As for the other: I don't have any children (yet). I have come first in a relay race, so it's a little different than coming in first on your own. Again, the importance of one, which is the not-so-coincidental numerical representation of the first. My first paycheck came in Junior College in the States, since that was the only place I was allowed to work at. I remember buying my parents dinner at a Japanese restaurant called Miyake. Incidentally, that was the restaurant we went to for dinner when we first arrived in America. I won't call our Toyota Corolla in the States my first car, as it was more of the family's, so I don't have one yet. Funny story about first names. Mine is Stephen, and I normally use it in my game avatars as well. A friend of mine was in too much of a hurry to enter his over the default FIRST, LAST fields, so he ended up with the name "First Jack"... which would make for quite an awesome first name actually! I remember looking forward to my first taste of genitalia. I knew it wasn't going to taste good like ice cream or pudding, but it turned out not as bad as I first imagined it to be. But then again, it's not hard to beat an expectation of raw fish smeared with mayo gone bad. It's hard to describe, but it's definitely an acquired taste, and I am definitely keen on acquiring more.
Alas, it is always the first that is celebrated and remembered more. So for this first post, I too hope it is a celebration in and of itself, and remembered as the beginning of what would be a long and lasting blog.