Monday, November 19, 2007

Throwing In The Towel

Not on my blog. But on NaBloPoMoShmo. It did me in. With my mom visiting this weekend and helping me with final condo preparations, I just couldn't find the time to post. AND I took a ton of pictures that will be posted tomorrow (even the green! toaster!)

I will not, however, be throwing in the towel on the questions you guys asked me.

Today's is from Princess Extraordinaire:
Where were you when you had your first kiss and who was it with?

I'm going to move right along to my first real kiss. What I mean by that is, those little awkward pecks when I was in elementary school don't count because a.) I don't really remember them and b.) We didn't really even know it was supposed to be romantic then.

Moving on. I was 15 years old. It was the summer after my freshman year in high school. A friend of mine (I will call him Spence) and I had been hanging out quite a bit together. It started off with a group of us and then it would always pair down to just the two of us alone on a Saturday afternoon.

For my birthday he made me a mix CD and picked out all the green M&Ms from about 12 bags (they were my favorite, don't ask). He handmade me a birthday card signed Your Friend*, Spence. The asterisk? Yeah, I got butterflies.

He officially "asked me out" on July 3, 1997. I was his girlfriend, SQUEE! He asked me to come over to his house the following night and watch a movie. Neither of us had a license yet so his mom came and picked me up. The kiss actually happened on the ride home. Yes, his mother was in the car. HA.

I had braces at that point in my life. I was freaking out about them. Will they get in the way? Do I have food stuck in them or something? Yeah I was a nervous wreck. But he leaned over and laid one right on me. No tongue, but man what a kiss! I got out of the car and as I was walking to the front door it felt like I was walking on air. I know that sounds so cliche and corny, but I SWEAR that's what it felt like.

Also, I remember being SO nervous that my dad would be able to tell I had been kissed. Like there was some evidence plastered all over my face. In reality there was just a huge smile on the face of a girl in major lust. Sigh.

46 comments:

JMC said...

The green ones were always my favorite, too. Still are. :)

nicoleantoinette said...

I have a first kiss post too! Yours is really cute, well, minus his mom being in the car haha.

Lisa said...

I quit NaBloYoYo too. I hated feeling like I HAD to post. Yay for us!

It was sweet of him to give you handpicked green M&Ms. And hi, I want to see your green toaster.

Miriam said...

I love that you remember the date! So cute.

I wish I could remember my first real kiss...I was kind of slutty in middle school. And by slutty I mean I had a different boyfriend every other day, not that I was giving it up at such a young age :)


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Spunk said...

So cute...brave boy! :)

Kristen said...

super cute. my first kiss happened while my dad waited in the car to pick me up. :)

Graffiti Girl said...

hehe - yay!

Virginia said...

That is SO cute!!! And a mix CD, wow, that is true love. Do you still have it? I don't think I would have had the guts to kiss (or be kissed) in the backseat of a parent's car.

Looking forward to pictures of your toaster!

Marriage-101 said...

I remember kissing my first boyfriend in the backseat of his parents car (while his mom was driving) too!

What a cute story.

La said...

How adorable! (Also, I love the green M&M's. Although I call them "MEMS", and I also like the blue ones.)

My grade school boyfriend and I got caught kissing by my dad once, and he screamed, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" And I was like, "Um, talking?" But I felt the scarlet letter of shame all over my mouth. :)

dreamgrrl said...

hahaha oh man i totally remember feeling the exact same way - omg, my parents are going to KNOW that i was kissed, they are going to take one look at me and KNOW! took me a while to get over that. I also remember watching TV that night and seeing what seemed to be every single character on TV kissing. I thought it was certain death for me!
Can't wait to see the pics!!

Daddy Dan said...

Very cute story, Michelle!

Susie said...

So cute! I had my first kiss the summer after freshman year too and I also had braces. I was with an "older man" haha he was going to be a senior and I felt sooo cool. When he brought me home after that date, my mom was waiting for me in the kitchen and was like "why are your clothes all wrinkled?" Oh, the shame! (all we had done was kiss, I swear!)

I quit NaBloPoMo too :( Oh well, it's the effort that counts.

Kate said...

Wow- what a perfect first kiss story! I wish I could go back in time to have a kiss like that.

Lisa said...

