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libra Posted: Sat Sep 26 14:59:18 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I was just looking at some old threads last night, thinking about the way it used to be here at GT. It's weird, most people from back then still post from time to time, there's just something different. I know I'm supremely guilty in being DBF-y.

We also haven't had many new people show up in the last bit, in the way that used to kind of 'shake up' the community.
Anyway, I was just reminiscing about the 'good old days' and then thinking that maybe it's a good thing that I have less time to be online, but still missing the atmosphere of GT. We have a special place here.

So what is everyone up to now...where are you, what are you doing, what do you want, where are you going, etc.


P.S. does anyone know what's happened to Christophe?



 
Mesh Posted: Sat Sep 26 20:26:19 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'll reply more to this later, have to run now. But Libra, I really like your picture? Where is that at?

And Christophe is busy plotting his takeover of Belgium, then Europe after that, I'm sure.


 
Mesh Posted: Sat Sep 26 20:26:58 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ok, sorry. I wasn't asking if I really like your picture. I was stating.


 
Puck Posted: Sat Sep 26 20:52:28 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Well, the Puckster is doing that usual thing: work and sleep and little bits of fun stuff in between. I recently realized that I'm at a sufficiently comfortable point to start visiting here again. I figured that since I remembered my current/original gt-issued password that maybe I should come and look around.

Recently, I've taken an interest in drinking Amp and it reminds me of the all-nighters drinking Dew and posting here.

I won a bike in a drawing and so I've been getting it pimped out with accessories.

My old laptop died about six months ago and it's been a long process to rebuild my music supply, but it's helping me to branch out and find new artists.

I've got some vacation time coming up at the end of October and I need to decide whether or not it's going to involve getting getting drinks while wearing an inflatable Sumo suit and trying to play DDR. If that's what happens, I'll put that spectacle on youtube.


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Sep 27 02:54:24 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Alright. Well, what have I been doing? Mostly, it is really not very exciting. I have been working...work is good though. I continue to move up and make more money. Meetings with the CEO and VP? Not uncommon. It's a weird thing...I would have been the last person you'd expect that from three years ago. I am much more responsible, mature, and focused now, however. I do a lot of reading now. Mostly educational things, trying to expand my mind. Philosophy, religion, history, sociology, economics, etc etc. I waffle between being a hardcore work out every day guy and being a lazy bum. My social life isn't all that huge anymore. I've lost a lot of contact with a lot of people. I will still occasionally see some of them from time to time, or talk to them on facebook or whatever, but for the most part...I'd say I have very few friends these days. My best friends would be my sister, her boyfriend, and my ex-girlfriend, whom I have been good friends with since I moved here, so I am very much wanting to keep that friendship strong, though it can be painful at times. I go and see movies from time to time. Saw Wicked, which was awesome, by the way. If you get the chance to see it, I'd suggest doing so. Saw Tool play, which was absolutely amazing. Saw Bill Maher a while back, he was funny as hell.

But yeah, to sum it all up. Mostly, just working and spending a lot of time at home watching movies and reading, occasionally seeing movies or going to plays or hanging out with people I don't see very often anymore.


I don't know. I feel like I'm trying to sum up well over a years worth of my life in a post. I took a trip to San Fran and the bay area several months back, as well. Loved it. Really desire to live there some day. Absolutely am heartbroken that I had to leave.


 
Ahriman Posted: Sun Sep 27 03:31:34 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Well I'm leaving the Sierra Nevada Mountains to go back East with a buddy of mine where we will get an apartment in Buffalo, NY. Get a new job. Blah blah blah.

We did just have a huge festival called Symbiosis here. It was basically a 5 day rave. http://www.symbiosisgathering.com/news/

It was aaaaamaaaazzzing! I slept about 10 hours the whole five day period. It was all there ;) and so was I :)

Sam and I don't really know our route home yet but we are definitely up for suggestions on our ride from Yosemite to Buffalo, NY. Much love.


 
libra Posted: Sun Sep 27 03:33:17 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Wisenheimer said:
>I'll reply more to this later, have to run now. But Libra, I really like your picture? Where is that at?
>

Thanks. It is on the Sonoma Coast in Northern California. This beautiful little stretch of beach that my friend and I found and love now. It has lots of impressive rocks.

>And Christophe is busy plotting his takeover of Belgium, then Europe after that, I'm sure.

Yes...I'd just like to be prepared for the day he's introduced as the new ruler of everything.


