Ten Years, damn, I have wasted some time!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    On March 3, I will have been a member of TalkBass for ten years. That is a long damn time! I have been a member of another forum for sixteen or fifteen years, so I guess my interests gave been consistent. I guess I am just really good at wasting time!
  2. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Wow, you made me realise it's going to be my 10th year, next year. I'm almost as good as you are on wasting time.:p

    I'm about to have a 30 year old crysis very soon and that didn't help at all...:bawl:
  3. sandmangeck

    sandmangeck Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2007
    I'm going on 7 as a member and almost 9 as a lurker.
  4. Close to 9 years for me, bloody hell.
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  6. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Meh, I think time wasting is a guilt trip we put on ourselves when maybe it isn't necessary. Relaxation is a part of a balanced life, and time I spend here is better than watching mindless passive entertainment, I learn a lot. If it's not causing us to neglect our responsibilities, what's wrong.? And even regarding stuff that has to get done, some is truly important, some not so much. A wise friend said we will all have a full in box on the day we check out.
  7. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I like to imagine that the overwhelming majority of Talkbass, myself included, would be committing acts of unspeakable evil if we didn't sublimate the torturous monsters inside us towards bass related discussion.

    Think of those 10 years as time spent keeping the general public far, far safer.
  8. We haven't even figured out the best bass for metal!
  9. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    same here Cheese , same here ... :ninja:

  10. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  11. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Somewhere Far Beyond
    Uncompensated: Kalium Strings, Fractal Audio, Dingwall basses
    Almost 12 for me. Though, looking at my total post count, your's dwarfs mine by a long shot. I come here for enjoyment and to learn, but that's about it. I'm good at limiting how much time I actually spend on this site versus away from it.
  12. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Its gonna be 5............... months for me in february.
  13. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Look on the brightside....you could have been watching Jerry Springer for ten years......
  14. mimaz

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    I'm about a month and a half away from 9 years....

    Admittedly, I do "waste some time" here, but for the most part I don't look at it like wasted time. I learn a lot, I make some friends, I get entertained....that's not a waste of time in my book! :bassist:
  15. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Or even worst, Jerry could have been watching you for ten years...:eek:
  16. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Been waaay too long here... it'll be eleven in April.
  17. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    13 years this month for me.
  18. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    It's not a P Bass with flats and a tort guard?
  19. it's not about time, but ... GAS ! How many bucks, thanks to talkbass ? :)
  20. Almost 7 years for me, but at this point - I can't imagine not coming here, but I still come mainly for the bass related forums.
  21. I, uh, 've been here 5 years apparently. :eek: How'd that happen?!

    Reminds me of a story. I was talking to an old friend awhile back about one of the last bands I played drums in and we were talking about when that was. I said it was about 10 years ago. He said, "no, that was around the same time as [blah blah]". I said, "Yeah, that was 10 years ago". He just paused and thought for a second. Then he said, "Wow, you just blew my mind". All I could say was, "Funny how that works, isn't it?"