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Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
Yeah, I know, the oldtimers are likely getting tired of these, but I just returned from a two-year Hatrack hiatus, and I don't know who half of you people are! So.....

Posted by MEC (Member # 2968) on :
hi, I'm MEC(initals for Marcus Edward Crowley), I live in NJ and am a mormon. I will be leaving on my mission soon since I turn 19 in october.

[ April 23, 2004, 06:32 PM: Message edited by: MEC ]
Posted by Jon Boy (Member # 4284) on :
Name: Jon Boy, alias Snarky, alias Sarcasm, alias a whole bunch of other stuff that no sane person can keep track of

Occupation: Editing guru, grammar nazi, shameless self-promoter, minion, geek, and, according to Storm Saxon, "Fluffy Mormon Teen."
Posted by rivka (Member # 4859) on :
I've been here just over a year. I never stop talking (but then, if you looked at my post count, you already knew that [Wink] ), although I do try hard to listen too.

I am a divorced mother of three, I recently turned 30, and I am an Orthodox Jew. I live in the City of Angels. [Big Grin] Come fall, I'll be going back to teaching high school science.

Nice ta meetcha! [Smile]
Posted by katharina (Member # 827) on :
Hi Elder Yank. [Smile] Welcome back.

I'm Katie. I graduated from Utah State in English, am LDS, and currently live in Dallas, contemplating grad school and taking classes and test and applying but being slightly too committment-phobic to commit to one yet.
Posted by Kama (Member # 3022) on :
<-- joined just before you left

I have a Con and all Hatrack men are crazy about me, including Caleb.
Posted by Dagonee (Member # 5818) on :
Howdy Yank! Is that sn a verb or a noun?

I'm 33, just finishing my first year of law school. Between undergrad and law school, I was a partner/CTO in an information technology consulting firm. I'm getting married July 31, even though my fiance lives and works in Northern Virginia and I go to school 2 hours away in Charlottesville.

Oh, and I met someone today who was in Geoff's dorm when he was in college.

Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
Hi - I'm Annie. I was around at the dawn of Hatrack's creation, but only returned to regular posting about a year ago.

I'm a senior at Montana State majoring in Graphic Design and French and minoring in Art History and I incessantly babble about all of those topics, plus whatever else I think myself an expert in. I'm LDS and I have a soft spot in my heart for socialists. I like to cook and travel and listen to obnoxious music that's not in English.

[ April 23, 2004, 06:48 PM: Message edited by: Annie ]
Posted by Da_Goat (Member # 5529) on :
Prescott, Arizona.
Jehovah's Witness.
Customer Service at Domino's Pizza.

[ April 23, 2004, 06:49 PM: Message edited by: Da_Goat ]
Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
and listen to obnoxious music that's not in English.
A fellow Xenophile! G'day!
Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
¡Hola! Mucho gusto, ami!
Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
¿Y hablas español? ¡Que suerte!
Posted by the perpetual newby (Member # 6468) on :
Hi! I'm new around here, but reading Annie's description, I think I am her cross country twin. Good to meet you, twin. Also, my posts are currently being signed with a grouphug due to a little thread about hobbes and his smiley signing......

[Group Hug]
Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
Yeah, we should all post with smileys to show Hobbes solidarity.

[Cool] Yank
Posted by Emp (Member # 5955) on :
Hi! I'm Emp, and I'm never going to outlive the silliness of my name.
Posted by the perpetual newby (Member # 6468) on :
mine's prettier than yours [Taunt]

[Group Hug]
Posted by Hobbes (Member # 433) on :

We missed you Yank. [Smile]

Hobbes [Smile]
Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
Well thank you!
Posted by Jaiden (Member # 2099) on :
I'm Jaiden.

I remember you around before you left- we chatted a few times too (in hatrack chat).

Hmmm... a bit about me....
I am Canadian.
I am attending culinary school at present, but once this is over I'm going to do something different- as much as I love to cook and bake, I need something more intellectual (there isn't anything wrong with it, of course, it's just not me). At present I'm thinking of being a dietician or going into genetics... but it seems to change every week or so [Wink]
I am dating Pod/Ted (who rarely posts now; so only the "old timers" probably reconize him).
I am Roman Catholic.
Posted by the perpetual newby (Member # 6468) on :
So, Yank....where were you for the last 2 years? (Everyone but me apparently already knows, and for those too embarrassed to ask, the newby is always willing [Smile] )

[Group Hug]
Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
On an LDS mission to Florida.
Posted by Papa Moose (Member # 1992) on :
Welcome back, Yank. You might remember my son, Mooselet (now coming up on three years old), and my wife, Mama Squirrel. We now have a second son, Superstation (a little over five months old now). They're all registered here now.

Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
But of course! How could I forget?

Good to see you, Papa!
Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
By the way, I just read about half of the latest Alvin Maker book.... what did you think of your namesake?
Posted by Valentine014 (Member # 5981) on :
Hi Yank. I wanted to ask you in chat what your MSN name is, but you keep getting kicked out, because this is AIM we are talking about here.

I, Valentine, have been visting Hatrack for over a year and half or so. I only started posted recently.

Since everyone is making a point to mention their religion, I'll tell you all that I'm in the process of converting to Judaism.

I live in Omaha, NE. I am a sometimes college student, going to be a nurse someday and want to make sure everyone knows that Xavier is coming to visit me on MAY 6!!
Posted by the perpetual newby (Member # 6468) on :
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. If I spoke Floridian, I would now converse with you in your neonative language...oh well.

[Group Hug]
Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
Valentine- yeah, AIM is the devil. I haven't got an MSN name now because I haven't a computer right now. I have to use the library. Doh!

newby- I speak Northern Floridian, which is a dialect of Deep Southern. I also speak the English dialect often known as Ebonics. Also I picked up un poquito del español on my mission.

It's amazing the things you learn!

Posted by Papa Moose (Member # 1992) on :
I was glad that OSC improved him so much from the real me. *smile* I'm still busy feeling honored by it.
Posted by Yank (Member # 2514) on :
Yeah, I don't think I would survive an honest exposition of character. It's easier to write than to be written.....
Posted by ludosti (Member # 1772) on :
Welcome back, Yank!! You may or may not remember me, but I remember you! I got married just shortly before you left on your mission (to a wonderful man who occasionally posts on Hatrack as slacker) and I'm still married, even after these long 2 years! [Big Grin]
Posted by JaneX (Member # 2026) on :
Hiya, Yank! [Wave] I used to see you in Hatrack Chat all the time before you I recall, you were the one responsible for cleanup when Jeni's head exploded. [Razz] Good to see you! [Big Grin]


[ April 23, 2004, 08:05 PM: Message edited by: JaneX ]
Posted by MidnightBlue (Member # 6146) on :
Hi! I joined in August as Julie, then my posts got close to 1000, so I switched to MidnightBlue while I came up with a landmark, decided against a landmark, but stuck with MidnightBlue since I don't like having my name as my login. I'm 16 and live in the NE. I'm am currently avoiding writing an essay and a speech, as well as a bunch of work for chemistry, all of which is due on Monday.
Posted by Ryuko (Member # 5125) on :
Ryuko, 18, MN college student.

I joined almost a year ago, and I never left. [Big Grin]

Edit: Also, I am a Lutheran, I'm an anime fan, I write and draw and try hard to do homework.

[ April 23, 2004, 08:37 PM: Message edited by: Ryuko ]
Posted by ak (Member # 90) on :
Hi, Yank, I seem to be the only one who doesn't remember you. You must have been posting when I was fairly inactive.

I also post as aka or ana kata.

I'm LDS, live in Alabama, work as an electrical engineer, am 46 years old, and I've been hanging around hatrack since 1997, I think.

Welcome back! Tell us about your mission. Was it a wonderful experience for you? I want to go on one someday. I'm a convert (3 years ago -- a hatrack convert) so naturally didn't go when I was young.
Posted by littlemissattitude (Member # 4514) on :
Hello, Yank.

I'm littlemissattitude, sometimes known as lma. I got here a year ago last January. I'm currently living in Central California but I'm a SoCal native. I'm 47 and I have a BA in Intercultural Studies, and so naturally cannot find a job. [Smile] So, since I've got time on my hands I'm writing a book about the Baby Boomer generation - naturally, since I am a Boomer myself.
Posted by PSI Teleport (Member # 5545) on :
Hi, I'm 22. I have two kids, and I'm going to be Princess Daisy for my pal's costume party. My husband is going to be Waluigi.....this Daisy likes bad boys. [Evil]

If you haven't figured it out, I'm a girl. I just like turbo boost. Oh, and Tucson, AZ.

This is the closest thing to a A/S/L thread that I've seen survive this long. Wowie.

edit to add: I don't LIKE Tucson, I just live here. I should have worded that differently.

[ April 23, 2004, 08:34 PM: Message edited by: PSI Teleport ]
Posted by BYuCnslr (Member # 1857) on :
Dubya Bee Yank.

Beloit College, Class of 2007
former oregonian, ya
engaged to Mayday_Desaix

Posted by Javert (Member # 3076) on :
Hi, I'm Chris...20...finishing my second year as a college theater student in Philly.

