Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest

Today is the First Loves Blogfest! Your first movie, first music (song/band,) first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest! Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh





E.T.
Circa 1982 – I was 4 or 5. I know. I was young but I remember it as if it was yesterday. My parents thought it was wise to take me and my younger cousin to the theaters and subject us to our First Alien. We were the same age so when I cried, he cried. When he laughed, I laughed. And so on.



Lord of the Flies
I HATED reading in my youth and thought it was the adults way of torture. But once I placed my attention in the pages of this classic, I was hooked. Kids stranded on an island, killing animals and each other to stay alive. This is one I’m torturing making my kids read.



Beatles
My parents raised me on their taste in music and at a young age I fell in love with this band. Mopped tops, poetic voices, and swagger. If John was still walking this Earth, I’d be two stepd behind. Seriously!



My kids
What can I say? I always thought I found love in High School but never really found it until I held my first baby in my arms. Weighing in at 7lbs 8oz, he was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. My heart never really knew love until that day and every time since.






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120 comments:

  1. Your firsts scared the heck out of me when I was younger. Lol ET and lord of the flies both gave me nightmares.

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    1. ET freaked me out but I've gotten used to him.

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  2. I also picked The Beatles because my parents raised me on their taste in music.

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    1. Nothing wrong with our parents' taste in music.

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  3. Great first loves posting and oh yes on the Beatles. :)

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    1. The world wouldn't be right without them.

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  4. Loving how many people are picking The Beatles as their first musical love - great choices!

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  5. Paul McCartney was my first band crush. And now I want to watch E.T.!

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    1. I haven't it on VHS if you want it. lol

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  6. Can't go wrong with The Beatles. And that's an awesomely great looking family you have!

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    1. Nope! And thanks! I like to think they are.

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  7. Hum, I never like the Beatles that much (pls, don't shoot me!).
    ET was so cute!
    Aw, a mother's love. Nothing compares to that!

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    1. I put the gun down.
      He was after the age of 10.
      Nope, they are what make me who I am.

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  8. Your post has inspired me to go revisit E.T. and experience Lord of the Flies for the first time. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about that book, mostly from my sister who read it in her teens. I'm a Beatles fan too, and you've got some nice looking kids there. :)

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    1. Your sister is right. It's one of the best.
      Yay for the Beatle fans!
      And thanks!

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  9. I remember reading Lord of the Flies in school- it was creepy to me. ET made me cry. Thanks for posting!

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    1. That's when I first read it as well. I read it again in my early 20's.

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  10. ET! :) Such a good choice for First Movie Love. I had to listen to the Beatles too...They're my parent's First Music Love though. Thanks for dropping by!

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    1. Gotta love our parents and their influences.

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  11. Wow, love your first loves too! My son still won't see ET and he's 25! Says it scared him to death when he was six why see it now? I personally loved ET and the Beatles too! My husband is a confirmed Beatles and Elvis no. 1 fan. Have yet to read Lord of the Flies after I heard what it was about...Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. You should make him sit down and watch it. You can hold his hand. hehe.
      LotF is actually a wonderful book and tells a great story.

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  12. Thank goodness your parents had good taste in music. Otherwise, you might be into techno or something much less enjoyable than The Beatles.

    I'm moved by your first love snippet. Though I'm not a mother, no feeling can compare to when I first held my nephew - his total trust and complete dependence as he rested so easily on me...There is nothing like a child's love.

    xoRobyn

    Thanks for visiting. Good to meet you.
    xoRobyn

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    1. My parents were pretty cool cats!

      Thanks, my kids mean the world to me.

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  13. PS Sorry for the extra xo, but I guess it's appropriate for this post.

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  14. Great answers, every one. Love that necklace on the sidebar, too!

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    1. Thanks!
      I need to get one to wear around.

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  15. I was in my 20's when the Beatles first became famous, and I didn't particularly like them at the time! Since then, of course, they've become 'classic', and listening to them now reminds me of my 20's!
    Your kids are gorgeous!

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    1. I know a few other people that didn't like them either but grew to appreciate them. Classics!
      Thanks!

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  16. Awwweee your kids are adorable, now that freaky thing called ET... gar. here there is a sequel in the works.

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

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    1. A sequel... really. Totally excited now!

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  17. Great choices. Interesting selection. You've got such cute children. This blogfest is such fun learning about people's loves.

