Hi to all ATS people!
Today is my fourth "ATS birthday", and I decided to mark the event this year.
Four years ago I decided to join ATS because I thought it was a great place, with many interesting (and even more uninteresting
) people with who
(or is it whom?) I could learn something about many subjects.
I was a lurker for around a year, and if I remember it well, I found ATS while looking for information about the JFK assassination. I don't even
remember which site I came from, but once on ATS I thought it was a great place.
I had never participated in a forum (much less in English, a language I learnt by myself, just by earing it spoken in movies and on TV shows, so I
have some problems writing in English, I have to use a spell-checker and re-read my posts some times) and I never was a person that likes to talk or
to write, but I decided to join ATS so I could answer some posts to which I thought I could add something useful. I also thought it a good way of
practising my English.
Four years, 4,436 posts and 70 threads later, I think it was one of the best things I have done in my life.
Although I may spend too much time on ATS (going to sleep everyday at 2 AM is not the best way of resting after a 10 hour working day
), I think
that it's time well spent.
I have made some friends, maybe some enemies, but I think that my presence here has been a positive presence, at least for me.
So, prepared to more four years (or even more, if the world does not end again in 2012), here I am, enjoying a town holliday here in Almada and using
this opportunity to spend my free time once more on ATS and BTS.
See you all on the boards, the (virtual) drinks are on me!