Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest


Alex J Cavanaugh is at it again! Another great blogfest. If you haven't met Alex yet (is that possible???), hop on over to his blog to say hi and grab the list for other participants!

First Movie Love
It has to be The Wizard of Oz. My older sister hated it - especially the flying monkeys! - but I fell in love from the first scene. The evil lady trying to hurt Toto, the caravan, the pig pen and the guys! Then, when the movie changed to colour, it was pure magic! The Scarecrow is, of course, my favourite character! Can't watch it without singing along! :)

First Band Love
(So glad you didn't say singer, Alex - that's a little embarrassing!) I listened to solo artists for the most part, and mostly pop music, but the first band I fell in love with was Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody was my favourite. I learned to play (most of) it on the piano. Pretty much wore out that album!

First Book Love
The first book I remember really getting to my heart was Little Women. I was pretty young. As soon as I finished it, I started reading again - hoping THIS time, Beth wouldn't die. When it happened the 2nd time, I was heart broken. Again.

First Person Love
I'm one of the lucky ones - I'm still married to the first guy I fell in love with. Crushes now? Different story. :) There was a guy named John (or Jim?) in grade 6 who had the best hair! Can't remember much about John himself, but I can still picture that hair! Sixth graders aren't known for the depths of their feelings after all!

How about you? Any first loves you'd like to share?

77 comments:

  1. I love that you married your first love! So precious!

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  2. You're the third blog I've visited who married their first love. It's so sweet. And I love your first book ;)

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  3. 1939 was a great year for movies. Asise from 'The Wizard of Oz', there was 'The Grapes of Wrath, 'Gone With the Wind', and 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'.

    I watch 'Oz' about 2-3 times a year. lol Did you know that there were 309 mistakes made in that movie? Try Googling it and then watch the movie for the mistakes. You'll be surprised you never saw them! It's definite fun.

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  4. Oh, Oh!! I love The Wizard of Oz!!! So wonderful! That, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were my first movie loves.

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  5. Ah the Wizard of Oz...What a great film. My first film love was E.T. I still love that little alien. :) My first band was Duran Duran. They were my first concert, too.

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  6. Oh, I forgot about the blogfest and blogged about something else! I'll do another one later tonight :)

    Love your loves.

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  7. The Wizard of Oz scared the hell out of me when I was a kid lol!

    Ah, Queen! Definite favourites of mine!

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  8. You can play Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano?!!? Oh you are amazing! Yay! take care
    x

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  9. Nothing wrong with a bit of Queen! Little Women was a great story and the Wizard of Oz, legendary!

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  10. Beth - and we've been married for a long time - it's going to stick! :)

    Kela - that's awesome! I haven't visited anyone yet! :)

    Jeremy - I knew about the other incredible movies in that year, but I hadn't realized there were so many mistakes! I'm going to check that out!! :)

    Lynda - it's such an amazing movie! I didn't see Willy until much later - it's so well done too :)

    Melissa - ET is another awesome movie! I never did see Queen in concert - I'd have loved to have seen Mercury live.

    Charmaine - that's the way it goes some days! I've done it too :)

    Kyra - my sister too - she still hates it! Queen really does rock :P

    Old Kitty - once upon a time I could - sadly I haven't touched a piano in decades!

    CM - thanks! I do love them all - and Queen isn't the embarrassing one!

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  11. Jemi, the music one was open to interpretation! And I'm sure your husband is happy with your choice of first loves.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  12. Alex - well, then I'm still glad I chose the band!! :) You're very welcome - you have such fun blogfests, it'd be hard to stay out! :)

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  13. I loved the Wizard of Oz. Awesome your husband is your first love.

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  14. Great posting on the first loves.

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  15. Natalie - it's such an amazing movie. The fact that so many kids love it still today so many years later is a testament to its power :)

    GG - thank you - it was a fun post!

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  16. What a fun blogfest! And I'm a fellow lover of Queen, but never played in on the piano ... and now my son plays it on Guitar Hero! (He also plays piano...maybe I should hunt down some music for him).

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  17. I love Little Women. I actually saw the new movie first: Winona Rider played Joe. Then saw the original movie with June Allison and Elizabeth Taylor (great movie if you like old movies). Then read the book. I should have read the book first. It was brilliant. Great choice.

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  18. Aw! This is cute! I like that you married your first love. Mine was Adam Jeorgenson and we had an intense moment on the playground. Then my kindergarten teacher called my mother and told her I was kissing boys. *sigh* Young love.

