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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 (, February 15, 2001


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.


-- Robert (, February 15, 2001.


-- Colin (, 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 (, 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 (, 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 (, 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 (, 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 (, 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 (, 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 (, 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::


-- In your dreams, Missy (, February 18, 2001.

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