I’ve been lurking this board for several years and I found it so entertaining that I feel obligated to pay my $14.95 and sign up as a member. I want to say thanks to all who contribute here for the entertainment, diversions, information, etc.
I would like to make some observations as a long time lurker. This board is probably the most diverse board of those that I’ve visited. It does have a slight liberal leaning, but the most liberal (or perhaps most vocal) seem to be sincere.
One of the cool things about this community is that occasionally someone will post the point of view from outside the USA and it makes me realize how American-centric (yes, it’s a made-up word) we view everything.
It little about me: I’m a gun-totin, pickup driving, motorcycle riding redneck from East Texas. However, I’m blessed (or cursed) with a tendency to see most issues from the other fellow’s point of view. This often leads to confusion because when I try to see things from all sides, I find I’m going around in circles. I usually resolve this by applying my favorite verse from the bible that I seldom hear applied: “Judge you not, that you be not judged.”
I’m employed as a software engineer. I try hard to not let my job define me, but I fear that I often fall short of that goal. I’m living in the city now because of the job. That’s something I said I would never do when I was younger and more idealistic. There’s a lesson for you younger Doper’s. Don’t say you’ll never do something; you’ll end up doing it nearly every time. That one is straight from my father. I remember thinking “yeah right” when he told it to me. But, lo, these many years later damned if he wasn’t right.
Enough mundane, pointless stuff. If I tell all of my stories now, I won’t have any for later.
Oh, where do I leave the goat? Can we barbeque it after we sacrifice it?