Sunday, October 9, 2011

#172

I remember building intricate forts from my room to my sisters with separate rooms and tunnels to get around.

Friday, October 7, 2011

#171

I remember when I got my first Debit Card. Thank God it's not a Credit Card or else I would be screwed.

#170

I remember making irrational decisions and still not regretting them.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

#169

I remember Dreamcatchers and truly believing they took away the bad dreams.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

#166

I remember when a couple idiots from my middle school egged the school and glued the locks shut. They were trying to be funny. Then, the high schools they were accepted to revoked their acceptances and they had to go to crappy public schools. Owned.

#165

I remember when I was in 3rd grade and my sister read Ella Enchanted to me before we went to bed. She's a great story-teller.

#164

I remember waiting for my letter to Hogwarts.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

#163

I remember people watching and getting creeper photos of strangers.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

#161

I remember having bad days and then realizing that it wasn't the day's fault, it was my attitude.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

#160

I remember bouquets of flowers after Beauty and the Beast closed at St. Benedict.

#159

I remember autumn in Seattle. So different from Denver.

#158

I remember throwing snowballs into the backyard and watching my dog run around confused as to why the ball disappeared.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

#144

I remember the crashing of Flight 815. It crashed 7 years ago to the day.

#143

I remember my first stationary. It was yellow with pink and gold roses.

#142

I remember falling asleep during the Easter Vigil.

Monday, September 19, 2011

#137

I remember the Bumpy Slide Park. They don't have bumpy slides anymore. Sadness.

#136

I remember taking the SAT while I was sick with Strep Throat. Worst. Day. Ever. And a pretty bad score, too. :)

Needless to say I took them again 5 months later.

#135

I remember the Wurst Fest.

#134

I remember when we painted the living room yellow. My mom hated it.

#133

I remember cereal spoons with disney characters on them that changed color when they touched the milk. My sister and I would always fight over who got the Jasmine one.

#132

I remember feeling like I was alone. I don't feel that way anymore.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

#131

I remember getting lost on a cruise ship on purpose, just for the adventure.

#130

I remember when people would ask me, "How do you write with you left hand?" and I answer, "It's really difficult. I don't know why I do it." Some people laugh, but most people are really confused.

#129

I remember Pike Place Market.

Friday, September 16, 2011

#128

I remember water fights at St. Ben's.

#127

I remember painting murals in the unexpected May heat.

#126

I remember Seaside, Oregon.
This is a photograph I took of my cousin, Anders when we were on our family vacation.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

#125

I remember snow closure days and knowing that I wouldn't have chemistry homework because everyone in the class knew that our teacher would be out playing in the snow, too.

#124

I remember The Other Coast sandwiches. Best. Sandwiches. In. Seattle.

#123

I remember when I was 5 years old and I tried to cut own hair with kiddy scissors. I clearly remember standing in the sunroom and my mom running up to me saying, "NO! Honey, we don't do that." and I thought, "Well, why the hell not?" Of course, my language was a bit more innocent at the time.

#122

I remember windy Octobers in Seattle.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#121

I remember LOST marathons....by myself. *tear*

#120

I remember Lord of the Rings marathons with my sister.

#119

I remember my first Build-a-Bear.....and I remember my most recent, which happens to be a Koala that I made one month ago. No judging allowed.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

#116

I remember 9/11/2001. 

Ten years and we're still strong. God bless the Fire Department, Police Department, those who lost their lives, and their families. Please take ten minutes out of your day to represent the ten years that have passed.
(This image is not mine and I do not claim it to be.)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

#115

I remember begging my mom to let me ride the ponies at the zoo. It was awesome.

#114

I remember hot Seattle summers.

#113

I remember sitting at home with my mom watching Deadliest Catch and being the happiest girl in the world.

#112

I remember my first cellphone.

Friday, September 9, 2011

#111

I remember when my Cross Country team brought seXC back. Oh snap.

#110

I remember the Disney Cruise Line.

#109

I remember St. Benedict School.
www.stbens.net

#108

I remember when my mom tried to quarantine me with my friend who had Chicken Pox so I would get it and become immune. I never got it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

#107

I remember my first time at camp in 4th grade. One of those nights was "The Overnight" when our cabin went and camped out in the middle of the woods. For dinner we had what were called "foiled dinners". Basically, it's Bisquick with meat and veggies wrapped in foil and cooked in the coals of the fire. To this day, it has been the best meal I ever ate.

#106

I remember Sky Dancers.

#105

I remember Rishloo.

(Shameless plug:www.rishloo.com; my cousin's band)

#104

I remember the mix cds my cousin would make me for my birthday.

#103

I remember Horcruxes. Boo-ya.

#102

I remember Frodo and Sam.

#101

I remember when my dad taught me to ride a bike and I was so proud when I showed my mom.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#100

HUZZAH 100!

