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Remember an early 2000s blog called Greybox or Greysquare?
January 22, 2012 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Helping help a friend find an old blog. Here are the details she remembers: A guy. Blogging around 2000 - 2001. Posts were often confessional, inimate accounts of his torturous relationship with his girlfriend, who had some sort of eating disorder. He lived in San Francisco much of this time, but eventually moved to (possibly) NYC. The blog may have been called the Grey Square or the Grey Box. Not much to go on, but maybe it will ring a bell with someone?
posted by the jam to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
I remember this blog. I think the guy's name might've been Billy, but I'm sorry I can't remember any other details right now.
posted by hot soup girl at 9:12 PM on January 22, 2012


Bobby Burgess? He used to be on diaryland with the username perceptions.
posted by adiabat at 9:29 PM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I was thinking of Bobby Burgess too.
posted by hot soup girl at 9:38 PM on January 22, 2012


Definitely Bobby Burgess, aka perceptions.diaryland.com. He lived in Maryland, but made frequent trips to the NYC area to do things like write on girls' stomachs. Eventually, he moved to SF to live with his girlfriend, who was bulimic and suffered from some form of orthorexia. Then he pretty much disappeared.

I have no idea why I know all of this.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:52 PM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, and his diarland diary had the header "a grey box with words inside." Which is precisely what it was.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:52 PM on January 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Thanks! Once again, Metafilter blows my mind.
posted by the jam at 9:02 AM on January 23, 2012


Yes!
posted by lokta at 6:25 PM on January 24, 2012


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