Fill In The Blank Friday

Following in the footsteps of my friend Lynsey over at Dressed To Chill, I’m adding my contribution to the “Fill In The Blank Friday.” Here goes…

1.  My first memory is I don’t remember anything from my parents first apartment, which they were only in for a few months after I was born. They soon moved to a house in Tonawanda, New York, and I have scattered, fractured memories from that time. The most vivid one is playing with a toy red wagon on the front driveway and sidewalk.

2.  My first love was Erin Gray, who starred on two of the most important shows my childhood: Silver Spoons and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. I mean, c’mon, check out that uniform.













3.  My very first favorite color was red. Specifically, the red used by Porsche for their cars. When I was a kid, the Porsche 911 was the car of my dreams.








4. The first time I really felt like a “grown-up” was when I had to pay all my own bills, without any help from my parents. It was after college, when I first moved to Columbus and shared an apartment with my college buddy and bandmate Keith.

5. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is turn off my alarm. If I’ve gotten six or more hours of sleep, I’m pretty much ready to go right at that moment. Less than six hours and I’m a groggy mess.

6. The first CD (cassette tape, record, etc…) I ever bought was Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” double album on cassette, David Lee Roth’s “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” single on vinyl, and The Tragically Hip’s “Fully Completely” album on compact disc. Believe it or not, I actually owned some eight-tracks as well, thanks to a vehicle I owned that had an eight-track player that will show up in the next category. I believe the eight-track was, appropriately enough, either by Boston or The Steve Miller Band.

7.  My first car was a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible. I wrote about it at length here.

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