Sep. 11th, 2011

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Yes, indeed. Eight years ago today, this LiveJournal was created. Started right after I began going to school in New Paltz, you guys have seen a lot of my life since. Eight years ago, it seemed, LiveJournal was the shit--hell, in order to create one, you needed to get a friend code from someone. Now, LJ has spread its legs wide, and anyone can just slide right in and make one. It's seen a lot of me, and seeing old entries just makes me nostalgic. Even now, I wish I was still going to school in New Paltz--that year was one of my best, it seemed. I may not have graduated with a BFA, but what I got was an MRS., infinitely more valuable than a piece of paper worth $40,000.

LiveJournal's not the shit that it used to be--when many of my friends jumped onto the bandwagon, our friends' pages were bustles of activity. Now with Facebook and Twitter, we no longer feel the need to write out journal entries, when we can now speak our minds anytime, anywhere, in real time. My once-proud friends page has dwindled to just a handful of regulars; sometimes days go by without a single update. Even I don't post to this thing as often as I would like, although that's slowly changing. I pay for it, might as well use it. And I suspect I'll have this LJ until the site dies, which I'm hoping won't be for a long time.

Ironically, I did not deliberately choose September 11th as the day to begin this LJ. The day holds no symbolic meaning for me--it just happened to be the day I made this. And with all the negative connotation surrounding this particular day, I have at least one happy reason to celebrate.

I'm going to try today to make it a point to not go on news sites or catch what's going to be the culmination of weeks of 9/11 hype. It sickens me to no end that this day has become so exploited to hell and back, and I just want to crawl under a rock. So, since everyone else seems to have something to say about today, I'll throw in my two cents.

9/11: Oy vey. )

So, what's the plan for today? I'm gonna make some cookies, and spend the day most likely gaming and catching up on Doctor Who whilst doing some laundry. But just for shits, here's a look back at my other entries that happened on this day.

9/11/03: And so it begins...

9/11/04: Hey, wanna play with my reproductive cycle?

9/11/05: Happy Birthday, A Bit of Wit! Also, a battles post for Character Battle 3 occurred this day.

9/11/06: Three years ago today... Also, a battles post for Character Battle 5 occurred this day.

9/11/07: (blow party horn here) Also, a battles post for Character Battle 7 occurred this day.

9/12/08: A frying pan-theist!

9/11/09: Six years ago, in a galaxy far, far, away...

9/11/10: Happy 7th, A Bit of Wit!

Wow...reading some of those old entries again makes me long for a simpler time, when all I had to worry about was April and school. Ah, well, it is what it is. Hopefully the next year brings happiness and continued improvement...and more school, more photography, and more April. Cheers, everyone.

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