Confessions of a 20-something mother

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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:32 pm

Aww, congratulations, you two.
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Postby Petra456 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:37 pm

Congratulations!!! I never think to look for clues.

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Postby Confessions » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:49 am

confession: sometimes I feel like I am divided into multiple people. I'm not entirely sure who I am and it's agonizing. My religion says I ought to be one thing, and I desperately want to be on good terms with that identity. The trouble is that it is only approaching sex and gender from the perspective of most people. and for most people I understand; I get it. The various roles of people that reflect the divine relationship makes perfect sense when I think of normal people. Normal, fully heterosexual, tame people who did not find themselves addicted to sexual experience long before knowing of the existence of such a thing as sex. My faith is very good at talking about those people, and about people who break free into being that.

so I don't know what i'm supposed to do or be. I am who I am, who I have been made, and I do not believe in running form that, no matter how contradictory it may feel at times. What I really want, I think, is to not feel condemned. To be fair, it is the coldness of any institution that is doing the condemning -- not any individual (although there is no individual with authority who knows either, but I certainly don't believe that anyone I would tell would be all hellfire) -- and that is an unfortunate aspect of any large institution. It would just be nice to manage to screw up the courage to even bring it up with someone who could show me grace, outside of the sacrament where it feels like they're kind of obliged to so long as you are repentant. But then, I'm too timid to speak without a mask, nearly too timid even with a mask. We'll see if i leave this post here come morning.
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Postby Confessions » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:08 am

Confession: When I read the above post I began questioning whether one of my alternate identities had suddenly learned a new trick of doing things without my knowledge...
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Postby starlooker » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:34 pm

Congrats!

(I totally knew it was you.)
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Postby BonitoDeMadrid » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:46 pm

Congratulations!!

(I didn't see your username around, so it took me a while before I finally found who it was)
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Postby steph » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:24 pm

Yay!!!! My pweb babies need more pweb baby friends! I'm so excited for you guys!!!!!!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:48 pm

Confession:

I feel kind of dumb/pathetic. After I did a quick walk and did the yard this morning, I started messing around in my Pweb stuff, "working" on the decathlon (that I didn't think would get any/much involvement) and intended to not spend more than an hour on it, tops. It evolved into a ~4 hour distraction from life, with me doing all sorts of fun (read: pointless) stuff, like merging lists (first names and join dates) and trying and failing to see what avatars I don't have yet.

Have some quick facts, courtesy of the void that is my life.

I have:
161 Member names (various levels of active over the years, though I'm afraid I wasn't very good at deciding who made the cut for the less active)

Of those 161, I have:
122 First names
68 Pweb 2.0 Join Dates recorded
29 Alts recorded
5 Nothing but username
2 Ye Olde Pweb Join Dates recorded

Separately, I have at least 110 pictures of either solo Pwebbers or 2+ Pwebbers and 299 avatars, though I'm sure I'm missing some of those.

I have a list of people members have spoken to on the phone or met, gathered from a thread on the board.

I have a list of people who have dated other members; *grin* this is massively incomplete but it feels wrong to ask for this. We'll say it's for my amusement and leave it at that.



I even started a new list (incomplete because I can't verify if members from YOP joined in 2000 or 2001), to streamline the process of figuring out basic join dates:

Class of 2000
Amka
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Hegemon
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Oliver Dale
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Class of 2001
CalvinMaker
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zeroguy

Class of 2002
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Jayelle
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strokeman
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Vampire Hunter D
WildSurfChica
Yebra

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Swordsman
Thoughtreader
Virlomi
Wind_Swept
wizzard

Class of 2004
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ti_ama

Class of 2005
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Class of 2006

Class of 2007
BonitoDeMadrid


Class of 2008
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Elfprince

Class of 2009
buckshot
chromesthesia
Jeesh_girl15
Megxers
Peterlover14
Sonniku13

Class of 2010
Game Room Wannabe
Graff^
HeatherDanger


My related confession is: It took all of me not to yell at the newbies who told me either privately or publicly that I have more of a life than I think or than them. They meant well, I appreciated the thought, but A) these are high school kids and B) they don't know why I say it and how it's true.


