optional.

For a detailed explanation of the origin of w00t!, you can't do better than Wikipedia's entry.

*Though this is true, I reserve — as always — the right to edit any submission for spelling, grammar, syntax and whatnot.

Especially whatnot.

The goal here is to present you in the best possible light.

I will stop at nothing to achieve that.

I'm just saying.

August 16, 2006 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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"Especially if you contrast it with the email I don't show you, some of it so mean-spirited I actually feel bad for the people who wrote it, that they have to endure with so much bile and bitterness burning them alive from within."

Wow! Remind me not to email Joe while on a bender anymore!

Posted by: clifyt | Aug 17, 2006 8:34:29 AM

I like the emails you share. Sorry about the crappy, crabby peeps out there.

Posted by: Mb | Aug 16, 2006 10:04:45 PM

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