Hi guys and gals!
I had originally decided against starting an introduction thread because I hate writing about myself. I dunno, today seems different.
It would be strange of me to tell you about myself without first telling you how I happened upon the site, at least I see it that way.
My wife and I were married on the back end of 2005. Like a lot of newly married, young couples.. WE WERE BROKE!
We didn't have money to get
all the luxuries of modern living, so we decided to not get in over our heads. TV.. we didn't need it (and I personally, have never really enjoyed
it). We had a DVD player and a tv, so we were set with watching movies if we liked. We always bought from the used videos in the store instead of
renting (which has made us a nice little collection of a variety of DVDs over the past 4 1/2 years). Prepaid cell phones.. no internet. This was
our first 6-8 months.
I don't recommend this kind of living for all new couples, but it worked out to our advantage. We played board games and card games a lot.. read a
lot.. and above all things.. we talked a lot. We had gotten married about 2 months after meeting (no, no babies), so this was a great time for us to
really get to know each other. We listened to A LOT of AM radio. And thus was my/our introduction to Coast to Coast.
Our first night of listening to Coast was sometime Halloween of 05, and they were talking about demonology I believe and dark haunting. I will note
here that if the subject would have been one of the really far out space/science (bore to me, sorry) shows.. we probably wouldn't have tuned back in
again. It was enough to gain our interest, and we were back for more a few times a week.
At some point in that first month or so.. a guest or George.. maybe even a caller mentioned ATS, so I wrote it down. (Remember, we didn't have
internet at the time) We made frequent visits to internet cafes to check email and surf a few times a week at least. I checked out the site. By
then, it could have been around January 2006 or so. I can't add here that I was hooked like so many people mentioned. For me it was a gradual step
into the alternative.
As you can see, it has taken me something like 4 years to join. I can assure you, I haven't been stalking that whole time. All in all, I'm glad I
finally took the time to join. There are a lot of great posts here, and I'm glad that I can now be a part of that.
Thanks to all of the members that have made my visits here over the years enjoyable. Thanks to the owners and all of the staff that work hard to keep
ATS a great (the best!!) site for alternative media and discussion.
Now.. an update on me and the story I first started with..
We still don't have cable!
Although now it is our choice. We own about 500 DVDs and a room full of books and music. This is our
I'm not at a local cafe, but in my very own office our home. We don't own a home yet, but are renting something much better now, as we don't know
where our jobs will take us in the future.
Still no children, but we have two wonderful dogs that keep us busy.
The point of all this is.. we took our time. We have enjoyed what life has to offer, as we continue to. We didn't rush into things, rather we let
things rush into us. You don't need all of that extra fluff out there.. just good people, good communication and the tools to help you learn
Thank you all again for the great threads you share with me daily now.
I am now ADDICTED.