1,005th Post!

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So I built up to my 1,000 only to find out you can't post in the 1K reveal section and it took me 4 more posts to figure that out. Please move, Mr. or Ms. Mod :)

It took me awhile to get here because I took a pretty long hiatus to deal with this thing called life ;) My one year is coming up in a few weeks!

Here's my reveal, although I'm a fairly open book, so I'm not sure what I can tell you that you don't already know.

My name is Ginny :p I'm less than 2 months away from becoming a lawyer. I'm the first person in my family (extended family included) to get a university degree. My mom is an administrative assistant and my dad is a sheet metal journeyman, so people often ask me "why law?"

After high school, I got a job as an Office Clerk (aka coffee gopher) at a law firm. I worked my way up over the few years I was there, and eventually became a legal assistant. I realized that I loved law and that I couldn't go any further unless I went to university, so I did!

Truth be told, if I knew then what I know now, I don't know if I would do it all over. That being said, I'm in a transition period right now and I feel pretty confident that in 5 years, I'll be glad I didn't give up.

I'm a pretty passionate, yet sensitive person. I like a good debate, and genuinely do not get worked up when I'm engaged in a healthy debate. It's a bit odd debating with my lovely friends here on eiC, because I think we've all imagined some nasty tone when reading someone else's post that, let's be honest, probably wasn't even there.

In any case, I am so grateful for everyone here at eiC. I feel fortunate to be able to discuss a wide range of topics with you all, from the origin of life to tonight's dinner; from the perfect piece of pizza to infamous murder trials; from celebrity deaths to Jersey Shore ;)

I continually browse the iPhone portions of the forum, and answer when I can, but I have found that I receive much more advice than I am able to give when it comes to iPhones. Likely to the dismay of some, this means that most of my 1,000 posts are in the Off Topic section :p I also do my best to welcome new members in the Introductions section with a smile!

I appreciate the entire community, but I'm going to single some people out now ;) Ray, Kati, Chris (canamera), Benny, Scott, Naps, Sharunda, imutter, Mac, computerfox, Alex, James, Europa, Tarek, physcology and so many more... Thank you for your advice, your insight, your jokes, your patience, your craziness, your awesomeness :) (you probably know which one or more applies to you, lol).

Here's to another grand! ;)
 

Bennyboy

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It's good to know I can count on genuine people like you in this forum, as much as we are strangers I consider you guys my second disfunctional family. Great reveal!
 

Europa

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Great reveal and congratulations for getting your law degree! :)
I moved the thread for you.
 
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Awesome reveal, Ginny, and from the bottom of my heart, best of luck to you on getting the degree and your future endeavors. And you're right, years later you'll look back and thank God for attending university and getting a degree that you wouldn't have gotten much without. To me, it's better to take 5 years off to study than spend my entire life working small jobs, you know?

Anyway, you have been a valuable and awesome member here at EIC, and I'm sure we all love having you around.

Best of luck, Ginny. Cheers!
 

RoofMonkey

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Nice reveal Ginny, even if it was late...<snicker> It's always nice seeing your posts and we can tell you have a slightly warped sense of humor, which helps if your gonna hang around these parts huh?
I see great things for you in the future and I hope I'll never need your services, officially, in the future 
 

patrickj

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Good reveal. My brother's a hot-shot lawyer - which makes him tremendously difficult to debate / argue with. So I'd suggest you drop the pursuit of that path, to give the rest of us here a break on the debating side of things. :)
 

fearofnormalcy

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I crawled out from under the rock I've been living under just to let you know how awesome you are, sister.

I would have been saddened to not see you posting...you're a big part of what makes this place great!

Toasting your 1,005th post with a frosty root beer (you know...recovery and all...)!

Cheers!
 

J-94

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Thanks for the shout out. You are an inspiring person, and i hope the lawyer thing works out for you. I myself plan on becoming a lawyer one day :)
 

Hawk

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Welcome to the EIC version of the mile high club. I know it might not mean mcuh from an internet "stranger", but I am proud that you finished your degree! My family is also one that does not have anyone that made it through a university, although my sister started and finally went back this past year.
Do well, and make us proud!
 

Mommy

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Congrats Ginny! I wish you much success in your future endeavors!


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I crawled out from under the rock I've been living under just to let you know how awesome you are, sister.

I would have been saddened to not see you posting...you're a big part of what makes this place great!

Toasting your 1,005th post with a frosty root beer (you know...recovery and all...)!

Cheers!
This made me smile big time. Thank you so much for your kind words. You have been one of the staples of this forum, thank you for that :)