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  19. This is going to be an interesting blogfest to follow. The bands seem to reflect the blogger's age but the Wizard is popping up everywhere.

    And everyone is saying their spouse was the first love.

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  20. Ah, Bohemian Rhapsody! What a great song!!!

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  21. Wizard of Oz scared the shizz out of me when I was little.
    Queen - YAY! My family would sing Bohemian Rhap at the top of our lungs in the car!

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  22. Great posting and lovely firsts. I have read so many postings today who are still with their first love's too. :)

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  23. I was always partial to the Scarecrow, too.

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  24. so glad to see spouses so much!
    and queen still rocks!

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  25. I love the Wizard of Oz! And you are lucky to be married to the first guy you fell for :)

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  26. I'm right there with you on the book Little Women. Queen was a favorite in my growing up house hold.

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  27. *Loved* the Wizard of Oz as a kid. And "Little Women" is still one of my faves. :)

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  28. Aww! John or Jim with the best hair! How cute. And yep to all of these--Queen, WOO, LW--all great pix!

    Have a super week, Jemi! :o) <3

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  29. Those first loves stick with you forever, don't they? Loved your choices.

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  30. I think The Wizard of Oz was the first movie I fell in love with. It came on TV once a year when I was a kid, and what a treat. It was hard to wait another year to see it again. And Queen, what an awesome rock band. One of the best ever, for sure!

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  31. Oz and Queen.. Yes!

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

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  32. You're awesome! I'm glad you found my gift (I was going to email you anyway). :D

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  33. Hi Jemi! Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies. I enjoyed your post.

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  34. My brother listened to Queen when we were kids and I've always been a fan. We had one record that had the lyrics, it was sooo cool. No internet then to look them up.

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  35. Wizard of Oz is such a timeless classic, I've always loved it. And Queen were amazing.

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  36. Queen is awesome. You can play Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano? That is amazing!

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  37. So many first love books in this blog that I say me too, me too. Little Women is one of those!

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  38. How romantic that you're married to the first guy you fell in love with! I'm envious, Jemi.

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  39. Queen rocks. Loved all of your choices. Great post!

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  40. so nice that you have your first love--and queens pretty awesome!

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  41. I always like The Wizard of Oz, but for some reason my husband hated it, too.

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  42. I enjoyed reading about your frist loves, nothing wrong with falling for a guy with great hair, especially at that age :) I also love Queen!

    Andrea

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  43. I had a hard time choosing between Led Zeppelin and Queen. I loved them both. Still do. How do you choose between Freddy Mercury & Brian May and Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. It's a toss-up!

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  44. good stuff, jemi

    i'm back: new look, same old crap :O

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  45. QUEEN is awesome! And I'm jealous that you're still with your first love--so special!!! :-)

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  46. Susan - I love that song! I bet your son would too as it never goes out of style!! :)

    Sydney - I haven't seen either of the movies. I usually don't if I'm worried they'll mess up my favourite books! :)

    Mary - you started young! Love it - and I wonder how well he remembers the moment :)

    Linda - we've been together over 3 decades now - so I can say it's lasted too!

    Agnes - it's still one of my favourite songs - such range of everything in it!

    Danielle - we'd sing it too! It's such a fun one to belt out! :)

    GG - I guess we're not like all those celebrity couples who don't seem to be able to find the right one!

    Jeff - he really is awesome! Love the humour and the moves :)

    Tara - Queen really is a timeless rock band - so many great songs! :)

    Julie - I am :) And it's SUCH a great movie!

    Summer - Little Women was a huge book for me :)

    Elizabeth - they're both such great stories - full of all kinds of love!

    Leigh - thanks! I do love listening to Queen still too :) I'll have to look up the class photo one day and see exactly what his name was!

    Lee - you're so right! They really are engraved in our memories!

    Lyn - It was such an event when the Wiz came on!

    Jeremy - it is a great combination! :)

    Lisa - I'm still smiling about it!! Thanks SO MUCH again :)

    Susanne - it still is one of my favourites too :)

    Suzi - my album had the lyrics too - it was great to know them all! It's so much easier to look things up these days :)

    Paula - I think Wiz will still be popular many years from now! Probably Queen too :)

    Jeremy - I don't think I could do much of it anymore! It's been a long time since I had a piano - but I spent hours learning it!

    Johanna - I think that's always the best part of these blogfests!

    Talli - we met when we were young teens and started dating in high school :)

    Jay - thanks! Queen still rocks! :)

    Lynn - we've been together a long time now!

