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I Blog To Remember

by Megan

You. Guys.

Last night I logged into my old LiveJournal account. Raise your hand if you had one of those.

Okay, you can put your hands down. I don’t know what made me think of it, but I wanted to see if it was still there. Well, it WAS! And luckily it was attached to the email address I still use, or I wouldn’t have been able to retrieve my password.

Anyway, I had entries from November of 2004 to November of 2005, and I was confused at first because I knew there were older entries. Then my husband reminded me that I had gone back and deleted everything prior to our relationship. Stupid! I can see why I did that, but now I wish I hadn’t, just so I could look back.

Because let’s be honest. I’m forgetting things. I’m only 28, and I have Alzheimer’s. Okay, not for real, but I seriously do forget things.

Here are a few examples:

In college I worked at a bagel shop, and a year or two after I graduated, I went back there to visit and get some (awesome) food.

Scooping bagel chips in my awesome bagel cape! #wegotbored

There was a boy still working there who I had worked with, and I remembered working with him. I even remembered that we used to joke around and have a good time. But that’s ALL I remembered. I couldn’t remember a single specific moment that we had shared. I barely remembered his name. I was horrified!

Now reading my journal I came across a few memories that I had forgotten.

When Daniel and I were working together as theme park entertainers, in 2005…


…I got sick with tonsillitis and had to be taken out for a few days. I remembered that, but I did not remember this:

Early this morning around 4am I woke up feeling really bad, and he got up and went out to the car to get me some chloroseptic spray, and then he got me water and orange juice and pills, and then he spoon-fed me apple sauce. He was even awake enough to have a sense of humor and not complain about being tired or anything. Every girl deserves a man this great; don’t settle for less!

Or this:

Also, I got a sort of second job… I was walking past the access office and saw a sign that said they needed people to record textbooks on tape. So I went in, and they hired me on the spot. They gave me a book, some tapes, and a tape recorder, and had me fill out some paperwork.

Absolutely no memory of that happening. Now that I read it, I have a faint memory of recording and maybe returning the tapes, but I don’t remember actually reading an entire textbook or getting paid for that or anything else!

So clearly I have to blog. Because I wouldn’t want to forget this, or this, or this!

So thanks, LiveJournal. You’re like my blog’s grandfather. Apparently you were a dude. Or prequel. Or virtual memory.

#chillinonsometables #collegedayz
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Taara October 4, 2012 - 12:52pm

Love this!!!! I too have such bad memory. You have inspired me to see if any of my old blogs are still on the air.

AbsoluteMommy October 4, 2012 - 6:24pm

You are adorable!! I love this post!!

Lanaya @ Raising Reagan October 4, 2012 - 8:10pm

It’s amazing that after kids our memories are the first thing to go..well, besides the body! Uuugghhh!
Cute post!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds October 4, 2012 - 8:58pm

hi, girl. Stopping by from the giveaway on Yours Truly to say I follow you on FB! Yay! I just gained an entry :). But I follow you because I <3 your blog :).

Evani Gatsby October 5, 2012 - 6:39pm

Lol I have a xanga. It’s SO embarrassing but fun to look back and read.

Laura @ Twenty5seven October 6, 2012 - 1:49am

I have a LJ! I dont use it anymore but cant bare to delete it. Before that I had a Diaryland account for a while. And do you remember DeadJournal and DreamJournal and all the other spinoffs?

Regular blogs are cool but I miss the LJ communities- its just not the same on blogs and facebook!

PS i found you via the The Life Of A Not So Ordinary Wife GFC bloghop. I see youre doing a 30-by-30 thing. I did one too and it was so awesome, i didnt finish everything but I had so many awesome experiences- emails from Becky Higgins and Sheri from Young House Love!!!! And it all really changed my attitude to life.