- I'd just started grad school, after having taught for four years.
- I owned a car that I lovingly nicknamed "the Deathcar," because I didn't know if it'd die on me on the 401 (and it nearly did).
- Barack Obama was a (secretly Muslim) state senator in Illinois.
- Amy Winehouse had just released her first album and was two years away from being a breakout star.
- The Detroit Tigers were awful; the year before they'd come within one loss of tying the record for most losses in a season.
- Facebook was only open to university students, and not at every school.
- Twitter wasn't yet a thing.
- Current grade 9 students were entering grade 1.
- I was banging your mom.
- (Still am.)
I'm sad to have to say it, but... Facebook ruined this. Once upon a time, if I had something to say, I'd sit down, think up a good topic, and take ten or twenty or sixty minutes to write something here. (Mind you, being a grad student in a joke of a program, I had that sort of time at-hand fairly often.)
These days, let's say I come across a funny quote or have an interesting photo to share or Mayor Fat Fuck does something stupid. Where do I spread the word? You guessed it: Zuckerbergland.
If I have something I need to work out in a longer form, I'll put it up here. That's why I'm not saying I'm ending this blog... but that is why I'm saying this is going to change to be a more intermittent thing. I occasionally look back to 2004 or 2005, see how often I posted — at least three or four times a week, often more — and wonder how I ever managed to put out that much material. And hey, in the future, I might revert to that. But not now.
So, check back here from time to time. Bookmark the thing, and when the late great movie on City-TV isn't so great, take a minute to pop in and see what's going on.
Take 'er easy, folks.