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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.
Mightion Defensor
posted 01-22-2018 03:53:42 AM
Still doing inbound tech support.

It's for business-class customers, so they're somewhat easier to deal with than end-user customers. Except when they want to upgrade their services; since some certified genius decided we in the tech support department should take some of the load off of sales by handling upgrades, so sales can focus on new customers...

...and also when they're not. I cherish the irony of someone who is under non-pay disconnect complaining how we (meaning, not him) run a business.

Addy
posted 01-25-2018 02:51:08 PM
Hmmm. Engaged and getting married this summer. Recently moved to the South for my fianc�s job, still undecided how I feel about it vs Minnesota. But I am glad we got out before the Super Bowl (I worked right where it was all happening). I am currently contracting as a project manager in the telecommunications business.
Rodent King
Stabbed in the Eye
posted 01-31-2018 04:51:55 PM
Still roommates with Zair, but we're enjoying our fourth year in a pretty big house now. My 'family business' is very quickly becoming just 'My business' as my mom is retiring more and more.

Took up a hobby of creating custom furniture with a high-tech twist. Still playing drums in a competitive bagpipe band.

Dang. Not much has changed in the last four years.

Dated a woman from Sweden for about a year and a half, but she got homesick and broke it off.

My inner child is bigger than my outer adult.
Falaanla Marr
I AM HOT CHIX
posted 02-14-2018 11:10:34 PM
Bought a house in Madison WI 2 months ago tomorrow. Adopted a 4th cat and live with my girlfriend of 11+ years (she moved up here to WI with me in November 2012).

Working for a software company based out of San Francisco and lead a team of around 15 support specialists based in various offices around the globe. I get to go to Dublin Ireland 2-3 times a year, and San Francisco 2-3 times a year as a result.

Overall, I'm pretty happy. Got to a point in life I never quite expected I'd get to but hey!

Falaanla Marr fucked around with this message on 02-14-2018 at 11:21 PM.

Gunslinger Moogle
No longer a gimmick
posted 02-22-2018 03:02:35 PM
My life has been a largely unmitigated series of disasters and I have accomplished virtually nothing except barely surviving them. Thanks, severe untreated mental illness.



moogle is the 3241727861th binary digit of pi

Disclaimer: I'm just kidding, I love all living things.
The fastest draw in the Crest.
"The Internet is MY critical thinking course." -Maradon
"Gambling for the husband, an abortion for the wife and fireworks for the kids they chose to keep? Fuck you, Disneyland. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is the happiest place on Earth." -JooJooFlop

Mortious
Gluttonous Overlard
posted 02-23-2018 06:57:58 PM
quote:
Gunslinger Moogle said:
My life has been a largely unmitigated series of disasters and I have accomplished virtually nothing except barely surviving them.

Sounds like me, only add "spending someone else's money like it's going out of fashion".

Manticore
Not Much Fun Anymore
posted 03-07-2018 07:12:48 AM
I posted about it in another thread but yeah I work in Vietnam now doing game economy / monetization for a mobile gaming company. No wife. Sorta have a girlfriend.

Oh, and I'm going bald, but like in a "haha we can joke about this" way, not in a "Why does Manticore not seem to notice he looks like Friar Tuck" kind of way.

"France tried to turtle, but Hitler did a tank rush before they were ready. Just shows how horribly unbalanced real life is. They should release a patch."
Cadga Prime
Pancake
posted 03-08-2018 01:13:21 AM
had a third kid.

Got remarried to a hot latina

I drive a big truck and put stuff on roofs.


I write a bit too.

Bloodsage
Heart Attack
posted 03-10-2018 06:35:06 PM
quote:
Quoth Manticore:
I posted about it in another thread but yeah I work in Vietnam now doing game economy / monetization for a mobile gaming company. No wife. Sorta have a girlfriend.

Oh, and I'm going bald, but like in a "haha we can joke about this" way, not in a "Why does Manticore not seem to notice he looks like Friar Tuck" kind of way.


What city? Did a tour of the country a few years back and really enjoyed most of it. Hanoi, not so much, but Hue and Saigon, rock and roll.

To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.

--Satan, quoted by John Milton

Mortious
Gluttonous Overlard
posted 03-11-2018 02:22:10 PM
quote:
Bloodsage said:
Did a tour of the country a few years back

Mortious fucked around with this message on 03-11-2018 at 02:22 PM.

Vorbis
Vend-A-Goat
posted 03-15-2018 11:16:29 PM
quote:
Karnaj had this to say about Knight Rider:
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's been a wonderful {{ years_married }}, hasn't it? Though strangely, I now have kids who are closer to the age I was when I joined these fora than I am to the age I last posted regularly. Guess that's the odd consequence of an open relationship...

...but I still tell the story of how my Geo Metro broke down on the way to [college] visit Karnaj.

Karnaj
Road Warrior Queef
posted 03-16-2018 07:23:11 AM
Ah yes, what could've been. Also, in retrospect, I'm amazed a Geo Metro made it as far as it did. Didn't you break down in some hellish place like Fargo?
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.

Vorbis
Vend-A-Goat
posted 03-16-2018 10:55:19 AM
quote:
Karnaj had this to say about Cuba:
Ah yes, what could've been. Also, in retrospect, I'm amazed a Geo Metro made it as far as it did. Didn't you break down in some hellish place like Fargo?

Between Bismarck and Fargo. Had to get towed back to Bismarck. #1 question people had was "so why're you in Bismarck?"

Karnaj
Road Warrior Queef
posted 03-20-2018 07:53:00 AM
quote:
Aw, geez, I have Vorbis all over myself!
Between Bismarck and Fargo. Had to get towed back to Bismarck. #1 question people had was "so why're you in Bismarck?"

To which I hope you answered, in an exasperated tone, "Because I just had to have heterosexual sodomy with some dude in New Jersey I've never met before! But now that's out the window!"

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.

Solstyce
Vampiric pixie that might eat your face, if you're lucky
posted 03-25-2018 04:18:51 AM
What ho.

Still mostly a loser, now farting between a number of bad jobs. I've never got married and no children occurred. This sounds a lot bleaker than it actually is - I can pick up at any time, find a similar bad job, and be Canadian in another place. This kind of juvenile freedom is appealing to me. I need to buy a camper van.

No longer dating Leopold, but we're still pinky-promise best buds. He's dating a girl with pink hair and I'm dating a man who is 98% beard.

My bad fanfiction has matured into acceptable general fiction, and I'm currently figuring out how to be creative and fed in this ridiculous world.

Shhh. Everyone will hear us. Everyone will know.
Callalron3
Pancake
posted 03-29-2018 08:06:03 PM
Still married. Moved from the condo to a proper house-with-a-yard-and-stuff. Had another son, who will turn 3 this June. Oldest son will start middle school, going to a math and science magnet school come September.

Told the job out at the base to /gofuk. Did the self-employed thing for a while. I am starting a new job as a casino surveillance operator at New York New York Hotel & Casino where my shift supervisor will be.....Josh! He helped out with getting me an interview and what to study up on. To Josh!

Drysart
Pancake
posted 03-30-2018 06:28:47 AM
Oh, you know Josh? How's he doing these days?
Callalron3
Pancake
posted 04-12-2018 04:21:00 AM
He's doing pretty well. He got skinny, bought a condo, and is Supervisor on my shift.
Kermitov3
Pancake
posted 04-16-2018 04:07:20 PM
Just turned 37, Still living in San Jose, First Officer on the Embraer 175 at SkyWest Airlines, going to captain school in a couple months. Riding my motorcycle on off days and transitioning male to female, so that's been fun.

Life amirite?

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