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    carpe damn diem billy007's Avatar
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    Well, folks, I gotta say - I've been here a little over two years, and I think it's time to step away. If I'm capable of becomming adicted to anything, it's this website, this forum. I enjoy my time here, but I need to step back and spend that time elsewhere. I've got three kids growing up, and I need to give some of that time to them before they're gone. It's hard to do, it really is - I don't know how some of you do it. I mean, be here as much as you are without it getting away from you. I guess my problem is, I can't "skip ahead" - when I go away for a few days or even a week, I have to catch up right where I left off - I can't just pretend that week didn't happen and pick up the posts from there. I've tried cutting out forums - haven't really been in Main for awhile, 'cept for a couple of things. Tried to drop Opinions, but got right back in there. I really do enjoy talking sports and music and occasionally politics - this is really my only social group outside of my wife and kids. But it's when I go away, and then I sit there thinking about how long it's going to take me to catch up when I get back, or when some thread is hot and I'm more interested in paying attention to that instead of doing things for work that I need to do, then I know I need to step down.
    I'm not going to be so bold to say "I'll never be back" - we all know how that usually plays out - hell, I'm liable to post before I go to bed. But I really do think it's time - I made this decision weeks ago - I circled this day on the calendar in my mind and I'm doing it.
    I'd like to once again give kudos to Brett and his staff - you know, as I aimlessly wander this "internet" I occasionally stumble across bulletin boards of the same design on a variety of topics, and sometimes I even look at them and they look as if they have 5 posters who have generated 50 posts or whatever. Brett put together aboard here that attracted some quality folks with some interesting things to say, and the mods did a great job of keeping things going in the right direction - this place is head 'n shoulders above any other board I've ever seen out there. I appreciate the posters who've taken the time to read my rants and offer opinions and advice and answers and laughter. I feel almost as if I know some of you better than people I've actually met.
    Anyway, I don't want to get too long winded here (oops, too late) but you know, I have an email address on file that gets checked regularly now (hold the spam) and my AIM username is there, too, so if you ever want to drop me a line, please do. I wish I could list all the people that have made this place special for me, but then I might as well print the users directory and delete the ones that haven't! Thanks all!

    Happy trails to you
    Until we meet again
    Happy trails to you
    Keep smilin' until then

    Who cares about the clouds when we're together
    Just sing a song and think 'bout sunny weather

    Happy trails to you
    'Til we meet again

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    It's always sad to see such a fixture on a message board go. Damn billy, only the best man. You're one hell of a cool guy, and the Links are for sure gonna miss you. However, the offline life is definitely important, and with three kids growing up, I'd bet that's one hell of a challenge.

    Anyway - good luck and rock on, billy! Don't be a stranger!
    I'm one of those crazies on your block.

    writing

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    Billy, it's been great having you around. We haven't always agreed on everything, but I've always enjoyed reading your posts. We'll miss having you here!

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    hey billy, good that you're taking time to spend with your family, that's admirable. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    i know i'll see you back here, but time away to get back to what's important to you is helpful sometimes. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    That's too bad that you decided to leave the forums billy. I know what you mean about the Links being addicting though. Take care, i'll miss ya. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    Billy: just thought I would say..it's been fun and hope you check this site out once in a while to check out what's happening... I know the VH baseball league is a cool part of the summer for me and I hope you stay competitive. Maybe you'll have more time in the winter (like me) to post here. It's been awesome and you take care...Happy Fathers Day!!! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Just go for it!

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    You're a great guy billy, and you have more important responsibilities to spend your time doing, being a husband and father, so don't feel bad about your decision - be proud. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    And know that we'll always be glad to have you around no matter how much or how often.

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    billy,

    Sorry to read this, but you know, I can relate to you 100%. I think there are times when we all need to just re-focus our lives and re-evaluate where we are...get our priorities straight. There's only so much Van Halen I care to discuss and only so many times I can hear the same old "Sam vs. Dave" arguments.

    I wish you a long and happy life and the door's always open for ya, big guy. We'll see ya 'round the bend sometime. Take care and enjoy you're family. They're worth it. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    "Once the final BAN has been completed I will ban myself." -OLO, March 21, 2002
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    Eye suffacozza YEWW! Goo's Avatar
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    A shame to lose your regular input mate, but totally understandable too!

    Take care mate, you've always been a great poster here and will be missed. Take care and I'll catch ya on IM sometime [img]smile.gif[/img]
    A little zen....... Headed your way.......

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    PM Goo with your concerns OLO's Avatar
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    Sorry to see you go Billy, take care.
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    see ya down the road..........
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    You'll be missed!
    ".....and Harry Potter and all of his wizard-friends went to Hell for practicing Witchcraft. The End." -Ned Flander's version of reading "Harry Potter" to Rod and Todd.

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    Hope to see ya back soon billy, now go play some catch with your kids. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Damn, hope to see you back Billy, it's been good talking with you over the years....

    Adios~
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    Take care, Billy. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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