Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest

You may hate Mondays, but you'll love this blogfest:

 
Host: Alex J. Cavanaugh 
Instructions: "On May 14, post your first loves – first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest!"

Sounds simple enough! Here we go...

First movie I loved: C'mon you guys know this one...

Short Circuit! Followed by Ghostbusters, Karate Kid II, *Batteries Not Included, etc. ;)

First song/band I loved: That’s easy. “Color Blind” from Michael W. Smith’s Change Your World album. I wore out two cassette tapes, listening to that song. Aside from a great message, it had this contagious energy to it. After school, I’d come home and pop in my sister’s VHS tape of the tour. I can’t tell you how many hours of my life were spent dancing around my living room, pretending I was on that stage. :) 





(Song starts at 1:34)
First book I loved: Puppy Peek-a-boo by Lisa McCue. It was one of those hard books with little lift flaps and cut-outs. Hours of fun, I tell you. Hours!

First person people I loved: Why my family, of course.  

Sorry, all of my boyfriends have been complete and utter a-hats. ;)

Your turn! Tell us about your first loves. :)

(And if you have time, please check out the other posts in the 'fest!) 

Thanks for the fun, Ninja Captain!

49 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Great choices - especially Short Circuit! :D

Angeline Trevena said...

I have Short Circuit on DVD and I still watch it. They just don't make movies like they used to, do they?!

C.M.Brown said...

Puppy Peek a Boo, looks cute! Yes I remember Short Circuit, good choice!

Suzi said...

I don't think I ever saw Short Circuit, but Ghostbusters and Karate Kid were some of my favorites.

Danielle B. said...

Short Circuit! Yes!

D.G. said...

Cassette tapes! Oh, the days...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your family - that is sweet!
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

Juliana Haygert said...

Honestly, I don't remember Short Circuit ...
Karate Kid was awesome and the new version with Jackie Chan is pretty good too.
Good one on the "people" you first loved lol

JeffO said...

Given the fine print, I think you need an A-hat detector to weed them out before you get involved!

Nice post, thanks for sharing!

Charity Bradford said...

Great stuff! I just realized that my kids haven't seen Short Circuit yet. I need to fix that.

Giora said...

Looking back, I like to pay tribute to the song "Dancing Queen" by ABBA. And hopefully, Carrie, you still take breaks from writing and dance in your living room. Do you put songs in your novel? Like the MC listens to this song on the radio. My novels are full with songs.

Cassie Mae said...

What, you didn't love that D-Bag that took you to so many dances? ;)

Nancy Thompson said...

Wow, I remember Puppy Peek-a-boo! *queue music* "Memories..." I've still never seen Short Circuit. What am I missing, Carrie?

HWR Curator said...

Number 5... is alive!

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

Emily R. King said...

OMGosh! Short circuit is a great choice! My hubby loves that film. We rewatched it recently, and I was reminded of how awesome it is.

Aldrea Alien said...

That has to be the only thing I know about that movie. -_-

Andrea Teagan said...

I loooove short circuit, didn't you think Wall-E stole a lot from that movie? Of course ghostbusters is still awesome, they will probably do a remake of that. And Karate Kid they already had.. pretty good movie but I still like the originals :) Thanks for sharing!

Andrea

Lisa Regan said...

Short Circuit was AWESOME! My first love movie was Charlotte's Web even though the ending traumatized me for life (hmm . . . maybe that's why I write dark stuff). First song? I don't know but my first band love was Fleetwood Mac. First book was The Monster at the End of This Book hands down and first love? My dads. Gotta go with the dads.

Melanie Schulz said...

I must ahve lived a deprived life because I've seen at least five moies on this first loves that I missed out on in my childhood. Short Circuit makes number six.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Johnnie Five. My kids and I enjoyed many showing of Short Circut.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Kyra! I consider it a classic. :D

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

Haha! Short Circuit :D I should have gotten that from your previous post with your clip. I can't watch that movie. The stupid robot makes me cry every time. I know I'm pathetic, lol

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! :) Oh, I know. It's such a shame. (Though, I wonder if I would enjoy similarly made films without the nostalgia factor...)

L. G. Keltner said...

I love Short Circuit.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, C.M.! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Aww, you should watch it sometime! It's funny in that cheesy '80s kind of way. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Absolutely! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Days filled with rewinding. ;) Thanks for stopping by, D.G.!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Alex! No problem. It was fun. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Juliana! I haven't seen the new Karate Kid yet. I'll have to check it out. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I agree! Maybe I should start running prospects by the writing community first. *Grins*

Thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, yes. Pass it on to the next generation! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Yeah. Weird, right? *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Good song! Yes, I still dance around from time to time. :)

I have a few subtle references in mine. Nothing too specific. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yes! You're the first person to recognize Puppy Peek-a-boo. :D

Oh, Nancy. You're missing a lot of cheesy '80s goodness. Better get on that! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

@HWR - Heck yes! :D Thanks for stopping by!

@Aldrea - Sounds like a good excuse to watch it. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

You guys sound like my kind of people! If I could, I'd crash your next movie night. :D

Carrie Butler said...

I think I'm the only person alive who hasn't seen Wall-E. I'll have to remedy that and compare! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yeah! I knew there was a reason we get along so well. *Grins*

If that's the case, I should appreciate Charlotte's Web more. I love your dark writing. :D

The Monster at the End of This Book is a classic! I still have it on my bookshelf. ;) Great answer for the last one, too!

Carrie Butler said...

That sounds like a great excuse for a movie night, Melanie. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Carrie Butler said...

Excellent! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Yeah! C'mon, Victoria... *Grins*

Oh, I'm like that with some movies. (*Cough* The Land Before Time. *Cough*) Perfectly understandable. :)

Carrie Butler said...

You have great taste! :D

Melodie Wright said...

I totally forgot about Color Blind. LOVE MWS's funky steampunkerish glasses.

Now that song is stuck in my head. *hums the ABCs*

Carrie Butler said...

He was trendy ahead of his time! *Grins*

Barbara said...

Great choices, some very new to me! Wonderful post!

Sharing the Love!
English Speaking Zone

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Barbara! :D

Shannon Lawrence said...

No disassemble Johnny Number Five! Fun choice!

My First Loves Post

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Shannon! :D