Tuesday, February 10, 2009

There Is Always a First Time...

First Movie I saw In A Cinema: Batman (1966)

First Record I Ever Bought: Chicago XII (1977), it had Baby What A Big Surprise which I loved.

First Airflight I Ever Took: San Juan, PR to Caneel Bay, St. John, USVI (1965)

First Book Without Pictures I Ever Bought: Jaws (1974)

First Car: Ford Fairmont (1979)

First Crush: Peter Tork from The Monkees or was it Astroboy? I was 4 years old.

First Oscar: Ok, I'm kidding.

First Time I Had Coffee: 7 or 8 months old. My mother made us one shot lattes for our baby bottles...Really! I'm Latin it is cultural. We call it Café con leche.

First Job: Store Clerk at my Dad's Gift Shop/Armory Store. Mom liked porcelain figurines. Dad loved guns, he was a skeet champion. They reached a compromise. The weirdest concept for a store. The store didn't last that long. It had an iron cage in the middle where the guns, rifles, pistols and revolvers would be displayed.

First "real" Job- Translator at the Department of Education in Puerto Rico.

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face- Roberta Flack

First Time I Ate Frog- Montreal 1982, it tasted like chicken.

First Time I Realized The World Wasn't In Black and White Before I Was Born: July 1968

First Visit To The Confessionary At My Local Church- I was 7 years old, I didn't understand the whole concept of sin. I though I didn't have any. I shared this thought with my teachers. They told me that it was impossible, that everybody sins. Even saints sin, they told me, seven times a day (damn saints!) So I made up a few sins before I went to see the priest. At an early age I felt the need to keep up apereances and portray myself as a sinner.

First Existential Question Ever- I was 6 years old and was playing with my neighbors. We were pretending we were Romans and we were fighting the Vikings. Everybody was assigned a military position. They forgot about me. I got angry and yelled: "Who am I?, Who am I?"

First Time I Learned About Sex- I was 9 years old. My mom bought this book that explained how babies were created. I didn't believe it for a second. It didn't make any sense to me. As far as I knew you ordered a baby on the phone. Then when it was ready a nurse would call you up to pick the baby.

Phot of the number one by horizontal.integration from Flikr.


Natalie said...

I love your list, what a great idea.

You are an interesting cowboy indeed. :D


Anonymous said...

That was so much fun! and you made me laugh :)

Teri said...

hmmm, I must have done too many drugs in the 70's...my memory is not so good as yours! Fun read and some good memories (ie: Chicago)did come back to me, so all's not lost.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Lisa said...

great list- i would never remember all that- except BATMAN the movie with adam west- my kids ( 21 and 16) still watch it !!!
'the shark repellant bat spray !'
'somedays you just cant get rid of a bomb ! "

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Love your list! Damn, I don't think I can remember many of my firsts! Maybe I'll just make up some... Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

They forgot about me. I got angry and yelled: "Who am I?, Who am I?"

Brilliant. This is why I blog.

Rab said...

Hey there - my father and grandfather were also skeet champions!

Fun list.

Cynthia said...

Hi there Pink Cowboy, I enjoyed your first...yes indeed...and now I want to share with you that I had a first...I saw the real pink cowboy in his facebook yesterday...and my did he look handsome in his fringed tan jacked and perky cowboy...ten gallon(?) hat. What a treat!

I'm still asking 'Who am I'? Do we ever know?I had a delightful though not my first visit!

Love to you from your Latin Oasis where we drink plenty of cafe con leche until the milk runs out! <3

Cynthia said...

Also, love your new header...color and mood...stunning. And what a stunning memory!

willow said...

Brilliant new header, Mr. Cowboy!

This was a very entertaining post. Thanks for the giggles. :D

Anonymous said...

Great list of firsts!! Hope you are doing fine.
Happy Valentine's Day!
The Bach

Linda S. Socha said...

What a great idea! Are you sharing the invitation...This was so funny...They forgot about me and I yelled "Who am I Who amd I!Marvelous!!

Today, You are my funny valentine Pink. THANK YOU

Paris said...

hahaha..love you list...and the oscar! ;)