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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HappyGirl, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. HappyGirl

    HappyGirl Gold Meritorious Patron

    Hello all,

    I wanted to introduce myself because since I found ESMB 3 weeks ago, I feel like I have done an OT level. I have laughed and cried and changed my life. :happydance:

    I am #1151 per join date (9/4/08). Since then, 15 days ago, 37 people have joined. That’s over 2 a day. Plus, I’m sure that a lot (like me) just peruse the board for a while and don’t join. Those are amazing stats, and a huge shift in viewpoint for me to be checking how many are out rather than in! Just a mere 3 weeks ago the phone ringing could sent me into the fetal position quivering under the bed, but because of what I have read on ESMB I realized - OMG - they fear ME! Because of this board I’m no longer a total woos!

    I got into Scn in 1970. I’m Class 4 (LRH gave me the levels - I didn’t have to pay for them!) and am mid-OT7 (and will be forever, because I’m never going back). I was mostly public, but have been on staff and SO, so you can imagine I have a lot of stories over 38 years, but my stories can’t compare to the stories I’ve read on ESMB and other links to which I was directed by ESMB. My friend, John Weidner, who single-handedly ran the Dutch-French underground that saved hundreds of Jews, and who had been captured by the Nazis 3 times, had stories comparable to the ones I have read here - my stories pale in comparison.

    So, my introduction to ESMB is mainly a huge THANK YOU. Thank you to Emma for starting and running this board. Thank all of you for being so honest and generous, and in many cases very brave, with your stories. I never in a million years would have imagined that I would one day be thanking a bunch of SPs for salvation. :omg:

    Happy Girl (I have too many “still-in” to reveal my name). BUT - I bet Tory Magoo can easily figure it out. I was the ONLY girl on staff at, um, well at the place staffed with draft dodgers and ex-cons, where she was wont to come floating in wearing flowered dresses and gardenia perfume.
  2. Div6

    Div6 Crusader

    Welcome HG! I look forward to your wealth of stories in the future. Congratulations on your "EP" of Solo Nots. There are others here who have "EP'ed" that level the same way.
  3. Panda Termint

    Panda Termint Cabal Of One

    Welcome, Happy Girl.
  4. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    WOW! One more OT VII out!!!

    Welcome to ESMB Happy girl. It's wonderful that you have joined us.

  5. Jakadak

    Jakadak Patron with Honors

    Hi Happy Girl and welcome. Its good to see so many joining since I have joined. I am relatively new myself. I'm looking forward to hearing some of your stories.
    Jakadak :happydance:
  6. Pitbull

    Pitbull Patron with Honors

    This really is so fantastic Happy Girl.

    I can't imagine what it would have been like for many of us years
    ago if we had a way to hook up with others who were going
    through similar experience.

    We just wanted to know what was going on, but found
    and alice in wonderland world where down was up, information
    was either "spoon fed" or hidden from us and no one was
    allowed to really communicate.

    Well all that is over now!

    Nice to meet you.
  7. HappyGirl

    HappyGirl Gold Meritorious Patron

    -- Hahahahaha!!!!

    -- Thank you!! :)

    Hey, I'm getting the hang of this! Look at me "multi-quote"!! My abilities are increasing in leaps and bounds!!
  8. Human Again

    Human Again Silver Meritorious Patron

    Hi Happy Girl!

    Hugs all 'round.

    I am hoping we're going to hear your stories -even if you think they are tame - every piece of the puzzle helps.

    Almost Human
  9. Magoo

    Magoo Gold Meritorious Patron

    Happy Girl..........

    Is it you? Is it?? Oh my Gawd!! I pray it is. I seriously pray it is you.

    But..........whomever you are, I am thrilled for you that you're now free! :thankyou: :dance3: :hifive:

    Please call soon as you feel like it.

    And enjoy you're new life!!! :thumbsup:

    :heartflower: :bighug:

    (818) 588-3044
  10. Kathy (ImOut)

    Kathy (ImOut) Gold Meritorious Patron

    Welcome, HappyGirl. Glad you could join us.
  11. Tim Skog

    Tim Skog Silver Meritorious Patron

    Congratulations and welcome to this board. Emma is a saint and all the rest of us are PTS or SP. You'll enjoy posting here and I look forward to you stories and threads.:happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  12. HappyGirl

    HappyGirl Gold Meritorious Patron

    Yes, I see I have company. It is encouraging to me to see all the "newbies" joining and makes me feel comfortable to be new on this board.

    Really! I can't believe this! Thank god for the internet. Yes, we can all step out from behind the mirror now. :) I still can't believe I wasn't the "only one."
  13. nexus100

    nexus100 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Welcome, HappyGirl!
    You are a delight!
  14. HappyGirl

    HappyGirl Gold Meritorious Patron

    Wow, that is some welcome and rubber-huggy ball!! Jeez, I sure hope it's me that you are thinking of. I wouldn't want to disappoint you! :unsure: Anyway, whoever I am sincerely appreciates that warm welcome. :) :) :)
  15. FlunkedForLaughing

    FlunkedForLaughing Patron with Honors

    Welcome HappyGirl. Good to hear from you. Thanks for sharing the fact of 2 per day joining ESMB. I like it here. The more the merrier. I look forward to hearing more of your stories, whatever you can share.

  16. KnightVision

    KnightVision Gold Meritorious Patron

    :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: Hello Happy Girl!!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    :welcome2: :welcome2: Welcome to Happy Land!!!!:welcome2: :welcome2:

    Having navigated the land mines and crossed the bridge... :witch2: Here, I hope you will find your Eternal Spiritual Freedom!!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    :pixiedust: :pixiedust: And it's Totally FREE!!!! :pixiedust: :pixiedust:
  17. klidov

    klidov Silver Meritorious Patron

    Welcome Happy Girl!!!!:happydance:
  18. Another welcome! I love to to see people get out from VII, because I have seen so many friends reach the EP (that is, they become intolerable jerks, so much invested, so sad, and all those poor homeless BT's :( )
  19. HappyGirl

    HappyGirl Gold Meritorious Patron


    All who took the time to welcome me, it is so appreciated - more than you will ever know.

  20. Feral

    Feral Rogue male

    Welcome Happy girl!!

    It is great to have another OT VII on the board!! I am sure you would have an interesting story!!

    I'll PM you