gracegiver posted this meme and I thought I'd play along... if only to get something fresh in this space.
-- What is your LiveJournal username? How did you come up with it?
Fletch31526 - Part of my name and the title to the best Chevy Chase movie ever made along with a five numbers of significance to me. (Fletch, ThomasFletcher, TheFletch, et al were already taken.)
-- Have you renamed before? If so, what were your old names? If you haven't renamed, what names would you want to rename to?
This is my first and only. After this long, I can think of a few reasons to pull the plug, but not to rename.
-- How much does your userinfo say about you?
The gist of my bio has been the same for several years, but it gives a pretty good overview of who I am and what folks might get out my writing -- if I did, in fact, do any writing here anymore.
-- How long have you been on LiveJournal
I joined up on July 12, 2001 although I'd been reading a couple of folks here before that. I was about 10 months too late to be an early adopter.
-- What is the longest amount of time you've gone without posting?
In the very early days, I posted nearly every day. Then every week. Then a few times a month. Over the last couple of years, I've had one and two month stretches with nothing. I always say I'm going to fix that... but so far, it hasn't happened. One of these days...
-- On average, how many entries do you post per day?
-- What are your posts normally about?
Judging by my usage of tags, 227 entries have been about my wife, 204 have been about my career in the fire service, 139 entries have included photos, 127 entries have been marked private for my eyes only, 117 have been about a former lover, and 102 have been about my travels. Only one entry has featured a Dilbert cartoon.
-- Is your LiveJournal friends only? Why or why not?
I have 100-some-odd public entries. Some are public because they reveal nothing important. Some are left public intentionally for people I know from real life who peek in on my online life from time to time. Anything revealing is marked as friends only. All of the entries used to be public in the early days... but I was discovered by an associate in college who decided to share a few things he read. That moved me underground. Of course, now that I'm underground... I never reveal anything about myself. Go figure.
-- Does your LiveJournal have an actual title or are you merely USER @ LiveJournal?
It's called "Between Deadlines" because my "real" journal was titled "Deadline Pressure." You think I'm absent from LiveJournal? The real journal is practically abandoned.
-- How long do you see yourself staying on LiveJournal?
Considering how much I've written here, I imagine I'm here forever -- or until they go bankrupt and the place shuts down.
My "service engine soon" icon is the oldest one I still have saved to LJ. It probably dates back to late 2001 or early 2002. The light itself was such a common sight in an old truck of mine that I only worried when the light went off. I created it as a LJ icon for entries where things weren't right in the world -- which was a lot of the time back then.