Shimura Curves

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ten Years Ago

OK, I'm not allowed to do MySpace Surveys any more, so sorry, Dare, I'm putting it on my blog.


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: 1996 - 22 for the uh... fourth time
NOW: 2006 - 30 for the uh... can't remember which time any more, senility kicking in

2) Where did you work?
THEN: 1996 - Tending databases and analysing Mortgage Backed securities for US Select Management

NOW: 2006 - Tending databases and analysing Mortgages for an Independent Financial Advisory service

3) Where did you live?
THEN: 1996 - LIC, Queens with Kaliflwr in shared 2 and a half bed apartment

NOW: 2006 - Own my own one-bed flat in Streatham, London

4) How was your hair style?
THEN: 1996 - Short blond fringey bowl cut
NOW: 2006 - Long, scraggly light brown/dark blonde usually in a bun

5) Did you wear contacts?
THEN: 1996 - god no
NOW: 2006 - still go no

6) Did you wear glasses?
THEN: 1996 - yes. Little gold rimmed specs
NOW: 2006 - chunky turqoise indie glasses

7) Who was your best friend?
THEN: 1996 - Kaliflwr
NOW: 2006 - Probably my bandmates

8) Which of your pets were still alive?
THEN: I didn't have any pets of my own, but I lived with Blixa, Milo and Brandy (cats)
NOW: 2006 - No pets. :-(

9) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
THEN: 1996 - A rotating cast of dirty rock boys
NOW: 2006 - purely imaginary

11) Who was your celebrity crush?
THEN:1996: Alex James
NOW: 2006: Benjamin Curtis

12) Who was your regular-person crush?
THEN: 1996 - Sanford Santacroce... Swoon!
NOW: 2006 - Don't really have one any more.

13) How many piercings did you have?
THEN: 1996: Four? Two in each ears
NOW: 2006: The same

14) How many tattoos did you have?
THEN: 1996: 1
NOW: 2006: 1

15) What was your favorite band/singer?
THEN: 1996 - Spiritualized, Blur, Dandy Warhols, Stereolab
NOW: 2006 - SHIMURA CURVES!!! (heh)

16) Had you smoked a cigarette?
THEN: occasionally but either cloves or "jazz" cigarettes

17) Had you gotten drunk?
THEN: 1996: When was I ever sober?
NOW: 2006: On meds, can't really drink much

18) Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2006?:

Right city, I'm glad I'm back in London. House-buying and Proper Job is pretty cool. I got to do the Rock Star thing for a while but hey, it was fun while it lasted even if I never got on TOTP or in Smash Hits. I did think I'd be married to a shoegazing guitarist or Turner Prize-Winning Artist by now, though. That's the only disappointment.


At 3:02 PM GMT, Blogger Mistress La Spliffe said...

HOLY SHIT. I did this in my head and it was embarassing. Made me realize the past is a blur, the present is a Pollock painting, and the future is a wholly unknown quantity because I can hardly remember the past and so can't look for patterns. I mean, what the fuck. Is all the shit people say about chronic reefer use true? Is my past so boring my remembering faculties decided to replace its images with excerpts of the Simpsons? Either way, dear oh dear.

At 3:25 PM GMT, Blogger Masonic Boom said...

Yes, see this is the difference between alcohol abuse and pot abuse.

When you drink, you can't remember the stuff that happened WHILE you were drinking. When you smoke, you can't remember anything, at all, ever. ;-)

(Also, I just have a stupidly good memory. I wish I could forget half my life, but those bits stay in my head while normal things - like, where I left my keys, what this button does, who is that person and why are they in my bed? - I don't remember at all.


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