For the first time in my adult life…

Inspired by this post at Ben’s, and just for the hell of it, I decided to search on “for the first time in my life” and see what the Goog-Oracle had to say.  Here’s the top ten non-Obama-related results:

For the first time in my adult life, I’m in a non-unionized industrial sector.
For the first time in my adult life a uniformed police officer sets foot in my house.
For the first time in my adult life, I am off antihistamines.
For the first time in my adult life, I have been in a single status for just over a year now.
For the first time in my adult life, my emotions turned out to be more powerful than my capacity to express them, to hold them at a safe distance.
For the first time in my adult life, I feel at home.
For the first time in my adult life, I have seen the New Testament and the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth from a perspective to which I can finally relate.
For the first time in my adult life I’m free!
For the first time in my adult life, I looked in the mirror and thought I was beautiful.
For the first time in my adult life I wept.

Yes, it’s a Very Special episode of Oprah out there.  How wonderful.  Where is all the fun stuff, like

For the first time in my adult life, I rode a wheeled office chair down an enormous and steep hill.
For the first time in my adult life, I wrestled a puma with my bare hands and made him tap out.
For the first time in my adult life, I flew faster than the speed of sound.

Hopefully someone will find a way to utilise this phrase in a less clichéd movie-of-the-week way.

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2 Responses
  1. Alan says:

    “For the first time in my adult life, I rode a wheeled office chair down an enormous and steep hill.”
    Beautiful!

  2. Chris Taylor says:

    That one is still on my list of things to do. I have the hill all picked out, too—since 1995. Problem is it is a major thoroughfare in the city, so the chances of it being empty of vehicular traffic are close to nil.
    I would have to do the chair-racing thing covertly at 3 or 4 in the morning.