Monday, March 14, 2011

in the future when all's well

I've been immersed in volunteer work this past week.

One of the agencies that I help out is ramping up for their annual book sale. I write promotional/human interest articles and send them out to the hundred or so community associations in the city that publish newsletters.

It has been a delightfully quaint experience, sending out those emails. Plunged straight back into 1995, I was. I have yet to run across foxylady69@hotmail.com, but I have come extraordinarily close. It's oddly comforting to see that we still have a few elvislovers and dogmamas in the crowd.

It makes me wonder, though, whatever happened to all those imaginatively corny and/or suggestive email addresses that use to populate the internet? Have they all donned two-button, single-breasted worsted wool and changed their name to president@communications.com or webmaster@countryclub.org? I sort of hope not. I like to think that somewhere in cyber space, there is a bar that opens at 9:00AM, where doubleD52@hotmail.com and mustacheride4u@telusplanet.net share a sticky table laden with tequila shooters with spankgrl21@msn.com and headbanger81@yahoo.com. And they all live happily ever after.

6 comments:

kelly said...

i never had an email like those but I did have dirtyrottonselfishbastard@yahoo.ca or was it hotmail.com I don't recall

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That must have been a bitch to type, Kelly.

L said...

I still hold on to my hotmail.com email for shopping and junkmail purposes, but it's nothing race. I do have an old IM screenname that I wouldn't admit to anyone, though.


P.S. Word verification is "bedlouse." I think that is an excellent new email.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It'd be a great email address for an extermination company, Lesley.
Of course I will be spending the rest of the day trying to figure out your salacious old IM name.

Allison said...

I have my old Hotmail account too (as you know, because it spammed you), but its only used for junk mail.

It's one of my biggest pet peeves when I receive job applications with sparkledog756@hotmail.com. Immediate deletion.

It takes two seconds to create a gmail with your name. Do whatever you want for your personal stuff, but not for professional business.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I agree, Al, not a great first impression to send in a resume from an overly creative email address.