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Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Loves Blogest

{Apologies for the lack of images. I've had problems posting them.}

Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh's ever fun and active braincells, today is the First Loves Blogfest! Your first movie, first music (song/band,) first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest! Go to Alex's link to read about lots of lovin'.
Here are my first loves spanning the four categories:

MOVIE: Walt Disney’s The Aristocats. I wanted to be Marie, the precious girl kitty with a pink bow on her head.

MUSIC (Song/Band):  Yesterday by The Beatles. Originally released in ‘65, this was the only song I memorized on the piano. My version was rather dirge-like, as are the words. Still, it’s one of music’s best!

BOOK: James and the Giant Peach by the incomparable Roald Dahl, published in 1961. I wanted to get lost in a giant peach. I didn't need to read the book, though the story fascinated me. The peach on the cover, alone, had me mesmerized.

PEOPLE: From Sean Cassidy to Michael J. Fox

My crushes on school boys paled in comparison to my turmoil-free fantasy romances with Sean Cassidy in the 70s and Michael J. Fox in the 80s. Sean and I shared an off-the-hook chemistry. His hand slid easily into mine. And when he walked me home, well, da do ron ron. A few years down the road, my Seanie ran into some Nancy chick. They embarked on heavy-duty sleuthing, so I looked towards Alex P. Keaton. I’ll never forget that first interaction…

“Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies? Don’t be shy. The economy’s looking up. They’re only $3 for a box of six!” I harassed the young, hip Republicans as they departed from their “Down With Social Consciousness” convention. One by one, they ignored my pleas. Alex was different, though. He broke his stride to purchase three boxes of Thin Mints. Love-struck, I gradually handed over each box, inscribing my number in humongous figures on the third. He called within an hour, and an effortlessly sweet romance ensued.

Alex P. Keaton was the first and last boy for whom I switched politics. He was adorably worth it. Everybody loved him. Yet I was the lucky one. My insides melted as Alex gazed at me, breaking into song, “What would we do, baby, without us?”

Why such famed actors with great hair would pick me – well, it’s unreal.
Happy Monday, happy dreams, happy loving! 


  1. You're just a baby, aren't ya! That Alex Keaton crush gave you away! I liked him and all but WAY too young! I do admire the way he has handled his illness though!

    It probably also won't shock you if I say that I'm a Republican. :)

    Love you, my friend! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

  2. Beth, I have plenty of friends who are Republican. It's the person's heart that matters to me. Yours is plenty big.

    I'm not so much a youngin' (going on 46), but thanks. I agree, MJF and his wife have been amazingly graceful and courageous throughout his battle with Parkinsons. I have great respect for him, and for them as a couple.

    Love back to you too, my friend.

  3. Ah Sean Cassidy... what a cutie. my first celeb crush was Scott Baio. Chachi forever! But then he turned into a total jackass. Then came Johnny Depp, my man of 26 years now. He is my longest, least complicated relationship. LOL

  4. You switched politics for him? That's such a sweet, feminine thing to do! But he must have been a liberal republican, I bet you could have got him to switch with a little persuasion.

  5. That Nancy Drew never had anything on you! Sean was all hair, but Alex P. Keaton had heart. Great Girl Scout Cookies fantasy sequence! Another fun read! Julie

  6. I loved these answers so much Robyn, James and the Giant Peach is certainly a classic.

  7. I popping in to visit some peeps that have signed up for the Lovefest.

    I love your post. Mine is up too.

  8. Hi fellow blogfester here. I love Yesterday too. But among Beatles's songs, I think Imagine speaks out to me most. Happy Monday!

    The Spinster’s Vow

  9. Robyn, your secret romances with Cassidy and Keaton gave me a good laugh this morning! And you are a peach.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

  10. I’m shattered. Alex P. Keaton was two-timing both of us. ;)
    Some of the greatest loves of my life were in “crush” form…

  11. James and the Giant Peach! I loved loved loved that.

  12. Your cookie encounter with Alex gave me shivers!

  13. Melissa, Johnny is hot. Good choice, and he's a lucky man. Wink.

    GB, actually, I faked it (the political leanings thing, that is). We never went to the voting booth together so politics didn't sabotage our romance.

