Editor's Note: With the 2013 season upon us, now's a great time to re-open this. It's been four long years since this thread has been posted in; some people are still around, some aren't, and there's lots of new faces to meet. If your introduction is already included here, please feel free to reply to it if you want to update the information. And if you're "new," as in less than four years new, now's the time to introduce yourself to the LGT community. (Ryan, 4-1-2013)
EDITOR'S NOTE: It's time to reopen the old Introductions thread, as it's been eighteen months since it was last open, and we've grown by several orders of magnitude since then. If you haven't formally introduced yourself to the Let's Go Tribe community, now's the time! In an effort to keep the size of this post manageable, please keep the comments to a minimum. [Ryan, 3-27-09]
EDITOR'S NOTE: This Diary was originally posted over a year ago, on June 27, 2006. In an otherwise bleak time, Andrew (afh4) decided it would help us comiserate to get to know each other a little better, and it added to the sense of community on the site.
Now, 15 months later, we're celebrating, and I thought it would be a good time to resuscitate the Diary and leave it open for new Comments for the next week or so. (It's permanently linked under "Introductions" in our sidebar, but putting it back here in the Diary section will keep the Comments open longer.) For those who have started reading and posting in the past year, if you haven't introduced yourself here yet, I hope you'll take a few minutes to do so. What the hell, we've got three days to kill anyway.
Andrew's original note is preserved below. - [Jay, 10-1-07]
Since the season is dead, I thought it might be an interesting to get a bit of a read on who composes this community. I know I often find myself guessing how old people are, what they do for a living, etc, when I'm reading posts.
I'm Andrew, I'm 21 and I live in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago. I just graduated from college and I'm looking for work in the city (I've begun temping-I'm a Biology major from a good school; anybody know anyone who will hire me to do, umm, almost anything?). I grew up in rural Virginia, outside of the University of Virgina.
Since biographical info isn't all that interesting, how about a favorite Indian for everyone? Hmm-I am not ready to name any of the current Indians as my all time favorite, so I'll stick with my guy Roberto Alomar. Though hardly a "true" Indian, he was on the team when I was around 16 and really getting deep into baseball-watching a ton of games and following all aspects of the game closely. I still think he's arguably the best second basemen ever, plus he played awesomely slick defense.