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Danruks Guide to Etiquette on making an Apology

Your mileage may vary but here is MY general rules on when you should need to and offer an apology and how you should go about doing it:

1.) The very first two words to apologize. Learn them. Use them. Start with them before you start with anything else.
they are: (everyone together now) I'M SORRY. You dont necessarily have to bold it out like that but it's amazing how those two words can start an apology ball rolling. Even if you dont THINK you need to/should be sorry. Still say it and start with it.

2.) Continue with a reticent point on you were not intending to harm feelings, or to make offense, and stepped on toes and the like. You don't have to butter it up or schmooze it with insincerity but do be simple and to the point.

3.) Regardless of who is in the wrong or who is in the right, don't spotlight the original offense as fault or blame. Maintain a mistake was made, repeat that you're sorry that mistake and miscommunication caused the grief. Do not try to be "right" (or "righteous/self righteous") EVEN if you MAY be.

4.) If you can swallow a little pride, stroke the ego of the friend you may have crossed and are trying to apologize and make amends. Nothing says "meet me halfway" by trying to give something to smile about or feel good about again. Again, use sincerity and be honest and real.

5.) Know when to be sorry and 'shut up'. The thing about apologies is, you can make them awesome, but don't over-make them. Because even I'll admit there's a line where you have to 'stop being sorry about it'. Let whoever you wronged process it and either accept it, or not.

6.) Accepted apology!? Great! Don't make the mistake of going right back to the original fault and/or trying to constructively criticize. There is a time for that.. but not directly after an apology. (Ie: we know sometimes the truth hurts, but the time for the truth hurts is not during an apology attempt)

7.) Accept that on occasion an apology might not be 'enough'. But don't let that prevent you from trying to make one just the same to re open doors of friendship. Its very true that a good many don't know how to accept an apology either. But that's another entry for another time.

Utilize the above, and a few tactics of your own, and amaze a lot of people, and feel a little better about yourself, in having learned the tact, and tactics of making good apologies.

Apologetically Yours,
Danruk Rooface
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Yes, Danruk, real people DO win these sorts of Contests!

A few of you may remember, know, or realize I'm a rather enthusiastic "Guilty Pleasure" fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) regularly watching their flagship TV programs Monday Night Raw And "Smackdown" airing on Friday nights. Furthermore, have been a fan from a rather young age from the late 70's and early 80's when it was then branded as the World Wrestling Federation. (WWF)

Within the last week as I was listening to WZLX radio while driving around in my Limo job, pitching the upcoming show for the "World Tour" live happening at the Cohasset South Shore Music Circus. Then, a day or two later the DJ's pitching a contest to win Tickets from WZLX.COM

So, on a whim I went online, registered to ZLX online website. I entered the contest roughly 35 entries worth. I figured that other WWE enthusiasts who also happened to listen to ZLX would likely be interested too and I may have as good a chance as any other.

I'm pleased to say, that in fact, I must've either got lucky, or the number of people who submitted entries were low and my chances were greater overall to win. Either way, I scored a pair of tickets.

This is pretty fun for two reasons. First: I haven't won a contest in a rather long time. I've entered a few here and there with the hopes I might win, but never really got any luck from those entries. So it's nice to get this. The Venue in of itself is a small couple-thousand seater venue so "any seat" would be good seats. However, since these are "contest winning" seats I have to anticipate they are going to be "better than your average seats" and are likely close or very near "ringside".
Second: I haven't been to a WWE live event since Wrestlemania 18 at Toronto's Sky Dome when I was seated "way up in the rafters", which was still rather fun in of itself but... that was long ago enough now that I think I'm rather "overdue" for a live event anyway.
Also to note on the same general thought: For a good while I was of the attitude "I've been to Wrestlemania (in fact, more than one, but that's another story) what's really left after that?" To which I answer myself: "Dude, you JUST won FREE tickets to the WWE World Tour at Cohasset. Gift Horses, not Looking in mouths. Hello!?"

The feature match of the night is Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship. Second Generation WWE superstars Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase will also be wrestling matches during the night.

I also figured to invite my brother Mark. No, he's not in any way as big or as enthusiastic of a WWE fan. But he is my brother, and I thought it'd be a nice gesture to give him a chance to do a "brothers night out". He does enough for me... time for me to give a little back.

