1) How old were you?
2) Where did you go to school?
THEN: Perry Traditional Academy
NOW: I'm not in school
3) Where did you work?
THEN: None, I was a student
NOW: Essentially a file clerk at an undisclosed location
4) Where did you live?
THEN: Pittsburgh, PA
NOW: Pittsburgh, PA
Was there a fifth question?
6) Did you wear braces?
THEN: No, I was just about to start wearing them in a few weeks,
NOW: No, but I still wear my retainer.
7) Did you wear contacts?
NOW: No. I can't stand touching my eye.
8) Did you wear glasses?
NOW: Yes, different ones though.
9) Who was your best friend?
10) What were your pets?
THEN: Charlie, a cockateel
11) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
12) Who was your celebrity crush?
THEN: The Rock
NOW: None. I've had crushes, but they've been all short-lived, and decreasing in frequency.
13) Who was your regular-person crush?
THEN: Nathaniel Watts, a guy whom I shared a birthday with
NOW: None. Any person who I met whom I had even the slightest bit of interest in is taken. Unlike most people, that kills any desire toward their company.
14) How many piercings did you have?
15) How many tattoos did you have?
16) What was your favorite band/singer?
THEN: None, I didn't listen to music.
NOW: None, I still don't listen to music.
17) Had you smoked cigarettes?
18) Had you gotten drunk?
NOW: No. I've drunk alcohol, but it tastes like poison, so I can't drink enough to even get a buzz.
19) Had you DRIVEN?
THEN: No, I didn't even have my permit.
NOW: Yes, but not much.
20) If so which car?
NOW: Currently, a 2002 Lincoln LS and a 2008 Buick Enclave. The cars are not mine, though, so I don't get to drive them very often.
21) Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2008?
Not at all. I assumed that by now, I would be on my way to making millions with my innovative video games, published two or three novels for fun (not for profit), and most likely in a long-term relationship. Instead, I'm single, broke, and unproductive in all aspects of my life. When I graduated high school, I had hope. Over the years, life has taught me that hope sucks.