stalkin' my peeps - Welcome New Members thread!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by alibee, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Dixie Flatline

    Dixie Flatline Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    We do! If you ever get to Cork, send me a sub-space message!
     
  2. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    by all means! =) I'm aiming at going to London next spring for my 50est b-day. Depending on how much I can save till then I might take a few detours to Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
     
  3. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    I'm in Scotland if you wish to say hello but no bagpipes - they drive me mad!
     
  4. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm a damned good whistler. And I sing slightly better than a banshee :D
     
  5. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Excellent. You'll fit right in.
     
  6. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd stick out again at the first bar crawl: I never drink any alcohol :D
     
  7. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Neither do I.
     
  8. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    You would be what we call in Australia the 'deso'.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syWsq30QadY[/yt]
     
  9. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Cool video!! :) (and cute guy!!)

    I usually end up as the deso but that's not the reason I don't drink. There were three factors that lead to that decision:

    1) I work with alcohol a lot and by inhaling it 8 hours a day I already get so high a dose that my GP once asked me if I was an alcoholic (my liver readings were quite off the score, apparently). I've now developed a new analysis technique that minimizes my contact with alcohol and both my liver and my medicine man are rather pleased :)

    2) alcohol is one of the strongest poisons we biologists know. Even in tiny doses it already damages nervous tissue ( = the brain). You don't notice it at first because the other cells take over for the damaged ones but after a while it gets more than they can handle. Also, an ex of mine boozed himself to death which was no pleasure to watch, I assure you. After a while the pancreas deteriorates and you start to digest your own intestines. A slow and extremely painful death.

    3) I am the one who controls my actions. I won't allow any person nor any chemical substance to control me. (Which is why I gave up smoking the instant it became a habit, 30 years ago, and I don't do any drugs at all - neither legal nor illegal ones - save for my migraine meds)
     
  10. kgibsonuk

    kgibsonuk Commodore Commodore

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    Not so much a new member but an old one returning. Hey everyone! :D
     
  11. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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  12. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Kev!!!! Welcome back!!!! [​IMG]
     
  13. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Someone remembers you! This is good news :D
     
  14. SpookyJim

    SpookyJim Cadet Newbie

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    Hi all :)

    Lifelong Star Trek fan just landed...loved it ever since I was too young to understand the plots!
     
  15. Xip

    Xip Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Welcome!
    You've landed in the right spot ;)
     
  16. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    Welcome new peeps.
     
  17. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    welcome :) Is Spooky Jim your Halloween name or your real username?
     
  18. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hi SpookyJim
     
  19. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Welcome! Hope you have a lot of interesting fun here.
     
  20. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Interesting is a good way of putting it :)