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    What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by DuDZiK on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:03 pm

    As the title says.

    Since the old forum closed down, years have passed. I've loved... I've lost... I've loved and lost again. I graduated from university with a major in Celtic Studies, so you can imagine how easy a time I had finding a career. Now I'm back in college for a program in Editing and Publishing, with being an editor as my end-goal. I have two+ bookshelves full of books, one entirely for fantasy books. If anyone needs recommendations, I'm your man. Wink

    It helps that I've been working at a bookstore for the past 4+ years.
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    Post by rainshadow on Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:26 pm

    DuD(e)!

    ZiK.





    See what I did there?


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    Post by Gregoriouse The Great on Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:19 pm

    I am a psychology major who otherwise has no life. But I enjoy what I have of it.


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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Blind Angel on Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:32 pm

    I graduated with my Bachelor Degree in History and English in 2011.
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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Linayus on Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:55 pm

    Hmm.. well.. life hasn't changed too much for me in the last few years aside from keeping just one woman in my life. Wink (I know.. the PI Don has a steady lady! It's insane!)

    Work is pretty crazy right now as we're in the middle of some heavy overhauls to our applications, but it's a good thing. Keeps us busy and in the end will make me more marketable to other companies. Wink
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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Arcea-Drakkarre on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:07 pm

    My life has been an insane adventure with major plot twists, shocking turns, breathtaking moments, and nail-biting thrills.
    In the time since I lost touch with PI I have moved 12 times, was engaged twice and raised a fiance's daughter for 3 years, saved lives, almost lost my own, gained more scars than I can count, began tattooing as a career, experienced tragedies and triumphs, and learned a lot about myself and other people.

    Currently I am working a job and tattooing, going to be living alone soon, single, and focusing on building the life I want to live (once I cease being a wandering waif and figure out what that is).
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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Gregoriouse The Great on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:11 pm

    wow... I'm not sure if you'd have time for the details on that one lol.


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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Arcea-Drakkarre on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:18 pm

    It's more of a series of novels than a short story...Haha...
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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by alvspr on Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:24 pm

    I was married in 2009.

    Had my first child in 2011. Emma is adorable and is now almost 2 1/2.

    Had my second child in 2013. Quinn is a handsome little boy aged 4 months.

    Holy crap! alvspr's got kids!!!!
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    Post by Renya on Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:58 pm

    alvspr wrote:I was married in 2009.

    Had my first child in 2011.  Emma is adorable and is now almost 2 1/2.

    Had my second child in 2013.  Quinn is a handsome little boy aged 4 months.

    Holy crap! alvspr's got kids!!!!
    In summary , Mr Alvspr's been Makin the babies Cool 
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    Post by alvspr on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:04 pm

    Renya wrote:
    alvspr wrote:I was married in 2009.

    Had my first child in 2011.  Emma is adorable and is now almost 2 1/2.

    Had my second child in 2013.  Quinn is a handsome little boy aged 4 months.

    Holy crap! alvspr's got kids!!!!
    In summary , Mr Alvspr's been Makin the babies Cool 
    Holy crap! Now that you mention it - alvspr got laid!
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    Post by Gregoriouse The Great on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:15 pm

    Now now settle down lol


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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Renya on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:17 pm

    Ha, congrats.... that is, for the babies...


    Me, I haven't been up to much really, well nothing thats interesting enough to post about anyway, I considered making some stuff up but then realized I couldn't really be bothered.
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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by shadowsiren on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:32 pm

    Congrats alvspr!  Kids are awesome Smile

    I graduated with a degree in History in 2010 and am "employed" round the clock as a stay home mom. Had my second kid in 2011 and my third earlier this year - so my life is currently dominated by the three cutest little boys in existence. Moved a few times... nothing horribly exciting but I'm loving it Smile
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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Linayus on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:51 pm

    Awesome alvspr! Congratulations on the little ones!
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    Post by Aravis on Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:01 pm

    Well, I graduated with my RN in 2010, immediately jumped back into school for a higher degree in nursing, hurt my neck and ended up needing surgery so I took a year off. Finding a job has been really difficult so a few summer jobs getting experience here and there and now I'm once again, back in school full time working on my BSN so I can go to PA school.

    not a whole lot! always trying to keep the balance between keeping myself healthy and pursuing what I want in a career
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    Post by Linayus on Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:06 pm

