Gratitude Challenge - Day 17

I was invited to a Facebook Event called Gratitude Challenge, you can find it here.  For 20 consecutive days beginning August 1st, we're writing down things we're grateful for.  I thought it would be cool to add them as blog posts.  So for the next 20 days I'll be adding an entry a day.  Feel free to reply here and tell me what you're grateful for or head over to the event page and join the challenge.

Day 17

I am grateful for computers.  I know it sounds weird, but probably 25 years or so ago an x of mine convinced me to buy a computer.  I ended up being on a computer bulletin board system (BBS) called Cupid's Playpen.  He created an account but made it female because females got free access.  He named the account Rooster.  I got online with a dial up modem and soon became a contact for the system.  I use to send message to people as they logged in welcoming them to the system.  My experience with this group actually helped me land a job with Verzion where I provided tech support for DSL.  That job led me to working with Sony Online Entertainment as Lead GM Salonafinn.

I love love love computers!

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson
Photo Credit - Screenshot - EverQuest - Sony Online Entertainment
Being online helped me escape a sometimes painful life and be someone else for a little while.  It allowed me to find my soul mate and give me the opportunity to stay in touch with all my wonderful friends today.

Renee Olson

Wife, Witch with the Metal Skills of a Dark Elf. I spend my time working with wire, weaving life and magic.

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