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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: 20
NOW: 30

2) Where did you go to school?
THEN: Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
NOW: Out of school

3) Where did you work?
THEN: Office of Financial Aid, Northwestern University
NOW: SaHM

4) Where did you live?
THEN: First in East Fairchild (Communications Residential College) then Willard Residential College.  Both dorms in Evanston at NU.
NOW: A little ranch in Keansburg, NJ.  The Jersey Shore

5) How was your hairstyle?
THEN: Growing out an awful, short cut.  Brown and wavy.  At one point that year I shaved the underside and tried to dye it purple for a football game and it turned out forest green.
NOW: Shoulder length, brown, wavy. 

6) Did you wear braces?
THEN: No
NOW: No, but don't get me started on my dental issues

7) Did you wear contacts?
THEN: Nope
NOW: Still nope

8) Did you wear glasses?
THEN: Nope
NOW: Still nope

9) Who was your best friend?
THEN: Maria has been my best friend for 16 years. 
NOW: Maria still.  Roseanne, who I know from high school but lost touch with for a few years.  And of course, Teeby.

10) Which of your pets were still alive?
THEN: none
NOW: Brownie Dog, our cholocate lab, is hanging in there

11) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
THEN: On again- off again with Brian Giampetruzzi
NOW: Husband- Steve Ruffing

12) Who was your celebrity crush?
THEN: David Duchovny
NOW: Josh Lucas

13) Who was your regular-person crush?
THEN: Funny story.  Before I moved to Willard from CRC, a friend (Erin) and I used to eat lunch once a week in this dorm other than the one where we lived-- Allison.  There was this guy with LONG hair who always wore a flannel shirt and jeans.  Always had on these sunglasses.  I can't remember what they were called, but they were very trendy at the time.  Anyway, my friend and I used to drool over this guy.  We'd watch him walk from the food line back to the private room where he ate and then watch him leave when he was done.  Never spoke to him, never asked his name.  He was gorgeous and I was waaaaaay too intimidated.   Then I moved to Willard and got involved with DCP and met the guy Erin and I used to stalk at lunch:  Andy Minor. 
NOW: My husband

14) How many piercing did you have?
THEN: Just the ears
NOW: Still just the ears

15) How many tattoos did you have?
THEN: 1
NOW: 4

16) What was your favorite band/singer?
THEN: Geez, I have no idea.  Probably one of the hair bands.  Trixter
NOW: I don't think I could narrow it to one.

17) Had you smoked cigarettes?
THEN: No way!! 
NOW: No way!!

18) Had you gotten drunk?
THEN: Oh god yes... 
NOW: Hasn't happened in a very very long time.  I'm a responsible mommy type now.

19) Had you DRIVEN?
THEN: Yes
NOW: Yes

20) If so which car?
THEN: When at home I drove my mom's 85 Cavalier
NOW: 02 Ford Focus

21) Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2006?
No... I thought I'd have more of a "career" at this point and I fully expected to be married to someone else.