Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

10 - 20 - 30

What the hell.

I've been tagged with another meme and although I generally don't like doing them on principle, it's been pretty slow at the blogging idea trough of late. Besides, this one seems pretty tame: What were you doing 10, 20 and 30 years ago:

1997: Stuck in that horrible limbo between separation and finalization of the divorce. It hadn't been my idea and I had fought it tooth and nail, but the papers were filed and I was just waiting it out. The kids were in elementary school, doing well but obviously feeling the strain of moving back and forth weekly between two houses, even though they were only four blocks apart. I drove a light blue Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan. I wrote in a journal every night before I went to bed.

1987: The twins were born in February, during my second year of FP residency. We had them together in the smallest of our four bedrooms, with the plan of moving each of them into their own rooms at the far end of the hall as toddlers (which we did. The Nestling was born in 1989, so that bedroom became his.) My mother's first Jahrzeit was in June. I was still driving the white Toyota Tercel I'd bought at the end of medical school.

1977: I graduated from high school and went off to college. Loved it. I didn't have a car yet, but was only a few months away from getting my green VW Rabbit.

As is my custom, I'll refrain from tagging anyone. If anyone else wants to play, though, consider yourself tagged.


At Sat Oct 27, 02:13:00 PM, Blogger Ladyk73 said...

So...of all the things you talk talk about your CARS????????


At Sat Oct 27, 03:08:00 PM, Blogger tk said...

Cars seem to be one of the first things I think of when conjuring up a year from the past . . . ;o)

At Sat Oct 27, 03:09:00 PM, Blogger tk said...

btw, you know you are getting old when you have serious problems with the word verification . . .

At Sat Oct 27, 06:46:00 PM, Blogger Dreaming again said...

I almost tagged you, but I figured Tk would get ya ;)

At Sat Oct 27, 08:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1997: Toward the end of a year of dating someone who was wrong-wrong-wrong for me (I think he was an asexual, but didn’t know it) whom I met through my church choir. I weighed 211 pounds, but just after the sudden, traumatic breakup immediately lost sixty pounds, which I kept off for two years.

1987: In the middle of an unrequited, year-long crush on a really great guy whom I met through an unusual hobby that I can’t specify because it would tend to blow my cover and that of Dr. D. Weighed around 160.

1977: In my junior year in high school. Had a unrequited crush on a guy in my brother-school’s choir, but amazingly he did accept my invitation to escort my to my all-girl’s school junior prom. Weighed 132 (which felt fat at the time but is now my goal weight).

(Don't know if this counts as a meme-tagging forum, but I don't have -- or particularly want -- my own blog.)

At Mon Oct 29, 07:54:00 PM, Blogger Detail Muse said...

Mine's too lengthy to post here, but I took the tag to my blog.

It was fun and helpful, thanks for posting!

At Sun Nov 11, 02:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope its not too late:

1997 White Mustang with red interior - Wheee!

1987 White Buick 4-door - Yawn...

1977 MGB Convertible 4-speed - ahhhh...youth, needed repair once a month but oh what fun.

Cars do tell about the personality and life of the driver/owner.
Today: minivan


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