This was taken in 2010, back when my mom, the dogs and I lived in a townhouse before buying the house she lives in now. This is one of my favorite pictures of Dusty (may he rest in peace).
I actually am Irish. Well, I’m an American of (primarily) Irish descent. I also have a significant chunk of Choctaw, but mostly Irish. Although you can’t see the whole thing, the hat says, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish / (And You’re Hot)” around the shamrock. I also have a hoodie that matches this hat — and yes, I still have the hat — but I only wear them at the same time on Saint Patrick’s Day. This picture was taken on April 18th, 2006.
I’ve been sorely missing Phoenix these last few weeks — and especially these last few days. When I came across this picture of her today and saw the date it was taken, I knew I had a prime candidate for another installment of Today in Jo History.
This was taken in 2012 — during the several months I lived with my mom before I moved in with Bob. My favorite thing about living with my mom was that it meant living with Phoenix. She’s my baby-girl, and we’re just like this *crosses fingers*. She would sleep with me every night, and loved to burrow under the covers and snuggle with my legs.
Holding Dusty — my very first canine companion — while rocking my wire-rimmed glasses of yesteryear. Taken on March 31st, 2005 (about a year after I graduated high school).
This was taken back when Cassie and I lived together. Remember how I said that Phoenix ate my pretty Dolce & Gabbana glasses? Yeah, these were my backups. I originally got these glasses back in 2006, when I finally retired my wire-rimmed glasses. After Phoenix ate my D&G’s, I went back to these, and actually wore those until September of last year. This picture was taken on March 18th, 2011.
This is me still rockin’ those wire-rimmed glasses six years ago. Taken on March 15th, 2006.
This is a grungy picture, sure — and my hair is a stringy hot mess, but I still love this picture. I don’t know why. It’s one of those images that at the same time makes me want to pick out my flaws, but fall in love with those perceived flaws. Although this was taken after I had moved out of my mom’s house and my garage office had been dismantled, this was taken in the garage of my mom’s house while I was staying with her before moving in with Bob. Taken on March 6th, 2012.
Those are my first pair Dolce & Gabbana glasses (I always called them my “dee and gee” glasses). Phoenix age them a few months after this was taken, and I had to start wearing my backup glasses, which were also black plastic-rims, but not as cool as these. This was also during my phase where I wore hats all the time, because hats are awesome.
As for the setting: That’s the garage at my mom’s house. When I lived with her, instead of using my side of the garage to park my car, I had setup an office since I didn’t have enough room in my bedroom for my computer setup. Although I don’t really recommend putting your office environment (especially not if you have expensive computer equipment) in a garage during a Texas summer, I had a lot of great memories in that garage office.
This picture was taken on March 4th, 2009.