Haye Mike! Suuqgeyntu Sidoo Kale Waxay Ku Saabsan Yihiin

Yesterday, I received an email from a reader, Mike, who asked why I would put a picture on my blog that displays me as dark-haired, fit and trim when – in reality – I'm graying and overweight. Ironically, the picture you see on my blog is me about 5 years ago. I've gained a few pounds and my hair is more gray, but it's me there.

doug sethOn aniga ku saabsan page, you'll find a picture of me meeting Seth Godin. The picture in my header has me in the same suit as the suit I'm wearing in the picture with Seth. It's my favorite suit and I still wear it. I've never had it tailored, but I do find my belly is leaning over my belt much more than it ever has.

In the last month I've been motivated to drop some pounds and have dropped 10 pounds. In all honesty, I could stand to lose 100 pounds. I'm definitely obese – the results of a lifestyle of no exercise and too much food.

Anyways, I was startled by Mike's email but felt compelled to answer it. The purpose of my picture in my header is not to find the most horrid picture I can find and post it there to scare away people. It's a picture that I like. I am, in fact, recognizable in the picture (it's not THAT long ago) and people come up to me every so often to let me know that they read my blog.

The picture is doing its job… it's putting a welcoming face to my blog and showing folks that there's a real person behind it.

Pamela Anderson la'aan qurxiyo Have you ever seen Pamela Anderson without make-up? Does anyone go up to Pamela and tell her that she's ‘lying' to people because she looks so much better with pounds of make-up on? Of course not! And her only skill is si aad u eegto wanaag.

My job isn't to be a male model or actor. My job is to work within the marketing and technology fields and share that information with my blog's readers. If you think I'm somehow doing anyone a disservice or being dishonest by taking a nice corporate glamor shot of myself and posting it in my header… get a life.

Mike, you must be the same guy that sends his hamburger back because it doesn't look like the commercial. Have you written Tom Cruise yet to let him know he should look as short as he is in his movies? Next time you decide to contact me through my contact form, man up and use a real email address. I wrote the email address you passed me and it bounced.

PS: I'm not wearing any make-up in the header picture. 🙂

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    Douglas,

    Kadib markaan aqriyay qoraalkan waxaan dareemay inaan qasbay inaan faallo ka bixiyo. Barashada xiriirka bulshada waxay i siisay aragti xiiso leh oo ku saabsan maahmaahdii hore? Aragtida waa run oo waa in la maareeyaa.? Waxaan u arkaa wax xiiso leh inta qof ee jira - sida akhristaha Mike - oo aan ka warqabin in dhacdadan ay jirto, ama haddii kale ay gebi ahaanba ku fadeexeeyeen. Waxaan u maleynayaa in doodaada aad ku taageereyso tan oo ah dhaqan la aqbali karo ay ahayd mid si wanaagsan loo farsameeyay. Xaqiiqdii way fiicantahay in lagu arko weji soo dhaweyn ah dusha sare ee bartaada oo aan dhaafsiisneyn xadka caqliga ama anshaxa si loo arko sababta aad u dooran laheyd da 'yar, soo dhaweyn? waji u fiirinaya si loo soo bandhigo dadweynaha. Pamela Anderson waxoogaa ayaa soo jiidasho leh oo maad ah. Tani waxay ahayd markii iigu horreysay ee aan waligay arko Pam iyada oo aan is qurxin? nin, waxaan dareemayaa sidaas? been laga sheegay! Waan hubaa in qofna (oo aan ahayn Mike dabcan) uu kugu qancin karo toogashadaada soo jiidashada shirkadda. Aniga mid aad ayaan ugu faraxsanahay inaad dooratay inaad soo dhigto iyo xitaa intaa ka sii badan si Mike uu go'aansaday inuu kuugu yeero, iyada oo aan la helin dad sida Mike oo kale ah, waligeen ma aanan helin farxad ka heleysa caqligaaga caqliga leh. Ka dib oo dhan, kaliya maahan suuqgeyn? Sidoo kale ku saabsan qurxinta ,? sidoo kale waxay ku saabsan tahay awoodda lagu leexinayo mindi mararka qaarkood ee diidmada qaab u leh xirfad labadaba isla markaana caqli iyo hal abuur leh oo ku filan oo dadweynaha loogu jiido dhinacaaga. Wanaagsan

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    Ouch Doug, wuxuu ku dhacayaa khiyaanooyinka aan xitaa dhajinta faallooyinka? Waxaan kuu rajeynayaa nasiib inaad lumiso miisaanka. Mid ka mid ah shaqaalihii aad wada shaqeeyn jirteen, Dan W., ayaa sii wadaya inuu aamusnaan hoos u dhigo rodol waxaana rajeynayaa inaad sidaas oo kale sameyn kartaan.

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    Waxaan kuugu hambalyaynayaa 10ka rodol, Doug, iyo nasiib wacan nidaamka jimicsiga mustaqbalka. Anigu waxaan ka mid ahay kuwa nasiibka badan, oo ku barakeysan dheef-shiid kiimikaad sarreeya, laakiin waxaan hubaa inay taasi dhaqso u dhici doonto, markii aan gaadho 30-jirkayga.

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    Shaqo fiican Doug inaad miisaanka iska rido Way fududahay in la xidho miisaanka oo aad u adag in laga saaro.

