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  1. Huckleberried

    Huckleberried ISO: Yoda Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor

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    Hi everyone! I’m Huckleberried, this is a little about me.

    I started smoking when I was 15 years old, which at this very moment, looks horrifying! Oh gosh, that’s so sad! Have you ever typed that out? :(

    Fast forward 30 years! (even more horrifying)…

    I really had no desire to stop smoking. I had tried a couple of times with most things people try, nothing worked, so why try again? It was my best friend with coffee in the morning, went with me everywhere, hung out with me when I was stressed, happy, sad, “normal”. We were together through everything. Because quitting hadn’t worked out for me, the thought of trying again just scared me.

    One day I came home from work and my boyfriend had gotten an eGo kit in the mail. He had mentioned it, having seen his nephew using one, but I didn’t realize he had ordered one. He said he liked it, had been using it all day and hadn’t had a cigarette since. WHAT?! He handed it to me to try. I coughed, like most do, then I guess I made a face, because he started laughing. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was not that flavor! Flavor?? LOL He suggested I try to find something menthol around town, his kit came with 2 of everything, so why not? The next day I ended up at a Smoker’s Outlet, LOL. They carried about 10 flavors, I got a menthol one, drove home, and had him show me how to do it. At the time, I thought it wasn’t bad, so decided to give it a try.

    I started researching “electronic cigarette” online. I was stunned with all the links that came up. One link I kept running across was ECF, so I did more reading there. I eventually joined and I did learn quite a bit. It was enough to get me going in the right direction. It took me 3 weeks to finally put down cigarettes. My last cigarette was July 28, 2013.

    I stumbled into a group of THE BEST people, and continued to chat with them daily (still do, but here!). I learned about better vaping devices, how to rebuild coils, where to buy better juices and, eventually, make my own! My stay there was about 9 months, until their mods, doing what they do best, decided one of our pals couldn’t play anymore. This lead to all of us abandoning ship for our brave New World: The Underground.

    I’ve been a member here since July 3, 2014, a different kind of independence for me. I’ve had a wonderful time here with my pals, and I’ve been amazed at how much VU has grown since I joined. I see many, many new faces, and many old friends, too. It’s really a beautiful thing.

    Vapers are some of the best, most genuine, caring and generous people I've ever come across. I'm having the time of my life! All because I found vaping and quit smoking. Amazing. Still blows me away.



    (On an odd note, there’s a commercial about quitting smoking on TV right now. Thanks, but I’m covered. ;) )
     
  2. Tripster

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    Howdy thurr partner, thanks for sharing and congrats on Mod Status!

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    Vaperjim Not here for the Drama! VU Donator Gold Contributor

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    Beat a 30 year habit! Yea! Congratulations. Why can't all the groups trying to shut down this industry, just wake up.


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  5. Huckleberried

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    Thanks, @Tripster! :)
    @Vaperjim, I know, right?! All these success stories all over this forum, and others.

    That was fun to watch. Good times.
     
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  6. Mike H.

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    All i can say is she liked my first time ever diy mix...she shall be loved. :)
     
  7. Huckleberried

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    You should post that in the Recipes Forum, @Mike H. Share it with the world! It's delicious.
     
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  8. Whiskey

    Whiskey Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor

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    Welcome to the family of VU staff Huck, We know you'll do well as a moderator, Your a great person and I Loved your intro:):)

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  9. JXN

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    Congratulations, Huck! You deserve the "promotion"
     
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  10. Hobby Kid

    Hobby Kid Brighton Boy Gold Contributor

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    You have a boyfriend? Ah well. Congrats anyway :(

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  11. VapedCrusader

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    Congrats on the promotion :D

    another great addition to the mods on VU
     
  12. UncleRJ

    UncleRJ Will write reviews for Beer! Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor ECF Refugee Reviewer

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    Welcome to the "Fun-house:D"
     
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  13. AmandaD

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    Congratulations, Huck! Couldn't have picked a better moderator:p
     
  14. moecat

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    oh, she's a wild fire :D :D :D
     
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    Thanks so much for the warm wishes, everyone. I hope I do well for you!
     
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    Awesome testimony Huck!
    I'm so happy that VU now has yet another outstanding individual as its moderator.
     
  17. Ld3441

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    Congrats Huck! VU choices for mods is outstanding. :D
    You make a perfect addition to the best forum anywhere.
    You got this..;)
     
  18. Huckleberried

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    Oh yeah? Did you get recruited?? Yay @Fishee!!
     
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    Thanks for your vote of confidence @Ld3441! I sure hope you're right.
     
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  20. Fishee

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    :)
    I would make a lousy moderator
     
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    No, Fishee. I don't think so.
     
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  22. Fishee

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    Well
    I don't Skype.
    So there's that. ;)
     
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  23. Zanaspus

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    Big grats to you Huck! Have some Hucklenuts in celebration. :D
     
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    Hucklenuts? OMG it's been a while since I heard that one! You must have read the "old thread", lol.
     
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    Yep, the old thread was what lead me here. This is the place to be, but I urge all aspiring DIYers to read that thread and "Inawera, a few reviews" so they can become competent in no time.
     
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    Congrats Huck! Or comiserations? Nah. It's a good thing there are few rules on VU because, boy, would you be busy otherwise! ;)
     
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  28. Hobby Kid

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    they catch them in the wild
     
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    congrats, ms huckleberried :) i don't "see" you too often, but what i hear about you is always good. best of luck and you are always welcome to stop by the AU. :)
     
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    Congratulations on the virtual bump Huckie :)
     
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    Virtual bump, lol. That's perfect! And I like "Huckie". That's cool.

    Thank you SO much everyone!

    @kelli, your thread has grown so much!! I'd be lost as lost.
     
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    Oh Mai!!! I'm always late to the party.
    Huck! You probably already know this, but
    I ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOU!!!!
    You're an amazing human, and like the others have said (and more eloquently than myself), there's no one more awesomer for this than you. I have relished getting to know you from when we were just lil tykes on the site that shall remain nameless to here and all places in between. Congrats Cutiepatootie!!!
     
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    Voldemort! Voldemort!!

    Right back atcha Pup. :) Every word of it.
     
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    YAY!! for Huckleburried.. glad to see you are still sticking around..
    and happy you are now mod.. hope the diy area knows, they have a good friend with you ;)
     
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    Wow, thanks, @Smoky Blue. Very kind of you to say! Where am I gonna go? I love it here!
     
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    I know you do.. wish i had more time lately.. but Im trying..
    and yes i meant every word.. <3.. you are good people..
    the community needs more like you..
     
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    ... No, not really :)
     
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    LMFAO!! I'd believe you more if you hadn't said, "No, not really" Love ya moecat.
     
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    Congatulations Huckadoodle !! ......... or IS it ? ;)
     
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    He greets new mods like this alot, one of these days he'll hit the enter button on one that doesn't take his grats as a joke and then......














    BAM!!!!! Bwahaaaaaahaaaaahahaaaaaaa

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    Grats Hucklemoderberried :)
     
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    Yay for you, Huck! You will be a great mod. You have always been so supportive, helpful and fun. Congrats!
     
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    You are so incredibly sweet to me! Thank you so much :)
     
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    So feisty
     
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    You love it.
     
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    Congrats Huckleberried! VU made a great choice. Best wishes in your new role.


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    Congratulations and a pleasure to meet you. All the best in your journey ahead.
     
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    Thank you very much :)
     
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