Firsts: My first kiss
I'm surprised that I remember it as my memory has been damaged by chronic migraines (from a spinal injury). I'm sure if I relay this story incorrectly, that two of the witnesses will call me on it. BUT, this is how I recall that October night.
I was attending a Halloween party that was thrown by my best friends (Mandi Nelligan) church youth group. As Halloween is my second favorite holiday, I was happy to attend this event. I didn't know a lot of the people there but a few things certainly stand out about that night.
It was 6 weeks before my 16th birthday and I was just starting to get out more (plus wear some makeup). I was already doing some modeling/runway, so I was beginning to notice the wings that needed to be stretched out as a young'un.
I decided to be a cat, simple enough to handle. My mom had made me a large leopard print men's dress shirt (BTW-my favorite animal is a black leopard), so I wore one of my black ballet body suits under it, with small heels and the typical cat ears/tail that I had made out of velvet at home. Reportedly, I didn't look my age, but older....I disagree as I still look younger than my true age.
As I'm a dancer, I was having a blast on the auditorium floor. All the while, I had caught the eye of a tall brunette who was watching from the sidelines. I don't remember the exact way that he approached me but I knew that we danced a few times, plus talked over a few cups of punch.
By the end of the night, I was in the kitchen area, throwing away discarded cups and plates. He was in there with his friend, Keith, who my bestie was crushing on. Somehow (giggle) I ended up in his arms. I'm thinking it had started as a lingering hug. The next thing I knew, I was looking up into his dark eyes as his lips descended to mine. I knew that I wasn't breathing but didn't care. He lifted me to his tall frame, right off the floor, as my feet dangled.
Guys, not only was this the first time I'd had anything outside of a chaste kiss, but my very first French kiss. Somehow, I registered my bestie's disbelief and shock. Not every southern gal gets swept off of her feet for her very first serious kiss. But I'm telling you, they should consider it as mandatory :-)
I don't know if he could tell that I was inexperienced and Brian, please don't tell me. Giggle. All I know is that moment joins a long list of Firsts that I'll be sharing with you guys. And NO, not my first sexual experience so get that ball out of the gutter. Hehe.
Thanks to Brian Kelley for initiating me and I'm giving myself a pat on the back for improving that skill over the years. Right, hubby of mine who shouldn't be reading this? ;-)
Anyone want to share the moment of their first kiss with little old me? I dare ya.