I am the founder of Open Diary.
I started this site on October 25, 1998.

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Making Bagels?

April 28, 2020
Not that we've made them yet, we are just talking about it. I find that one of the things I miss about life before quarantine is a good bagel. Will we be able to make an acceptable substitute? Not sure, because the bagels where we live are pretty darn good. There are tons of bagel…
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  • House Projects
    April 21, 2020
    One of the advantages of being stuck in the house all the time is that there are all kinds of home projects that are getting done and crossed off my list. One that was not on my list (I don't actually have a list, it's just a bunch of jumbled up stuff in my head…
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  • Self-Quarantine, Day Which?
    April 14, 2020
    Funny, but I'm not really sure how many weeks we have been under quarantine? Four weeks? maybe five? The time is all kind of running together for sure, and I see a lot of people online talking about how they are having trouble keeping track of which day of the week it is - which…
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  • Four Things Survey
    April 7, 2020
    I usually don't do surveys, but this one seemed easy and fun so here goes: Four places I have lived : 1. New York 2. Michigan 3. New Jersey 4. that's it! I'm thinking that there should be an additional place soon - Key West? Four things I love to watch on TV: 1. lately…
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  • Three weeks and counting…
    April 2, 2020
    since we have interacted with other humans - except for a couple trips to drop things off at the in-laws (and talking to them from a safe distance) and seeing/talking to the friend that is still grocery shopping and has dropped some things off for us (and talking to her from a safe distance). Goi...
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  • Please stay civil, for the sake of our community
    March 30, 2020
    Hello OD, This is a quick one, as I am troubled by some things I have seen on the site the last few days. I realize, of course, that all of us are under an incredible amount of stress right now, due to the ongoing pandemic, being stuck in our homes, worrying about our family…
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  • Self-Quarantine Seems Like the Title These Days
    March 19, 2020
    So many posts on OD about self-quarantining, we are doing it too. Other than walks outside away from other people, we have been in the house straight since Saturday. I was lucky in that DiaryMistress made some big grocery runs just as things were getting crazy in our stores last Thursday and Frid...
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  • Postponing
    March 12, 2020
    DiaryMistress and I were supposed to be going on vacation next week to Disney World - with all that is going on with the coronavirus, I cancelled the reservation last night. Luckily, had to do it five days in advance to not be charged and it was still five days. We are very disappointed that…
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  • Killing It
    March 4, 2020
    What a weird expression, when someone says they are "killing it" to mean they are doing something really well. Shouldn't it mean the opposite? There is a thread going on over at Reddit right now, where the question is "What was the closest you ever came to actually killing someone?". I couldn't t...
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  • Star Wars, Nothing But STAR WARS…
    February 27, 2020
    Full copy of the featured image, including Instagram tag of the artist: because I think the whole image is worth seeing. Someday, we are going to change how featured images on posts work here, because I find the cropping tiresome. This is a bit late, but DiaryMistress' Valentine's Day present to ...
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