Thursday, November 12, 2015

My First Time (for everything)

Just because Spo and Penguin and John and Dodd are doing it...

My earliest memory – cooking with my maternal grandmother in her kitchen, 1959

First airline flight – 1970; high school trip to Europe; JFK to geneva, switzerland

First time "doing it” – 1972, age 19 with my first real boyfriend; awkward

First surgery – tonsils, age 6, 1960

First car – ford pinto; high school graduation gift, 1972; blue and white two-tone; my parents had a death wish for me

First death of someone close – my maternal uncle, 1968, due to cancer; he was only 38.  I didn’t find out until 1988 that he was gay

First drink – my maternal grandmother kept some mogen david concord grape wine (horrible shit) in the dining room sideboard; she “had a snort” when she couldn’t sleep

First regret – not marrying my first real boyfriend in 1973

First pet – Sydney, my first rescue cat, 1991

First presidential election – 1972; george mcgovern

First time you felt you were an adult – when I moved out of the parents’ house in 1977; I was 23

First job – 1970, cashier in a local (small) mom-n-pop variety store; dusting the fucking glass shelves was THE WORST

First realization of the axiom “life is not fair” – being bullied at school and at home

Losing my virginity – 1977, age 23; some unknown guy; never saw him again; I DO remember he was a ginger boy with a beard!

First house – 1985, a one bedroom condo in northern Virginia with my now ex-husband; I held that mortgage until 1999, when I sold the condo to move back to philly

First camera – polaroid swinger, late 1960s

First checkbook – age 23, to pay the rent on my apartment

Passing my driving test at age 18 (1971)

First 45 record – “get off my cloud”, rolling stones

First record album – “rubber soul”, beatles

First cigarettes - in college 1972-1976; never got hooked

First (and only) divorce - 1991; ex-husband went on to remarry and have 6 kids; he's an idiot

30 comments:

  1. you have a good memory! not sure i could answer all of those.

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    1. I am an elephant; I don't forget some stuff.

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  2. I'm with TDM. I thought back on my life and remembered some, but, man oh man, that's a lot to cart around!
    Love it.

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    1. my hard drive (heh heh heh, I said "hard") is big enough to hold lots and lots of trivia. but don't ask me what I had for dinner 2 nights ago.

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  3. I thought about those questions, and I'm not sure if I can remember all of the answers. I might give it a try, though.

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  4. These "first" lists seem to be contagious and I love them. You've revealed some really interesting stuff.
    I'm still laughing at the first car and the "death wish".

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    1. if you remember, the pinto had an explosive rear gas tank; one accident and BOOM! since my parents were abusive...yeah. easy way to get rid of me.

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  5. This is a fun meme and your answers are interesting. But I have one question. Perhaps I'm naive or I misunderstand het slang, but isn't the question "First time 'doing it'" and the question about "Losing [your] virginity" talking about the same thing? Or is "doing it" some slang for a BJ or something? Please help out this poor little lesbian!

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    1. ok, what happened was this.

      I wanted my first real boyfriend to have intercourse with me; he would not, since I was 19, he was 30, and I was not on birth control pills yet, and I still lived at home.

      by the time I was 23, I was on birth control pills, and had my own apartment. and the ginger boy was closer to my age. and we had intercourse.

      I hope this helps, dear.

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    1. ex-husband for having all those rugrats! he never wanted rugrats during our marriage.

      in fact, he got his now-wife pregnant 3 months after our divorce was final. shotgun wedding and all.

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  7. How interesting!!!! But where was the first time with a woman???? Or the first time running naked through the sprinklers? Or the first time riding a bull in the rodeo?

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    1. oh maddie, NONE of those ideas apply here! I am just a simple girl!

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  8. I think the unknown guys with the ginger beards to be the hottest, don't you? No fuss, no muss, no drama....NEXT!
    I've though of doing this one on my blog thingy but it's the first question that is my issue, not a good answer.

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    1. ginger boys are HAWT! and you can leave out the first question if ya want. it's YOUR personal meme, after all!

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  9. I've an uneasy feeling of some of this being too much info, A.M. Is it just me or are you maybe now wishing you could now un-say some of it?

    However, I do give you two thumbs-up for your first album purchase - mine was, co-incidentally, their immediately preceding one, 'Help' - but my first single record bought was way back in 1957, Johnny Duncan & the Blue Grass Boys' 'Last Train to San Fernando' (bought through a present of a record voucher).

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    1. nope, I meant every word and have no problem being open.

      most of my life was spent hearing "we don't discuss that" at home. problem with that is, when I was diagnosed with cancer, I needed some health info on relatives and my egg donor refused to cooperate. so FUCK THAT SHIT! I have been open with my sister and my niece about health issues, just in case they have the same problems.

      ah, the days of going to the record store...

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    2. I'm (mostly) reassured now, A.M. Thanks.

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  10. Hmm, now you've got me wondering what "doing it" means if you didn't lose your virginity until age 23. Wait, you lost your virginity to some unknown ginger beard rather than your first real boyfriend? What the hell was going on, Anne Marie? Why didn't you put out for the nice guys?

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    1. noble ape, please see my answer to debra above. it will explain everything.

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  11. I don't remember half of these things. RJJS

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    1. egad! dust off the cobwebs along with the snow outside...

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  12. A ginger with a beard, sounds like fun, I have let a sheltered life. I married for brains the second time around.

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