Sometimes I post, sometimes I don't. Obviously not as much as some.

I don't know you Yank but pleased to meet you, I'm sure you're wicked awesome.

Oh yeah, I'm from New England. [Cool]
Posted by PSI Teleport (Member # 5545) on :
Mayday, d'ya think it's a bad sign when your fiance can't spell your name? [Big Grin]

[ April 23, 2004, 08:49 PM: Message edited by: PSI Teleport ]
Posted by Ralphie (Member # 1565) on :
I can't believe I've been here so long I remember you leaving on your mission, and now you're back.
Posted by blacwolve (Member # 2972) on :
Hi, I'm blacwolve. I'm a girl, although my name is somewhat masculine, I'm 18 and a senior in high school. I'll be attending Purdue University next year and I'm really excited. [Big Grin]
Posted by mackillian (Member # 586) on :
Holy crap, Ralphie is sooo right.
Posted by Taalcon (Member # 839) on :
I'm Dave, a 22-year-old-male-heterosexual film student/writer who tends to think too hard about things, tries to solve everyone else's problems, and complains a lot when good TV shows are cancelled. I also try to tell you what TV you should be watching, whether current, or cancelled and on DVD. Like, for example, FREAKS & GEEKS. I also am one of the chief co-founders of

[ April 23, 2004, 09:50 PM: Message edited by: Taalcon ]
Posted by SoberTillNoon (Member # 6170) on :
Hello, My name is Austin, but everyone calls me STN. Occasionally someone will call me sobertilnoon, enough that I have thought to change my name. However, after I got my website, I decided against that.
Posted by Eaquae Legit (Member # 3063) on :
I'm Ali. And although I think I was here before you left, I haven't posted much since, so I may as well be a newb.

I'm almost 21, I'm studying Religious Studies and Latin in school, and that's about it.

Nice t'see ya.

[ April 23, 2004, 09:55 PM: Message edited by: Eaquae Legit ]
Posted by pooka (Member # 5003) on :
lifelong LDS, was not born in UT
at least half chinese
wife of massage therapist/former military man
mom of youngsters
B.A. in Linguistics
And I do know that "till" is a valid spelling. IIRC, it's actually more standard than 'til.
Posted by LockeTreaty (Member # 5627) on :
Howdy. I'm finishing up my first year at Earlham College in Indiana. I'm your atypical 19 yr old liberal arts student.
Posted by ak (Member # 90) on :
It was actually Mayday who misspelled her name when she signed up, so I was told. [Smile]

Bernard, do you think it's a bad sign when your fiancee can't spell her own name? [Wink]
Posted by Nick (Member # 4311) on :
Hi Yank, I live in Sacramento, California, and I go to a junior college. I'm a Lutheran. No, I don't like that. I think it's more appropriate to say I attend a Lutheran Church. As you can tell, my name is Nick. [Smile] Original screen name, don't you think? [Wink] I have been here for almost two years. I joined as "Wetchik" back in June of 2002 and switched to Nick because people misunderstood the name. You can call me "Wet Nick" if you find it absolutely necessary. [Razz] [Big Grin] [Wave]

[ April 23, 2004, 10:31 PM: Message edited by: Nick ]
Posted by Brinestone (Member # 5755) on :
I was registered as Diosmel Duda back when you were around, though I was a major lurker then, so you probably don't remember me. Now I am a senior at BYU studying English Teaching, and I am married to Jon Boy. I work as an editor and share Jon Boy's love of English and whatnot, but I'm not as good at it as he is. I also love music and cooking and writing. In my heart, I long to be a poet. There! The truth is out. I am twenty years old.
Posted by Nick (Member # 4311) on :
You're 20 years old Diosmel? I'm 19,and I can't imagine being married by then. Power to ya though. [Big Grin]

[ April 23, 2004, 10:47 PM: Message edited by: Nick ]
Posted by imogen (Member # 5485) on :
My name is Imogen, and I'm Australian. I'm 21, almost 22. I'm engaged to Scythrop (Tony) and at the moment we're both at university - I'm in my last year of 5 year law degree and Tony has just started his Phd in creative writing.

Tony is a author, and though he doesn't like to brag about it here, he's pretty good. He's got 4 books published and another one is coming out in July this year. We like the royalties. [Smile] Tony's books. The biog is going to be changed - it only makes sense in the context of his latest book, which is for little kids.

We both joined up about the same time ago - I guess coming up on a year. I post more than Tony, but not nearly as much as other people.

I think people are finally understanding my odd sense of humour. At least, some of them. Sometimes.

imogen [Mad]
Posted by Elizabeth (Member # 5218) on :
That is so awesome, Imogen!

