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June 25th, 2008

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09:15 pm - oh stop getting so goddamn introspective all the time
Looks like I've been doing this thing for five years now.
I started the account originally so I could annoy Miss Lynn's LJ and be able to put my name on the comments, such as "DAMN YOUR EYES" or whatever when we conspired to sneak six-packs into really crappy movies. I was unemployed at the time, squirrelled away in a combination hermitage/garrett (depending on the mood) of my own devising, and trying to stay sane by playing video games and chewing my way through box after box of raw pasta. Farfelle can be a lot of fun to crunch when you're crazy.

I did mention I was driving myself only slightly insane back then, didn't I? Of course. You can tell because a month after I started, Cat Town came on the scene.

Well, since then there's been laffs, there's been tears, there's been incomprehensible hollering, there's been cats and towns and meta-meta-meta-webcomics and Alice's Restaurant every Thanksgiving and ALL CAPS and stupid songs and bits and pieces and I kinda grew to like this "Well, why don't you yammer on about yourself for a while?" thing. I found friends from long ago and I found friends I never even knew I had, I discovered a brand-new theater company which quickly became the bestest damned family a hermit could have, I helped start a radio drama group, I found work, I talked about the weirder jobs (one of these days I really oughta finish the Smutmonger and Phonemonkey Diaries and/or reintroduce people to 'em), I suddenly started finding myself quoted in the newspaper, I started a browser flamewar on Slashdot without knowing, I found places to live and people to love and parallelism to use and you were there, and you, and you and you. I do believe life became a hell of a lot better.

I'm not one to say "THIS IS WHY" but boy howdy things might've been ever so slightly different if I hadn't wanted to give Lynn shit for wanting to go see Gigli.

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Date:June 26th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Coincidentally, I'm getting close to five years too.

In my case, around that time I'd been hanging around less on Usenet and more on various blog comment boards, and The Editors had been pestering me to start my own blog. Then samantha2074 got a LiveJournal and gave me the friend code.
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Date:June 26th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)

ok but

Lynn wanted to go see Gigli?? You're right, that does require action.
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Date:June 26th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)

Re: ok but

Well, we'd had a great time at From Justin to Kelly, where we were the only people in the theater besides this kinda confused old lady who sat right behind us and laughed somewhat randomly (she politely refused a beer; we were kind drunken hecklers). Gigli promised more of the same, only there were a few problems when we eventually went:

1. There were actually people in the theater who were lucid, which made me feel terribly self-conscious and unable to heckle, but most importantly
2. I had driven to the theater and thus couldn't get drunk enough to not care if there were other people around us.

And that's how I walked out of the movie.
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Date:June 26th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)


Gobble gobble.
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Date:June 26th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
The Phantom Stranger says:

'Dumber than the box the hammers came in' is exactly the sort of phrase that should be liberally used to prevent the multiverse from collapsing in upon itself.
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Date:June 26th, 2008 08:16 am (UTC)
Only five years? that can't be! I've been blogging for six this autumn; where the hell does the time go? I don't even have a list of LJ-enabled achievements! *wails*
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Date:June 26th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
i is extra especially glad you is on LJ! i finded you again after a long while! YAYS!

(And further exclamation points.)
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Date:June 26th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Maybe one day I can be five years old like you, Uncle Spatch.
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Date:June 26th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
You are a joy! Yay you!
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Date:June 27th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Cheers, sir.
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Date:June 27th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
Truth: Your LJ has been one of my favorite things about the Internet. Thanks for keeping me out of traffic.
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Date:June 27th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
and then there was the borscht

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