    Diane - my sister still doesn't like it! Can't figure it out either :)

    Andrea - the hair was really cool! And it was the 80s :)

    Nancy - there were so many great bands back then! I still listen to their stuff these days :)

    Lisa - thanks! It was a fun blogfest! :)

    Laughing Wolf - I'm so glad you're back! I'll have to check out the new look :)

    Shannon - It really is pretty special. :) We're lucky!

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  47. I love Queen! I still hold that Fat-Bottomed Girls is one of the most motivational workout songs ever.

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  48. I think I've reread Little Women more than any other book I own. Fantastic choice!

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  49. It was a tradition in my family to watch Wizard of Oz every new years! I'm a little sick of it now, but I have fond memories of it!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  50. Hey Jemi, congrats of being Lisa's RAOK peep. Well deserved. Cool First Love's Blogfest. My first book love was The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney. It was my Christmas present when I was 8 years old and I still have the book.

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  51. Tasha - you are absolutely right!!! Best motivation ever :)

    Emily - I read it a lot as a kid - I'll have to pick it up again one of these days!

    Allison - I never get sick of it! It's one of those I can always smile at!

    Leslie - thanks so much! I got a thrill seeing that this morning!! :) I'd forgotten all about those 5 Peppers! I liked it as a kid too - but I've forgotten it all now!

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  52. Bohemian Rhapsody is a great one. I remember what a special treat it was when I was little and The Wizard of Oz would be televised once a year.

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  53. I loved Little Women. I'd like to read it again.

    I can watch The Wizard of Oz over and over again without tiring of it.

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  54. Susan - It was such a thrill seeing that movie every year! :)

    Medeia - me too! On both counts. They're 2 very special stories :)

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  55. Wizard of Oz was totally my first movie love as well. And I LOVE Little Women. Terrific choices :)

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  56. SL - thanks! These were definitely stand outs in my childhood! :)

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  57. I loved that movie! I still do...lol
    I was scared and intrigued by the magic of this film. Great picks~

    I love Queen, too

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  58. Ella - me too! It's such an a well done movie - especially considering the age of it! :)

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  59. That's so sweet that your with your first love. Loved the Wizard of Oz. great movie.

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  60. I was so frightened of those flying monkeys. And the crystal ball scene when the witch's head pops up!

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  61. Jessica - thanks! And we're still together a few decades later :)

    Theresa - my sister hated them too! I just thought it was all pure magic! :)

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  62. bohemian rhapsody is such a classic!!!
    as is little women- i swear, i've reread that book more often than any other save one.

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  63. That's beautiful that you married your first love! My first book love was Anne of Green Gables but I have fallen in love on a weekly basis with different books ever since.

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  64. That's so precious. I wasn't as lucky with my first loves... but I've found a good 'un this time around. Queen were amazing but then I lived through the Beatles mania and nothing will ever quite compare.

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  65. Vic - I reread it a lot as a kid - it (strangely) didn't do much for me as an adult a few years back.

    DJ - Anne was my other choice! I read it shortly after Little Women and LOVED it! I reread it last summer and it still has the same magic :)

    Rosalind - I'm just a little young for the Beatles - but I still love all their stuff! :)

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  66. Donna - me too - just about the best movie ever!! :)

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  67. I remember when Wizard of Oz first started getting show on television. It was always the talk of all my schoolmates. My family wouldn't have a color television for near 10 years so I saw the movie many times on a small black and white. What a revelation to finally see it in color. I'd rank Wizard of Oz among my top 10 favorites.

    Good list of first loves.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  68. Wonderful post - I like Queen to, and that song, ooooh! Classic!

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

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  69. Lee - I remember getting the colour TV too - such a thrill to find out Oz was in colour! :) Such a magical movie!

    Barbara - it really is a classic! I think people will love this song for many more decades!

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  70. Who couldn't love "The Wizard of Oz"? I must have seen it 75 times at least. (On a side note, did you know that there were 309 errors in the film?)

    As for Queen, I loved that band! It's sad Freddy had to die, but even worse the fact that Adam Lambert has to be the front man for them now.

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  71. Jeremy - I hadn't realized there were that many errors - I'm going to have to watch for them next time I watch :)

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  72. My first love for reading was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  73. Terry - I didn't read that one until I was much older - it's such an awesome book! :)

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  74. Aw, it killed me when Beth died, too. Every time. Also, my mom says I would watch Bambi over and over again, bound and determined that his mother would live.

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  75. Shannon - me too! When I finally figured it out, I zoomed through that part! :)

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