Alas, I fear I've scarred TJ for life now. See, one of my sicker senses of humor is to take something ordinary or common and blow it all out of proportion as awesome....and then exaggerate it from there, culminating in debasing myself and exalting the idea, thing, whatever far beyond any crazy, let alone sane, person would ever even think to go.
So, when TJ showed up on Anvilmar, after some validation (Hey! Thousands of people have some sort of motivation to impersonate TJ!), I invited her into the guild and proceeded to freak out...lol. I mean, I made a big deal that TJ, Teh TJ, was not only part of our guild, but talking to me! I put a note on her name on the Guild roster that said, "TJ!!!" I went on and on about talking to a celebrity (like Jim Nabors!) and, it turns out, made her more and more uncomfortable....
So, once she had gotten her point through my thick head (namely, STOP DOING THAT!!), someone else logged on. And had a much milder, yet similar reaction. lol. So, poor TJ got virtually mobbed by us Pox People. Eventually, I think we all calmed down and had some sort of normal conversations.
Until part two of the scarring happened....We started talking about family and ages....I mentioned that I have two teenagers, and Wulfa (WULFA!!!) asked me how old I was! Well! /huff! After hemming and hawing, I told the guild I was 40, to which TJ (TJ!!!) replied that I was old enough to be her Dad!
Now, anyone who knows me, knows I can't let things like that go. I'm a very competitive person, and when someone zings me or one ups me, I'll just take it to the next level of silly. And so, I said, "Well, TJ, I've been meaning to tell you about the time I spent in [name of the state where she visited family recently]"
She said she didn't know what was more disturbing:
The fact that I was insinuating that I "boned" her mom. (her words)
or That I knew what state she grew up in. (it's right there in her blog...hee hee hee).
So, TJ, I just want you to know, I just said it all in fun (yeah I was a little excited that you're part of our little Guild), and I hope I didn't scare you off!