Krissy Fisher has proposed that all of us journalers write an entry called "My Past Year in J-Land" in honor of the AOL Journals' third birthday. Good plan, but rather difficult.
In past year I have written 252 entries. I astounded myself when I discovered that fact. A review of the titles showed me that I have an eclectic mind. (That's eclectic, wide ranging, not electric, powerful.)
I have covered personal history, such as celebrities I have seen, life in the old folks home, with profiles of he characters I live with, personal non-adventures, such as buying avocados and limes, personal opinion, like movie reviews and political points of view, and philosophy, mostly diatribes that I composed late at night when insomnia plagued me.
I have made up quizzes for fun, using the simple trick of blacking out the answers which could be revealed by use of your mouse. I have shown my efforts to create art with the Paint program we all get with our computers. I have taken part in photo scavenger hunt, Scalzi's weekly assignment, Patricks' Saturday Six and Sunday Seven, and, now, Krissy's AOL project.
I have received tons of comments, and I love those best of all. I have made lots of friends. I lost one friend...and I may get courage to write about that someday.
Curiously, I got more comments about the cat, Jasmine, than I did about my sincere efforts to explain my philosophy of life. Go figure. Human interest stories are more readable than soul searching. Ah, well.
It has been a wonderful year. In fact it has been a wonderful three years. Thanks, friends, thanks, AOL. Thanks, Krissy, for suggesting this topic.
PS OOPS...We were supposed to post these entries on the 21st, AOL journals birthday. But I jumped the gun. No matter, I think I'll leave it..may inspire someone else to write one too.