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Sparkiness

Test all things; hold fast what is good.

Name:
Sparky (or so they call me)
Birthdate:
19 January 1976
Schools:
Thought of doing a bio, decided to try a time line instead.
Jan 1976 - Born. Very long and drawn out.
Aug 1979 - Started being looked after by longest-term childminder (number 5 of 5, that I remember). She was a good substitute mum.
Jul 1988 - Realised I definitely liked boys more than girls; decided to keep quiet about it.
Jan 1990 - Was told that parents were divorcing. This was a small surprise, given the rows of the last two years.
Sep 1990 - Started my first job (shop assistant for £1.50 an hour). Have stayed in touch with employers.
Aug 1991 - Moved to Bristol with mum, shortly after the DN came through. That was a shock - going from suburbia to a big city!
Feb 1992 - Fell in love with my first (and only, so far) girlfriend. She also has a Live Journal, but I'm not saying who...
Aug 1992 - Heart broken for the first time.
Jan 1994 - Nearly sent into therapy by mum.
Feb 1994 - Finally accepted being gay, started telling a few friends (most of whom apparently knew already).
May 1994 - My First Time!
Sep 1994 - Started full-time work for the first time, with my first employer
Oct 1995 - Started University, which was expensive but fun.
1997 - The Year of the Slut!
Jul 1998 - Graduated, in the presence of friend and distaff family. Started working full time again.
Feb 1999 - Met partner #25, which was my only spectacularly bad relationship. (He has a Live Journal.)
Aug 1999 - The total eclipse, seen from Marazion.
Feb 2000 - Moved back to Bristol.
Mar 2000 - Encountered my first AS400.
Apr 2001 - Bonded with a colleague (who has a Live Journal) over my Doctor Who phone fascia
Jul 2001 - Hooked up with friend of above colleague, who became partner #33 relationship to end badly (and has a Live Journal)
Oct 2001 - Got promoted to Management!
Dec 2001 - Hooked up with an old school friend, to the surprise of both of us.
Feb 2002 - Went to my first Doctor Who convention!
Dec 2002 - Handed in vast amount of notice in response to a better job offer.
Mar 2003 - Moved back to Molesey to work for first employer again - bad idea...
May 2003 - Hooked up with adelpha at a party hosted by mutual friends.
Jun 2003 - Started (officially) dating adelpha, the love of my life.
Jun 2003 - Handed in notice with first employer.
Jul 2003 - Started current job, based on AS400 experience.
Dec 2003 - Spent Christmas with lover.
Feb 2004 - Dragged lover to third Doctor Who convention.
Aug 2004 - Updated user info.
Oct 2004 - Was incredibly stupid during a night out - have since been forgiven
Dec 2004 - Moved in with adelpha, to the only detached flat around
May 2005 - Updated user info again, now that the red mists are truly gone.
Dec 2006 - Met up with syniqal, and really hit it off.
Jan 2008 - Spent my birthday with both partners :D

A note on friending policy
Feel free to add me to your flist. Most of what I write is locked, at least to friends. I do check the list of people who've friended me occasionally, but I will only friend you back if:
- We have enough friends in common for me to work out who you are (yes, slightly insecure)
- We've met IRL (yes, old-fashioned)
- You seem interesting enough (yes, arrogant as hell)
If I haven't friended you, your comments will not appear. Unless I want them to.

A note on interests
The list isn't complete. Really. One day, I might sit down and complete it, but it might take a while.

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