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Sunday Stealing: First Things First

Well hello there, you sexy thang! Thanks for stopping by! Time for some Sunday Stealing, yes? Link up here if you want to play along with the rest of us Thieves this week! Let's go!


{1} First thing you would do/buy if you won the lottery:

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Welp, of course I'd finish paying off my student loans and our other debts, but then I think I'd fly out to Maui and hunt down this gorgeous beach house to buy. Sorry, kids, but I desperately miss my beach life! ;)

{2} First person you call when you get amazing news:

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It depends on the circumstances! If Hubs isn't with me, then of course he is the guy. If not, either my sister or my best friend Lisa, probably. I'm all about the texting now, though. I loathe talking on the phone!

{3} First thing you do when you've had a bad day:

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I have my little (big ol') hissy fit, say a lot of bad words, maybe throw something unbreakable in no one's direction, then cry and take a nap. Or something.

{4} First movie you went to without your parents:

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A Nightmare on Elm Street, with my sister and two stepsisters. I was maybe eight years old. I am still scared of Freddy Kreuger!

{5} First sport you played (Little League-style or in school):

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I didn't go out for sports, but I was a dancer: Tap, Jazz, & Ballet. I was pretty damn good, too. I was invited to dance in Dance Olympus in Manhattan after only one year, much earlier and younger than most dancers from my studio were asked or allowed. I loved every minute of dancing.

{6} First major injury:

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My first C-section, immediately post-surgery, was probably the first horrible wounding I'd ever experienced. And this meme, posted above, is the most recent. I'd like to shout out a big "fuck you!" to whomever created it! For the record, I had three emergency, slice-and-dice, terrifying operations because I had severe pre-eclampsia for all three pregnancies, and my babies and I were in grave danger. Not to mention, the first kid and the twins, second, were all premature. Additionally, Chloë, Baby #1, had an abrupted placenta inside me, which caused one, long, torturous, protracted contraction when labor started, and I had extreme polyhydramnios, the likes of which none of the doctors or nurses at the teaching hospital had ever witnessed. So, yeah. I'm a little pissed off that this meme, and those who think this way, exist. GAH!

{7} First product I use in the shower:

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Um... water?

{8} First apartment or house on your own (away from your parents!):

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Does my first dorm room count? I was 17 when I moved into Pearson Residential College at the University of Miami, in August 1994. Loved it!

{9} First Roommate(s):

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Not in the dorm, but in the summer house where I lived in South Miami for two years in a row, it was this guy - now known as Dr. Jasper Lament. He was working on his doctorate at UM at the time.

{10} First Time Living Away from Home: 

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Again, Miami, beginning in 1994. And I never went home again.

{11} First magazine subscription:

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My girlfriend Shana read Sassy magazine, so she bought me my own subscription for several years running. And I totally remember this cover!

{12} First real piece of jewelry you owned:

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When I was 12 years old, my dad and stepmother gave me a sapphire ring, much like this one, for my birthday. I loved it; my birthstone.

{13} First time staying home alone:

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Eh, I was a latchkey kid from the time my mother died when I was 7, on. No one cared when I came home or if I even did, it seemed. I did my homework, some housework, and watched TV. No biggie.

{14} First thing I reach for in the fridge:

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Hummus. If there's hummus. Speaking of which, I need some hummus!

{15} First car accident or traffic violation:

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Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, circa 1998, age 22. I was looking for an address and was hopelessly lost. I accidentally made a sudden right turn down a side street, but I was in the middle lane. Of course, there was a car coming, and going straight, in the right lane. BAM! I learnt my lesson straightaway from that episode.

Bonus:  Toilet paper, over or under? 

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I'm an "under" person, and this is precisely why: we have cats!


That was fun. Thanks, Bev! Have a lovely week, y'all!