This week I have the honor of suggesting the topic. (I had it last week too – but I slacked off. Thanks to Stasha for her gracious understanding of my laziness!) We’re talking about firsts. Everyone remembers their firsts right? First love, first heartbreak, first time being the heartbreaker. I’m not discussing any of those here. Here’s a list of less traumatic firsts!
10. First concert – Eight grade. Lee Civic Center in Fort Myers Florida. Poison with special guests Lita Ford and Britney Fox. Remember them?
9. First Movie – E. T., the internet says it was released in 1982 which would have made me 8-years-old.
8. First Album – Thriller by Micheal Jackson. It wasn’t actually a record, (I’m not THAT old!) it was a cassette. My sister and I spent hours dancing around the kitchen to it while my parents were at work. Good Times.
7. First Live Theatre Experience – I don’t remember how old I was, but my Mom took me to the Sarasota Opera to see The Magic Flute. I never developed a love of Opera, but I never stopped loving live theatre.
6. First Performance – Shortly after seeing The Magic Flute I became involved with school Theatre. My first play was Fame at Port Charlotte High School. I had three lines and hid in the corner of the chorus due to my lack of musical ability.
5. First Car – 1984 Chevette, standard, it was primer grey. My Dad bought her and had her painted pea green for me. Her name was Sweet Pea. Rumor has it she’s still seen occasionally around old Port Charlotte. (The gas I’m pumping was less than $1/gallon!)
4. First Vote – The first time I voted was in 1992 for Bill Clinton. (shocked, right?) I’d vote for him again tomorrow if I could, I don’t care what you say about him.
3. First Move Away From Home – Off to college in the fall of 1993. I moved from Port Charlotte, Florida to Bismarck, North Dakota to attend The University Of Mary. I haven’t been in one place more than four years since.
2. First New Car – Dallas and I shared this one, both of our first new vehicles was our previous minivan, a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. I could say I missed that van, but I’d be lying.
1. First Race – I never thought I’d be one of those people who spent time, energy, and money running races. Until I ran one. The Snow City 5K in 2011. I’m hooked, it was like The Magic Flute for my feet.
What are some of your memorable firsts?