I got an email from YW the other day, asking me how to find her old Xanga. Then I found out that Xanga had a whole “Xanga 2.0!” overhaul where they archived your posts only if you had logged in within the past 5 years. YW’s last post was, sadly, in 2008. SO CLOSE!
In loving memory of her short-lived hilarious xanga, here are some excerpts saved from my last visit back in 2010.
"wow……obviously NO ONe reads my xanga…how sad…wasn’t really expected anyone too though but the first two entries i was having so much SUCCESS with my comments….damn ….jk……well will write latah folks…!”
"and this thanksgiving kinda was not that great. there was so much food and everything, everyone..etc etc…that was awesome…..but it was so sad cuz i was so weak sauce this thanksgiving. I couldn’t even finish my second plate…i mean WUT THE HELL?”
"I’m bringing Xanga back - drop a comment if you’re with me!" - Feb 28, 2008. RIP.
HBO has the first episode up on YouTube. I actually really like this show so far, probably because I’ve lived all over the bay area for so long and have heard (and seen) so much of the tech/start-up culture. TJ Miller is especially hilarious (that smug look after he looks up where Campbell soup is, the way he slobbers down ramen noodles), but I really want to see more of Martin Starr aka my favorite Freaks and Geeks character aka Bill Haverchuck <3
Also this scene at 16 minutes in:
"It’s weird. They always travel in groups of 5. These programmers, there’s always a tall skinny white guy, short skinny Asian guy, fat guy with a ponytail, some guy with crazy facial hair, and then an East Indian guy. It’s like they trade guys until they all have the right group."
"You clearly have a great understanding of humanity."
So adorable!!! I was really REALLY hoping to see a showdown between these two for the gold/silver at the Sochi Olympics. How great would it have been to see them - same age, lifelong rivals, both retiring - at the top for their last competition, rather than the Russian controversy that we got instead. I love Queen Yuna, but I also have so many feels for Mao :(
*EDIT: there’s a full translation in the video description if you go to the YouTube page!