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Title: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostGirlDeb on May 31, 2014, 12:42:06 AM
I was so excited when Craig told me that SWLS is baaaaack. 

How has everybody been doing?  What have you been up to in the last 4 years?

So many great memories and good friendships were created here so glad to be back !!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: CastawayCayley on May 31, 2014, 08:05:37 AM
Omg, did you say 4 years!?!?

Well, the biggest news for me is that I decided to go back to work, and I'm currently training to be a dog groomer. Hopefully I'll be done with school and working for reals by the end of June!

How are YOU, Debz???
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on May 31, 2014, 08:25:58 AM
CC when you are done, let me know I have friends who live in Auburndale and maybe they will use your services.

Yes, four years, that  was my first trip to England.  Since I have been back twice.  I met a wonderful man, bought a house and soon to have our third cat.  And going on 10 years with the company I work for.

But if we are FB friends you all knew that.  Four years ...wow
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: POLLENZ on May 31, 2014, 08:55:29 AM
wow can't believe its been 4 years, back then only had internet access in work, used to hate it when I had to go home and miss out on the laughs. now have internet at home and on phone so wont be missing out!! In same job still, been there over 12 years now and was promoted to office manager recently, although I may be demoted if I get caught on here in work time haha. still got 2 dogs Pollen and Kilo who are old timers now (sob) no kids (by choice). Still live in hometown Liverpool and spend much of my free time working my fabulous (but small) garden, growing tomatoes, herbs and flowers I love it!! So glad we are all back and can't wait to hear how everyone is getting on!! :-D
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: Suzanne4au2 on May 31, 2014, 10:05:01 AM
 8) Hello everyone! I've been very busy during these last few years. I got divorced and moved back to my hometown of Hickory NC. I started working for our local brewery which I absolutely love. And about 2 years ago I met the love of my life(for real this time). I lost around 100 lbs which feels amazing. I cant wait to hear what everyone has been up to!!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: sledgeweb on May 31, 2014, 11:43:52 AM
8) Hello everyone! I've been very busy during these last few years. I got divorced and moved back to my hometown of Hickory NC. I started working for our local brewery which I absolutely love. And about 2 years ago I met the love of my life(for real this time). I lost around 100 lbs which feels amazing. I cant wait to hear what everyone has been up to!!

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Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostGirlDeb on May 31, 2014, 01:27:40 PM
Omg, did you say 4 years!?!?

Well, the biggest news for me is that I decided to go back to work, and I'm currently training to be a dog groomer. Hopefully I'll be done with school and working for reals by the end of June!

How are YOU, Debz???

CC!!!! I am really happy that you are doing something you love!  And I'm REALLY happy to see you (((firlhugz))). I wish we were closer so I could use your services too!!   :-*.
I am the same.  Same job, same kids~ Bobbi is graduating high school this Tuesday can you believe it?  Nicole is back to work with me. (Yay!) she is doing well since her surgery.  I have a new grandson "Cake The Cat". I adore him!  He is partially blind and was a sickly little boy so I think I have a soft spot for him.  I spoil him rotten!  Other than that nothing much has changed .  I'm really happy to be back here with all the Losties! 
Ohhhh I met Joy  (AlwaysLost) at a Mumford & sons concert last summer (finally)
Life has not been the same since we left the island.
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostGirlDeb on May 31, 2014, 01:31:34 PM
8) Hello everyone! I've been very busy during these last few years. I got divorced and moved back to my hometown of Hickory NC. I started working for our local brewery which I absolutely love. And about 2 years ago I met the love of my life(for real this time). I lost around 100 lbs which feels amazing. I cant wait to hear what everyone has been up to!!

like
Like ( we need a like icon)
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: lostieloo on May 31, 2014, 02:07:29 PM
CC when you are done, let me know I have friends who live in Auburndale and maybe they will use your services.

Yes, four years, that  was my first trip to England.  Since I have been back twice.  I met a wonderful man, bought a house and soon to have our third cat.  And going on 10 years with the company I work for.

But if we are FB friends you all knew that.  Four years ...wow

LiL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: lostieloo on May 31, 2014, 02:09:07 PM
Wow, the changes in technologies since we were all last active!  Now we are saying "Like" for replies!  I just have not been able to find another forum I liked.  Thank you so much for getting this one reactivated!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on May 31, 2014, 04:31:11 PM
Wow, the changes in technologies since we were all last active!  Now we are saying "Like" for replies!  I just have not been able to find another forum I liked.  Thank you so much for getting this one reactivated!

