Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ten Years After Tag.

10 years ago------------------------------------

1.) How old were you? 23

2.) Where did you go to school? I was still an undergrad at I.S.U.

3) Where did you work? I think I was working at a men clothing store in a mall in Bloomington, Normal. J.Riggin's? Maybe? Those years were hard on my memory.

4.) Where did you live? A charming place called, The Bungalows. A four unit apartment complex dominated by I.S.U. theatre majors, in Normal, Illinois.

5) Where did you hang out? A bar called The Gallery. A coffee shop called The Koffee Kup. My porch.

6.) Did you wear glasses? If I wanted to live.

7.) Who were your best friends? Shelton, Dave, Tim, Quinn, Brendan, etc...

8.) Did you play any sports? Do theatre dept. softball games count?

9.) How many piercings did you have? Zero.

10.) What car did you drive? No car at this time.

11.) Had you been to a real party yet? Oh yeah, you don't get to your sixth year going to class.

12.) Had your heart broken? Yeah, but who's hadn't.

13.) Single/Taken/Married/Divorced/Bitter: Single/bitter.

----------------5 years ago----------------------

1.) How old were you? 28

2.) Where did you go to school? I was taking an acting class.

3.) Where did you work? A truly terrible place called, The Transcription Company, in Burbank, Ca. We created scripts from unscripted interviews, transferred hard copies of scripts to computer, among other things. If you are familiar with the play, The Adding Machine, it was kinda like that.

4.) Where did you live? In a scummy apartment complex, just north of Hollywood Blvd, on Whitley, Hollywood, California. Not good times.

5.) Where did you hang out? A dive bar called Fuel on Wilcox in Hollywood, or on Hollywood Blvd. begging for change.

6.) Did you wear glasses? See answer to Part 1, #6.

7.) Who were your best friends? See answer to Part 1, #7.

8.) Who was your crush? My pregnant fiance.

9.) How many tattoos did you have? One. My mother's family crest.

10.) How many piercings did you have? Zero

11.) What car did you drive? 1990 Oldsmobile.

12.) Had you had your heart broken? No, life had made it quite unbreakable.

13.) Single/Taken/Married/Divorced/Bitter? Engaged.

----------------------NOW------------------------

1.) How old are you? 33

2.) Where do you work? Jury's Bar in Chicago.

3.) Where do you live? Elmhurst, Illinois.

4.) Who are your best friends? See part 1, #7

5.) Where do you hang out? At home with the kids.

6.) Do you wear glasses? Yes, for the last time, I have to.

7.) Who is your crush? Just my kids.

8.) How many tattoos? One, see part 2, #9.

9.) What kind of car do you drive? 1999 Dodge Intrepid.

10.) Has your heart been broken? Not so much.

11.)Single/Taken/Married/Bitter? Married

7 comments:

Natalie said...

It is a rare and lucky person that has never had their heart broken. May it never happen to you.

Phil said...

Natalie - I have, but luckily it's been a long time now.

Dave said...

I don't believe the heart broken bit.

Phil said...

Dave - You got me, let me change my answer.

Chaylene said...

Hey, ten years ago I was single and bitter at the Gallery (and 23) too!

I worked at the Gallery (95-97) and I was a theater major for about 30 seconds my freshman year.

Small world, eh?

Phil said...

Chaylene - Thanks for reading and commenting. I have no doubt, especially after reading some of your blog, that we have met, though I can't place a face. I frequented Acme comics, I partied on Cherry street. Did you get there in '91?

Chaylene said...

I got there in the fall of '92. I definitely partied on Cherry St. (a couple different houses if I recall...).

I can't almost guarantee I served you a drink at the bar and/or sold you something at Express Mart. Your picture is very familiar.

To jog your memory, picture short, angry and a shaved head (a variety of colors depending on the week, but naturally red), and a smattering of ink.

Some day I'll get brave enough to post some of those old pictures.