Thursday, March 27, 2014

throwback thursday, courtesy of myspace

Myspace was totally my thing in college. Working in radio, it was the way to connect with listeners and played a huge part in how I met my husband. I recently needed to pull something from an old email account and saw multiple emails from Myspace trying to welcome me back. While that isn't going to happen, I still wanted to go through the pointlessness of my college years to share a few entries with you and a little current commentary (in bold).

Spring Break, either in 2004 or 2005 with my middle and high school best friend.

Posted: 10/06/05

i think males are really fun. girls, we complain about them all the time, but really, what would we do if we couldn't bitch about how much they annoy us? and some are so good looking. and they have nice hands (yeah i'm weird, i know it). and their little games are fun for you to figure out with your friends. I mean, still kind of true, but so glad I don't have to deal with the boy games anymore.

Cell phone pics used to be so tiny! This is with my older niece who looks about 5 here... she's almost 14 now.

Posted: 11/26/05

i'm in the mood i get in where i want to listen to dashboard confessional and read the perks of being a wallflower for the millionth time. i'm in my "no one will ever understand lauren" mood. i'm feeling very unwanted and unnecessary, and i know i shouldn't, but i do. i don't know why i let people have such great effects on me. i have a tendency to take everything too personally and overanalyze every little thing. it really irks me for people to be mad at me. argh. expectations ruin everything. Ooooh feeling so emo here. I was in college and working part time - no idea why I was so sad - life was good!

Posted: 02/08/06

damn me and my luck. i don't want a guy. but somehow one fell in my lap. and he says all the right things all the time and he is already putting up with my moods and he's good. and he makes me happy. This is totally about Andrew, and we hadn't even met in person yet. I didn't want a boyfriend when we were introduced. Sorry those moods are still a thing all these years later, but at least he knew what he was getting into...

One of the first pics of us ever on social media - definitely early 2006

Funny to see how some things haven't changed...

Posted: 9/28/08

a lot of people i have known in passing throughout life are setting up house and living domestically. it's good to know that i'm not alone. of my 3, literally 3, friends, none of them are doing that, so sometimes it is kind of weird. not weird, but it makes me feel old to be worried about bills, taking my weekly trip to the grocery store, and joking about dividing up chores. plus, i SUCK at being domestic. andrew says that everything i cook involves velveeta, and he is basically right. but, i try to keep things from getting gross. i am bad at picking up on a daily basis. he has to remind me to pick up my shoes and not leave them piled by the front door and stuff like that. i am glad to have found someone to put up with my slobbishness. i just hope it doesn't get old anytime soon! 4.5 years later, I could basically have written the same thing and it's still true.

So, there is plenty more where that came from! I'm glad I had the option to download all these little gems so I can look back one day at all of the many 100 question surveys I wasted time on in my myspace days. It's funny to see how I still pretty much look the same and act the same all these years later...

24 comments:

  1. This is 100% amazing! I love that our little college brains are frozen in time on the internet for us to go back and revisit now. I also love how not much has changed with you and Andrew! And you recognized it so early on!

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  2. Ha-ha I have done this archive look at my MySpace / Facebook before and it's hilarious what I used to put on the internet. I bet I'll think that 5 years from now when I try to blow the dust off of my current space on the internet.

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  3. This is great, I really like the throwback pictures too. I wonder if Myspace has invited me back and I've just ignored all this historical life goodness. :)

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  4. I was never on my space. This is an amazing treasure trove.

    I hate when I look back on something I wrote in a journal or short story and am like oh wow, I was totally emo here.

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  5. This makes me want to go back and look at my old MySpace. I met my husband through there too!

    And yes I remember wasting so much time on those 100's of question surveys too... is it weird I miss it?!

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  6. Great. Now I have to see if I can get into my profile.

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  7. Haha I love the throwback to Myspace. I wonder if my stuff is still out there somewhere... hmmm

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  8. Love this!!! Myspace was my jam back in the day too! I scoffed when people were saying Facebook was going to take over. I just refused to believe it. Such a fool I was, huh?! I just LOVE looking back at old pictures!

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  9. Ohhhh, myspace! We had some fun times together. :) hahahaha!

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  10. This is hilarious! Velvetta is golden not sure why he is complaining!! Haha! The 11/26 post could have been from my own!

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  11. Oooh, I love this! I occasionally visit back to MySpace for old pics...but since I was 19-22 (lol), most photos are dumb, "I'm stupid, and drunk) photos...

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  12. sometimes i still get in those listen to dashboard moods :)

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  13. Love this! I had a similar time rediscovering all my old xanga post and cringing from how weird I was lol!

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  14. I love what you wrote about Andrew haha! I haven't been on myspace in like 7 years but I wish I could go back and see the things I wrote about!!

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  15. Hahaha! I loved this. I totally understand wanting to listen to dashboard confessional! It wasn't even that long ago, but seems like forever!

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  16. So hilarious! And now I want to go find my old MySpace page and see what kind of dumb stuff my 21 year old self posted. Don't want to see the pics though!

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  17. I love this! While I don't miss Myspace, it was definitely fun while it lasted.

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  18. Oh myspace was my jam....I loved having music playing and those picture slideshows that went across your page....oh memories! ;-)

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  19. I have tried everything I can to hack back into my old Myspace and can't! Oh the juicy stuff I would uncover if I did!

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  20. Oh my goodness, I love this! I wouldn't know how to log into my myspace account if I had a million years. What was my username??? Geez, feels like a lifetime ago. I so enjoyed reading this and I am so grateful social media didn't exist when I was in college :)

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  21. Ohhhhh MySpace. I don't know how I missed this entire site! I'm sad to say I was never on it, but I am (sometimes) glad that we can keep track of our past selves virtually... just the other day my husband pulled up our original messages/emails we sent to each other from when we met online a few years ago!

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  22. Haha! Yes! Myspace was totally my thing back in the day. A while back I went through and pulled off some pics from my former page. It was so funny to see everthing.

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  23. wait does myspace even exist anymore?? totally remember that and then facebook came along and buy-bye myspace

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  24. First off, you are totally brave for posting those things on here! If I went out and fetched all the nonsense emo things I wrote on the internet and posted them on my blog, I would be so SO embarrassed.

    Also isn't it funny that as "old people" we look back and reminisce about how easy we had it back in college, when in reality, at the time we thought that life was SO HARD? I wonder if we'll feel the same way in another 10 years? (I'm sure we will. Haha!)

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