LostieLoo are you happy or what!!!!!!!!!!! You have been missing this for a long long time.
Huggles
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: lostieloo on May 31, 2014, 04:38:08 PM
I have been!  None other like it!  And now that I'm almost done with school obligations, I won't have to feel guilty about being on it!    ;D
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: Ladybug on May 31, 2014, 05:42:53 PM
Woo hoo! I'm in!  4 years....  my baby girl, Quincy, is now 5!  My big girl, Sam, is now a teenager (no one told me teens are harder than toddlers).  I quit to stay home with Q, then went back to work at the school 3 years ago when a job opened. 

My life is very much the same....

But I am sitting on a cruise right now waiting to head out to sea!  Woo hoo!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: CastawayCayley on May 31, 2014, 05:54:43 PM
Woo hoo! I'm in!  4 years....  my baby girl, Quincy, is now 5!  My big girl, Sam, is now a teenager (no one told me teens are harder than toddlers).  I quit to stay home with Q, then went back to work at the school 3 years ago when a job opened. 

My life is very much the same....

But I am sitting on a cruise right now waiting to head out to sea!  Woo hoo!

So jealous!! I'm a big fan of cruising!! Bon Voyage!**

Yeah, Cameron is 10 now... not looking forward to him becoming a preteen!!!



**ps where are you going?
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: sledgeweb on May 31, 2014, 06:34:18 PM
Everyone check this post please!

http://lost.cubit.net/forum/index.php/topic,11205.0.html
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on May 31, 2014, 08:22:15 PM
Woo hoo! I'm in!  4 years....  my baby girl, Quincy, is now 5!  My big girl, Sam, is now a teenager (no one told me teens are harder than toddlers).  I quit to stay home with Q, then went back to work at the school 3 years ago when a job opened. 

My life is very much the same....

But I am sitting on a cruise right now waiting to head out to sea!  Woo hoo!

Are you sure you are LB you are not in pink!!!!!!!  Enjoy your cruise!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: E.S.B. on June 01, 2014, 11:09:51 PM
Wow, the changes in technologies since we were all last active!  Now we are saying "Like" for replies!  I just have not been able to find another forum I liked.  Thank you so much for getting this one reactivated!

I've instinctively looked for the "like" button at least 2-3 times already!

It's so weird the way everything changes but still stays the same - same house, same job, same pets, new TV shows.  The only big change in my life is my wife and I are expecting our a baby girl (our first) in August.  We are exciting and terrified, of course!

And here I am, posting on SWLS again and it feels like no time has passed.
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on June 02, 2014, 08:55:08 AM
Wow, the changes in technologies since we were all last active!  Now we are saying "Like" for replies!  I just have not been able to find another forum I liked.  Thank you so much for getting this one reactivated!

I've instinctively looked for the "like" button at least 2-3 times already!

It's so weird the way everything changes but still stays the same - same house, same job, same pets, new TV shows.  The only big change in my life is my wife and I are expecting our a baby girl (our first) in August.  We are exciting and terrified, of course!

And here I am, posting on SWLS again and it feels like no time has passed.

Awe so sweet to see you posting and sharing on here.  You will be wonderful parents!  Kate promised to be the Nanny ;-)
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: JBRam on June 02, 2014, 12:27:08 PM
Four years has been a while.

So to sum up. In August 2010, wifey and I had our first year anniversary. We bought a house, got new cars, another dog. I'm now working for my dad and about ready to probably take over his business in a few years. I'm currently training our new guy that I was instrumental in hiring. Wifey's business is the same, and booming. We have a 19-month old boy who is adorable. See Facebook for about a billion pictures. Online, I call him Chibi.

I started doing Let's Play youtube videos, which basically is a walkthrough of video games with live commentary. I recently got a Youtube Partnership, so I am now making (a very small amount of) money from the vids. I joined another forum (with an emphasis on gaming) where I am a mod of the creative writing section. I somehow am the poster with the second-most posts there. -shrug- It just happens, guys, I swear.

On that forum, there are several role-plays that I'm involved with. Basically, writing a creative story with a large group of people based in a particular setting. The top three that I'm involved with now are based in Persona, Kingdom Hearts, and Mass Effect, respectively. There also have been several original universe settings. These all fall under my Creative Writing modship section.

Since LOST ended, I really haven't found any TV shows that I've followed to the same degree. However, I have been getting more interested in political stuff. Gary and I started a podcast on politics called The Disgruntled Independents (http://www.facebook.com/TDIPodcast). It's full of Gary's unique brand of humor and our collective insight on various political things that are going wrong with the world. I might be biased, but I highly recommend it. We also brought in a female colleague of mine for the last few episodes.

So yeah, no major life-changing events asides from a kid. The kid's kinda a cool thing, I guess. :P
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostGirlDeb on June 02, 2014, 01:12:06 PM
Four years has been a while.

So to sum up. In August 2010, wifey and I had our first year anniversary. We bought a house, got new cars, another dog. I'm now working for my dad and about ready to probably take over his business in a few years. I'm currently training our new guy that I was instrumental in hiring. Wifey's business is the same, and booming. We have a 19-month old boy who is adorable. See Facebook for about a billion pictures. Online, I call him Chibi.

I started doing Let's Play youtube videos, which basically is a walkthrough of video games with live commentary. I recently got a Youtube Partnership, so I am now making (a very small amount of) money from the vids. I joined another forum (with an emphasis on gaming) where I am a mod of the creative writing section. I somehow am the poster with the second-most posts there. -shrug- It just happens, guys, I swear.

On that forum, there are several role-plays that I'm involved with. Basically, writing a creative story with a large group of people based in a particular setting. The top three that I'm involved with now are based in Persona, Kingdom Hearts, and Mass Effect, respectively. There also have been several original universe settings. These all fall under my Creative Writing modship section.

Since LOST ended, I really haven't found any TV shows that I've followed to the same degree. However, I have been getting more interested in political stuff. Gary and I started a podcast on politics called The Disgruntled Independents (http://www.facebook.com/TDIPodcast). It's full of Gary's unique brand of humor and our collective insight on various political things that are going wrong with the world. I might be biased, but I highly recommend it. We also brought in a female colleague of mine for the last few episodes.

So yeah, no major life-changing events asides from a kid. The kid's kinda a cool thing, I guess. :P

LIKE :P (we need a like button)
Hi JB!!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostGirlDeb on June 02, 2014, 01:13:57 PM
Wow, the changes in technologies since we were all last active!  Now we are saying "Like" for replies!  I just have not been able to find another forum I liked.  Thank you so much for getting this one reactivated!

I've instinctively looked for the "like" button at least 2-3 times already!

It's so weird the way everything changes but still stays the same - same house, same job, same pets, new TV shows.  The only big change in my life is my wife and I are expecting our a baby girl (our first) in August.  We are exciting and terrified, of course!

And here I am, posting on SWLS again and it feels like no time has passed.

LIKE (we need a LIKE button-if I say it enough Ben might see it and give us one)
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: pauinha6 on June 02, 2014, 05:22:30 PM
LIKE (we need a LIKE button-if I say it enough Ben might see it and give us one)

SMACK!!!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostGirlDeb on June 02, 2014, 05:38:41 PM
LIKE (we need a LIKE button-if I say it enough Ben might see it and give us one)

SMACK!!!

OUCH!!!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: pauinha6 on June 02, 2014, 05:41:31 PM
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Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: thlaylirah on June 02, 2014, 06:29:47 PM
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Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: TXFlyboy on June 03, 2014, 12:10:08 AM
4 years?  Have I had Max'sdad  locked in a "Magic Box" that long?  I hope I drilled the air holes big enough.

I continue to design and build buildings.  My oldest graduated from high school last week.  In addition to the airplane I bought a motorcycle - it's fuel is much cheaper. 

