does anyone else remember the interwebz back in the early days? i do. it must have been like 1994. i had a friend who was a bit of a nerd. sorry, but it's true. and i remember hanging out with him on his computer, using 'old fashioned' message boards and chatting with some guy who claimed to be a chef in texas. it was this strange string of code-looking crap that he'd type in to get us connected to this mysterious internet. and then we'd play myst.
and then in 1997, i remember surfing the web at school for pictures of claire danes from 'romeo + juliet' to use as a screen saver on my home computer (we didn't have the internets). and photos of shirley manson to print out and drool over.
i remember aol. like, just aol. before they assigned a number to it. it came on disks - not cd's. and getting booted off because there were too many people dialling into the same phone number you were to connect. and aol chat rooms. hahahahaha do i remember aol chat rooms.
but my real reason for this trip down memory lane interwebz style is message boards. threads and moderators and lol'ing and trolls. an easy way to interact with people who had common ideas or interests as we did, but lived thousands of miles away. we'd trade jabs about music or politicians, talk about movies or video games.
and now, my class is basically a message board. i will have shit posted online to read, basically submit my assignments by glorified email, and interact with my professors and classmates on a message board. this is how i will get my degree. who knew, when we first popped in that aol disk and waited 40 minutes to dial that aol number and not get a busy signal, that this would even be possible.
i heart interwebz.
by the way, awesome husband just put on slaughter's 'up all night' on music on demand and told me it was for me. i was like, i used to love slaughter. how did you know that? his answer? i fucking hate slaughter, so i figured you'd like it.
what the fuck is up with that?!?!? i liked slaughter when i was, like, 12. it's not like i was rocking out to that last week. dick.
in other news, i wore my new zombie stomper shoes out of the house for the first time, to benihana's for lunch. i not only wore them, but stood and walked in them! here's a photo of me at benihana's. you will see my pink hair, the shoes, and this full-body shot will validate my big-girl status.
|not only am i wearing them, i am balancing with |
the aid of that huge concrete support.