But please, I am still cracking up at your signature. Stop it!! You promised only one day!
Posted by imogen (Member # 5485) on :
Sorry Elizabeth. I've stopped. I promise.

( [Mad] )

That was it.
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
I am a 29 year old mormon midwesterner who came out to Utah for BYU and never escaped. My spouse (screen name beverly) and I have 3 kids, and our 6-year anniversary is in 2 days.

I got involved with Hatrack because of how much I enjoy reading Uncle Orson Reviews Everything and War Watch.
Posted by Narnia (Member # 1071) on :
Nice to meet you Yank! I was on my mission when you left on yours and was pretty much a lurker before I left, so I didn't know many people back then. [Smile] (Btw, where did you serve?)

I'm a 25 year old female from Portland, OR...I'm graduating in two months with my B.A. in Music and I'm starting grad school to get my M.Ed. I want to conduct choir and teach music history. I have a wicked classical music CD collection...and there really are a lot of other weird facts about me. You'll just have to ask everyone else.

Welcome back!! [Smile]
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
My name is Rob Brill, and I am a 34 year old male who is married to a woman named Jenni, who also posts occasionally on Hatrack as JenniK. Some times I answer to kiwi, but it depends on who says it....

We live in MA now, and Jenni is attending UMASS as a senior, with a Spanish major and a Japanese minor. She also speaks fluent French and Italian, as well as American Sign Language.

I am currently working at JC Penney selling Mens Suits. I spent 3 years in the US Army, at USAMRIID, and was a medic with his NR-EMT certification.

I have been posting or lurking here for about three years, so I think I remember you, but not your leaving on mission,

Welcome back!

Posted by Muwahaha (Member # 6488) on :
Hello! I'm a long-time lurker, short-time poster. I recently moved to Kentucky from Indiana, and am a thirty y/o English major who is 30 credits away from close, yet so friggin' far
Posted by Primal Curve (Member # 3587) on :

I used to be Perelandra. Yeah. How's the rootbeer these days?
Posted by punwit (Member # 6388) on :
Hi Yank,

I'm a recent addition to the Hatrack rolls. I'm a self-employed house painter living in Kansas. I've been on the planet for 42 yrs. I'm married to a 2nd grade teacher and I have a beautiful 14 yr. old daughter (she will be much more beautiful when that perpetual sneer goes away). I enjoy reading, punning, the making and evaluating of beer, and good conversation.
Posted by MaydayDesiax (Member # 5012) on :
Howdy, Yank!

Maribeth, but everyone calls me Mayday (which, to answer PSI's question: my fiancee can spell my middle name right and I can't ::ashamed:: )


Roman Catholic

Louisana State University Class of (hopefully) 2007

Been here for a little over a year. ::blames fiancee::

Engaged to Bernard
Roommate to Correlle, occassional poster (she blames me)
Neighbor to Toretha

[ April 24, 2004, 08:04 AM: Message edited by: MaydayDesiax ]
Posted by :Locke (Member # 2255) on :
I'm :Locke... I've been here for years, but my recent entry into highschool has kind of pushed me into lurker status. I remember you, though, so welcome back.
Posted by ElJay (Member # 6358) on :
Hi there!

I'm ElJay, I'm 30, I live in Minneapolis and spend my free time reading, remodeling my house, and cooking. And, um, on the Internet.

In my not-free time I am middle-management scum for a giant telecommunications company.

I got here because I am dkw's little sister and maid of honor in her upcoming nuptials, and she kept sending me links. I seem to be staying.

So very pleased to meet you.
Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
punwit! Since when did we get another Kansan on this forum without me knowing about it?

I joined Hatrack last fall. My real name is Tracy, but per my screen name, I truly am a Kansas farmgirl (yeah, we have horses and chickens and everything).

I'm a 43-year-old single mother of three kids who are 18, 16 and 14. I work in network technical support for a regional bank.

I'm not a mormon, but am very familiar with the lds religion because I almost converted to it several years back (yes, I still have my Book of Mormon). (If your "mission" was in Kansas, you very well may have talked to me!) :-)I'm a fundamentalist Christian at this time.

And, of course, most importantly I'm a huge OSC book fan.

But since there are some of us that are new -- isn't it only fair that YOU also post this type of bio, since we don't know you yet? All I have been able to figure out is that you are a Utah Mormon, just returned from a mission trip (somewhere where they speak Spanish, I think) and you are at this time unemployed. right? Is your photo on Foobonic?


edit: I got my own age wrong! Forgot about that birthday last month....

[ April 24, 2004, 11:26 AM: Message edited by: Farmgirl ]

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