Since I joined SS&R in October '09, I've "met" more people that I would want to be friends with in real life than I could ever have imagined. I've learned sooooo much about technology, animé, Star Wars, X-Box, PS3, Macs; and I've made some choices that I might not have made otherwise (thank you BXF). I've actually learned how to suffer fools, if not exactly gladly, then without going off on them as readily as I once did (well, not all the time), I've even learned more about the game of basketball than I knew before. I've tried to become a better writer, though I could never hope to match what Chris, Dex, Josh, Wondah, Saurav and AS do.
Believe it or not, I do have a life outside of SS&R, but this is my internet home. I've enjoyed watching some e-friendships develop here (and some relationships too), as well as seeing how much people are willing to help "strangers" figure things out. Most importantly, I've found a special place to commiserate and to rejoice about my beloved Lakers. I've always been a nightowl, but you guys make it worth it. I find it so hard to tear myself away and go to bed most nights. And SS&R has made me late for work many a day as I try to check in before I leave home.
For that, I curse you all.