The green M&Ms! Interesting.

In Canada, our Smarties are chocolate. And there's this song and dance about eating the red ones last. Weird!

nancypearlwannabe said...

He kissed you with his MOM in the car? That takes guts!

Passionista said...

What a cute first kiss story! I give Spence props for laying it on you in front of his mom. I would have been so embarassed. Can't wait for pics :)
PS~ You were so right on with the opening the door thing. Ha!

Princess Pointful said...

That is sweet :).
I know that feeling- like everyone can see it on your face!
(except maybe now it is after I have particularly good sex... shhhhhh)

DG said...

Haha that's awesome :)

I remember my first kiss well too. Unfortunately, the guy? Not as good as Spence. 12 bags of M&M's???

brandy said...

Ahh mix tapes. Remember when that was enough to send you into a spiral of love struck glee?? I want that to happen again.

blogging said...

this post put a smile on my face. brave boy....

and the green mms and cd? le heart.

Sarah said...

That is the cute! Especially the part about your dad. Love it!

L Sass said...

So cute!! I didn't have my license when I got my first real boyfriend, too... we had to depend on our parents and friends to chauffeur us around to see each other. True romance!

Samantha said...

Your story is so cute! Is it bad I don't even remember my first kiss? Sigh, oh well.

Samantha said...

Your story is so cute! Is it bad I don't even remember my first kiss? Sigh, oh well.

Katelin said...

That is so cute! Ah. Butterflies and mix tapes, true teenage love at its finest. :)

Peter DeWolf said...

I am considering kicking NaBloPomo in the ass too!

We can be rebels together!

cp said...

I 'got married' to a boy on the playground in 4th grade. Our marriage entitled us to occasionally hold hands after school waiting on the bus and being able to practice cursive handwriting using his last name for mine. If only it was that easy.

And my NaBloPoMo died a long time ago. Just too difficult for a blog newbie. :o)

Tina Vaziri said...

That is so sweet, I wish relationships were that easy now and that those walking on air moments lasted forever.

elysa said...

that could possibly be the cutest first kiss story and I love that his mom was in the car that makes it even better. ahh young love :D

AJ said...

Such a lovely story!!

QueenBee said...

My friend from a long time ago said the green ones meant horny or something. So, she and her boyfriend always wanted the green ones.

I don't actually remember my first real kiss. (It can't be a real kiss if you were in 3rd grade)

I do remember my first kiss with B though. :-) Heheehee.

mcgee said...

aw what a cute story...thanks for sharing!

and also, i totally don't blame you on quitting NaBloPoMo. i want to quit and i'm not even participating..haha.

She Likes Purple said...

Oh, what happened with you and Spence? What a great story.

alyndabear said...

Awwww - so sweet! Mine was during Titanic.. I should blog about that sometime!

libby said...

his mom was in the car?! that was one classy dude you snagged!! lol! and ps - i'm reading better single than sorry too - its so EMPOWERING..hahaha

ana said...

First kiss...Sigh! Cute story, you have me thinking back too....

Kristie said...

Awww! That's a sweet story.

Yoda said...

Oh what a sweet story of your first kiss! Mine was quite the slobbery kiss after a sweaty session of badminton ;-) There was some friskiness after that too, but that's a tale for another day!

Yes, I used to live in Columbus. Went to Ohio State for like 5 yrs, got my PhD and then moved to New York!

I'm in Columbus on Dec. 6th-10th for the Autumn commencement! Can't wait to get back and meet everyone :-D

Slightly Disorganized said...

i was on a bike. I rode away right after because i was so nervous. I don't think i even said goodbye.

Valley Girl said...

Ah, memories.

Making my way in PA said...

I started to do NaBloPoMoFo but didn't sign up and then I decided that it wasn't fun. Hence why I call it MoFo.

My first kiss was to a now complete loser but at the time he was cute and I can remember thinking the same thing. Everyone would know!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I love it - thanks for answering my question - I feel like such a voyuer..lol

Anna said...

Oh no! Don't leave me here in Nablopomo land!

M said...

Such a cute story! My first kiss was on the back of a bus on a band trip in 7th grade!

I thought the green M&Ms made you horny? hehe

Eve said...

Green m&ms used to be my favorite. Weird.