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Reefer Madness


So my new friend Edward Alexander tagged me for a meme. And since I heart new people, I will happily oblige.

4 things I did 10 years ago: (1998)
1. Graduated High School (shit, has it really been that long?)
2. Smoked oodles of marijuana.
3. It’s a blur. See #2
4. No clue. See #2

4 things I did 5 years ago: (2003)
1. I met The Daver (again, REALLY?)
2. Got engaged
3. Had my very first colonoscopy!
4. Was diagnosed with small bowel Crohn’s disease

4 things I did yesterday:
1. Got my white patent leather go-go boots in the mail. I may very well look like a transvestite in them, but I don’t care.
2. Cleaned up massive craptastrophes. Interestingly, none of my own.
3. Paid someone to mow my lawn WITHOUT feeling guilty about it. Okay, I felt a LITTLE guilty. The lawn was so long that the puppy could get lost in it.
4. Ate glorious McDonald’s for dinner WITHOUT going off my diet!

4 shows I love to watch:
1. House, M.D.
2. American Idol
3. The Girls Next Door
4. Rock of Love

So I’m supposed to tag some people to do this incredibly thought-provoking meme, but really what I’m interested in is what YOUR answers are to this. Yes, YOU, my sweet and wonderous readers. So leave me a comment answering a couple of these if you want.

Aunt Becky would love you forever and ever.

posted under It's Becky, Bitch
37 Comments to

“Reefer Madness”

  1. On May 16th, 2008 at 10:11 am Holly Says:

    SWEET! Hey bet I graduated before you *SOB*

    I’ll get right on this meme.


    *Check out my blog for the NKTOB links and add your confession to my comments.

  2. On May 16th, 2008 at 10:42 am PiquantMolly Says:

    Ten years ago — end of my freshman year of college. I had short hair (think Yentl), a boyfriend who has about to break up with me simply by deciding to never call me again, and was about to start an exciting summer of babysitting.

    Five years ago – end of my first year of marriage. Moving to new apartment, adopting two glorious kittens, otherwise quite lonely.

    Yesterday – checked my bank account 400 times to see if my stimulus package had arrived, cleaned the bathroom, dyed my hair, listened to my roommate describe her panic attack after seeing a large spider crawl into her car. Cuddled my honey.

    4 Shows I Love to Watch – (have I mentioned I’m a nerd?) – Antiques Roadshow, Flight of the Conchords, true crime anything, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on BBC America.

  3. On May 16th, 2008 at 10:50 am kbreints Says:

    10 years ago:

    Moved to Iowa
    Worked a dead end job
    Thought I would never get married

    5 years ago:

    Moved in with my now husband
    Found a great Job
    dreamed of having kids

    yesterday I:

    Worked my ass off (I wish litterally)
    played with my sons outside
    waited for hubby to come home

    4 shows:

    Gossip Girl (shamelessly)
    One Tree Hill
    The Girls Next Door
    Iron Chef

    I could go on…. I do like me some TV

  4. On May 16th, 2008 at 10:52 am Chris Says:

    10 years ago I started playing golf, I sucked. Now ten years later, I still suck.

    5 years ago I went to Turkey and it has changed me.

  5. On May 16th, 2008 at 11:15 am Elizabeth Ann Says:

    10 years ago –
    -Was a sophomore at my high school for science and technology geeks
    -Met what would become my whiny assed wussy high school boyfriend (a.k.a. The Crier)
    -“borrowed” my moms car, broke off the side mirror backing it out of the garage and managed to covince her it had happened at her works parking garage (I still can’t believe I got away with that)
    -my favorite teacher gave me the master key to the school – the secret of my pranking genius in high school

    5 years ago –
    -I was in my junior year of college
    -found out the mystery bacteria I was supposed be identifying for my micro lab was actually responsible for me being sick for six months. (Pseudomonas aeuriginosas in case you were wondering).
    -Decided I would rather have a life than continue to be a premed student
    -painted my ex boyfriends car with acid for never returning my collection of vinyl records (being a science nerd has its perks – access to ridiculously strong acid for one)

    -Calibrated my pipettes at work
    -applied for a marriage license for a courthouse wedding
    -reassured my parents that I was not pregnant – but simply want to get married and avoid the poufy white dress thing (and the whole people looking at me thing)
    -drank an excessive amount of iced coffee – its 95 effing degrees here in Oregon. Gah!

    4 shows
    -Top Gear on BBA
    -The Office ( I heart Stanley)
    – Gilmore Girls
    – Pinks!

    Happy Friday Aunt Becky!

  6. On May 16th, 2008 at 11:43 am Kristen Says:

    Goodness gracious! I have to see you in those boots and where can I get a pair, I think they would go smashingly with my belly!

