Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest


The awesome Alex Cavanaugh is hosting the First Loves Blogfest. Post your first movie, first music (song/band,) first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest. Go HERE to read other bloggers participating in the blogfest.


Movie - Return of the Jedi

Even though I enjoyed the first two installments back in the day, Return of the Jedi was the movie I loved.
Hello? Space, amazing mind powers, family drama, love, Han Solo *sigh*... and the infamous I am your father scene still gives me chills!






Music - Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses

My grandma loved music, and it's because of her that I love Elvis, The Beatles, and Steve Miller Band.
I couldn't choose just one song from those so I decided to pick one from G N' R. Yeah, I know. Total opposite of the spectrum, but I remember the first time I heard it. My friend, Jen, and I were dancing around to music. Sweet Child O' Mine came on MTV, and we both flipped out over this song.



Book - From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by

Being the oldest child, with three younger brothers, I totally related to this book when I was younger.
To live in a museum? How cool would that be? Now, being an adult, I think back and love that I had a wild imagination.


















72 comments:

  1. Lovely posting on the First Love and OMGosh on losing your sweetheart so young am so glad you were able to find love again. What a sweet story.

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  2. Guns and Roses! Love!

    I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm happy you found love again with Lenny.

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  3. Excellent choices for movie and music!

    I am sorry to here about first husband. I am glad you were able to find Lenny afterwards.

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  4. Great choices--I also chose Star Wars! I only know the song by Guns n' Roses because I played it in Guitar Hero and it was really fun to play :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. We love Guitar Hero (and Rock Band ^_^)at my house!!!

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  5. What great choices - and a great tribute to the wonderful men you've found!

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  6. My movie choice was the A New Hope. ;)

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  7. Wow, that's so sad. But wonderful that you found such a great guy.

    And my fave is Return of the Jedi too.

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    1. Yay to Return of the Jedi! Great minds think alike. :)

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  8. Axl Rose had a special place on my wall during my teenage years.
    I'm glad you met Lenny and that he brought love to your life again!

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    1. Axl was on my wall, too. :)
      Thanks for the nice words.

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  9. I've read some touching posts about first loves, but yours is the most sweet and powerful. Thanks for sharing your story.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Aw, thank you so very much. It was therapeutic to write it.

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  10. Great firsts and what a great tribute to both of your wonderful men that has touched your life.

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  11. That is such a wonderful story about Lenny. He had great patience and determination.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  12. I can't even fathom having to go through such an ordeal at only 18. I married at 19 - you think you're invincible then. I'm so glad you got through it and built a new life.

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  13. Love Guns N Roses. Lovely firsts post :)

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  14. Guns N Roses "November Rain" is my favorite of theirs. Yeah, I'm a sentimentalist. Cool post on Firsts! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  15. I forgot, Star Wars, the whole first set I saw four times each in theaters when they came out. Over and over and over. Couldn't get enough of them. Wish I felt that way about the last three...

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  17. Excellent choices! Jedi is still my fav! And GnR! Just excellent!

    Sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how horrible that must have been.

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    1. You can't go wrong with Jedi or GNR! :D

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  18. I LOVE sweet child of mine. I still rock out to that :D

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  19. It's so awful to lose your first love so young. I watched one of my best friends go through it, and it was awful. :(

    Guns n Roses are amazing! :D

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  20. Return of the Jedi is a popular First Movie Love...It's been a while since I watched it.

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  21. Aww. :( How awful to lose your first love, and it's wonderful that your second is so helpful and great!

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  22. Oh, your story made me tear up. That's wonderful that you found love again, and with someone so sweet and understanding.

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  23. So sweet your hubby made the list! I love it :)

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  24. Your first love story is beautiful! So sad and happy. Thanks for sharing it :)

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  25. Awesome firsts post. Your love story is sad and sweet. You have a wonderful husband to do that for you.

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  26. Hello Jackie. This is lovely. How could I ever forget Sweet Child of Mine. Love Guns n Roses. November Rain is my favourite. Glad to meet another whose first love is their hubby. So sweet.

    Thanks for following. I've followed you back. I hope we see lots of each other.

    Denise

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  27. Sorry I'm late.
    Love Jedi.
    Love GnR
    Book does sound familiar.
    Your love story is beautiful. What a wonderful man.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Heather

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  28. Your first loves stories are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Stopping thru to let ya know that I am sharing the blogging love of a blog award to you. Stop by http://1dayiwll.blogspot.com/ to collect. :)

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  30. Oh my, I didn't expect this - honestly thank you for sharing this story. I'm literally crying. I'm so happy you found love again. Sending you a big teddy-bear hug - hope you can feel it!

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

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    1. You're so sweet. Thank you for the hug!

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  31. I ADORE From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. It's such a classic book and really sticks with you for a long time.

    Also, I saw you got a RAOK shoutout this week, congratulations!

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    1. Such a wonderful book!

      Yep, Andrea rocks! It was a nice surprise. :)

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  32. Aw, I'm so sorry you had to go through such misery, and at such a young age. Lenny sounds like a true gentleman and a real keeper! Oh and, I love Sweet Child of Mine! Takes me away to that special place...

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    1. Thanks. He is! :D

      It's such a great song!

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  33. Hi there! I vowed that I would visit all the bloggers who participated in the A to Z blog and here I am keeping my promise...;0)

    Lovely blog...good luck with the rest of the year!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  34. I never watched another Star Wars movie after the first one. I loved the first one.

    As for GNR, when was "Sweet Child of Mine"? 1987?

    All I recall is a friend of mine handing me their first album on cassette and I was instantly hooked. Too bad Axl has to be a chump nowadays. lol

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    1. What?! You should watch them all, IMO.
      My faves would be Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith.

      As for your question, 1987 sounds right. :)

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  35. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: Best Books Blog Award. There are no pass along requirements. This is just to reward you for all the hard work you do!

    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
    ~Deirdra

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much for the award! You rock!!!

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  36. That's so sad about your first husband but it's great that you found a guy like Lenny.

    Stopping by on the Post A To Z Road Trip :)

    Chippy

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