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Sep 27 15:38:32 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I thought that looked like Northern Cali. God, I love it there. So sad not to live there :(


 
libra Posted: Mon Sep 28 16:42:14 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Wisenheimer said:
>I thought that looked like Northern Cali. God, I love it there. So sad not to live there :(

Me too!
Vancouver is pretty, but it will never be anything like Northern California. I only have a few months left of this master's program and then I get to go anywhere (or, where I get a job, most likely).




 
libra Posted: Mon Sep 28 16:43:17 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:

>
>My old laptop died about six months ago and it's been a long process to rebuild my music supply, but it's helping me to branch out and find new artists.
>

It's always nice to be forced to do/try something different in this way. I guess it's probably really frustrating too!!


 
addi Posted: Mon Sep 28 17:08:52 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I like this lane : )
Thanks, libra

Don't have any good info on Christophe. I can only guess he got fed up with our tolerance for muslims and decided he'd had enough. Or perhaps meshie is correct and he's too busy planning on taking over the world. I do miss his caustic ways.

Don't come here nearly as often as I once did...obviously. Been spending my free time building up my "addison" page on facebook with daily toons...hoping it will somehow lead to something. Doing freelance work besides that, and still hoping someday to make it into the New Yorker so I can justify my existence on this miserable planet : )
I still keep in touch with several GTers there so the relationships I built here are still going, at least with some of you.

Whether I post like a slut here or not I think I'll always and forever be a GTer.


 
Puck Posted: Mon Sep 28 19:58:31 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  libra said:

>It's always nice to be forced to do/try something different in this way. I guess it's probably really frustrating too!!

My initial reaction was confusion and then after a diagnostic and research, I was kind of relieved that it was gone because I was getting addicted to just being on it. I wasn't even really doing anything of importance on it. THEN I got to the point where I would think to myself "Hey, I want to listen to that one song. Let's go hop on the lapFUCK BEANS..." I got an enclosure today so I'm about to see if there's anything left of my junk. "Oh, glorious porn! I missed you!" ;p


 
Puck Posted: Mon Sep 28 20:03:34 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:

>Whether I post like a slut here or not I think I'll always and forever be a GTer.

Don't know about the rest of you, but I'm ready to pump up the volume on this bitch. Ya know...part-time.


 
Puck Posted: Mon Sep 28 21:19:53 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Specific subquestion (as to not hijack the thread):
What are some projects/hobbies that you've got going on, or have been meaning to start or get back into?


 
jennemmer Posted: Mon Sep 28 21:34:41 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Hey Libra, I keep forgetting you are in Vancouver. I've been living here now since July. We should grab a coffee or something before you take off wherever it is that life takes you (the e-mail that's listed for me does actually work).

As for me. I finally finished that damn thesis!!! And I have a real-ish job, that admittedly doesn't feel all that different than grad-school except that I'm now making more than minimum wage and not having to pay for the privilege. I kind of feel after the last few years of constant stress and deadlines like I'm having to re-learn how to have fun, but hopefully that will come.


 
Posted: Mon Sep 28 23:40:02 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'm doing alright - still living out in the desert. Right in the middle of purchasing my first home - escrow closes on Wednesday. Next major life move is acquiring a puppy.

I miss living in Canada (or anywhere that has seasons, really), but Arizona has been really nice for me so far. I'm gonna let this whole situation play out for at least a few more years, I figure.


 
mat_j Posted: Tue Sep 29 04:32:35 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Wow, it's weird when we all get together like this and have these mini reunions!!

At the moment I'm still living in Cardiff in a house share. I have been considering somehow changing this situation but it suits me just fine until next spring anyway (more on that in a mo).

I'm single at the moment, since Kate and i broke up (about a year ago now) and we moved out of our house, things have been strange. I've had two short relationships which lasted about 2 months a piece and a few dates here and there but nothing as concrete as i'd like. Saying that i had a last minute date last night which was super nice and lots of funso maybe things are picking up again ;-).

Just finished the final draft on my movie project i've been working on for the past 2 years, things are really starting to look up on that front. The film is scheduled to enter production Aprilish next year which means i will be paid, which means i can quit work (woohoo!) and get on with the serious business of writing.

