Wow I turned into kind of an asshole there for a while. By 2003, there was domesticity and some travel. but the site seemed to be losing some of its charm (and its audience). The same thing happened to Rhoda in the 1970s and the producers divorced her, but it didn’t help. I remained bitter and cynical as always, but much less charmingly so. That didn’t help either.
Highlights and favorite posts follow. I tried to include a couple of the obnoxious ones as well even though they make me look bad, but not too many because they make my brain hurt.
Twelve days till the big anniversary, and fourteen years to cover because I missed a couple of days.
2002 was all about love and mushiness, until September, when it became all about love and cohabitation. But I occasionally managed to write about other things, too. In retrospect, I’m not wild about some of it, but most of it holds up OK.
…that I bought my first computer: a Macintosh 6300CD, with a 100 MHz processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1 GB internal hard drive, and a 15-inch CRT monitor.
Talk about your life-changing moments. I built the first version of this website a month later (at a time when most people were still a little fuzzy on the concept of just what a website was) and i was building them for pay within a couple of years. Twenty years later, I’m a librarian working in the IT department who generates historical web content for a living.
Let’s just say it beats the fuck out of managing a Kinko’s.
I’m on my fifth primary Mac now: a 27-inch iMac with a 3.4 GHz processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB internal drive. I’ve also owned three other secondary ones, three iPhones, two iPads, and an AppleTV…all of which makes me little more than a third-rate fanboy.
And for the record, that twenty-year-old Mac still works.
It’s been a very productive day off for me. I’ve gotten caught up on many administrative and financial sorts of things I’ve been procrastinating over, including my taxes–but sadly, not Mom’s, as they’ll require an actual CPA this year–and assorted bill payments and filing. This is nice because it will allow me to spend a good chunk of the weekend doing things I actually want to do and might even enjoy.
For those who keep up with such things, my house in Winston-Salem is back on the market. You can see pictures here and if you’re really interested, I can send you the listing. Three showings in as many days. That seems like good momentum, but we’ll see. I still love that house, but it’s the last little bit of a period in my life that needs to be over now so I’m anxious to let go of it. Losing the mortgage payment will have a certain charm as well.