David David David.... I've thought a lot about you over the years. You're definitely a unique soul. I've never said anything like this to you before because, I'm not afraid to admit it, you're an intimidating fucker and I'm not sure how you'd react to what I have to say. I've refrained because I honestly can't tell if what I thought about you would send you flying off the handle or if you'd be able and willing to actually hear what I have to say and consider it. But like Laura, if you're posting here then you're obviously interested, so here goes. For the most part you seem like a level-headed guy but you (at least used to) complain a lot about your living situation and/or your life not being very great and I always thought to myself "well maybe if you actually did something to improve it, you would feel differently." You complained a lot about work and not having much of a social life and I just wanted to say "move out, stop bitching about not having the money to do it. If you want it bad enough just do it." For the reasons stated above I never did. However, during more recent times my opinions have changed dramatically as you seem less bitter towards the world and comfortable with your situation. So, I guess you could say I think you're finally making the improvements to your life that you needed to, and that rocks. I used to not concern myself with communicating with you much because we'd had our disagreements in the past and you were always a little less than inviting towards that sort of discussion. Basically you struck me as pretty grumpy, so it's cool to see that side of you going away. Sometimes I get annoyed by the way you teeter on the edge of controversy with some of your posts, particularly the ones regarding the women and Isabel in particular. It's like you have things you want to say but you word them in such a manner that they could be deciphered in multiple ways, ensuring that you're not held responsible for saying something "wrong." If you want to say a girl is hot or sexy or whatever, even if she's not 18, just say it. Everyone else does. Don't worry about that protective barrier that you hide behind with those posts. If anything, it makes you seem a little bit creepy, especially considering your general demeanor and what I would classify as apathy. But as I mentioned, these are things that pertain to the way you were a while back. I've noticed marked improvements in your posting habits and attitude over the last year and a half or so. Not to mention you're probably one of the brightest, most intelligent people here. You're an old-schooler like me and I've learned to respect you a lot more than I ever did before. It wouldn't take but a couple days to notice you were gone.