Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Loves Blogfest

In this blogfest you post your first loves – first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person.

My Four First Loves in High School

First Movie: Batman Returns
Meow. She’s sexy, strong, lives by her own rules, and loves sparkly things. No wonder I had a girl-crush on Catwoman. I had already been a fan for  years when Batman Returns came out. Michelle Pfeiffer did a great job, and I was a total fan-girl. I had a giant poster of Catwoman on my wall and wrote an embarrassing school essay about how she was my hero. Although I’m not as active in seeking out Catwoman stuff today, she still continues to be my favorite comic book character.
 
First Book: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (The Dragon Lance Chronicles)
I always spent my $10 weekly allowance on books. I used to hunt through Barnes and Noble looking for the one, because that's all I could afford. One fateful day I stumbled upon The Dragons of Autumn Twilight, which is the first in the The Dragon Lance Chronicles by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. This was the first book that brought me deeply into a fantasy world like never before. I loved the heroes, I loved their adventures, I loved this book! And I still have a crush on Raistlin, the beautifully tormented mage.



First Song: Possum Kingdom by Toadies
The first song I ever really fell in love with coincides with the first person I ever really fell in love with. Funny how that works huh? The song, Possum Kingdom by Toadies. They were playing it on the radio all the time when I was falling deeply in love with Ryan

First Love: Ryan
Me: an extremely shy, slightly overweight girl with glasses who spent most of her time hiding from the world reading books. 
Him: a popular, funny, outgoing, football player, girl-magnet with stunning sky-blue eyes.

Some combo huh? I was head over heels in love with him and I couldn’t believe he would even be interested in me. In the end, shy girl did get handsome jock, for a couple of years anyways. He was a true knight and the first person to teach me about love and honor (even if I didn't learn it right away). Although we went our separate ways, I wish you all the best, First Love.

Just a note: Although my husband is not my first love, he is my true love and I feel blessed to be happily married to my best friend .

What were your first loves in High School?

119 comments:

  1. Catwoman! I've never seen the Batman movies, but loved the live action TV show when I was little.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, catwoman is awesome. Batman Returns was a pretty decent movie too. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing catwoman in the new Batman movie coming out this summer.

      Delete
    2. There's a new Batman movie this summer? Oh man. Thanks for the heads up. I'm a Batman vs. Superman war with one of my friends.

      Delete
  2. Awesome, thanks for sharing :) I've just put my finishing touches on my first loves post for tomorrow! I spy by your word count meter that FP is coming along nicely, well done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Laura! I have been working on Falcon Prince right now and making some progress. I can't wait to read your first loves post :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  3. What a fun post! I love these insights into young-Andrea, hehe.

    And oooh, a beautifully tormented mage, eh? Hehehe.

    Awesome post as always, chica.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe, young Andrea was a nerdy dreamer but not nearly as awesome as old and ornery Andrea. Meh, see? And yes, Raistlin is a great tormented character, so delicious!

      Andrea

      Delete
  4. Woot for catwoman! lol
    I don't remember that song ... will check it out on you tube.
    My first love was my husband. I was 17 and he was 22 ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes. I love Catwoman. The song came out in the mid-to late nineties. Wow. That is awesome that your first love is your husband.. that is so sweet!

      Andrea

      Delete
  5. she was a great Catwoman. but then, so was Eartha Kitt. yeah, that dates me just a little.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehehe thats ok, I have seen Eartha as Catwoman and she is awesome too!

      Andrea

      Delete
  6. Aww...so fun! And Catwoman... A totally kickass chick. I love all the Batman movies though I am quite fond of the 1998 ones. And no Chris O'Donnell as Robin had nothing to do with it, tehe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Can you believe they are going to reboot the Batman series again? Hmmm Chris O'Donnell.. hubba hubba :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  7. Mad respect for the "extremely shy, slightly overweight girl with glasses who spent most of her time hiding from the world reading books" getting the jock. Love that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! Yeah.. I guess sometimes personality really is for the win! At least I think so :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  8. I don't know why, but the name Possum Kingdom makes me want to laugh!
    And it's nice to know that the "extremely shy, slightly overweight girl with glasses" does actually get the "popular, funny, outgoing, football player, girl-magnet" in real life and not only in the movies!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I am going to start writing the story down next month, because it really CAN happen. Not just in the movies.