    Julie, Nancy still intimidates me. She's such a pretty, smart sleuth. I wouldn't have read all those books had I known she was going to steal Sean away. Oh well. Like you said, kindhearted Alex was/is the better choice.

    YW, yes. I didn't know how old that book is too - published five years before I was born.

    ADSL, thanks for visiting. It's always fun seeing you.

    Enid, I agree about Imagine. Was that The Beatles or Lennon on his own? Either way, it's wonderful.

    Aw, thanks, Alex.

    Beth, say it isn't so!

    Danielle, it's an awesome book. Thanks for agreeing.

    Betty, me too. I still get shivers when recalling that encounter. ;-)


  14. The cat likes you more for your aristocats pick..haha

    Micheal J Fox made tons of good movies, back to the future, doc hollywood and the secret of my success are right up there on my list.

  15. Great post - love your crushes and 'romances'!

  16. I had me laughing with your love stories, found MJF cute but discovered him much later. I loved your other choices too.
    A boy made you change politics, really endearing that extra tale,
    We meet all the nice guys only in our childhood, why??

  17. Yesterday is a great song.

    My MJF crush started with Back to the Future.

  18. I don't know how people come up with answers to questions like these. I've been thinking about these questions for some time this morning and I can't come up with many answers. I know that, while growing up, I loved the Movie Swiss Family Robinson, and I probably read "The Agony and the Ecstasy" more than any other book, but I don't recall having a crush on anyone

  19. snickeys... great choices.

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

  20. I loved watching Family Ties!

  21. We are definitely peers -- I shared all of those loves, especially Sean Cassidy and Michael J. Fox. I was an avid reader of the Tiger Beat magazine.

    I am happy to report that my kids still love The Aristocrats.


  22. James and the giant peach is a great choice!

  23. I remember Michael J Fox being such a hottie, I had a big crush on him too. Oh, and chocolate should be one of the main food groups if you ask me. Along with coffee :)


  24. The Aristocats was wonderful. I also had a big crush on Alex P. Keaton. The kindest right-winger ever.

  25. Pat, I'm glad the cat approves.

    Paula, thanks. Those romances were as good as it gets - said sadly and happily.

    Rek, it's true. We only meet them in our childhood and/or imaginations. Maybe it's so that we could grow up into the independent, feisty spirits that we are. (? Sounds good anyway.)

    Annalisa, he was awesome in Back to the Future.

    Stephen, you could've easily participated. But your post today was more humorous and entertaining than your first loves post would've been, I'm sure.

    L.Diane, yes he was.

    Jeremy, yes, we all love at least one something.

    Jackie, it was my favorite show for years. I especially liked it when his current wife, character Ellen, was on.

    Star, I'm proud of your kids!

    Baygirl, it is. And I've been craving peaches since I wrote that.

    Andrea, thanks. I like you already.

    Christine, I like that description: kindest right-winger ever. I agree.

    Evalina, thanks for stopping by.


  26. Where have I been? I hadn't heard about this hop. I have been busy, I guess. Ahhh, Shawn Cassidy-loved that Hardy boy. My sister loved Parker Stevenson, but how could you not love that hair?

  27. Great picks. I'm amazed at MJF's drive and ambition, despite Parkinsons. He's a roll model for many.

  28. I loved your picks and your story was so sweet~ Fun to read :D

  29. This is so cool! I find out more about one special person every day! Great post Robyn, and just know, I'm still waiting!!!

    Hugs friend, and tons o Love!


  30. Hi Robyn, gosh it is hard to post pictures now!

  31. When you got a crush, you REALLY got a crush! And yes, you are a youngster...Nice posts!

  32. oh I love this song - Yesterday...all my troubles seemed so faaar away, oh I believe....

    hehe, sorry :) It's nice to see something in common!

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

  33. I never saw that movie nor read James and the Giant Peach, despite being familiar with the book for years. I can understand the draw of The Beatles and have taken a liking to Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" song. I like your description of how Alex made your heart melt just from a simple gaze. Boy, do I know that kind of feeling, as an if only the subject of my melting heart had the same feeling, I'd be living in wonderland, I tell ya!

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