BUT I just spent a good chunk of time going through my friends list, which I admit I haven't actually done since I've been posting regularly again, and it's sort of like stepping into a time machine back to an era before Facebook, before Twitter (save all those auto-posted Twitter feeds), before the bizarre ambiguous curiosity that is Tumblr. A time when life made sense, when we ditched our actual work to update our journals, when we cared deeply about Harry Potter and/or why Twilight is so damn popular despite being GENUINELY HORRIBLE, when people actually gave a shit about telling other people about their lives vs. what might get them more views or a five second status update.
A TIME WHEN IT WAS OKAY TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS AND EVERYONE WHO READ THOSE CAPS WOULD BE IN ON THE JOKE, LET'S BRING BACK INTERNET YELLING, GUYS, I SAY WE ALL POST FB STATUS UPDATES IN ALL CAPS FOR LIKE A WEEK.
Anyway, maybe all this is just me and I've just been away from LJ for too long, but it seems like LJ is now this insular group of people who were awesome enough to be involved in social networking before "social networking" even became a popular turn of phrase, who live in their little LJ boxes and who understand LJ while the rest of the Internet grows up around them and looks back in confusion.
I feel like I've made this exact same post THIRTY-SEVEN TIMES BEFORE.
I'm pretty sure I do that a lot, though, make LJ posts about the exact same things.
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I fucking love LJ and I always will. I will always want to come back here and poke around and see what's going on with everyone. I will always enjoy going back through my calendar to see what me from seven years ago was doing today. (What WAS me from seven years ago doing today? It turns out the answer is oddly specific and to the point! I was holding down three positions at the YMCA for the summer. THOSE WERE THE DAYS.)
I will also always enjoy ending posts by saying I didn't really know where this post was going and I'm not really sure where it ended up, so I'm just going to stop typing now.