Friday, June 02, 2006

This Day in History, ahem, Herstory

Rainy days are great for self-reflection, so here's a look back into the life - or lack there-of - of Mrs. Chicky.

Wait! Don't go. It'll be fun. I promise! Sit. Stay. Have a cookie.


20 years ago I...

  • Was finally free of the evil, silver torture devices that orthodontists call "braces", and the equally horrible headgear. ("Stan, are you looking at my headgear?")
  • Was entering my first year of high school. The school is made up of 3 circular buildings so all you have to do is walk around and around until you find your class. I don't know how I did it, but I got lost looking for the auditorium. Nobody told me it was in the circle on the left. At least I didn't go looking for the swimming pool on the roof.
  • Was involved in my first high school romance. He was a senior (yeah, this girl moves quick). He was a wrestler. He had a mohawk. I have no idea what I was thinking. Perhaps I watched Vision Quest too many times.
10 years ago I...
  • Was planning my first wedding knowing in my heart of hearts it was a mistake.
  • Had even less of a life than I do now because I was getting up for work at 4:30 in the morning.
  • Was meeting Bonnie Raitt and Bob Seger - perks that didn't make up for me having to get up at 4:30am, because they were pretty shitty perks.
5 years ago I...

  • Made my first trip to Italy.
  • Got proposed to by my now husband on that trip - I told you this girl moves fast.
  • Wanted to ram a fork into each ear if I heard "God Bless the USA" one more time.
3 years ago I...
  • Was leaving Corporate America to work with dogs.
  • Was settling into this idea of marriage the second time around.
  • Was wondering if Jason Guarini and Kelly Clarkson were held at gunpoint while making that movie.
1 year ago I...

  • Was wondering if it was too late to call a do-over on this baby idea.
  • Was one minute saying "Oh my God! I love my baby!" And the next, "Put her out with the garbage. No one will know." Well, what do you want from me? She was colicky.
  • Scarfing down large quantities of the foods that made me sick for the entire 9 months of my pregnancy. No more puking! Yay!
So far this year I...

  • Celebrated one year of not leaving my child on the doorstep of the local church.
  • Logged far too many hours of blogging.
  • Successfully weaned Chicky Baby. Whoo-Hoo! Caffeine and wine whenever I feel like it!
Yesterday I...

  • ... um, what the hell did I do yesterday?
  • ...er, uh...
  • ...um. I forget.
Today I...
  • Went to the Wholesale Club for diapers and walked out with a hundred bucks worth of stuff I convinced myself I needed. Damn, they get me every time.
  • Read "The Belly Button Book" 5 times. Four of those times to Chicky Baby.
  • Read some more blogs. Duh.

Tomorrow I will...
  • Probably be floating down the street in a rubber boat. Just what we need here in Massachusetts, more possibilities for flooding.
  • Warn my husband not to come home with any horrible injuries sustained while playing in his Ultimate Frisbee tournament. He's got to play in a monsoon. Sucks to be him.
  • Read some more blogs.
In the next year I will...

  • Drink lots of wine.
  • Watch Chicky Baby learn to walk and talk and probably learn how to tell me off, but in an oh-so-cute manner.
  • Read some more blogs.

Are you still with me? Good bloggers. Good stay. Okay! Go have a treat.

Sorry, I'll save the sit/stays for my dogs.

Since Crouton Boy tagged me for this meme in a geographical fashion, I will do the same. To my sistas in the great white north - and you know who you are - consider yourself tagged.

39 comments:

sunshine scribe said...

Very interesting history lesson. Can my treat involve a glass of Shiraz and some chocolate?

Birthday party extravaganza this weekend but this sista to the great white north will do her best to get to it some time this week. Damn geography!

Kevin Charnas said...

Wow. It sounds like a life well-lived so far...and by the sounds of it, you're just getting started on the really good stuff!

Jason Guarini and Kelly Clarkson made a movie?? I think that I'd rather eat dirt than watch that.

Heather said...

This was very cute. And, I guess now (since I'm in the great white north, though not entirely sure I fit in as a bloggy sista, I don't thnk I'm B list so much as "not on a list") I have some work to do.

carrie said...

Congrats on a great life so far...

Sorry about the rain, it just DUMPED in my neck of the woods and I am afraid it is heading east, isn't that what direction the weather goes. Brace yourself.

Ruth Dynamite said...

I think you're in a good place, sista. Keep dry this weekend and enjoy little Chicky.

Mommy off the Record said...

This was a great meme--learned so much about you!

Had to wear headgear? ME too!

Proposed to in Italy? How romantic!

Wondered if Jason Guarini and Kelly Clarkson were held at gunpoint while making that movie? I often wondered the SAME thing!

Jess Riley said...

Oh, this post rocked!!! I loved it. Laughed out loud several times.

Also? "Was planning my first wedding knowing in my heart of hearts it was a mistake." This was me, too! Eight summers ago. I also knew it would never last, but once the families were all involved in the planning, it felt like a ride I couldn't get off. When that marriage ended my mother said to me, "I have no idea why you married him. I wanted to tell you not to do it as soon as you were engaged."