And i think that just about covers it for now, as far as i can think anyhoo...



 
choke Posted: Tue Sep 29 18:40:40 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  At the moment I am sick in bed (oh my god the surprise). I'm still in NZ, still studying, although at the end of this semester I can go back to my hometown and do summer school extramurally for a few months and then HOPEFULLY I'll be finished a bachelor of communication :D

I'm applying for a programme that involves a year long contract to Japan, most commonly as an assistant to an English teacher. Sometimes I wake up in a panic, asking myself what I'm doing, ripping myself from everything I love to go somewhere where I won't know anyone or anything (on that note if anyone knows any Japanese or has been there and has anything to say about it I really need to start learning) but then I remember my exchange to the states and how much it bettered me and I think I HAVE to do it, to improve myself. I love my small town though. And my small country. But then, I'm sure I will end up loving theirs too.

Anyway that's just some of what's going through my head at the moment.

I emailed Christophe about a month ago and he said he was just starting school back, from what I gathered last time we actually msn'd it sounds like he's been doing extremely well in economics and is interested in future businessy things!

And to answer Puck, my hobbies at the moment include cleaning my room, going out with friends, doing occasional work, going for 10pm runs, blowing my nose, talking to the neighbours, and eating gluten free toast.

It's been good to read up on what you all have been doing :) I love knowing such a variety!


 
misszero Posted: Tue Sep 29 20:48:23 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  About 2 months ago i moved 10 hours away from all my friends and family. i now have a (mariginally) better position with the same company. work is a bit more full on, but the people are okay.
I'm living with 2 bizarre housemates whom i never really see. they aren't the good kind of bizarre and i think i'm going to start looking for a new place soon. i don't really know anyone in melbourne, so its been a bit... character building i guess.
i've been floating along pretty aimlessly for awhile now, but i'm starting to find a bit more motivation for various projects. i miss my friends and my family a lot.


 
libra Posted: Tue Sep 29 22:22:51 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  choke said:

>I'm applying for a programme that involves a year long contract to Japan, most commonly as an assistant to an English teacher.

This sounds really cool! I am also thinking about work abroad, and it sounds scary, but I'm sure it'd be fun! And a good experience.




 
libra Posted: Tue Sep 29 22:25:00 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  P.S. I'm trying to get better about signing into MSN and stuff (I have taken a looong break). So, if anyone ever wants to chat, I'm libra1173@hotmail.com on MSN.



 
Mesh Posted: Wed Sep 30 20:44:40 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  auguriesofinnocence_@hotmail.com


 
addi Posted: Thu Oct 1 06:34:10 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  mesh..you crack me up. You must change your MSN address once every week.

And libra, Ludwig said to give you a shout out, and to tell you he wants his boxers with the wee turtles on them back.


 
mat_j Posted: Thu Oct 1 13:57:41 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Thanks to the influence of my dear friend Miss M i am also back on the auld MSN after a 4 year hiatus.

predicatably (for some at least) my address is

thepurpleapple@hotmail.co.uk

Take it easy amigos.


 
iggy Posted: Sun Oct 4 14:14:18 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  it's nice to come in here and see the regulars still around.

it's been close to a decade since i discovered this nice little place tucked away in the world wide web.

i don't post as much as i used to before because of a few things that i needed to sort out, and GT happens to be a place where some memories are tied up to some things i want to be left behind.

i do come in once in a while to see how everyone is doing but stop short of typing a reply not because i don't care but i just don't know what to say these days.

i've become a little less chatty, a little bit more serious but still up for some silly fun once in a while.

i've been teaching film n video for 3 years now and still enjoying it.

i still do video projects from time to time and it's more of a passion project rather than a project that i have to do just because of making ends meet.

instead of going to surf these days, i've managed to pick up scuba diving and now travel around the world to dive from time to time and i'm still doing a beach bum thing regularly.
in fact i just returned from bali from a surf and dive trip and made quite a bit of new friends who welcomed me to their beach hut which i wanted to set up a long time ago.

i'm happily attached now to a very brave woman who can take my nonsense and have been in this relationship for about 2 years now.

i've also found a new family who is a strong one who loves as much as they give.

and i've decided to give religion another shot and am undergoing lessons for my conversion to Catholicism.

yup that's what i have now and am happy that life is simple and peaceful


 
Ahriman Posted: Sun Oct 4 21:33:57 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  In Moab, Utah. Bouldering and hiking.




:)


 
Posted: Sun Oct 4 23:28:58 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ahriman said:
>In Moab, Utah. Bouldering and hiking.
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>:)

I hear nothing of awesome things about biking in Moab.


 
kurohyou Posted: Tue Oct 6 00:25:42 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'm living outside of Keystone Colorado, same place for the last three years.

