Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Kiss N' Tell

TL: “Have you ever kissed anyone before?”

Me: “Yes.” (lie)

TL: “Do you want to?”

Me: “What?”

TL: “Kiss.”

Me: “Oh… um… when?”

TL: “Now.”

Me: “Er… I don’t want to kiss with my mouth open. How would you kiss me?”

TL: “Like this…”

Me: “Oh.”

That’s pretty much how it happened… right there on the EFY dance floor. It was wetter then I thought it would be. It smelled like gum. It was pretty squishy, too—he also had pretty full lips.

After words, I looked around the room. I hoped no one saw. I hoped everyone saw.

I was proud because (at the ripe age of 16) I could finally shed the “Scarlet VL” taped to my forehead. I was ashamed because I “lost it” to a boy with a heavy silver chain around his neck and pants so baggy you could fit three people into one leg.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I invite you to de-lurk and tell me about your first kiss. Was it a success or a failure? (That means you Lima, Peru)


Anonymous said...

Hmmm... success or failure? guess you could say that it was a success in that we managed to get our lips together and hold the position for a few seconds. It was somewhat magical in that it happened in a secret garden that I planted myself over the summer and at night. Although I'm sure I shattered all romance for the guy by afterwards saying to him, "I don't know what the big deal is- I mean, it's not like I saw stars or anything." Poor guy. We didn't date much longer after that. I guess I was a little too anxious to just do it after all the motivation brought to me by my friends blasting the song from the little mermaid (kiss the girl) and doing the "kiss me" dance for us both right before.

Meggie said...

That had to be one of the funniest stories I have EVER read!! I had to laugh out loud!! Umm, for me it was similar to your story, maybe thats why I laughed so hard. My first kiss was in the car at a park and I was 16. I was dating the guy but we had only been "dating" for a week and he just leaned over and planted it with tongue I might add. I was DISGUSTED!! I didn't kiss a guy again until college and needless to say I broke up with that guy soon after "the kiss". But don't worry I filled my kissing quota in college or maybe I even went over board to make up for the disgusting mess of my first kiss!
Thanks for sharing Bethany cute idea!! Loved your post as always!

Meggie said...

P.S. You've been tagged! (If you have already done it you don't have to do it again). Go to my blog for directions.

Heather & Trevor said...

Love This Post! Yeah, I Was Fourteen;- 0 In A Movie Theater Next To A Kid I Barley Knew, And He Shoves His Tongue Down My Throat! Total Failure In My Book * Scarred For Life! :)

Stephanie said...

SUCCESS!!! I was like 12 years old...HOTTIE star Basketball player from another school (he didnt realize my dorkiness because of the opposite school..hahaha) and it was on a trampoline in my favorite striped shirt that made my Double A "boobs" look bigger. Ahhhhhhh memories. I really was a dork.

Audrey said...

I loved the photo you posted at the top. That was a lot like how my first experience looked. I didn't always dress so modestly you know.
If I really think back to the time before I was a ravishing beauty, it would be when I was 16 and the boy and I had been spending time together for several weeks. We were each other's first kiss and it was very sweet and innocent. None of this tongue shoved down my throat stuff that many of your other friends were scared by. I actually ended up dating him for four years, so I guess it was good huh?

Rachel Evans said...

Well mine happened when I was 14. My boyfriend keep trying to kiss me and I kept telling him no, because I was scared of what it would be like. Plus he was 16 and I did not want him to think that I was a bad kisser. One day after he walked me home he planted one on me. I remember that I told him that that was gross! Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Kiersten said...

Well said.