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Date: 2008-05-27 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] t-rex.livejournal.com
Are you trying to make me feel old?

Date: 2008-05-27 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
http://www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/report_1998_was_ten_fucking ;)

This was a graphic someone posted in a forum I troll. I lost track of the original, but it was just Helvetica Bold on white, so I remade it.
It kinda struck me. Holy shit. Fight Club, American Beauty and Fear & Loathing came out then.
I was still best friends with Julian. I hadn't dated Kalina yet. I didn't know this really awesome Greek would change my life - or that she even existed. I thought life meant depression. I had no idea how I'd make a living, much less that there were 'career paths' that you could enjoy. I weighed 20 pounds more than I do now. I tried drugs for the first time. I was taking an SSRI. The Chamber was still the central Scene fixture. I began my ill-destined venture into grad school.

It seems so recent, but damn, that was a fucking lifetime ago.
Y'know?

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Date: 2008-05-27 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delathi.livejournal.com
I hate you.

Date: 2008-05-27 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
Shit: I FIRST JOINED AIT ELEVEN YEARS AGO.

Date: 2008-05-27 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martinhesselius.livejournal.com

BUT --
It feels like last century!

Date: 2008-05-27 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
I wonder how long it takes for a new one to sink in?

Date: 2008-05-27 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morbid-o.livejournal.com


More importantly - remember car phones?
"Quick, call them before they get into the parking lot and we miss our chance!"

Date: 2008-05-27 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
I have looked at people and found them lustworthy, then realized "They weren't even a fetus when I graduated from high school - ACK!"

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Date: 2008-05-27 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autodidactic.livejournal.com
I broke up with my first fiancee ten years ago. Christ.

And J.R. "Bob" Dobbs never showed up with the spaceships, either.

Date: 2008-05-27 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
JESUS CHRIST I FORGOT ABOUT THAT.

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Date: 2008-05-27 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
I had never heard of Al'Qaida.

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Date: 2008-05-27 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meadbh.livejournal.com
Christ... I should chronicle my life every year. Noteworthy things/news/events/movies/music that happened that year. I don't remember 1998 that much =\ But if I could guess, it was: working in lawfirm/working at the Chamber and having terrible relationships...

Date: 2008-05-27 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orangecone.livejournal.com
hrm. 1998. That is the year I got Murphy. My first "real" long-term rel. split up. I got the apt off clairmont rd. that year.

Date: 2008-05-27 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
Murphies!

If may paraphrase the Puppy:

Date: 2008-05-27 03:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ineffabelle
Way back in '98
Everything was so great
No way
Wrong date

Date: 2008-05-27 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emiko.livejournal.com
I had my first kiss in 1998~
Finishing my first year of high school.

I certainly had no idea where I'd be ten years from then.

Date: 2008-05-27 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
My website (then called 'my homepage') was about my cat.

Date: 2008-05-27 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mistervimes.livejournal.com
As the old guy in the room I can only say: "Ha-ha"
I felt that way in 98 abdout 88.

Date: 2008-05-27 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
I look forward to the day I can laugh at all these kids...

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Date: 2008-05-27 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiritchaser1.livejournal.com
I graduated college in December of 98. >_

Date: 2008-05-27 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
The Titanic soundtrack was the number one seller for 16 weeks.

Date: 2008-05-27 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daucus-carota.livejournal.com
I believe, Jesse Ventura (as a political figure), Monica Lewinsky, and Eric Rudolph (did they ever catch that guy?) were all prominent 1998 names. Frank Sinatra died too.
I think we'd be better off forgetting that one all together... just erase it away and we can all be one year younger. What'd ya think?
xxx

Date: 2008-05-27 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
I agree with your positions (as long as we can keep the movies of the year) and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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Date: 2008-05-27 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beachsomewhere.livejournal.com
I moved from California to Atlanta in 1998. I was living as a kept woman, bribed by copious shopping trips, massage treatments, resort vacations, and... dying of ennui. If you'd told me then that I would still be here - much less enjoy being here - I'd have laughed a very long time. Yet I'm here, under wildly different circumstances, and I'm finding that here can be a wonderful place.

I'm hoping the next ten years are even more joyous.

Date: 2008-05-27 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
Ennui!!!?????
I hope this comment was sarcasm.....

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Date: 2008-05-27 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ninsun.livejournal.com
Please don't say that. It makes me feel old.

Date: 2008-05-27 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
This is also the year the Unabomber pled guilty and George Michael came out.

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Date: 2008-05-27 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poisongirl.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Ass.

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Date: 2008-05-27 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wanderingastray.livejournal.com
In 1998, I:

-stood on the great wall of china
-had my neighborhood destroyed by a tornado; heard from my friends that my family and I were on the news, was fed by the American Red Cross for a week while the city worked to restore power, saw every movie playing in the theater (including Titanic) maybe four times each because of the lack of power
-graduated from highschool
-attained an international baccalaureate
-moved to Washington, D.C.
-got engaged for the first time
-became legal

Date: 2008-05-27 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
Boy you had yer hands full that year didn'tcha?!

Date: 2008-05-27 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkerdays.livejournal.com
someone should kick your ass for this.

Date: 2008-05-27 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
Yeah, I get that a lot.

Date: 2008-05-27 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bedivere.livejournal.com
In 1998, I was still black.

Date: 2008-05-28 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autodidactic.livejournal.com
Hav you got vitiligo? Or were you caught listening to Radiohead or something? ;)

(Just curious.)

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Date: 2008-05-27 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
I was living in Texas, enjoying the dot com boom, drinking sipping tequila, and living it up. I didn't give a damn. I knew we had a piss poor governor, but I didn't think there was a chance in hell he'd actually become the president. Shit, keep drinking.

Date: 2008-05-27 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purvis.livejournal.com
Ah yes.... 1998.... There were some great e-mail list flame wars that year. I think I started most of them. Oh my..

Date: 2008-05-27 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottopic.livejournal.com
Wow, that means the Purv (if you know what I mean!) has been in my life for a decade!

Date: 2008-05-27 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danuv.livejournal.com
I realized the other day that in Aug Tomas and I will have basically been together for 20 years. I don't feel like I should be old enough to have been doing anything for 20 years except maybe walking and talking. Argh.

Date: 2008-05-27 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
Thanks for pointing out how fucking old we are.....

Date: 2008-05-27 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-am-devilbunny.livejournal.com
But here's to a good bunch of bloody entertainment behind us!!!!!
We should start a club....oh they've already done that ....

Date: 2008-05-27 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] recalcitrant.livejournal.com
i've been thinking that for the past few weeks as well, utterly stunned.

its because on the 7 may i left for my big 6 month trip around the US and europe/uk....and since 1999 i've not been anywhere overseas :-( it really sucks that my big trip was 10 years ago...before all the bullshit in NY made travelling worse.

Date: 2008-05-28 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iconnu.livejournal.com
Damn..

In 1998, I was able to buy alcohol.

I was living here (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=33.881748,+-84.537523&ie=UTF8&ll=33.881797,-84.537523&spn=0.001051,0.002478&t=h&z=19&iwloc=addr&lci=lmc:panoramio,lmc:wikipedia_en) in a terrible apartment.

I was dating this blond Italian guy from Detroit whom I would leave toward the end of the year when I realized that I didn't actually know why the hell I was still dating him.

Jebus.. that seems so long ago, but it wasn't. Not really.
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