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  KitKat25

C’mon Pervia…let’s go back in time…
Back to a time when we cared more about our clothes and hair…than we did about politics and the neighbors…back to a time when our daily grind consisted of getting up and going to school...or making it to work on time. Let’s go back and fondly reminisce about who we were then….before we made the journey and became who we are now.

This blog has two parts...
First…I want you to describe who you were in the past. What key traits defined you? What did you like? What did you do for fun? What were your hopes and dreams? Then…I want you to describe who you are now. Have you changed a lot…or a little? Did you achieve what you set out to do? Are you still a work in progress? Did your goals change? Did the path you were traveling change directions?

NOTE: Even if you weren’t able to post a picture…you can still participate in this blog. I would love for everyone to be a part of this journey.

Secondly…I came up with a list of photo categories that I thought might be fun to vote on. Copy and paste the questions into an email with your answers and send it to me. Please type Blast from the Past in the subject line. I will review the emails and post the results sometime next week.

Photo Categories
- Which guy still looks the same?
- Which gal still looks the same?
- Which guy has changed the most?
- Which gal has changed the most?
- Which guy was the cutest?
- Which gal was the cutest?
- Who had the best hair?
- Who had the best smile?

Let’s have fun peeps.
Let’s take a journey and share together. Let’s laugh, play and have fun…because that is the purpose of this blog after-all…to have fun.

I’ll go first…
The picture I selected shows a girl of 16. I was very stubborn and opinionated…so those traits haven’t changed. I was what you would describe as the ordinary girl-next-door. I was polite, nice and quick to come to the aid of an underdog in any situation.

I was extremely competitive and painfully shy when it came to boys. For a time…I preferred to play basketball with them rather than date them. I was definitely a late bloomer. I wanted to be a professional basketball player for the longest time. Then I wanted to be an actress…then a writer…and then an artist.

I didn’t want to get married until I was in my late 20’s…but I got married when I was 18-years-old…and had my son right before I turned 21-years-old. My friends were my family and I was fiercely protective of them. I was voted twice in school as being the hardest worker in my class. I also won Athlete of the Year and multiple theatre awards. I channeled a lot of my energy into school, theatre and basketball. I had a LOT of friends…but very few best friends.

Today…I’m surprisingly the same...with a few exceptions. I’m polite when I'm treated well…but I’m quick to call something into question when I feel it’s warranted. I embrace my sense of humor a lot more ...and I’m not nearly as shy as I use to be…except in the very beginning. I can even be very quiet at first…however…that quickly changes when you get to know me. A few of my friends have even called me a “Chatty Cathy” because I can pack a LOT of dialog into a conversation when I get on a roll.

I worked in healthcare and insurance for many years before deciding they weren’t my cup of tea…even though I performed my jobs well. I’m currently an artist and a Preschool teacher.

Well…that’s me Pervia.

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Wordsofwit

May 27 @ 10:02PM  
This is a good effort on Kat's part.

First…I want you to describe who you were in the past. What key traits defined you? What did you like? What did you do for fun? What were your hopes and dreams? Then…I want you to describe who you are now. Have you changed a lot…or a little? Did you achieve what you set out to do? Are you still a work in progress? Did your goals change? Did the path you were traveling change directions?

Sorry, too many questions, not inclined to write a book that nobody wants to read!

I came up with a list of photo categories that I thought might be fun to vote on. Copy and paste the questions into an email with your answers and send it to me. Please type Blast from the Past in the subject line. I will review the emails and post the results sometime next week.

My pic that is main one is at the age 26, earliest digital version I have. It was taken in college during a lighting test for a class production.

Photo Categories
- Which guy still looks the same?
- Which gal still looks the same?
- Which guy has changed the most?
- Which gal has changed the most?
- Which guy was the cutest?
- Which gal was the cutest?
- Who had the best hair?
- Who had the best smile?

Pics are common today with smart phones, not so much with our elders. BTW I was cute at 19. My dad has that picture in his room, but I don't have a copy of it. I am so damned handsome and cute....every mother's mistake in imagery, a true wolf's in sheep's clothing.



lunanegra

May 27 @ 10:40PM  
I want you to describe who you were in the past. What key traits defined you? What did you like? What did you do for fun? What were your hopes and dreams? Then…I want you to describe who you are now. Have you changed a lot…or a little? Did you achieve what you set out to do? Are you still a work in progress? Did your goals change? Did the path you were traveling change directions?

