Friday, January 05, 2007

annals of jeremy freese, reflective advice giver

I think whatever you think is the right thing is the right thing.
--Jeremy
Note: I always sign my e-mails hyphen-hyphen-Jeremy. This was something I started doing as soon as I started e-mail, back in college, and have not changed. I refuse to move to the favorite academic signoffs -- "Best, Jeremy" or "Cheers, Jeremy" -- unless/until I'm moved into some administrative capacity. Nor will I use just "j" or "jf", as by this point "--Jeremy" takes less than a second to type. The principal exception to hyphen-hyphen-Jeremy is when replying to a female friend of mine who signs her e-mails "xx", as in "xx, Cruella," in response to which I feel compelled to assert my manhood and reply "xy, Jeremy."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

And you call yourself, "mercurial?!"

~jlp

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I like sign off just D. That way I reduce the chances of misspelling my own name and hitting send before I notice it....

Anonymous said...

Still, you should add a comma after that first "thing". It's not always about you.

jeremy said...

One of my New Year's resolutions is to try to go the whole year without using any commas.

Anonymous said...

One of my New Year's resolutions is to try to go the whole year without using any commas.

"every therm is sacred, the sequel"

Looks like one sneaked by when you weren't watching!

eszter said...

My parents were obviously thinking efficiency in typing when they decided on my name, I get to type it all out with just my left hand on the keyboard. That probably also explains why one might want to spell Sarah without the h.

Anonymous said...

There are only a couple of friends for whom I close my emails with "xo". The past couple of days, I've had a mean urge (ok, a silly urge) to instead sign with an "xx O+".

They know my gender, but it might prove handy for them to know my blood type as well.