View Full Version : Like Sand in the hourglass..
October 8th, 2000, 05:07 AM
Basically, I wanted to know how all of us has changed since we first found the site.
I got a divorce, made a jillion friends, got a job in Colorado (lots of mountains and snow for those who dont know) I'll be starting in November, and spent some time with some lovley, beautiful women. I learned alot about myself, got kind of spiritual, I meditate now daily. What else..lets just say that I can look back at the last year or so and know that I've grown in a good way. What about you guys?
October 8th, 2000, 08:47 AM
Nice to have u back again amongst us. I hope that all is well with you and we will see more of u in the near future.
I haven't really done anything of interest. But I can tell u what some of us have done together. We had our first meeting of the UK fans (albeit only 6 of us) in June in the north of england and it was great. Since then we've become really good friends and chat alot with each other. I think it surprised us all as to how well we get along.
I've spent alot of time in Iran this year which I'd like to forget not including my brothers wedding which was a blast but when i got back, we had a mini get together where GothGirl, Pybob and Jase met up with me in manchester again.....and finally, just last month, another get together in London.
So I think these were amazing times to be able to meet people who have one amazing connection with each other.
and last but not least, i am glad to say that i think Manchester has the most fans who are on this board......not everyone posts coz they don't have time, but me, Jason and Lord Lichloathe meet up as much as possible.
and now i'm in university........
btw, sorry to hear about your divorce but then i read about the beautiful women...;o)
October 8th, 2000, 08:59 AM
Hiya again Kortag! Ditto to what Scar said. Cool! Colorado, my Brother lives west side of Vail, loves it there!
Heh heh..watch out for those Snow Bunnies! *grins* Planning to invade Manchester myself...time and weather permitting..needs Snow!!
Good to see another soul who is happy with themself! :) Ain't life good! I'm sure you've seen them, but there are quite a few photos re; the UK Get-Togethers! Ahh, but are they ready for a Wacky Yank Invasion? Might just sneak up on them..so as not to scare them too much lol!
October 8th, 2000, 11:05 AM
Hi there Kortag!
Myself I guess what's changed is the fact that my kids never fail to amaze me in what they say or do. *L* Just when you thik that you have them figured out they spin you around on your head, leaving you to say, "How the heck did she come up with that?" *L*
That plus I guess I've reached that age when a man finds out that the man that he's looked up to his whole life is just human and not somebody that was untouchable or always right. It's sort of a disillusioning thing to find or realize this but I guess it was inevitable.
October 8th, 2000, 03:02 PM
Well, I started posting over a year ago, from work. I was a third shift security guard with nothing else to do but surf the Internet. I've since left that job and now I work for a Civil Engineering firm. Now I have very little time to post here.
I've got a nephew now (that I don't get to see enough of.)
And like most people I've made a lot of new friends. I spent the first weekend in September white water rafting with some of these NEW friends; as well as some OLD friends.
I still haven't started a great family like Canker has... wonder if he'd be willing to trade for some Brian Lumley books??? (just kiddin', Canker)
I guess I can say some of the sacrifices I've made in the past are paying off now.
October 9th, 2000, 02:17 AM
Well we just had a baby boy a few months ago, now we have been trying to find something a little bigger to live in. We are living in a 2 bedroom apartment, but it's starting to look like we might be stuck here a while. Houses are extremely expensive here! Note to all: do NOT move to Flagstaff, AZ. The jobs pay lower here than most places. And the cost of living is absolutely ridiculous!!! So now instead of looking for houses here, I'll be looking for a job somewhere else. It's been very frustrating lately!!!
October 9th, 2000, 10:07 AM
Wow! Looks like a lot of sh*t has been going on since I was last here....
Anyway, seems Kortag had himself a busy year!
I did nothing but work my arse off, and watched my credit cards go up a couple thousand dollars, but what the hey... at least I'm spending some money, that's always fun http://www.brianlumley.com/ubb/smile.gif
Oh, and I'm not sorry about your divorce, Kortag... since it appears to me that you're happier now than I've seen you in a long time, so rock on brother!
October 9th, 2000, 11:30 AM
Sincere Condolences on the loss of your furry kid nsn..I lost my Casey last year from Heart Failure, so I know what you are going through. And it does help getting a new one!
Ohh Congrats to you Perky on your new addition! And Krynus, long time no see for you as well!
October 9th, 2000, 02:09 PM
How about Fenris?
