Monday, October 15, 2012

The List of Then and Now

It's Monday and time to join Stasha over at The Good Life for Monday Listicles! Well, PAST time because I AM LATE! Each week Stasha gives us a theme for our lists. This week, we have the 10 WAYS YOU ARE SAME OR DIFFERENT FROM YOUR YOUNGER SELF theme. All you have to do to join the fun is click on the link or the button!

  1. I STILL tend towards moodiness. That's right. I was a moody kid. A moody teenager. A moody young adult...and now, I'm a moody old adult. I'll never know whether menopause makes me moody or not. Moody is my nature regardless. The mood to avoid? The bitchy one. Trust me.
  2. I used to LOVE swimming at the beach when I was younger. I would spend all day every day of vacation in the water. When the lovelies were growing up, I took them to the beach every single day during the summers (because we live only 3 miles from the beach) and we would swim and swim and swim. I am no longer a fan of swimming in the ocean. I have become very aware of sand in places that sand does not feel nice and of jelly fish. And then there was that shark I saw a few years ago. Well, it could have been a dolphin. But I'm not taking any chances.
  3. I used to LOVE being on a boat. Large, small, in between- no matter. Just put me on a boat and I was happy! About 10 years ago, I discovered that I can no longer be on a boat of any size without getting seasick. WTH?! And it SUCKS because I still love boats. I just can't be on one. 
  4. I HATE liver. I have never liked it I will never like it. It's the worst food on the face of the earth. My dad thought I was just fooling around when I was a kid so they hid it in the mashed potatoes. When I threw up all over everything, they realized that I really didn't like it. I can't even be around it when someone is cooking it. YUCK!
  5. I LOVED my stuffed animals when I was a kid. They each had their own designated spot on my bed and they stayed that way always. To this day, our attic is filled with all the stuffed animals the lovelies ever had while growing up. Why? Because I cannot throw them away. I can't even give them away. I LOVE those things. What is it about stuffed animals?
  6. I hated snakes then. I hate them now. The only difference is that I can actually look at them in a book now. Nasty, ugly, stupid things.
  7. I was scared of heights then, I'm scared of heights now. I avoided them then. I avoid them now. No sense tempting fate.
  8. READING! Loved it then, love it now! I've always read anything I can get my hands on! 
  9. I totally enjoyed eating when I was younger. I totally enjoy it now too. The difference? I was a skinny kid. I'm a fat adult. Sigh.
  10. Music. Music has been so important to me FOREVAH! I used to listen to the Rat Pack, Herb Albert, Johnny Mathis and more when my parents had parties, at my grandparents at Christmas there was Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald and on Sundays there was gospel; with my older cousins there was all that glorious 60s music and then my own decade- the 70s! The bluegrass and local talent of my college years... There's never been a single moment in my life that music didn't play a major role! It's still like that now! Well, except for heavy metal and country. Let's not go crazy.
Now, it's your turn! How are you alike and different between now and then? 


  1. Fun reading your post. Okay, I can't say that I'm much different than when I was young except that I'm still when I get up and I see wrinkles in the mirror. Bummer.

  2. this was a good list. As for me, I don't think I am much different than when I was younger in what I believe or feel, but then I hadn't formed it enough to have been able to express what I believed in as well. I am definitely more confident and happier in my own skin than I ever was when I was younger.

  3. Great post! Biggest difference for me is that I am so much happier now than when I was younger. Lifestyle difference is that I was a traveler/adventurer and now I'm a content homebody. Same? I love animals and the great outdoors.

  4. Judy- Thanks! I didn't think of those. But I think, in my case, it's called 'avoidance.' LOL

    living- I feel the same in my confidence (I've always been confident for some unknown reason) but I think I was happier then.

    GP- Thanks! I think I was happier then. And I've always been a homebody. We're the same with the animals and the outdoors!

  5. I grew up with boats, love them! I also hate liver. Let's be friends!

  6. Herb Albert. I tried to get my trumpet playing daughter to use a YouTube video of his for an assignment. She just didn't get him. I told her that her teach Ms. Seymour would appreciate him.

  7. They say a person dies pretty much the same as when they were alive...only more so. I still scream my head off when I come across a snake. I still jabber non-stop almost all the time. I think I am more creative now than when I was younger...... hmmm. I have changed, but mostly I am still the same me i always was.

  8. Completely agree with you on #4! And #10 too. Oh and that whole motion thing. I can handle certain settings but know my limits. Sometimes I disregard them and end up throwing up in a bathroom in China, but I do know them. : )

  9. Enjoyed reading this! Agree on many things. Don't like being on a boat, though I used to tolerate it. Now it scares me to death. I just know it's going to capsize! I have never understood stuffed animals. They just seem like dust catchers to me. Have no trouble getting rid of them. Buying them is a whole other story!

  10. This must have been fun to think about with differences and the list of the same. Too cute with the stuffed animals; I'm sure one day your intent is for the lovelies to want their stuffed animals for their children should they plan to have them? I have to honestly say we loved to get stuffed animals for the kids for holidays, etc., they accumulated quite a bit which we ended up selling at various garage sales. They kept a few of their favorites they still have, but the rest got sold. I'm with you about snakes; I couldn't even look at them but with the kids, I got used to looking at them at the store, zoo, etc., and even touched one when son was holding one at some nature event when he was younger. I still cannot and will never ever be able to hold one.

    Fun list to read!


  11. These are so fun and a lovely upbeat read!!:) I want to do this list, you've got me thinking here.:)

  12. I could say yes on almost every question with you. Except I like liver. :) But only with tons of ketchup. The music was the same with me. What is it with sand at the beach now. The last time I was there I couldn't make myself walk on parts of it because it felt teaming with critters I couldn't see. Yep, they are always closing our beach because of sharks too. That never happened when I was a kid too. I know it is Tuesday and after yesterday I am so far behind.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  13. Your stuff is so fun to read. And I am having issues throwing/donating our stuffed animals, too. ::SNIFF::


  14. I cannot imagine you moody!! Even if standing on a tall cliff looking down on a shark (dolphin).
    YOu are such a fun writer. Honestly.

  15. In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
    by self esteem


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