Tuesday, July 6, 2010


We all have a slew of "firsts" in our lives. I thought I would do a post talking about a few mine. Most will be geared to basic things because personal things are just that and private, although there are a few.

My first video game system was the NES. I remember when we got it my brother and I stayed up most of the night playing Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt. My other brother had one as well with "The Legend Of Zelda". I pwned that game.

My first CD was a best of the Beach Boys I'd gotten from the BMG music club.

My first DVD was either The Matrix or a documentary on musician Robbie Robbertson. Can't remember which one I got fist.

My first computer was a graduation gift from my mom. A Packard Bell. If I remember correctly, it had either a 144 or 177 MHz processor. I still have the speakers.

The first song I learned all the lyrics to was "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks & Dunn. I was a Country fiend back in the day.

The first time I ever had to deal with death was with my dad. I was in the 11th grade and he had recently had open heart surgery.

The first crush I had was in the 1st grade on a redhead named Summer.

The first girl that I really had feeling for was in the 10th or 11th grade. Her name was Christie. I'd even wrote a very crappy poem about her. But, being the horribly shy person that I am I never said anything.

My first kiss is something that I actually don't remember too well. I was maybe 11-12 years old. I don't even remember her name. A bunch of kids were staying the night with my brother's then girlfriend. She was there as well. We just kind of clicked. I'll never forget this for as long as I live because it was so very embarrassing at the time. We all just slept on the floor and I apparently fell asleep with my arm around her shoulder. Everyone woke up before I did and saw this. The older boys were relentless in their teasing. I now know it was all just good-natured, but at the time I was mortified. I hid behind a chair most of that day I was so embarrassed.