Of course, in the true style of the Nation of Procrasti (West), it has taken me most of the week to finish this post, mostly because I had to track down and scan photos and that felt distinctly like work.
Think of this as taking Obsessive Hair-Blogging to a new level:
2000: Second to third years of university. I broke up with a boyfriend, got my first job, bought new shoes, and discovered a love of karaoke.
2001: Started my honours program, made a bunch of new friends through IVCF (including a young man named Christopher), quit my first job, and experimented with red highlights in my hair. If I'd had a blog in 2001, I would have posted it with the tag "Obsessive Hair-Blogging."
2002: Started dating Chris, all-but-finished my degree, and decided to do my MA with Dr. B. Also, I saw fit to wear pale pink from neck to toe, to Chris's sister's grad, and procrastinated from cutting my hair while I was busy with my honours paper. Typical.
2003: The year I went to Paris. Also, I went to Berlin and decided to study it forever and ever. Also, I started my MA. And moved out with Meg.
2004: Got engaged, helped Chris move away to start his first teaching job, and finally retired the Glasses That Look Like Squashed Stop Signs.
2005: Started this blog, finished my MA, got married, and moved across the country to start my PhD. And I dyed my hair red.
2006: Finished coursework, and cut my hair really short just in time for Meg and Karl's wedding. Also, I briefly took to wearing pastel-coloured clothes from Old Navy.
2007: [I apologize for the tone change in this year.] This one is tied (with 2005) for Hardest Year of My Life. But it picked up mid-way through the year, when Chris got a teaching job and we finally started making enough to live on, and so it wasn't all bad. I really like this picture of Dad and me, in a quiet moment on the weekend of Grandma's funeral (and Dad's second bout in the hospital, and then my apartment flooded on Monday). [And now we return to our regularly-scheduled Obsessive Hair-Blogging.]
2008: Much better than 2007. I finished comps and even convinced Ky, Ariann and Derek to move out here. I admitted defeat and got all the hair dye cut out of my hair.