Sunday, June 11, 2006

Strange List and a Trip Through History

I got my Mac back as I mentioned in the comments of the last post. Sigh. I don't even want to think about restoring everything, though I suppose I'll have to get to it sometime this week.

Anyhow, apparently my daughter thought I was getting short on inspiration so she handed me this list of topics to write about:

Puppies (do dumb dogs count?)
Your body (um, I don't think so)
Disneyland (did that)
Field Trips
Arizona Science Center
Schnepf Farms (real working farm that does tours)
Family (I do that a lot)
Seeing the whole country
Car accident (does the flat tire/tire iron one count?)
Don't eat too much junk food (could I do a whole post on that?)
My dog (different than puppies?)
The zoo
My two loose teeth (I better not have any loose teeth)
The sink (already did that too)
Moving (not anytime soon if I can help it)

Well, that's quite a list. Anyone feel inspired by any of the topics?

On an only tangentially related topic, my mom has been transferring all the old family slides and photos to her computer and sending me some copies. Since most of the pictures we took when I was young were on slides, I haven't seen these things in nearly thirty years. What I found most striking was that my memory of how looked back then is different than how I really looked. And I always expected my kids to look something like me when I was their age.
But this is a picture of me when I was the same age my daughter is now. And we looking nothing alike. That really shocked me. Curse those dominant Asian genes.

This is me and my brothers, Jeremy and Jason. People often thought Jeremy and I were twins. We're 18 months apart but were nearly always the same height. Of course now he's 6' 6". And yes, my parents intentionally named us with all Js.

The other thing I noticed going through all these pictures? I pretty much hated my hair growing up. Farrah Fawcett feathers were in, and my hair was stick straight. I'd spend hours trying to put curls into my hair only to have them fall out a short time later. So I find it pretty funny to look through these pictures and see my hair looking similar to how I wear it now. After spending a lot of money on perms in the 80s to get big hair, I've finally embraced my straight hair. Doesn't hurt that that's the style now. Of course if feathers come back in, I'll have to resist the urge to jump on that bandwagon.


:-)Ronie said...

LOL And see? i was the one who could get their hair to look like Farrah's and hated it. LOL I was always trying to STRAIGHTEN my hair. *sigh* Either way you slice, er part/feather/straighten it, Jennifer, you're beautiful!!

Sabrina L. Fox said...

How adorable you three were. And tell your daughter I'm expecting some blog ideas in an email any day now. =)

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Aww, you guys are too sweet.

I chose that picture of the three of us because it's one of the few where someone wasn't crying. The problem with having three kids in the family is that two are always ganging up on one. And notice how much darker Jason's hair is than Jeremy's and mine? We used to tell him he was left on our doorstep. :)

Malia Spencer said...

Jen I used to tell my sister she was adopted. LOL Poor thing. My mom told me I scarred her for life but I don't really think so.

I love the pictures of you all when you were kids. If it's any consolation I haven't changed my hairstyle much either. The only exceptions since I stopped getting the bowl cuts have been bangs/no bangs, length, blah blah.

And I LIKE your hair, so don't go perming it anymore. It suits you. :)

Jenny said...

I think I see some of you in your daughter--I know, there's a lot of your Asian-gene-carrying husband there, espcially in the cheeks, but you're still in there. Honest.

Glad to note your note on the "moving" idea. Selfish that way.

Habve a good one!
Abundant blessings!

GeorgianaD said...

OH I LOVED BIG HAIR IN THE 80's! I was at least 5'10" on a good hair day. Now I'm only 5'6". I keep telling my daughter that big hair is coming back, and it will...eventually.

michael snyder said...

Great pictures.

Now, on to the much does your daughter charge in consulting fees?

Camy Tang said...

How cute! I love your hair. Looks like mine. LOLOLOLOLOL

And I'll bet your daughter is GORGEOUS because of those lovely Asian genes! ;)


Dineen A. Miller said...

Love the pics, girl! LOL! I always had to curls and HATED them. No matter how straight I got it, good old Florida humidity tuned it back to frizzy curls. Yuck! LOL! Thank goodness for good hair products these days. LOLOLOLOL :-)

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Georgiana, I'm sure big hair will be back again. I just won't be going with it.

Camy, of course you'd take the Asian side. Yeah, I admit, it makes them cute. Hubby too.

Mike, she'd settle for a playdate with your daughter but I suspect given the distance between our houses that might be a bit pricey.