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12 May 04


i’ve been informed that my apartment will be painted on thursday. this is the second time it’s been painted since i lived here (i’m expecting another coat of off-white, but would be pleasantly surprised if i showed up thursday evening to a plaid apartment), and i’ve spent my evening preparing. essentially what i’ve discovered is that i never throw anything away, and i’m a terribly messy person. progress is slow, mainly because i keep finding shoeboxes and drawers full of old pictures and cards, mixed in with old assignments, receipts for products long since broken, and other assorted crap.

among the photos i came across was this gem, circa 1994ish:

please note the following:
a) yes, i really did have long hair once upon a time
b) yes, i really was skinnier than i am now at one point (hard to believe, but there’s proof).
c) the snazzy thrush hermit “songs of old robots and their pursuit of honour” t-shirt that i still have somewhere, replete with holes.

anyway, for those of you who have only known me since 1999 or later, that picture will undoubtedly be amusing. and for those who knew me before 1999, that picture will undoubtedly also be amusing.

i also managed to dig up what appears to be a plan for a mix tape that i may or may not have finished. here’s the plan:
without you (thrush hermit), you will know (inbreds), sally ann’s style denial (local rabbits), nevergrow (eric’s trip), snowsuit sound (sloan), anna is a speed freak (pure), starseed (our lady peace), jesus was way cool (king missile), collide (hHead), bad as they seem (hayden), karate man (super friendz), red (treble charger), more (13 engines), hairdown (made), remote control (age of electric), paste (pluto), calling from the lord (furnace face), at&t (pavement), battle for who could care less (ben folds five) and last man alive (grifters).

it’s 90% canrock, as expected, and although there is no date on the page, i can deduce that it was from 1996/97 based on the content, and the fact that it’s scribbled on the back of some notes entitled “fox habitat analysis in southern ontario” from my 3rd year GIS class.

and i think that’s enough of a 90s flashback for one evening.

8 Responses to “reminiscence”

  1. 1
    mitch Says:

    What I noted about the picture is:
    a) You didn’t just really have long hair, your hair was crazy long!
    b) I don’t think you were actually that much skinnier.
    c) That is the biggest t-shirt I’ve ever seen you wear. Which is funnier considering you were skinner at the time.

    I would like to thank Rob for posting that picture and giving me some much needed comic relief to break up my work day.

  2. 2
    pager Says:

    a) that’s the longest my hair has ever been.
    b) i have other pictures from that time frame that better illustrate my skinniness. but thank you.
    c) i have nothing to add to this.

    you are welcome.

  3. 3
    mitch Says:

    Oh god I just realized that my c) is some terrible English. That’ll teach me to post before I preview.

  4. 4
    pager Says:

    skinnnnnnnnnner! (in my best supernintendo chalmers voice).

  5. 5
    sevenzarkseven Says:

    i think that was christmas 1995. i’m pretty sure that was the year you gave me my plaid queen’s pants. oh, the memories…

  6. 6
    pager Says:

    i gave you plaid queen’s pants? and you wanted them? bizarre.
    you’re right though, 1995 sounds right.

  7. 7
    Sofi Says:

    1995 me would have had a MASSIVE crush on 1995 you.

  8. 8
    robin Says:

    my 1995 mom wouldn’t have let me anywhere near 1995 rob.

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