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  1. Cool. I don't do too much gaming at all anymore. I play Red Orchestra 2 occasionally. I've been fairly busy with life. Got married, moved to Pittsburgh, had a son, got divorced. Served in the Air Guard, became a dual citizen with another country - which did not make USAF very happy at all.. Things are decent though, and I've been employed by local government for the last several years in the public health field.
  2. Not sure if anyone remembers me from the old days - Ruin and I were chatting and he sent me a link to an essay he had posted on here. Brought the memories back of the good conversations with great folks I had on here!
  3. Michael Roman, born in Pittsburgh 5 October 4:08 PM. 21.5 inches (54.6 cm), 9 lbs 8 oz (4.31 kg) Newest American, Russian, and Serbian citizen - and newest member of the Air Force family and mine
  4. Hey guys, Thanks for the birthday wishes. Life has been unbelievably busy. I'm serving in the US Air Force (PA - Air National Guard, something like the RAF Auxiliary for our British friends ) and living in Hershey, PA - home of the infamous Hershey's chocolate company. My town smells of milk chocolate and is over-run with tourists from New York. I'm in my last semester of college, doing 21 credits of classes and testing out of 6 other credits - a total of 27 credits this semester. A year's worth of school in a semester. And of course commuting an hour each way to get to school. The wife and I are moving to Pittsburgh in June, she got a job at one of the hospitals there (she's a doctor). So we'll be trying to buy a house and qualify for a mortgage in this screwed up economy. I'm looking for a job in the security industry. I'm volunteering for Iraq this summer, but it looks like I'm going to be left behind. Here's a picture from March 2008 when I graduated from basic training: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/image...mp;type=profile Thanks for the b-day wishes! Glad you got the Christmas card Rocky!!
  5. Hey everyone, I'm sure theres a few old-timers around here who remember me and my antics with women. Well, I got married on 21 December 2007. To Tatiana, a Russian doctor. Rocky, this is the same Tatiana who's letter who forwarded to London for me Life has been busy. I backpacked around Europe for 3 months from Nov 2005-Feb 2006 (Eire, Northern Ireland, Scotland, London, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Poland). I've been to two colleges - Harrisburg Area Community College and Millersville University. I've been a history education major, but I think I'm going to switch to History major, Government minor with a Russian emphasis and try to score a job with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after I graduate. I've also joined the military - the 193rd Special Operations Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. I'm shipping out to Lackland Air Force Base for basic training on 5 Feb. Here's a picture of me and my new wife:
  6. Will you be leaving GWU and moving back to NC if you're planning on joining the NCNG?
  7. Thanks for the good wishes mate!
  8. Happy b-day to my mate Streinger
  9. Ladies? I only have one lady now Ive actually been dating the same woman for over a year now.
  10. I just wanted to serve part-time. The benefits were absolutely amazing - but I would have actually liked to deploy to a natural disaster area to help out, or I would have liked to go to Afghanistan to help get some Taliban..
  11. Well, as some of you know I've been dealing with the recruiter and MEPS for the past few months. I've been hoping to join the Air National Guard. I admitted on the medical history form to being in counseling - when my parents got divorced ten years ago. MEPS wanted to see my medical records, so I signed a release statement and released them to the recruiter who faxed them to MEPS. Word came back from MEPS today - I'm permanently disqualified for military service because of adjustment disorder that has been treated with medication. I was never medicated EVER, so I dont understand why that was what disqualified me. I called my mum and she confirmed I was never, ever medicated for any psychiatric or emotional problem. The recruiter is mailing me the records. I'm going to review them (all 50 pages) line-by-line and find out what is says about medication since I was never medicated. If the records say nothing about medication, I'm going to call the recruiter and ask how I can appeal this. I'd ask for another doctor to review them or if we could do anything else. If things go through after the review and my records have no mention of medication I plan on filing a formal complaint against the doctor that disqualified me. I don't accept this outcome, I want in and I'll fight my way in if I have to. Anyone have any advice???
  12. Well, I had to go again to MEPS to ###### in the cup again. Something went wrong with the first sample. Here's part of what I just e-mailed my girlfriend.
  13. Well, I went to MEPS yesterday and today. I don't feel like retyping everything, so I'll just post the e-mail I just sent to my girlfriend.
  14. Well everybody, I'm going off to MEPS on Monday and Tuesday of next week to take my ASVAB and get my physical done. I'm going with the Pennyslvania Air National Guard. I'm about 99% sure I'm gonna be enlisting.. The benefits are fantastic, the experience will be priceless, and I'll get a chance to serve my country at home and abroad (preferably Afghanistan as opposed to Iraq). I'll write about my experiences after I get back from there next week.
  15. It's not without reason that I won that "most obsessed with the opposite sex" award!
  16. Too late, I've seen it! I might have to make a return visit to Fife, I'll say that!
  17. French was a common language in brugge, Luckily my bro was a bit fluent in french.. He's goin Hong Kong this year, meh me wanna go too.. the ticket is well dear tho' .. Btw.. What about the scottish? The Scots.. Well.. I've met Scottish guys from GR.net - great guys, absolutely world-class. Very, very nice families as well. People in Aberdeen and Fife were nice and friendly. Not so much in Edinburgh though. I was attacked by a group of kids there too - which was definately unfriendly. I've never been to Glasgow nor have I spent a lot of time in the countryside, so I cant really speak for what those people are like.
  18. I met one person who was friendly to me - most of them stared at me. The people in Brussels weren't friendly. I met friendly people in Brugge, but they were from France.
  19. During my time travelling Europe I found the Irish to be the most friendly. The Germans, Poles, and Dutch were very friendly as well. Some in Britain were, but some weren't. The Belgians weren't friendly.
  20. Will it worth the plane ticket to go there? бутылка водки? What are you asking about vodka mate??
  21. Sorry I missed this topic - good luck mate and stay safe over there!!!
  22. Just thought I'd post this since I saw it on the BBC website and TMI is less than a mile from my house..
  23. Unfortunately I'm back in the States, and I'm only 19 - so not a drop of alcohol today. That picture was taken in Poland - during my first experience with vodka. Drank 50 cl of the stuff. My friends were proud and told me I was a real Slavic man! This was the after:
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