Grateful Dead

Introducing Ourselves - Part 2

Since the original topic now has hundreds of introductions and is getting a bit hard to navigate, this seems as good a time as any to launch a new one.

The original is here, should you wish to catch up on the who's who since this opened up in May.

If you haven't introduced yourself yet, please do! And if you already have, but have something new to tell us about you and your life, speak up!

(A bit of housekeeping business so we don't have to repost everything we posted before--izzie and I are the moderators here, and for our more extensive intros see the original topic.)

Thanks and welcome!

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I don't want a pickle...

I just want to ride on my motorcycle
I don't want to die, I just want to ride on my motor-cy-le

Thank you Arlo!

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just goes to show ya

It's better to get pickled than drop pickles.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
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Kind as kind can be

It's funny how people don't give a shit. I watched a lady drop a jar of pickles in the store today and walk away. She didnt even look around to see if she could get away with it! I thought that sucked. Nice day today, great weather.

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Hey Now!!
Welcome brother!

Are you kind?

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The dead plays non stop in

The dead plays non stop in our lives. It's really just a normal routine. Wake, dead, coffee, and usually a diaper. My wife and I have traveled all around the country, in between stints in college, seing music and seeking enlightenment. I'm originally from Mass and Mary is from New York. We called Vermont home for about 8 years. My wife is my best friend in the world and I would be completely lost without her. Two and a half years ago we were blessed with the birth of our son who is the coolest dude around. Everything changed at that point and unfortunately we don't make it to too many shows for now, but that will change. We rebuilt a Volkswagen and have taken it all around the country and now we can do it with the three of us! For all our lives we have been searching for the right place to settle down for awhile to raise the boy and finish school. Eventually we chose Asheville, NC. This place rocks! I keep busy by painting, sculpting, and working with stained glass. I've studied photography for years and am starting film school this fall. Mary is a small animal tech and on the side runs a pet sitting service.
I find that the dead give me this unbreakable concentration. It doesn't matter if its actually playing or just in my head. Once I reach that level of comfort I can create the most fucked up pieces of art that bring tears to my eyes. No shit, I'm very passionate about it. It truely is a major part of my life that I rely on. I don't understand how it doesn't do the same for everybody. We're very serious about the music, but not to the point where we're assholes. We have a HUGE collection and love to share it with people. Our gardens are usually abundant and our kombucha is in a constant flow. If anyone is ever near Asheville our door is open!

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strangers stopping strangers, just to shake their hands...

With so many introductions from people who hang around this place, here is mine as well. My name is Martin and I live in Vienna (Austria) right now, but I've moved around a lot, never stayed in one place for too long, at the most a few years at a time. While I would consider myself, and probably am, quite a deadhead at heart already (and ever more so if I may say so), I haven't been to any Dead shows, most sadly. But what can I say?

Once more, hello to you all. I'm truly grateful (pun intended of course) to be around fellow Grateful Dead lovers.

-Martin

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scrollin' and tumblin'

I signed in here almost two weeks ago. Read and wrote and stuff. But found this forum just today. Spent quite some hours to read all the introductions. Forgot to put on some music, although I am downloading for about ten days now. Smiled, dried some tears, looked at some pages linked by some of you. Edited what I wrote about me in My account. And instead of posting it here (I am a storyteller and without a "time" limit, I usually keep on going) I invite you to "check me out" over there.

It feels so good to be here !

andré

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back after many years

i used to post on dead .net all the time before the revamp.....i got more into Phish and forgot about this place....i received many cd's and miracles from these boards wwhen i was first starting out my collection before the whole mp3 player craze happened.

my name is Scott form WV. I'm glad to finally come back in here. The last time I checked in here was around the time on TERRAPIN STATION 02 and the hey day of the PLQ....how the time does go....Trey got busted and i had a daughter...What a year it has been.

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Looking For A Kind Malpractice Attorney

Hi, Joseph is my name, and I am seeking some copacetic legal assistance. It seems in the beginning of 2007 I found myself delerious after ingesting some bad peanut butter after a 5 day fast and ran afoul of a Boulder, CO police officer who not only threatened me but sent me headlong into a 1.5 month affair at the hands of mental health workers only to be released with no rhyme nor reason. I've spoken with several people from different parts of the country and have been assured that I have a case based on a malpractice claim alone. I really don't have the legal savvy some of us do so the smallest bit of help will be gratefully received! Much love!

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Hello Everyone

Hi to all!! I am Courtney, and I have a beautiful 4 month old little girl, WillowMae, and a great husband. My father was a huge fan, so I grew up with the music. I remember him coming home from a show when we lived in Vegas, and telling me about the spinning girls, and, OH, how I wanted to spin like them!!! I found this sight while looking for an idea for a tattoo for my father who passed away in 03. I have a yellow rose for him now, and I was thinking of getting a dancing bear on each side of the rose, peeking out, maybe. I am really looking for ideas, suggestions and what not. Thanks!

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Introducing Ourselves - Part 2