I remember when my cousin would babysit us and make us Blues Clues Mac & Cheese. And now I'm all grown up and she's getting married. Time flies.

#99

I remember watching The Secret of NIMH at my Nana's house in her guest bedroom. I loved the smell of her house.

#98

I remember when I used to be "the nerd".

#97

I remember when school was laid out for you and you didn't have to do it all yourself.

#96

I remember the first time I wore lipstick.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

#95

I remember Wild America.

#94

I remember pumpkin patches.

#93

I remember all-girls Catholic high schools.

#92

I remember writing my initials and little notes like "the president lived here" all around the house. Apparently the 5 year old me was interested in politics.

#91

I remember skype talks with my sister.

#90

Sorry I did post yesterday! Life got in the way....stupid life.

I remember ceramic fish magnets on my grandparents fridge.

Friday, September 2, 2011

#89

I remember when I climbed a mountain. And this video only shows halfway up. The photo is the tippy top. 5200 ft elevation.

#88

I remember my 8th grade graduation pictures and I had had a strawberry lolly right before they took the pictures so my lips are bright red. BRIGHT RED. I'd rather not show you those pictures. :)

#87

I remember my first scar. It's on my right wrist and I got it when I was 6 or 7. I was at the beach and I slipped on some moss and cut myself on barnacles. Probably should have gotten stitches, but I didn't. Now I've got an awesome scar.

#86

I remember Firefly.

#86

I remember my sister's first ipod mini. Compared to what Apple has come up with now, it really wasn't that mini.

#85

I remember when I first learned how to play piano.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

#84

I remember using sleeping bags to sled down the stairs.

#83

I remember the Christmas Season.

#82

I remember my first nightmare. I can't explain anything that is going on. It's just an essence, but every time I get an inkling of that feeling I still become terrified.

#80

I remember the smell of fish. I love it.

#81

I remember the smell of lipsmackers.

#80

I remember the smell of berries at 9,000 ft altitude.

#79

I remember grass covered in cherry blossoms.

#79

I remember how cool you were if you had really nice Crayola felt markers.

#78

I remember yellow Walkmans.

#77

I remember during my first trip to Disneyland, my dad wanted us all to go on the Haunted Mansion. Within the first stage, when you are in the room with the ceiling that gets taller, my mom got claustrophobic and ran out. When I see my mom running, there must something really messed up with this place, so my sister and I run after her, forcing my dad to follow. Then, my dad promises me that I will like it and makes me go on with him. I kept my eyes closed the whole time, convinced it was scariest thing I ever experienced. I ran out crying and my dad was really mad. I was 9. Now, Tower of Terror is my favorite ride. How messed up is that?

#76

I remember my first trip to Disneyland. Best feeling ever.

#75

I remember car dealerships.

#74

I remember swimming in Hawaii when we definitely shouldn't have been swimming. The waves were 10 feet high and we didn't even have surf boards.

#73

I remember Jaws 1, 2, 3, and 4.

#72

I remember my pet rock named Rocky.

#71

I remember when purple was my favorite color.

#70

I remember making dance routines with my sister to our favorite songs.

#69

I remember house spiders.

#68

I remember Pluto (you'll always be a planet to me).

#67

I remember when channels 40-43 were the only ones I thought were worth watching.

#66

I remember Nick Cannon on Nickelodeon.

#65

I remember All That and the Amanda Show.

#64

I remember lying on the ground in the school yard and watching the heat waves ripple on the black top.

#63

I remember the surge of popularity in guinea pigs when I was about 10.

#62

I remember Neopets.

#61

I remember Pokemon cards and never getting very good at it.

#60

I remember going shopping with that same cousin an buying a mini skirt that had the store logo on the bum. My mom made me return it the next day.

#59

I remember when my cousin would give us garbage bags of hand-me-downs and I thought it was better than Christmas.

#58

I remember getting a different colored uniform when I got to middle school.

#57

I remember rolling down grassy hills.

#56

I remember reciting the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in grade school.

#55

I remember book stores when giant chess boards and my friend and I pretended we were in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

#54

I remember when $20 sounded like so much money.

#53

I remember scrunchies.

#52

I remember how betrayed I felt when my mom got sick six months after my dog died. In hindsight, it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. I learned more about extreme happiness and extreme sorrow than any other experience.

#51

I remember how cool breaking a bone was. Now it just makes me cringe.

#50

I remember thinking, "If you lie really flat on the bed under the covers, no one can find you in a game of Hide and Seek."

#49

I remember my dad reading Harry Potter to my sister and me before going to bed.

#48

I remember pretending to be asleep in the car so my dad would carry me inside.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

#47

I remember being in the pool and being okay when my mom said, "five more minutes", but flipping out when she said, "time to get out".

#46

I remember Fruit Roll Up temporary tattoos.

#45

I remember thinking the word "aloud" was completely unnecessary when you can just say the words "out loud". I was 8.

