Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First a Meme

1. Who was your first prom date?
Some guy who asked me to be his date thusly, "Some people don't think I am capable of finding a date. Will you help me prove them wrong?"  I don't know which was more pathetic, that he asked that way or that I accepted.

2. Who was your first roommate?
My brother

3. What alcoholic beverage did you first drink?
The fermented juice of crushed rare orchids found only in Antarctica.

4. What was your first job?

5. What was your first car?
Matchbox or gasoline powered?

6. When did you go to your first funeral?
For a pet or a person?

8. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane?
Austin, Texas when I was in 5th grade. Mom was very cool about it. She drove us to the little municipal airport so we could watch planes take off and land, then asked us if we wanted to go on one. We said yes and she said, 'Ok! Let's!' We got on this little prop plane and flew to Philadelphia. Got out and watched the big jets take off and land. She asked if we wanted to get on one of those. Our eyes got huge and we said, 'Yes?' she said, 'Ok, let's!' My brother and I were in complete shock. She planned the whole trip but never let on. Just picked us up from school and we flew to Texas for a week to see her friends. It was very, very cool.

9. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with?
I don't recall sneaking out, just sneaking people in when my mom wasn't home.

10. Where was your first sleepover?
Sleeping over what?  Was I supposed to be on the top bunk or suspended over something?

11. Who is the first person you talk to in the morning?
I have taken a vow of morning silence.  I don't speak until afternoon and then only using semaphore.

12. Whose wedding were you in the first time?
My uncle's, it was his second of 5 marriages.

13. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Look at the clock and die inwardly.

14. What was the first concert you ever went to?
It was a festival for a fusion punk band of Tuvalan throat singers and Swiss yodelers.

15. First piercing?
The scream I made upon exiting a womb.

16. First celebrity crush?
I've never been close enough to one to crush him or her.

17. First crush?
I have never crushed anyone but I do have a few candidates in mind for being run over by a steam roller.

19. When was your first detention?
Me being detained or detaining someone else?

20. What is the first big trip you remember taking?
Falling down the basement steps when I was 4.


Craig said...

#1 - I actually thought his request was kinda cute, in a self-deprecating kind of way. . .

#4 - I'll, um, leave it to somebody else to ask the question that's occurring to me. . .

#8 - Your mom is brilliant.

#13 - I totally get that. . .

#17 - hope I'm not one of 'em. . .

And, my sincere apologies. It won't happen again. . .

Cricket said...

#4... is there really a need for explanation? Lol.

I love your memes.

My parents used to get us to and from MD that way. Not on planes. But they would pile us all into the car after waking us up maybe around 4 am. So they got some free time from groggy children. As we started to come around, first doughnuts or something similar. Then... who wants to drive to another state? Let's go to RI! Ok. Halfway thru RI, How about another, let's go to CT!

&c&c. She had a few surprises here and there to bust out when we started to flag. Anyway, it worked for a while, at least 'til we were old enough to see the pattern.

lime said...

craig, you do not fall under #17. apology accepted.

cricket, i couldn't wake my kids at 4am because it would mean i'd have to be up by 3am in order to be coherent enough to do the waking. lord have mercy!

Anonymous said...

#1 - that you accepted. sorry.
#4 - well, you gotta start somewhere
#11 - amen..although you may want to try smoke signals
#20 - an omen of things to come...

Dave said...

I reckon you covered all bases satisfactorily Michelle. You Mum and the plane journey was clever - Dave

lime said...

cooper, yeah #20 was a bit of foreshadowing wasn't it?

dave, it was a happy memory

Suldog said...

#4 is the reason I love you. It is also why you are The Queen.

Craver Vii said...

#6 About pet funerals. I guess I have a reputation in the neighborhood. A few years ago some kids found dead bunnies and came to me to so I could perform a funeral service of sorts. I obliged.

#8 That was WAY cool of your mom! How fun!!

lime said...

suldog, (big shit eatin' grin)

craver, many years ago our daughter required a funeral for her pet mice. the fish from the year before that were unceremoniously sent to "potty heaven." (her coinage)

G-Man said...

I was thinking Blow!!

Hilary said...

You're such a hoot. Your mom sure planned a lovely surprise.. that's so cool.