While March 9, 1997 brought the death of The Notorious B.I.G., March 10, 1997 brought the birth of my favorite TV show of all-time. Not that I noticed.
As I've mentioned many times before on this blog, I didn't see an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" until December 14, 1999 ("Hush") and didn't start seriously watching the show until 2005 -- nearly two years after it'd gone off the air.
Now, 13 years after "Buffy" debuted, it's become my personal obsession. Yes, the "Buffy" section of my web site is down right now, and yes, most of the collectibles that were spotlighted in that section are now in boxes in my basement, but that doesn't change the fact that I love them and I love the show.
On that day back in 1997, the first two episodes of the series -- "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest" -- aired back-to-back, marking one of only three times that two episodes aired on the same day (the other two both came in Season 6, after the show had moved from The WB to UPN).
I truthfully have no idea what I was doing on March 10, 1997 when "Buffy" debuted, but I was probably working. A year ago at this time, well, I was asleep. But a year ago from 9 hours from now, I was in the midst of a marathon of Season Five of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as part of Project 310. I'll be working later today, but rather than watching sports at work, I'll have episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" playing, specifically the season premieres from all seven seasons.
I'm sure I'll have plenty of Buffy-versary posts throughout the day, but for now I leave you with my favorite of my Buffy mash-up videos, "Wikked Buffy Grrrls":