Post by penguinopolipitese on Mar 19, 2014 4:15:06 GMT -5
Well I moved from Toronto to Calgary to pursue a career in geophysics. haven't much cared for it frankly as the oil and gas industry has been pretty all over the place and moving jobs way too much, might end up somewhere completely different I'm now thinking. Not married, no kids... dunno, have a vision of how I'd want my family to be and so far it hasn't felt right. I'm probably closer now to my EAN personality in real life. I tend to be the one pulling pranks in the office. I think the last person from EAN I saw IRL was Maow one time in Vancouver a few years back when my sister had moved there. I do meet the odd one in Calgary but definitely not as many and no one from EAN. I got the asian gene in aging so if you were to see me I'd look virtually the same. Since moving out here I became a big fly fisherman and am out fishing at every chance I can get in the mountains. I may yet become a mountain man and build a cabin up there. For a while I decided to stop all online presence and so there was maybe a period of 2 years where I was just virtually unplugged. Very hard to do but once you do it, you kind of see how you're living in a sort of unreality. I have to admit though, it's a hell of a lot more boring giving up connections and a little hard to reestablish them.
Looking good, Pierre. Seems like fracking is creating a lot of jobs here in the U.S. - our business deals with geotechnical engineers from time to time and with companies like Schlumberger who seem to be going full steam. Maybe not so much across the border? Interesting 2 year break you took from being online. I am off everything (facebook, twitter, forums, etc.). Gardening is my new thing.
I got married and have a kid now. She's 6 mos old. I met my long lost stepbrother for the first time, and my stepsister for the second time. Still working in the tech field. Still living in Oakland. Turned 40 this year.
Oh, why? Why is it always the best people... that gotta take time out of their day... to see dumbasses get buried?
Post by Many Years Later on Dec 25, 2020 17:22:59 GMT -5
I was active here 15 years ago when this community was still thriving.
I was 19-20 years old, which is a sensitive age emotionally, and my conversations with EANers helped my mental health. I'm forever grateful to EAN for that. I was excited to be here but I didn't know how to express that excitement appropriately, and I regret that it made some members uncomfortable. Eventually, I was banned. Please know that I never meant any harm; I had nothing but admiration for this board. You can ban me again if you want but it doesn't matter anymore, because being banned from EAN is meaningless if everybody has already left it, which they have.
I was devastated to leave EAN at the time, but now that I look back many years later, I realize it wasn't a big deal, because the EANers that I spoke to most often weren't active anymore in 2007 (when I left) so I wasn't missing much if I departed. And activity was already in decline; in a few years, everyone else would be gone too anyways.
If you were here in 2005-2007, thanks for the fun times and I hope you're doing well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.