Jun 26, 2015

Wayback Machine: 10 Years Ago | #FridayFive

It's time for a Throwback Thursday on Friday. This week's Friday Five linkup topic five things you were doing 10 years ago. To do that, I had to hop into Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine, and by that I mean I went to Facebook.


Five Things I was Doing 10 Years Ago

1. Just Joining Facebook, Apparently

When I jumped onto the time machine that is the Facebook timeline, I learned something. Apparently I had only just joined Facebook back on July 1, 2005. That was back when you needed to have a school email address at a school that was added. I remember using it so much to connect with people during college, with the defacto "I'll send you a friend request on Facebook." but I guess that was only for a small portion of my college years.

2. Junior to Senior Year of College

Speaking of college, 2005 was the spring of my junior year into my fall semester of my senior year at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Let's see, that means my fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi, marching band, jazz band, concert band, coding, video games, doing less than smart things and maybe the occasional trip out to the bars. Ok, maybe more than occasional. And maybe the last two are related.


3. Becoming Vice President of the Northeast District for Kappa Kappa Psi

During my junior year, I was the president of my chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, the Zeta Alpha Chapter at Bloomsburg University. In the spring of that year, I decided to run for Vice President of the Northeast District at district convention. I won the election, met a lot of people, and then served the next year as Vice President, which was a rewarding a fun time.

The Northeast District Council of Kappa Kappa Psi: Kalem, myself, Kate, Ed, and Adam.

4. Meeting My Future Wife for the First Time

So, part of campaigning for vice president while at UConn for district convention was meeting people. I went around to try and meet as many people as I could at convention (which I often would do anyway) but that way they would know who was running and what I planned to do as VP. At one point, my little calls me over before one of the sessions, and says "You need to meet these sexy jersey girls." It was a group of four girls from the Alpha Omega chapter at Pittsburgh University, wearing soccer jersey with the fraternity name. As it would turn out, one of those girls, the second from the left, just happens to now be my wife.

And yes, he did end up in the wedding party for having introduced us.

5. Making Stories

Lastly, as you do in college, I made many a good stories. Some stories were doing some things that may not have been the best idea. Others are just great memories of little things. Then there are some, or if you ask my wife all, start with "This one time Bob and I were drinking..." then ends in a variety of way, such as a TV fish tank, a bear skin rug or changing a bumper in the snow. You won't have good stories to tell if you don't make the memories first.


Linking Up


Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: CourtneyCynthia and Mar. Check their posts (Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run to see the full set of links). I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!


Our hosts:

Eat, Pray, Run DC

You Signed Up for What?!

Mar on the Run

Some other good reads, pulled from the link up:






20 comments:

  1. Love this! How awesome that you met your wife 10 years ago?!!

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, pretty crazy. Hadn't done the math until this post to realize that either.

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  2. I remember BU all too well! I didn't know you were a junior in 2005! Wow, you're still a youngin'....lol

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    1. You say that, but my wife always makes sure to say the opposite, just since she's a year and a half younger than me.

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  3. Oh, my gosh; I can't remember when I joined Facebook and I have a different account now than I did when I first started. It would be interesting to know that and I feel like it was probably later than 2005, but I just can't say for sure! These pics are fantastic, too! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Yeah, it was funny to find it out that way to see when it was.

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  4. awwww I especially like the story about you meeting you wife 10 years ago - that's certainly memorable!!

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    1. Thanks. IT was a memorable time, that became even more important with time.

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  5. I was also in college 10 years ago, but I was a senior and we started using Facebook just a few months before I graduated. I don't have any photos on there from 2005 but I was using my digital camera and uploading them to shutterfly at the time! I also met my husband in 2005...must have been a good year!

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    1. Yeah, I didn't have a ton on there at that time, some of these were grabbed from other people. I would have had to break out the old external harddrive I have. It's pretty massive in physical size, haha.

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  6. I was also enjoying my junior/senior year a decade ago. It's crazy how fast time flies! And, I remember AIM being a thing in college. Then when FB came out, there went AIM!

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    1. Yeah. AIM was huge through my undergrad years. Even after Facebook, though definitely died off as it went along. I remember my computer always being on in college, and that always being running.

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  7. That's exciting that you met your wife 10 years ago. I didn't join facebook until 2007. I guess I was a little on that one.

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    1. I I remember when it was becoming a thing, but only if you're school was on the list could you get in, not even every school. Crazy.

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  8. So nice you met your wife 10 years ago - a NICE story :)

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  9. I love looking back at my college years, but that would mean a 20 year flashback for me ! Still great memories, but no Facebook or cellphones.

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    1. Yeah. Lots of great memories and stories from them. I have a box of like knick knacky "junk" as my wife puts it from college, but I can pull each out and it like pulls up a memory for me. Like a little SpongeBob Mariachi dancer toy was from a road trip to VA where it snowed and I met a couple of pro wrestlers at a hotel, one of which didnt like the hotel so they were checking out and the others wanted to stay and party once they found out there were college students staying.

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  10. Here's to the next 10 with your beautiful wife! :)

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    1. Thanks. The good years keep on coming.

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