Other related confession: Even if I feel pathetic, I also feel a little proud. Plus, I console myself with the idea that people with goals live longer than those without, regardless of the goal itself.
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Postby Jayelle » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:24 pm

Thanks for all the congrats, folks!
Yes indeed, kid #2 is on it's way. Now you know why some of my posts have been a bit bitchier then usual - pregnancy makes me a bit crazy.
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Postby Luet » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:21 pm

Wow, so exciting! When is your due date? I was born 12/5 so maybe it'll be close. How much older will Ginny be?
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Postby human. » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:31 pm

Wow, that's impressive, Alea. And congrats, JL!

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Postby Jayelle » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:31 pm

It's about 12/3 but I'm not putting much stock in that. Maybe it'll be born on your birthday! Ginny will be about 2.5 (28 mo).
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:33 pm

Alea,

I'm in the class of 2002. Original join date was sometime in August or September of that year. It was right before the original crash. Re-joined sometime in November of that year. Although I am assuming that you have my join date from 2.0.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:39 pm

Alea,

I'm in the class of 2002. Original join date was sometime in August or September of that year. It was right before the original crash. Re-joined sometime in November of that year. Although I am assuming that you have my join date from 2.0.
2001, then. ;) Your 2.0 join date is November 23, 2001. I wasn't sure if you showed up in 2001 or 2000, as is the problem I'm running into with most people who had a sign up date of 2001 on 2.0.

Thanks, mister. My ch'i takes one more step towards being centered.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:39 pm

Alea,

I'm in the class of 2002. Original join date was sometime in August or September of that year. It was right before the original crash. Re-joined sometime in November of that year.
You mean 2001.

ETA: Grrr, you beat me, Alea. My dates are all over the place. I joined the first time in 2001, then the place crashed and I came back with a new username in (December?) 2001. I left again and came back in (I think) 2003. Didn't rejoin after Major Crash II until 2007.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:48 pm

I left again and came back in (I think) 2003.
March 12, 2003 as bc_hornet. I don't have the join date for your other I'm aware of but I'll go with 2001 as your year and cry a little on the inside for not knowing month at the very least.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:50 pm

I'm pretty sure it was only weeks before the crash. So, what, October?
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:35 pm

Ah. I meant 2001. Stupid chubby fingers not hitting the right key. And I was off in my head on the 2.0 join date. I thought it was an even date in the early 20's of November. I was thinking the 22nd with the 24th as my back up choice. Figures it would be the 23rd :mrgreen:

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Postby ValentineNicole » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:51 pm

I was pre-original crash...not sure, but I think that was 2000-2001? Definitely before September 11th, because I remember vividly a heated debate, LOL. I dare you to figure it out ;)

Oh, and I started out as Valentine_Wiggin. Moved to ValentineWiggin, then YEARS later, (2007?) I became ValentineNicole. Re-signed up as Valentine when I lost my password. Went back to ValentineNicole when I lost the other password. 8)
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Postby zeroguy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:34 pm

Class of 2001
I'm '01; joined sometime in the summer, I think.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:51 pm

I dare you to figure it out ;)
I can only do so much, dare or not. The archives skip from April 2001 to August 2002 for the forum, regardless of when the homepage update was listed. Even though I can go digging around in posts, the old software didn't list join dates with the username and you might have been between April and the crash.



