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hey yaz, i finally made it on here.
Just dropping you a bell to say that I've arrived and will expect you to help me out a lot, seeing as I'm not that great on the internet as you keep explaining to me.
hey kat kat well done for making it. Im going to hand you over to Gene for the moment though because I'm leaving for a while. I'll explain properly when I call you tonight, got to organise our trip out!
Good luck with this. I hope you have fun whilst I'm gone and that Gene's nice to you....she's the Patron Saint of Kittens...
OK I'll wait around for this Gene person to come and pick me up then.
I'll talk to you tonight. I'm looking up bus times and the cinema as I type...very slowly..maybe I'll get faster being on here.
This is Jen (different entiety than Gen/e), but I've been lurking, seeing if Yaz has been around, which she hasn't, and generally reading stuff on her page, so I thought I'd say hi.
How are you finding h2g2? Have you read ThePost yet? (it's a bit less right now than usual, because a lot of writers are on vacation) Ever considered joining the young researchers club (if you're under 18)?
Um, that's about it for now. I will go check out your PS and find other things to ask you questions about.
I suppose you know why Yaz hasn't been around. I'm not sure if she'll come back or not. She's been rather bitten.
Nice to meet you, I'm liking it around here because people are usually very friendly.
I've been to have a quick look at The Post. Seemed a very organised part. Can anyone participate in it?
How do all these ACE and GURU etc. things work?
I haven't been home recently, so I didn't realize she'd been gone. I've been trawling through some stuff, backlog and just trying to figure things out, so I understand she and Gen had a falling out, but that's the extent. But I'd rather you don't tell me about it, I have a strange code of ethics about stuff like this, and most of all I feel that if someone wants to talk to me about what's wrong I'll listen and I'll try to make that opportunity avalible, but I strongly dislike when other people tell me about it. It doesn't feel right to me, partly like talking about someone behind their back and partly that it's a betrayal of trust by the person who told me. This applies to RL too, so although sometimes I feel as if I don't know what's going on, I oftentimes am able to piece things together without being told directly. I'm an observer, less so an active participant.
The Post is quite good, I think. Shazz and Greebo (the Post Team) are in charge, and in charge of who writes for them. I think submitting a one time thing is a different process than being a regular writer, but I'm not really sure. I just read it, not write for it.
There are ACE and Guru homepages that explain what they do. They're basically a volunteer scheme to make hootoo a bit more friendly and "sticky". You apply, get accepted, etc. They all have a code of conduct and certain standards that volunteers are expected to meet (usually where contribution to the shceme is concerned. No slacking and expect to keep your badge) ACEs are greeters, GURUs are tech support. There's CommunityArtists as well. And Post Reporters and I think a few other things, all that you can get a badge for.
I won't tell you about Yaz and Gen. It was just a bit of a tizzle.
I was thinking of applying to be an Ace, but I'm not quite sure how to go about it. I suppose that rather reflects that I'm not well versed in H2G2 enough to do it perhaps?
How long have you been here and what sort of things do you do?
Also a bit more about you as a person. I can see you're fanatical about music. I'm not a good music person so I can't really talk about that. What can I talk about?
I've been on here since Jan 18, 2003.
I am quite fanatical about music, as you said, but I like other stuff too. But although I get along with Yaz and Gen quite well, I share very few of their interests, I think. for starters, I'm younger (15) and *much* farther away from legal drinking age and stuff like that (it's 21 in the US, not 18), so I am not at all inclined to drink or anything like that. I just started high school, which is where all the relationship stuff is starting, so while I'm not overwhelmed by all of the stuff here there's not much for me to input. And as I said before, I'm an observer. In many things I more often watch than do, as far as social stuff is concerned. I don't like dances or anything where there is a lot of modern music being played loudly. Sensory overload. And particularly if the lighting is going to be odd. My vision's not all that great (worn glasses for 8 years), approx. 20/200, and I dislike being in a place with low lighting, because I can't see v well there. Enough of that.
