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Forgot to mention yesterday - fresh kittens in the neighborhood. I think Tuxedo-kitty is the father, and one of the "cimnim" kitties is the mama.

No matter how stony-hearted I can get... baby kittens melt it pretty quickly. (Kittens are good for discipline and mind control, as anyone who's watched Hyperdrive can tell you.)

See also, Obama with a Kitty as running mate. (Personally, I'd like to see Kcarab Amabo, AKA The Evil Mirror Universe Barack Obama join in the festivities. )



My livejournal account is 8 years old today.

I didn't really get to posting daily until 8/2000, but 9284 posts in 8 years is pretty surprising to me. Something like 3 posts a day, give or take.

Some had a lot more content than others, of course.

In 8 years... a lot has happened. If you'd have told me then that I would still be doing this now, I'd probably have doubted it. The LJ community as a whole has changed hands a few times. The service has been a great boon to me.

I met my wonderful wife on livejournal.... and more than a couple of other new and delightful people from around the world in person as a result, too.

I reconnected with friends that I thought were long lost - both from gaming groups and high school.

I've pretty thoroughly documented my 30s here. Walkabouts, musings, dating, work - there's not much about me that you can't find here... some things are privatized or friends-only security, but the vast majority is open to the world. I sometimes wonder if that's a good idea, but it's worked well for me so far.

I tend to keep my really rough rants or personal lists (shopping for presents and reminders, mostly) to myself. I also used to archive chats here, before google talk; which automatically does it now. I'm guessing there weren't many - maybe 20 or 30, tops.

I'm not really online much for chatties these days, but here and there you might catch me, dear journal. (Gmail checks, generally) my profile page has a list of assorted locations to look me up.


Adam's in Haiti, doing more missionary work - he sounds all right, there were a lot of concerns for his safety. Funny that nobody raised safety issues when he went to Guatemala last year.

a bulk email he sent out -

Hey Everyone!
I am at a Hotel in Petit Goave, Haiti. The lady at the front desk let me use the Internet, so I have to be really quick.
First of all, we have been very safe the entire time. The first guest house we stayed in was in Port-au-Prince and run by Americans who have live there for 12 years. They laughed at me when I asked if there was anything to worry about, and they said that they had teams down here the entire time the riots were happening a month ago. They said that instead of returning from their work sites at 4:30, they just came back an hour later, because by 5 or so the rioters would get tired and all go home, haha. The house has an average of 13 people staying there every night of the year, it was really cool.
Now we are at a hotel in Petit Goave. It is way too nice for us! It is more like a resort, but I guess it was the safest place they could find, and that's what matters most.
Yesterday we helped out a a track event for children which was meant to bring many schools together to inform them about HIV/AIDS. Today we went to a very poor community in the mountains to inform about the same thing, just didn't have a track meet. We haven't actually done any blood work or anything like that yet, so it's been really safe. For the rest of the week we are going to be doing more events with children and some community clean-ups, etc.
I gotta run. I don't know if I'll be able to email again, but just know that the State Department is full of it, haha. Especially with the precautions we are taking, we are very safe. If I don't get to email again then I'll talk to you or see you in 7 days.
Love,
Adam
PS: Send this to anyone who might be interested in hearing my status/update, and thanks for your continued prayers. See you all soon!

glad to hear he's aok! I suspected as much.


1 year ago - 7th year entry, milk and cheese figures, bhk takes care of tm's kitties, lunch with in-laws, David and Gill move to Charlotte

2 years ago - 6th anniversary, clothes shopping, busy recovery week, Don't ask for directions in Baltimore

3 years ago - Star Wars, Dead Riddler, PETA kills animals, Newt @ kittenwar, neobrara, hong kong bun-snatching, sex offender sweep

4 years ago - wet week, duckling videos, lots of wander-pics, you're so vain (odd couple sing), using wifi for plausible deniability, Feast Day of St. Dunstan, Florida Black Bear

5 years ago - bro fishing, Eh.net, asteroid probe, bookhenge in There, Drunk Man Hurt After Running Into Elephant, PT, severe weather, #21 in top 40, ljer ages, compat quiz

6 years ago - no cpap, broken pic links for me to fix later, grocery,waste to energy, Mayan symbols, ginger orange tofu, hot mail copying yahoo jerkiness

7 years ago - Iron Chef, Family Guy, Lj troublesome, feeling coarse, gals system down, astley hoses me over.

8 years ago - Scottobear's LJ is Born - just a marker, really.

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Date: 2008-05-20 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackhellkat.livejournal.com
YAY LIVEJOURNAL!
I for one am MOST happy that you decided to create and stick with your livejournal!



"I don't know if I'll be able to email again, but just know that the State Department is full of it, haha."

Leave it to Bonehead Adam to sass the state department. You know you REALLY think he would've learned by now to take heed when someone gives him a warning. Ah well---he'll learn!

Date: 2008-05-21 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottobear.livejournal.com
Silly adam! If... that really was ADAM!

*cue dramatic organ chord*

Date: 2008-05-20 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhyyss.livejournal.com
8 years?! Congrats!

Why 8 years ago, gas was averaging $1.49 a gallon, and Hillary had just received some very good election news...


From the New York Times, May 19, 2000.
New York State Republicans rushed to ensure that the party could still mount a serious challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton following Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's protracted exit from the Senate contest yesterday. They rallied around the candidacy of a little-known Long Island representative as they contemplated a race whose every dynamic was altered in the space of a single afternoon.

Date: 2008-05-21 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottobear.livejournal.com
Sometihng else! I remember when I first started driving in the 80s, gas was about $.73 a gallon.

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