    10 years ago, almost exactly, I broke my foot while chasing my 3 year old down the hall.
    We moved 2 days later
    I was by myself (with 3 year old and baby) as my hubby had gone on ahead.
    5 years ago, as I mourned my Kalila, (on her 1st birthday, as that was the only day that month I saw my hubby, he was working out of town) I conceived baby number 4, the Monkey boy.
    And we made the decision to home educate our kids and that I wasn’t going back to University for a few more years.
    Yesterday I bitched and whined because we really need to go grocery shopping and I can’t do it myself right now and I hate waiting for it to be convenient to my dh.
    And I enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and 85 degree weather.
    Hope your week is going well.

  7. On May 16th, 2008 at 12:00 pm shay Says:

    um you are like a baby! A child! YIKES I am feeling old….old!

    1.I had a baby 10 years ago. My second son. Where did the time go?! yikes!
    And we moved to Calgary from the sunny Okanangan – yikes. No other memories get through this crazy time:)

    2. Five years ago…just bought second house, was preggo with last baby (#4) and didn’t know it.
    Renovating, renovating and more renovating which is why pregnancy didn’t come onto radar for another month lol.

    3. Yesterday I drove kids around last pick-up was 10pm (yes I said 10 pm) and made lasagna. I have a crazy high class life, yes I do!

    4. I only really watch Lost and Samantha Who? and flip thru many others. And HGTV – see I’m a sucker for the renovating.

    Cewl questions! And I want to see a picture of you and the gogo boots!

  8. On May 16th, 2008 at 12:11 pm RhoRho Says:

    This little exercise really shows one’s age…
    10 years ago: moved off with former musician-husband to Nashville.

    5 Years ago: Got myself knocked up.
    yesterday:went to a funeral (ugh), did spin class AND yoga in one night. crazy? yes. want to not be the “fat” mommy blaming it on baby weight this summer? uh-huh.

    I loved RockofLove. Now, Grey’s but dont reaallly love it; it basically pisses me off.

  9. On May 16th, 2008 at 12:17 pm mandy Says:

    House and American Idol are my two top favs too! I knew I loved you for something!

  10. On May 16th, 2008 at 12:31 pm Vered Says:

    I’ll share 2 things that I did yesterday:

    Laundry (whites)
    Laundry (colors)

    Yup, my life is exciting.

  11. On May 16th, 2008 at 12:32 pm andria Says:

    This will be the longest comment in my history, but here goes:
    10 years ago: 1. got engaged 2. taught gifted 4-6 graders 3. my grandparents died. 4. got Ezra the king of stinky dogs.
    5 years ago: 1. began marriage couseling 2. struggled with a 2 year old 3. saw Springsteen in concert with an old boyfriend 4. went to Gymboree four times a week.
    Yesterday: 1. wrote the check for the new house. 2. Made a big deal over my kid for doing something I could never do (memorize bible verses) 3. drank a beer 4. watched The Office.
    4 shows: The Office, Good Eats, Iron Chef, Lost

  12. On May 16th, 2008 at 1:02 pm theramblinghousewife Says:

    5 Things I did 5 Years ago
    (Because like you, 10 years ago, is a complete blur) married
    2. bought our house
    3. busied myself with home improvement projects(that have since been ruined by my children)
    4. worked as a teacher
    (Thank God, we are not living in 5 years ago!)


  13. On May 16th, 2008 at 1:21 pm Kyddryn Says:

    Heh…come over to S&S if you wanna see mine…

    Ew, that looks creepy…like…”Want some candy, little girl?”

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  14. On May 16th, 2008 at 1:33 pm DOC Says:

    Confuscious Say: Never feel guilty about paying someone to cut the grass…

  15. On May 16th, 2008 at 1:54 pm elthecubbiechick Says:

    10 years ago
    I also graduated High School
    Got engaged to a Dipwad who is now the ex-Dipwad
    switched college majors to art and science from teaching
    5 years ago
    Moved to the Burbs
    Saw my Future F-I-L go to Iraq
    Missing my friends
    Hosted a bridal shower at work
    got pulled over for expired tags (that I didn’t know about)
    shaved my legs as I was looking like Chewbaca (ok maybe you didn’t need to know that part!)
    4 Tv Shows
    Top Gear
    Diners, Drive-In’s and Dive’s
    How’s It Made
    Colbert Report

  16. On May 16th, 2008 at 2:51 pm magpie Says:

    In 1998 I had the same job as I did in 2003, which happens to be the same job I STILL HAVE.

  17. On May 16th, 2008 at 3:13 pm b Says:

    In 1998 I was getting high like Aunt Becky! God, I could really do a great job plucking my eyebrows stoned!

  18. On May 16th, 2008 at 3:49 pm Sara Says:

    I’m posting on my blog. Just for you. Because I think you’re all kinds of cool.

