Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:38 AM
I wasn't here as early as some folks, and I was here bit later, but Murmurs had a huge part in my life and my maturation. I think I joined in my freshman year of college (before I even had a computer of my own), and Murmurs was there through graduation, looking for a job, ups and downs romantically and all of that. I think when I started to travel for work, I definitely lost a bit of the sense of being super involved here, simply because it broke me of the habit of coming here everyday. It was also sad to see some of the regulars fade out. I never felt quite in with some of the senior members, but I came to find that was a nice little niche...sort of a comedy poster rather than someone who had life long friends (this was also the result of me at times getting too attached...so it was good to have some separation). I'm definitely in that boat where REM defined my musical tastes and how I view the world, but more than that, Murmurs did. It helped me grow up and stop taking myself so seriously, it helped me work out some late teenage angst and woe-is-me-no-ladies-like-me, it helped me find people to "talk" to when I didn't have a lot of people around offline or when I didn't want to go through that hassle, it helped me come up with tons of jokes about shemales. I'll admit, I always wanted to meet some of the folks on here, and sometimes made plans to but I just couldn't follow through. I'd still love to meet my Argentinean near twin (I still use a variation of the Zivaloof joke with my fiance), would definitely like to sit down and have a chat with the Woodman or Corpy or Lizish or really anyone who just wanted to talk music for a little while. I think that will be the biggest thing I miss about Murmurs (and have missed for a while)...the community of like minded people who entertain threads about the Talking Heads, pinkness and what books they just read all at once. It was nice to conversation bounce with you all.
Anyway, this seemed like as good a place as any for this.
Some kind of singing. They sound like all kinds of people, right? And then it says another child is born in India every time you call this number, right? Does that make any sense to you?
And the guy that spoke--I don't know who he is. But that--it doesn't sound like no answering machine, right?