honestly, I just took a bunch of pictures from all three yearbooks. Yes, for some reason, my junior year yearbook is missing.
Let me give you a quick Eden history lesson from my high school years.
-I had braces from the end on ninth grade until the beginning of senior year. I hated them and the worst part of all of this torture is that I lost my retainer in college so my teeth are rather fugly again.
-Some seniors could take part in an internship program. I wasn’t on any sports team, play, or club senior year, so I took part in it. I interned in a fashion house. I know, I can’t believe I did that! I used to care about that kind of shit! I wanted to be an actress at the time, but there are no internships for tv series.
-I guess I was “hott” back then
-My good friend at the time wrote me this beautiful message in my yearbook. Funny thing is, it totally resonates today as well!
-My senior page was the best! I was (and think I still am!) so creative. I loved the “I heart huckabees” poster so I modeled it after it and inserted pictures of me and my friends, my dog, my family, and left in a picture of Jude Law for good measure. (side note: netflix “I heart huckabees” if you havent seen it!)
-The VERY sad thing about flipping through those yearbook pages is that I know I was very sick with my eating disorder at the time. I wasn’t as hardcore about the exercise as I was in college, but I ate poorly. Lots of diet anything, lots of fro yo, lots of splenda (yes, I ATE splenda with my finger and called it dessert! I was psycho), and I had this terrible fear of fat. Man was I lame. I think this “restriction” phase caused me to become “bingey” in college that hence led to the exercise addiction. Like I always say, its like physics: to every restriction there is an equal or opposite binge.
All in all, I think I am in many way the same person. Maybe even better because my body is healthier (although I’m not claiming to be “healthy” because “healthy is a vague term). I’ve learned a lot since high school. I’m no longer in denial about my problems. In fact, I pretty much say it like it is these days. But deep down, I’m still a metal mouth with the inability to chose intelligent quotes.
How have you changed since high school? In what way are you the same person?
To make the chickpea curry, you will need:
-about 2 tbs olive oil (didn’t measure but about two “glugs”)
-1 small onion
-about a cup of pumpkin (half a can)
-half a can of garbanzo beans (if for one serving, or the whole thing if you are super hungry)
-salt n pepper
– about 3/4 cup of vegetable stock (more if you want it “soupy” and less if you want it more “stewy”) vegetable stock
Slice onions thinly. heat the oil in a pot and add the sliced onions. Give those onions a Bikram Yoga lesson and sweat the hell out of em until they get golden. Add the chickpeas, stock, and spices and simmer for about 15 minuets on a low heat. The longer you let it simmer, the more the water will evaporate and it will begin to resemble a stew. I personally prefer “stoups” (I know, this is a Rachel Ray rip off. Its a hybrid of “soup” and “stew”).