#44

I remember getting 25 cents for a tooth. My cousin got $5 this year. I was gipped.

#43

I remember having one of my front teeth loose and by the end of school realizing I must have swallowed it during lunch. I wrote a detailed letter to the Tooth Fairy and included a bird's-eye-view map of where the tooth used to be so she understood I wasn't a fraud.

#42

I remember waging war on my sister with my stuffed animals.

#41

I remember Boy Meets World.

Monday, August 29, 2011

#40

I remember when flat-ironing your hair was cool.

#39

I remember giant homework planners from grade school.

#38

I remember wearing a particularly fancy dress to Holy Thursday mass and anyone who's Catholic knows that that is the mass when the congregation washes each other's feet as a ritual of purification and humility. Well, I didn't quite think through my wardrobe because I didn't want to have my feet washed, but you could see my bright dress from a mile away. So, I slouched in my chair the whole mass praying that no one saw me. It worked.

#37

I remember imaginary adventure games with my sister. We turned our bikes into dragons, of course.

#36

I remember the day I truly realized how much my parents sacrifice for their kids: they let me go to my first choice college.

#35

I remember tiny plastic kid chairs and when my cousin Ryan broke one because he dressed up as Santa for one of our many murder-mystery skits. Huh...never thought Santa and murder-mystery would be so close together in any given sentence...

#34

I remember learning to read from the Magic Tree House books.

#33

I remember being too afraid to watch any Lord of the Rings scenes with orcs in them and by the second movie my sister told me to get over it. Now they are my favorite movies.

#32

I remember T.Y. Beanie Babies and how we were all convinced that they were going to worth millions someday. I haven't seen anything drastic in the stock market lately, but who knows...

#31

I remember the day my dad told me my dog was sick and I remember the last days of her adorable hilarious life. Those times were almost exactly a year apart. I love that dog (Ruby).

#30

I remember another New Year's when my sister accidentally put the champagne in the basement freezer so we ended up having champagne slushies at midnight.

#29

I remember my first taste of Egg Nog. I hated it. But it made up for it because it was New Year's Eve and I was sitting with my family watching Back to the Future (Michael J. Fox seemed a lot taller then).

#28

I remember Halloween and how my mom made me wear my winter coat over my costume so it didn't even look like I had a costume at all.

#27

I remember roller skating birthdays.

#26

I remember how cool backpacks with wheels used to be.

#25

I remember Archie Double Digest while sitting in a wooden boat in the middle of a lake waiting for a fish to bite.

#24

I remember Hawaii breezes.

#23

I remember my pink Barbie slicker that I got as a hand-me-down from my cousin. I looked good.

#22

I remember Silly Putty.

#21

I remember the first time I saw poverty. Tijuana, Mexico

Picture: the border between Tijuana and San Diego. These crosses represent those who have died or gone missing from trying to cross the border.

#20

I remember my fluffy yellow Easter dress when I was a kid.

#19

I remember my mom's blue Ford Explorer and after it broke down on a road trip we called it the Exploder.

#18

I remember my sister's princess birthday party and being upset because the cuffs of my dress itched.

#17

I remember the sleepy feeling as we drove home from my grandparents' house on Christmas Eve.

#16

I remember the smell of my old couch.

#15

I remember playground wood chips.

#14

I remember the smell of my Nana's perfume.

#13

I remember dusty overheads from middle school...and Mr. G's "detailed" maps.

#12

I remember being jealous that my sister had an imaginary friend named Betsy, so I made an imaginary friend named Betsy. She was a frog.

#11

I remember substituting the real names of movies for names I deemed more appropriate.

Ex: The Rescuers Down Under --> The Boy Movie. See? Mine is much better. ;)

#10

I remember the moss growing on the front steps and feeling sorry for it when my dad scraped it away.

#9

I remember playing "war" against the boys at recess.

#8

I remember only making it to the end of my block when I decided to run away to the circus. Main reason for turning back: I forgot my teddy bear.

#7

I remember when Arthur taught me how to correctly spell aardvark.

#6

I remember it was only necessary to brush my front teeth.

#5

I remember Narnia.

#4

I remember making forts with my big sister; connecting out rooms with a tunnel of flowery sheets.

#3

I remember the smell of freshly cut grass in the summer and the sound of Dave Niehaus' voice on the radio.

#2

I remember the blueness of evening before the moon woke up.

#1

I remember catching my first fish at Meadow Lake.

What my blog is all about...

I want to spark creativity and I have found that instead of searching for new ideas, reverting to old memories, that for unknown reasons stick with us, usually create the lasting flame. So, this blog is my own memories. Some are personal, some are funny, and some are just plain random. I will try to post at least one memory a day.

Feel free to email me your own memory and I will post it. There is only one rule: it must start with the words "I remember".

Never forget!
-Lucy Goose