Monday, May 14, 2012

Oh Snap! It's the First Loves Blogfest

Welcome to the First Loves Blogfest where I'm featuring--you guessed it--the first movie, song, book and of course love that enamored me.
This was a challenge for me, since I tend to be one of those annoying people that states, "Oh, I love this or I love that."  That being said, I did my best to narrow it down by attaching it with a treasured memory.


First Movie
Stir of Echoes
This was a movie that from the begining struck a cord with me. The main character, Tom Witzky, played by Kevin Bacon had all the traits I love in a character. He was down-to-earth, protective of his family, ignorant of his talents and nowhere near prepared for a mysterious dead girl haunting him. This was a mystery through and through and I was suspended until the very end. I put it as my first favorite, because at the time I saw this, I was reading several Dean Koontz books and it inspired me to create. Have you seen this movie? Did you like it? Did you think it was scary?


First Band

This was a tough one for me.  I love all types of music.  I had the unfortunate experience of dating a jerk in high school that tried to dictate the type of music I listened to or even purchased (true story).  Anyway, I learned early on to voice my opinion and in doing so, I found I had quite an eclectic taste.  In short, I'm a lover of all music.  I chose Foo Fighters because they are authentic, they've rocked for decades and I LOVE this video. 


First Book
I adore Jane Austen and marvel at her works.  She created timeless tales, but also published them during a time that was almost impossible for a woman to do so.  What I loved about this book was our heroine, Anne Elliot.  She refuses her first love, young Frederick Wentworth, mainly because he has no title, little money and her family disapproves.  Many years later, Wentworth returns after touring with the Royal Navy as a rich, single Captain.  And with a substantial fortune, he begins searching for a wife.  The best part of this book is Ann's colossal mistake.  Having been persuaded by her family the first time, does she have the strength to endure the likes of Captain Wentworth again?   Have you read this one?  Do you like Jane Austen or are you tired of her?

First Love
Innocent Love
This might sound ludicrous, but my first love was when I was four.  My mother used to drop me off at daycare where I'd cry incessantly.  A boy in my class, David--a name I'll never forget--befriended me so I wouldn't cry any more.  He was like an angel to me back then.  From that moment on, we were inseparable until a year later when I moved.  After all these years, I still remember David's kindness and above all his friendship.  

What about you?  Any first loves you'd like to share?

Mina B.

29 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

It's cute that your first love was when you were four!

C.M.Brown said...

Can't beat the Foo Fighter's! I don't think I have seen your movie choice and wow, that's young love!

Grover said...

I love Jane Austen too but haven't yet got round to reading Persuasion yet. Pride and Prejudice has been my favourite since we studied it in school.

Elise Fallson said...

I like the Foo Fighters too, but at the time they came out, I was in my ska phase with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Pietasters. Stir of Echoes I'm going to have to check out, but if it's too scary, I'll shut if off, lol! And your first love at 4! How cute. You beat me by 2 years. Mine was at 6 years old. (:

Barbara said...

aaa the Foo Fighter, cool video! :D It's lovely that you had a good friend at 4 already!

Sharing my love
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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Foo Fighters! My wife likes them. Says the drummer is cute even when he's in drag.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Paula Martin said...

Lovely story about David! Pride and Prejudice is by fat my favourite Austen novel.

Danielle B. said...

Stir of Echoes and Foo Fighters are great firsts!

Timothy Brannan said...

Love that Foo Fighter's song and video!

Tim
The Freedom of Nonbelief
The Other Side

michelle said...

Jane Austen is a genius of her era!
Innocent love at 4 years old - the best!

HWR Curator said...

oh the fingernails in stir of echoes... i think it made me pass out?

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

Allison said...

I like Jane Austen. Persuasion is actually my favourite of her books.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Cecilia M. said...

Kevin Bacon.. one of my favourite actors. I've never seen this movie though and it sounds realy fantastic. I'm a Dean Koontz fan as well,mmh havent reay much of his books lately. I need to rectify that. :) Oh I watched Persuasion movie and loved it. Aw..David,,such a gentleman even at such a tender age.. :)

EvalinaMaria said...

No wonder they were your loves - all of them are great choices!

Evalina, This and that...

S. L. Hennessy said...

I LOVE Persuasion. It's my favorite Austen. I even named my blog after is :)

Carrie Butler said...

Foo Fighters! :D Good call.

Michael Pierce said...

The Foo Fighters have kicked butt for a long time. The Colour and the Shape is one of my favorite albums.

Kayla Beck said...

Your first love is so sweet! My daughter had a special friend like that at daycare, too. :-)

cluculzwriter said...

My first love was in grade one. My problem, I wasn't getting his attention so I punched him. He cried and told the teacher. Haha. Our love was short lived.

Mark K said...

Never really listened to the 'Foo Fighters', but never say never ;)
Reading your first love makes me think back to something akin to a crush/love I had when on holiday aged 6 - she was staying a few doors away and must have been around 16. I used to sit next to her in the dining hall and that was the extent of it. But I think I was really just smitten. Kids, eh?

David P. King said...

Persuasion. Excellent choice. :)

Dana said...

Love the story of your first love. Very sweet!

J.L. Campbell said...

Didn't see the movie and don't know the band either. :(

Jackie said...

Stir of Echoes scared me, but I loved it!
Your first love story is precious!

mshatch said...

Loved Stir of Echoes so much I own it!

Medeia Sharif said...

David was a sweetheart.

I don't think I've seen Stir of Echoes, but I do love Jane Austen and Foo Fighters.

Nick Wilford said...

Love the Foo Fighters. I was lucky enough to see them headline T in the Park in Scotland a few years back, when they quite literally blew it "out the park" (ahem!)

I've never read any Austen, but my wife loves her so much one of my stepdaughters is called Emma.

And I've never heard of the movie, sounds interesting.

Stacy Henrie said...

Love reading these! So sweet about your little friend David. :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Sorry I'm late.
Foo Fighters is an excellent choice.
I love your first love story.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Heather