Amnesia Lane 8 Meme
First town you ever lived in:
Santa Rosa, California, where I spent 18 years. Luther Burbank once said, "this is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned." I have to agree. It is a step away to the wine country, the Russian River, San Francisco, the lovely, rocky coast of the Pacific, and is just 3 hours from the Sierra Nevadas. What more could you want?
First album owned: The Monkees.
...and it still resonates, because I too "get the funniest looks from everyone I meet." Here's the one I was in love with...Peter Tork. What a hunk, huh?
First gig seen:
That would be Elton John, Oakland Coliseum, around 1971 or 1972. I wore a cute polyester pants suit, with small light-blue-and-white checks, that my mother made me, and it got a cigarette hole burn in it (NOT my cigarette). Elton wore HUGE glasses, and an Uncle Sam-type red white and blue get-up. He was so fabulous.
First Celebrity Crush:
See Peter Tork, above. Would this have been the origin of the name Peter for my pet rabbit? (the one that I took on bike rides in a pillowcase hanging from the handlebars) Not to mention son #2?
After seeing the picture of Peter Tork, would it surprise you to learn that subsequent crushes included Jerry Brown, Woody Allen, and Armando Manzanero?
First Film you remember seeing:
Wizard of Oz. Still scares me. Don't like it.
First time you drank alcohol:
This is so easy to remember. I was about 14 years old. I went to a wedding with my best friend, Michele, in Berkeley. It was her aunt's wedding, and there was lots of champagne. When I got back to Michele's house I called home to say I'd be spending the night. Wrong! "Your tongue is sticking to the roof of your mouth so badly that you can't even talk! I'm coming to pick you up RIGHT NOW!" (my Mom)
First paying job:
Besides working for my Dad, it would be my job at JC Penney. Clerk. (Oh, and model. Ha.)
First Kiss: Oooh, Craig. Donner Lake. In the boat tied up at the dock. He was late to dinner and got grounded!
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Gunnella. I tag Munkay.