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Me Me Meme [Sep. 23rd, 2015|10:29 pm]
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You comment, I give you an age (you might tell me your current age) and you fill out the meme questions with what applied to you back then, and now.

onelargecat gave me age 23.

At 23 (in 1983)...

I lived in:

Bellaire, at my parent's house.

I drove:
I didn't, much. But if I did, I usually borrowed my mom's Valiant. (At least, I think that's the car she had when I was 23, although I could be mixing it up with an earlier car. Maybe the Valiant was the car she had when I got my driver's license. All I really remember about the Valiant is that she lost the gas cap off of it, so had to get a replacement, which was silver even though the car was green, because the matching replacement gas caps were too expensive. In any case, it made her car really easy to spot in parking lots, because it was a green car with a silver gas cap, which you could spot easily because it was before the gas crisis when people were sneaking around siphoning gas out of their neighbor's cars, resulting in car manufacturers changing car designs to hide the gas cap behind a panel that could only be released from inside the car. But then one day we went shopping and when we got to the parking lot we couldn't get the car unlocked and then realized it was because it wasn't her car, which meant there was someone else with an old green Valiant that had lost their gas cap and was too cheap to buy a matching one. Which just goes to show that when you're feeling like you're alone in the universe, you can take comfort in knowing that there's someone very much like you out there, and possibly even in your own town.)

I was in a relationship with:
My first Eric. We didn't live in the same city. In fact, we didn't live in the same city for six of the nearly eight years we were together.

I feared:
Nothing. Which wasn't very smart of me, really.

I worked at:
J.C. Penney

I wanted to be:
A wife and mother someday. A writer who churned out fluffy novels and poetry that made grown men cry.

NOW! (55 years old)

I live in:
Bellaire. But not at my parent's house.

I drive:
A Toyota Corolla, my second one and only the fourth car I've ever had. (The other two were Saturns, one of which did not have the original gas cap. The wheel, it turns.)

I'm in a relationship with:
A man far nicer than I deserve. We've been married for 17 1/2 years.

I fear:
Something happening to my children.

I work at:
A big electric retailer, doing a job I didn't even know existed when I was 23, although technically I suppose it didn't exist when I was 23, because the software application I support didn't exist and the energy market hadn't been deregulated.

I want to be:
Relevant.
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[User Picture]From: onelargecat
2015-09-24 06:47 am (UTC)
hahaha omg the gas cap story is hilarious.
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