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Topic: Been a couple years, lets get caught up!
Brahmin Bloodlust
High Priest of Drysart
posted 12-27-2017 02:16:59 PM
I know a few of us have connected through Facebook and all that fun jazz, but every couple years I come back and see how the original group of internet friends I made is doing. Becuase, for some reason, we all end up skimming through here once in a blue moon.

So, I'll start.

We bought the house just 2 years ago now, have an instagram famous pug, I started a photography business that is based around pet portraits, and we are about to sell the home we bought 2 years ago and move south, because NJ is too expensive and we want to be closer to our family members that we care about.

YOUR TURN. HOWS THINGS!?

Brahmin Bloodlust fucked around with this message on 12-27-2017 at 02:17 PM.

Azakias
Never wore the pants, thus still wields the power of unused (_|_)
posted 12-29-2017 07:37:15 AM
Joined the Navy, got married, got divorced, had a kid, got married, had another kid, bought a house, got out of the Navy, had twins.

Worked an awful civilian job, and found a new one. I quit for the novelty of being able to do it, found out I love doing field work. Went from being a field service tech for medical, to being a field service tech for the power industry. Got laid off, then got hired as a field engineer for medical devices. Got a better offer to be an electrical excitation field engineer for power delivery, which is a fancy way of saying I install, maintain, and troubleshoot power plants all over the world.

Considering I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up, I think I've done alright.

Oh, and I still draw in my spare time. Writing a webcomic, now.

"Age by age have men stood up and said to the world, 'From what has come before me, I was forged, but I am new and greater than my forebears.' And so each man walks the world in ruin, abandoned and untried. Less than the whole of his being"
Bloodsage
Heart Attack
posted 12-29-2017 07:48:58 AM
I'm still in the Air Force, but retire this Summer with 30 years. Not planning to work after, and not 100% sure where we'll end up, but in between retiring and settling down, we plan an epic road trip to see the country, camp, and hang out on our friends' couches. Been married almost 29 years now, and have only lived in the US 2 out of the last 15 years. Our last dog passed away in 2015 and we've been travelling too much to get another, so we can't wait to get a puppy this coming year.
To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.

--Satan, quoted by John Milton

diadem
eet bugz
posted 12-29-2017 04:04:31 PM
Took up travel and obstacle course races.
play da best song in da world or me eet your soul
Mortious
Gluttonous Overlard
posted 12-30-2017 07:11:36 AM
I restore and sell classic cars, mostly English tat and 60's/70's Alfa Romeo's.

Never re-wire an Alfa Romeo from the 60's or 70's. You will regret it. The Italians have no concept of backups and everything is in sequence. Oh, your rear demister button is broken? EVERYTHING BROKE.

nem-x
posted 01-01-2018 05:27:47 PM
Karnaj
Road Warrior Queef
posted 01-02-2018 01:30:53 PM
I'm still married (to Vorbis), have a good job that I like, live beneath my means (but by no means an ascetic lifestyle), and I have no kids and no intention of having any. Life's pretty good.
That's the American Dream: to make your life into something you can sell. - Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. - John Kenneth Galbraith



Beer.

Brahmin Bloodlust
High Priest of Drysart
posted 01-03-2018 10:25:36 AM
Yay Replies! Before I reply, some people already follow her, but here is
Philomena the Pug's Instagram for daily cute injections (and to see what I do with my life haha) and what I do, the largely less popular photography instagram.

quote:
Azakias's unholy Backstreet Boys obsession manifested in:

Considering I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up, I think I've done alright.


I think this is the understatement of life. It wasn't until I was about to turn 36 that I finally figured out, "I'm a photographer". Graphic Design, Web Development, All that bullshit... I finally was pushed by peers who I saw as world class professional photographers, and they were like, "Why aren't you doing this for money? What the hell is wrong with you"... well here I am!


quote:
Bloodsage stumbled drunkenly to the keyboard and typed:
I'm still in the Air Force, but retire this Summer with 30 years. Not planning to work after, and not 100% sure where we'll end up, but in between retiring and settling down, we plan an epic road trip to see the country, camp, and hang out on our friends' couches. Been married almost 29 years now, and have only lived in the US 2 out of the last 15 years. Our last dog passed away in 2015 and we've been travelling too much to get another, so we can't wait to get a puppy this coming year.

It's amazing that, when I started coming here, you were, "the old dude"... now most of my friends are around your age. That is so awesome you're getting to retirement and will be roaming the states exploring. I really want to do that too, and will get to soon with my photography. Enjoy Puppy time and retirement time, well deserved!

quote:
diadem had this to say about Captain Planet:
Took up travel and obstacle course races.

Traveling is super fun, obstacle courses... I guess are fun too! Love some of those shots.

quote:
Mortious was listening to Cher while typing:
I restore and sell classic cars, mostly English tat and 60's/70's Alfa Romeo's.

Never re-wire an Alfa Romeo from the 60's or 70's. You will regret it. The Italians have no concept of backups and everything is in sequence. Oh, your rear demister button is broken? EVERYTHING BROKE.


I love that is where life brought you Mort, you have a site/gallery of some of your work? I love Alfas, but would never ever buy one, because I'm not a mechanic of any sort, and I know that is a key component of owning an Alfa haha.

quote:
nem-x painfully thought these words up:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIhj6HCD-UU

This made me pine for those simpler times...

quote:
A sleep deprived Karnaj stammered:
I'm still married (to Vorbis), have a good job that I like, live beneath my means (but by no means an ascetic lifestyle), and I have no kids and no intention of having any. Life's pretty good.

It sounds like my life with my life, we have the means, but still live like broke college kids on minimum wage, don't want kids, only pugs... ONLY PUGS ALWAYS.

Blindy.
Suicide (Also: Gay.)
posted 01-03-2018 10:46:01 AM
I have three kids now. Shit.
Karnaj
Road Warrior Queef
posted 01-03-2018 11:33:26 AM
quote:
Aw, geez, I have Blindy. all over myself!
I have three kids now. Shit.

...that you know of. :giggity:

That's the American Dream: to make your life into something you can sell. - Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. - John Kenneth Galbraith



Beer.

Mortious
Gluttonous Overlard
posted 01-06-2018 07:50:04 AM
No gallery of my work yet, no. I did have one, but (long story) one of the partners in the business decided to steal a lot of my work in the form of physical items and credit for work I had done and he claimed he had. He was a bit of a cunt. He severely damaged my reputation by offering a vehicle to a chap in the south of the UK which I would restore to his specifications, turns out he promised this chap a LOT more than I had agreed to and the chap then dragged me through the mud because I was the face of the business and the end result was a vehicle he didn't like.

So I shut down the business for a while and am re-branding it this year, mostly to take the name of the aforementioned cunt partner out of the business' name.

Lesson learned; work alone and trust no one. NO ONE.

Ferret
Poing! Poing!
posted 01-08-2018 05:42:34 PM
I've been the IT guy over at Double Fine for seven years or so now. Getting married to my Fiance this Summer.

I've got a garden I grew too much chard in this last season, fuck that vegetable.

I have a tiny black cat named Wednesday. She spends half the time sleeping on my lap and the other half of the time screaming that the heater isn't warm enough.

Y.O.T.C
No longer a Towel Girl
posted 01-11-2018 10:39:21 PM
I am now working for a 3d printing prosthetics company.
Pvednes
Lynched
posted 01-13-2018 07:01:30 AM
Been consulting for 7 years now. I get new medical devices through a gruesome regulatory approval process, and do biology-flavoured computer programming.
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