Saturday May 28, 05
I love my journal, I love my journal...
It has become a friend to me. Or maybe I have become a friend to myself.
Anyhow, I saw this "firsts" list in JTL's journal and thought I'd give it a go.
First best friend ~ Dawn 10-13 years old, until I moved out of town, cry
First car ~ 1980 Oldsmobile
First real date ~ 7th grade Christmas dance. We went to dinner and to the dance. His dad chauffeured. The guy was rich, in the Advanced Academic Placement Program with me, and was on the swim team. He was very popular. But, he turned out to be psychotic. Looking back on it now, he was the FIRST sociopath that I have ever encountered. Wow, I bet he is a troll on some website today. I hope it isn't this one. Anyhow, what made him so pathetic was that when I had moved from Ohio to Florida in my 9th year, I soon got cancer. I found out through the grapevine, that he had told EVERYONE that I had died. I bet some people still think this. Oh, he also started a "Who hates Jehne?" list, because I would not go out with him any longer. It actually got some signatures. Fortunately, I was popular as well. God, this reminds me of the movie "Election." Funnies, I would never have recalled this memory if it weren't for this 'first date' question. Moving on...
First real kiss ~ 7th grade at a boy/girl party while playing spin the bottle. It was awful -- there was an audience. I felt like a performing seal. But, the first pleasurable and meaningful kiss/relationship was with Scott in 8th grade. He was my first. And, I was his.
First break-up ~ Scott - beginning of 9th grade. My family moved from Ohio to Florida. It was a forced separation.
First screen name ~ Smithsonissey
First self-purchased album ~ Pink Floyd's The Wall
First funeral ~ grandfather's 1979. I have only been to two. I don't do weddings nor funerals. I don't want to ever go to another funeral. I don't know that I will ever go to another wedding. I have only been to three -- my mom's remarriage, my aunt's -- when I was a child, and my pathetic, unmemorable own.
First pets ~ Fluffy my cat as a child
First piercing/tattoo ~ No tattoos. I had my ears pierced when I was 10 -- then double pierced at 13. I got my navel pierced in 1993 in the famed Ybor City ~ Tampa, Florida.
First credit card ~ while in college
First enemy ~ I think it would have to be, that guy that I had my first date with.
First musician you remember hearing in your house ~ Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline"