Time Passages

Found this over at MCF’s site. Thought it might be fun. Your mileage may vary.

****15 YEARS AGO (1994)****

1) How old were you?
25

2) Who were you dating?
I was married to my ex-wife and we were probably thinking about separating. Good times…

3) Where did you work?
I was at CCD either doing telephone sales or managing (poorly) pre-sales.

4) Where did you live?
Mattoon. We had a great house with this awesome deck and sunroom. I miss that place.

5) Where did you hang out?
Brian’s Place, Chasers and other assorted bars.

6) Did you wear contacts or glasses?
Glasses.

7) Who were your best friends?
I went out quite a bit with Karla and Jen. Spent time with Grant as well. Made trips to see Angie in St.Louis.

8) How many tattoos did you have?
None.

9) How many piercings did you have?
None.

10) What kind of car did you drive?
1990 Dodge Colt. I drove that car to death.

11) Had you been to a real party?
Yes. Plenty of college parties. I even co-hosted a great end of graduate school party with Andy.

12) Had you had your heart broken?
Just about to have it shattered.

13) Were you Single/taken/Married/Divorced?
Married

14) Any Kids?
My kiddo was about to be born the next year.

***10 YEARS AGO (1999)***

1) How old were you?
30

2) Who were you dating?
I think I was separated at the time.

3) Where did you work?
I worked at a full-service ad agency in my hometown.

4) Where did you live?
In a crappy apartment in Effingham that I hated.

5) Where did you hang out?
A few bars that no longer exist in Effingham. This was the pro-wrestling is really cool era in my life and I had plenty of peeps over to my place to watch PPVs every month.

6) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses?
Glasses.

7) Who were your best friends?
The girls (Jen, Karla and Angie), Grant, Mark, a few other locals.

8) How many tattoos did you have?
None.

9) How many piercings did you have?
None.

10) What car did you drive?
A used Saturn SC2. It had power everything and tended to leak oil like nobody’s business.

11) Had your heart broken?
My marriage crumbled. So, yeah.

12) Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced?
I was single. I don’t think I even really attempted to date anyone.

13) Any Kids?
Just the same perfect kiddo.

****TODAY (2009)****

1) Age?
40

2) Where do you work?
I’m a communications specialist with a great company. I’ve taken my decade of experience with creative media and turned it into more of the same.

3) Where do you live?
In Champaign, Ill. I like it quite a bit.

4) Who are your closest friends?
Grant and Mark. The girls. A few others.

5) Do you talk to your old friends?
What’s been pretty amazing in the last six to eight months is catching up with old friends through Facebook.

6) Do you wear contacts and/or glasses?
Glasses. I will always wear glasses.

7) How many piercings do you have?
Still none.

8) How many tattoos?
Still none.

9) What kind of car do you have?
Saturn SC1. It’s got 135,000 miles on it. Soon my kiddo will have it to drive.

10) Had your heart been broken?
Yes. “Love can mend your life but Love can break your heart.”

11) How many kids?
The extremely talented one.

12) Are you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced?
I wish I was Taken. Maybe Liam Neeson would come and get me.

picture by FABIOLA MEDEIROS- direção de arte