*As of 3-27-2014
Being that we are ramping up activity a bit on the site again, and the quality of threads here has increased a thousand fold in the past few days ...I anticipate a steady trickle of new users coming on board. (you may have already noticed this happening) So, in the interest of new members getting to know old members, and having a thread in which they can test the waters without drowning ..I decided to create this thread. Old members ...please introduce yourselves, and new members please jump in and do the same. Let this be one of your first stops after you join Barking Hard, so we can get to know you.
Also, below you will find our members map. Please click "Add" in the upper right, and add your location on the map. It doesn't have to be a specific address, but this will give us an idea of where everyone is in the world. (just added recently so we need to play catch-up)
Here's my intro. This was originally posted back in 2010 or whenever we started this whole thing, so many things have changed.
Hi, I'm TBPP ...some people here prefer my real name, which is Gabe. I live in the sticks, in a dumpy little town known as North Lawrence, it's about 80 minutes south of Cleveland. (this is no longer true, I'm now living in paradise) Recently I had my first child, he's 19 months old now, and he's the reason I moved out here to the sticks. (he's now 5) Previously I lived in a variety of different suburbs of Cleveland, from Lakewood to Bay Village to Little Italy to ...well you get the idea, but I was there for over 10 years. I currently work in downtown Akron and often ponder breaking away from Ohio for good, a thought I've been having since I was around 16 years old. I freely admit it, I never quite had the balls to take off on my own, (other than once when I lived in Montreal for a year) simply because I never had a partner in crime that had the backbone to escape with me. (I finally did it!) I was born & bred in Canton, Ohio as a rabid Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, I'm here to serve.