Ok, in full disclosure, this idea certainly isn't original to me and many of you who have been ASOB members for a while may remember the above headline, as it's something similar to what wilson actually did way back in January 2008. I realize many of you commented back then, but since the amount of members here at ASOB has grown considerably since January 2008, and while we are all waiting rather impatiently to see what Jodie Meeks is going to decide about his collegiate future, I thought it might be a fun summer idea as well as a much needed distraction from all the latest drama surrounding the UK hoops program to open a thread for ASOB members to talk about themselves a bit.
Our love of all things Kentucky Wildcats, as well as our uncontrollable addiction to ASOB are things we all have in common, but from the bits and pieces I have gotten from members' random posts and from members' profiles, I find it incredibly fascinating that we have such a diverse group geographically, generationally, as well as professionally here at ASOB and I would love to know more about the people whom I spend an insane amount of time each day just waiting to hear from, specifically about their passion, ideas, and opinions concerning our Wildcats.
If you are so inclined, feel free to tell a bit about yourself currently, (and if you dare, I suppose you could even post pictures), how you happened to stumble across ASOB, and maybe even perhaps what persuaded you to join, or any other personal details about yourself you would like to share. After all, who doesn't like to talk about themselves, right? How can you not be fabulous -- you're a UK fan!?!? Oh, and if you do happen to be a bit blog shy (I was at first, my goodness, it took me like 6 months to finally join ASOB), don't feel bad, have a blast reading and you can tell us about yourself later.
Ok, I'll go first.
Geographically? I currently live in the real wild wild west - I live in Montana. You don't run into many UK fans out here, but just so you know, any chance I get, I am actively recruiting anyone I see so I am definitely doing my part to increase our numbers in this part of the world. Btw, being so geographically-challenged for true blue UK fans makes me even more appreciative of this site and all of you.
Generationally? I am 34 years old. Oh, and if you don't know by now, I am a girl.
Professionally? Well, I don't currently have a profession (which is why I am able to spend a ridiculous amount of time on this site everyday) as I temporarily gave up my career in order to be a mommy and these days I take care of my 3 ½ and 1 ½ year old daughters and my wonderful engineer husband. Even though my current profession doesn't pay worth a darn (ok, it doesn't pay at all), the non-material rewards I get are priceless and they keep me coming back every day for more. I am a very lucky girl.
How did I find ASOB? I honestly don't remember exactly how I stumbled across this site, but I do remember some of the posters who I was immediately drawn to. Obviously, Tru was one of those and I don't want to appear as though I'm playing favorites so I won't mention anyone else by name, but there were definitely a few UK fans here that I was really drawn to and who made me think "hey, I could totally be friends with this person in real life, I think they are really cool". And as time marches on and the more time I spend here hanging out with all of you discussing, crying over, screaming about, and certainly celebrating our Wildcats, I find myself adopting even more online friends.
So, there you have it, that's me. Your turn.