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Wish I knew this website years ago!
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Skruffie Offline
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Wish I knew this website years ago!

I keep rewriting my introductory post because I"m not sure if I want to start right off the bat with bad stuff or save that for the ranting forums.

Eh, I'll save it. For now I will say 2001-2004 was middle school and some of the worst years of my life. 1999-2001 was the set up and they sucked pretty bad too but that's all a sad story.

I'm 19 and a first year community college student hoping to go into human services and maybe advocate for child abuse victims. If not, then maybe I'll go into art therapy since I love art, especially drawing. Painting is a close second. I also really love playing the piano.

I'm not sure what else to add. Introductory posts always feel awkward for me.
11-04-2009 04:50 PM
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I wish to learn the piano. It's an awesome instrument. I can't paint or draw for crap though.

Welcome to SS!

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11-04-2009 05:33 PM
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AWOL Wrote:I wish to learn the piano. It's an awesome instrument. I can't paint or draw for crap though.

Welcome to SS!

It's never too late to start! It truly is a wonderful instrument. When all else fails, I sit down and take out my frustration on the keys.

Thanks!
11-04-2009 05:36 PM
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I like you, Skruffie.

Welcome aboard.
11-04-2009 08:49 PM
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Welcome aboard, also...I like your name, though that might be my love of stray animals talking. (The scruffed up, skinny little cats always pull at my heart strings) Anyway, welcome aboard and don't feed the trolls.

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11-05-2009 02:07 AM
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Hey, nice to see ya aboard the good ship SS. I'm Sarah. Remember - ignore the trolls, and you're good to go. PM me if you have any problems.

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"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
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"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
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"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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11-05-2009 02:38 AM
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Welcome
Welcome to SS!

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11-05-2009 03:21 AM
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Uh oh, this one seems kind of sane. We better fix that.

Who am I? Who are YOU?
11-05-2009 05:10 AM
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That wont take long

Hidden stuff:
"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
-Ben Franklin

"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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11-05-2009 05:24 AM
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|55555| Wrote:Uh oh, this one seems kind of sane. We better fix that.
With the name Skruffie, I somewhat doubt it.

I used to be "The circus" as I forgot my login, but then hey-ho I remembered it.
11-05-2009 06:03 AM
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You seem awesome. Welcome aboard.

woah dude
dude woah
11-05-2009 07:29 AM
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Welcome Good to have some more non-troll people as a part of S-S. Smile
11-05-2009 08:33 AM
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Welcome, Skruffie. What size strait jacket would you like?

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Welcome! Nice to know another pianist, we'll get along really well.

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11-08-2009 07:22 AM
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Lunatic Wrote:Nice to know another pianist
I didn't giggle, honest!

I used to be "The circus" as I forgot my login, but then hey-ho I remembered it.
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