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My brain says: "What?"
HEY YOU GUYS. Once again, I have managed to MISS the anniversary of my LiveJournal (which was January 30). What is UP with that? The only reason I even thought about it at all is because it was just the anniversary of Neil Gaiman's journal, and HE actually remembered to post about it.

So, um, belatedly:

HAPPY SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY, JOURNAL!


Remember when you were just a baby journal, with a plain yellow background and no theme and only ONE icon? And I didn't even use my real name here, because I was afraid my Apartment Stalker would somehow find you and know I was telling stories about him to my six internet friends? And I wrote about things like being late to class, and thought my life was way more complicated than it actually was?

Remember when we first made our journal Trixie-themed? And the chinchilla mood theme we had for many years? And that blindly bright blue color scheme that was our trademark? And the Dancing Men code background that we will never, ever forget? *sniff* Good times, journal. Good times.

And now I have 234 internet friends, and you are all green and completely different, except for your title and tagline, which will probably never, ever change. My, how we've grown since January 30, 2002. Man. You and me, we're gettin' old together. ;)

Seriously, though, I can't believe I've been writing in this thing for seven whole years. Wow. And some of you guys have been with me (us?) the whole time. *hugs you* Thanks for sticking around, old friends, and glad you've found me, newer friends. I love you all!

And now I really need to go back and start unlocking some of those old posts, don't I? Yeah, I do. Maybe I'll go all the way back and start with my first entry ever. Heh. Maybe...

...

In other things, where is my freakin' Amazon gift card that I ordered a month ago using credit card points? I wantssss it. To buy things like The Graveyard Book, and also Smallville. And many, many other things. WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO GET TO ME? I expect one of you to get on this right away. Go, secret agents of mine!

On another topic, some days, I would really like nothing better than to just stay in the shower forever and ever. Am I the only one? Does this make me weird? It's so relaxing! Maybe it's a Pisces thing - we really do love water, eh?

And on a completely other topic, guess what? vwlphb and I are going to see Coraline this week! Yay!

And in the final topic of the day; it is kind of weird living next to a fort. Did you know they play Reveille every morning and Taps twice each night? I can hear them all the way over here. And it makes me wonder - why do they play Taps twice? They only play Reveille once. This puzzles me.

...

And now I should probably mention: this completely random entry is brought to you by the allergy medicine I took earlier. My head feels floaty. Huh. Perhaps I should go to bed.

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Trixie feels: giddy giddy
playing in the clubhouse: Taps

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library_of_sex From: library_of_sex Date: February 10th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC) (current file)
Awww, congrats! Your journal is awesome, and it's too bad I discovered it onlylast year!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 10th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC) (current file)
well, as I'm going through and unlocking old posts, I'm making posts about old entries that might still be fun. So you can have the experience of reading baby!journal entries anyway. Hee.
revid From: revid Date: February 10th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC) (current file)
Congratulations! I am somewhat in awe of people whose LJ number is 6 digits or less! Let me ask, how did you first hear of LJ back then?

I just celebrated my 3rd anniversary in January. I remember thinking that if I had a dozen or so friends, that that would be great. (I'm at 76 now.)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 10th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC) (current file)
Isn't it so weird? I remember when 6 friends was a lot. Hee.

I got a code from my college friend, realityfnbites. I have noooo idea where she got it from.
spectralbovine From: spectralbovine Date: February 10th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC) (current file)
HEY YOU GUYS. Once again, I have managed to MISS the anniversary of my LiveJournal (which was January 30). What is UP with that?
I missed my anniversary this year too! And I think mine is just a day before yours.

Why do you want to buy Smallville? Surely, there are better things you can spend your money on! Like shoes. Or bananas.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 10th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC) (current file)
But...I like Smallville. Do you hate me now? *g*

Is your journal also seven?
spectralbovine From: spectralbovine Date: February 10th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC) (current file)
I like Smallville too! But I know it's bad, and I would feel dirty buying it on DVD, even though I enjoy it. If I found really really cheap DVDs, maybe.

My journal is four!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 22nd, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC) (current file)
Hey, I will admit to owning all 4 seasons of Lois and Clark on DVD. I have no shame. *g*

But since I know you are a Wise Guru of things to be watched, I finally got my gift cards - any suggestions for books or DVDs I should check out? Although I'm also contemplating acquiring some of the Marvel Civil War TPBs...
spectralbovine From: spectralbovine Date: February 23rd, 2009 05:27 am (UTC) (current file)
What are you in the mood for? I mean, I have tags. Go wild!

Holy shit, your journal is green.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 24th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC) (current file)
Awesome, thanks.

...Wait, you just noticed that? Hee.
chrryblssmninja From: chrryblssmninja Date: February 10th, 2009 09:10 am (UTC) (current file)
ooh, a fort.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 10th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC) (current file)
A fort indeed! I heard Reveille this morning.
ase From: ase Date: February 10th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC) (current file)
When are you and vwlphb going to see Coraline? I haven't seen it yet, but I think it'd be more fun in company.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 11th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC) (current file)
It looks like we're going around mid-day, actually. I'm guessing you have work?

Sorry about that! But I'd be glad to catch another movie with you, and/or do something else soon. :)
ase From: ase Date: February 11th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC) (current file)
If you're going on a weekday, yes.

Any plans this weekend? I need a museum buddy, if you're up for it.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 11th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC) (current file)
Ooh, which museum? I am fairly sure I will have some time! :)
ase From: ase Date: February 11th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC) (current file)
National Gallery, or the Portait Gallery? I'm open to other options (except Air and Space, because I've seen A&S a lot). Call me tonight and we'll make plans?
vwlphb From: vwlphb Date: February 10th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC) (current file)
Happy belated journal birthday!

I'm definitely excited for Coraline :)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 11th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC) (current file)
Thanks! Me too!
kittenscurious From: kittenscurious Date: February 10th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC) (current file)
Wooo for your journal!

I totally like to stay in the shower forever and ever some days, and I'm not a Pisces. It is so relaxing and sleepy making. mmm
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 11th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC) (current file)
Glad I'm not the only one! :)
pann_cake From: pann_cake Date: February 10th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC) (current file)
Congrats on the journal anniversary! I'm starting all over with this new name I have (ugh, my old one was so dorky...), I wonder how old it was before I made this one? How did you find out??

Graveyard Book was my favorite book that I read last year, I'm soo happy it won the Newbury! I was jumping up and down and screaming when I read about it in Neil's blog! :DD Also, I just saw Coraline over the weekend, and it's awesome. Very loyal to the book! I saw it in 3D too, which was neato. I won't say anymore until you see it, then we can discuss. :P
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 11th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC) (current file)
You look near the top of your profile page and it tells you when you started your journal. Under your title and tagline. :)

Yes, don't tell me more! We shall talk later.
violet_q From: violet_q Date: February 11th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC) (current file)
Wow, seven years is impressive! Congrats on the anniversary!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 11th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC) (current file)
Thanks! I've mostly written silly things. But still. Yay!
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