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who didn't change his LJ handle numerous times back in the golden years?  I didn't realize that was a thing but so many posts in the FB group seems to indicate it was really common.

Anyway, I'm currently very excited because in two hours my bestest friend in the entire world is coming over with his equally lovely family for dinner.  Terry and I met in high school and became friends almost immediately.  He currently live in Springfield, Missouri (which I lovingly refer to as Shelbyville) and is home for the holidays as his parents and inlaws still live here.

The meal is almost entirely catered by Costco (lasagna, kale/brussel sprout salad, garlic bread and a blueberry/strawberry/pineapple fruit salad).  Dessert is courtesy of a fundraiser for my niece (turtle cheesecake) for a Broadway school trip to New York in the spring.  Will crank out some mac and cheese for the kids.

I'm hoping Kimberly can join us - she's had a wicked cold for the past week plus and it's hanging around longer than usual.  It can be a grind rushing here right after work - I'm fortunate to be able to get dinner started while I'm working.

After they head out, will try to finish wrapping Christmas presents without screaming.

Date: 2016-12-22 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've never changed it either - and it was even the same handle I used for Diaryland! :)

Date: 2016-12-23 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice! Consistency is good.

Date: 2016-12-22 10:27 pm (UTC)
ext_38501: (snowshoe)
From: [identity profile]
I've always had the same handle. I feel like that's what everyone knew me as, but maybe I'm just lazy. It still fits.

Mac and cheese sounds good. Have fun!

Date: 2016-12-23 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mine's based on an inside joke from 1997 that none of those who understand it read my journal.


Date: 2016-12-24 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Jordie's gonna get so fat today!

Date: 2016-12-24 07:23 pm (UTC)
ext_38501: (snowshoe)
From: [identity profile]
I'm going to need more biscuits....

Date: 2016-12-23 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I only did it one time, and that was because of some romance authors on Amazon finding my journal after they didn't like what I said about a particularly terrible book. I used to be Oracleofdoom, and my journal was public up until that happened, and then I learned my lesson. :)

Date: 2016-12-23 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like having the anonymity and the consistency too. Sorry you had to mix things up!

Date: 2016-12-23 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
One nice thing that came of it, though, was my friends being incredibly supportive. They defended me against the anonymous people who showed up in my journal (anonymous, but I know exactly who they were) until I locked everything up, and one of them actually bought me the name change token, so I could still participate in communities without harassment. Everybody was really wonderful.

Date: 2016-12-23 10:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I only did it the once, which was to move to my real name....

Date: 2016-12-23 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think some people changed their names now and then (didn't/don't you have to pay for that?) but also lots of people had multiple journals. One for personal stuff and a different one for fanfic or roleplay communities. Or, instead of causing drama by unfriending people, they would just abandon one and start another with a slightly different friendslist.

Date: 2016-12-23 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Maybe it was first time free, then pay?

The abandoning sounds familiar - I seem to remember a fair amount of dead journals (ha) that had links to their new ones.

Date: 2016-12-24 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have had this username for anything and everything since 1995.


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