Ladies & Gentlemen

Remembering 14

Posted in Uncategorized by MW on March 5, 2012

When I was about 11 my dad set up my first email account and I was really excited. It was my first introduction to things like Yahoo!, chat rooms, pranking in chat rooms, and much more. Then I turned 14 and and I signed up for Hotmail (it was all the rage). Since then I have graduated to gmail – a career counselor at BYU told me my rubyred@hotmail.com address was unprofessional and strongly encouraged a change if I wanted a job, note taken. Recently, I was notified that my hotmail account was hacked and since I forgot all about that address I decided today was the day to close the account. I rummaged around my account a bit and found a piece of my adolescence that is almost shameful to share, but I also thought it was funny and J wished he had something from his youth like this. Under my hotmail profile it read:

Gender: Female
Occupation: School
More about you: Im always on the phone or the computer.I love to eat.I hate when people use big words,they cant impress me with their vocablulary.I dont do very good when it comes to school,I just like to see my friends. Who cares what my favorite quote is?!?!
Interests: I dunnno but basicly anything But, Jazz, classical, bluegrass any of that crap I hate.Some of my favorite artists are:Usher, Avril Lavigne, the all american rejects, Third eyed Blind, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Blink 182. I love to swim and the outdoors.Sometimes I play sports but usally only basketball.Oh yeah and I love to shop.

I realize that I should have used well instead of good and I also understand that I sound like a brat, but I was 14 (so sue me). I would like to say the Third Eye Blind is still an awesome band and I’ll always remember when I was 14 and saw them in Tahoe with my sister. I would also like to say that I’m thankful for time and that I don’t sound like this anymore. It’s now been a full decade since I created the hotmail account and I can’t believe that I ended up where I did – bless the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: I think this was about 14. Those sun glasses are hideous and I look like an alien. Ugh, please someone tell me I look better now at 24.

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  1. Cheri Sharp said, on March 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Amen!

    • J & M said, on March 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      I know, I know. Even I was taken back by the profile statements.

  2. Meg Dicou said, on March 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Hahaha! Thanks for sharing that! I love reading things like that. And no need to be embarrassed, at least you grew out of your bratty phase. I’m still in mine! 🙂

  3. dolly said, on March 7, 2012 at 5:11 am

    hey, you look better. just promise me you’ll tell me the same thing. 14 finds me with black hair and neon booger braces…through in a tie and some rubber bracelets. and boy, was i cool. my hotmail account was robot hacked (i first opened it at 13) and it’s lost to the world, not including the spam emails it sends to people to check out cool laptops. eh, so zombie. i have all of that embarrassing stuff in hard copy. spiral notebooks is where it’s at. i was fond of writing letters to my older, successful self, reminding said older self that life would be better once we were married to travis taylor. thanks for sharing. 🙂 my favorite: “Im always on the phone or the computer.I love to eat.I hate when people use big words,they cant impress me with their vocablulary.I dont do very good when it comes to school,I just like to see my friends. Who cares what my favorite quote is?!?!” please tell me this was copy and pasted. 😀

    • J & M said, on March 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

      The outfit you described sounds amazing. Also, of course, this was copied and pasted straight from the source. I actually sounded that lame.


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