That's about it.
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: pauinha6 on June 03, 2014, 05:57:24 PM
4 years? dang, i barely remember what i ate yesterday!!!

well... first of all, it's so nice to see some known faces (usernames) still around and hear (read) what the ppl i haven't kept in touch with have been doing :)

I finished my degree, am a Chemist now, then i got a job, they payed miserably, i quit after a year, hoping one year would be enough on my curriculum, turns out it wasnt. i got another job, like mos people i thought it boring and hated the bosses, then i got unemployed again. i got married sometime in between and we bought a house. hubby is still working abroad and i became a kept wife. got 4 fur kids and am still looking for a job, or maybe, if i win the lottery, ill get my own lab :) for now, i do some handmade  stuff to entertain myself and try to make some money.

planning on going to visit the hubs soon but traveling to Africa is making me jittery.7

also, im glad this place is back up, some of the memories made here are awesome and i owe Ben and SW some great friendships that last over 10 years now :) (wow, we're old!!!)

thats it!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on June 03, 2014, 09:55:17 PM
4 years? dang, i barely remember what i ate yesterday!!!

well... first of all, it's so nice to see some known faces (usernames) still around and hear (read) what the ppl i haven't kept in touch with have been doing :)

I finished my degree, am a Chemist now, then i got a job, they payed miserably, i quit after a year, hoping one year would be enough on my curriculum, turns out it wasnt. i got another job, like mos people i thought it boring and hated the bosses, then i got unemployed again. i got married sometime in between and we bought a house. hubby is still working abroad and i became a kept wife. got 4 fur kids and am still looking for a job, or maybe, if i win the lottery, ill get my own lab :) for now, i do some handmade  stuff to entertain myself and try to make some money.

planning on going to visit the hubs soon but traveling to Africa is making me jittery.7

also, im glad this place is back up, some of the memories made here are awesome and i owe Ben and SW some great friendships that last over 10 years now :) (wow, we're old!!!)

thats it!

wow that is a lot of stuff happening in 4 years.  Congratulations on the marriage, graduation and most of all a kept woman!  Joking about the kept woman, and good thoughts for finding a well payed job.

Agreed great friendships made here as well as memories (chorus of Memories flowing out of vocal chords...whilst neighborhood dogs come a barking)

Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: E.S.B. on June 03, 2014, 11:17:50 PM
Wow, the changes in technologies since we were all last active!  Now we are saying "Like" for replies!  I just have not been able to find another forum I liked.  Thank you so much for getting this one reactivated!

I've instinctively looked for the "like" button at least 2-3 times already!

It's so weird the way everything changes but still stays the same - same house, same job, same pets, new TV shows.  The only big change in my life is my wife and I are expecting our a baby girl (our first) in August.  We are exciting and terrified, of course!

And here I am, posting on SWLS again and it feels like no time has passed.

Awe so sweet to see you posting and sharing on here.  You will be wonderful parents!  Kate promised to be the Nanny ;-)
Not sure if I can sell Kate as a baby name to the wife, but I'm not giving up!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: thlaylirah on June 04, 2014, 10:19:24 AM
Am I dreaming or do I see that Ben has added a like button?? 
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostGirlDeb on June 04, 2014, 11:58:43 AM
Am I dreaming or do I see that Ben has added a like button??

he DID!!! I said it enough and he did it!! YAY for Ben!!! and for Like buttons
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: sledgeweb on June 04, 2014, 12:24:39 PM
Am I dreaming or do I see that Ben has added a like button??

he DID!!! I said it enough and he did it!! YAY for Ben!!! and for Like buttons


I hope it's a good solution for now. It's not quite what I had in mind when I first saw the requests, but the best I can do for now!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostGirlDeb on June 04, 2014, 12:39:19 PM
Am I dreaming or do I see that Ben has added a like button??

he DID!!! I said it enough and he did it!! YAY for Ben!!! and for Like buttons


I hope it's a good solution for now. It's not quite what I had in mind when I first saw the requests, but the best I can do for now!
Thanks Ben! We are so spoiled with the like buttons  I remember a time when I hated the idea and people that "liked" posts instead of actually typing a response.  Now I'm guilty of the same.
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on June 04, 2014, 02:06:20 PM
omg I like it
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: sledgeweb on June 04, 2014, 02:15:15 PM
omg I like it


Yeah, there's a button for that. ;)
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on June 04, 2014, 02:17:28 PM
omg I like it


Yeah, there's a button for that. ;)

I am not conditioned for it just yet!   ::)
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: E.S.B. on June 04, 2014, 11:37:50 PM
I don't get it. Lol!  I think I need a tutorial... Or a good night's sleep?
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: pauinha6 on June 04, 2014, 11:52:14 PM
wow that is a lot of stuff happening in 4 years.  Congratulations on the marriage, graduation and most of all a kept woman!  Joking about the kept woman, and good thoughts for finding a well payed job.

