Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Stealing: Polka Dot Tops and PigTails


1. Who was your FIRST date?His name was Steve. He was the preacher's son. You know what they say about preacher's kids...I'm here to tell ya it's true.
2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?No. He became an alcoholic. See what I mean?


3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
Steve (you saw that coming, didn't ya?)

4. What was your FIRST job?I was fifteen years old and the world's worst waitress in my grandmother's restaurant. I hated every minute of it and so did my customers. Well, the little blue uniform and my hair in pigtails was fun. **I scanned these grainy photos taken the summer of 1976 on a trip to the mountains of Tennessee. This one didn't come out very well but voila - the pigtails. I can't believe I just posted that on my blog off-the-shoulder tops were in if my mother knew I wore that I'd still be grounded**  

5. What was your FIRST car?
It was red. Small. Cute. No air. And it matched my top.

6. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane?
New England

7. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?  
She moved away to Florida. We wrote real letters for years and years. Then we stopped. Life happens. But I do have some very cool shots of us in bikinis at the lake. Circa 1500 BC. They are in a vault somewhere in the dungeon where - trust me - they will remain.

8. Whose wedding did you attend the FIRST time?
My uncle's wedding in Maryland. Oddly, I remember people crying!

9. Tell us about your FIRST roommate.Technically, my sister. She hated sharing a room with me. Most people do.


10. If you had one wish, what would it be (other than more wishes)?
That Steve remembers, occasionally, the freckle-faced girl who nearly fell off Blue Ridge.

11. What is something you would learn if you had the chance?
How to keep a top the size of a cocktail napkin on your body in strong winds atop mountain. Tops.

12. Did you marry the FIRST person you were in love with?No. I was too young to know what love was.
And besides, it was 1976. I was long on hair but short on brains.

13. What were the first lessons you ever took and why?
The top you save may be your own.

14. What is the first thing you do when you get home? 
Take off ...things...and kick my shoes into the closet.

I'd better go to bed now. I'm bloggin' awful brave tonight.....
I'll probably be back in 20 minutes to remove the photos.
I think I might be sleep-blogging.

This is Pocahontas.
Signing off.

36 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

There's no pea under that mattress I hope, my Queen.

Rims said...

:) Good answers u gave :)

Thanks for stopping by well the meme forced the players to reveal a lot :)

Akelamalu said...

I'm so happy I got to see the photos before you take them off! LOL

Through Thick and Thin said...

Happy sunday - I've given you an award!

Thom said...

Glad I got to see the photos. CUTE "Your Pigtailness". Lol at the alcoholic.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I had no idea what they said about preacher's sons! Love the pics. Thanks for the laughs...

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - I'd better look....

Mimi Lenox said...

Rim - Yes, it was a very revealing meme indeed.

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - Ha. They are scary,no?

Mimi Lenox said...

Thank you Debbie

Mimi Lenox said...

Thom - I probably drove him to it.

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud - You'd better not be laughing at my pics or it's the dungeon for you too. I see ya...

Kitten said...

Thanks Mimi. Now I've got Dusty Springfield going through my head:

"The only one who could ever reach me was the son of a preacher man..."

Mimi Lenox said...

Kitten - I loved that song! And it was so sexy. Did I say that?

Jayne d'Arcy said...

Awww! You look so cute in pigtails. Reminds me of Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jayne - Why, thank you. I always loved Mary Ann but secretly wanted to be Ginger. She had the Professor under a spell.....

Lorielle said...

LMAO long on hair and short on brains. :) Great saying!

NurseExec said...

Love the pigtails! Happy Sunday :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Lorielle - It was the seventies. Everybody had long hair.

Mimi Lenox said...

Nurse - Thank you. Sometimes I still wear them....don't tell anybody.

Mejis said...

Ok, I won't let my boyfriend read the part about preacher's sons since his 16 year old is dating one. I don't want him to go to jail for murder.

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

preacher's sons eh?
hmmm... gotta give that some thought.

The Gal Herself said...

Oh, come on! There must be a statute of limitations on these things. After all, I'm not still grounded after lying about the adult supervision at Nancy's pool party. (Of course, I had to move out to escape it.)

You and your grandmother made memories, didn't you?

Desert Songbird said...

Yeah, I have a feeling I know what those "things" are that are removed when you arrive home. I do the same. *smile*

Becca said...

I'm guessing you didn't get grounded since the pics are still up lol

Mimi Lenox said...

Mejis - I hope he's not the stereotypical kid or you're in trouble!

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - 'Cause they have to live up to the perfect persona they're often pushed in another direction. It's true!

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - What happened at the pool party? You must blog it.

Mimi Lenox said...

Songbird - The "things" are gone as fast as I can.

Mimi Lenox said...

Becca - Not yet. Shhh!

PinkLady said...

first alcoholic drink... that must have been really intoxicating. LOL! great answers MIMI! thanks for making me laugh again. i soooooooooo need that right now. have a great week! =)

Mimi Lenox said...

Lady - Glad to make you laugh today. I've done my job.

Amanda said...

Atleast you have the guts to wear a top the size of a cocktail napkin..period.. :P

have a great week...

Mimi Lenox said...

Amanda - Well...I was fifteen ya know. A cocktail napkin would not be shown in public these days. (well, unless Steve shows up again)
Just kidding!

Duchess Dethroned said...

Aw, pigtails! How cute!

amanda said...

Hey Mimi the pig tails are cute but I think the real story here is how you Almost fell off Blue Ridge? hmmmm
http://www.moorebloglife.com/2009/07/27/sunday-stealing-on-monday-why-cause-im-always-falling-behind/

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