Does anyone else picture themselves standing on a stage at a podium when they do introductions like this?
Or since we're typing, maybe an awkward speed dating session?
One of those friendships being my very best friend, Ashley. And I am forever thankful to the forums for bringing us together because I honestly don't know what'd I'd do without my soul sister. Love you Ash!
And I feel that everyone should be informed (because I am so beyond excited and have to share my excitement) that I'm flying out to see Ashley on Wednesday and I am so excited to see her! It's been 5 years since we've seen each other which is just to long! And we get to see Ray LaMontagne, who's music we fell in love with through OTH.. so kind of a full circle moment. Haha
Phht, yeah. Ya love me SO much, you couldn't even "mention" me in your post. This IS 2016, ya know.
The forums have been upgraded to the times.
HI guys! It's 2016 and we're posting on OTHForums, how cool is THAT?!
Remember when we used to be like, bipolar-manic-depressives every time Patrick threatened to shut this place down due to funds or lack of activity or people fighting or whatever was going wrong that month?
I'm SO glad we're all grown ups who are past that now and have finally proven that the forums are, indeed, as timeless as we have all always claimed.
Which, speaking of, I LOVE how everyone that's done an intro in here so far has known everybody else who's done an intro in here so far for like, a decade.
Where's all these newbies we were supposed to get to meet that are all into OTH in that super exciting (and even more
fun to watch for us oldies), first time, never seen it before, what the hell's gonna happen next, phase of this fandom? I was promised Netflix converts!
ANY ole' who - My name's Ashley, (obvs). Friends, (and anyone posting on here I guarantee
is a friend ... whether they actually wanna be my friend or not), call me Ash.
At the end of this month, I'll be a 25 year old Independent Woman ... "All the women who independent, throw your hands up at me! All the honeys who makin' money, throw your hands up at me! All the mama's who profit dollars, throw your hands up at me! All the ladies who truly feel me, throw your hands up at me!"
No, I never knew I could "get down like that" considering that when I joined here, I was a loser teenager with literally no life BUT the forums. Now I'm a loser adult with a semi-life outside of the forums. (And don't even pretend you didn't sing along to my Destiny's Child / Charlie's Angels lyrics.)
According to this awesome HowLongAgo website I just copied and pasted the date I joined the forums into .... wait for it, wait for it ... (I can't hear the drum roll?!), I joined here approximately:9 Years, 8 Months, 27 Days, 14 Hours, 18 Minutes annnnd 15, no, 16, no, 17, no, 18, seconds ago
... give or take a few seconds. ... And (let's be honest), hours, by the time I finish typing out this post.
I think half of us who've posted in here so far work in education. COINCIDENCE?!
I work at a college preparatory high school as a certified Paraprofessional in Special Education and also in Administration as a Human Resources person. Which is how I have a classroom full of teenagers 8 hours a day, and yet still find time to come on here and type up novels to all of YOU lovely people. Your tax dollars at work, folks!
Coincidentally, my other job nights and weekends is as a certified drug & alcohol collector / tester where I work for a company named On-Site. Disgusting job, never will have time to mess around on here during it and no one respects me, unlike the people who semi-do at school ... but the pay is WAY more amazing. Although, I am full time at the school and therefor get insurance. And what more do you really need in American day-to-day life today besides free healthcare?!
Interesting combo of jobs, I realize. Thankfully I no longer work in the field I USED to ... politics. Now THAT was nasty and during THIS particular Presidential election in this beautifully free and prospering patriotic country of ours? I could NOT possibly be more thankful to be out.
.... THAT tangent got long. I apologize.
Let's see, what else? What else? I like piña coladas, gettin' caught in the rain. I'm not into health food. I AM into champagne. Piña coladas, champagne ... notice a pattern here? Booze. I'm into booze. I also like long walks on the beach. That one only SOUNDED sarcastic, I really and truly am a full-on beach bum.
My life is music. I literally love anything and everything music related and if you were to actually physically be around me, you would hear music blasting wherever I am. I even blast it in my office / classroom whenever there are no working students in the room.
The SPNFamily is my life. I know I already said that music is. That wasn't a lie. It's just 50% of my life. The other 50% is SPN. Short for Supernatural. But I'm not just into the show. I'm into the WHOLE fandom enchilada. If you are too, hit me up because we are pre-destined to be besties.
I also love to read, (TOTAL and complete bookworm), and travel and (again, non-sarcastically), I love storms and the beach and water sports and watching regular sports (basketball, football, tennis, baseball, NASCAR, Olympics, etc.)
And I also love
coffee when I actually have to do the adult-ing thing. Currently on my third cup of the day and it's not even noon. (That was when I originally wrote this. While I'm reviewing it and getting ready to post, it's actually now 3:00 pm. I've been distracted several times today by people apparently wanting me to do my actual job.
Annnnnd I've had a LITTLE bit of a chaotic day at school so far with some of my S.P.E.D. students and Tuesday-Trump-Traffic here. (LONG story. DON'T get me started.)
I'm not super into movies, but I do like television series. I was GOING to rant about all of that in here, but surprisingly, my rant got too long and I decided to make an entirely new thread regarding it instead: http://www.onetreehillforums.com/index.php?topic=98445.0
Anything else, feel totally free to ask! Unless it's regarding my sanity. We don't discuss that in public.
to talk and anyone who knows me on here previously will be the first to tell you that I LOVE
novels! (Reading and writing them).
Excited to have the forums back and active again, catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones too!