congratulations to mjp for creating and maintaining an excellent database and forum. funnily enough, yesterday was the one year anniversary of when i first found this site and joined up. i remember being very excited, because i'd just read my first couple of bukowski novels in the space of a few days, i found this site and posted something in the typical fashion of internet-newbie in the wrong place, and got a very warm, friendly welcome from a whole bunch of you guys.
as i've stated before (drunkenly) you're a great group of dudes, i value the friendships i've made here, and a few of you are now on my list of favourite writers.
and of course, i have to mention this (it'll make him blush, but he'll get over it): if it wasn't for this site i would never have met jordan, so i'm eternally grateful to bukowski.net (and the crazy neo-nazi from myspace) for that.
It's cool that a lot of the early members are still active. That says a lot for the staying power of Bukowski. Who would have thought that we could talk about one writer for two years? And it seems like we're just getting warmed up. ;)
Thanks to everyone who made this thing fly, and a special woot! to the hard core faithful and supporting members.
Congrats..Great job from all of you who made this. I am learning. Too bad I quit drinking or I'd toast to you too. The good news is I can read Bukowski without having to take a drink-unlike before.
I don't have a problem, I may be a problem.
Happy aniversary to me! I joined this wonderful sight two years ago today, and have loved every damned minute of it. I think that I'll make a toast to myself(and mjp). maybe two. hell, maybe three. (tho it still piss's me that I didn't jump fast enough to be a charter member.)
geez... where would I be if I weren't here online on Buknet? Am I missing something like eating dinner with friends, traveling the world in some exotic place, watching the news on CNN, climbing Mount Fuji, going downtown in a snowstorm to catch the latest, painting clouds on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel, taking Japanese for the hell of it, repainting the bathroom, nah!
I'd rather be here at this very moment