When you joined the OC

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  • Mon, Feb 5, 2018 6:21 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    A 19 year old dog? Geesh

    Not bad for a mixed terrier Mutt. A dog I didn't want in the first when my Ex adopted her. I ended up talking her when we broke up. She's the main reason I met my current wife.

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018 6:48 PM

    Joined in the original JJ exodus.  

    Since then I moved to Cincy, bought a house,  switched jobs,  got married,  got a stepson and bought a jeep. 

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018 9:15 PM

    Joined the night it was created... pretty sure I was #3 behind Justin and mantooth (on the old site when you viewed your user profile the web address used the chronological number of the account, mine was 3). Was 23 and in grad school at OU at the time, living by myself in an apartment. At that point I had met my now wife, but nothing official then - was also balancing banging an ex and another girl as well as her because I was an asshole in college.

    Went back home and worked odd jobs for the end half of 2010, been at my current job since 2011.

    Actually settled down with my wife in 2010, engaged 2012, married 2013, had the twins 2017 (and an unfortunate very early miscarriage in 2016). We bought our current house and got our dog in 2013 as well.

    In less happy developments, we both had a parent die since then too (her dad 2015, my mom 2017)

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018 10:13 PM

    Something wrong with this forum?

    Edit: all is fine

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018 10:37 PM

    I was 36 and single with an 11 year old daughter.  I was in a long distance relationship and my girlfriend was studying in Holland.  My parents were somewhat recently divorced and I bought their little 5 acre  farm and was going to show my dad how to make money raising horses. Lol I lost A LOT of money before I gave up. I think my worst year l was -$20k and had 14 horses to feed and take care of. Then when I wanted out, it's not like you can just stop feeding them and I didn't want to take them to auction so it took a couple of years to get down to the 3 we have now. I was in IT and had worked for the same company for I think about 15 years. 

    Now I've been married to the long distance girlfriend for 7 1/2 years, my daughter just turned 20 and is a sophomore in college, and we have a 4 year old son and a 2 year old daughter. I was laid off from that company 4 1/2 years ago and it took me 2 months to get a job with the company I work for now. (2 months doesn't sound like a lot now, but my wife was pregnant and not working when I was laid off and making the payment on this little farm was starting to be an issue. Our son was born when I was unemployed.) This company is much better to work for and pays much better but they reorganize about every year and it seems like my job is up in the air a lot. I work from home but I don't love my current boss and I really need to start looking for something else. 

     

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018 10:37 PM

    I was an original free huddler.  I would have been around 32 yrs old or so and at a different job.

    Sadly, I went from being a wild man to a completely functioning adult since then.  It is horrible.

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018 10:43 PM

    i was ask to come over to the early beginning of the OC from the failing JJHuddle. I was the owner of two companies, life was good, business 2009 was not the best. That period of time start me thinking of slowing down and winding my career down.

    Being ask to join the site was cool and a nice feeling of being a small part of the beginning.

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018 11:18 PM

    Came here right after the $12 dollar JJ fiasco. I was 48 and will be 57 in June. Same job,same wife,same two kids one new grandson.

    Mon, Feb 5, 2018 11:27 PM
    posted by wes_mantooth

    I was an original free huddler.  I would have been around 32 yrs old or so and at a different job.

    Sadly, I went from being a wild man to a completely functioning adult since then.  It is horrible.

    It is honestly terrible. You're a complete embarrassment. 

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 9:25 AM

    November 2010?  I was about to turn 52, and worried about my job being abolished.  Five months later, that fear was realized.  Maybe that's why I have this sense of foreboding every time I log on to the OC.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 9:27 AM
    posted by Zunardo

    November 2010?  I was about to turn 52, and worried about my job being abolished.  Five months later, that fear was realized.  Maybe that's why I have this sense of foreboding every time I log on to the OC.

    This is the environment I'm trying to cultivate around here. I'm glad someone gets it.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 10:12 AM

    I miss FreeHuddle.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 11:58 AM

    At one point the OC allowed you to sort the member list by join date. I was between 30-40, I think on the 2nd or 3rd day of existence. I joined JJ in 2005 during my cross country season because there was pretty good discussion back then. Took me a while to find the random shit forum, but then I was relatively active. JJ members helped me write my valedictorian speech, to good reviews. There are months when I have been less active, but I've followed pretty regularly since the inception of OC in 2009.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 1:46 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    I miss FreeHuddle.

    Don't mention that word or you will get a certified letter.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 2:47 PM

    are we really down to 152 members on this site? seems like there'd be more.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 3:11 PM
    posted by j_crazy

    are we really down to 152 members on this site? seems like there'd be more.

    That's how many have created an account on the new site. I'll be sending out periodic email blasts to invite old members back. I've yet to send the first one out yet, but I'd like to send it soon.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 3:15 PM

    Can't remember what was going on when I joined. All I know is it was Mantooth who gave me the heads up. Otherwise I would've probably never known about the place.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 4:16 PM

    I spent a couple of days creating new IP's and bouncing off proxy servers creating new accounts to spam jj's and offer the new free huddle.

    Hallarity soon followed. I still havent figured out who the BIG BANNANA was lol.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 8:23 PM

    Going through some old files and found the original logo of FreeHuddle.

    Tue, Feb 6, 2018 11:35 PM

    lol forgot the tagline. Classic and Grade A troll job

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