I just had my one year anniversary of becoming an E2 member, and I have to say that I had no clue what I was getting into. I figured I would add some stuff I thought was cool whenever the thought struck me. I never thought in all my life I would add enough to make it even to level 3 at most. But I’ve grown to truly enjoy the time that I spend in this place. Why play computer games when I can be noding?

In my time here I have added a lot of things. I had someone that encouraged me and helped me in the beginning, and now I find myself in a position where I am helping others. I have gone to two gatherings and met a whole lot of interesting people. I have had loads of fun, downed quite a bit of alcohol, laughed along with so many, and even shared some tears with a couple of you. So many changes in my life have occurred as a result of this place, I don’t know how things would have turned out if I had been without it.

Well…I’m not too good at this sort of stuff (hey, that’s why I’m mostly a factnoder), so I'll have to have Ralph Kramden say it for me:

You know something, sweetheart? Christmas is, well, it's about the best time of the whole year. When you walk down the streets, even for weeks before Christmas comes, and there's lights hanging up, green ones and red ones, sometimes there's snow and everyone's hustling some place. But they don't hustle around Christmastime like they usually do. You know, they're a little more friendlier - they bump into you, they laugh and they say, “Pardon me. Merry Christmas!” - especially when it gets real close to Christmas night.

Everybody's walking home, you can hardly hear a sound. Bells are ringin', kids are singing, the snow is coming down. And boy what a pleasure it is to think that you've got some place to go to. And that place that you're going to, there's somebody in it that you really love. Someone that you're just nuts about.

Merry Christmas.

Now get outta here…I think I’ve got something in my eye…