Journal Anyone? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Well, lately I've heard the phrase 'we live in interesting times' repeated often. I have been thinking this might be a good time to start keeping journals. There are quite a few reasons I think they can be helpful, but at this point I think they will hold historical significance.

I have kept journals sporadically in the past & some days are doosies, like the day Dr. Seed announced to the world he would clone humans within the year. (It's been a year already, hasn't it?)

Well, just a thought.

-- Deborah (, March 28, 1999


Deborah...There's an old Chinese saying about be cursed to live in "interesting times."

-- PNG (, March 28, 1999.

Preparing for Y2K has not been / will not be interesting for me. Reading technical information on the net; shopping; gardening; etc. all bore me silly. I do it for the same reasons I'd go to the doctor if I felt a prominent new lump in my arm-pit and would continue to go if evidence suggested it was growing. A tedious and worrisome necessity. This forum is one of the few interesting aspects of Y2K. When times start getting hard due to Y2K it will likely get interesting, (very much in the way the Chinese curse uses the word). If time permits I might keep a journal then.

-- Steve Hartzler (, March 28, 1999.

Deborah, I have started keeping a journal. Not because we are in interesting times, but because times are changing. I think these changes are moving quickly and are almost invisible to our day to day existence. We are moving forward into unknown territory driven by an unseen hand.

The question is, who is responsible for this cataclysm?

-- Linda A. (, March 28, 1999.


LOL, that was a wish for an enemy wasn't it? 'May you be born in interesting times'?


I know that prepping can be boring to us, however it might be fairly interesting to our great great grandchildren. Just my warped opinion.


I agree things are moving quickly. Sometimes things don't make sense as they are happening, & then in retrospect the pieces start to fit together.

I think that one of the reasons the Civil War series on PBS was so successful was because it used letters written by living breathing feeling human beings during that period of time. There are history books, and then there are individual experiences.

I guess it's just an individual thing. I am forever wondering, "What were people thinking, feeling back then?" Did everyone remember where they were the moment they learned Lincoln was assasinated?

I guess this is pretty off topic, but GI's do go through ups & downs as well, & journaling is a way to 'vent' so to speak.

-- Deborah (, March 28, 1999.

HeeHeeheeeheeee, this Forum is our collective Journal.

-- Leska (, March 28, 1999.


Please,please keep journals.That way you will be using paper & solve our worries about post Y2K employment !!!!!!

-- worried papermaker (, March 28, 1999.


:-) I have thought that as well, but if the power goes down....a spiral bound notebook might come in handy. Might be Methadone for the forum addicted. ;-D

-- Deborah (, March 28, 1999.

Deborah, thanks, another item to add to shopping list ;^}

-- Leska (, March 28, 1999.

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