    Si kastaba ha noqotee, waxaan ka walwalsanahay inaad qof sidan oo kale ah ugu yeedho boostada dadweynaha.

    Qofkani Mike wuu kula soo xiriiray, si gaar ah, inuu wax u soo qaado iyo sababtoo ah "wuu kaa argagaxay", taasi waxay ka dhigeysaa mid u qalma boosto?

    Maxay yihiin e-mayllada kale ee gaarka loo leeyahay ee aad hesho oo aad isku beddelayso qoraallo? laga yaabaa inaad u baahan tahay siyaasad gaar ah oo ku saabsan boggaaga?

    Mid ka mid ah faallooyinkaaga kor ku xusan ee ka yimid Patrick Farrell wuxuu leeyahay "ku dhicitaanka tuugagyada aan xitaa dhajinta faallooyinka" laakiin ma arko sida emaylka gaarka loo leeyahay loogu tixgeliyo inuu yahay gorgortan.

    Sida iska cad Mike wuxuu keenay qodob sax ah adiguna waxaad kuhadashay qoraalkan dhexdiisa.

    Waan ku raacsanahay inay tahay wax yar oo marin habaabin ah oo leh sawir duug ah oo ah madaxaaga. Waxaan sidoo kale ku raacsanahay sababta aad u sameysay inkastoo.

    Si kastaba ha noqotee, ka waran haddii qof doonayo inuu kuu shaqaaleysiiyo hadal ama soo bandhigid waxayna u maleynayaan inay ka helayaan ninkaaga madaxaaga, markaa markaad timaaddo oo aad u muuqato mid ka duwan?

    Sikastaba ha noqotee, shaqo fiican oo ku saabsan miisaanka hoos u dhaca. Sameynta socodka maalinlaha ah iyo cabitaanka biyo badan ayaa kaa caawin doona.

    Sidoo kale, xakamaynta qaybta sidoo kale. Waan ogahay inay adagtahay laakiin waxaad umuuqataa qof dadaala. Waad samayn kartaa. Akhristayaashaadu kalsooni ayey kugu qabaan.

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      Hm. Kani waa qormadii aan isku dayey inaan faallo ka bixiyo, laakiin ma awoodin. Hadda, waan ku faraxsanahay taas maxaa yeelay waxay i siinaysaa fursad aan ku arko waxa dadka kale leeyihiin.

      Uma maleynayo inaad u egtahay qof shaqsi ahaan aad uga duwan tahay sawirkaaga madaxa. Waa "madax-xannuun" dhammaantiis, mar walbana wax yar baannu ka duwan nahay marka aad isku darka xirmada oo dhan isku darto. Maxay rabaan inaad sameyso? Ma ku dhejin doontaa sawirka jirka oo buuxa madaxa? Hadda taasi waxay hubaal ku biirin laheyd aqoonta iyo waxbarashada aan ka helno bartaada, miyaanay kula ahayn? (ku qor indhaha oo duudduuban iyo "julie" sarcasm halkan) Had iyo jeer waxaan doortaa waxa baloogyada aan akhriyo iyada oo ku saleysan haddii aan heli karo sawir sax ah oo blogger ah.

      Waxaan si adag u diidanahay bayaanka in sawirkaagii hore uu yahay mid marin habaabin ah, qaasatan markii la shaqaaleeyo si uu u hadlo ama u bandhigo. Xaqiiqdii waxaad u fidisaa adeegyadan ururkeyga waana inaan dhahaa qof walba had iyo jeer wuu ka baqayaa tirada badan ee ay kaa barteen. Ma jiro qof dan ka leh muuqaalkaaga jirka (illaa intaad qubeysato oo aad labbisato, waan hubaa).

      Saaxiib shaqsi ahaaneed iyo jaal wadaag ganacsi waxaan leeyahay ku ilaali sawirkaaga cinwaanka sida uu yahay hana ka siin fikir kale. Waxay u taagan tahay dhoolla-caddayntaada xiisaha leh iyo naxariistaada runta ah; ereyadaada iyo qoraaladaadu waxay matalayaan sirdoonkaaga iyo xog uruurinta ballaaran iyo xirfadaha faafinta.

      Grr. Mawduucani runtii wuu “kor u kacay khayaanadaydii”. Waxaan kuugu hambalyeynayaa miisaanka oo yaraaday oo sii wad, in kastoo! Waxaan rabnaa inaad sida ugu macquulsan aad u caafimaad qabtid. Ma qiyaasi karo nooca dynamo ee aad ahaan laheyd tamar badan… ..Daawo dunida ……

      haraaga

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    Wow - qof kastaa wuxuu leeyahay ra'yigiisa u gaarka ah ee ku saabsan qoraalkan waana taas faallooyinka loogu talagalay. Anigu shaqsiyan waxaan u maleynayaa inay fikrad fiican ahayd in tan la dhajiyo. Waxay ii ahayd il-furid in aan garto in ay muhiim tahay in aad iska dhigto muuqaal naftaada u eg oo fiican. Dabcan, ma dooneysid sawir kaa dhigaya mid aan la aqoonsan karin, laakiin kiiskan, ma aadan dooneyn. Waad ku mahadsantahay tilmaamida fikraddan suuq geynta ah dhamaanteen.

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