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12 April 2012 @ 09:57 pm
meme time  
Taken from ashmedai

1. Who was your FIRST prom date?
One of my friends bet his older sister that he could go to prom all four years, so I took him when I was a freshman. Technically. We all went as a group in a limo, but he needed me to get him his ticket.

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
No. I was only five years old, and now have no idea what happened to him. I just remember that he was cute and blonde. And his name was Jesse.

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
It stands to reason that it was Chardonnay, which is my mom's drink of choice. I know it was some sort of wine, but I can't remember...I was too young.

4. What was your FIRST job?
The Pancake House. Where I still fucking work.

5. What was your FIRST car?
I wish.

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?
My friend Robert; he has my Roman Art book, and has for over a year now, so he said he would bring it to me on Sunday.

7. Who is the FIRST person you talked to this morning?
Paul, my former math professor, on the way to class; the guy is awesome, and seems to know a little of just about everything.

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher, tell us about them?
Ms. Bolahan. That woman was a bitch.

9. Where did you go on your FIRST air plane ride?
New York City, to my cousin's bar mitzvah. (The same one that's getting married this spring, actually...)

10. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?
His name was Justin. We reunited about eight years ago, and then a couple years ago he got all weird and irresponsible, and he was all super-clingy and shit. So no, we don't.

11. Where was your FIRST sleep over?
A "friend's" birthday party (she wasn't a real friend...I was trying so hard to fit in, we convinced ourselves we liked each other.) The other girls at the party found out that I was taught it was unhealthy to sleep with panties on (btw, it is healthier for women not to), and freaked out. But that was around the beginning of the end of my "popularity."

13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time?
In? I've never actually been in a wedding party. But when I was little we went to this Hindu wedding, of which I still have vivid memories; she had this red dress that was completely covered in beads, and she said she wasn't able to stand up without help and showed us her hands with the henna. And I remember, the groom, who was dressed completely in white, rode into the hall on a white horse. It was awesome.

14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?
Made coffee, brushed my teeth, and checked what I had to get done before I went to class.

15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to?
Weezer. I was a real dork when I was twelve...

16. FIRST tattoo?

17. FIRST piercing?
My mom had a no ear-piercing before eleven rule. Anyway, I got them done, but at some point one of them got hopelessly infected. And I decided it wasn't worth the maintenance to figure out what I could wear and keep them clean and keep track of the earings and....

18. FIRST foreign country you went to?
Canada; we were in Niagara Falls for a couple days. It's the only foreign country I've been to.

19. FIRST movie you remember seeing?
E.T. Which was my childhood fear; I still remember the night that my dad came into check on us wearing his bathrobe, and I woke up just as he went to check on my sister. My mom said she never knew what a blood-curdling scream sounded like until that night, and they had to give me a talk about how E.T. went home, and no, he's never coming back.

It's all pretty hilarious now, but I was terrified.

20. When was your FIRST detention?
Urgh. I was nine, and we were learning to play recorders, and people wouldn't stop, so our teacher threatened detention to the next person to play it. And then I coughed. And the air blew into the recorder. I was pissed.

22. Who was your FIRST roommate?
Megan. We got along pretty well; we had certain standards of common courtesy, involving boyfriends and keeping clean. Our schedules were about the same, and we knew how to be alone together. No, no horror stories about my first roommate.

23. If you had ONE wish, what would it be?
Um...to get a full-time job in my field directly out of university. So not going to happen.

24. What is something you would learn if you had the chance?
Cello. I'm basically disallowed from learning another musical instrument, but if I could, I would be a hot cello player.

25. Did you marry the FIRST person to ask for your hand in marriage?
God, I couldn't stand a guy telling me he was in love with me, how do you expect that I could get married?

26. What was the FIRST sport that you were involved in?
Gymnastics, actually. The only sport I've ever been involved in. I was around seven, and I was damn good. When I was doing yoga for a class last year, I tried doing a bridge again, and I'll tell you, I am not that flexible anymore. I could only hold it for about ten seconds.

27. What were the FIRST lessons you ever took?
Piano. My teacher had parkinsons, which freaked me out, since I was so young and didn't get it. I could already read a lot of the music, and I never learned how to play the simple little ditties she was trying to make us learn. But I did learn Beethoven. On my own.

28. What is the FIRST thing you do when you get home?
Drop my bag and take off my socks and shoes (if they're one. Once it's warm, it's flipflops).

29. Who do you think will be the next person to post this?
Someone will take one of my memes? LOL.

aaa_mazingaaa_mazing on April 13th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
SOMEONE will. But the someone is late for work now. So...later.

Alexanderashmedai on April 16th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
(btw, it is healthier for women not to)

See this is another reason why LJ fascinates me, I'm let in on so many of these female secrets most guys will never have an inkling of. Mind if I ask why it's not healthy? I'm endlessly curious about biology (and ignore if I just asked a TMI question).

