Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Before Y2K

Sometime in the late 1990s I sat at my cubicle, behind three short walls, staring at my computer.

What's this?

HELLO!

Copy this entire e-mail and change all the answers so they apply to you. Then send it to people you know, INCLUDING me. You should get back a lot of e-mails and you'll learn a lot about your friends that you maybe didn't know.

FULL NAME: Andrea E.

NICKNAME: you know my nicknames, YOU sent this to me!

BIRTHPLACE: Brooklyn, NY

HOME TOWN: Same as above! Oh, do you mean where I live now? NYC.

CROUTONS OR BACON BITS: I guess croutons. I donno. I don't do enough salad, I guess.

DRESSING: Again with the salad? Lite Italian.


HAVE HAD YOUR APPENDIX AND TONSILS REMOVED?
Nope.

SHAMPOO OR CONDITIONER: Both.


HAVE YOU EVER GONE SKINNY-DIPPING:
Negative. I grew up in Brooklyn. Where exactly did you expect I would DO that?

DO YOU MAKE FUN OF PEOPLE:
I try not to, but sometimes people tick me off. Then I do.

ON-LINE FRIENDS:
A small handful of people I have just started to connect with on a diet and nutrition community.

ONE PILLOW OR TWO:
Two.

PETS:
One cat. Shakan.

FAVORITE TYPES OF MUSIC:
Anything I can dance to!

LEAST FAVORITE TYPES OF MUSIC:
Country, techno and heavy metal.

DREAM CAR:
One I can drive!

TYPE OF CAR YOU DRIVE NOW:
None.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR:
Matchbox or Hot Wheels. Do those count?

FAVORITE FOOD:
Pizza.

DO YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUR PARENTS:
Yes, definitely.

FAVORITE TOWN TO CHILL IN:
Who says chill, anyway? What are we - ninety? The city.

FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT:
California cause I get to see Lisa there (and she sent me this).

FAVORITE ICE CREAM:
I seriously am a huge vanilla fan, but Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby is a current fave.

FAVORITE SOFT DRINK:
Now that I've given up Diet Coke I'd say Ginger Ale. But only if it's Seagram's or Canada Dry. And yes, I can tell the difference.

FAVORITE GAME TO PLAY:
Pool.

WHAT IS YOUR BAD TIME OF DAY:
3:30 - I need something to wake me up. It's hit the vending machine time.

FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR:
fall.

ADIDAS, NIKE, OR REEBOK:
Neither. New Balance.

FAVORITE PERFUME OR COLOGNE: Beautiful.


FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL:
English.

LEAST FAVORITE SUBJECT: History. Oy. Although philosophy came in pretty close to that.


FAVORITE MOVIE YOU HAVE SEEN RECENTLY: Armageddon.


FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME:
Dirty Dancing.

FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK:
Malibu Pineapple or Amaretto Sour

FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH:
Baseball.

ANYTHING "DIFFERENT" ABOUT YOU: I'm blind as a bat without my glasses/contacts.


SAY ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU:
She's there when I need her.

PERSON YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND:
There are so many!

PERSON YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND:
Randye (My roommate.)

FAVORITE COLOR:
Green.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME:
Nope.

TOOTHPASTE:
Colgate.

WHAT IS YOUR BEDTIME:
Late.

FAVORITE WEBSITE:
eDiets.com. They have guest boards for free.

MOST HUMILIATING MOMENT:
**It hadn't happened yet**

CRAZIEST PERSON OR SILLIEST PERSON YOU KNOW:
My brother.

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST THING TO DO: ??


WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN THE OPPOSITE SEX:
Honesty. Laughter. Support.




I must confess something. I actually have a string of this ridiculous email in my inbox. From my very first personal email account, where I've saved so many memories from back in the day. Sadly, I had not yet learned that I could CC myself on my own responses, so I recreated those here. I hope you enjoyed some insight into Andrea of the late '90s.

16 comments:

Tonya W. said...

Oh, I hated those "Getting to know you" e-mails, but damned if I didn't fill every single one out and forward to 10 of my friends.

Funny that you saved them.

NC Narrator said...

I always had trouble with these because I tend to have a small group of intimate friends...only a few who had e-mail...so I never had enough people to pass them on to!

Loved the skinny dipping part!

Alison said...

Ooh, I remember those e-mails! I think I did every one I was sent. I used to really like getting them and filling them out!

alexandra said...

This brought back such great memories! I only wish I had thought to hold on to more of my early email correspondence. Even the chain letters. Especially those chain letters.

Galit Breen said...

Hee! Love this! I used to love these threads and was secretly thrilled when facebook brought them back! :)

Jenna said...

i was giggling as I read this bc I have the same ones from my first account :)

Anastasia said...

It's funny how those were novelties back then, and now we're like "ugh delete"

kaleba said...

I wish I'd saved my chain letters from my early email days. I think it's awesome you did-- it's like a time capsule!

Great post.

Wild Child Mama said...

Omgoodness, I remember how special those were at first. I think my mom even participated in one and i got to learn new things about her. It's rare that i fill them out now. But they were fun:)

Not a heavy metal fan? Not even Poison? Bon Jovi? (that's more glam rock, i guess) lol

Shell said...

Ha! I remember those things! so cool that you still have emails from back then!

Nancy C said...

This is clever! I remember this exact one. And darn if I didn't fill it out.

Your drink choices crack me up. I was a Midori girl back in the day. Too funny.

dosweatthesmallstuff said...

Wow, you kept old emails? That's awesome. I wished I had done that to some of the emails I had received.

Love, love those get-to-know questions. It gives me the false illusion that somebody actually wants to know about me. lol.

May said...

What a fun response to the prompt! I never had the patience to fill out one of these though I remember having so many chances!

Kristy said...

Oh yes, we used to do that too - my friends and I. I am with you on hating 3:30 pm. That is my hardest time of day. I feel like eating the house.

Nona@gr8day2save said...

Those emails were the funniest and a little worrisome when I first received them. I wasn't sure if I should answer them or not. Thankfully, I only had a couple of friends who would send them to me.
Thank you for sharing yours. It was a kick to read.

Babes Mami said...

I remember these too!

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