I am pleased that Sluggo has been unable to disengage me from this place, despite his best efforts. Ever since I stumbled on the site, I have thought of LiveJournal as one of the most fascinating creations on the Internet. It continues to hold my interest as effectively as it did in those first few weeks when I was a lurker, poking around the site, astonished at the things people were saying, right out in public, in front of brad and everybody! (And it was during that period of lurking that I discovered some of the people who eventually graced my friends list, including scottobear, who has been on it longer than anybody.) When I finally decided to sign up and become one of those audacious people, I wasn't sure I'd be able to sustain the effort, but I guess it's worked out. If I stick around a couple more years, I might eventually even come up with something to say!
In fact, I might come up with something right now, which is Thanks to all the people on my friends list, (and all those not on my friends list but who continue to be the objects of my occasional lurkings), who keep me entertained (and often informed) day after day, and to all those who read my maunderings and often take time to comment on them. It is the community that makes LiveJournal, well, live, and I'm sure I wouldn't be here if not for all the writers and readers I've gotten to know...in spite of Sluggo! So, thanks to everybody for a pleasant two years, and more years to come.