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MikeS.

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I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 2:57 AM (permalink)
I've been a member here for over ten years. WOW! I didn't realize.

I remember my first meet n eat at a place in Baltimore for crab cakes, the name eludes me. Janet and Mayor Al was there, all the way from Indiana. Picky Peggy and Ava came along with me. There were 30 some ppl there that day, we had a blast!

There have been a lot of ppl come n go here. Some were run off by others, some were ran out on a rail. A couple of those have been let back into the family. We've lost several to the Grim Reaper. Good ppl like Bushie and too many others, including my cousin Dickie aka BikeWriter and my wife Picky Peggy. May they all R.I.P.

A lot of changes here in my 10 years, not all good. I miss a lot of the ppl that used to post here but they have traveled to other sites. Heck I don't join in like I used to. Too many other things going on.

Here's looking forward to another 10 years, God willing!
 
#1
    ChiTownDiner

    Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 6:21 AM (permalink)
    Thanks for all your contributions both as a moderator and a regular Joe!  Appreciate all your efforts and insights.  Here's to another 10!
     
    #2
      ann peeples

      • Total Posts: 8317
      • Joined: 5/21/2006
      • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
      Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 10:25 AM (permalink)
      This site has become a family to me, and you Mike, like a brother. Heres to 10 more years!
       
      #3
        chewingthefat

        • Total Posts: 6100
        • Joined: 11/22/2007
        • Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
        Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 11:05 AM (permalink)
        I've gotten the hook so many times, I now tiptoe! Here is to another 10, I'll be 77, damn!
         
        #4
          EdSails

          • Total Posts: 3588
          • Joined: 5/9/2003
          • Location: Mission Viejo, CA
          Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 12:08 PM (permalink)
          Boy, Mike I didn't think about it until you mentioned it. And lo and behold, I actually am senior to you by one month. I think this calls for us to share another round of Chinese food and adult beverages!
           
          #5
            felix4067

            • Total Posts: 3303
            • Joined: 12/13/2003
            • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
            Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 12:17 PM (permalink)
            Oh, wow...I've been here ten years, too! Doesn't seem like it's been nearly that long, for sure. 
             
            #6
              lleechef

              • Total Posts: 6246
              • Joined: 3/22/2003
              • Location: Gahanna, OH
              Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 12:58 PM (permalink)
              I've been her for 10 years too.  Met a lot of wonderful people, made a lot of friends.  Ate a lot of good food and looked at a lot of pictures that made me wish I had it on my plate NOW.  Stick around, Mike!  I need another oyster slurpin' pal besides Al!
               
              #7
                EdSails

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                Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 1:02 PM (permalink)
                Do you think they'll give us 10 year pins?
                 
                #8
                  Sundancer7

                  Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 1:19 PM (permalink)
                  I believe the Mayor and I are approaching 13 years?  Time really flies.  When I first starting posting, high speed internet was not available in my neighborhood and like MikeS, I have seen a lot of folks come and go.  The site has evolutionized and in my opinion got much better.  We have been irritated with numerous spammers and a few very irritating posters but as time moved on, so did they.  For the most part, the posting community is very well behaved and that keeps down stress with all posters.
                  Happy Holidays to all my Roadfood friends.
                   
                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville TN
                   
                  #9
                    Poverty Pete

                    • Total Posts: 2266
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                    Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 3:42 PM (permalink)
                    It seems to me that 2003 was a VERY good year for recruiting Roadfooders.
                     
                    I'm just saying...
                     
                    #10
                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 4:01 PM (permalink)
                      Just a bunch of latecomers.
                       
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                        Poverty Pete

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                        Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 5:02 PM (permalink)
                        When we first arrived, there was nobody here but a bunch of old grouches.  SOMEBODY had to sweeten the pot!
                         
                        #12
                          ken8038

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                          Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 5:06 PM (permalink)
                          This post made me check my own credentials and what do you know, my 10th is coming up in February.  I don't actually recall deciding to join Roadfood although I've been a fan since the first Roadfood book.
                           
                          I also don't recall what my first post was, probably something inane like most of my other 1523 posts to date. Is there any way to find one's first Roadfood post?
                           
                          I guess I could check internet archive for around the date when I joined, but I was wondering if there is any way to do it within the Roadfood Forum site itself.
                           
                          #13
                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 5:14 PM (permalink)
                            Speaking as an old grouch, I apologize for not properly welcoming you to Roadfood Mr. Poverty Pete.
                             
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                              lleechef

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                              Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 5:38 PM (permalink)
                              10 years ago I was sitting up in the dark, frozen, snowy tundra of Alaska when one of my sled dogs said, "You should get on Roadfood."  So I scrapped my plans of running the Iditarod and became a Roadfooder.  Best thing that darn dog ever did.
                               
                              #15
                                Michael Hoffman

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                                Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 5:45 PM (permalink)
                                And now you're training a team of Iditarod kitties. Do you think you'll have them ready by March?
                                 
                                #16
                                  lleechef

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                                  Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 5:53 PM (permalink)
                                  They just don't get "gee" and "haw".  Plus they keep chasing their tails.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Poverty Pete

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                                    • Location: Nashville, TN
                                    Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 6:13 PM (permalink)
                                    Hoffman should feel right at home.  He, too, likes to chase tail.
                                     
                                    Michael, no apology necessary, but your presence IS requested at the Emerald City Games next July.
                                     
