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I never did introduce myself: Hello from Grouchy

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posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 08:32 PM
The new members intro forum was started in 2009,
I joined in 2008, and as such, I never did an intro post.
Till now.


One of my earliest memories is of my grandmother (a teacher) who took me on a tour of her work one summer and stopped at a door. She said "This is kinder-garden. This is where you will be going to school next year." I remember looking at the door and imagining behind it a bunch of little garden rows. Of course you would start with gardening! Then when it is time to learn math we will already have something to add up. I can't tell you how disappointed I was the next year when all we did was a lot of paper work. I kept waiting for the day when the paperwork would finish and they would take us out to the garden.

Once my grandmother came over for a visit and we were playing army in the yard. She came running out of the house and said "Stop that! Don't you know what you play as children is what you will become when you grow up?" I had just been killed and was lying on the ground. I remember looking up and thinking I'll probably grow up to do paperwork.

All these different areas of knowledge. It is impossible for someone to be the renaissance ideal in the modern world. A person who is a doctor, lawyer, engineer, and scientist all rolled into one. What is it now? Eight hundred degrees just within the field of engineering alone. I was just formulating my thesis that only a tight group of people, a small community, could collectively equal the renaissance ideal when I heard about D&D.

School had all these different areas of knowledge but never brought them together. In role playing I found a use for all of my knowledge. In fact I started learning more. I was quickly surprised to find that no matter how much we learned, there was always more. My math grades started going up. In role playing I finally found a single use for all that school had to offer. Not only that, but a group to share it with. Role playing was the first thing I had ever seen where everyone would get up, turn off the TV, and the radio, sit down around a table and actually listen to each other.

I would also get to create gardens.

David Grouchy

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 08:36 PM
welcome to ats noobsauce.

edit on 1-1-2012 by lacrimosa because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 08:37 PM
I throw buckets of flower petals on you David Grouchy.....Love reading your posts here....enjoy the petals


posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 08:43 PM

Originally posted by lacrimosa
welcome to ats noobsauce.

edit on 1-1-2012 by lacrimosa because: (no reason given)

HAHAHAHAHA! I can't star you so....

Grouchy, you inspire me. I haven't done an intro either. Maybe I'll wait a couple more years and do one too.

Welcome to ATS, a moderator should be around soon to give you some important links and stuff, haha! Blah blah..........

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posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 09:03 PM
reply to post by davidgrouchy

What a great idea!
An introduction after many years on here.
Maybe I should do one also on my 1 year anniversary on here.

At any rate,you know the drill,behave or you will be banned!
( thumbing through my T&C handbook to make sure I was on topic)

I'm good.

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 09:10 PM
I'm glad you stuck around to help keep us newbies straight.

I hope you hang with us another 3 1/2-4 years.

posted on Jan, 1 2012 @ 09:23 PM
Wow that deserves a flag and star for sure.

Welcome Grouchy...well welcome officially!

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 12:47 PM
Welcome man ! great introduction look forward to hearing some great post in the near future !!

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 12:48 PM
hey man....glad you are still around....hope you find us useful still....
and we add 1 to the tally....nice

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 01:13 PM
i like to say things like "welcome aboard mate "or "she got some dings and scrachts but shes sea worthy" she being the boat that is ATS

i belive you are quite familiar with this vessel(ats)

i would be grouchy to if i had belived i Kindergarten i would be planting things and never did

oh i always like how your post seem real not like all the fake ones from psy-op agents
im moveing you right up to deck hand your imput is needed on this epic voyege

edit on 2-1-2012 by jplaysguitar because: swabing the deck arghhhh

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 01:36 PM
ayup grouchy

i never intrduced myself either
i think il wait til 1000 posts
i have been reading your threads and posts


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