Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

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Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:46 pm

Yesterday I taught my Latin class the ablative absolute construction. Ten years ago, almost exactly (wayback won't cooperate in my pinning down the date), I asked pweb for help understanding that very construct. Ten years. A whole decade. That's a lot of Latin, and a heck of a lot of life.

So here are some other numbers that reflect my decade on pweb.

3 relationships, 2 engagements, 1 marriage.
1 child.
16 addresses, or 14 depending on how you count them.
2 degrees, 1 in process.
4 International Congresses of Medieval Studies, 1 International Medieval Congress, 2 minor conferences.
3 (minor) publications.
4 papers delivered.
11 jobs.
15 flights.
5 countries visited, including 4 states and 3 provinces.
14 funerals and 7 weddings.
7 children of people who I knew before they even got married.
4 911 calls.
5 pairs of running shoes, 4 bathing suits, 2 bikes.
1 mini-triathlon and 1 swimathon.
3 lifeguarding certifications and 5 first-aid certifications.
9 pwebbers met, 4 more talked to on the phone, mail exchanged with 4 more.
Way more weddings and kids if you count pwebbers!
2 crashes and 3 faces of pweb.
12-16 usernames (I'm not actually sure anymore, to be honest).


... and probably a couple thousand ablative absolutes. No way am I going to try to count those.

Thanks for a good decade, Pweb.
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby steph » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:24 pm

*Toasts (with sparkling cider) to Ali*

Happy 10 years, my friend!
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Petra456 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:37 pm

Woo! 10 years sounds crazy!
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Claire » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:22 pm

Happy 10 years! PWEB is so lucky :D

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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby elfprince13 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:30 pm

*Toasts (with sparkling cider) to Ali*

Happy 10 years, my friend!
The best kind of toast!

EL, congrats on the life achievements under your belt, like you said, that's a whole lot of life to go by! And since you're in the field of medieval studies, I wonder if you've heard of, or met, Jonathan Evans?



Also, I think 10 years is about how long I've been lurking on pweb trying to glean updates about the movie (even though I've only been a member for about 3.5 years at this point)!
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:35 pm

That sounds like a really intense and awesome 10 years. I'm pretty sure my 10-year anniversary won't be nearly as exciting.

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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:54 pm

Happy 10 years! PWEB is so lucky :D

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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby EAGLE » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:55 am

*adds in toast*

happy 10 years. Been a long time since i've popped in to say hi and i hear ya on some of those numbers! =P

Still im back and glade to a part of PWEB. Lol i got some milestones to add as well:

1 Fiance' (lol this is newer, like last 3 months)
3 people i've introduced the Ender universe to
Countless Calvinball post back when Cavinball was the most popular topic
And several emails to OSC with his personal responses that i cant find anymore ;(

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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:24 am

*returns the toast*

I totally missed my anniversary, but for some reason teaching ablative absolutes really made me think of the time passed.

Elfprince, nope, haven't heard of a Jonathan Evans, but it's a very diverse field.
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Mich » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:43 am

Holy crap, this means I'm coming up on my 10 year.

You make me feel old, EL. Ten years is a long time. Congratulations on being here this long! We're a crazy bunch.
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Luet » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:47 am

*hugs Ali*

I'm so glad you're here!
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Young Val » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:48 am

Thanks for a good decade, Pweb.

Yay!

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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby elfprince13 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:25 pm

Elfprince, nope, haven't heard of a Jonathan Evans, but it's a very diverse field.
Oh well! Just thought I'd ask :) What are your specialties within it? Something Latin related?
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:29 pm

Hahaha, more or less. I use Latin, but I'm not a philologist. I work with mental impairment and community responses. Specifically, for my thesis, in England c. 1350-1450. My interests are broader, but my thesis is necessarily narrowed down to that.
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby EAGLE » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:29 am

I'm feeling older all the time now lol and i just remembered i joined some time in 04...man only 2 ears off of 10. Yep im old :grin:
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby powerfulcheese04 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:50 am

Congratulations, Ali!

My 10 years is in a couple months. I can't believe I've been a part of this community for nearly 10 years!
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Jayelle » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:34 am

Whoa, hey! My ten year was just before Ali's. I totally missed it!

Congrats Ali!

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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:42 pm

You guys are all old. You can give Mich a shot at redemption by allowing him to help you all across the philotic street.
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Luet » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:32 pm

If they are old, then I'm ancient. Almost 12 years now. Sheesh. No wonder I'm getting all these grey hairs!
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby zeroguy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:44 pm

In three and a half years, I will have been a pwebber for a majority of my life :D

(assuming I'm still around, pweb is still around, etc)
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby EAGLE » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:18 pm

In three and a half years, I will have been a pwebber for a majority of my life :D

(assuming I'm still around, pweb is still around, etc)
Always we got movie sequels to make happen!!

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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:35 pm

Congrats, Ali!
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Mich » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:25 pm

Oh my gosh, I just realized my 10 year anniversary of P-Web was on Monday.

Phew.
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:28 pm

Whoa, I never realised you were that much of an oldbie! Congrats!
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:26 pm

Congrats, Boss! I can't imagine this place without you. :)
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Re: Dear Pweb (a landmark of sorts)

Postby EAGLE » Fri May 31, 2013 10:37 am

Did some diggig and turns out it was 2001 that I first joined....so first im wrong then im old, then im wrong twice (just realized my math in the wedding thread was wrong), now I'm on my 12th year here on Pweb...man can time fly
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