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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com share a sticky table laden with tequila shooters with firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. And they all live happily ever after.