Shy, lazy, sweet, quiet, naive. Cartoons, books, drawing, reading, and writing the most of them all. Art school...at first, then huge 10 year blur. Yes, more withdrawn, but became more opinionated to make up for that- no one's door mat like I used to. Still a sucker for selected folks, but I learned to say "no" more often. Became less socially naive and more people-smart, tough and wizened.

Right now, at a crossroads. Being single and kidless with no commitments besides my mom is like having the world as your oyster. Since Ive been on the net a lot, its opened my mind to new people and possibility. The future is indeed wild.

Lack of a scanner is why I have no younger pics of me- for once I'm not being a deliberate party-poop.
theSkwirl

May 28 @ 12:03AM  
shoot shoot shoot.. it's too late for this particular blast but I was going through an old photo album and have some shots of me as a can can girl.. I'll try and get them scanned and photobucketed this weekend so y'all can see. I was 21 at the time.. everything younger than that is at mom's house.
ThePurpleProphet

May 28 @ 12:05AM  
My pictures haven't been approved yet.

When I reflect on some of the things I did as a teenager, I wonder how I made it this far. Mothers in the neighborhood would call me crazy, but yet they trusted me with their daughters.
I was very athletic, although I never played HIgh school sports I played in rec leagues and city league in both baseball and football. I've always been very witty and quick with comebacks.
I could dance like MC Hammer. I loved to write. My mother passed when I was 11 and my dad worked from 8am to 8pm, so I essentially raised myself and my sister.
I wanted to be a big league baseball player, but I couldn't make the local triple A ball club.
I've always been a hard worker.
Well I'm going to end this before it turns into a life story, by the way I think would make a nice book.
soft_touch938

May 28 @ 12:27AM  
I was the youngest of 4 girls and mostly felt invisible therefore I learned numerous ways to get attention and few of them were good. I'm thinking I was a precocious kid...and I'm sure one that was overbearing occasionally as I vied for attention.

I became aware of my sexuality early and since I couldn't get answers from Mom, I looked for them however I could. I was a huge flirt and strong willed. Lacking self esteem and self worth I was headed for trouble at an early age always needing boys to give me attention. I would get my way however and whatever it took...and I learned to lie to my folks proficiently. It never seemed hard to do....we were all dysfunctional and they were too busy to notice...and/or buried their heads in the sand.

I became pregnant at 15. Against their wishes I kept my baby. Then we moved here to this town and guess who got pregnant again? This baby was adopted out.

I was a wild child and emotionally unstable and I stayed that way for most of my life.

I've always been fun to be around but ya just can't get me to be around for long though. I'm a loner and I have always been and will always be a loner.

To put it bluntly...my whole life was a mess and the only good thing that I've ever contributed to society is my kids and grandkids.

Have I changed? Yep! For the better? I think so. I do know this much....I was born and lived through the best era imaginable and I feel so blessed to have been a child of the '50's and '60's. Back then most girls didn't aspire to be anything. They got married and had babies and anything else was not normal. But actually that's all I ever wanted anyway...never ever wanted a career.

In person I'm not as outspoken as I am here or at least not until we get to know one another and I can gauge how you'll take me. Very few do I trust to take me just the way I am so I usually do one of two things...I'm either fairly stiff and formal or if you make me nervous I'll rattle on like a babbling idiot. Could be THAT'S why I don't like social situations.

I've worked about every job one can think of including gutting chickens. I eventually became a beautician in my middle age years and ya know what? I pretty much always hated it. Retirement has been the best thing that's ever happened to me...ever! I could spend these years saying "what if" or "I wish" and I did for a long time after Wayne died. Now I just say..."Thank God...life's good!"

I'll see what I can do with the pix another time....I'm too sleepy to think straight.

Good idea...good blog....good kudo heading ur way....


RJ53

May 28 @ 2:21AM  
I was a hippie (some things have not changed I guess) I was involved in a lot of environmental causes and Native American causes. That has really not changed that much either. Although I am not out there protesting as much and work more behind the scenes now. I was into music and writing and that has changed.somewhat I was planning on working for a newspaper. What happened? My dad became ill, I had kids then my mother became ill and I just did what I had to do at the time.

