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Yeah, this is the kind of thing that amuses me.

del.icio.us, a social bookmarking site, looked like the next big thing for some time in the mid-2000s, just before Facebook and Twitter took over. These days, del.icio.us has basically been rendered obsolete through reddit, I guess.

I signed up over there with the same regrettable handle I still use here. In case you are lucky enough to never have witnessed it, RealPlayer was a horrible, horrible software that was inexplicably popular in the early 2000s. The program basically tried to invade your PC with advertisements for the benefit of being able to playback awful-looking, tinny-sounding video content.

Like many others, I stopped using del.icio.us around 2008, when the site was bought by Yahoo, and renamed "delicious". More recently, I became morbidly curious about the snapshot of a previous internet life my old bookmarks would provide me with. But my bookmarks didn't exist…

Well, I made it past my 39th birthday, which is both depressing and unexpected. I never expected to make it to middle age, but here I am. Hard to believe I was 25 when I created my account here. That's almost a third of my lifetime ago.

Middle age. Middle age. Gotta drill that into my brain. The stupid and sad part is that I've never really felt like an adult. Growing up, I was placed into learning-disabled classes…

Approximately one year ago, I realized but did not fully comprehend what I meant at the time, nor the ongoing and everchanging behaviours, and more importantly how living with a spouse with Alzheimer's would affect not only him, myself, and our relationship, but our entire extended and blended family.

When I chose to write about our ups and downs, I did so with caution and my husband's knowledge, at the time. Although I still don't include every…