I had an entire post sitting, waiting to be edited and pretty much ready to go today.
Key word, had.
Immediately after I made this discovery I went to bed and slept 10 ahhh-mazing hours. (According to the sleep app it was mostly body rejuvenating deep sleep. Yeeaaaahhhhh!)
Today. On Day two, I am thankful for...
Wait. What?? I'm thankful for technologythatscrewedupandatemypostfromlastnight? Yeah, I am. I'm annoyingly positive like that.
You know how I know how long I have had the internet? This is a good story. You're gonna wanna (gonna wanna? Did I really just type that?) listen to this.
Back in the day when everyone first got internet, many many many of used AOL. Ya know, America OnLine? Too young? Are you judging? Judge away! Those chat rooms were FUN! My friend Abby and I would spend hours upon hours in chat rooms flirting with boys from eeeevvvvverywherrrrrrre. Ahhhhh, memories.
With AOL you came up with a screenname, a handle, a username, whatever you call it. AOLians called it a Screename. I had two. Amber1678 (Pretty sure the 16 is for my age and the 7-8 just naturally followed...) and WalkinginSpiderWebs (yep, I was and still am, a No Doubt fanatic).
My mom came up with Sunsmile, but it was taken. So, I suggested she add her age to the end of it, which is where Sunsmile37 is born.
She still uses Sunsmile 37.
I still use Amber1678. (sometimes).
My mom's is funnier. She's fifty now.
(She's going to crap if she sees that I just put that on the internet! Maybe I shouldn't mention that her birthday is next month. Oops. Just did) HA! Hi, Mom!
It's really simple and easy to figure out how long I have been obsessed with this World Wide Web business. Thirteen years. Lucky thirteen...
Plus, I can now tell my kids and grandkids that I am older than the internet.
(I saw that on Twitter yesterday. Thanks, Kara!)
What are you thankful for today?? Did you ever use AOL? AIM?