Going to the store with my uncle to pick out a gift for my new baby sister. I was almost 3. I can still picture the aisle in KMart.
First celebrity obsession crush
Christian Slater. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves did it for me.
Never had a dog. We had a hamster and some fish, and then my parents got a cat when I was in college.
First memory of being jealous
My friend Kris at school at the most awesome sparkly pens and pencils in her desk. And pretty hair. I think everyone was jealous of her at some point!
First time eating a cherry tomato
oh geez I have no idea. I was probably older though, like a teenager. I was kind of picky about food.
Billy at the Spirit Dance in 7th grade. oh the stories Pris could tell you all… ;)
Emily Wilkinson’s house, I think. We were in 3rd or 4th grade, maybe? We played Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board and hypnotized a girl. Or at least we tried, heh. I remember being scared in their living room late at night because they had a lot of windows.
First time attending Sunday School
I think I was 5. I attended that church all through high school, was very active in the youth group, and we went back a few times after Maggie was born.
First roller coaster ride
The Little Dipper at Kennywood!
First favorite brand name
Levis? I don’t even know…
First pair of Guess Jeans
5th grade, they were hand-me-downs from someone.
First huge misunderstanding
In 5th grade, I tricked a friend into believing I was moving away. I have no idea why I did it, but she fell for it and was so upset, then got mad at me and we kind of stopped being friends after that.
First time being mistaken for a boy
Not sure it ever happened, other than when I was a baby, probably. I always had long hair.
First huge disappointment
When the 5th grade girls at school picked me to be the Girl We Pick On This Week. Fifth grade girls are MEEEAAAN.
First big family vacation
We went to Florida for my uncle’s wedding, and then to Disney/Universal for a few days.
8th grade, see First Kiss above, heh.
First stay in the hospital
Age 10, I had surgery on my kidney.
silver 2001 Honda Civic, right after I graduated from college. Unless you count driving my parents’ tan Ford Tempo in 1995 when I learned to drive.
ice cream bee-otch at a local ice cream shop.
Probably like $40 or something pathetic, but I thought I WAS RICH!
after a year or so of working at Pitt, but I had to beg for it and I’m pretty sure I sweat through my shirt. OMG SO NERVOUS. Even though I completely deserved it. I even took notecards in with me. I am such a dork.
with Dan after we got married. We lived there for 2 years before buying our first house.
Dan, of course! :)
So- what’s in YOUR bag of firsts??!