Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Kissed A Girl Twenty Years Ago

It was twenty years ago today that I kissed a girl for the first time. So I guess this makes it my 20th anniversary of being a lesbian. Some people could argue it's actually been more like 35 years. This was taken during my plaid Toughskin Jeans period.


That was prior to my Ralph Macchio period (thanks for that great reference Ronia). By that time, I had traded in my Toughskins for Earth Shoes. That's one of my nieces standing next to me. I sort of look like her uncle. Wax on, wax off.

Anyway, here's to twenty years of being the person I was born to be. An Earth Shoe wearing, plaid Toughskin toting, big 'ol lesbian.

16 comments:

Blondie said...

Happy 20th Anniversary! I feel lucky knowing that I have been a part of your herstory. :) ilybgxoxo

Ronia Nash said...

LOL! I remember those shoes! Had a pair in 7th and 8th grade and I think my mom bought them at Thom McMann in the Fairfield Mall!

Jude said...

I would raise my glass to that! Cheers Queer!

oh, and i loved those earth shoes (they still make them too)

Mel's Way or No Way said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! Thankfully I'm too young to have owned those shoes.:)

Allison said...

It is ridiculously cute and adorable that you remember the exact date! Congrats!

How are you celebrating?

C.I.W. said...

Congrats! LOVE the car picture... you were too cool for school.

I wish I knew the date that I first kissed a girl..

I know the place, what I was wearing, what she was wearing, her name... but not the date. That might have something to do with all of the tequila sunrises I consumed in said place.

Those were the days.

Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary! You and the Cordoba (with its rich, Corinthian leather) look great in that picture!

FemmeFairyGodmother said...

Wow, the exact date. I know it was fall of 1987. That's the best I can do. :) Congrats on 20 years!

Solo Homo said...

Heck, CJ...I can't remember WHAT I was doin' twenty years ago, much less when I kissed that first femme.
Wait...I believe we were behind the Conistoga...

Propane Amy said...

It's been 20 years since I kissed a girl too!! LOL But I don't know the exact date. I just remember she was my first love, kissed in the back of the auditorium, during lunch, my freshman year of high school. The End.

LilliGirl said...

Happy Anniversary

small town dyke said...

Go you, love the pics! happy anniversary a day late but hope it was a good one.

CJ said...

Hey thanks ladies!

I appreciate all your nice comments.

Blondie - I will deal with you in person :) ilytbg.

Ronia - I think my shoes were from the same store, lol. I miss the Fairfield Mall!

Thank you Jude! I am in Ptown this week and I will be raising a glass later today. Cheers to you too!

Hey Mel - I think Jude knows where you can get a pair if you are interested :)

Hi Allison - I only remember because it would also be the 20th anniversary with my first gf if things had worked out.

Hello C.I.W.! Well, that's still quite a bit you do remember. Those damn Tequila Sunrises!

Thanks Shannon. I never remembered your sister being quite that short though.

Thank you FFGM! Like I mentioned above, it it wasn't for the whole anniversary thing, I'm not sure I would remember.

Hey there Solo! I only have one question. What the heck is the Conistoga?

Hi Amy! That is such a sweet story! So you were great with the ladies even way back then huh?

Thanks Lilli! My only regret was that I hadn't done it sooner.

Hey Small Town! Thank you very much. It was a great day - took a ride to Provincetown!

chewy said...

I think my Earth Shoes were from Thom McMann too! (2 pair brown and black)

CJ said...

No one makes a better you than you!! Happy Twenty years!

Scintillectual said...

Okay, TOTALLY snorted my Starbucks iced green tea/lemonade over the Ralph Maccio reference. Someday, I'll post a few pics of my own. I alternated between stoned cheerleader and art/drama geek. I still have trouble finding my identity. Probably in my junk drawer...I'll look there tomorrow. Wait! That's my identity! Procrastinator extraordinaire.