                                    #18
                                      mayor al

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                                      Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 6:19 PM (permalink)
                                      Mike,
                                      To show my age, I don't remember the name of the place we met in B-more either. It was just down the street from G&M Seafood that was closed due to a fire or somethng... It was a hot day and we did have a good crowd there that day... That was the day of the famous I-95 checkered shirt  photo !  But here is a group shot from that day. (2006)

                                       
                                      We have enjoyed our participation on the Roadfood site, even as we slow down a bit and find our travel curtailed a bit  recently...We have found many long-term friends here...Thanks to all of you for helping make this a friendly place to meet !
                                       
                                      I do recall my early time on the site costing quite a bit...AOL charged by the hour back in those days !!
                                       

                                       
                                       
                                      #19
                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        Re:I just realized... Sat, 12/14/13 6:28 PM (permalink)
                                        Oh, I don't want to miss the Emerald City Games. Guess whose letter to the editor of the Columbus Dispatch is on the home page of the Emerald City Games.
                                         
                                        http://www.emeraldcitygames.org/default.htm
                                         
                                        #20
                                          Foodbme

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                                          • Location: Gilbert, AZ
                                          Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 12:47 AM (permalink)
                                          The Emerald City is in the Land of OZ isn't it???
                                           
                                          #21
                                            EdSails

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                                            Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 2:13 AM (permalink)
                                            Foodbme


                                            The Emerald City is in the Land of OZ isn't it???

                                            That may make lleechef Glinda the Good Witch, but what does it make MH?
                                             

                                             
                                            #22
                                              The Travelin Man

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                                              • Location: Central FL
                                              Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 7:51 AM (permalink)
                                              Someone can, no doubt, correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that 2003 was the introduction of the discussion forum software - in something of its current form. It eased the way for more people to become members and contribute. It may explain the proliferation of new members circa 2003.
                                               
                                              #23
                                                felix4067

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                                                • Joined: 12/13/2003
                                                • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
                                                Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 11:52 AM (permalink)
                                                I've been trying to remember how I ended up here...I think it must've had something to do with Uncle Vic (is he even still around?), although we'd long since broken up by the time I joined here. I'll have to search for my first post to see what it was, that might give me a clue.
                                                 
                                                #24
                                                  wanderingjew

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                                                  Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 1:37 PM (permalink)
                                                  Sundancer7


                                                  I believe the Mayor and I are approaching 13 years?  

                                                  Paul E. Smith
                                                  Knoxville TN

                                                  Slow down there Paul....Although the website has been up since 2000, the INTERACTIVE forums as we know them today became "live" back in March 2003.
                                                   
                                                   
                                                  edit....Just noticed TTM mentioned that before me
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    wanderingjew

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                                                    Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 1:41 PM (permalink)
                                                    mayor al


                                                    Mike,
                                                    To show my age, I don't remember the name of the place we met in B-more either. It was just down the street from G&M Seafood that was closed due to a fire or somethng... It was a hot day and we did have a good crowd there that day... That was the day of the famous I-95 checkered shirt  photo !  But here is a group shot from that day. (2006)


                                                    We have enjoyed our participation on the Roadfood site, even as we slow down a bit and find our travel curtailed a bit  recently...We have found many long-term friends here...Thanks to all of you for helping make this a friendly place to meet !

                                                    I do recall my early time on the site costing quite a bit...AOL charged by the hour back in those days !!




                                                     
                                                    Oh great, Al,....you just love to post photos of me at 270lbs....don't you???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                     
                                                     
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                                                      lleechef

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                                                      Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 1:46 PM (permalink)
                                                      EdSails


                                                      Foodbme


                                                      The Emerald City is in the Land of OZ isn't it???

                                                      That may make lleechef Glinda the Good Witch, but what does it make MH?



                                                      No, that would make me the Wicked Witch of the West and MH would be ........Ed, you tell us.
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        joerogo

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                                                        Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 1:58 PM (permalink)
                                                        MikeS.

                                                        There have been a lot of ppl come n go here. Some were run off by others, some were ran out on a rail. A couple of those have been let back into the family. We've lost several to the Grim Reaper. Good ppl like Bushie and too many others, including my cousin Dickie aka BikeWriter and my wife Picky Peggy. May they all R.I.P.

                                                         
                                                        When my ten year anniversary comes around, I may have to wait another 6 months or so for....um......unscheduled time off.
                                                         
                                                        Mike, You and The Class of 2003 are a solid bunch of Rf'ers!
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                                          Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 2:36 PM (permalink)
                                                          lleechef


                                                          EdSails


                                                          Foodbme


                                                          The Emerald City is in the Land of OZ isn't it???

                                                          That may make lleechef Glinda the Good Witch, but what does it make MH?



                                                          No, that would make me the Wicked Witch of the West and MH would be ........Ed, you tell us.
                                                           
                                                          Let the melting begin. 
                                                           
                                                          #29
                                                            EdSails

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                                                            Re:I just realized... Sun, 12/15/13 3:04 PM (permalink)
                                                            Michael Hoffman


                                                            lleechef


                                                            EdSails


                                                            Foodbme


                                                            The Emerald City is in the Land of OZ isn't it???

                                                            That may make lleechef Glinda the Good Witch, but what does it make MH?



                                                            No, that would make me the Wicked Witch of the West and MH would be ........Ed, you tell us.
                                                             
                                                            Let the melting begin. 


                                                             
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