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Third times a charm?

Started by Zeffy, March 25, 2021, 09:29:27 AM

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Zeffy

Good grief, I can't believe I'm posting another one of these welcome threads.

Anyways, from what I remember, I posted another thread about 2 years ago. Then I disappeared. I'm posting another one now because if I could begin to tell you guys how many things have changed since that welcome post, I'd need to write a novel. But I'm back, hopefully I'll be able to stick around more.

Last year was, to put it lightly, probably the worst year I've had in my life. This year has only been marginally better. Unfortunately, my stubbornness to fix my mental health problems in the past came around last year and bit me HARD in the rear end. Honestly, it sucks. I'm coming back because I need ways to keep myself busy and honestly I miss interacting with this place. Also, since I'm working from home indefinitely now, it's a good way to pass free time.

It seems so foreign to me that I've been a member of this site for 8 years now. I'm glad to see many familiar names are still active as ever on this forum.

But anyways, I'm just glad to be back here. I have lots of catching up to do, that's for sure!
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kevinb1994

Quote from: Zeffy on March 25, 2021, 09:29:27 AM
Good grief, I can't believe I'm posting another one of these welcome threads.

Anyways, from what I remember, I posted another thread about 2 years ago. Then I disappeared. I'm posting another one now because if I could begin to tell you guys how many things have changed since that welcome post, I'd need to write a novel. But I'm back, hopefully I'll be able to stick around more.

Last year was, to put it lightly, probably the worst year I've had in my life. This year has only been marginally better. Unfortunately, my stubbornness to fix my mental health problems in the past came around last year and bit me HARD in the rear end. Honestly, it sucks. I'm coming back because I need ways to keep myself busy and honestly I miss interacting with this place. Also, since I'm working from home indefinitely now, it's a good way to pass free time.

It seems so foreign to me that I've been a member of this site for 8 years now. I'm glad to see many familiar names are still active as ever on this forum.

But anyways, I'm just glad to be back here. I have lots of catching up to do, that's for sure!
Welcome back!

JoePCool14

The legend has returned! Welcome back once more. You gotta hit up the Redesign this thread and get that going again. ;-)

And I hope this year does turn around for you. Hopefully we here can help give you something to take your mind off of whatever's troubling you.

:) Needs more... :sombrero: Not quite... :bigass: Perfect.
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webny99

Welcome back! I don't think we've been around at the same time much (I joined in 2017), but I'm always glad to see long-time members that have "disappeared" re-surface in some capacity.

Zeffy

Quote from: JoePCool14 on March 25, 2021, 09:34:09 AM
The legend has returned! Welcome back once more. You gotta hit up the Redesign this thread and get that going again. ;-)

And I hope this year does turn around for you. Hopefully we here can help give you something to take your mind off of whatever's troubling you.

I haven't made a sign in a hot minute to be honest. That being said, I still have all the tools to do so - I just probably need to re-orient myself a bit!

Quote from: webny99 on March 25, 2021, 09:48:34 AM
Welcome back! I don't think we've been around at the same time much (I joined in 2017), but I'm always glad to see long-time members that have "disappeared" re-surface in some capacity.

Your name looks familiar, so I think we interacted somewhat before!
Life would be boring if we didn't take an offramp every once in a while

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74/171FAN

QuoteLast year was, to put it lightly, probably the worst year I've had in my life. This year has only been marginally better. Unfortunately, my stubbornness to fix my mental health problems in the past came around last year and bit me HARD in the rear end. Honestly, it sucks. I'm coming back because I need ways to keep myself busy and honestly I miss interacting with this place. Also, since I'm working from home indefinitely now, it's a good way to pass free time.

You are not alone on that.  However, I am glad to be working from home and not having to hear all of the office gossip all day.
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Quote from: 74/171FAN on March 25, 2021, 10:22:22 AM
QuoteLast year was, to put it lightly, probably the worst year I've had in my life. This year has only been marginally better. Unfortunately, my stubbornness to fix my mental health problems in the past came around last year and bit me HARD in the rear end. Honestly, it sucks. I'm coming back because I need ways to keep myself busy and honestly I miss interacting with this place. Also, since I'm working from home indefinitely now, it's a good way to pass free time.

You are not alone on that.  However, I am glad to be working from home and not having to hear all of the office gossip all day.

We actually do have a Worst Year/Best Year thread that got going after 2020:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=28243.msg2562248#msg2562248

Zeffy

Quote from: 74/171FAN on March 25, 2021, 10:22:22 AM
QuoteLast year was, to put it lightly, probably the worst year I've had in my life. This year has only been marginally better. Unfortunately, my stubbornness to fix my mental health problems in the past came around last year and bit me HARD in the rear end. Honestly, it sucks. I'm coming back because I need ways to keep myself busy and honestly I miss interacting with this place. Also, since I'm working from home indefinitely now, it's a good way to pass free time.

