I was heavily into D&D in middle school, high school and college, but I haven't done any role-playing with a group since. It's one of those things that fell by the wayside when I started grad school, then hunted for a job, then pushed toward tenure, etc. Not having a gaming group during all that time hasn't helped. But after haunting the OSR regions of the blogosphere, I've been burning to play a game again, and now I'm stoked because I've finally taken the plunge and joined my first play-by-post Labyrinth Lord game.
I lurked for a while on the Goblinoid forums, spied on games that were already running, decided it looked like a blast, and now I'm in. I suspect it'll be a while before the group fills up enough for us to start playing but I am so fired up about getting back into the game, I just had to share my enthusiasm with folks who would get it.
(P.S. – if there's anyone out there interested in joining that game (sandbox with Labyrinth Lord Advanced Edition Companion) check out the Goblinoid Games Forum and look in the "Gamer Gatherings" section under "Looking for players for an LL AEC sandbox game.")