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May 09, 2006

News, and memes

Jumping on the bandwagon

First, the exciting news: my paper is done done done! That means I just have to go to class tonight and turn it in and the semester will be over! Wheee! There will be celebrating this weekend. Who will be at NH S&W on Sunday (or in the area for dinner and/or drinks Saturday evening) to help me celebrate?

Second, because my brain is too mushy for anything else at this point, memes! I stole these from Rachel, which is quite appropriate as she is one of the few Internet friends I've known for ten years. Or at least almost ten years. I joined the listserv on which we met in the fall of 1996.

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: 13
NOW: 23

2) Where did you go to school?
THEN: Memorial Middle School
NOW: Simmons Graduate School of Library & Information Science

3) Where did you work?
THEN: Just baby-sitting.
NOW: PC Connection. Borders.

4) Where did you live?
THEN: Middlebury, CT
NOW: Milford, NH

5) How was your hair style?
THEN: Long-ish, I think. I'm trying to picture my eighth grade graduation pictures and failing miserably.
NOW: About shoulder-length, layered.

6) Did you wear braces?
NOW: No.

7) Did you wear contacts?
NOW: No.

8) Did you wear glasses?
THEN: Yes.
NOW: Yes.

9) Who was your best friend?
THEN: Heather
NOW: I'm not sure I really have one best friend at the moment. Which is probably good. I have several close friends, though. (And others without much Web presence, of course.)

10) Which of your pets were still alive?
THEN: Emmy
NOW: Tessie

11) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
THEN: Nope.
NOW: Again with the nope.

12) Who was your celebrity crush?
THEN: Don't remember one standing out.
NOW: Oh, there are so many...

13) Who was your regular-person crush?
NOW: Don't have one, exactly.

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

15) How many tattoos did you have?
NOW: 0

16) What was your favorite band/singer?
THEN: Bach.
NOW: If I had to choose just one, I'd still say Bach. Although my musical tastes are more varied now.

17) Had you smoked a cigarette?
NOW: No.

18) Had you gotten drunk?
NOW: Never quite drunk, no.

19) Had you driven yet?
NOW: Yes.

20) If so which car?
NOW: 1998 Honda Civic.

21) Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2006?
No, not at all.

And another meme:

I AM: drinking TaB and taking stupid HTML out of stupid lists of stupid things. Um, yeah, welcome to my job.
I WANT: to catch up on sleep.
I WISH: I had no obligations tonight and could go home and drink tea and finish Birch while watching guilty pleasure TV.
I HATE: how my house is always messy.
I MISS: my family, and decent bagels. And Texas Dr. Pepper. From a fountain. With vanilla.
I FEAR: never figuring out what I really "want to do." Also the dark, and moths.
I HEAR: background cube farm white noise.
I WONDER: why phone keypads and keyboard number pads are set up differently. Come one, people, how hard is it to make the numbers go the same way? I mean, they're numbers. They should be the easiest thing to put in order ever.
I REGRET: not having the guts to ask about it when none of my professors mentioned that I might want to consider going to grad school.
I AM NOT: concentrating very well today.
I DANCE: less frequently than I'd like, but I get self-conscious.
I SING: often. decently.
I CRY: less often now. Which is good.
I AM NOT ALWAYS: coherent. (I'll stay with Rachel's answer on this one.)
I MAKE WITH MY HANDS: food, and knitted things.
I WRITE: too many product descriptions and not enough blog posts. (Although my employer might believe the opposite. Funny, that.)
I CONFUSE: directions - left and right. East and west, because they are tied to left and right in my head.
I NEED: some new summer shirts. (Rachel said this, but I do too.)
I SHOULD: clean my house. And just buy a filing cabinet, already.
I START: too many books. And knitting projects.
I FINISH: too few books. And knitting projects.
I TAG: my roommate, because he has finally started blogging!

Posted by Kat at May 9, 2006 02:13 PM

Heh, I do that with east and west, although it's not tied to left and right.

Posted by: Chris at May 9, 2006 03:20 PM

It's not tied to left & right in my mind either. I've learned the "L" trick for left and right, I wish I'd remember where the sun set (or rose) for east & west.

So where did your 13 year old self think your 23 year old self would be?

Posted by: Carrie K at May 9, 2006 05:51 PM

Wait a minute. Dr Pepper? From a fountain? With vanilla? What's going on out there in Texas, anyway?

Posted by: Carrie K at May 9, 2006 05:58 PM

Texas Rocks.
But its too hot, Kat. It's the stifling can't breathe kinda heat. Ugh.

Posted by: aisling at May 10, 2006 10:29 AM

Yeah on the paper!!!! Have a great time at NH this weekend. I would love to come, but I think I'll hold off until Fingerlakes and Rhinebeck this year and convince DH that I'm not crackerdog when I go to MDSW next year.

Posted by: Diane at May 10, 2006 10:34 AM

Small world; I'm live in Cheshire CT.

Posted by: Diane at May 12, 2006 06:14 PM

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