You are not alone on that.  However, I am glad to be working from home and not having to hear all of the office gossip all day.

I enjoy working from home cause it's super comfortable to not have to get out of sweatpants and shorts, but I also feel like I don't have separation from my work and play/sleep space anymore. My office is my room, because that's the only space I have for it. Can't lie, the social interaction from the office gave me the minimum amount of social interaction I needed with people that aren't my family!

Life would be boring if we didn't take an offramp every once in a while

A weird combination of a weather geek, roadgeek, car enthusiast and furry mixed with many anxiety related disorders

kphoger

Welcome back!

Quote from: Zeffy on March 25, 2021, 10:46:16 AM
I also feel like I don't have separation from my work and play/sleep space anymore. My office is my room, because that's the only space I have for it. Can't lie, the social interaction from the office gave me the minimum amount of social interaction I needed with people that aren't my family!

Well, now maybe that can be us.  You know, for better or worse...   :)
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Zeffy

Quote from: kphoger on March 25, 2021, 10:55:33 AM
Welcome back!

Quote from: Zeffy on March 25, 2021, 10:46:16 AM
I also feel like I don't have separation from my work and play/sleep space anymore. My office is my room, because that's the only space I have for it. Can't lie, the social interaction from the office gave me the minimum amount of social interaction I needed with people that aren't my family!

Well, now maybe that can be us.  You know, for better or worse...   :)

This place has good vibes so I think it'd definitely be the former. One can hope at least!  :sombrero:
Life would be boring if we didn't take an offramp every once in a while

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SkyPesos

I haven't been posting on the forum for that long, unlike most upthread, but welcome back!

froggie

I presume this means we can look forward to more sign mockups? (this isn't a bad thing)

Been awhile since you've added to that category.

Zeffy

Quote from: froggie on March 25, 2021, 12:25:31 PM
I presume this means we can look forward to more sign mockups? (this isn't a bad thing)

Been awhile since you've added to that category.

It has been a long while - I'm definitely up for it though. Got everything right where I left it!
Life would be boring if we didn't take an offramp every once in a while

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Roadgeekteen

Welcome back! Do you still remember me (you were most active before I joined)? I also come and go from the forum too.
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ozarkman417

Welcome back! I joined this forum about one and a half years ago, sometime between this welcome and your previous one. I have found your sign making tools to be very helpful, I've finally started to make (decent) one of my own recently.

Zeffy

Quote from: Roadgeekteen on March 25, 2021, 05:43:16 PM
Welcome back! Do you still remember me (you were most active before I joined)? I also come and go from the forum too.

Your name looks to ring a bell at least from my memories.

Quote from: ozarkman417 on March 25, 2021, 06:30:01 PM
Welcome back! I joined this forum about one and a half years ago, sometime between this welcome and your previous one. I have found your sign making tools to be very helpful, I've finally started to make (decent) one of my own recently.

Glad to hear! I know those are super outdated, but I find they still get the job done for most things.
Life would be boring if we didn't take an offramp every once in a while

A weird combination of a weather geek, roadgeek, car enthusiast and furry mixed with many anxiety related disorders

tolbs17

Welcome back bro! It's a shame that I didn't know you then cause I wasn't on this forum back then so it's nice to meet you!

andrepoiy

#18
Hello again. I came to this forum from UD on Roblox, via you, hahaha

Zeffy

Quote from: andrepoiy on March 26, 2021, 07:10:57 PM
Hello again. I came to this forum from UD on Roblox, via you, hahaha

Gotta wonder how many Robloxians still visit this forum lol
Life would be boring if we didn't take an offramp every once in a while

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tolbs17

I have a question. I'm thinking you used to be a moderator before. Was that right?

hotdogPi

Quote from: tolbs17 on March 26, 2021, 08:14:39 PM
I have a question. I'm thinking you used to be a moderator before. Was that right?

Site contributor, but not a moderator.
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tolbs17

Quote from: 1 on March 26, 2021, 08:16:14 PM
Quote from: tolbs17 on March 26, 2021, 08:14:39 PM
I have a question. I'm thinking you used to be a moderator before. Was that right?

Site contributor, but not a moderator.
But he did lock and move threads.

Zeffy

I can't remember what my position was a few years back. That's how bad my memory has gotten. It was global mod-ish I think.
Life would be boring if we didn't take an offramp every once in a while

A weird combination of a weather geek, roadgeek, car enthusiast and furry mixed with many anxiety related disorders

ozarkman417

Quote from: Zeffy on March 27, 2021, 12:31:24 PM
I can't remember what my position was a few years back. That's how bad my memory has gotten. It was global mod-ish I think.

Yes- You were Global Mod. Maybe your memory isn't as bad as you thought. I joined here in 2019, so I wouldn't have known that if it were not for the wayback machine, from 2015:





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