What were you doing ten years ago?

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  1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
    Davinagirl3posted 13 years ago

    Think back to the summer of 1999... Are you there?  What are you up to?

    1. mohitmisra profile image59
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Making the most difficult decision of my life.Should I become a full time poet?

    2. Mobile Phones profile image57
      Mobile Phonesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I was in college.

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    3. SistasExpress profile image75
      SistasExpressposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      In 1999 I was graduating from law school.  Buried my father in 1999, and decided to move back to my native Chicago.

    4. fishmox profile image60
      fishmoxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The most significant thing I knew I was doing that summer was sitting in the car after a long day's work and thinking:
      "now what" ? like the avatar on the left.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        lol if only he could have known then , what he knows now

  2. Anti-Valentine profile image78
    Anti-Valentineposted 13 years ago

    Nothing much. You?

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
      Davinagirl3posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I was working as a server at a country cafe and smoking a lot of weed at night.  I was having a ball.  I lived with my sister, and we had non-stop parties.  I wouldn't want to live that way now, but it is nice to think back.

  3. kmackey32 profile image62
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    I can't remember, I was partying alot back then. lol

  4. B.Z. Alixandre profile image69
    B.Z. Alixandreposted 13 years ago

    wow...i just realized how old i am, i figured my response would be something along the lines of playing with barbies, but it wasn't.  that summer i learned how to drive....wow...

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    Had to delete my previous post...that was 11 years ago smile

    I was living in downtown Toronto in the heart of the city. I got my cat Boo that summer after having to put my other cat down a couple of months before. I was starting to get back to a normal life after the previous year in which my mother died and I had just finished chemo.

  6. cindyvine profile image72
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    Teaching at an international school in Angola

  7. kerryg profile image83
    kerrygposted 13 years ago

    My aunt and uncle took my sister and me to France to babysit our 4 year old cousin so they could go out in the evenings. The most horrible summer "job" I've ever had, as I'm sure you can imagine!

    We visited Royan, the Gorges du Tarn, the French Alps, Burgundy, and Paris over the course of about a month. Royan was my favorite. I just loved Aquitaine. Why Eleanor ever left for rainy old England has been a mystery to me ever since. smile

  8. jenblacksheep profile image69
    jenblacksheepposted 13 years ago

    Well since the schools all finished for summer on friday, I would have just finished primary school and was probably terrified about the prospect of starting high school!

  9. Balinese profile image38
    Balineseposted 13 years ago

    broke up with my boyfriend  .smile))

    1. beautyrose profile image59
      beautyroseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ooouccch it happened to me also.I was just busy working.

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    wordscribe41posted 13 years ago

    I was less than one month away from giving birth to my first child.  I was huge, swollen, had gestational diabetes, tired, an SO EXCITED to meet my child.  It was a wondeful summer when she arrived.

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
      Davinagirl3posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      This is the best one, yet!

  11. Ultimate Hubber profile image66
    Ultimate Hubberposted 13 years ago

    I was about to get out of the school. big_smile

    1. wrenfrost56 profile image81
      wrenfrost56posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah me too. It was study leave and I was on the brink of sitting my exams. I was so nervouse. I had a nose bleed duing my science exam because the hall was so hot!

  12. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    I moved in with the mrs and am still with her, we have two kids now, but back then we had more time for each other, now we have the odd night in a blue moon to play hide the sausage!

  13. Cam Anju profile image68
    Cam Anjuposted 13 years ago

    Ehhh it was terrible then! neutral

  14. LondonGirl profile image78
    LondonGirlposted 13 years ago

    Doing my LLB (law undergraduate degree) finals, and preparing to spend the summer in Mongolia.

  15. Koby profile image61
    Kobyposted 13 years ago

    preschool for the win (I was learning my letters so that i could hub later in life)

  16. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    Living, loving, same old stuff!

    1. Misha profile image64
      Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I think no major change for the last like 30 years smile

  17. Shirley Anderson profile image58
    Shirley Andersonposted 13 years ago

    Living in London (Ontario, Canada) and working at a promotional products company.  Same thing as I was doing ten years before that. smile

  18. MBP42 profile image61
    MBP42posted 13 years ago

    Going to college and hating it.

  19. Ivorwen profile image67
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    Ten years ago, I had a my first child, James, was just a baby, and I was learning about being a mommy.  My husband and I were trying to get settled into our new 'home,' a park-model trailer, our sixth move in just over a year of marriage. 

    That summer, my sisters cam to visit.  We had a great time, picking berries, canning (for the first time without mom to guide the way) and missing the plains...

    It was also a summer of preparation, in case Y2K was really the end of civilization.  smile

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
      Davinagirl3posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I grew up in a trailer.  I miss picking berries.  Were they blackberries?  My mom used to make cobbler.

      1. Ivorwen profile image67
        Ivorwenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        We picked huckleberries, service berries, elder berries, cherries, choke cherries and looked everywhere for buffalo berries.  Blackberries don't grow around here, that I have found.

  20. iyoung03 profile image69
    iyoung03posted 13 years ago

    getting ready to start high school

  21. Beth100 profile image70
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    Moving -- from the large city to the country (lol  -- read my hub and you'll understand why I'm laughing) with baby #3 in tow, along with the pack of dogs and cats!  Also, retooling to head back out to work.

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    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    Hmmm...lessee...this isn't all by a long shot, but:

    1.  Getting legal problems eliminated for Pam so we could get her to her daughter's high school graduation in Arizona without my sweetie going to jail.

    2.  Backing down five guys on a sidewalk in front of our Sierra Vista (Arizona) motel room when they wanted to mess with my very very ill redhead 'cause they didn't believe she had backup.