That would be the wolf guardian to the gates of hell in Viking mythology. I know the ruler of hell in that mythology was a woman named Hela but I forget the name for the place... Niflehelm or something like that.
Anyways... story goes that at the end of everything, Fenris swallows the king of the gods (Odin) whole. :)
October 9th, 2000, 04:59 PM
Nathan, sorry to hear of your loss. Its always hard to lose a friend. Always been a bond between dog and man. The circle continues. Aways seems to me that with a loss you gain something. Not always apparent at first. And Regaene I like Fenris,for the record.
October 12th, 2000, 07:54 PM
Hey, wasn't 'Sand Through the Hourglass' the opening line for some soap opera?
Are you watching soaps again Kortag?
October 13th, 2000, 03:32 PM
Soaps? don't get me started..lol. Remember my first post..? It was something about Buffy or Zena..And what's wrong with soaps?
October 14th, 2000, 04:29 PM
hummmm. THe biggest thing that has changed is that I have NO free time. I went to an advisment session at my college and the woman said 2 words and I've been a drooling, gibbering mess ever since.
I never knew what it entailed! I thought my 3.8 GPA would be enough for anyone to throw open their doors and beg for my presence.
A lesson in hubris.
I'm still here, I watch and read. sometimes I don't have anything remotly intelligent to say so I shut my yap. This is a newly learned skill.
*hugs to all*
P.S. THe Sands in the hourglass soap os " Days of Our Lives"
October 15th, 2000, 06:37 PM
Lets see, changes in life since I arived. (hmm, I guess this will give away my age!)
Managed to make Prom Prince at my high school, which made me choke on my drink!
And, now, have arrived in college, by far the best time of my life so far! Lots of women, booze, and er, well...(no comment) http://www.brianlumley.com/ubb/smile.gif Seriously, its the best, just have to say that college is better than university, at least at this stage of my life!
October 27th, 2000, 10:31 AM
Just goes to show how fast change happens.
Kortag I'm sorry about your divorce but like others have mentioned it seems to have been for the good. Nsn I'm sorry to hear about your boxer it would seem it's the season for the death of familiars. My parents little West Highland Terrier died in July, he was old and incontinent but still as fiesty (sp) as ever at the end. My condolences to the Lumley's as well who lost their Jazz a few months ago. I haven't had the time to read this months newsletter yet, I wonder has Silky bought those ickle kittens yet?
Anyway... My changes are only in the fact that I have a new job and have put on a few more pounds since the beginning of the year, everything else is more or less the same. God I need a life!
October 27th, 2000, 12:38 PM
Good Question http://www.brianlumley.com/ubb/smile.gif.
Since I arrived, I have moved from working at Sony to a small(ish) Games devlopment House in manchester England, where I have now just fininshed my first real game http://www.brianlumley.com/ubb/smile.gif (shamless plug... Tom and Jerry:House attacks on Playstation, it should be in stores before Christmas http://www.brianlumley.com/ubb/wink.gif ).
I've made loads of new friends. and have found myslef a long term Girlfriend(5 Months and counting).
Read Necroscope Defilers, and have managed to get a few people reading BL books.
Erm thats about it I think.
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November 1st, 2000, 07:11 PM
Ermmmm... the last year or so? all sorts of stuff, but the main one being making some really close friends who hang around on the Internet too much, some of who I've had the pleasure of meeting and drinking with, many more who I hope to meet at some stage, including yourself Kortag!
More recently I've been getting quite creative; writing short stories, making a cyber-dummy for my computer room, and also making my own clothes to avoid the Goth clothes-clash in London clubs!
February 15th, 2002, 03:38 PM
Well, it's been over a year since this was posted to... anyone got any major changes in their life in that time?
Care to share?
February 15th, 2002, 04:03 PM
OK... in the last year I've been really busy.
1. MOved back to London.
2. Rented an extortiolnately priced flat
3. Changed Jobs
4. Had my dad move in for 3 weeks
5. Dad emigrated
6. Broke ankle in the second worst way possible and will be screwed for the next 4-6 months.
How's that Nate?
February 15th, 2002, 06:45 PM
I do not remember you... but don't be annoyed, it is either my two second memory, or the fact that you were before I was that most likely accounts for that... :D
Anyway, nice to have you back, or meet you for the first time, whichever... I'm glad things seem to be going so well for you!
& I like Buffy!!!!!!!!!!