I'm still playing cop and facing the reality that the job has changed me in a lot of ways, despite my attempts to not let it.

I remember when walking into a total strangers house and prying into the intimate details of their lives seemed strange. Now its a regular thing and doesn't seem strange.

I remember when people would do something ridiclous and I'd think "that did not just happen." That too is now common place.

But its not what I remember that is odd. Its what i've forgotten. I've forgotten what its like not to be a cop. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing I'm not certain of.

I'm still a bad buddhist wanna be, hell bent on dislodging people from their comfortable stoops of certianity and blame.

My brother just got married. Something I didn't think I'd ever see. My work partner just got married too and I'm sitting in my room with his dog, sipping wine and listening to Bird York's song In the Deep from the movie Crash.

Its snowing outside.

I acutally come here at least a couple times a week and will occasionally interject something. But I mostly lurk, as I have for much of my tenure here.

The last year has been interesting. My step dad, a man who I thought was indestructable, died of a heart attack just before the first of the year. I still don't know what to think about that.

Life is what it is. And I'm still here. so I suppose on some level that means something.

For what it's worth...


 
kurohyou Posted: Tue Oct 6 00:28:36 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>I'm doing alright - still living out in the desert. Right in the middle of purchasing my first home - escrow closes on Wednesday. Next major life move is acquiring a puppy.
>
I'm on the puppy hunt as well. Striking out so I dog sit when I get the chance to with my partner and my brother's dog.

I'm beginning to think dogs are the best companions.

For what it's worth...


 
Mark Posted: Tue Oct 6 08:32:16 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Never been a real regular, but for those who care an update from me :)

Bought a house which I am renovating at the moment. As soon as it is finished I'm moving in and thus starting to live in a different city (after being in the same village for 26 years...).

Before the transfer of ownership of my house I've been on vacation for the first time in three years. Went to Iceland and Greenland and hiked around with a friend. I've grown especially fond of Iceland.

Still single :| Although it comes in handy when decorating a house :p all I get are a few short flirts and I miss having a steady relationship.

I do have a few good and strong friendships :)

At my job it is going al-right. Started out as a functional designer, am an information analyst at the moment and I hope to grow to architect level within two years. Plus I plan to start to get my master degree next year, hopefully graduating within the same two years.

Since I never manage to stay around here, I say until next time!


 
addi Posted: Tue Oct 6 10:31:31 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Kuro
I suspect just like everything else in life even the "strange" becomes commonplace after repetition. The good thing is that you're still around to reflect on it, being it can be such a dangerous job.
And a dog is the best companion...just go for a larger breed as the teenie ones are just too wimpy. ; )

And Mark, great to hear from you. Interesting that you and Crim are both dealing with new house purchases, and both of you are still single too. An ocean apart yet so much in common.


 
Posted: Tue Oct 6 12:01:56 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
> still single

not exactly :)


 
addi Posted: Wed Oct 7 07:38:07 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:

>not exactly :)

Have I missed something, Crim?


 
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Oct 7 19:36:23 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  addi said:
>CriminalSaint said:
>
>>not exactly :)
>
>Have I missed something, Crim?
>
Well, apparently if he's no longer single, then he must be plural eh ?


 
Puck Posted: Sun Oct 11 21:52:48 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:

>Well, apparently if he's no longer single, then he must be plural eh ?

*gasp!* we're in the presence of royalty!


 
ifihadahif Posted: Mon Oct 12 20:11:23 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Puck said:
>ifihadahif said:
>
>>Well, apparently if he's no longer single, then he must be plural eh ?
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>*gasp!* we're in the presence of royalty!
>
Well, I suppose if any GT'ers were considered royalty it would have to be the Crims.
:-)


 
Puck Posted: Mon Oct 12 22:59:50 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  well, after a brief sprawl in porn, yeah! lolz


 
Mesh Posted: Sat Oct 31 14:12:32 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Moving while in the throws of the flu. Not fun.


 
misszero Posted: Sun Jul 25 10:37:20 2010 Post | Quote in Reply  
  an update update?
still living far away from the people i love.

the person i moved to leave behind is my housemate again. got into his phd program down here. stupid idea to be housemates again, but its good most of the time. we're both making more friends now.

changed roles at work and actually like going there now.

have a goal in life to work towards, though no idea exactly how to do it.

still single.


 



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