Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I had a rough day today (I know, I know...again?!) and I read this on Michelle's blog and it sounded like fun, so here are the guidelines:

Think back on the last 15 years of your life. What would you tell someone that you hadn’t seen or talked to for 15 years? How would you sum up your life? You get 10 bullet points. A list of 10 things to summarize about you.

This time 15 years ago was 1993 and I was 17 years old, just about to finish up my summer as a lifeguard and enter the 12th grade.

1. Yes, I still talk to J & T, as well as several other friends from back in the day. Sometimes our conversations are very different than they were in high school and sometimes? They're very much the same, which I love. (even though y'all let me wear those black glasses for way too long)

2. I don't wear glasses anymore and my hair is all one length. (Yes, on both sides!) Oh, and I've since discovered the importance of getting my eyebrows done, thankyouverymuch.

3. I got married to my F(uture)BD in Vegas in 2006. I did not wear purple or polka-dots in the ceremony.

4. I had a baby girl in 2007. So I still go to the mall and take photos, but now it's JC Penny and I have a coupon...instead of Marlow Photo or the booth at the movie theater.

5. I went to a service academy for college and struggled to get a degree in engineering that I can't even say I use anymore.

6. My mom passed away in 1995. Yeah, I know. She was cool. I miss her a lot.

7. I moved to California in 2007...and I'm still standing, sorta. No, there's no GoGo here. But I can see the Pacific Ocean from my bedroom window. Cool, huh?

8. The Navy (not AFJROTC) owns me: I work for it, I married into it, and I serve in the USNR.

9. I was a certified Tae Bo instructor for 2 years. Yes, I met Billy Blanks. Yes, I think I can beat you up. Yes, even if I were wearing L.A. Gears like 2/3 of us were in this picture.

10. I'm an internet and reality TV junkie. Yeah, I know neither existed in 1993 - and yet we still had a ball. Imagine that.

See? Fun stuff! I hope you smiled...or spit out whatever you were eating all over the monitor.

* Photos courtesy of My Life: 1989-1994


Peaches323 said...

Okay, I am crying at those pictures. We were too fly, at least in our heads. You made my day. :)

Tricia said...

What a fun flashback! Great pics!

Mimiboo said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome pictures! LA Gears! I had some white LA Gear hightops. And I never cut my hair two different lengths, but my little sister, who graduated the same year as you, totally did. Had forgotten all about that. Thanks for sharing!!

sheree said...

oh that was too funny! And for the record- you rocked those glasses!

ps- that nose thing does look nasty but I am still wanting to get it, haha! Thanks for the referral :)

sheree said...

oh- and another thing...please tell me you still have the rad license plate key chain that came with your L.A. Gears?!!!

Umm Amirah said...

Those were true FLASH BACKs. Good thing u didn't like me much in high school and there are no picture of me. Even though I have picture of you.
**singing** Meeemoriess..all allone in the moooon light...!!!

Jer said...

OMG! Did you listen to Bobby Brown on your walkman? LOL!

Michelle said...

oh I'm glad you did this! It was fun getting to know more about you- how neat that you included all those pictures too; reminds me of my high school days LOL

Vanetta said...

paha!!!!! wow Chrystal . . . did you have a moment????

Nelsy said...

That is hella funny - hair on both sides of your head the same length hahahaha. I had LA Gear jeans, and I hate Billy Blanks. Merciless bastard.