I just realized why I like livejournal the way I do. It's the whole idea that you have to know someone here to get an account, just like the old days of BBS's where you either had to know someone to get the phone number, or you were some bizarre war dialer that gained a reputation all your own and got friends that way. This isn't like some sites that purport to be a community when all they are is just a message board - everyone here is a friend of someone else. Now all I need is a way to play Tradewars 2002 and I'd be all set :-)
Now it's time to go to bed though - 24 hours without sleep is starting to play games with my mind.