In the photo I was about 22 and visiting my grandmother.
tassie1

May 28 @ 4:10AM  
dammit, nobody said there was gonna be test's and essays.

well...eeer, first there was 'that time' way back in B.M ( before money)
and then I thought.mm there has to be something better than this ..
so I got married...didn't last, for all the wrong reasons yadda,yadda...
learn't all about divorce court and back to B.M
met someone else who asked me to marry them and at first i said, this is a trick question ain't it ? then I thought..mm a guy could be worse off..
and here I am now. the ruggedly handsome idol you've all come to adore

yeah,yeah I know......
go sit in the corner....again.
Wordsofwit

May 28 @ 5:58AM  
I am about 25 in this pic, taken in college.
RevDocLove

May 28 @ 8:19AM  
That's a tough one for me Kat
I've often been told I should write a book about my life, but I'd
have to fictionalize it to make it believable for the general readers
that would buy or read it..
About 25 years of my past, has to stay there..
I'm just me and always will be..
Sunshine79

May 28 @ 11:08AM  
I think Bruce was pretty handsome back in the day. As for myself, I still think I look the same except that I now have blonde highlights in my hair. I really haven't changed all that much.
Wordsofwit

May 28 @ 12:26PM  
Thank you very kindly, sunshine.
Ewe_Wish

May 28 @ 1:41PM  
Ah hell..............I am getting senile...........I posted this on Sunshines blog when it was meant for you............got you guys mixed up...............cause you both are gorgeous in your pics and I was going by title of your blog.........

this is what i said........

I didn't post a pic of me when I was younger because in truth I don't have one............I go from being about 6 to about 40 LOL .................I don't even have a copy of my graduation pic..........soo sorry kiddo.............maybe the next game you come up with I can join in on.
StraddleMyNose

online now!
May 28 @ 1:49PM  
First…I want you to describe who you were in the past. What key traits defined you? What did you like? What did you do for fun? What were your hopes and dreams? Then…I want you to describe who you are now. Have you changed a lot…or a little? Did you achieve what you set out to do? Are you still a work in progress? Did your goals change? Did the path you were traveling change directions?

Okay, this pic of me and my ex (Ann) is when we were sitting on her bed back in the spring of 1986. We both turned our heads real fast because Ann's younger sister Lisa (who was crushing on me at the time) barged right into Ann's bedroom with a camera and tried to snap our pictures. I certainly didn't want my pic taken, so I turned my head the other way. lol Ann used to get so made at her younger sister for always wanting to come in and sat down on Ann's bed with us most of the time. I was actually flattered by this. Over the last few years, Lisa and I have talked about this as I have teased her about it all.

Photo Categories
- Which guy still looks the same? Not enough pics on here from people to determine this yet.
- Which gal still looks the same? So far Megan. Even though she looks roughly the same, you can still tell in her face that she was a lot younger.
- Which guy has changed the most? I would say Bruce
- Which gal has changed the most? I think the ladies pretty much look somewhat like they used to.
- Which guy was the cutest? Other than me? lol Bruce wasn't a bad looking guy at the time. (Yes, I'm totally straight).
- Which gal was the cutest? I'm going to have to go with both Kat and Megan on this one.
- Who had the best hair? Other than me, Kat
- Who had the best smile? Since I'm not smiling in this pic, I would say Kat.

Kudo for such a fun blog, Kat!
1bunny629

May 28 @ 3:08PM  
for now....la la la la la la la....
sugarnspice005

May 28 @ 6:18PM  
First…I want you to describe who you were in the past. What key traits defined you? What did you like? What did you do for fun? What were your hopes and dreams? Then…I want you to describe who you are now. Have you changed a lot…or a little? Did you achieve what you set out to do? Are you still a work in progress? Did your goals change? Did the path you were traveling change directions?

