Initially I found the geek and lurked about, using it as a resource for games I played in my youth, such as Careful. I played Careful at my grandparents house. Nostalgia took over and I made for eBay, and found a copy. When it arrived at my house i was shocked, and thought to myself that the box was surely larger 20 years ago.
After perusing the site for a while I found a large array of games that I was totally unaware of. Looking at different reviews, geeklists and other threads, I put together a game order from an online retailer. Lost Cities was the item that i have gotten the most play out of. I did not realize that i had purchased the Scandinavian version. The retailer was kind enough to send along a copy of the rules in english. A few others acquired at this time were; Carcassonne Roborally Gulo Gulo Yinsh
After reading about this epic game I endeavored to make a diy copy of this game, using mostly materials I had on hand excepting adhesive and paper brads, I made a copy in a couple of months. Fun project, many a nap time was spent cutting out cards.
Here was a conundrum, I looked this up on the geek and it seemed familiar, I can't for the life of me remember if a friend of mine had this or an acquaintance, it seemed familiar. I went ahead and got a copy on eBay, but it lacked the rules, which led me to register on the site, which was in late 2006.
From late 06 to late 08 I lurked, bought a few games here and there. Then I started contributing (marginally) starting with this session report, I then started adding a few images, writing a few more reports, and even added a few files.
Lately i've enjoyed print and play games, such as Dune Express and Zombie in my Pocket. I think the most fun BGG moment i've had so far is watching (and being a marginal part of) the flood of creative contributions to Dune Express. Thanks again to FNH1 for this one.
That's pretty much where i'm at now, still mostly lurk, but contribute when the mood strikes me and I have time.