dear katlady, thanks for your message. knowing you are from california, well, i suppose that clarifies the 'dude' thing. but you were not the one who used it; it was colorcrazie, and i don't thing she used it as any sign of respectful adddress. and so i responded. in fact, i like you, too, and i appreciate your posts. thank you for 'petting me down.' but attacks can sometimes be too much. a discussion or a difference of opinion doesn't have to be an attack.
ps: as much as i felt alienated, i really want to continue coming to this board. as much as i feel it is 'owned' by carnival and the carnival crowd, i shall try to endure. peace