Xanga has been a very dear friend for years, and not the least of my favorite features has been my subscriptions, which date back to Wednesday, August 14, 2002, when due to the influence of a friend, I embarked on a blogging journey that took me through 5 years of regular writing and relating with my dear friends. Some practical jokes were played (never leave yourself logged in on the computer in your dorm room and then leave your dorm room unlocked when Jessi is in the vicinity), and jokes were had. I made it through the years of exhuberant commenting ( I think my record for an individual posting is 46), and Lord of the Rings-fests every christmas for three years. I'm going to give this a shot, as Nic's recent diatribe revealed so many new features here. As soon as I figure out how to find Nic on blogger and then figure out how to link his webaddress to his name, you can click on the link and read about the wondrous benefits of blogger. I will be double-posting to xanga, as I notice how fearfully echo-y those hallowed halls are becoming due to the exodus of such wonderful posters as Courtney, Nic, Justin, and others. Not to name names or point fingers.