20 Things in 20 Years

Abe and I are celebrating 14 years of marriage today - 20 years of being together total.  Of course that has me thinking about all the things that have happened, how much has changed, and how much has stayed the same.    Here's 20 random things from the last two decades.


  1. When we first met, we were both vegetarians. I stopped only a year into our relationship, but Abe still does not eat meat or seafood.

  2. We watched The Simpsons almost every single day. We don't anymore, but Abe did work on the movie, and he edited the videos you see in the Simpsons Video Game and the ride at Universal Studios!

  3. Abe's uniform then: T-shirts and shorts. Today: Button Downs and Jeans (with T-shirts underneath).

  4. We played so much PlayStation I'm amazed we graduated college. One of our favorite games, Parappa the Rapper, just re-released for its 20th Anniversary!

  5. On one of our first dates, we bought Slurpees from the 7-Eleven and threw vodka in. I don't drink alcohol anymore at all, and Abe pretty much sticks to beer and whiskey.

  6. We listened to songs on cassette and CD. Today, we listen to mostly podcasts, let Spotify suggest music for us, and old records on vinyl.

  7. Neither of us had a cell phone in 1997 or knew how to text. LMFAO.

  8. Abe edited his senior film on a flatbed. Today, we both have Adobe Premiere installed on our laptops.

  9. I practiced piano and sang every day. This happens maybe once a month now. (Sad face.)

  10. We didn't have a dog. (Now we do!)

  11. We thought we'd be parents. (Not anymore!)

  12. Abe's favorite food was pizza. Still is.

  13. My favorite food was Sour Patch Kids, washed down with Powerade or Snapple Iced Tea. Needless to say, this is not the case anymore.

  14. My go-to dinner was microwaved couscous with spaghetti sauce and a slice of American Cheese. My go-to dinner today is salad greens with chicken and hummus.

  15. I didn't have my driver's license twenty years ago! I had a fake ID, though. Today my car is my second home.

  16. I smoked cigarettes. Abe got me to quit.

  17. I didn't know what I weighed then, and I don't know today. Though there were many years in between that I did. I don't think Abe has ever stepped on a scale outside the doctor's office.

  18. We both groom our eyebrows. They were unruly, furry forests on our 90's faces.

  19. We ate on the couch, in front of the TV. We still do, 90% of the time.

  20. We say "I love you" as much now as we did then, which is multiple times, every single day.