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10 Freakin’ Years

Okay, so I’m stealing this from Beth, who got it from somewhere else, I believe. Neat how that works.

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?
THEN: 22/23
NOW: 32/33

2. Where did you go to school?
THEN: I was taking a break from school, U of MN-Twin Cities; I went back part-time in the fall of ’96 or ’97.
NOW: I have thoughts about going to law school eventually, but I need to get other stuff figured out first.

3. Where did you work?
THEN: The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben — I was promoted to the records clerk position in April of ’96.
NOW: If you know me, you know enough. Still in the legal field, more or less.

4. Where did you live?
THEN: I moved into an apartment with a couple of friends in June.
NOW: Stuck at the ‘rents’ for now. *sigh*

5. How was your hairstyle?
THEN: I couldn’t possibly recall that; it’s changed a lot over the years.
NOW: I have no idea how to describe it. Layers, the longest layer covers my neck at the moment (I’m due for a cut).

6. Did you wear braces?
NOW: No.

7. Did you wear contacts?
THEN: Yes.
NOW: Yes.

8. Did you wear glasses?
THEN: Not if I can help it, but I need them if my contacts aren’t in.
NOW: Same, but I’m hoping to find a pair I can stand to wear this summer.

9. Who was your best friend?
THEN: It’s been a long time since I had just one person I thought of as this. My best friends were Barb and Julie, and JoAnn by the end of the year.
NOW: Those three, plus Kathy and Jessica.

10. Which of your pets were still alive?
THEN: I think our family cat Keeke was still alive in ’96, but I think she died in October or so.
NOW: Guinness and Blazer.

11. Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
THEN: In late ’96 I started dating Matt. That lasted until right after Valentine’s Day ’97.
NOW: None.

12. Who was your celebrity crush?
THEN: I’ve never really been one to crush on ’em.
NOW: I might have a list I don’t mind lookin’ at, though.

13. Who was your regular-person crush?
THEN: Eh, not so much for regular-person crushes either.
NOW: Not a one.

14. How many piercings did you have?
THEN: One in each ear.
NOW: Same.

15. How many tattoos did you have?
THEN: None.
NOW: None.

16. What was your favorite band/singer?
THEN: Heck if I remember.
NOW: I’m not sure I can narrow it down to one. U2?

17. Had you smoked cigarettes?
NOW: No.

18. Had you gotten drunk?
THEN: A little bit.
NOW: A little bit less.

19. Had you DRIVEN?
THEN: Yes.
NOW: Yes.

20. If so which car?
THEN: 1991 Geo Prizm. I loved that car.
NOW: 2001 Chevy Cavalier Z24. I love this car a lot too.

21. Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2006?
Definitely not.


  1. Beth

    Cool. I don’t know what you thought, but it was kinda interseting to look back at where I was versus where I am. 🙂

  2. Kristie

    Mostly I’m surprised by how little I remember. 1996 wasn’t that long ago, was it?

  3. E

    It freaks me out to realize that 1996 was the year I went on Exchange to Poland. I’m getting old.

  4. QueenieCarly

    I think I’d likely be disappointed if I did a post like this so I’ll leave it to you. I guess I haven’t changed that much over the years.

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