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    1. I agree. I learned a lot from this fest.
      Thanks, thanks, and thanks!

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  18. Great picks. I think ET may have been the first movie I saw in a theater. It's the first I remember at least. I'm getting some good ideas of old movies my kids might watch now. And they'll probably think it's cool that I saw it when I was a kid.

    I loved Lord of the Flies too.

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    1. My kids wouldn't watch it at first. They would all hide their eyes and take off running. LOL. I practically had to sit on them to get them to watch it. Once they did, it was smooth sailing.
      ;)

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  19. Ohmygosh, I was SOOO scared of the movie ET when I was little! I don't know. People look at me like I'm funny when I say that, but aliens have always freaked me out!

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    1. It's understandable. My kids were horrified to watch it too.

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  20. I have always loved the cover of Lord of the Flies. Beautiful. Do you find the story to resemble Hunger Games at all? I was curious. Thanks for sharing your first loves!

    Andrea

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    1. You mean to ask... Do you find that Hunger Games resembles Lord of the Flies? Since it came first and all. lol. I'm not really that picky. But yes it does have some similarities. The survival of kids and killing.
      thanks for stopping by A!

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  21. Did you ever see the film Backbeat, about the Beatles in Hamburg? The guy who played Lennon was eerily accurate... plus it's a great film that makes me sob.

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    1. NO! I haven't seen it. Now I'm going to go and see what I need to do to watch this asap. Thanks for telling me about it.

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  22. Your first love brought a tear to my eye. It's so true!!!

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  23. Wonderful first loves! I enjoyed watching E.T. and reading Lord of the Flies (probably the second book I enjoyed reading in school). The Beatles are awesome, of course. :)

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    1. Thanks! I think Lord of the Flies was a requirement.

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  24. I loved E.T.!

    My husband is a Beatles freak! :)

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  25. ET and the beauty of reeses pieces. :)

    and I never read Lord of the Flies. It was one I said I read, but never did, lol

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    1. Those are my fav candy!

      Shame on you. Well now you have to read it.

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  26. Hi! Visiting from the First Loves Blogfest by way of Kyra Lennon's site and the First Fight/First Kiss (totally entered as I remember them both well)
    I remember seeing E.T. in the theater. It was so packed I think my father stood in the aisle. It was the only time I ever saw him cry. Love the Beatles. I also grew up listening to my parents music so I would play the Hard Days Night vinyl album over and over. Also love Ringo Starr's You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful and You're Mine. (My mother has that at her ringtone for me). I have never read Lord Of the Flies, but now I think I have to. Sounds intriguing and speaking of, I'm going to enter your giveaway- sounds like my kind of Cinderella!
    A2ZMommy and What’s In Between

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    1. You are full of awesomeness! Thanks for signing up for our blogfest and my giveaway!

      Ringo used to be my fav but over the years I fell in love with Lennon. LOTF is one of the best books ever and tells an intriguing story of survival.

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  27. I still enjoy the Beatles. The were usually on the radio when I was a kid. Great meeting you, Danielle.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I still play the Beatles on my record player and cd player. The kids tolerate them. lol

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  28. I love all of your firsts. I really liked ET and Lord of the Flies as well. And your kids? So precious!

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  29. The Beatles will always be in fashion. I was 18 when ET came out. It was the last movie I ever saw at a drive-in theater. thise were the good old days!

    I'm a new follower via the First Loves Blogfest. Nice to meet ya!

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    1. Followed back!
      Thanks for stopping by. Oh the good ol days, can't asked for anything better.

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  30. Having kids has made me feel love I never thought I could. Great post.

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    1. It's amazing the way such a small organ can hold so much love.

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  31. Selecting your kids was sweet. And I think everyone cried during ET. If not, they weren't human.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. Thanks Alex! Once again you hosted an awesome blogfest!

      Being human has it's advantages.

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  32. ET and The Beatles seem pretty popular today. And nothing wrong with that. They are both great.

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    1. Yes, yes they are. Thanks for stopping by.

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  33. Oooh, Lord of the Flies. GREAT choice. I adore that book, too...but what does that say about us? LOL!

