vintage downpour 

digital downpour just turned one. and you weren't invited.

but we were. so we had some cake.

and some wine.

and it was fun.

in honour of this first birthday, let's take a moment to look back at digital downpour's early days.

Remember January 16, 2004? My first post ever:

are you there, blog?

Then there was allie's drug cartel phase:

I love finding dirt cheap heroin in one city and making a 400% profit selling it somewhere else... It's like slumming for stockbrokers.

You've probably forgotten how digital downpour got its name. Well, just take a stroll back to April 9th, where it's all explained:

The endless giggling over whether to call our new web journal ‘a streetcar named blog’ or ‘blogcicle’ pretty much set the tone for the rest of the semester. But soon, we sobered up long enough to stumble upon a book of Haiku lying by my computer, page 14-

Winter downpour,
even the monkey
needs a raincoat.

-and our much loved home away from home, digital downpour, was born.

In no time, digital downpour had branched out. It was no longer just a blog but a moonshine brewing and bottling franchise.

Soon, you learned to look to digital downpour for advice on everything from what to read to how to be a popular coms kid. Here are some tips for the latter in case you've forgotten:

5. Try to use the following words in everyday conversation: Hegemony, Popular Discourse, Postmodern, Bricolage, Hypertext Markup Language, Analog, Digital, Aura. Don't worry about using them in an appropriate manner right off the bat. Coms students will appreciate the fact that you know these words, and will invite you over for dinner and a documentary.

6. Don't be afraid to be a name dropper. Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, John Oswald, Marshall McLuhan, William Gibson, Ezra Winton, Peter Van Wyck, Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace are all great convo starters at a Coms party! Give them a go.

And let's not forget the numerous drunken posts of the past 12 months:

"ahhhhhh guess what.... lost 5 kids from camp today hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha getting fired... maybe." -allie

"yah, i'm drunk , so what? screw you. that's right. you all stubk. adele is my best friend." -mira

Let's hope we can last out another year.

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