Who was your FIRST prom date? Never went. Probably could've, but I had a problem in principle spending that much money on someone I wasn't dating. In retrospect, this was stupid.
Do you still talk to your FIRST love? Um. No.
What was your 1st alcoholic drink? Vodka and lemonade. Weiss was mixing, but I forget if we were in his and Steve's room, or Hoos and Aaron's. It was, however, the occasion of me first signing onto IRC. At the time, I thought this was stupid. In retrospect, it wasn't.
What was your FIRST job? Assisted with site installations of systems (mostly toaster Macintoshes, but a couple of //gs'es as well) and networks for Alliance Computers in Highland Park.
What was your FIRST car? The legendary '84 Pontiac Parisienne wagon I inherited from the folks. A 5 liter V8 in the days when gas ranged from as much as $1.60 a gallon to as low as 86 cents, senior year if you went into Lake County.
Who was the FIRST person to text you today? Zach. He's on his way to New York with his dad to see the Padres play the Yankees. They were changing planes at Midway. I think they stopped at Superdawg.
Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? Dave, Shelley, and Chainsaw. They usually wake me up.
Who was your FIRST grade teacher? Mrs. Goldman. Who I really need to write to.
Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? Disney World when I was 6. Lost my first tooth that night, February 1, 1981, in our room at the Contemporary Hotel.
Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? Steve. Sorta... we're friends on MySpace, but he doesn't seem to sign on much. His e-mail addresses never seem to last more than a couple of months. He's married now, and I expect has a lot going on.
Where was your FIRST sleep over? I don't know whether it was Steve's or Rusty's. I was 11 or 12. Like nekosensei, my mom was ridiculously overprotective. This was stupid.
Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? Whichever of the Wind River people greeted me at the door at the seminar I attended today. They actually did a nice job with their Linux platform. Nothing I couldn't do by hand, but nicely integrated with debugging tools, patch management, with a consistent interface that'll save a lot of effort. I don't impress easily, especially by people responsible for the monstrosity that was my experience with VxWorks.
Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? Steve and Aviva Mastandrea's.
What was the FIRST thing you thought this morning? That seminar starts at 8:30. Don't sleep in.
What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? Johnny and the Leisure Suits at Poplar Creek in 1988.
FIRST tattoo or piercings? Neither. Ain't my thing.
FIRST foreign country you went to? Mexico. My grandparents insisted we had to experience Nogales when we went to visit in '91. Two hours of dirty Mexicans leering at my sisters. (As opposed to ordinary Mexicans, who are classy and thus don't stand out.)
FIRST movie you remember seeing in the theaters? Star Wars. Though I probably saw some of the Disney animated flicks before then.
When was your FIRST detention? First in the traditional sense was some time in 7th grade, and at lunchtime. I don't think I got stuck with an after-school time suck 'till Honors Biology with Holzer freshman year. The first time I was actually detained was probably second grade. Someone shoved me around for the Nth time, and I hit him. Grove had an unofficial policy in those days that antagonists are tolerated.
First state you lived in? Illinois.
Who was your FIRST roommate? Kumar.
WHO WAS YOUR FIRST? There's a short list of "things that are probably harmless to talk about, but the one time you're wrong will really bite you in the ass." This is one of them, sorry.