5' 4 1/2", brown hair, glasses. Usual facial features (eyes, nose, mouth, ears)
I fence, I'm a girl scout (guiding in the UK), I like to read and do counted cross stitch and generally make stuff. I recently discovered that I like doing stuff that involves hammers. (nailing up pictures, building stuff) Oh, and I love math. I took geometry last year, which I really enjoyed, and I liked the mini unit we did on trig. I'm also on the math team. Is that good for starters? What about you?
Gosh that is a lt to be getting on with!
I seem to be rather like you, although I do have a boyfriend.
You seem to have rather underestimated Yaz though. I've been friends with her for something like 8 years and I have to say that she has been to two discos and hated them, she doesn't drink, and she doesn't like modern music. She also wears glasses I'm much the same. I also wear glasses and have done since I was 6. I don't know how to detail my vision actually. It's -5 with a stigmatism, which is apparently quite strong but I don't know the details.
I'm about 5'4" with brown hair and quite pale skin. Actually that's a lie at the moment. The sun has been shining so I have quite a good tan.
I like reading. I like to watch people and see how they work. I've been told I should work for MI5 before.
I'm not so good at maths. I tend to like the more conversational subjects. I like geography and history. I have tons of history books and can tell you all sorts of things.
I'm very bad with computers although I seem to be getting on well with the internet now, especially this site. You have to bear in mind that before this I had no email address and avoided using computers even for doing really long essays.
What else can I tell you?
I may be getting Yaz a bit mixed up with other people I've met here, although I feel like she's a different personality than me. Not something I can identify really, maybe a little more outgoing or a little more "with the times" (I live under a rock as far as modern culture is concerned. don't care for it at all) Some things I do know. She's said she doesn't like skirts much, doesn't wear them except for school, which is opposite of me. My family goes to church every week, and although I'm not sure about the religion I dress up (moderatly) every week for it. I occaisonally wear a skirt to school. But I like long (ankle lenght) skirts and my clothes are on the modest side. Shorts that aren't short, never a spaghetti strap shirt without a tee shirt on top. Shirt almost *always* tucked in. (okay, so I'm )
My perscription is currently -6.25 and -6.5, but it's almost a year old. Opthamologist appointment in 2 weeks.
What is MI5?
I would guess that your studies are the option that is not the math/science one? (people have been teaching me how UK schooling works) I think if I lived in the UK I would be doing maths/science, as those are my better subjects, but I find history and english interesting too.
I'm ok at comupters-better than my parents.
Well yes the skirt thing is different. I've only ever seen Yaz wear a skirt for school, oh and one other occasion! Neither of us is hot on skirts to be honest, although long shorts are a must. The tshirt thing may just be your personal idiosyncrasy.
I'm INCREDIABLY shy in real life. On the internet though I seem to be able to say more and express what I think.
I'm actually doing the same Alevels as yaz is: German, Geography, Physics, and English Literature.
I suppose if you did them then you would probably take: maths, further maths, physics and chemistry?
MI5 is our version of...the CIA? Erm the internal intelligence service. MI6 is the external intelligence one.
So where abouts do you live in the states? Give me a VERY rough location so I can look in my handy children's atlas and stab my finger on you.
Well, the tshirt thing is just to explain that although I own a few tank tops like that extreme modesty would prevent me from ever wearing them in public.
I'm not always shy in RL, oftentimes just nervous or a bit timid if I act shy at all, but I find that I talk more to people here than to people at school. Everyone is alwyas talking, conversation is so fast paced and some people are in more than one conversation at once or too many people are in the same conversation that I prefer to listen, becuase it's too hard to be heard.
If I did Alevels I would most likely take the courses you mentioned. I want to be a doctor or an OT.
CIA and FBI are our intelligence agencies, I'm not sure which does what, but the CIA is getting blamed now more than the FBI for 9/11, so I think CIA is external.
I live in connecticut (NE corner of US, one of the 13 colonies)
Ah I've found you!
What's an OT?
I'm finding that my typing is speeding up very fast now that I'm here. The only problem is that I'm so obsessed with getting spelling right that I have to check every post before hitting post message.