Matt/Danruk
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I can't believe I beat Xydexx to this....

Ponies!

http://www.assateagueisland.com/ponyswim/ponyswim.htm

Swimming Ponies!

and it's been happening for 80something YeARS too. Talk about a "tradition"

Okay, so wheres the 80 year tradition of filming swimming kangaroos? The best I can find is on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-XMU3FGSt0

Hooray for things that swim. Can You swim? I bet you can! Last one in is a rotten egg!

*plunges*
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Responsibility vs. Temptations

The knowledge of having some responsible income now and saving up some money is awesome thanks to the tips from work, aside from when I get paid too. To realize that I have some good cash flow coming in is great. Responsible roos say to themselves this is a good stepping stone to save up so I can possibly get back to Canada and the Toronto area.

Temptation roos say "Oooh! Fursuit for cons!"
Silly tempted roos.

Matt/Danruk
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My first night on the job.

Walked away.


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With some money from tips in pocket. Yay!!


Actual Retail Value of Cash without going over gets you no prizes or showcases of fabulous trips or a new car. Sorry.
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i need coffee!

Actually yesterday I had a very decent large plastic barrelfulla ice coffee. One of those huge OMG oz. size plastic cups that are often found in most fast foody restaurants. In the small annoyance department mum and dad and mark would all prefer me to leave it in the fridge not-pre-sugared. So that means a few spoonsfulls in the cup while i'm stirring/mixing. This tends to:

A.) not really sugar the drink all that well
B.) until the last couple sips where drinking a sugary halfmelted sludge off the bottom results.

So I dont know if there's any better way to mix a few bits of sugar into a cold drink and have it set nicely and not end up with the sugarsludge at the bottom. Minor inconveniences. Oh well.

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Crossing all sorts of paws.

Did a really strong interview with a Limousine Company late last night.
The dispatcher for the night shift seemed really impressed with my drivers ed and courier job on past experience on resume.
I know the local south shore area around Massachusetts due to growing up around here.
I know routes to logan airport that aren't the usual routes.
So, I hope to hear something positive later today that I'm in like sin.

Otherwise, back to the drawing board and job hunt.


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A message for all NEFurs! Event Planning for May 22nd!

Hi, I'm Danruk Rooface and some of you NE furs know me and some of you don't.
I'm willing to wager MOST of you don't know or have never seen or exeprienced the sport of Australian Rules Football.

A mix and match of Rugby and Soccer and maybe a small touch of tackling styles from American Football (but no padding here!) Australian Rules Football is being presented in a day of local and international competition, hosted by the New England Aussie Football team, The Boston Demons.

There will be a couple games played over the course of a few hours, likely rain-or-shine conditions (but lets hope the weather holds up!) The Boston Demons will be up against a team hailing from Ontario, Canada made up from Players from in and around the Greater Toronto area. These are the OAFL "Awfuls" and some of the players will be hailing from the team I was following and cheering for, The Etobicoke Kangaroos, and I would love to help show and Support the Canucks as they road trip here to show off their skills in game and meet and greet those Kangaroo players that manage to make the road trip cut.

For those of you who might enjoy a fair day of live sporting event, or even just the potential of a place of public meet and greet for something to do as a group together socially, and cheer and support a fun active game, I hope you will all consider attending!


Now for the important details if you would like to come!

When: Saturday, May 22nd
Time: Noon to 4pm (Minimum of 2 games guarantee, potentially a third may be played)
Where: Lexington Vo-Tech High School
758 Marrett Rd Lexington Mass. (Very Close Off Rt 95/128)
Who: So far, Me, Myself and I, and maybe Shaui the Raccoon but possibly YOU too!

If you want more details or need questions for further clarification please feel free to contact me via my MSN Messenger or Yahoo, or leave a note/comment either on my FurAffinity page or my Livejournal Page (message cross posted to both)
Or if necessary, directly by email: danruk[at]lycos.com

Don't miss this public meet opportunity to make more fur friends and watch a good day of sport!
Bring a Picnic Lunch for yourself and yourself for yourself and be there!

Thank you all,

Danruk Rooface
once again NEfur and still in spirit OntarioFur (TorFur)
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