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    1. I think it says that we enjoy a great tale of survival and there's nothing wrong with that. ;)

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  34. Awesome choices! I love Lord of the Flies!!! And ET is just spectacular. Great looking kids too :)

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  35. Both E.T. and Lord of the Flies creep me out! The Beatles are great though, I agree :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. I unfortunate. ET did creep me out when I was younger but I still loved him.

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  36. Awesome choices for your firsts!!!

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  37. Great choices, Danielle! Loved ET, Lord of the Flies and Beatles too. I just need to know your kids a bit better, LOL.

    The Spinster’s Vow

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    1. LOL! You're too much! I'm glad you love them all. You'd love my kids too. Everyone does.

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  38. Fun list and what a beautiful ending...awe! I enjoyed your picks :D

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  39. I see you have good taste in movies :) I, too, hated reading as a child and I have to admit I have never read Lord of the Flies. I love the Beatles though and I think it's cute that your children were your first love :)

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    1. My youngest son HATES reading but I still make him read to me. You should read LOTF now.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  40. Lord of The Flies was one of my favs before we were assigned to read it in school

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  41. All of your firsts are awesomely great choices. :)

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  42. Great choices. I still like watching ET. Hope you're sharing your music love with the next generation.

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    1. I am. They tolerate it for the most part. Thanks for stopping by!

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  43. Great choices. I loved ET!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower now. Love your blog.

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    1. I followed back!
      Your blog is pretty great too!

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  44. I loved ET too! Because of ET Drew Berrymore is one of my favourites.
    It's so true what you say about kids. The kind of love you have for your kids is difficult to explain. Priceless:)

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    1. Drew is great. Kids are special even when they're bad.

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  45. Oh - ET phone home! I LOVED that movie! it wasn't a first love but definitely in the top ten all time! Thanks for stopping by. I'm a new follower :)

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  46. ET was such a great movie, but Lord of the Flies - AMAZING. I mean, seriously seriously amazing. I love that book.

    And your kids - adorable.

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      Thanks, they are great kids!

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  47. Lord of the flies = crazy cool awesomeness!

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  48. I like a lot of the picks on your post. I really think Golding told an unforgettable tale with LOTF. Thanks for sharing. And, before I forget, everyone loves the Beatles!

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    1. He did! I think with all the talk I'm going to break it out of storage and read it again.

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  49. What great choices. I share them all with you, especially the Beatles. I'm currently reading LOTF with a student. Still as good as I remember. Your kids are adorable!

    Denise

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  50. Some good choices. Thanks for dropping by my site!

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  51. All of your choices are great..:) I know exactly what you mean(well as much as i can considering I am a guy)a different kind of a love going to your children.

    I agree that your kids are adorable..:)

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  52. E.T has been a popular choice! And your kids are sooooo adorable!

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  53. I love The Beatles! Actually, the first love I mentioned on my blog is the person who got me hooked on them! :)

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  54. Great choices! My mom worked at a theater when E.T. came out, so I got to watch it over and over (also at age 5 or so). I've read Lord of the Flies several times over; such a good book. And who doesn't love The Beatles?!

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

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    1. I think I'm gonna re-read it as well. Talking about has made me miss it so.

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  55. Sorry I'm late.
    I admit, I have never watched E.T. Still not sure why.
    Love the Early Beatles too.
    Great picks, especially your kids!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Heather

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. The real world takes the time away to do the stuff we love to do. Blog and comment. I appreciate it all.

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  56. Love the Beatles! Honestly, they set the tone for rock and roll as earth knows it. Great picks. Lord of the Flies is bodacious. Sorry I'm late getting by. My sis-in-law is in the hospital. *waving*

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    1. I hope your sis-in-law gets to feeling better soon!
      Thanks for taking the time to come by and visit me! I haven't heard the word 'bodacious' in forever.

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  57. Great firsts! I loved the Lord of the Flies. Recently I finished The Hunger Games series :)

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

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  58. I am cool with the first 3 lol. Believe it or not, I didn't see E.T. until some 10 years after it came out. I thought it was a kiddie movie so I had no interest. Finally, I was pushed into watching it and wondered how I could have avoided it. Great flick!

    Likewise, I detested "Lord of the Flies' when I was younger. Ironically, as an English teacher I teach it at times.

    You're the 3rd person to mention The Beatles, proving to me that they are in there as one of the top 10 bands in history. My fave album was "The White Album". It's cool to this day.

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