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Sticking my head up from the Rabbit Hole
Jul 29th, 2016 at 9:12pm
 
Winkleried here, This seemed to be the best place to post this. I was a fairy active participant (Read: God Member, using the old ranking structure) in this Forum before real life got ahold of me and wouldn't let go. Sadly I can't remember the last time I Launched a rock with a sling or when I even did amateur historical research about the sling (which was my real interest) .Sad Will try to swing by on a slightly more frequent basis.......... I know some of my old buddies are here, (Tint, Badger, Ardvark, Morningstar, to name those whose screennames I remember ), Also know a more than a few who have dropped off the face of the earth all together.
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Re: Sticking my head up from the Rabbit Hole
Reply #1 - Jul 30th, 2016 at 9:47am
 
Welcome back. 

What'cha been doing?
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Re: Sticking my head up from the Rabbit Hole
Reply #2 - Jul 30th, 2016 at 9:57am
 
hey dude - how's tricks Smiley
see you pop up every now and then on davids face book page. Smiley
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Reply #3 - Aug 1st, 2016 at 10:47pm
 
What I have been doing lately is trying to find employment in the EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) Field here in Central Oklahoma. I was working for a international consulting company until they ordered me to commit fraud at a clients site. I was let go a couple of weeks  after I balked at their orders. So right now I have a part time gig delivering Auto Parts to customers.

TO Ardvark:

Yeah we keep in touch on the other site, Just trying currently to keep my head above water right now. Hopefully things start stabilizing here so I can get back into doing things that I used to enjoy.

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Reply #4 - Aug 5th, 2016 at 6:08am
 
Hi, winkerlied. I remember you. Good to see you back.
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Reply #5 - Aug 11th, 2016 at 11:01am
 
hi there, buddy
I also recently started slinging again.
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Reply #6 - Aug 12th, 2016 at 2:24am
 
Glad to hear it Tint !

I just need to find the motivation to try and start doing it again!
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Re: Sticking my head up from the Rabbit Hole
Reply #7 - Aug 15th, 2016 at 9:44pm
 
I've been waiting for the weather here in SE Virginia to quit being hellish and just downgrade to "excessively uncomfortable" so I can get out and test the new paracord braided sling I made weeks ago. I meant to do it while on vacation this past week, but see above for the environmental conditions, you know?
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Reply #8 - Dec 31st, 2018 at 1:08am
 
further update,

Couple of years ago I landed a "Dream Job" in my field. I was working as a Federal contractor at a big R&D facility near my house. I had a series of online conversations today with some folks that had me realising just how freaking much I have forgotten since I was an active member of this forum. I guess it is time to start going through the old notebooks and start reeducating myself while we go through this down time due to the nature of my work.
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Reply #9 - Jan 1st, 2019 at 11:08am
 
Or you can just pick up a string and make a sling and go chuck some rocks.   Grin
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Reply #10 - Jan 1st, 2019 at 1:31pm
 
Bill Skinner wrote on Jan 1st, 2019 at 11:08am:
Or you can just pick up a string and make a sling and go chuck some rocks.   Grin


Yeah, I need to do that as well too.......
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Reply #11 - Jan 3rd, 2019 at 10:48am
 
Howdy Winkleried. Welcome back!
You’ve gotta watch out for those dream jobs. I’ve spent the last 15 years playing with robots for a living and I would gladly give it all up to work with my wife selling children’s clothing on e-commerce platforms if her business grew a little bigger. I love the robotics work and the pay is good, but I’ve found that being willing to give up an awesome job actually gives you a lot more options even if you don’t quit. When you know there’s a fallback, you’re less likely to say “yes” to parts of the job that would otherwise make you miserable.
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