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Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Today is my 20th DU birthday.

20 years since I became a registered member.

I had actually been lurking since early March, but was too shy to post, so didn't bother to register until later.

It was the start of the Iraq war that brought me here.

Those were such horrible times, it was hard to imagine that things could be even worse in 20 years, but it seems like they are.

Thanks to everyone here for helping me to get through the insanity.

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#### Maru Kitteh

(28,354 posts)I'm almost afraid to ask - where did you get your DU name from?

#### Greybnk48

(10,190 posts)Here's to 20 more!

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)I'm not sure I'm that enthusiastic about being around for another 20 years, and worry about what the next 20 might bring, but we'll see.

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)It's a good fit for me because I love Monty Python, and I love frogs.

Here's the sketch.

#### Maru Kitteh

(28,354 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)#### orleans

(34,147 posts)(mine will be 19 yrs next month)

you said the start of the iraq war brought you here

then i heard this...

in the python skit the line is: "the finest baby frogs, dew picked **and flown from Iraq, **cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose."

coincidence? i don't know

at any rate here's a few frogs celebrating with you (or at least they look like happy frogs to me)

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)which was a loooong time before I found DU.

And yes, they've always looked like happy frogs to me too.

#### pandr32

(11,670 posts)Happy anniversary!

#### OAITW r.2.0

(24,981 posts)DU has been the best, cheapest therapy in my 22 years here....

#### stuck in the middle

(821 posts)**FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS - Canalón de Timbiquí**

#### stuck in the middle

(821 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)#### stuck in the middle

(821 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)#### stuck in the middle

(821 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)I'd happily live in a coqui infested area.

#### ProfessorGAC

(65,702 posts)Certainly a long time!

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)Of course I'll never be able to catch up with the people who were here from the beginning. I'll always feel like a relative latecomer compared to you.

#### ProfessorGAC

(65,702 posts)I see folks here with a couple hundred thousand posts!

Makes me feel like a slacker.

#### LetMyPeopleVote

(146,486 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)#### H2O Man

(73,839 posts)Happy birthday!

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)#### malaise

(269,756 posts)My 19th is on Sunday😀

#### niyad

(114,380 posts)#### ancianita

(36,275 posts)Glad you made it this long, and hope that we get to celebrate seeing some daylight next year!

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)#### niyad

(114,380 posts)has kept what little remains of my sanity this century, and I bless you all.

#### lostnfound

(16,214 posts)20 years last month. It’s a great great place on the internet to still have, after all these years. I wasn’t sure that you weren’t a bit of a troll in those early days, if I recall correctly!!

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)I don't know if just because I'm naturally sarcastic, or if I picked a bad time to register, just when the primary season was heating up and everyone thought supporters of other candidates were trolls.

Anyway, happy belated birthday to you too.

#### Emile

(23,512 posts)#### BootinUp

(47,272 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)In case I miss it.

#### BootinUp

(47,272 posts)Hope to see u around.

#### canetoad

(17,249 posts)It's been a long journey.

#### usonian

(10,139 posts)I asked for blue and this is what the internet gave me.

What the heck, I hope your evening is so bright you'll have to wear sunglasses.

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)As far as bright, I'll probably be needing sunglasses for my cellphone screen soon. Eyes are getting old.🕶

#### wysi

(1,512 posts)My 20th is coming up in December!

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)In case I miss your actual birthday.🎂

#### AKwannabe

(5,712 posts)Been here six and a half and the time has flown! So glad Biden man’s the helm now. 2016 election brought me here but I too lurked.

#### TheProle

(2,233 posts)Congrats on the milestone and thanks for your contributions.

#### berniesandersmittens

(11,349 posts)#### 2naSalit

(87,257 posts)#### Skittles

(153,538 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)Glad you're still hanging in there.

#### Skittles

(153,538 posts)#### BumRushDaShow

(130,837 posts)For posterity - here is EarlG's "Anniversaries and Posting Milestones" Lounge thread with the mention - https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181904324

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)Congratulations to everyone!

#### Tree Lady

(11,576 posts)you here. My 20th is next May Michael Moore brought me had link on his site. We use to watch all his movies.

I can't believe Liz Cheney is blathering about us leaving Iraq.

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)I practically lost it over the Iraq war, and now I'm practically losing it over the war in Ukraine.

I was looking for a site with other people who felt the same way I did. It didn't seem like there were many anti-war spaces at that time. At least not that I knew about. Was really relieved to find DU.

#### Hekate

(91,313 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)I'm touched that so many have posted to my thread.

I appreciate all of you so much.

Here's to another 20 years of us keeping each other sane.

#### Ocelot II

(116,244 posts)And I found out today that it's mine, too! Member since: Sun Oct 26, 2003, 11:54 PM. What a long, strange trip it's been...

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)#### BumRushDaShow

(130,837 posts)Shows how much time flies!!

#### Rhiannon12866

(208,039 posts)And I had my 20th this year, too! Plus I sure agree with you, what would we have done without DU?!

#### Crunchy Frog

(26,739 posts)We'll have to throw you a big shindig when you hit 200,000 posts, which should be coming up pretty soon!

#### Rhiannon12866

(208,039 posts)It's a little embarrassing since I'm not that chatty. But I was a DU.2 mod, a DU.3 host and I do volunteer for MIRT whenever I've been eligible (since 2013) and those posts do add up... That's my story and I'm sticking with it!

#### Bluethroughu

(5,222 posts)#### okaawhatever

(9,479 posts)#### LetMyPeopleVote

(146,486 posts)#### MuseRider

(34,165 posts)So glad you are here.

#### Emile

(23,512 posts)#### ornotna

(10,835 posts)Much more satisfying than Smooth Frog.

Congratulations!