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The Impossible Task of Photo Sorting

A few years ago, I backed up my millions of photo and video files on a flash drive. I was glad I'd planned ahead...until I actually needed the files and discovered the flash drive had removed all the details! The files were still there, but instead of carefully sorted folders and file names, now they're all in one giant mishmash folder with names like T58146297, unable to be sorted by date. Oh, and the flash drive disaster created multiple copies of the same file in multiple sizes with multiple names.

Ugh.

Today I'm finally making an attempt to organize the files again. It's a slow process, partly because everything is so jumbled, but mostly because I'm easily distracted. I haven't looked at these photos in years!

With my BFF in 2008, who I haven't seen since that same year. She's a successful actress in London and when we went to London a few years ago, she was visiting the USA. Ack!

I was a muddy bride.

 My brother and I in the Seychelles, clearly appreciative that our parents were willing to fly us across the world to a tropical paradise.
(Whoops!)

"Hey, Sexy Nerd, go stand in front of that giant lobster in the rain." 

You think you're aging well and haven't really gained any weight. Then you find a photo of yourself from a decade ago and it's nothing but cucumbers and exercise from now on.

You know, after I finish the junk food we've already purchased. Waste not, want not, right?

Also, those shorts were hideous. I wonder whatever happened to them.

For some reason, I saved a photo of Sexy Nerd pretending to kick the neighbor's cat, which he would obviously never actually do. This must have been taken around 2004, when we were first dating. It was a really sweet cat. Why did either of us think this was funny?

Sexy Nerd's Match.com photo!

I actually deleted his messages a few times because of this photo, which reminded me of my 8th grade computer teacher. Thank goodness he was persistent.

Should I cut my hair short again?

We tried to stop her, but young Pica was always determined to be as close to the fire as possible. The responsible adult I've become sees this and feels bad for our old landlord.

The cute little girl in the center of this photo is all grown up now!

Best. Llama. Photo. Ever. 

Sexy Nerd was all about the finger shoes craze. I think they were sued for making false claims about the benefits of their shoes, but he still wears them from time to time.

We'd had big plans for this camper, which we had affectionately named Gimpy. It was ours for about a day before we came to our senses. We were actually just talking about it the other day, wondering if perhaps we should have kept it. Then I found this photo. Good move, young us.

I've made it through about 400 photos. Just a few thousand more to go!

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