Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

I've been here five years this week

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:56 PM
Original message
I've been here five years this week
I don't remember the exact date, I remember it was the week before Halloween, because my stepson was in a car wreck in Ft. Collins Co on Halloween and we had to drive all night to get him.
If I remember correctly it was Newyawker who first welcomed me, then SoCalDem, who I thought was a man for the longest time.
I remember being in a fog, for most of 01, then in august slowly coming out of it and looking for people of the same mind as I was, you'd be surprised what comes back when you enter BUSH SUCKS in a search engine, even back then.
After a few days here and there following links I came to Bart, then followed a link here, and I've been here since then, under a different incarnation now, but my first user name was a hasty decision, and come the amnesty in 04 it went away.
I've witnessed many changes since 01, hopefully the biggest change is a couple of weeks away, I hope so my batteries are getting weak.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:13 PM
Response to Original message
1. Happy DU anniversary!
:D

I am hoping for a battery charge myself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:13 PM
Response to Original message
2. You are quite the survivor
but I will get to 10,000 before you.

We have met, once, in KC. What was your original username?

I thought NSMA was a guy for a while. Did the profiles not have as much information, or was I just not checking them?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:32 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. I'll get there
by and by. Yes, down at the River market, it's becomming a real hassle to get out now so I stay home most of the time. Originally I registered under freddie57 it was a dud name. I shouldn't have been listening to Redd Foxx at the time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jarab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:21 PM
Response to Original message
4. Congratulations. Five Years!!!!!
..O...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:06 PM
Response to Original message
5. I think I've been here about the same amount of time as you.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 04:06 PM by Oregonian
I joined in the fall of '01, as well. I still haven't made 10,000 posts, but I'm getting there, as are you.

Happy Anniversary! :toast: :bounce: :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:20 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. Happy anniversary to you as well
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 04:21 PM by catmandu57
Things sure have changed, hopefully all our work pays off in two weeks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:47 PM
Response to Reply #6
8. Thanks!
Yes, we need to see some pay-off, big time!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:31 PM
Response to Original message
7. Happy Anniversary, catmandu57
you have come through the fog and then some since joining DU.

thanks for your contribution and your fight! :toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #7
13. Thank you buddhamama
You know I couldn't turn on the news for five months, I was watching game shows instead, I didn't know what the hell was going on, and this was when we actually had tv news.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:53 PM
Response to Original message
9. the amnesty of 04, what was the reason for that???
I remember they were doing that, but I avoided GD for a week after the election because it was such a trainwreck.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:15 PM
Response to Reply #9
12. Many posters had Kerry in their user name
and it just didn't sound right, so the admins decided that if anyone wanted to change then you could and keep your post count. I had bveen wanting to change for some time, but didn't wqant to start from zero.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:28 PM
Response to Original message
10. congrats!!!
that's grand!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:40 PM
Response to Original message
11. Happy DU Birthday!
:toast: :bounce: :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:38 PM
Response to Original message
14. Happy anniversary, cathmandu!
:toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Sep 21st 2014, 11:43 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC