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.