Well, today I undertook a momentous task. I deleted the first ever e-mail account I ever signed up for. You may laugh but I’ve had this account since July 27th 1997.
Times change, though, and the only e-mails I get to this address are junk and it is a waste of time going through them. I have saved any e-mails I wanted to keep to another e-mail address and the time has come to hit the Close This Account button.
The benefit of this exercise (I am also deleting four other accounts) is that I came across some fantastic e-mails. For instance the following e-mail which I sent to my Mom from Liverpool when Alison and I studied there in the fall of 2000:
Hello mother dearest,
Last night in my dorm was really crazy. Apparently someone almost got strangled to death in the common room, the entire gang of guys in my hall pitched in to move some chick’s vehicle by hand, three people got dumped by their significant others, and I found out who it was that egged my window. It was a teeming mass of hatred. Big fun.
Oh, the memories!!
So, officially, as of today you can no longer reach me on the following Hotmail accounts:
- velvetgoldfish (May 7th 2000)
- readysteadyokgo (April 7th 2002)
- expatriategold (August 14th 2002)
- baedeeds (February 9th 2003)
Like I said – the end of an era.
(It’s a good thing I have 9 g-mail accounts to keep me happy. Yes, that’s right, 9!!!)