posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 11:10 PM
Wow so many diverse posting from staffers that really never comes up much. Yes, I am late to posting to the thread but had to see how long Majic's
was going to be and try to keep the word count lower as well as let DJ post so he didn't feel overly late....the sacrifices I make for oth---Aw,
truth is I had to get up way too early this morning to do it last night like most did.
So about me...My real name is Greg and the AHAB part of Ahabstar is my middle initial with the initials of a stage name added to it. I came here to
look up info on JFK because I wanted some different angles for a pen and paper RPG...Seriously. I had my fill of forums and social MUX's (yes, I go
back to the days of Telnet and watched the World Wide Web take off when AOL started spamming people's mailboxes with that single floppy disk). My
dial-up at home was free thanks to an 1-800 dial-up provider and my writing their Macintosh connection troubleshooting guidelines during a very long
phone call with their senior tech. It was my reward for sharing knowledge which provided them with a broader customer base.
But long before my tech phase in life, I did a little acting. Won a few awards and accolades for it. Met a few known people along the way. Played some
music with a few people (some more known than others) and basically lived a fairly full life before I turned 23.
My 23rd birthday, shortly after returning to Ohio, was spent with a beautiful friend falling asleep leaning up against me while I was pondering as to
if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her or wait for someone else. I chose the latter and never mentioned how I really felt. But to be
honest, there was something lacking that I couldn't put my finger on and felt it best to trust that instinct. Since then, only a few serious
relationships and about as many passing ones over the past 20 years. So yeah, 43 is looming which makes about the staff's average age. The unusual
part is that I never had children nor been married.
What I do here on ATS is fairly important in that I try to help others make that connection, members and staff alike. A side benefit of having
experienced some fairly large highs and lows in my life is that I see things from multiple perspectives. And part of that perspective is seeing what
didn't work for me in the various forums and social sites. I stayed at ATS because it was different. I agreed to staff when asked because I wanted
the members to see that as well. Which is why I try to stay fairly public with the chatroom and the shows. As far as the lament of staff no longer
making good threads, most people are glad not to see my boring threads that were usually DOA.
As for the ATS Live shows, other than Nef, I think I am the only one that has been on all of (the one time) six shows in the same week. So for the big
secret...the persona that I portray on the After Midnight show with the mildly blue humor and the Greg's Creepy Commit...it isn't anything like how
I am in real life. I don't ogle women, in fact I rarely say anything unless they want a conversation. I do get asked out from time to time by some
strange ones. Pretty much, I enjoy my anonymity and get a chuckle when people talk of wanting to be famous. As for myself, I have fun hanging out and
helping friends get things done that they need help doing.