Dear 1989 Jean

Dear 1989 Jean –

You’re a little busy in 2009. If I have to end this letter suddenly it’s because of your children. They just got the new Barbie 3-Musketeers movie, so it’s a little crazy here.

Oh, before I forget, let me be the 1st to congratulate you on your divorce! If it’s not final yet, it will be any day now.

Ok, here are the basics.
Stop perming your hair. You’ll learn to embrace its straightness. 2049 Jean might tell us we’re lucky to have hair at all. I am doing a LOT of coloring.

There’s an old man that comes into the bank. No, not the one you call Droolie. White haired guy, tan, flip-flops, talks about himself a lot. That’s about a 13-year stint.
Now we’re with a hottie! Yes, he’s the father of our children. You’ll know him when you see him. Great guy with the easy smile and big personality. *Keeper!*

Two daughters! Look at you! Hey, live it up. They don’t come along til ’02 and ’04. Don’t freak when your husband wants to name the baby Coast Cabela. He’ll change his mind by the 8th month of the pregnancy.

Everybody’s still alive! Oh, and you’re all still talking. No family feuds.

Eh, it comes and goes. You’re doing fine. Gawd, I hope 2049 Jean doesn’t pipe in here!

• Forget DOS and Larry the Lounge Lizard. You are going to LOVE these futuristic computers! Really, you could sit in front of the monitor all day. Try to be a little better at remembering your friends’ names. You can stalk them on social networking sights.
• Could you skip getting that butterfly tattoo? You’d be surprised what we go through trying to remove it.

I’m not going to tell you it’ll be all fun and games. There are some hard times, but you will survive. Now get out there and make me proud!

Love, 2009 Jean

TAG! You’re it. Write a letter to your 1989 self.

For a poignant take on this, please visit Eric Brooks.
For a heartfelt twist on this tag, visit Sweetiegirlz’s Weblog.
For a beautiful & fun rendition, please visit Bloggin’ Sherri Style.



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29 responses to “Dear 1989 Jean

  1. what a funny and original post. You reflect back very positively on your life. Bravo!

  2. Nadezhda Konovalova

    And I was only 5 in 1989 🙂

  3. I’m sorry, Nadezhda 😦 I should not have made light of it. Looking forward to your blog. {{hugs}}

  4. I wasn’t even born. Heck, I wasn’t even in the womb…
    So should I just hope myself in 2019 writes to me?

  5. This was wonderful! Very well done!

  6. This is an awesome post! Loved reading it!

  7. What an awesome post! I might have to give this a try myself.

  8. Not the one you call Droolie, Ha Ha love it!!!!
    Love your blog Jean I have RSS’d you

  9. Sherri

    Hey Jean,

    How’d you do those links that you call a ping? That’s cool I want to be able to do that as well.

    Thanks for linking me.


  10. This is a great post. If only we could tell ourselves 10 years ago, what we know now.

  11. Era

    Awesome post! Thanks for the post idea, I needed that.

  12. What a fun idea! Just found you today via JavaJunkie, and please don’t mind if I use this post and tag myself, I’ll link to you, ok? I graduated in 1989 so it’s a great year to write myself a letter.

    Nice to meet you Jean!

  13. I could never forget Leisure Suit Larry! Or “Zork” for that matter …

  14. Pingback: Dear 1989 “Me” « LIVING ME 101

  15. OMG Jean.. I found your blog via The Girl From The Ghetto and I love it! Ialso did my own letter to myself and wow.. if I only knew that what I know now!! LOL

    Looking forward to reading more!

    ~ Leese

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