A Blast From the Past
A lot of exciting things happened back in 1995. Michael Jordan came out of retirement. TLC released their classic hit “Waterfalls”. “Forrest Gump” won the Oscar for Best Picture. The George Foreman grill was introduced.
And things also happened on a more personal level —
I got my first tattoo. It was a single red rose on my right ankle. Which may seem a bit too trendy, until you note the symbolism — since my last name is Rose.
I started my first “real” job, working part-time and summers at The Disney-MGM Studios (now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios).
My second son was born (although I didn’t meet him until 4 years later). No, I’m not his birth mother. But I raised him, she didn’t, and therefore he is my son.
But in addition to all of that, a website called AuctionWeb launched on some crazy platform called the Internet. Little did anyone know what kind of impact that would have on our future.
You see, when I was in college, the ‘net wasn’t yet a common thing. Nobody had tablets, laptops or personal computers.
Although when I was a junior, I did convince my dad to let me bring our home computer onto campus, complete with dot matrix printer. Which made for some fun times when printing out a research paper at 3am in the sorority house. (Those suckers were LOUD!)
And while I don’t quite remember what type of PC we had back then, I do recall it ran MS-DOS, and all of my papers were lovingly & painfully written in WordPerfect.