Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My “Firsts”

I saw this fun little meme on another blog this morning, and thought it was an interesting one!  Feel free to steal it if you wish :)

1. First thing you do when you wake up in the morning

Hit snooze, then grab my phone to check Facebook/Twitter/texts/BBM’s for 9 minutes.

2. First thing you do you when you get home from work

This is something that has changed in the past week and a half, actually!  I now drop off the MVT mail at the post office next door, then change into my work-out clothes and do the TurboFire class on the schedule for that day.


3. First kiss

Oh, one of my more embarrassing tales of woe!!  It was on the front steps of Gavan’s, with a boy whose name I can’t even remember right now, while my friends watched out the window and laughed.  It was…sloppy, to say the least. 

4. First home

I guess that would be the place I’m in right now!  I moved straight from my parents’ house to the place I rent now, four years ago.  It’s actually our church’s Manse.  Our current minister didn’t need living quarters, so I agreed to rent it.  A two-storey, 4-bedroom old house that at one time I never thought would feel like “home”, but now I’m quite comfortable there.


5. First car

I guess that would be the red Ford Taurus my parents bought me when I got my first “real” job in the city and needed transportation!  That was in 2003 I guess. Up until then, I just bummed the keys to their vehicles when I needed wheels.

6. First car accident / traffic violation

I’m trying to think here... I’m pretty sure I had a speeding ticket prior to, but I can’t recall the details.  So I’ll go with the time I accidentally ran a red light in Aylmer, and of course a cop was sitting right there when it happened.  I cried and begged for mercy, but he still whacked me with a fine and I think it was 3 points off my license… but I guess it was a pretty serious violation and I deserved it!! haha!!  As for accidents… I used to back into my brother’s car on a regular basis in the driveway.  I have no idea how it happened so many times.  I used to say his car was “invisible”.

7. First thing you wanted to be when you grew up

I think I’ve told this story before, but the “Year 2000” video my class did in Grade 1 (because we were to be the Grads of 2000 and we were special) indicates that I wanted to be a doctor.  I have no clue where that came from.  I don’t ever recall wanting to be a doctor, but that’s what I said on that video.  Go figure.

8. First choice beverage

Water.  I love water, drink gallons of it every day.  If I’m going with alcohol, I’d probably say a Rum & Diet Pepsi.

9.  First choice dessert

I’m trying NOT to think about desserts these days.  But, say it’s my birthday and I’m allowed, I’m going with my mom’s white cake.  Yum.

10. First choice restaurant

Kind of depends on what I’m in the mood for, but the restaurant I’ve eaten at the most over the past few years, hands-down, is Montana’s Cookhouse.  The appetizers – Four Cheese Spinach Dip, Oven-Baked Antojitos, and Kapow! Shrimp – are to die for.  I’m also a big fan of their Firecracker Burger and Chicken Tacos.  If I have room, which I never do, the Skillet Cookie makes  an excellent dessert choice.


These are the Antojitos.  They are amazing.  And now I’m starving.  Thanks, blog.

11. First song that comes to mind

Ho Hey by The Lumineers.  It’s my current favourite.  (Not to be confused with my current anthem, which I shared with you yesterday).

12. First major purchase

I guess that was probably my Rav 4.  I bought it second-hand from my aunt & uncle for a great price, but it was still probably my first big big purchase.  The first car I ever bought myself!  (And for those of you wondering what my “big news” is to come later this week, this is your official hint…)

13. First job

I guess that would be baby-sitting.  I started that when I was 12.  Two years later, I got a job waitressing at the little restaurant in town.  Between the two jobs, that’s how I earned the spending money of my teen years!

14. First time you flew on a plane

I’ve only flown once, and that was to Cuba, two years ago right around this time!  I was terribly nervous, and held Brittany’s hand as we took off in Ottawa.  She was probably really happy when I released my sweaty death-grip on her!!


15. First real "big girl" job

That was in 2003, post-Toronto School of Business.  I got a job at a small accounting firm in Ottawa as an Office Admin Assistant.  I hated every minute of it, and cried daily.  Thankfully it only lasted about 6 months before my current job came along, and the days of crying about going to work ended!!

So…what are YOUR “firsts”??


Sarah said...

Since im trying to waste some time, im going to answer the questions.
1) First thing you do when you wake up in the morning: I also hit snooze! Usually about 4 times.

2. First thing you do you when you get home from work: This depends, either laundry or make supper

3. First kiss: Dont really remember but I think it was my aftergrad...

4. First home: Well also the house where you live - but I guess the first home I have bought would be the one where I am now.

5. First car: 2005 Grand Am

6. First car accident / traffic violation: That would be in 2008 - speed ticket on the four-lanes. I was heading to the city to write govt tests for the CBSA job that I have now

7. First thing you wanted to be when you grew up: I never know what the answer is to this, I remember in high school I really liked law, and investigative stuff

8. First choice beverage: Well I would love to pick Pepsi everytime, but when trying to be healthy I choose water!

9. First choice dessert: Chocolate cake with white icing

10. First choice restaurant: This is tough. The Keg I guess.

11. First song that comes to mind: Also Ho Hey - bought their cd and been listening to it all week.

12. First major purchase: That would have been in 2006 when I bought my 2005 Grand Am for $13,000

13. First job: I also started with babysitting my cousins but I think the Ice Cream stand was my first "real" job, even that wasn't really real so maybe I should go with working at Pine Lodge as the dishwasher.

14. First time you flew on a plane: The first time I flew to the dominican, I dont even remember the year, 2007?

15. First real "big girl" job: That was at Mitel when I was the Project Coordinator around 2004-2007

Stacie said...

Love the Lumineers, loathe the snooze button--have to get right up!

Did you get a new car? When you said exciting news, car was second on my list, right after young, virile, independently wealthy stud...maybe that's next!

Nicole said...

This is fun! And the awkward first kiss! I remember mine... I wish it'd never have happened! And I can't even remember the guys name either, but I can remember where we were and kind of what he looked like....

VandyJ said...

Those are some interesting firsts. Still looking forward to your big news!

Steph said...

The snooze button is my friend and enemy at the same time. I don't get to use it often now.

Uhhhh, that lady on the video looks a little intimidating.

Hope you are doing well!

Emmy said...

Glad that bad job only lasted six months-- no one should cry about going to work everyday that would be awful!
Your house definitely makes it easy for you to get to church!

And yea your post made me hungry too, that restaurant sounds good!

Mrs. Match said...

Ugh, my first kiss was the same-sloppy, awkward, and embarrassing!

Your house is so cute. I've never lived in a house for longer than 2 years, except for the one I grew up in. I am so happy to finally have roots!

Connie said...

I'd love to have a do-over on my first kiss. It was bad!

Jo said...

Well done on the new after work routine, hope you are enjoying it!

Jodie said...

What a fun post!! Love all the firsts, the next boy I kiss he will be my first kiss... I want a re-do!! haha! Your house is soooo cute!!!

Chell said...

The snooze is my friend.... only I roll over and snooze for another 30.... then mess on the phone for another 30.... then get out of bed.

I think our receptionist feels the same way you did at the accounting firm.

BTW, I did get the EOS, Thanks so much!