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1. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 7y

Believe it or not i used to be a TP Smackhead hahaha.
After spending what must be over 2 years of therapy i thought i would pop back on here to wish everyone an early
Happy New Year.

And also hello to everyone who remembers me and hope you are all well as im sure theres still a few TP addicts from all those years ago :)

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 7y

A happy 2010 to you to Reece.
I probably became a TP-member when you had some more quiet times here, but nice to meet you;)
I hope it will be a year full of travels for you as well!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Hey Bubba Reece - Martini Bounty Hunter of the Galaxy!!!!

Welcome back!!!! Long time - no see!! Two years of therapy??? Interesting. But, if it helped bring you back to us - money well spent!

BTW - some of us are still TP Smackheads. Just don't tell anyone. (I have them all fooled.)

Good to see you back in the forums. I do hope you plan to stick around for awhile.

I also hope you had a lovely Christmas and that the New Year brings you more awesome travels!! ;)

4. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 7y

Happy New Year to you too Bubba....good to see you back. Care for a martini?

5. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 7y

Much prefer a vodka thanks Beerman

Good to see you and Isa still frequent this place and hope you are both well.
Reece has actually settled down for the last 11 months and 2 weeks and not too much travelling for me at the moment.Thats mainly due to serious lack of work thanks to the way this country is being run. I may start up my own political party as i reckon even monkeys could do a better job.

And thanks Utrecht i hope things are still quiet on here these days.There used to be some wild days when i lived on here hahaha.

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Okay, a vodka martini it is - minus the vermouth and olives! (Unless you like olives. I prefer cocktail onions myself.)

Oh, the good old days of threadjackings, chatroom sessions, innuendoes, TP novels and the WoccaBeast on walk-about. Lots of things have changed but some still remain intact and thriving. Beerman and I are still hanging out - traveling vicariously through everyone else. Like you, the lack of funds keeps us at home and glued to the monitors scouring TP for spammers and infidels. (Eleven months and two weeks - guess you haven't been counting the days then, eh? LOL!!!)

Here are a few updates for you:

  • Tina married in Sept., 2008 and just gave birth to a baby girl (Sarah) in October.
  • Nikki (and Arjan) moved to Utrecht, bought a house and just became engaged. (Work won't let her access TP.)
  • Jase is in NZ for work which has also had him flitting around the world (Brazil, Norway, Singapore, Houston, Africa, etc.)
  • Mikey married, moved to England, bought a house and disappeared.
  • Phil has become a Shaman and thinking of giving up accounting.
  • Ev was working in New York but she may be back in Ireland now - don't know for sure.
  • CC went missing from TP but she recently resurfaced on Facebook. She's living in Texas.
  • Michael can speak for himself.
  • Hien can speak for himself. (He was in the UK for 2 years but now back in KL.)
  • Sam & Peter are still the Overloards.

I know there are more but damned if I can remember at the moment.

Hope you've come back to play!!! ;)

7. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 7y

Wow thanks for the updates.

Oh the days of Wocca i wonder whatever happened to him/her/Shim.

I speak to Tina now and again on Facebook and Fiona quite abit and i noticed CC left one of them a message so i sent her a quick message and friend requested her awhile ago but never had a reply.

Trying to think of who else used to enjoy those good old days as well now.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Wocca got what he always wanted - Moderator. Just isn't on TP. I honestly don't recall the websites but they are Asia-related. Such is life.

I've had the same type of responses from CC. I've gotten that she is living in Texas (someplace she never dreamt to be) but that's been the extent of her replies. I miss her!

I'll keep thinking... But, now it's time to see if Beerman needs help with dinner as I'm really hungry. Oh, thought of another - Viv - hasn't been heard from since the meet-up in Montreal. Again, such is life.

Brendan and Evan (SeeTheSky) are on and off as they pass through the different phases of their lives. Can't speak for Brendan but Evan is (or was) back at doing the education thing at SUNY (New York).

(They don't call me TP Mom for nothing. Now, if I only had a brain...) ;)

9. Posted by Peter (Admin 5846 posts) 7y

Happy New Year to you too Reece.. Great to have the update on all these old timers, some things I didn't know about either!

I do hope 2010 will be a great year for all you TP members, past and present!

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Peter

Great to have the update on all these old timers, some things I didn't know about either!

Let me guess - the one you didn't know about was this:

  • Sam & Peter are still the Overloards.

Wacky world isn't it??!!