Gina said...

Agreed, this post rocks! So who's tagged here? I think I will give this a go... but not today or tomorrow...

I LOVE that you actually wrote about putting Chicky Baby on the curb or the church step. I am glad a mama ain't too proud to say it was hard back then. Oh I don't miss those days or nights at all in the beginning... and if you stop by today, you'll see I am dealing with the same thing, only I am tolerating it better. AHHHHH!!!!

Mamacita Tina said...

Great reflection. Thanks for sharing bits of your history. Oh how I envy you on getting to eat/drink what you want. I've got 8 months to go. Hopefully this time I won't get pregnant again before weaning the baby. :-0

something blue said...

It's calling for rain up here in this part of the Great White North, so count me in.

I loved reading what you were up to over the years! Your high school building is awesome.

Kvetvch said...

I'm not fond of the whole meme thing usually, but that was great!

Pattie said...

This was such a fun post to read. Where are the cookies? Didn't you say we were having cookies?

I loved reading your history :)

Lisa said...

This was great. Its always fun to catch a glimpse of what a bloggers previous life was like.

I had a high school like that too. And although we didn't have a pool, yup, sometimes seniors would tell freshman we did and to go look for it.

Also dated a senior when I was a frosh... I did more drinking that year than I ever did my soph, jr and sr year! Oy!

bubandpie said...

What a fun meme! I didn't even realize that's what it was until I got to the end. The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking, "Oooh! I want to copy this idea!" so thanks for the tag.

Mother Bumper said...

Hey! I'm a sista' and I live in the Great White North so I hop I'm tagged too. No time this afternoon but I'm thinking tonight. (gee I hope I'm tagged... paranoia sets in... maybe she didn't mean me... screw it' - it's a cool meme and I'm doing it).

I loved reading yours Mrs. Chicky. I can only hope mine is half as cool and fun.

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

that was a great post! So can I steal it even though I wasn't tagged? Would that be totally lame? I don't care! I'm doing it! lol!

radioactive girl said...

I used to love boys with mohawks! You brought back some great memories of a boy I used to be totally in love with (well, high school love anyway). But where are the cookies? Were we supposed to bring our own? I do bake some great cookies. Next time give me some notice and I'll bring some for everyone!

Velma said...

So fun to think about all those times in the past! I'm still waiting for my first trip to Italy, but it's number one on my "To Do Before I Die" list.

Amy (binkytown) said...

What are the chances? My husb made me sit through Vision Quest this afternoon on cable while the baby napped and I was all like- are you kidding me with this? The mohawk dude- Jake from 16 candles- right?

mo-wo said...

You live with an ultimate hero! Oh god... yours is a very special household.

I will endeavour to take up the export of this meme to Canada. Will be interesting to see how many do since you are a real intersection for a lot of Canadian Mama blogs. Why is that?

EvaRob said...

This is great. How did your hubby fare at the tournie?

Kristin said...

what a clever meme! loved getting the backstory...

"M" said...

That was great! I love reading others' blogs, too. :) Thanks for sharing. Great pics of your daughter in the other posts, too.

Melissa
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babyheaton.blogspot.com

Her Bad Mother said...

OK, so as a Great White Northern sistah I'll get to this as soon as I un-jet-lag myself and re-adjust to Great White Central Time.

And as a fellow ditz, I'll try to not forget.

Ashley said...

a few comments:
1st of all--you do move rather quickly :) not a bad thing though! you just know what you want.
2nd--congrats on your "award." very cool!
3rd--yes, chicky baby is adorable!

Marcie said...

Meeting Bonnie Raitt sounds cool. Please don't tell me she was a raving bitch, that would be so disappointing.

J's Mommy said...

I love this! Can I play along??

mothergoosemouse said...

I didn't even realize it was a meme - you made it THAT interesting!

And I didn't know about that movie. Now I'm morbidly curious.

Kristen said...

What a great meme!! I think I might have to do it!

reluctant housewife said...

For a second there I thought you meant Massachusetts!

My husband also proposed in Italy! Good boys!

MrsFortune said...

Did you work for a label or something? Have you written about this before and I just spaced it? D'oh ...

Binky said...

All I have to say is that it's a good thing you put the thing about no coffee or wine while breastfeeding at the end, because I wouldn't have been able to pay attention to anything after that. The absolute will power it must've taken to abstain from coffee in the land of Dunkin Donuts blows my mind. You are a strong, strong woman. Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise :) Giving up wine during pregnancy was the extent of my will power. The only reason I didn't drink coffee during the first trimester was that the thought of it made me want to vomit. I figure my body knew what was good for it, so when the urge returned in the second trimester, I acted on it with no qualms ;) Loved this meme!

Carrcakes said...

Is it just me or does your high school looks like Alcatraz? I hope your husband returned from the frisbee tournament unscathed. Unfortunately, my husband landed himself in the ER after a football game Monday night. When will these boys grow up?

Carrcakes said...

Is it just me or does your high school looks like Alcatraz? I hope your husband returned from the frisbee tournament unscathed. Unfortunately, my husband landed himself in the ER after a football game Monday night. When will these boys grow up?

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