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14 October 2010 @ 08:27 pm
Time Flies  
Just realized it's sort of my internet anniversary. I got online in October of 1995, and over the next year, became friends with wonderful women like lilliew, havocthecat, and, in her own special category, ninjababe. We 'met' in 1996, and that summer, she traveled cross-country, moving in with us a few weeks later. Fourteen years and counting, we're still living together. How the heck did that happen? Life, it is strange!

Here's to friends, both old and new, and all those in between [g]
pat: halloween cookiespat_t on October 15th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
*raises a toast* I've met some wonderful friends through the internet. You and ninjababe are both very remarkable women.
Ith: Highlander - Friendsithildyn on October 15th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Not to sound like an old Lowenbrau commercial, but what the heck! (yeah, I'm dating myself)

You're pretty remarkable yourself.
Kristen: Falljuniperphoenix on October 15th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary! I started not long after you, in early 1996. It feels like such a long time ago.
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
It does [sigh]
lillie: nicknatlilliew on October 15th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Holy cow! I feel old now :( I remember encouraging ninjababe to head out there and stay.

Here's back at ya, with hugs!

I'll have to see if I have any old IRC logs around on my old computer (if it will boot, or I can hack my old files off its disk drive, hmmm).
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away [g]
jedimasterstarjedimasterstar on October 15th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Wow! I'm amazed that you remembered when you joined the internet. I don't even remember when I did!

I bow to your awesome memory and send congrats on your anniversary!
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
That's because Nin moved in the next year :)
Black Rookgrachonok on October 15th, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
Congrats with the anniversary, and it's sure impressive!

(If I remember correctly, I've seen the Internet for the first time only in 1997, in University during the competition in Math...)
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
Wonder what the internet will be like 15 odd years from now?
Black Rook: darkgrachonok on October 19th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Guess we all will have devices implanted in our palms and ears:).
Havochavocthecat on October 15th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're right. It's been 15 years! I was just thinking of SKL the other day, trying to remember the various places my fannish roots are.
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
Time flies, huh?
layla_aaron: Welsh flag (me)luscious_words on October 15th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary to you! I have met many, many wonderful people through the net, a special one in particular.

I don't remember the exact time I hopped on the internet and started chatting with people, but I will never forget December 14, 1997 (or December 15th, depending on which side of the pond you happened to be on). That's the night I met the Welshman and we chatted for the first time. In three weeks, we'll celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. We were online dating before all the cool kids started doing it. ;)
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
Laurie of the Isles1_mad_squirrel on October 15th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Hear, hear!

I'm a late-comer, didn't get online until 98, found my first fandom (Forever Knight) shortly thereafter, and the rest is history.
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
It certainly was a fandom that was integral to many of us, huh?
anya2112anya2112 on October 15th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)

I would be lost without my wonderful friends!
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Me too!
tpena19tpena19 on October 16th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
congrats *hugs*
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Lara I.lara_everlong on October 17th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
happy internet anniversary! it's a wonderful place, isn't it?
Ithithildyn on October 17th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
It is indeed.
Robertarobi_travels on October 20th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
A little late, but Happy Anniversary. Clearly the event had a major impact on your life and a it looks to be a good one (well most of the time at least were Nin is concerned). Hope you enjoyed it and the next 15 years bring even better goodness to you.