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”??