Monday, March 10, 2008

In Which I Do a Meme, For The First and Last Time

I know, I never do memes, but Dawn said please, so just this once...

1. Who was your first prom date? Didn't have a prom.

2. Do you still talk to your first love? Yup. Many times a day.

3. What was your first alcoholic drink? Not a clue. Actually, probably a gin and tonic, because that's what my parents drank, so that's what I knew. Back in the day I was partial to Kahlua and rum and coke (not together). I still like Kahlua, but just the thought of rum and coke makes me cringe.

4. What was your first job? Stock kid in a fancy fruit and vegetable store. I filled the bins and packed grocery bags and cleaned up after we closed. Once I got to go to the flower market at four in the morning with the flower lady, who was the owner's girlfriend. Her name was Faith, and we drove through red lights, because it was four in the morning. The pockets of all the aprons in the store were filled with banana chips, which had just come on the market and which we all loved to eat. It was also the first place I ever saw star fruit and jicama.

5. What was your first car? 1982 Toyota Starlet. I loved that car.

6. Who was the first person to text you today? Nobody has texted me today, but M got 45 texts yesterday from a sixth grader who shall remain nameless. I think the last person to text me was...oh, duh, I can check. T, with whom one can only communicate by text.

7. Who is the first person you thought of this morning? Well, if we count super-early morning, E, who came in the bed and lay half on top of me. Ugh.

8. Who was your first grade teacher? Mrs. Wexler. She was dreamy and had black curls. Her husband was Dr. Wexler, who was lots of people's pediatrician, but not mine.

9. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane? No clue, but I'd guess New York.

10. Who was your first best friend, and are you still friends with him/her? D in nursery school. She lived around the corner for a year, and then she came back in fourth grade for another year, but we weren't such good friends then. I very occasionally hear tell of her family through the mom grapevine. On the other hand, I have known C since we were eight, and we still talk several times a month. (You know, I might be wrong about this, I might have been best friends with S in preschool...Mom?)

11. What was your first sport played? Didn't really play sports, except a little soccer because I had to.

12. Where was your first sleepover? Maybe J's house (a J who has never been mentioned here). I probably had to come home.

13. Who was the first person you talked to today? M. I told her her outfit was nice.

14. Whose wedding were you in the first time? Aunt M! I wore an Indian print dress and high heeled sandals that sank into the grass as I walked in front of her.

15. What was the first thing you did this morning? Tried really hard for quite a while to wake up.

16. What was the first concert you ever went to? Bob Marley, Patti LaBelle, and a bunch of other people in a big outdoor stadium, raising money for something. It was probably the best concert I ever went to too.

17. What was your first tattoo or piercing? Got my ears pierced for my 11th birthday in a mall with my mom's friend P (my mom was there too, but P and I were the ones getting pierced). Added two more holes on the left and one on the right myself, with ice and needles. No tattoos--in the early 90s, when I was about to get a tattoo, S put his foot down and said no. He never puts his foot down and says no, so when he does, I usually obey, especially because he usually has a good reason--in this case he thought that, given my appalling skin allergies, it seemed highly likely that I would be allergic to my own tattoo, and he was probably right.

18. What was the first foreign country you went to? Mmmm, when I was two I went to Israel, but we may have gone somewhere else on the way, we usually did. I think that time it was maybe Greece...Mom? I've been to a lot of foreign countries.

19. What was your first run-in with the law? Arrested for sitting in at shanties to prevent the cops from pulling them down (can you guess when I graduated from college?).

20. When was your first detention? Never.

21. What was the first state you lived in? The one I live in now.

22. Who was the first person to break your heart? The son of a famous feminist, only he didn't know it. If you mean the first person I actually was in a relationship with who broke my heart, the answer would be the same as #2.

23. Who was your first roommate? My first actual roommate in the room was an anorexic theology/astrophysics joint major who was the scariest person in the facebook. She tried to kill herself in October, left school, and was never heard from again. However, she was made up for by A, who lived in the other room of the suite, who I lived with for four years and have talked to three times this week.

24. Where did you go on your first limo ride? I’ve never been in a limo.


Dawn said...

See? Aren't they fun? They're fun to read anyway.

1. What was M wearing?
2. What famous feminist?

M said...


Kate said...

I never knew these sorts of lists had actually names. For some reason, knowing this really excites me.

(P.S. I went to Cape Cod for the first time today.)

landismom said...

See, now that's actually an interesting meme.