But I did learn Beethoven. On my own.

That's awesome! Did you keep up the lessons? I had to learn boring little ditties too and got so fed up I quit piano after a few years.

MissTeacakesmissteacakes on April 16th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
The uterus is actually a self-cleaning organ, but in order for that to happen it needs to be aired out,(although, obviously this isn't possible all the time) or else bacteria grows and that's when you get a nasty, smelly vag.

I think that the fact that the human body is self-repairing in general is amazing. (And as far as bodily functions, I don't believe in TMI; women should be allowed to be as open about their body as men are.)

No, I didn't. For one thing, she was getting older. I had to learn the stupid ditties, too. The only reason I learned the more advanced was because we had all this old sheet music from when my mother played, and I already knew how to read the music, and I was determined to learn stuff that I liked. So yeah, I taught myself Bach when I was seven, but I couldn't play the "easy" stuff. (It's what happens when I'm told that I can't do something.)
Alexanderashmedai on April 16th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
I think that the fact that the human body is self-repairing in general is amazing. (And as far as bodily functions, I don't believe in TMI; women should be allowed to be as open about their body as men are.)

Totally agree, yes. And yeah, that makes sense! I'm supposing even breathable cotton might keep things too warm, since bacteria thrive on warmth.

I got so bored with the easy stuff I taught myself to play music meant for four hands by myself the first year I played piano, at least that was a challenge (and I did do it). If I'm not challenged and pushed a bit, I get bored and frustrated. And Bach at seven years old! Geeze - I pull my hat!
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on April 16th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's always just a little damp too. In some ways it's good (drying out can lead to toxic shock syndrome), but it does breed bacteria.

Every once in a while I try playing again, but it's been so long since I've had to read bass clef that I'm a little worse each time. And it's not like I could play fast, masterclass Bach. But when it comes to language and music, if I'm determined to learn, I will. (For Latin I realized at one point I couldn't conjugate my nouns, so I sat down with a legal pad and memorized all five declension in one night through four hours of repetition.)
Alexanderashmedai on April 16th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah dampness and warmth. I can only relate by having had a foot fungus once from using a public shower, and OMG...that itching and burning on my privates?! I imagine that's NOT fun!

I quit piano after just a couple years, so I don't remember a thing, but tbh I don't miss playing an instrument either. Languages is a bit different, there I love to learn and stay in practice with what I learned. I took French and later taught myself a little Hebrew and Koine Greek, but Chris took Latin in school too. I'm not sure how good he is with it anymore, you forget languages quickly if you don't keep them "active".
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on April 16th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
Emotionally, it's even worse for women. Men get away with scratching their balls all the time, but women can't do that. (We can't even get away with picking wedgies, although though that one doesn't stop me.)

I also play flute, french horn, and trumpet. The flute and trumpet I don't miss so much, mostly because of the people (flutists tend to be really girly, and trumpet players are...well...brassy) but I miss horn. It's such a beautiful instrument, and it was a challenge and a half, but there isn't much in the way of solo music for french horn, and I don't think it's as fun to do alone.

Lack of practice is my biggest problem with German. I don't ever get a chance to use it, so while I could probably still remember the grammar, I can't remember most of the vocabulary. And learning Latin and Greek at the same time is like torture...my mind is like a full bookshelf that I keep trying to put more on: every time I add one thing, something at the other end falls off. I'm at the point where I default to Latin every time someone asks me how to say something in another language.
Alexanderashmedai on April 16th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
Men get away with scratching their balls all the time

LOL! I hate when guys do that, but I admit with street clothes on it IS sometimes necessary to...erm, adjust some things or it gets painful.

My stepdad played trumpet too. :)

And learning Latin and Greek at the same time is like torture...

Woah, I can't even imagine doing that. Languages I have to do one step at a time or my brain just goes "delete delete delete"!
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on April 16th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
You know what's really gross? One of my guy-friends told me recently that he sees guys leaving the bathroom all the time without washing their hands. Women never do that!

Although, it is easier for men to get hurt there. Just don't let anyone tell you that it isn't bad for girls when they do; when I was fourteen, I hit a curb on my bike and slipped backward onto the spinning wheel, and couldn't walk right for like...two days. (/TMI)

Yup. Like I said...a bookshelf. I'm just worried about passing Latin at this point.
Alexanderashmedai on April 16th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
One of my guy-friends told me recently that he sees guys leaving the bathroom all the time without washing their hands. Women never do that!

Ugh I know, there's a locker room to change clothes at the plant and I remember working there. Straight guys would be wearing the same underwear for days. Gross!

I hit a curb on my bike and slipped backward onto the spinning wheel, and couldn't walk right for like...two days. (/TMI)

Ouch, oh man! :(
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on April 16th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
I don't get what it is with straight men and their lack of hygiene. And then they get upset when girls say, "The good ones are always gay or married."