So thinking about my Novel's opening I have the sentence, "That was the third one tonight." It is narration, not dialogue. In past tense telling one would say, "It was the third one that night." I could change it to internal dialogue and make it a thought which would fix the tense problem. I think I'm over thinking my character's first person narration. It's not like the narrator is telling people a story, rather she's the POV the story is narrated through, but it's past tense, not present tense. Aaaarrrrgghhh!