Skip to comments.'Tis My Bervday Today! (Vanity, duh!)
Posted on 04/23/2013 11:07:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty
Well, here we are. I made it to 15 years today!
I've been here so long I was *never* a nOOb! But I love to meet new folks that find FR daily, so come on in, the water's purple. If you're a troll I have some kitties I'd like you to meet....
Shockingly, I got up this morning and saw I had not been suspended by the Mods, which was the case on a few of my anniversaries. Don't know how I avoided it this year, but somehow I managed...didn't avoid it a couple days before Mrs. Liberty and I tied the knot, which was pretty inconvenient because our honeymoon was spent visiting FReepers we had come to know and love. I managed to get banned so badly even Miss Slippy got the ax because we use the same IP address.
I first found FR when there was a link on Drudge, "Whitewater Files." I never could figure out why Drudge called FR that, but my first entry into Mr. Robinson's domain was...interesting. The Ash Wars were in full swing. Eschoir was stalking people. Flame wars were carried on using real fire. Viking cats were still unheard of. Heck, there was one Moderator, his name was "Jim." If you got in trouble he had an email address.
A look at a profile got you the "user number" of a FReeper (Mine is around 4,000). Don't know where you can find that anymore. (As of now, my Account page says, "You've posted a total of 105 threads and 43,189 replies." I wonder if all the threads and posts that got yanked by the Mods count in that?)
I met my eventual bride on a gun thread. We were both talking about our Remington 1100 semi-autos. We got hitched in June, 2001, before 9/11 happened and was eventually forgotten by the commies (but not by people here. We'll never forget). We also haven't forgotten our vows, we're looking at Anniversary 14 this year. We make each other very happy, and that's gotten us through interesting times, like when my undercarriage was shot and I had to have it replaced.
I remember when Lazamataz was a nOOb. He didn't hit it back then. I've seen Laz hit it later on, though. Even some things that were of dubious species, it didn't matter. He's a dear FRiend whom I've never met, but is always friendly online.
I've seen the first uses of: "I like cheese." "A moose once bit my sister!" "You need some rest." "Unngh." "Test Thread, do not Post" (Still waiting for the t-shirt). "Hobbit Hole." Ash Alerts. Keywords. And The Viking Kittehs. (Led Zep's "Immigrant Song" is an earworm that took me years to get rid of, but now it's just a ringing.) I even remember "Trixie" before she called Jim a "Mean little s***" and left the forum for her commercial venture (which I won't name because she's a meany).
Mrs. Liberty and I cruised the Bahamas with the FReepers (We left the ship cleaner than it was when we got on it), and we went to FRiva with One Particular Harbour (He is an OK guy, for a lawyer). We had lunch a couple of times with Jim, his wife and also one of his sons (not named "John"). We've had FReeper gangs at our house, too.
Well, this stroll down memory lane is making me nauseous, so I'll wrap for now, and pop in later after I've had some recovery time. This thread is going all the way to ten, I'm sure.
UT ping. Anniversary over here....
Congrats! I turned 15 on April 2.
I loves you, Babby!
Mine’s in September!
Wow a noob
Every ‘98er should do a vanity on his / her anniversary this year.
Happy anniversary! Dang...there are people on FR who are real relics of another age. Not like us young ‘uns. ;-)
WOW Congratulations! This is HUGH AND SERIES!
Are you having a cake?
Congrats from this 4.5yo FReeper!
Thanks for coming by. I was surprised I made it this far....
Ping because your name appears in the thread...ya dawg!
Thanks for ALL the pings!
Thanks for keeping Fridays tolerable.
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