[ February 15, 2002, 03:47 PM: Message edited by: JB_Lestat ]
February 17th, 2002, 03:26 PM
THis is terrible, you don;t remember me, and I'm one of the prolific posters on the board... sh*t... need to post wierd sh*t again!
February 18th, 2002, 01:30 AM
I think she's speaking of kortag, Tops.
Look at the dates, JB... I just bumped the topic...
February 18th, 2002, 08:22 AM
February 18th, 2002, 12:28 PM
Good topic this,....I'll get the bad things out the way first...
September 11th ...say no more :(
My Uncle died last week
Mazrah's back operation
My ex-wife :mad: not allowing my children to mention my name or call me dad in her home....Arrrrggghhhhh
threat of redundancy in our job's (we're both postman)
No snow in Bulgaria !!
& before we all start slashing our wrists, the good things smile.gif
Last year I had a total of 3 Lumley books, I now have 52 smile.gif
I have met up with loads of you guys and especially Brian & Silky.
Started playing Rugby again, after 15 years.
Changed my car again... twice in the past year, but at least Mazrah is now happy :rolleyes:
We rolled back the years, and went to a rock festival (all three days)...but this time we stayed in a hotel, rather than a tent ;)
Mazrah's back is better
Brian phoning Mazrah in hospital to wish her well
we both passed our advanced diver qualification, and I have also passed my rescue diver course.
I'm sure there's more, but I can hear a collective groan, of when is he going to shut up....so I'll shut up :D
Oh yeah & Hopefully next year, we'll meet up with more of you guy's in the states....and win the lottery....okay, okay I'll shut up... :D
[ February 18, 2002, 09:30 AM: Message edited by: deano ]
February 20th, 2002, 11:43 AM
52?! In one year? Man that's gotta be a huge chunka change!
But I got ya beat by two with 54. :D
Of course that includes parts of three different sets of the Necroscope books and a few other double titles...
Not much in my life has changed this last year...
I bought a house and a new dog though. smile.gif Got a raise. Turned a year older... gradually. Wife and kids did too. :D
[ February 20, 2002, 08:45 AM: Message edited by: Nathan ]
February 20th, 2002, 03:53 PM
I try not to think about the cost of all the books, most of them I've picked up at a reasonable price, but hey what price can you put on happiness :D
A new doggy, what's his/her name, what bread is he/she, and more importantly, have you posted any pictures ?
February 20th, 2002, 08:43 PM
Over the past year for me? Wow... there have been some fairly major occurences! Some good, some not so good.... but many more in store, not least turning 30 soon!! :mad:
February 20th, 2002, 09:01 PM
Less than a year for me too, Goth. :( But I think you're closer! tongue.gif
deano--This dog isn't photo worthy. He's a mutt that looks somewhat like a beagle and somewhat like a dachsund, if you can imagine that.
I was driving home from work a couple of weeks ago and about ran him over in the street as he just stood in the middle of the road staring at me and another car alongside me. I got out of the car to see if I could get him outta the road and he hopped in my truck. I've had him ever since.
I tried to contact his owner through the veterenarian shown on the collar he wears (it also says his name is Mugsy, LOL!) but it's an old number they gave me. :(
I've put up signs and taken out an ad in the paper but no one's called yet.
I hope they do because he's old and hard of hearing and I think he'd probably rather die with his true masters. :( But then again, he is kinda cute and very smart and friendly.
I've grown attached. :(
February 24th, 2002, 02:39 PM
The last year, eh?
Well - I'm sure there should be loads of things to put here, but there doesn't seem to be.
KeoghCon was something of a highlight. It was good to meet everyone again.
My Lumley collection reached 61, including the most damned expensive birthday present I've ever had. Not that I'm complaining, you understand? smile.gif
I sold my first short story. Strictly small time stuff, but still a big kick for me.
I'm certain there will be more things for me to add here...at least I hope there will.
February 25th, 2002, 12:32 PM
Nice one N8 , you have certainly proved that you're no ....."Mug" tongue.gif
February 25th, 2002, 09:00 PM
Congrats Spooks, and thanks to you I'm not far behind!!
February 27th, 2002, 12:57 AM
Well last September I embarked on a new career... again. This one has a little more satisfaction, promise and a whole lot less stress. Add in things like being close to home and working with your best friend of 20+ years, sounds like a good idea to me.
BTW, I provide computer support for the Harrier Program, keeping these planes in the air for the Marine Corp... not too much else has changed other than I've joined a gym.
Can't wait to see what's ahead!
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