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Old 03-16-2015, 03:27 PM
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Default My life the past 3 years

I'm unsure if anyone will be terribly interested in this, and also whether or not this is a good place to put it, but it's generally positive so why the hell not.

I vanished from the forum about 3 years ago - well, I stopped posting frequently in any case. That was around the same time I started going to uni, and also fell in love. Everything was pretty good, pretty much, though I always felt regret at kind of leaving my internet friends in the dust, with regard to a few particular individuals, who will probably know who they are if they see this. Sorry, kids.

At the start of my second year of uni, I ended up getting engaged. That was exciting, and kind of secured me a... secure future.

Come third year, i.e. this year - in the UK, if you study modern languages like me, your third year has to be spent abroad in the countries of the languages you study. So I was in France first semester, in a tiny, boring city called Valenciennes that nobody has/needs to have heard of, and now I'm in Utrecht in the Netherlands, which, contrastingly, is the most wonderful place in the world and I'll probably end up living here, I think.

I've also particularly discovered in the past few years my absolute love for all things languages/linguistics. Besides my study of French, Dutch, Italian and Latin, I've also been learning on-and-off Swedish and Greek (properly this time, for those of you who remember obnoxious-14-15-year-old-me), and bits of pretty much every other language I can. I also find the science of linguistics so interesting, particularly etymology, language history and sociolinguistics. I'm doing a bit sociolinguistics research project this summer, and if I get picked, I'll be sponsored Ł1080 for it, which is pretty nice.

I'm also very recently newly-single, so my future is once more in relative disarray in that sense. It wasn't really that huge or sad a break-up, it had kind of been a long time coming anyway, and I'm still great friends with the guy. I guess now I can get into dating too, something I never really experienced before. plus dutch guys are mostly implausibly hot so ehehe

Oh also, in the past half year or so I've picked up knitting. A lot of my time goes into that (particularly time when I should be studying).

So yeah, life is pretty chill (okay sorry I've ended up using some really weird words because of the amount of English words that Dutch people (read: my housemates) use when speaking Dutch in places that sound unnatural in English, like the use of 'chill' as a non-specific positive adjective for pretty much anything) good and I might stick around for a while.

tl;dr: um I dunno, hi
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:25 PM
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Good to see you again. Feel free to practice your Swedish on me.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:40 PM
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Oh hey it's you :D
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:07 PM
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Glad to hear everything is going well for you. It's always nice to see old members return and know they're doing fine.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:09 PM
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Thanks guys! I did a post in Introductions too, but I thought I'd go into more detail elsewhere, so that was here. I said it there already, but it's weird and comforting to see some of the same old people from years ago still here.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:41 PM
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Don't really know you but welcome back anyways, whoever you are!
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:39 PM
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Oh hey Zeph. It's amazing how people can just kinda... fade away.
Nice to hear everything's chill with you.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:52 AM
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tl;dr: left tcod, got a life

seriously though it's nice to see you, hello!
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:20 AM
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tl;dr: left tcod, got a life

seriously though it's nice to see you, hello!
I guess that's a slightly cruder way of putting it, yup

Thank you thank you hello!
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:11 PM
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tl;dr: left tcod, got a life
damnit i knew i'd missed a step
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:48 PM
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"chill" is probably the least of all evils as far as American-English slang. Glad to hear you're well!
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