12 Apr

Last week, I participated in the yeah write speakeasy. I shared a fiction story about a girl’s first kiss using the writing prompt they provided.

I thought it might be fun to share my own first kiss this week.

Well, probably more funny than fun.

I’m sure I had received pecks on the lips before, but certainly nothing memorable or qualifying as a true first kiss. I was a late bloomer.

I was chatting on AOL one day in the living room, likely cursing the slow dial up. One of the cooks in the restaurant where I hostessed had been instant messaging me for a little while when he asked me if I wanted to go to the movies sometime. I nervously agreed and immediately signed off to call my best friend.

There was one problem. He had just had surgery on his shoulder from a baseball injury and was in one of those casts that keeps your arm at a right angle. He had his mom drop him off at my house and then we took my car to the theater. I had just gotten my drivers license and was driving a stick shift. It was a bumpy ride, but we made it.

While we waited in line for the tickets, we chatted and my nerves eased a bit. I went to pay for my own ticket and he used his casted arm to bump me away. So romantic. We then headed into the theater and had to sit on the aisle so that his arm wasn’t in the way of the person to his left.

I don’t remember what movie we saw and our memories weren’t any better that night, because after leaving the theater, we both forgot where we had parked. While we were wandering around the parking lot, he all of a sudden stopped and kissed me.

Yes, my first kiss was in the parking lot of the movie theater, while lost trying to find the car with a guy who only had the use of one arm.

My first kiss with my current boyfriend is a story for another day, but it certainly beat this one. And hopefully, he’ll be my last kiss too ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you remember your first kiss?

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51 Responses to “K-i-s-s-i-n-g”

  1. jesstopper April 12, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Aw, that’s a sweet story! Nothing wrong with an impromptu parking lot kiss! My first kiss, believe it or not, was with Ozzy Osbourne. I was fourteen and it was a sweet peck on the lips from the rocker during an autograph signing. I don’t think most people look at Ozzy and think ‘sweet’, but at the time, I was over the moon in love! I’m thinking he might be my “O” post. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jess / Blogging on the Brink

    • Another Clean Slate April 12, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      He should totally be your “O” post- what a great story and a memorable first kiss!

      • jesstopper April 16, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

        Thanks – and yes, he is my post for tomorrow! Hee hee, I had so much fun writing about it after all these years. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Divorced Kat (@1stYrDivorce) April 12, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    My first kiss was summer going into 8th grade at my YMCA camp. I sneaked away from the last night of camp dance with my “boyfriend,” Mike. (Scandalous — he was TWO YEARS OLDER than me!) We went up to the basketball courts and smooched. He tried to cop a feel too and I put the kabash on that. When we got back to the dance, we found out our counselors had been looking all over for us and we were in BIG trouble!

    • Another Clean Slate April 12, 2013 at 8:44 am #

      You should see if you can find him on Facebook now ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Divorced Kat (@1stYrDivorce) April 12, 2013 at 8:47 am #

        I looked him up on MySpace or something a few years ago. He was soooo hot in 1993… not so much anymore!

  3. megan April 12, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    haha! That’s a cute first kiss story! mine was after homecoming my freshmen year of high school.

    • Another Clean Slate April 12, 2013 at 9:45 am #

      Ooo la la- I skipped homecoming freshman year to watch lame movies with my best friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. S. L. Hennessy April 12, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    My first kiss was pretty lame, but my first kiss with my current boyfriend is one for the books. Great post!

    Happy A to Z blogging.

  5. Mare April 12, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    First kiss was a blind date. Stupid. Later, real kisses were with my now husband. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Another Clean Slate April 12, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      Probably good you worked out the kinks before meeting your husband ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Eva Gallant April 12, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    My first kiss (real kiss, not just a peck) happened when I was a sophomore in high school. I had a big crush on a boy in the junior class. His name was Greg Morrison. We used to hang out in the gym after school, and then he would walk me down the street to the paper mill parking lot where I would wait for my Dad to get out of work so I could ride home with him. We shared lots of kisses in that parking lot! I was sure I was in love!

    I just stopped by from SITS to say hello; hope you find time to do the same.

    • Another Clean Slate April 12, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      Love new SITS friends ๐Ÿ™‚

      Sounds like this Greg was quite the stud. Hopefully your dad never happened upon you two in the parking lot!

  7. J. A. Bennett (@j_a_bennett) April 12, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    That’s actually kind of cute, I bet it took a lot of courage for him to do that ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Kerri April 12, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Awwww so sweet. I don’t really remember my first kiss, which says something about the boy I am sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sheethal Susan Jacob April 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    I was also gonna write Kiss on K…. but still figuring out what all to write…. ๐Ÿ™‚ And your first kiss sounded cute…. he must took so much of courage to just kiss then and there.


  10. Ghadeer April 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    “I went to pay for my own ticket and he used his casted arm to bump me away. So romantic.”

    I’m reserving my first kiss for my husband ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Peanut Butter and Whine April 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    LOL I love the arm bump!! Great first kiss. My first kiss must not have been very memorable because I truly don’t remember. Hummmm
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    Peanut Butter and Whine

  12. shannon April 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Huh. I don’t! I don’t remember my first kiss. At least not my real first kiss. Me and my friend used to count to 100 while we smooshed lips with our friend Doug. It was more prolonged lip blotting than kissing.


  13. Dana April 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    I totally remember! I was 15 and on my first date ever, and I was so nervous the whole time because I knew (or hoped) it was coming! It wasn’t great, but once I got the first one over with I enjoyed the subsequent ones much more ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Cindy Dwyer April 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    What a fun story. Amazing how awkward we all seemed to have felt over our first kisses. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Stacie @ Snaps and Bits April 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Aw that’s sweet! Now I’m curious about the first kiss with your current boyfriend!

  16. Louise Ducote April 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    Great story! I love the cast-bump!

  17. Kate Rigby (@mrsdiggerhound) April 13, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    Ah first kisses…

    Mine wasn’t remotely romantic and was during a game of spin the bottle!

    A sweet memory though.

    • Another Clean Slate April 13, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      I never played spin the bottle! I feel neglected of a childhood memory ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  18. Damyanti April 13, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    That’s a cute story!

  19. Daniel Nest April 13, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Isn’t that how many horror movies start? A distracted couple in an empty parking lot?

    But hey, at least it made for a memorable story!

  20. dberonilla April 13, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    First kisses always seem to be terrible! I did enjoy your story and the cast bump was funny. Chivalry is not dead!

  21. nataliedeyoung April 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Aw, first kisses can be so sweet…or so awkward, like mine was. I remember it being way too slobbery and uncomfortable…

  22. Bee April 13, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    That was so sweet!

  23. Jen April 14, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    That’s a sweet first kiss story! Mine was awkward and gross and all about the tongue he insisted on trying to use. Bleh! I’m amazed I ever let anyone else try, after that!

  24. southmainmuse April 14, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Mine was HORRID but at least I got it over with and could say I had my first official kiss. Sounds like yours was very sweet. And you are lots younger than me since you wrote of AOL and first kiss in the same paragraph. With mine I think it was the telegraph.

  25. Lisa April 17, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    I was so nervous, (I too was a late bloomer, Sweet 16 and never been kissed!) and accidently bit my boyfriend the first time we kissed. Nearly 30 years later and we are still friends, maybe I left an impression on him!

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