View Full Version : It been three years and not looking back..

12-15-2008, 12:20 PM
Wow time does flyís!

Brother and Sisters and Shane,
Wow time does flyís! It has been three years since I first signed on to this site and I have not regretted it one bit. I have had so much fun with everyone these past years. I have been to some other sites and still occasionally go back but they just donít feel like home. This site does fell like home and that is why I stay.
I have met some of you in person and plan to meet many more in the coming years. I never would have thought in a million years that BBQ would be a hobby and I would have so many friends across the US and world. I am sure that I could count on each and every one of you if I ever needed too and if I am in your town Id find a way to meet up and have a meal or a drink. I am providing a time line of my addiction to BBQ

Jan 2005: Started planning non sanctioned BBQ contest for June for church Menís club thatís where I met Sprinter

June 2005: 8 team contest and softball tourney (Hottest Dam Day Mod) Met and became friends with Smokin Tís (Key info Sprinter is a member) Sprinter over the next year was very helpful supplying information to get our 2006 contest of the ground.

Over the next six months I scoured the internet looking at different BBQ sites and trying to promote our next contest. Also planning a judging class in Jan 2006. Smokin Tís graciously volunteered to cook. I definitely promoted that class. We had 80+ students take the class. This is where I met Mo-Dave, River City Smokehouse, son Colt, CMAdams, Ed from Kickass BBQ, and Motley Que. We had students as far as Calif fly in to take the class.


Dec. 13th 2005: Joined here looking to promote the contest. Was not on much just every now and then lurking or a quick bite about the contest (Wrong mod).

June 2006: KCBS contest (The next hottest dang day) 15 Teams. It was at that contest that changed my outlook toward BBQ. I was introduced to some members of the St. Vincent Depaul Society. I was told that every month for the past 20 years they supply 200+ meals to the homeless. It always chili because hamburger was cheap. Also that the other weeks different parishes would also supply a hamburger based meal. The customers are always grateful but I thought that just because your homeless doesnít mean you should eat hamburger every Sat. of your life. So with the help of some of the cooking teams I now know the last week in Jan and Jun is now SVDP cook for the homeless

Homeless Cooking Team 2007


Then 4/08/2007 Out of the shadows and no longer lurking Cattle call


Having the time of my life posting and meeting all of you while sharing moments in our lives. Learning new thing to bbq. Helping AdamBomb with his craft of bbq.

March 2008 ďWhy I deserve this contestĒ was born! First winner Smoke and beer. I really enjoy the stories and had to replace a keyboard or two.

June 13th 14th First KCBS contest Kings City Showdown Mt Vernon Ill. Achieved my goal of not coming in DALÖÖ.

I am so very happy were here and thanks Poohbah... If your a lurker here and have not com out of the shadows do so here you wont regret it..

12-15-2008, 12:33 PM
Congrats to you , Bro. I know exactly how you feel!!

Oh yeah..............WELCOME!!:-D

Big George's BBQ
12-15-2008, 01:10 PM
Congrats you have done a lot in three years. This is a great place

12-15-2008, 03:40 PM
Congratulations! I have to ask though, why is Shane neither a Brother nor a Sister?:confused:

12-15-2008, 03:52 PM
Nice going Ashmont,
always enjoy your posts and input.

12-15-2008, 04:55 PM
Welcome aboard Brother.........again:biggrin:

12-15-2008, 05:15 PM
Glad your still here.

12-15-2008, 05:26 PM
Congratulations! I have to ask though, why is Shane neither a Brother nor a Sister?:confused:

It was an attempt at humor! A twist of Ladies and Gentlemen and Shane...:icon_shock1::shock::twisted::twisted::twi sted:

12-15-2008, 10:25 PM
I know what ya mean Ashmont. It's been a little over 5 years ago that I had no idea about fatties, chicken squirrels or what a snotstorm is. I don't get on as much as I'd like but I'm sure glad The Brethren are here.

12-16-2008, 10:31 AM
Congrat's Ashmont!

12-16-2008, 10:45 AM
Congratulations, Ashmont. It sounds like you've come a really long way in a short time.

12-16-2008, 02:04 PM
Congrats Brother!

Congratulations! I have to ask though, why is Shane neither a Brother nor a Sister?:confused:

If you have to ask, you don't want to be in a dark room alone with him....

12-17-2008, 12:31 AM
Congratulations! I have to ask though, why is Shane neither a Brother nor a Sister?:confused:

Gotta pay for sex-reassignment surgery up front.

12-17-2008, 09:33 AM
It's been great having you around, Ashmony. Stay awhile longer... :)


12-17-2008, 09:47 AM
Congrats Ashmont!

Bbq Bubba
12-17-2008, 10:32 AM
I'm sorry....who are you?

Congrats brother, now get your arse back in Woodpile! :cool:

12-17-2008, 05:35 PM
Your a great addition to this place Marty!

Congrats on another milestone.

12-17-2008, 11:38 PM
Very nice message.

12-18-2008, 10:19 AM
Glad to be a member of this site with you.
You expressed the sentiments of a lot of folk here.