Old Sites, Old Friends… New Starts
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I made a website. I also used to write and draw stuff, until I got lazy and stopped, and started to drift through life. This was 11 years ago to be exact. And in that time I forget that I ever built that first website (even though today I earn my living – in part – from web design).
Recently, someone reminded me of this, and sent me the link to that first website – which actually still exists out there on the interweb. I found this very amusing (and I must admit, a little touching), and so I share the link with you:
It’s interesting to note, that 11-years later, and at the age of 30 – my sense of humour, writing ability and web design skillset – has not changed or improved one iota.
Around the time that I made the website – I made friends with someone online – and it was they who sent me the link recently. In the years that have passed since then, we’ve stayed in touch – both online and via text – although we never actually met. Sometimes there were lengthy gaps in contact – this was due to me; I’m bad at staying in contact and I often disappear from the internet for long periods of time… But we’ve always got back in touch sooner or later.
Even so, I always felt that we shared a sense of humour and that we would get on well in real life. Today we met up for the first time.
I’m pleased to say that for me, I really enjoyed the day and I had a lot of fun; I felt like I’d known her for years. And in a way, I had. It’s a shame it was due to sad circumstances that prompted us to finally meet – but it’s funny how life works out sometimes. The person is going through a difficult at the moment, so I’d like to help them through it however I can. I really hope we get to meet up again soon.
While I’m on this bent, recently I’ve been meeting up with someone from primary school that I hadn’t seen for probably 12+ years. We get on like a house on fire, and there’s a lot of laughs when we see each other today.
The same thing happened with a mate from secondary school – we lost contact when we went off to university – and didn’t contact each other until a couple of years ago. Again, same story; when we met up again we continued where we left off and we still laugh and joke about the same things today.
To tie this back up with the website I made all that time ago – I guess some blokes grow up, and others don’t. I’m not saying I’m totally immature, and I don’t crank up Young at Heart by The Bluebells on a daily basis (honest!), but I’m glad I’m not quite passed it yet, and can still make time for friends.
The people mentioned here all read this blog – they know who they are – so this one goes out to them.
Peace out (and I hope you enjoyed the website).
This is a personal website and the views expressed here are my own (or stolen from other people down the pub). Facts may not be accurate, or could be poorly paraphrased gags borrowed from proper writers - or simply, outright lies.