    3.  Moving from South Dakota to Montana and homesteading, living what later became Hubs about building survival cabins, digging hand dug wells, fighting wildfires, killing a few rattlesnakes and such.

    4.  Kicking the "Bully of the Mountain" where it hurts in a street scuffle, which gave him a paradigm shift and we got along fine after that.

    Um...'nuff for now...big_smile

    1. Misha profile image64
      Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You live quite an adventurous life Ghost smile

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I joined your fan club for all that.

  23. wannabwestern profile image95
    wannabwesternposted 13 years ago

    Left my life/work as a technical writer at a fortune 500 company so I could become a stay at home parent. We moved cross-country to Texas, a place I said I'd never return to. Had a painful learning experience there and grew up quite a bit. I was 27.

  24. packerpack profile image59
    packerpackposted 13 years ago

    I was in the final years of my school and was preparing for the college.

  25. Bard of Ely profile image81
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    I was living in Ely in Cardiff and taking a break from college!

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    iPodTouchTappposted 13 years ago

    Why, I was walking around the backyard and jumping in the blow up swimming pool. Mayyyybe eating some dirt and snails :-\

    Im below 18 smile

  27. frogdropping profile image79
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    Musing on life in my 40's. Cos right now - my 30's aren't looking too bright ...

    *fastforward 10 years*

    whoooooop - my 40's rock big_smile

  28. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 13 years ago

    Spending the summer between my junior and senior year in college back at home in the mountains.  I went on many bike rides that summer, and I do miss seeingthe scenery.

    1. profile image50
      sooper manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      my dear your beauty

  29. okmom23 profile image67
    okmom23posted 13 years ago

    1999..was bittersweet. I was raising my three children and scrambling for services for the youngest child diagnosed with autism. We did go on a wonderful Disney Cruise that year!

  30. Ladybird33 profile image69
    Ladybird33posted 13 years ago

    Traveling, party, enjoying live and just embracing all that was offered to me.  It was a great, wonderful time!

  31. N. Ramius profile image74
    N. Ramiusposted 13 years ago

    10 years ago..I was glad the middle-school school year was over and finally on summer break.

  32. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 13 years ago

    Helping more 1000's obtain full-time work before the federal funding ran out. I was in Workforce Development, overseeing Education & Training, teting/counseling, and some job placement services under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) that was about to expire.

    We opened up the eligibility criteria a bit and were able to help double the people previously until the corporation went under because of lack of funding in 2005. Most of these non-profits had been absorbed by the state jobs services dept. and disappeared in 2000.

    So, between 1999 - 2005 we helped 1000s of people earn a GED or high school diploma, finish college, and get a job. Our Family Literacy Program, restaurant and office trainng course, after-school tutoring, science field trips, and summer jobs for youth were successful to the end.

    I was so busy, I'll never forget it; then at the end of 2005 - nothing. BOING!

  33. Lady_E profile image62
    Lady_Eposted 13 years ago

    I was working with the Police in London, which was very close to the MI5 Building.

  34. profile image55
    untiedshoelaceposted 13 years ago

    I was getting ready for second grade ten years ago. Those were the days. There was not a worry in the world. (Mommy, I can't decide what backpack to get!) =]

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
      Davinagirl3posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ahhh, to be young again... Then again, it was hard enough the first time!

  35. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    I was busy with a three year old and an eight year old...its a blurrrr!

  36. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    I was working outside the house instead of from home, and being the mother of teenagers.

  37. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    I know exactly what I was doing the summer of 1999, but I see no benefit to revealing those details to anyone on the forum.

  38. dawei888 profile image61
    dawei888posted 13 years ago

    Was trying to make it as a stockbroker - not the right career for me and took me 6 long years to figure that out! WAY happier now working online for myself and meeting nice people here!

  39. wannabwestern profile image95
    wannabwesternposted 13 years ago

    So many interesting people on HP!

  40. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    In 1999 I was newly divorced and my company relocated me to Miami with my 3 kids. Spent the year traveling the Southeast, working my butt off and driving non-stop to soccer practices/games all over Florida.

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    sbeakrposted 13 years ago

    summer 1999...i turned 21 and was dancing.  i was a year in at my fifth college...university of north texas in denton.  that town really nurtured me for the 5.5 years i stayed.

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    fierycjposted 13 years ago

    I was studying Quantum Physics and anything I could find on Einstein. Hey, I was also dreaming of making movies. Just dreaming. What else...yeah, I read madman books on anything supernatural. Things that would drive you nuts. No kidding.

  43. wesleycox profile image73
    wesleycoxposted 13 years ago

    I was 20 and learning what it meant to be a father for the very first time.

  44. profile image0
    isis_dreams2002posted 13 years ago

    that was when i was thinking of starting my own business and starting a new relashion ship wish neither ever happened

  45. Super Hub Star profile image56
    Super Hub Starposted 13 years ago

    I was at uni doing my science degree. Actually I was at the pub pretending to be doing my degree.

  46. marcofratelli profile image75
    marcofratelliposted 13 years ago

    Living in blissful semi-ignorance.

  47. goodfriendiam profile image60
    goodfriendiamposted 13 years ago

    I was severely depressed, working two jobs, taking care of three children (husband included) only have two children.

  48. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 13 years ago

    I pretty much am doing the same things , only now Im  slower lol

  49. vinny2 profile image60
    vinny2posted 13 years ago

    I was 7 years old so....moving to Florida, I think?

  50. anujagarwal profile image58
    anujagarwalposted 13 years ago

    I just finished my SSC Exams (10th standard) that summer. Means was enjoying the long summer vacations.


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