Leah, over at Five Blondes, did a “decade in review” a few days ago and I thought it was a great idea so I decided to do one as well.
And that was when I realized that I don’t have a damn clue what happened in the last 10 years. Seriously, it’s painful how little about the past 10 years I actually remember. I set up all of my years, ready to fill in the blanks with what happened. And…well, it stayed blank for awhile.
There were certain years that I just had no recollection of. Either nothing of note happened or I couldn’t remember it. Mainly it was that I couldn’t remember what happened. I actually had to list out where I was during the years in question. That whole split school year thing was, for whatever reason, throwing me off completely so I had to map out just where I was during the last year.
Pathetic, isn’t it?
I tried to think of what had happened and when and it kind of just went like this:
Okay, so this year I got married and last year I got a job and the year before that I graduated and moved. Then there was high school, and my birthday got shafted on Y2K. Oh, wait, technically that was 1999. Crap. Okay, so well, I got my driver’s license, right, what year was that? And…oh I went to like 3 N*SYNC concerts. When were those? Did I do nothing else in high school? I also remember the year Penn State came up with its own holiday “State Patty’s Day” and we drank a lot, can I count that as stuff that happened? Oh gosh, I’m so sad if I count stuff like that. I must have done other stuff that year, right?
So I called my mother and asked for her help filling in some of the details. That conversation went something like this:
Me: Mom, what year did I get my braces?
Mama B: Why?
Me: Because I’m trying to write a ‘decade in review’ for my blog.
Mama B: Um…so shouldn’t you actually know when this stuff happened? How are you going to write a review if you don’t remember any of what happened?
Mama B: I mean, unless you can download your brain….
Me: Okay, are you sure you don’t remember what year I got my braces?
And it pretty much progressed from there.
But eventually I managed to fill in the blanks. Except for 2008. For whatever reason, that was a remarkably slow year.