first things first

I stole this little ditty from Melissa

first thing I do in the morning: give Dexter Morgan some smooches (Ry-guy is long gone for work), hit snooze, wait for the alarm to go off again. 

first thing I do when i get home from work: Take Dexter Morgan for a walk. He's pretty well known around the 'hood, it nice for him to be able to see some friends.

my first kiss: oh gosh. I think it was....hmm... 6th grade with Andy A. 

my first home: well the first home I remember as a child was a town home in St. Louis Park, MN.  We lived there for a long time. Finally, the Summer before  7th grade, my Mama was able to purchase a home. We had to move schools, and I thought that would suck balls. Luckily, it didn't. 

my first car: my first car was a '86 Honda Accord. It was blue and a stick shift.  WOOT! I took my drivers test on a stick. fun fact. I really liked it. Someday I would love to be able to by another Honda. For now I'll stick with my SUV. 

my first traffic violation: I was 24 or 26 (can't recall, this happens once you get older.), it was for speeding in Edina.  I was trying to make it to the bank to deposit my paycheck in time for the weekend. Welp, that didn't happen and I ended up with a nice ticket. That was my first, and only.  Jerkface didn't even give me a warning. BOO!

the first thing I wanted to be when i grow up: I really wanted to be a Princess, Miss America, or a sportscaster on ESPN.   

my first drink of choice: ice cold water!

my first restaurant of choice: well it depends on if we're going fancy or casual. Fancy I would say Redstone. I love everything they have on their menu. Casual, hands down Which Wich. yummm! 

first song that comes to mind: I always have the song "If I had a million dollars", in my head at work. I'm pretty sure my colleagues are so sick of hearing it. Or "Don't stop Believin", that's "our song". don't ask....

first major purchase: probably my car after the Honda accord.  A '97 Chevy Cavalier, it was my dream car ( at the time).  Only six short moths later, I totaled it. 

first job: I worked at Blockbuster Video. It was amazing. It was the coolest job to have in the late 90's.  I started off as a customer service rep, ended up (four years later) becoming a dual store manager. I ran two stores/staff, and customer complains. That was tough being so young. When I was 22 I quit to go to college. 


first time I flew: when I was 6 years old my mom took us to Disney World for my birthday. It was the bomb.com. I loved every minute of it. I was lucky enough to go back for my 12,18, and 20th birthdays. I hope to get to go with Ry-guy and show him how fun Disney can be for adults. 

first "big girl" job: The Blockbuster Store Manager job was a pretty "big girl" job.  It was tough, being so young and trying to have a life, if someone called in sick I would have to drop everything and head into the store. Some weeks I would work 70-80 hours. Finally, I hired a great team of managers who made my life much easier. 

 Otherwise, I became an Admin for a local private career college. It was great experience. I hate the idea of private for profit colleges. They rip students off so bad. Thankfully the past couple years I've spent at public state Universities.  The only way to go. 

What are some of your firsts?

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  1. So cool! I didn't have my first kiss til the 8th grade. It was gross!!!!


  2. My first job was at Wendy's haha.
    And my first car was a 90 cavalier...that I totalled!

  3. This was fun to read! I love your new blog look too - can't remember if I've said that yet or not! :)

  4. MY first car was a 93 civic!! I love hondas :)

  5. My first car was a blue '91 Honda Accord!! haha and I totally wanted a Cavalier too. How funny!

  6. oh blockbuster! totally forgot about that place :)

    and I haaaaate when people bring their little kids places they shouldn't be! it makes me so sad!


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