First, credit where it is due... and I'm not claiming it started here, because it is a meme, which means that it has been everywhere and that is why it is cool. But, I read it at Barb's Journal, so she gets the credit. Here, Barb's Journal *hands over handwritten credit slip*:
1. Who was your FIRST prom date?
PROM? ME?! Oh, no. No. No prom.
2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
First, and only. Yes, I'm aware that is sorta sad but I've had one actual LOVE OF MY LIFE. Alas, I was always more into him,
than he into me.
3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
I do believe that my drunken grandfather made both my younger brother and I taste his Pabst while he was babysitting (the parents used to bowl). It was icky. And still is, but whether this is because Pabst Blue Ribbon isn't so blue-ribbony-y or if it is a mental block, I don't know.
4. What was your FIRST job?
I worked in the kitchen of Meadowbrook Music Festival. My job consisted mostly of breading thawing chicken wings and cleaning out the bottom of a smelly fridge of chicken-juice, because it didn't drain properly. Ah, fun times.
5. What was your FIRST car?
A pea-soup green Dodge Dart with black interior. The seats would get so hot, you literally couldn't sit in shorts without burning yourself in the summer.
6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?
I've very... and I do mean very... rarely texted. Ergo, nobody today and I won't be in the near future.
7. Who was your FIRST grade teacher, tell us about them?
It was a woman. Brunette hair. Kinda pretty. That's all I can come up with... and now that I think of it, I may be remembering my second grade teacher -- my first could have been a black woman in her 30's, who was kinda strict. I get who was first grade and who was second grade confused.
8. Where did you go on your FIRST airplane ride?
I don't recall. The first I remember was flying into Phoenix to visit my aunt and uncle in Tucson, but I don't know if that was the actual first.
9. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?
Michelle L. I haven't spoken to her in... two years? Three? Even though I know where she is and still consider her a friend. I'm just a really horrible person that way. If you don't make the effort to stay in touch, we won't. I'm much too much the recluse for these things, even though I don't mean to be.
10. Where was your FIRST sleep over?
Hmmm. Probably my cousin, Norman's house. We spent a lot of time being babysat by my Aunt Judy.
11. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time?
Jeez. I'm old, I can't remember this crap. Possibly Aunt Debbie and Uncle T's? I had such a crush on him with his cool T-Bird. (Sorry, Aunt Deb!)
12. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?
I was watching TV -- I don't remember what, though.
13. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to?
The reunion tour of Michael Jackson with his brothers.
14. FIRST tattoo?
No tattoos. It's not that I haven't thought about it multiple times. I'd love to have this whole Phoenix Motif with Jean and Rachel and Dark Phoenix across my back. But, a) I don't have a broad back and b) I'm very frugal.
15. FIRST piercing?
I did the whole pierced earlobes thing. I don't have 'em, anymore.
16. FIRST foreign country you went to?
First and only: Canada, which almost doesn't count, because except for the money and the signs in kilometers, you could easily forget you're not in America, anymore. (Sorry, Canadians!)
17. FIRST movie you remember seeing?
Really?! Did I mention that I'm old? Uh, the first I can remember was either Snow White or Bambi. The first because it scared the bejeezus outta me (The Queen still sent a shiver up my spine when I went to Disney World and she walked by during their parade down main street) and the second because I cried when mommy got shot.
18. When was your FIRST detention?
I never got detention. I was much, much too good. Every child should have a detention for standing up to a teacher bullying a student. I didn't, when I witnessed it. I regret that.
19. Who was your FIRST roommate?
Does my brother count? We shared a room as kids. In my adult life, it was a guy whose name I should remember, but don't in college. He was a music major and I still have a cabinet he left behind. I know his father was a minister.
20. If you had one wish. What would it be?
How many times have I thought about this one? In the end, I don't think I'd trust wishing. All of those "Monkey's Paw" type stories, y'know. It's one of the most terrifying short stories I've ever read, I think. And, it was put to excellent use in S5 of BTVS when Dawn wishes Joyce back to life.
21. What is something you would learn if you had the chance?
I have always wanted to learn to speak multiple languages, but I've tried to learn Spanish (Mexico) over and over and I've failed.
22. Did you marry the FIRST person to ask for your hand in marriage?
I couldn't marry, if I wanted to. And, since the LOVE OF MY LIFE ran off to TN, maybe that turned out to be a good thing. *now I'm all lump-throated, thanks a lot* :-)
23. What was the first sport that you were involved in?
Oh, god, SPORTS. Ugh. I'm such an embarrassment; what did we play in kindergarten; dodgeball? I don't know.
24. What were the first lessons you ever took?
Physical Fitness? I remember spending each afternoon doing my Jack LaLanne with my mom.
25. What is the first thing you do when you get home?
Check the mailbox.
26. Who do you think will be the next person to post this?
Uh. Probably no one, judging my readership. :-p
MEME! I love memes. It's a sickness.
April 11th, 2012