      And, yes, in the ancient days possums ruled over the enchanted lands with their pink noses and the ability to pretend they were dead. Those were the times of the great Possum Kingdom. Those were the times of glory.

      Delete
  9. So glad you won the handsome jock for a couple of years!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Paula! Yeah. I feel bad I wrote about him now instead of my husband whom I am blissfully married to. Oh well. :)

      Delete
  10. Lovely posting on Your First Loves. I agree on another's comment- at least you got the jock, if only for a short time. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I chalk it all up to learning experience. I was 16 back then. It was a good memory though, until we brok up at least :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  11. Wow - you got the cool guy. Well done :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Annalisa! hehe. Sometimes the nerd-girl does win :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  12. Toadies! - Nice first! Loving your firsts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Danielle! I liked your picks as well :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  13. I have that dragon book but I've never had the time to read it. My fault for re-reading all of Anne McCaffrey's books a hundred times.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, then definitely read it! And the coldfire trilogy as well. You can't go wrong :)

      Delete
  14. Great book pick! I had a crush on Raistlin too. I was an extremely shy bookworm with glasses in high school. Still am! I never had the nerve to do anything more than admire my crushes from afar.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, I still am a shy bookworm too. Except with my friends, and except when I'm online. ha! :) You have a beautiful son, and family he best kind of love.

      Delete
  15. What a love story. I think that's my favourite part of the fest, the stories of love.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too. I guess I'm just a big gooey romantic :)

      Delete
  16. You got two cool guys come to think of it even if one was for a short time. Enjoyed your post and getting to know you, a twin from another world perhaps, "extremely shy, slightly overweight girl with glasses" applies to me still does I guess.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Still applies to me too :) But, hey. Cool gals with smarts are awesome! Thanks for stopping by, I'll be sure to check back with your beautiful blog :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  17. Great choices!

    I am rereading the Dragonlance series now and enjoying it.

    And Batgirl. Any day of the week! ;)
    (she can avoid Catwoman's whip with a jump and a flip and still get a batarang!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hehehe. Thanks for playing along. Catwoman is just going to have to slink back into the shadows in search for other prey. :)

      It was wonderful meeting you, Timothy!

      Andrea

      Delete
  18. What a great love story. Batgirl should have her own movie. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Batgirl should. As well as all of the other female heroines. Maybe Hunger Games will pave the way :)

      Delete
  19. OMGosh! I LOVE your song choice!

    Lovely shout out to your true love. :D So sweet!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. AWww, thanks Jackie. Your story made me cry.. you gotta stop doing that to me, chica! :) Lenny sounds like a wonderful man, to be so patient and caring. What an awesome guy! I am so sorry to hear about your first husband but I am happy to hear that love has bloomed again in your heart.

      Andrea

      Delete
  20. I am Batman...

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hehehe. I read you saying that in Batman's low voice. :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  21. I've read the Dragon Chronicles, good choice.

    Cool story about your first love too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! I was happy to hear about your boyfriend Tom. A guy that helps contribute to your blog as well, how cool is that?

      Andrea

      Delete
  22. I think I missed out on that rendition of Batman - I hear so much about it, but have never watched it all the way through. Maybe I'll have to check it out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should check it out sometime! It is campy and fun :)

      Delete
  23. I enjoyed the Dragon Lance chronicles - good stories. My hubby & I started dating in high school - and it stuck :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is sooo sweet. I love happily ever afters.

      Delete
  24. Love all your firsts, especially Dragons of Autumn Twilight. SUPER BODACIOUS!!!!!!!!!! Raistlin is awesomesauce! Yeah! Your hubby shout-out was wonderful. Me too. My hubby is my true love. *waving*

    ReplyDelete
  25. Michelle Pfeiffer was the best part of Batman Returns!
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for hosting it! Love your site :)

      Delete
  26. I love Michelle Pfeiffer in about anything but she did a great job with CatWoman.

    Glad you found your true love and best friend!! Sounds enchanting.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I love Michelle. Have you seen Stardust? or Wolf? She is fantastic in that as well.

      Andrea

      Delete
  27. Batman Returns was one of the better ones. I love Michelle Pfeiffer! Thanks for following me

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, and Michelle is awesome!! Thanks Heather.

      Delete
  28. Fun to read! Your ending was the best, I have read so far!
    :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awww, thanks. I appreciate the nice comment :)

      Delete
  29. Those are some great Firsts! Thanks for sharing:)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great post on Firsts. I like what you have to say about your first love. I'm with you when it comes to my husband...He may not have been my first "true" love, but he is definitely the first and only love of my life! And I agree about Batman returns. Michelle Pfeiffer made that film! And I love that she's gone on to do such great stuff since. My absolute fav of hers is Ladyhawke. I watch that movie at least once a year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really want to watch Ladyhawke sooo badly but I can't buy it or find it anywhere.. oh man. Michelle is also amazing in Wolf. Great movie! Thanks for your thoughtful comments :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  31. Interesting song and music group name. I love the story.

    It's great to meet you, Andrea. Thanks for the follow. I'm glad to do the same.

    xoRobyn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great to meet you too! Yes, if you click on the link or put it in youtube you can hear the song. I still find it catchy :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  32. 'Batman Returns' has quite a good script. A number of very clever lines and some satisfying banter, in any event. Great choice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I havn't seen the movie in quite a while now that I think of it. I will have to remedy that!

      Andrea

      Delete
  33. I've never heard of the book. Like the music and movie. That's so sweet what you said about your husband. I feel the same. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's wonderful to hear Jessica, thank you for your comment and for stopping by :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  34. Ah Batman and Catwoman, very cute movies. Great picks, Andrea.

    The Spinster’s Vow

    ReplyDelete
  35. I met Margaret 8 years ago when the ABA was here in Chicago. What a remarkable lady. She autographed a copy of Amber and Ashes for me.

    I love reading that you used to comb through B & N for that one book. I remember what it was like to find gold in a bookstore like that. I miss the B & N that used to be near me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you have other bookstores close by.. I don't think I could live without them, or libraries!

      Andrea

      Delete
  36. What a great lot of choices. I'm glad you speak of your husband so lovingly.

    Denise

    ReplyDelete
  37. The Michael Keaton Batman movies were awesome and I still like him the best as the caped crusader (Christian Bale is second). I used to love the Dragon Lance Chronicles...but I don't remember what happened to all the ones I used to have. Fantastic firsts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michael, I havn't read the Dragon Lance novels since high school and I think I need to go back to them sometime soon :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  38. Ooh, I loved Batman Returns, too! I think it's cool that you got to date your high school crush - he's kinda hot LOL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hehe, I bet he would be pleased you said so. Thanks for stopping by, Kyra. It's always nice to hear from you :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  39. Batman Returns was a good movie, I am sorry but I have never heard of Toadies! Thanks for stopping by my site, nice to meet you!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I never heard of Dragons in Autumn Twilight. I may have to check it out.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm not normally a comic characters fan, but Cat Woman, I can definitely see the draw to--that was my favorite of the Batman movies and I agree Pfeiffer did a fabulous job. And YAY for marrying your true love!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your comments. Yes, Catwoman is pretty awesome in my book. I really liked Batman Begins as a movie too. :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  42. OMG I LOVE Possum Kingdom! It's one of the songs that inspired my manuscript, NEXT. Such a great song!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really? Really? That is great :) I don't think a lot of people are familiar with them. I couldn't find information about your MS on your site, maybe you can email it to me or let me know? I am so curious!

      Andrea

      Delete
  43. I loved Batman Returns. I wanted to be Catwoman. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did too, she was and still is a great character. My hero :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  44. Great post! I just had crushes in high school . . .didn't have a boyfriend until after I graduated and although I thought I was in love, I think I was in love with the idea of love . . .he wasn't really as into me as I was into him. My hubster really is the first true and real love of my life.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean about being in love with the idea of love. I think sometimes we dont really know how deep and amazing love can be until it really happens. When you find someone that you can have a deep connection with.

      :)

      Andrea

      Delete
  45. Nice love story! I love it when the shy girl gets the popular guy. It never happened to me, but I think I did all right in the end.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciated the nice things you had to say.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the nice comment and thanks for stopping by! I'm glad that you are doing well and it was great visiting your blog.

      Andrea

      Delete
  46. Hi Andrea, can't believe this is the first time I've visited your blog. Anyway, nice distinction of your first love and first true love. Hubby will appreciate you for that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love your blog and I am so glad I found it!

      I'll be honest. I didn't mention my hubby when I originally posted this but ended up adding him in after reading a lot of the other posts, hehe. But, I do really feel like he is my true love and deserves a shout out.

      Andrea

      Delete
  47. I enjoyed reading your firsts, especially the story of your first love! Michelle Pfeiffer was great as Catwoman--loved that movie!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I still totally have a girl-crush on Catwoman!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You and me both :) I love cat-people in general. Your avatar is really cool.

      Andrea

      Delete
  49. I feel the same way about love. I am now married to my true love as well. Funny thing is we met in second grade, went our separate ways then re-connected on facebook. We just got married on the 3rd! Thanks for visiting my blog!
    -MJ

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay for Facebook! That is such a great story, MJ. I really love hearing stories like that.

      Andrea

      Delete
  50. Returning your visit. Some of you bloggers make me feel so old. Your first loves were, to me, so recent. Oh well, guess that's how it goes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jo, I am so glad I found your site. Everyone has their own generation,and time goes by soooo fast.

      Andrea

      Delete
  51. Dragon Lance Chronicles! Amazing books - I collected all the Dragon Lance books I could get my hands on and insisted on US imports due to the fact the cover art was fantastic.

    Cat Woman as played by Michelle Pfiefer... yes please :)

    And one question: how did you get a recent photo of your ex?

    ReplyDelete
  52. *love*

    What kid spends their weekly allowance on books??? <---An AWESOME one! That's so cool.

    And I looooove the real life romance story, lol. Seriously so fun! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Morgan! Yep.. I still spend way too much of my money on books, especially 59 cent ones at Goodwill, and $1 ones in the clearance of Half Price Books. Ahh, good times, good times indeed. :)

      Thanks for the nice comments.

      Andrea

      Delete
  53. I've never heard of those books, I'll have to check them out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think you would regret it :)

      Delete
  54. I'm glad you wrote about your first love, even if he wasn't your true love :)

    I read a few Dragonlance stories but not many. I've always intended to get properly into it! I could never figure out where it began though. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Trisha. I liked reading your first love story as well. I think a lot of people were intimidated to write about their first love. Yeah, it was uncomfortable but I think those stories are important since so many of us go through them. Anyways, thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to read more Dragon Lance, I need to reread them myself!

      Andrea

      Delete
  55. Wow, I had totally forgot about The Dragonlance books! I used to really enjoy those, as well.

    Good call!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those were good ones :) So many books, so little time..

      Andrea

      Delete
  56. Ah, sweet first love story! I hadn't heard of that book series, so will have to check it out.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, road tripping through the #atozchallenge participants!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Batman returns was a good movie.

    And I never got into the Dragonlance books. I didn't grow and explore my inner nerd till high school.

    Your post was so sweet though.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Great choice of Loves. I like your story about your first love - and congratulations on your wonderful bond with your husband :)

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

    ReplyDelete
  59. Sorry I'm late.
    Ahhh. Catwoman. She was pretty rockin'. Halle Berry blew that but I'm hoping Anne Hathaway will do a better job.
    Great picks.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Heather

    ReplyDelete
  60. first love is you husband, I like that

    I never read the dragons of autumn twilight

    ReplyDelete
  61. Thanks for swinging by my blog.
    An interesting selection of First Loves... my hubby thinks that Ms.Pfeiffer is ultra-cool...
    The dragon story is unfamiliar to me...

    ReplyDelete
  62. Absolutely love Batman Returns. Great story of your first love.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Michelle Pfeiffer is awesome isn't she?
    Don't recognise the book or music I'm afraid. Loved your first love/crush story and that your husband is your first true love. Awh!

    ReplyDelete
  64. The Possum King was just on the radio. Cool first love story. I've always enjoyed the Batman movies.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Catwoman and Dragons and Toadies... oh my! Great first loves :)

    ReplyDelete

Linked Within

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...