Agreed great friendships made here as well as memories (chorus of Memories flowing out of vocal chords...whilst neighborhood dogs come a barking)

well, i was finishing my degree when Lost was still one, which kept me up till dawn studying (or posting on SW, something in between maybe) so, the rest just happened i guess...

and i was joking about the kept woman too LOL i do feel bad that i can't find a decent job and i refuse to lose the little time i have with my hubby (who works abroad) just to get half a minimum wage (yes, that's real) serving up beer in a coffee shop or similar... thankfully the hubs is payed fairly well, hence my "kept woman" commentary lol if i were a trully kept woman, well, maybe he'd like it ahah have some kept eye candy to parade ahahahha that or he'd kick me to the curb and buy himself a ferrari LOL he keeps saying women are expensive, can't figure out why heheheh
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: pauinha6 on June 04, 2014, 11:53:41 PM
I don't get it. Lol!  I think I need a tutorial... Or a good night's sleep?

you just need to click on the like button some more hehehe
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: TXFlyboy on June 05, 2014, 04:02:31 PM
I don't get it. Lol!  I think I need a tutorial... Or a good night's sleep?

you just need to click on the like button some more hehehe

Just be sure you enter the code before hitting the button and don't let the timer zero out.  Bad things might happern
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: jugdish on June 05, 2014, 10:55:41 PM
Most things are the same here. Just 4 years older. Oldest kid is going to start 3rd year of college. She just came back from studying in England for the semester. My boy will be a senior in high school in September.

The big change is that we bought a lake house in August. It has been a long time dream of ours. It has turned out to be more awesome than we ever thought. So I hope to spend most of the summer there!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on June 06, 2014, 01:25:04 PM
Most things are the same here. Just 4 years older. Oldest kid is going to start 3rd year of college. She just came back from studying in England for the semester. My boy will be a senior in high school in September.

The big change is that we bought a lake house in August. It has been a long time dream of ours. It has turned out to be more awesome than we ever thought. So I hope to spend most of the summer there!

JUGGGYYYYYY omg I missed you and thought of you often!  So glad your dreams came true!   Did you miss me? huh huh? ::)

Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: jugdish on June 09, 2014, 10:12:34 PM
Most things are the same here. Just 4 years older. Oldest kid is going to start 3rd year of college. She just came back from studying in England for the semester. My boy will be a senior in high school in September.

The big change is that we bought a lake house in August. It has been a long time dream of ours. It has turned out to be more awesome than we ever thought. So I hope to spend most of the summer there!

JUGGGYYYYYY omg I missed you and thought of you often!  So glad your dreams came true!   Did you miss me? huh huh? ::)



You know I did!!!!
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: LostinLock on June 11, 2014, 09:06:39 PM
Most things are the same here. Just 4 years older. Oldest kid is going to start 3rd year of college. She just came back from studying in England for the semester. My boy will be a senior in high school in September.

The big change is that we bought a lake house in August. It has been a long time dream of ours. It has turned out to be more awesome than we ever thought. So I hope to spend most of the summer there!

JUGGGYYYYYY omg I missed you and thought of you often!  So glad your dreams came true!   Did you miss me? huh huh? ::)



You know I did!!!!

Well hot diggity dog!  Nice to be back
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: vickilynn on June 18, 2014, 08:54:32 AM
So today is my first day being unemployed! Because I am/was a public school teacher, I'm used to being "unemployed" in the summer, but this time I took the big step into infinite summer break (for a few years, at least). I am moving back to my home state in a few weeks and applying for a graduate program in mental health counseling. I'm looking forward to being closer to family (my older kids live up there...and I have two little grandchildren that I can't wait to hang out with!)
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: Ladybug on June 18, 2014, 10:52:19 AM
It's so awesome to read everyone's updates!  Yes, it's me, I brought back the hotpink. 

Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: jugdish on June 20, 2014, 12:04:45 PM
It's so awesome to read everyone's updates!  Yes, it's me, I brought back the hotpink. 



Wouldn't want it any other way
Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: DIZZYBECKSTER on July 15, 2014, 05:21:06 AM
In the last four years I have had another three children, divorced, remarried, moved home changed job and grown out of my dharma jumpsuit.


Title: Re: What have you all been up to since we left the island?
Post by: jugdish on July 21, 2014, 02:21:03 AM
At least you have kept busy