On the 42nd Post

There’s a meme, I’ve seen it going around. Post a link back to your forty-second blog post.

I had to figure out what that was.

See, I’ve imported and exported so many entries at various times that the post index numbers don’t synch up in chronological order.

So I did some counting, took off five at the end, and came up with this as the most likely culprit for my forty-second blog post:

“The New Job.” Posted on the second of November, 2002.

I’d moved to North Carolina. I’d just taken over the EB Games in Cary on Walnut Street. I wrote about my attempt to find my new store.

Five years on…

The Barnes & Noble in Cary is still very large. Certainly beats the ones here in Charm City. They’ve built larger B&Ns in the Raleigh market since. Briar Creek, for one. Triangle is about the same size, just laid out differently.

Something I later learned. The nickname for “Cary” is “Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.” Locals say the town’s name is an acronym, and given the large influx of residents from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania I can understand that. Cary’s like a cancer, it gobbles up acreage like an oil slick, always annexing. Down with Cary!

Mel Odom’s The Rover, the book I was reading at the time. It was amiable. I’ve never felt any desire to read the sequel.

I left EB. I moved to Baltimore. Changed careers. Changed cities. Life’s different.

Even this blog is different. Five years ago it ran on Greymatter. Now it runs on WordPress, and I can’t imagine running on something different.

Five years. Where does the time go?

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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