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13 Jul 98

Do you Like the New, Red Subway Diary?

Do you Like the New, Red Subway Diary?

I fear the diary will be found out by workmates. There's been interlinking going on--and it's exciting to be discovered and complimented, then listed as a link on other sites, it's good to see the Subway Diary mini-meme travel from Brooklyn to Singapore and back, but I'm sure that sometime in the next six months a web-coworker will come up and say:

"Hey, I found your web site--"

And my face will go ashen. Suddenly I'm not just an annoying coworker, but I'm also a guy with a content-oriented diary web site and a lot of inner feelings. Which is the absofuckinglutely last thing they need to know about me on 5th Avenue. They see me as a lobotomized bastard in a roller chair, staring full-zombie at the screen, typing.

To keep things sane, I will be censoring all dangerous career-related entries over the next week. Only five entries or so, I think, would land me in hot water. I will attempt to censor in an amusing fashion, so that some of the good parts remain. I will indicate the censored sections with a .

I'm plenty brave, but I don't need to wonder if the reason a supervisor is hostile towards me is because I wrote something about them six months ago. Some quick nips and cuts will keep the playing field sane, and it's not like this is Shakespeare. Or even Tom Clancy.

Update: if you find a somewhere back in the diary, and wish you could read the entry, send me an email requesting the day and I'll mail the original out to you.


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