I thought it might be appropriate to make my 5000th post a quality one instead of for something of jest or seemingly worthless dribble that some can be. (some might think this one is) Anyhow, I've been here for so long many might think I'd have had way more posts by now. Heck, some have been here half the time and have way more than me. These days find me not much interested about what goes on here anymore. I don't even surf the entire site anymore. I just check my subscribed threads and breeze the new threads and if nothing is of interest, I'm checking out a different site. I think lethargic might be my feelings about Epic Ski these days. I don't find interest in answering the same old questions that get asked multiple times. You know the ones. Which ski is right for me? What length, what brand? The helmet wars, the fat ski wars, the carver wars, the polls about everything. Becomming a moderator was good for me cause it kept my interest level up near the top. i enjoyed that immensely for a period. Made some good friends there, made some improvements in areas of Epic Ski that make me proud. That was my real goal of becomming a Mod. Improving the site while maintaining the integrity of what made this place so popular. Quickly found out you can't please everyone so you might as well please yourself. But, personality clashes and differences of dissagreements, not opinions found me being too much of a Rebel for the direction taken by others. I felt it was better to just become a regular Joe. Of course I'm still a Bear at heart but just don't have the heart anymore. What keeps me here is what attracted me to begin with. People who have a passion for skiing and Winter Sports as I do and relating to the feelings and thoughts shared by those who have become good friends over the years. The good people who I've met in person and had the pleasure to enjoy their company. And those who I've had cyber friendships with who's posts are always interesting reguardless of what it is or the topic is, I'll read their posts anyhow. And I hope they read mine. While I really don't care who thinks my posts are worth reading, I do hope that people have enjoyed them as much as I've enjoyed the thought and personality I've put into them. The honesty, sincereity, levity, and heart I put into my posts is what I'm all about. Along with the PITA exists a proud Veteran of this country but also a Revolutionist who thrives for reform but yet is set in the ways of yesterday. A true romantic who would rather live the days of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll than roll with the changes of today's cultures. You can expect the next 5000 posts to come a little slower. But, they'll keep on comming, the bad spelling, the run on sentences and paragraphs. You're stuck with me.
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11/20/07 at 8:38am