Looking back

    Here’s the latest facebook tag-your-friends quiz.  It’s worth taking a look back at a moment in time.  How quickly we tend to forget the past when we’re so deeply entrenched in the present….

Happy Birthday to us, March 1989
Happy Birthday to us, March 1989

***20 YEARS AGO (7 Mar, 1989)***
1) How old were you? 23
2) Who were you dating? my husband, occasionally
3) Where did you work? New York Fabrics
4) Where did you live? San Jose, CA
5) Where did you hang out? the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot
6) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? glasses
7) Who were your best friends? Tom & Carol Yu
8) How many tattoos did you have? zero
9) How many piercings did you have? 4, two in each ear
10) What kind of car did you drive? Geo Tracker
11) Had you been to a real party? what does this mean, ‘real’ party?  I remember playing Pictionary with a bunch of Taiwanese-Americans, and what a crazy cultural funness that was.
12) Had you had your heart broken? yes constantly, but I was easily mended by a night out
13) Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? married
14) Any Kids? none

Apryl over Itaewon, 1994
Apryl over Itaewon, 1994

****15 YEARS AGO (1994)****
1) How old were you? 28
2) Who were you dating? my husband, occasionally
3) Where did you work? English language school
4) Where did you live? Seoul, ROK
5) Where did you hang out? the Hyatt
6) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? glasses (the pollution was too irritating for contacts)
7) Who were your best friends? Mike & Glenys Schultz, Laura Hill, the BSF team
8) How many tattoos did you have? zero
9) How many piercings did you have? 2
10) What kind of car did you drive? didn’t
12) Had you had your heart broken? yes, constantly, but stayed too busy to mind
13) Were you Single/Taken/Married? Married
14) Any Kids? no

Apryl, Sarah & Emily, 1999
Apryl, Sarah & Emily, 1999

**** 10 years ago 1999****

1) How old were you? 33
2) Who were you dating? not dating
3) Where did you work? at home
4) Where did you live? Boxdorf, Germany
5) Where did you hang out? on the couch
6) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? don’t remember
7) Who were your best friends? Sylvie (ack! I can’t remember!), Tim & Siwan Richards, Mike & Gabi Von den Hof
8) How many tattoos did you have? zero
9) How many piercings did you have? 2
10) What kind of car did you drive? Tim’s Audi whenever I could
11) Had your heart broken? no, it was numb by then
12) Were you Single/Taken/Married? Married
13) Any Kids? yes, 2

Apryl, duchess of St Marc, 2009
Apryl, duchess of St Marc, 2009

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

1) Age? 43
2) Where do you work? in my studio
3) Where do you live? St Marc Jaumegarde
4) Who are your closest friends? I can’t even begin to list—I’m so blessed with abundance!  So many of us are living and loving together, walking through dark valleys & celebrating in the light—it’s beautiful!
5) Do you talk to your old friends? yes!  yaay, facebook!
6) How many piercings do you have? 2, not counting several accidental puncture wounds
7) How many tattoos? the occasional pen or paint stain
8) What kind of car do you have? Renault Megan convertible
9) Had your heart broken? I’ve relinquished my expectations, so the heart gets wounded, not broken
10) Are you Single/Taken/Married/Divorce? married 20 & one-half years

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