After some hard questions, it is felt by the author of this blog thatit is only fair that I finally reveal myself to you, the Lotuscommunity. You know me as Samantha, and until now I have perpetuatedthe illusion that I am not a real person. However, circumstances havechanged and I think it is only fair that I come forward and tell youwhat is really going on.
I am real. The "design team" that you have all come to know and loveare, in actuality, the imaginary figments. Mary Beth Raven, my finestcreation, is really an elaborate facade. Paying for that fine actresswho stands up at all the conferences has cost me a pretty penny, I'lladmit, but it has been worth it. The fact so many of you believe in herand will swear to seeing her and even speaking with her attests to thestrength and power of your willingness to believe.
I am fond of all my creations. Basing John Lance on Troy McCLurewas a stroke of genius, in my opinion. In revealing thatJohn-the-Calendar-designer is not real, you must understand by now thatCalendarOverlays in Notes 8.5. are also not real, either.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I confess that the witty, intelligentMargo, the ribald Kathy, my recent creation Michelle, are all imaginarydesigners, created to help me learn Notes 8.
But times change and hard realities must be faced. The "design team"has served their purpose, and given that I have heard rumors that somebloggers were intent on revealing my secret I have chosen to beat themto the punch.
So there you have it. At this point the best I can do is retire "thecrew" as I've come to think of them. I am not entirely certain whatwill become of this blog, but perhaps I will turn it over to my goodfriend Ted (although, between you and me I strongly suspect that ifthat happens it will be Betty writing in Ted's name).
Anyway, it has been fun.
April 1, 2008
also often called "April Fool's Day"