Friday, April 21, 2006

10 Years Ago

Snarfed from Enigmae

Ten years ago, it was 1996.

Take this survey, post the results, and see how many things have changed since then.

1) How old were you?
19

(#2 has headed for the hills, apparently)

3) Where did you go to school?
Albion College, Albion, MI

4) Where did you work?
I was a computer lab assistant at my college.

5) Where did you live?
Wesley Hall, Albion College, Albion, MI

6) How was your hairstyle?
I had a mullet

7) Did you wear braces?
no

8) Did you wear contacts?
no

9) Did you wear glasses?
I was supposed to but didn't

10) Who was your best friend?
Amy

11) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
Rebecca

12) Who was your celebrity crush?
Kylie and Danii Minogue

13) Who was your regular-person crush?
There was this cutie in my Poli-Sci class, I think her name was Molly.

14) Were you a virgin?
yes - late bloomer

15) How many piercings did you have?
none

16) How many tattoos did you have?
none... I wouldn't mind something meaningless in another language-- "What's your tattoo mean?" "Oh, nothing it just says "Asparagus" in Russian.

17) What was your favorite band/singer?
Chicago

18) Had you smoked a cigarette?
Yes, but I preferred stogies and cloves

19) Had you gotten drunk?
Yes

20) Had you driven yet?
Yes

21) If so which car?
My parents 1989 Pontiac station wagon

22) Which of your pets were still alive?
None

23) Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2006?
No, not really, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

15 comments:

:P fuzzbox said...

Is anyone really where they thought they would be 10 years down the road? It would be pretty boring if they were. It's the surprises that make things interesting.

Bruce said...

Hey...I'm still alive at my age. That's a huge surprise, but I'll take it. :)

The Phoenix said...

Damn...10 years ago, I was:

A high school English teacher
Had no children
Drove a Jeep
And had one-length, long hair, worn in a ponytail usually.

That is so f____ed up.

Snooze said...

You must post photos of the mullet

Perplexio said...

fuzz: I couldn't agree more.

Bruce: Not only that but I also find it miraculous that Keith Richards is still alive and that Brian Wilson has managed to outlive his 2 brothers.

Phoenix: what did your students think of your stylin' Hairdo?

Snooze: I disavow any and all knowledge of whatever it is you're talking about. ;-)

Susan as herself said...

Ten years ago sounds like a lifetime. Ewwww....I'd rather not swell on it... although I was not irrationally unhappy at the time, I think I'm better off in many ways now.

Green Eyes said...

Ten years is a long time, isn't it? You don't really realize until you take the time to think.

Thanks for sharing!

Perplexio said...

Susan: 10 years ago I was just wrapping up my freshman year of college. I hated my first semester but loved my second semester of college.

Green eyes: Time flies far too quickly, it seems the older I get the faster time seems to pass.

LostInTX said...

Hmm.. I remember the days of smoking cloves cigarrettes and listening to Pearl Jam and the Violent Femmes... wow.. time travel.

Yes, the mullet pic would be a nice addition to your blog. Heh..

Perplexio said...

Lostintx: I remember going to keggers back in the day. I'd bring bottles of Boone's Farm to drink BEFORE starting on the beer (which was generally quite bad)-- after a drinking a bottle or two of Boone's the keg beer would go down like water... oh, to be young and stupid!

As for any pictures of me with a mullet, there weren't many taken, and the few which were taken mysteriously spontaneously combusted when I finally conceded that the eighties were over-- in about 1997 or 1998.

Bar Bar A said...

ten years ago...that was like, yesterday.
my son was 5 and I thought being a parent was "easy". My hair was down to my waist. I had a crush on Val Kilmer, still do. Real life crush - none - I was contnet being single.

Perplexio said...

Barbara: Your comment just proves that the more things change, the more they stay the same...

The Phoenix said...

They thought I looked like "The Crow." My mother said I was very scary looking. I attended a funeral several years back, and of course I was wearing all black...including a black overcoat and black gloves. With my hair back in a pony tail, I saw people at the restaurant cower in fear, thinking I was an assassin or something.

I chopped it all off shortly thereafter.

St. Dickeybird said...

I love the 'asparagus tattoo' idea!
So random and strange.
:)

Perplexio said...

St. Dickeybird: Well that's me, "random and strange." ;-)

Seriously though, I hear about people getting tattoos of the Chinese characters for "Peace" or "Serenity" or some other positive word. I find it to be a bit pretentious (kind of like Sean Combs releasing a press release every time he changes his nickname). So I'd want the Russian word for "Asparagus" spelled out in its native cyrillic characters.