1. Who was your first prom date?
I had to think about this one for awhile. I actually was a brave girl and went to a couple of my proms solo. However I do remember going to prom with a son of a friend of my parents. He was a couple years younger than me. He definetely wasnt the jock etc. However he was really gracious and took me to prom. However looking back now, I dont think I treated him that well and wish I would have.
2. Who was your first roommate?
My first roommate was Kristi. Kristi and I became roommates out of pure luck. I was suppose to have another roommate but she never showed up so I spent the first couple weeks at college without a roommate. Kristi was a transfer student and also didnt have a roommate so they put the two of us together. We actually got along pretty well. I wonder what ever happened to her…we lost touch.
3. What alcoholic beverage did you first drink?
Probably a sip of my dad’s beer but my first drink in a bar was some type of mixed drink. I think it might have been a Rum and Coke!
4. What was your first job?
Babysitting. However my first “real” job was working at the local theatre. I took tickets, ran the concessions, cleaned up after the movie, etc. I actually quite enjoyed it. I got to see lots of movies for free since I was already working there.
5. What was your first car?
This one is an easy one for me to answer. My first card was a white Dodge Colt. I loved that car. My dad and my grandpa bought it for me. I drove it for a long time. Then the year before I went to seminary I was working in a town about 3o mins from my hometown. One day on my way to work, my car decided to die. It was a lot of money to fix it so my dad gave me his car….a Ford Tempo (which I still own..however trying to save up to buy a new car) and bought himself a new car. The Colt now is sitting on our family farm. My dad keeps saying he’s going to fix it because it gets extremely awesome gas mileage but yet it is still sitting on the farm.
6. When did you go to your first funeral?
That is a hard one. I dont remember the first funeral I went to. Im guessing it was probably my great-grandpa’s funeral.
7. Who was your first grade teacher?
Mrs. Klipfel. She was a good teacher. Her son was in my class and actually their farm wasnt farm from our farm. Eventually they moved into town. I remember Mrs. Klipfel because she also was very active in our church. I enjoyed having her as a teacher.
8. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane?
This is an easy one. My first rides happened very close to each other. Im not sure which one happened first but believe it was my friends wedding. My first ride on an airplane was from Dubuque IA to Bismarck ND for my best friends wedding. I was a bridesmaid and came home for her wedding. I missed my first flight because I had left my id and my wallet at my friend’s house and didnt realize it until I was already at the airport and over 100 miles away so I had to make some adjustments and was able to catch another plane. Some great friends picked me up at the airport. I was so thankful they were able to do it. However lets just say my first flight was a little nervewracking. I also took a plane to the Diaconal Ministry Formation Event in Gettysburg PA so I took a plane into Boston and got taken to Gettysburg by a limo. It was cool.
9. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with?
10. Where was your first sleepover?
My first sleepover was probably with my best friend Mandy or with one of the neighbor kids. Mandy and her sister were very close in age to my sis and I. In fact, her sis and my sis had bdays only a couple days apart. We spent a lot of time together. In fact, I always called their grandma my “adopted” grandma.
11. Who is the first person you talk to in the morning?
Sometimes my self (however never out loud). But besides that, the first people is usually the church secretary.
12. Whose wedding were you in the first time?
My aunts. My sis and I were the gift attendants.
13. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
I usually roll over, look at the clock, turn off the alarm or hit the snooze button, get up, pick out my clothes, shower, and turn on the tv for a few mins before I head to work.
14. What was the first concert you ever went to?
Probably Mark Chestnutt. This concert happened the summer after my parents divorced. Dad got A and I tickets for our bdays. It was a fun concert. Shortly before that, I saw Jars of Clay, Audio A, etc. Jars is my fave christian band so that concert was pretty amazing to me.
15. First tattoo or piercing?
16. First celebrity crush?
I hate to admit this but probably any one of the New Kids on the Block. I know pretty sad huh!
17. First crush?
My first crush was definetley one my classmates. He was just a nice guy who treated me like a friend when many others treated me badly.
18. First TRUE love?
Im with my friend Mark on this one…I cant say I have ever had a TRUE love either!
19. When was your first detention?
Honestly I dont remember ever getting detention.
20. What is the first big trip you remember taking?
I dont remember any specific trip. However many of our trips were to NE to visit my mom’s family. Growing up my family owned a Chevy El Dedorado van that if you looked at really close looked like an ambulance just without the sirens. (Im not kidding we still own this van. However its used now as a farm vehicle). I remember driving to grandma and grandpa’s in that van. The van had a pull out couch, a sink, a little loft, a fridge, etc. The trips to NE were always interesting in the El Dedorado!