I live right in the middle of England and then left a little bit. I'm not sure how good your British Geography is but I hope it's as bad as my American geography. I find it funny though that if I go to a different country and say I come from England they immediately think I come from London.
"I come from England"
"Oh you come from London"
"No I come from somewhere north of London but yes I do come from England"
"So when are you going back to London?"
So what's your bit of America like? Way different from England so I;m eager to hear, or is it read?
Yes. We had a late dinner (6:30-7 ish) so I was away from the 'puter a bit.
OT=occupational therapist. I want to do treatment/rehab for musicians with injuries (kinda like sports medicine, but for musicians)
I found that my typing improved as soon as I started using email. My cousin and I correspond regularly to keep in touch between visits.
British geography-I've heard of London, and a number of other places, but I don't know where any of them are. London is southwards, yes?
I don't know where to start to describe things here. I live in New England, so typical climate for the region. They say that our summer this year is mimicking English weather, cooler than normal and very rainy. other than that you're probably best to look us up in an encyclopedia to find out what things are like here. If you tell me about us I can better use that to springboard and tell you what it's really like here.
I'll get back to you with this. I'm going to bed in a minute because I've realised I'm getting snoopy. It's 12:50am here.
Okay. I had to get off because my mom needed the computer, but I thought it was getting rather late (or should I say early?) where you are. I'm not on for long though. THought I'd check to see if I could catch Gen, but she's not on. More likely to be on at noon here (1700 h on your time).
Wow! There's a place called New Bedford!
Okay I've found Connecticut with a big black blob where Hartford is.
So tell me some about where you live. What sort of place it is, how many people, what your house is like, family, trees, shops, etc etc.
I'm interested in anything really. I just find other people's lives amazing!
Yep. A lot of stuff here is named after stuff somewhere else (including New Hartford )
I think I live about an hour from Hartford (we don't go into the city much). I have no idea how many people live in my town. My house looks like almost every other house on my street (split level, 3 bedrooms). Younger sister (12), two parents. My parents (obviously) have the largest "master" bedroom, but I get the next biggest one. There are LOTS of trees here. It used to be farmland all through this part of the state, then trees grew up, and now when they want to build something they have to cut down trees. So basically, trees everywhere. (I live in the suburbs, but the more rural side. there are still some farms in my town) No shops near where I live, they're mostly in the center of town, about a 10 minute drive away. Highschool with 1400 students (public school). Large and brick, with a large and brick expansion going on soon.
I live in a village which has a street of shops about ten minutes walk from me, and a train station. The nearest big city is Birmingham.
My house is a new build and has 5 bedrooms. Not all the houses where I live look the same because sthey have all been built at different times. The ones nearest the shops were built in the late 1700s.
I have a brother (13), called Matthew, and two parents. I have a golden retreiver called Daisy and next door's cat called Jackson.
All around my village there are fields and tiddly country roads. There are also main roads to all the towns though. I live quite near Warwick and Coventry. Not sure if you would know about them. Warwick castle is the best castle to visit in England and so tourists tend to go there.
School is in Bedford with about 1100 kids from age 7 to 18. It's a private school and I board there. It's alright but right in town which means it can't expand anywhere so we have to have our playing fields etc. away out of town.
All the houses on my road, and really in my neighborhood, were built at about the same time, and many of them have the same floorplan, or the reverse of it. The nearest train station is in Hartford. (train is not a major mode of transportation around here)
I used to have fish (goldfish at home, and I bred paradise fish at school one year), but the goldfish died last year (after 12 years!) and my friend adopted some of our paradise fish, but I didn't have the proper tank setup. (mine is cold water. paradise fish are semi-tropical fish, so they need a tank heater) The others went back to the fish store.
I've heard of all these places in england, but I dont' know where they are. I have ancestors from enland, but I have misplaced my family tree book (mucn more managable if you separate it into pieces and put it in a 3 ring binder), so I can't tell you where from. Except one-they were from Poland, moved/fled (not sure which) to boston, enland at least 150 years ago, and then moved to New Jersey. I think that's on the right hand side of england.
We have fields at our school, but some teams practice at the middle school fields. My school is grades 9-12 (age 14-18 ish)