Some firsts for you all…

this came into my head some weeks ago and has been sitting as a draft post for weeks. It came about when I was thinking, “that’s the first time I…” (the first of which I now can’t recall. Thank you FnF*.)

  1. First kiss: Street party, w/ family friend of some neighbours, 16 years old
  2. First grope: Country Party, in a paddock w/ a guy who gave me his cousin’s name as his own, on my 18th birthday.
  3. First time: w/ first boyfriend who was 9 years older, 18 years old (as in I was…not him you filthy minded perverts)
  4. First cigarette: one of H’s Gudang Garangs during schoolies week, just shy of 18
  5. First joint: 19… I think, but it could have been late 18, 18 was a big catch-up year from being the good Christian girl through school
  6. First pregnancy: 1997-1998 (2nd 99-2000; 3rd 05; 4th 06-07)
  7. First job: Kmart check-out chick (although I started in women’s wear)
  8. First (and only) time head-hunted for a job: 1996
  9. First oyster: 1981 or maybe 82
  10. First move out of home: 1992 – to uni; 1995 – with Chef
  11. First repeat dream: c1979 – my family were all different sized squash balls (Dad the biggest, in decreasing size to me) and Dad always yelled at us because we could never bounce high enough
  12. First depressive episode: vague recollections of feeling alone, ‘sad’, inadequate and ‘different’ in Year 2, 1980
  13. First bullimic episode: 15yrs old, Year 8, 1986 – while on the Scarsdale Diet, the main reason I still can not stomach tinned salmon. (haha! geddit, can’t stomach it. God I crack myself up sometimes)
  14. First cake baked: – Year 4 I think, c1982. It was either a White Wings sultana bar cake or its cinnamon tea cake.

So what are your firsts that come to your mind instantly?

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  • Em

    Oh I like this!

    First time a boy proposed that we have sex to make a baby: 1974 (I was 4 and so was he – I declined telling him my eggs were too small!)

    First kiss & grope: 1984 (I was 14).

    First diet: 1984

    First (and only) cigarette: 1985 (I was 15).

    First job: McDonalds: 1985

    First love: 1986 (sweet 16)

  • Bec of the Ladies Lounge

    First kiss – 1973, with “Timmy”, who was mine because I caught him first in catch-and-kiss.

    First grope – 1982, 14 years old, by the creek on the golf course.

    First time I read Lord of the Rings – 11 years old on a loooong family road trip summer holiday. Give me Orcs over brothers any day.

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  • Surfing Free

    What a lot of interesting firsts!

    First car – a Holden Camira (canary yellow) in 1986.

    First kiss – with a the son of a friend of my grandfather’s in London when I was 15. He was English and therefore extremely sophisticated to my teenage mind. Not surprisingly, his kissing was less than great.

    First job – Reuters journalist in Papua New Guinea. No part time skivy jobs for me, thanks very much 😉

  • Suse

    I love that you have a ‘first oyster’.

  • nutmeg

    #’s 1, 2, 4 and five all when I was in Year 9 (so, 15 years of age I think). It probably would have been later only that my mum and dad thought that I wouldn’t be exposed to such things outside the city and promptly moved to the north coast of NSW at that time 😉

  • Joke

    I’m still waiting for the first post of this week.

    -J.