  19. On May 16th, 2008 at 3:58 pm Milk Maid Says:

    You can see my fab 4 at my fabuloso bloggie…

    ((damn i didn’t blog about my GOOD TIMES, *cough*giggle*))

  20. On May 16th, 2008 at 4:30 pm Calliope Says:

    1998=year I first experienced learning to drive a 1983 convertible VW in L.A….in the middle of the el nino storms.

    2003= year my Grandfather died and I began taking care of my Grandmother

    Yesterday= I googled photos of public domain sausages for a certain someone who might want to remain nameless. *cough*

    TV I watch= every damn thing. Real world, Crime 360, American Idol, any show involving Law, order, or crime…

  21. On May 16th, 2008 at 4:58 pm Angela Says:

    Gogo boots? For real? I’m jealous.

  22. On May 16th, 2008 at 5:07 pm Dolores Schwartz Says:

    Oh i love the girls next door too! Nice!!!

  23. On May 16th, 2008 at 6:15 pm MsPrufrock Says:

    4 things I did 10 years ago: (1998)
    1. Faffed about at community college
    2. Wrote a lot of bad short stories in my creative writing class
    3. Gained lots of weight thanks to your friendly neighbourhood endocrinology disorder, PCOS
    4. Was depressed like a motherfucker. Pills, copious amounts of.

    4 things I did 5 years ago: (2003)
    1. Got my first job in the UK
    2. Started fertility treatment
    3. Bought our flat
    4. Uh, slept?

    4 things I did yesterday:
    1. Cursed my constantly throbbing/twitching eye
    2. Spent most of my working day on blogs and google chat
    3. Lost my twitterginity.
    4. IMd with your fine self

    4 shows I love to watch:
    1. America’s Next Top Model
    2. American Idol
    3. Law and Order
    4. The Office

    May I just add that the above list could go on and on and on. And on.

  24. On May 16th, 2008 at 8:17 pm DeeDee Says:

    Seriously, I graduated 15 years ago. How’s that for feeling old?!

    I’m so old I can’t even remember anything of importance I did ten years ago, or five years ago, and as far as yesterday goes I going to say I took a shower only because I’m really not sure and I know I haven’t taken one today and didn’t want to gross anyone out or anything just in case! So that’s my answer and I’m sticking to it. Yesterday, I took a shower.

    I’m all over the favorite TV shows though like stink on shit (or my ass if indeed I didn’t take a shower yesterday).

    1. The Real World – yep, I said I graduated 15 years ago and I like this show. What of?
    2. Days of our Lives – Watched it since I was a wee lass of 12.
    3. Big Brother – Let’s just face it, I’m a reality show whore. Go ahead and add Survivor here too.
    4. The Riches and Desperate Housewives have to tie right here. They are must sees for me!

  25. On May 16th, 2008 at 9:03 pm LaskiGal Says:

    10 years ago I was married for nearly 2 years. I’m feeling the need to slather on some extra Oil of Olay right about now.

    Awe . . . Aunt Becky. You are my little sis. Seriously. Why? You are my little sister’s age (I adore her–my BF) and you love House M.D. and Idol and go go boots. I’m deep like that.

  26. On May 16th, 2008 at 11:26 pm tony Says:

    10 years ago:
    1. dated a girl in iowa
    2. finished my first cd
    3. played a lot of shows in iowa
    4. did a lot of driving

    5 years ago:
    1. became an internet man-whore
    2. worked. a lot.
    3. worked some more
    4. slept

    1. went to a fertility specialist
    2. found out they have a word for whats wrong with me – dysgraphia
    3. ate sushi
    4. felt depressed about not playing enough music lately

    My shows are Mythbusters, The Universe, How its Made and (if i can admit this publicly) Deadliest Catch.


  27. On May 16th, 2008 at 11:27 pm tony Says:

    * I should amend that it was *not* the fertility specialist who said I had Dysgraphia.

  28. On May 17th, 2008 at 7:31 am Leslee Says:

    I totally expect to see some kind of construction paper heart shaped letter in my mailbox now. 😛

    4 things I did 10 years ago: (1998)
    1. I also graduated high school.
    2. Had my first starring role in the musical South Pacific
    3. Had featured solos in every single chior concert of the year.
    4. Uh… Got extentions (extensions?) for prom due to birth control making me go damned near completely bald.

    4 things I did 5 years ago: (2003)
    1. Met Shaun Morgan of Seether
    2. Realized that my ex-husband was always gonna be an unemployeed loser (well, at least for as long as we were married)
    3. Started seeking treatment for my girly problems
    4. Um… I can’t think of anything else. o_O

    4 things I did yesterday:
    1. Got all cutified to go to a going away party after work
    2. Stayed late at work and did NOT attend said going away party
    3. Got PISSED about losing my job and my medical insurance
    4. Drank some vodka and attempted to adopt a “fuck it” attitude about said job

    4 shows I love to watch:
    1. SCRUBS!
    2. Grey’s Anatomy
    3. Reaper
    4. Rock of Love

  29. On May 18th, 2008 at 12:38 am Ann Says:

    I’ve gotta Tivo Rock of Love. I hear it’s so good!! And don’t you feel guilty for one second about paying someone to mow your lawn. I’d probably hang out with a margarita and watch em. 😉

  30. On May 18th, 2008 at 6:48 am tash Says:

    My comment: FUCK, I’m old.

    10 years ago: I ran a marathon.
    5 years ago: I went to visit the Mayan ruins; visited my grandfather in Alaska, and conceived Bella.
    Yesterday I got off my butt for the first time this week (creamed by allergies) and stupidly worked outside for about 5 hours on my garden.
    Shows: 24. Amazing Race. Project Runway. And sports, sports, sports.

  31. On May 18th, 2008 at 8:44 am Katy Says:

    4 things I did 10 years ago.
    1. went to the bar on thursday nights to drink beer
    2. went to the bar on friday nights to drink beer
    3. went to the bar on saturday nights to drink beer
    4. went to oktoberfest in germany to drink more beer

    4 things i did 5 year ago.
    1. got pregnant with my second child
    2. turned 30
    3. visited my grandmother in louisiana
    4. bought a gas guzzling SUV

    4 things i did yesterday
    1. went to my daughter’s soccer game
    2. ordered pizza for my kids and did not eat any!
    3. watched Bee Movie with my kids
    4. took a long nap, and it was glorious!

    4 shows i love to watch
    1. Curb Your Enthusiasm
    2. Big Bang Theory
    3. Desperate Housewives
    4. Grey’s Anatomy

  32. On May 18th, 2008 at 4:33 pm Edward Says:

    OMG I have killed a ton of kittens! Please forgive me…I never knew this.

    Why don’t you share apicture of those boots! They sound fun. I would never be caught dead in them now but maybe just maybe ten years ago I could have.

    Thanks for obliging me.

  33. On May 18th, 2008 at 9:07 pm Marly Says:

    The short version:

    10 years ago, I was dumped by a guy who is now very unaffectionately referred to as “Butt-head”.

    5 years ago, I married a guy who makes me want to thank “Butt-head” for freeing me.

    Yesterday, John and I built a small table.

    1 show I love to watch is “The Office”.

  34. On May 18th, 2008 at 9:54 pm Jerseygirl89 Says:

    I didn’t know you had Crohn’s – I’m sorry. I have Ulcerative colitis – I knew we were soul sisters.

    Except that I’m your MUCH older sister, as I graduated 19 years ago. Ick.

    Ten years ago, I moved to Kansas City and divorced my first husband.

    Five years ago, I though maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to get married again.

    Yesterday, I took my kids to the pizza place I frequented in high school all those years ago.

    I love A LOT of shows, including Rock of Love. But my favorites are probably Rescue Me, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives and Househunters.

  35. On May 19th, 2008 at 1:55 pm honeywine Says:

    How hot is the yard mower? Hotness should equal guiltness. I’d hope for lots of ewwy gooey guiltness. 🙂

    I’m running out of fave shows. M. keeps the clicker so I don’t really get to choose unless it’s highly important to me. Jericho was one of those things. I miss Jericho. 🙁

  36. On May 19th, 2008 at 3:29 pm Rayne of Terror Says:

    1998: Spent first semester junior year in Washington DC. Friends with lots of squares compared to Millikin peeps.
    2003: Final year at Senate, managed to memorize entire deck of Trivial Pursuit questions and answers, began law school.
    Yesterday: Team DeVivo planted zucchinis, cucumbers, butternut squash, and cilantro. Also climbed mt laundry and planted flag of surrender.
    Four shows: BSG, Friday Night Lights, Idol… In fact that’s all the tv I watch. There isn’t a fourth show.

  37. On May 20th, 2008 at 1:33 pm Michelle Says:

    Now this is really making me feel OLD!
    10 years ago
    1: Celebrated 5 year wedding anniversary
    2: Got a German Shep puppy
    3: Worked on our house that was built in 1870
    4: Put baby dreams on hold to work on said house

    5 Years ago
    1: Celebrated 10 year anniversay
    2: Watched son being born by C-section ending 3 year adoption wait and 10 year infertility battle
    3: Moved back to Illinois after living in WI for 9 years
    4: Got pregnant in Sept (not to be discovered until Jan)

    1: Took a shower
    2: Went to the grocery store (this is nearly everyday!)
    3: Rode bikes to the park w/daughter
    4: Made dinner which noone liked

    4 favorite shows

    1: The office
    2: Dirty Jobs/The Verminators (I am weird, I know)
    3: Big Medicine
    4: Miami Ink/LA Ink
    5: What Not to Wear
    I TiVo all of these!

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