Ed, I was wrong. November 25, 2001. (http://web.archive.org/web/200304282327 ... 146&page=2)

ETA: Actually, there was a clone of you, maybe. Great Saiyaman is the 25th, Great Sayiaman is the 23rd.
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Postby locke » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:27 pm

I was pre-original crash...not sure, but I think that was 2000-2001? Definitely before September 11th, because I remember vividly a heated debate, LOL. I dare you to figure it out ;)

Oh, and I started out as Valentine_Wiggin. Moved to ValentineWiggin, then YEARS later, (2007?) I became ValentineNicole. Re-signed up as Valentine when I lost my password. Went back to ValentineNicole when I lost the other password. 8)
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Postby jotabe » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:49 am

wait, what?
StS is bc_hornet? :shock:

i thought he was a newbie from 2007 or 2008 or so -_-

Great job, Alea :)
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:20 am

ETA: Actually, there was a clone of you, maybe. Great Saiyaman is the 25th, Great Sayiaman is the 23rd.
I spelled it wrong the first time. I forgot about that. Good times. And figures, still no even numbers.

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Postby Petra456 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:45 pm

Confession:

I didn't know The Wayback Machine was an actual website... I just figured someone had access to the old board somehow and that's just what they were calling it.

It's a fun site.
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Postby neo-dragon » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:05 pm

*Just talking to myself* 8)
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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:06 pm

Who are you talking to?



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Postby neo-dragon » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:08 pm

Myself of course.
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Postby zeroguy » Mon May 03, 2010 10:05 pm

I don't understand Penny Arcade's "lookouts" comic mini-arc... things. I'm not really sure how to even explain what it is I don't understand. I get 'automata'; the noir style mixed with some scifi tech and retro-looking robots, that's cool.

But 'lookouts'... I just don't understand where this is coming from. The context. The 'thing' I'm supposed to be familiar with to catch the stylistic or thematic similarities to... whatever it is that it's similar to.

I don't hate it or anything, like I do with some things. It just leaves me... confused. Ellipses-using. And a little wtfamireading.jpg.
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Postby Mich » Mon May 03, 2010 11:21 pm

I don't understand Penny Arcade's "lookouts" comic mini-arc... things. I'm not really sure how to even explain what it is I don't understand. I get 'automata'; the noir style mixed with some scifi tech and retro-looking robots, that's cool.

But 'lookouts'... I just don't understand where this is coming from. The context. The 'thing' I'm supposed to be familiar with to catch the stylistic or thematic similarities to... whatever it is that it's similar to.

I don't hate it or anything, like I do with some things. It just leaves me... confused. Ellipses-using. And a little wtfamireading.jpg.
I'm not too sure what the poem-thing is going on, but it's pretty clear to me that the Lookouts are supposed to be trying to kill or stave off the owl-thing. Or do you mean what the Lookouts are? It's based off of the idea of a Boy Scout organization existing in a LotR setting, and how hardcore it must be to be a Boy Scout in that kind of lifestyle, where death is a lot more common.
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Postby locke » Tue May 04, 2010 1:46 am

Confession:

I got scared reading something wicked this way comes and I didn't ever finish it.

and no, I'm not going to tell you how old I was at the time. :-p
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Postby Caspian » Tue May 04, 2010 7:15 pm

Confession: I really want to eat a McGangBang.
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Postby Jayelle » Tue May 04, 2010 7:25 pm

Please eat it far away from your pregnant wife.
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Postby steph » Fri May 07, 2010 11:47 am

I don't really know who I am right now, aside from a 20-something mother. My whole life revolves around the care and teaching of 3 fabulous kids. But where am I in the mix? I don't have anything I'm known for, like my friends do. (ie; crafty, musical, holistic, etc.) I don't have any special or unique talents. If someone asks me what's special or unique about me, I can come up with about 300 hundred answers about Brian (because, let's face it, he's got more quirky talents than anyone I know), but nothing about me. I'm just so average, ordinary and plain and I hate it.
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Postby megxers » Sun May 09, 2010 1:35 am

He just told me they are engaged and want to get married within the next two years. I think I may have dodged the crazy bullet?

On one hand, I can't help feeling that if i would have made different decisions this would have been me, but yeah, on the other hand...

edit: now one of my other best friends and I are having a huge argument over real life and stories and meaning and being assertive. Ugh.
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