I was stubborn, hot headed, and yes, I had been in a few fights. I was also know for being the class clown...always a smart comment for the assistant principal in high school I loved riding my bike, taking walks, hanging out at arcades with my friends, getting high, playing the games. My friends and I also loved hanging out at parks, throwing the frisbee, blasting the radio. Hopes and dreams? To go to college, get a degree, start a career, someday get married, have a family..and, go to Ireland. Got some Irish in me, and feel drawn to Ireland. Always have. Have I changed? Oh yeah. I don't smoke anymore...I've become a total wimp when it comes to drinking...2 beers and I'm done. I don't get high as much anymore....just not on my list of priorities. Not saying if my best friend asked if I wanted to "burn one" I'd say no...chances are..I'd smoke a joint for the hell of it. Been a while so it would probably knock me on my ass now. No..I didn't achieve all that I set out to do..but, I'm not one to look back and worry about what can't be changed. I prefer to look forward...future is always a new adventure. Life is what you make of it, and it's too short to look back and regret something that cannot be changed. I'll be going back to school in the fall, finish my legal assistant studies..so, I'd say "still a work in progress". As for the path I travel...it always changes directions. Makes life interesting.
onehornytoad69

May 28 @ 10:08PM  
Love the Fun You Created!!! Greenie!!!!

I Posted My Old Photo's for a Few Hours, but I really don''t need to go there!!! (Old Family Photos...are just a reminder!!!) I'm sooooo..... Looking Forward to the Future!!
Thanks for the fun!!!
angelofdebauchery

May 29 @ 12:15AM  
Darn it, look at the fun I miss out on when I have to move

Well, I'm gonna play anyway, cuz I can, and that's just the kind of gal I am!

I want you to describe who you were in the past. What key traits defined you? What did you like? What did you do for fun? What were your hopes and dreams? Then…I want you to describe who you are now. Have you changed a lot…or a little? Did you achieve what you set out to do? Are you still a work in progress? Did your goals change? Did the path you were traveling change directions?
I was an active, outgoing, tomboy. I was always either running around playing in dirt, climbing trees, rolling down hills, playing with bugs or chasing guys. Despite often staying physically active, I was never athletic. When I couldn't be running around, I would entertain myself with my creative mind. I could play with something as simple as a piece of string for hours. I have always felt like I am painfully average. I've always stood up for the underdog. And always been a lover, not a fighter. I broke the rules just for the sake of breaking them, just to prove that I could, not necessarily because I wanted to do whatever it was that I wasn't supposed to be doing. I was a bitch, and a snob when I wanted to be, but if you became my friend, I loved you to the bitter end. I was a huge flirt and somehow, I always seemed to get the guy I really wanted. I could go on for hours but that is enough for now. I don't recall what my dreams were back then, I was too consumed with having fun to care about the future.
I am more reserved now. I still fight for the underdog. I'm still a huge flirt but I'm much more selective about it now. I'm still creative, and can still make something out of nothing. I'm also still a lover, not a fighter. I don't have a competative bone in my body. I still break the rules, but only the ones that I want to now. I try to never be a bitch to anyone anymore, unless they really deserve it. Even then, I'm more apt to try to just walk away first. I care to much, and too deeply now. I have more compassion than I know how to handle. I look for the positive in everything and I am much more greatful for the little things than I have ever been before. Once again, I could go on and on, but I won't.
I am absolutely still a work in progress, and I will be until the day I die. My path changes with every decision I make, sometimes for the better, sometimes not.

thanks for the blog Kat...very fun and interesting!
koods to ya

KitKat25

May 29 @ 6:25AM  
I'm really loving all the comments and old pictures of you peeps. You guys rocked...even when you were teenagers and young adults.
dmbchick420

May 29 @ 10:28AM  
I apologize for my lack of participation, but I am being a party pooper, I guess. Just have had too much going on in life to do this, but I'm gonna give you a kudo because this was a really neat idea.
Wordsofwit

Jun 6 @ 10:35AM  
- Which guy still looks the same?
revdoclove

- Which gal still looks the same?
Sunshine

- Which guy has changed the most?
Straddle

- Which gal has changed the most?
Too many to mention, let's just say that there were a lot of ladies that were slim and trim back in the day.

- Which guy was the cutest?
Straddle

- Which gal was the cutest?
Tie - angelofdebauchery and rj

- Who had the best hair?
angelofdebauchery

- Who had the best smile?
No opinion

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