Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest

Welcome to the First Loves Blogfest hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, where I post my first loves: first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest!


My family has always been big movie junkies and we have many family "classics" I grew up on, most of them I remember from the mid-80's (Goonies, 16 Candles, Never Ending Story, Top Gun, etc.) But I'm choosing one from 1985 that I loved and still do to this day. Ladyhawke, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Forbidden love, high fantasy, Ferris Bueller...how could you go wrong? If you haven't seen this one, do it, like, now.

My first band was Menudo, I'm ashamed to admit. Yes, Ricky Martin days of Menudo. I even went to their concert as a little girl with my mom and aunt. Wowsa. Let's pretend that whole thing just never happened, shall we, and I'll share with you instead the first song that not only did I absolutely LOVE, but the music video (back when music videos on MTV were the thing) blew everyone's socks off. Take On Me, by a-ha. Still sooo good.

The first novel I remember reading was in elementary school and was required for class. Luckily for me, it was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, and it literally changed my life. Tesseracts, Calvin O'Keefe (swoon), kid brother genius, the trio of Mrs Question-names. Man, I was hooked. Because of this book I delved into the wonderful world of reading and never looked back. And now I read it to my kids and still love it.


Remember Bop and Tiger Beat magazines? Geez, do they still have those? Well, my bedroom wall was covered with swoon-worthy teen boys from those quality magazines. Whose pic did I drool over the most? It was probably a tie between Sean Astin and Corey Haim. Not very original, I know, but they were so adorable.

What are some of your first loves? Tell me in the comments. And go here to see who else is participating in the bloghop.

22 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

I've never heard of Ladyhawke! I guess I need to check it out!

Suzi said...

Menudo... the original boy band.
A Wrinkle in Time. Along with the Outsiders, it was another one of my faves. I want to re-read as an adult. I've got my original book, but haven't yet.
Cory Haim--had his picture in my locker.

We must be in the same generation.

jaybird said...

Ha- these were like taking a walk down memory lane!

I distinctly remember when Menudo came out and thinking Ricky Martin was it. Also love the Goonies and a lot of the other movies you mentioned. I could quote them by heart!

Great entry Ilima.

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

Haha! I love your picks and Menudo??? That's kind of awesome :D

Paul S said...

I love everything about Ladyhawke, even the slightly bizarre music.
Michelle's ethereal beauty was perfect for the part of Isabeau and didn't she look wonderful in that hood!

Kathryn Purdie said...

I love Ladyhawke! I have to admit, I have never heard of Menudo--though it's fun to see pics of a younger Ricky Martin. Oh, Sean Astin...what a cutie. Remember both Coreys from the 80s? Corey Haim and Corey___ (gah, I can't remember his last name, but I'm pretty sure he was in Goonies along with Sean Astin). Anyway, those were the days! I also loved A Wrinkle in Time. It's been so long since I've read, though, I barely remember anything. Time to dig it out again. Great post!

Robin said...

I just watched Ladyhawk for the first time last summer-the hubs and I both loved it.

And A Wrinkle in Time-loved it so much that I've read everything she wrote while I was a kid.

Fun to see your band and swoon worthy boys:)

Cassie Mae said...

I always think of Corky Romano when I hear Take On Me. Still makes me laugh!

Danielle B. said...

This is the second time I've seen Ladyhawk on this fest and I must say, I need to watch it.

Great firsts for the rest.

Timothy Brannan said...

Ladyhawke and A Wrinkle in Time, two of my favorites too!

I was thinking the other day that Ladyhawke would be great to see again.

Tim
The Freedom of Nonbelief
The Other Side

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Haha, I loved Sean Astin and Corey Haim, too, and bought all those magazines at every opportunity. :D

HWR Curator said...

ladyhawke was wonderful...

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

Allison said...

A Wrinkle in Time is such a fantastic book! I plan on reading it to my kids.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ladyhawke is an awesome movie. And I can sing a mean Take On Me. Really!
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Great first loves! I really loved A Wrinkle in Time. One of the very best books of all times.

Carrie Butler said...

Oh, I love that video! Good call, Ilima. :D

Jeremy Bates said...

Boy that was a blast from the past.
Cool. thanks for sharing

Deana said...

Oh my gosh Sean Astin and Corey Haim were my all time favorites! I was so sadi when I found out Corey died:(

Jackie said...

Love your first song choice! Such a great tune.

Angela Cothran said...

LOL! I feel so old reading these :) I remember every single one! My hubby looked so much like Sean Astin this age people on the street would ask for his autograph :)

Morgan said...

Oh my gosh... I'm loving it. Holy young Ricki Martin! LOL. This is priceless! :D

Barbara said...

A-ha - Take on me! Thanks for reminding me :) I like the tune :)


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