Saturday, February 09, 2013

A few firsts

Waxing nostalgia this evening, I decided to think back to several "firsts" in my life:


  • My first drive-in movie (that I recall, anyway): "Orca" - about killer whales or something. Or maybe it was "Grease?"
  • My first "date:" 2nd grade, we went to a Penguins hockey game
  • My first Elementary School: Skyline Elem School in Prospect Park, near Baldwin PA
  • My first haunted house: The March of Dimes House on Streets Run Road near Pittsburgh PA
  • My first High School: Elizabeth-Forward High
  • My first college: Loretto Heights College, Denver
  • My first regular paying job: Target, Aurora CO
  • My first computer: Commodore 64 with Tape Drive
  • My first word: I am told it was "tunnel"
  • My first purchased record: "I've had enough" by Wings
  • The first home I remember: we lived on some street in Coraopolis pa (We pronounced is "Cory-op-olis" - not sure of they still say it that way or not)
  • The first car my parents owned that I can recall: A yellow VW Bug
  • The first novel I ever read: "Great Expectations"
  • The first car Shan and I bought together: 1988 Dodge Daytona
  • The first movie that scared the crud out of me: "Embryo"
  • The first R-Rated movie I remember watching: "Risky Business"
  • The first movie I saw more than once: "Star Wars - A New Hope" (though it was just called "Star Wars" in those days) - I saw it no fewer than 7 times.
  • My first "TV Crush" - Nancy McKeon, "Facts of Life"
  • My first "Movie Crush" - either Jodie Foster ("Tom Sawyer") or Kim Richards ("Witch Mountain"), not sure which I saw in a movie first. Either way, it was the 70's. Hmm, or maybe it was Tatum O'Neal in "Bad News Bears" Haha. 
  • My first "shaving accident:" I was in 5th or 6th grade and I was playing with my Dad's razor. I slid my thumb across the blade. I told my parents I had been playing with a Tonka truck.
  • My first ride on public transportation (that I recall): I was in 2nd grade, and a group of my friends rode a bus to the movies. We thought we had traveled miles and miles. Turns out, it was less than 1/4-1/2 a mile. 
  • My first kiss with Shan: Outside Russell Fine Arts at Henderson State University. I will never forget it. :-)
I have many other firsts, of course, but these are some that just Popped in My Head.

1 comment:

  1. It is very difficult to find a person who grew up during a specific period in the '70s who DIDN'T have a crush on Jodie Foster.

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