I never did ‘introduce’ myself or anything of the sort when I first joined, but having just re-subscribed, I figured it’s never too late.
I’ve been reading the Straight Dope since 2003, after being turned onto it by a friend. I was too chicken to pony-up for a subscription and ‘join in’ for a long time after that, and even after I did, I wasn’t particularly active.
I started to feel better contributing, but my subscription expired and I was experiencing some financial difficulty, and not being one to beg from others, waited until I could afford it to resubscribe.
At any rate, I really enjoy the board, even though I do a lot more reading than participating. It keeps me awake at work (I have a night-shift job in a hospital lab) when nights are slow, and I’d be hard-pressed to find this type of community with its broad range of completely different opinions on all kinds of issues anywhere else.
As for me, I’m 26, which means I’m just a young’un in the general scope of things, but I’ve been through a lot, and reading some of the posts about other people’s hardships here has helped me put things in perspective on more than one occasion, so I’m rather grateful for that.
I was a theater major in college, but never graduated. I work as a lab assistant now, but I’d really like to teach English somewhere, someday. I’m female, but I’d rather play cards or videogames with the guys than go out shopping. I’m an avid console gamer, and music is my one true love. CSI is my favorite television show, probably ever.
I love reading Pit threads, it’s a silly voyeuristic pastime of mine.
Nice to ‘officially’ make your acquaintance on the boards.