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I talk talk talk, my God can I talk, but when I was talking to Jessie it was like listening to two typewriters clattering away. Are you garrulous or reticent? Or do you only talk alot with one or two certain people?

-- Kymm Zuckert (hedgehog@hedgehog.net), February 15, 2001

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I am both garrulous and reticent, but not simultaneously -- and by the way, I also make plans months in advance, and it's not anal retentive, it's the only way to be sure you get to do what you want to do.

/RBD

-- Robert (rbdimmick@earthlink.net), February 15, 2001.


Reticent.

-- Colin (ethilrist@prodigy.net), February 15, 2001.

Garullous, garrulous, garrulous. I also tend to talk faster than nearly everyone I meet, on and from most of the continents. I'm also told my accent tends to broaden out into complete Strine when I get more into whatever it is the conversation is about. Course, this is tempered with almost complete shyness when meeting people that I don't have a common point with. Like, no shyness with anyone with an OLJ, no shyness when talking about my work, but meeting anyone cold in a non-business setting, I am wallflower extraordinaire.



-- Amanda Page (amanda@amandasprecipice.com), February 15, 2001.

It depends on the people and the situation. I'm very talented at both garrulous and reticent. Very see-sawish.

I'd love to be in the same room with you and Jessie. Reticence would die immediately. People would wonder where the noisy convention was being held. It really makes me wish I could just hop a plane and join you two. :)

-- Jette (jette@rootaction.net), February 15, 2001.


Well, come on, then! There's no place to stay in my house, so here I am inviting you to come to my city but not my house (I swear, there really isn't a foot of space to put a person in, honestly!), but you should come. Live wild, live free!

-- Kymm Zuckert (kymm.zuckert@impath.com), February 15, 2001.


I talk like I earn a dollar for every syllable I use - at work. I sell travel so I have to talk it up. Once I'm home I'm usually silent as the grave for the evening because I'm so sick of talking.

I'm never quiet at parties, though; I'll talk to anyone. I also talk to strangers in line at the grocery store, at street corners, on planes, but I don't normally instigate the conversation. I look approachable, I think. People are forever asking me directions.

-- Lucy Huntzinger (huntzinger@mindspring.com), February 15, 2001.


O, it's not planning things in advance that is anal retentive, it's asking someone "Are you free on 21 February?" when it's 27 June. To which I can only say, "How the hell should I know?"

-- Kymm Zuckert (kymm.zuckert@impath.com), February 15, 2001.

Garrulous and reticent, depending on the situation. And either way, I always think later that I either talked too much or talked too little. I've never found the perfect amount to talk.

And I like to make plans in advance too, though not usually months and months. It makes me crazy when someone won't commit to a date. I always feel like they're waiting to see if a better offer comes along.

-- Catherine (catcoicrit@earthlink.net), February 15, 2001.


Lucy, so far you're the only one who's met both Kymm and Jessie. Tell us, wouldn't you like to watch, to listen? I told Jessie myself that I want her to wear a mike. Any conversation they have, with Jen thrown in, is bound to be nigh-unintelligible for the laughter but hysterically funny for all that. I so want to listen in.

-- Lisa Houlihan (lisa@penguindust.com), February 16, 2001.

Yanno.. you people are a riot... I think this is my new Favorite Website Of All Time, and I'd like you all to be my new best friends,k? Great.

That being said.. it's a bit compulsive to plan that far in advance, but if you're a very booked sort of person...(and aren't we all these days) at least you do get to accomplish most of what you'd like to do in any given year. I too, sadly, talk endlessly and cannot seem to shut up.... but those that love me don't seem to mind.

::continuing to be entertained to the point of side-splitting laughter::

Pet

-- In your dreams, Missy (Mmmmyesiam@aol.com), February 18, 2001.



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