Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest


Thanks Alex J Cavanaugh for another excellent blogfest! This time around, you post your first loves--first movie, first song/band, first book, first person. I'm hoping I don't age myself too much with my choices :)



Movie--Die Hard--The first action movie I remember seeing. I can't believe my mom ever let me watch it since I clearly remember her freaking out when she found out I saw Splash at a friend's birthday party. I did see it on tv so there was plenty of dubbing going on. I still love this movie.


                                    



Band--New Kids on the Block--Ah, those boys were so cute! And they could sing so high! I remember a few of my friends got to see them perform at the fair the summer they came out, I was so jealous! Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...Oh, oh, oh, oh...Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...The right stuff!





                                       

Book--Half Magic--I didn't read much as a kid besides Sweet Valley Twins, but this book is one I remember. Four children find a coin and make wishes, but the wishes only come true halfway. Needless to say lots of misadventures happen until they figure out how to wish for twice as much and twice as far as they intend. I read this to my class the first year I taught and they enjoyed it very much too :)                              



Love--Harlan--Totally cheating on this one and picking my husband :) We've known each other since we were 12, but were never really friends. We had all the same friends, but in 6 years of school together, we never once had the same class so we never clicked.  Anyhow, the year after our first year in college, our friend had a party at his house and Harlan was there. We danced. That was all it took :) Almost 17 years later, we're still married (happily most of the time) and have two wonderful kids. He may not have been my first love, but he's certainly my favorite!






What are some of your first loves? 




Click on the image at the top to read others' first loves :)

                      

23 comments:

  1. Hee hee, there are lots of NKOTB fans today! :D

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  2. I didn't expect to see Die Hard on anyone's list. Lol Great choices.

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  3. What a sweet love story!

    I've already seen NKOTB a few times on the first love posting this morning. I was never it to them that much, but they had a few good songs. And I love Donnie Wahlberg now.

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  4. aw, I love your love story. and Die Hard? was it because of Bruce Willis? it was, right?

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  5. I just rewatched Die Hard a few days ago! It's still awesome lol
    Omg, New Kid's on the Block ... had totally forgotten about them!

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  6. I will admit, I have one NKOTB song on my ipod. I had to have the "Right Stuff!"

    Now my kids know the song. Ha!

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  7. Don't worry Hope, I picked my hubby too :)

    And I wasn't really into NKOTB, but I know who they are! haha!

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  8. NKOTB is one of my first bands.

    It's not cheating to pick your hubby.

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  9. That Half Magic book sounds awesome and like so much fun. That last one- first love- is tricky. I didn't write about my husband, but I didn't elaborate on the one who was my first love either. The Die Hard movies are awesome and I LOVED Splash!
    A2ZMommy and What’s In Between

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  10. Oh, yeah, I chose New Kids, too! Of course, my anthem was Hanging Tough!

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  11. I enjoyed reading. It's seems like we have a lot in common. I am also a wife, mother, teacher, writer. Look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  12. sweet share and loving stories...

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

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  13. Die Hard has been playing on TV at nights. My husband has been watching it, despite the many, many times he's already seen it. I can't really blame him. It is an awesome film. :)

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  14. "And that's what comes from men and women dancing." - Yenta, Fiddler on the Roof.

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  15. New Kids on the Block seems to be a really popular choice for favorite band!

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  16. Oh my God, I was totally obsessed with NKOTB. Donnie was my favorite. Saw them in concert with Tiffany and wore a giant Donnie pin. Total dork. And I heart Die Hard!

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  17. Wonderful the two of you are still together. And she worried about Splash but not Die Hard? I guess the "Yippie-ki-yay___" part was edited out.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  18. Die Hard is the best action movie ever made. Unless you count Terminator 2 (which I consider Sci Fi myself). I must have seen it a million times. Great taste as always :)

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  19. I only saw Die Hard recently, at the insistence of a friend, and I loved it. I have it on DVD so I revisit it now and then :)

    Great story about you and your husband!

    NKOTB are classic cringe for me. I was definitely their target audience, but I never became a fanatic somehow. haha

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  20. NKOTB!!!!!! Love it.

    And looooove you and your hubs! You made me all lovey dovey gushy inside! Thanks for sharing, Hope ;)

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  21. i LOVE people picking their spouses!!! (although i always think the plural of spouse should be spice???)
    my sister was really into the new kids... i like boyz2men better.
    i've still never seen die hard or read that book.
    but i love your hubby love! YAY!!! :)

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  22. NKOTB!! aaaand Die Hard! hugging you so hard right now.
    The picture with your husband is so beautiful, full of love! Congratulations on the love your have :) Keep it up!

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

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