“I aim here only at revealing myself, who will perhaps be different tomorrow, if I learn something new which changes me.” – Montaigne
This is the quote at the top of my blog page. This is basically the meaning behind what I do here - with my writing, my rambling. I'm trying to find myself and reveal who I really am, not just to my readers, but also to myself.
So here's one basic truth: if you want me to be or think I am crabby, tell me I sound like I'm crabby. Trust me, this will make me crabbier than you have ever imagined me to be. And be sure to do it often, in the middle of a conversation, close to my bedtime, especially after a long day of work. Just like this: "You sound crabby." It's very simple. A sarcastic or crabby tone from yourself helps. And bonus points if you follow it with a short, pointed "Goodnight" and hang up on me. Shall we all try it together?
"You sound crabby." *click*
Very good! I'm so impressed. You picked that up quite well for your first time.
Please, please don't do this to me...I don't like being crabby.