Monday, May 14, 2012


Today is the First Loves Blogfest! Your first movie, first music (song/band,) first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest! This blogfest is brought to us by Super Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh

First Movie - Do I have to choose? It's a tie for me. The first two movies I remember seeing on screen, and I loved both of them.

Peter Pan - I loved the idea of flying out of my bedroom window and off to Neverland. I also had an totally unrealistic crush on Peter.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Poster Star Wars - Loved this movie from the opening moments to the very end, and for all the time from then until now. It's a classic. The princess gets to blast her way to safety, instead of fainting (I'm so thankful for that role model), Han is a loveable scoundrel, Luke is the perfect wannabe hero longing for adventure. And, you guessed it, at age 5 and 3/4 I had a crush on Luke Skywalker too. I turned six that summer, and I begged my parents to see it just one more time. (and yes, as my husband says, I have a memory like an elephant - of course, I wonder, do elephants really remember all that well?)


First Song/Band - this category is even harder for me! Do we count "The Bare Necessities" that I played relentlessly over and over on a tiny record player as a kid, and then the Peter Pan soundtrack? or do we fast forward to my first crushing on Rick Springfield, and the Duran Duran drummer? Not sure. I also really liked "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma for singing around the house from age 10 until, well, now - once I'm actually awake in the morning, I love to make fun of the even later risers - I mean, who gets up after me - other than my kids. I don't have favorite types of music, I just have favorite songs, and musicians.

First Book - I'm just going to give you a list: Where the Wild Things Are - the most awesome book of my early childhood (and it goes with the whole Peter Pan flying off to adventure thing), The Hungry Caterpillar (also very early childhood and I loved the artwork), my first Children's Bible, and a Nursery Rhyme book, the OZ books, then all the Narnia books, the Hobbit, a bunch of Xanth novels that I don't like much anymore, and Ender's Game.

First person - ooh, hot water here. My hubster got mildly, and mostly teasingly, green over my "Oh, Those High School Dances" post last week.

Hmm.  If Peter Pan and Luke Skywalker don't count, I would have to say, a boy name Ricky who lived down the street from me in kindergarten . . .and then he moved away and gave me his favorite shirt, which I wore until it fell apart. I think that was the height over our romance. No kindergarten kisses or anything like that. I also had a crush on a guy six years older than me near that time . . . can you imagine a 5 year old chasing after an 11 year old? Crazy. He politely and nicely told me that I was too young for him - after I sneak attacked and tried to kiss him.

Anyway, after those two experiences, I kept my crushes to myself until . . .late high school. Literally, I didn't tell more than one or two people about the guys that I crushed on until way later, because I didn't really want them to know. I was too shy, and didn't want my heart broken again . . . which is hysterically funny now . . . I don't think my kindergarten heartbreaks were really as serious as I thought they were.

So, who were your first loves?

And if you want to know more about The First Loves Blogfest, go check out Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog.



100 Days of Revision, Day 14 Update
Yesterday I only managed to wade through 300 words because my Mother's Day was too awesome . . .well, that's my excuse anyway. Today I haven't had a chance yet . . .and won't until my kids are in dance class tonight. I will make progress today, of some kind, I just don't know how much yet.

25 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

"A bunch of Xanth novels that I don't like much anymore" - funny! I almost selected Star Wars until I remembered Jaws. And we played the music from Oklahoma in band all the time.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

HWR Curator said...

Disney saves the day!

We all love something...right!
Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

Suzi said...

You were a percocious little 5 year old.

I just watched Peter Pan this weekend with my daughter. She loved it. And I hope she doesn't go kissing the older boys on our street. She's around older boys a lot cause her big brother plays with them.

Timothy Brannan said...

I picked Star Wars as well.

Great movie! And a great list here.

Tim
The Freedom of Nonbelief
The Other Side

Jeremy said...

I have to say I really like your choice of books and movies!

Dana said...

I love how you wore Ricky's shirt until it fell apart. So sweet. :)

Tara Tyler said...

i knew i'd love your answers! yay!

i loved xanth too, yay for fantasy =)

jaybird said...

We have a lot of the same favorites. Star Wars and The Hobbit.

Praying my hubby doesn't ask to read about my first love. He tolerates a lot, but hearing about it kind of pushes him to his limits, LOL

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I loved the Narnia books. I think I read them a hundred times as a kid.

Andrea Teagan said...

Good luck with the revisions. I really enjoyed reading about your first loves. I adore all of the books you posted. It was fun reading about your childhood crush :)

Andrea

Emily R. King said...

The Hungry Caterpillar is a classic. I wish I could eat as much as him and get away with it. ;)

Allison said...

Great picks! I also chose Star Wars--I think Han was the guy for me when I was little though. Where the Wild Things Are is one of my favourite children's books.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I liked Han in Star Wars the first time I saw him. I have come to love Star Wars more and more as I appreciate the creation process. George Lucas is a genius!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - Oklahoma has some fun music! Thanks for hosting today!

Curator - Disney often saves the day!

Suzi - I'm sure your daughter will have a little more sense than I did.

Timothy - Star Wars is an awesome movie! Thanks!

Jeremy - Thanks!!!

Dana - Aww, thanks!

Tara - fantasy is a wonderful place for adventures.

jaybird - know what you mean. :-)

L. Diane - I think I've read some of the Narnia books a dozen times, and some just 2-3 times.

Andrea - Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

ER King - I know what you mean. I don't think I'm sprouting wings after eating too much.

Allison - Thanks! I liked Han more as I got a bit older. I didn't really get the whole cute scoundrel thing when I was a kid.

Tasha - Lucas is a genius. It's amazing to see the work that went into those movies.

Karen Lange said...

Enjoying this blogfest! it's nice to hear your thoughts on the topic. :) My first love was my husband. Among my first favorite books, other than Go Dog Go by Dr. Suess, were The Island of the Blue Dolphins and Baby Island.

Happy Monday!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You wild woman with the sneak attack at age five.
Star Wars got a lot of votes today. I always liked Hans better than Luke.

Kela McClelland said...

Awesome firsts. I love Peter Pan. I watched it countless times when I was little and I've seen it at least fifteen with my kids. :)

Lynda R Young said...

Yes! I've always loved Peter Pan!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Karen - Go, Dog, Go! and Island of the Blue Dolphins are great books. I don't think I've read Baby Island. I think it's great that your first love was/is your husband. I don't know that any of my crushes were really loves . . . but I was going with early firsts.

Susan - I ended up liking Han better than Luke, but when I was young I really loved the yearning hero ideal, instead of the practical, scruffy scoundrel.
And yes, I was a bit agressive at age 5 . . .and then I turned super shy.

Kela - Thanks! I think I own four different versions of Peter Pan now . . .my kids are kind of Peter Pan-ned out.

Lynda - We can fly!

Tracy said...

Tyrean, how fun! I haven't been in the loop since A to Z so I'll have to click on your link for the first loves...thanks so much!

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

awwww! your early crush stories are way too sweet! love it!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Tracy - Thanks!

Vic - Thanks!

Arlee Bird said...

I enjoyed your first love stories. It's funny how we see life when we're little kids.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Donna Shields said...

My husband loves Where The Wild Things Are. Great picks!

Barbara said...

What a lovely first Love story! It made me smile, and want to hug that little girl, and pat her on the back...
I can relate, I swapped watches (extreme O.o) with one guy ;)

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