Between this and Oddibemcd, been dabbling 25+ years, starting in the fall of 97 as a freshman on a T4 line, fresh off of a modem at home. Cheatsheets.net, MrFootball and thehuddle (Whitney something or other there?). Moved to FFToday and eschewed the PG-FBG boards. Then came on 9/11 when I was working at Kodak. Big shame that thread wasn't archived. Won a Fatballguys challenge, parlayed my new found good looks into a wife, got fat again. Currently weigh just about what I did when I started the challenge. Dabbled in WW, (15 years ago now, remember blowing off a contracts class during my 1L year at Cornell).
Found support here after a car accident knocked me out of law school. Found support here when I was flooded out during Sandy. Moved back Upstate NY. Three kids at 43 (6/5/3), the end is nowhere in sight. Some of the most riveting stories I ever found were right here.
ETA: I've played one game of Diplomacy in my life, right here where I scored a victory as Turkey with a major assist from Bostonfred's Russia.
How far upstate? Like Syracuse or like Buffalo/Oswego?
Split the difference. I live outside of Rochester and work in the great hinterlands of Wayne County.
I grew up in Rochester
East side, West side or City of?
Spencerport kid here
I spend a lot more time lurking than posting but I truly value this community.
Lots of laughs reading about evilgrin tales of depravity, eat offs, IronSheik, camping trips gone wrong and much more. I have also gained a lot of knowledge and shed plenty of tears for the tragedies this community has suffered.
I was under the false impression life would get easier but at 55 I’ve learned that as soon as you conquer one mountain, new challenges await.
Between my parents who are pushing 90, a MIL who refuses to see a doctor for her worsening memory issues and my oldest who dropped out of college 16 credits short of graduation are the latest challenges to rob me of sleep.
The great thing is I can come hear and read about people who have navigated similar problems and gain the knowledge to make the best out of each situation.
The board has certainly changed but there are plenty of OG’s to keep me around