    Aravis wrote:Well, I graduated with my RN in 2010, immediately jumped back into school for a higher degree in nursing, hurt my neck and ended up needing surgery so I took a year off.  Finding a job has been really difficult so a few summer jobs getting experience here and there and now I'm once again, back in school full time working on my BSN so I can go to PA school.  

    not a whole lot! always trying to keep the balance between keeping myself healthy and pursuing what I want in a career
    I have nothing but respect and admiration for your dedication, through all the tough times you've had, to continue to pursue your career and your dreams. You are an amazing woman!
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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Mistress Cara on Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:32 pm

    Well I got married in 2010.found a job that's just about perfect for me and I have some great friends now. I've got a new hobby that is a job all im itself lol. Railfanning is great lol

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    Post by Dinwar on Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:35 pm

    Well, when the forum shut down I was working as an environmental geologist (soil and groundwater). I've since moved to California and got a job as a paleontologist. I went from a field grunt who was told--I kid you not--that I wasn't paid to have an opinion to a person that's paid for his opinion. And right now I'm running the paleo side of a job, with between 5 and 10 people working under me on any given day.

    My wife's life has been even more insane....She was a massage therapist. Then a grad student in a physics Ph.D. program. Then a massage therapist again. Then a student again, going into teaching. Then a teacher. Then a massage therapist again.

    Our first hatchling is on the way in mid-October. I'm both excited and terrified.

    I discovered Minecraft, and have lost countless hours to that game.
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    Post by aammondd on Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:13 am

    I work as an IT consultant so have had a few gigs since the shutdown and several stints of unemployment.

    My daughters have just recently passed their drivers license tests so they can now drive on their own.

    Ive been annoying my friends with occasional Wall of Text FB posts on Politics and Philosophy.

    And in general trying to keep up with as many friends from the board as I could limited time permitting. FB is a terrible tool for communities like this.
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    Re: What Have You Been Up To?

    Post by Ckyle7 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:32 am

    It is so wonderful to read about everyone's adventures since we last communicated.  For those here who do not know what I've been doing since the old pi, I got married and after 2 years of marriage, had a little boy called Azzy (Azriel). By the time he turned 1, I had seperated from my husband and began my busy life as a single mum. Azzy is 3 and a half now. I am still teaching, mostly Kindergarten and Year one and am currently teaching my ninth class.

    Since the new pi has started, I've been given my first moderator title and have found a few old friends I lost contact with. I can now post poetry and photography here and annoy people less on Facebook and Instagram. I next look forward to bringing Sea Girl out of her box for a frolic on pi, yet again. I have kept in contact with quite a few people from the old pi but it was never the same without a forum to come home to. I only had my heart broken once since I separated from my husband  so I'm not doing too badly there. I feel like I should just concentrate on being the best mum and teacher I can, instead of worrying about my fickled heart. So that about sums me up. I'm still the same person I once was, only older and with a different agenda. I am beyond pleased to find my old pi family once again!


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    Post by talonnolan on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:43 am

    I spent 4 hours in a hospital in torturous agony thinking I was going to die. Easily the worst time of my life.

    I went to Sand Diego Comic-con twice. Easily some of the best days of my life.

    I've had family and friends die.

    I'm having surgery to remove a tumor.

    I've created new and stronger bonds with many friends. Read dozens of books. Scene dozens of movies. Started watching anime.

    More then anything I've relearned that life is fucking short. I need to do my best to live it to its fullest at all times.
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    Post by Ckyle7 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:50 am

    talonnolan, sounds like you have been through a hell of a lot! You are a strong and positive man, regardless of all the adversity you have had and are going through! I admire your strength. And *hugs*!!


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    Post by Arcea-Drakkarre on Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:13 am

    Talonnolan *hugs!*
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    Post by rainshadow on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:06 am

    talonnolan wrote:I spent 4 hours in a hospital in torturous agony thinking I was going to die. Easily the worst time of my life.

    I went to Sand Diego Comic-con twice. Easily some of the best days of my life.

    I've had family and friends die.

    I'm having surgery to remove a tumor.

    I've created new and stronger bonds with many friends. Read dozens of books. Scene dozens of movies. Started watching anime.

    More then anything I've relearned that life is fucking short. I need to do my best to live it to its fullest at all times.
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    Holy crap, dude. Had no idea.

    Great to see the old avatar, btw! Smile


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