Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest

 

The First Loves Blogfest is hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Click here to find who is participating. The goal is to mention our first loves when it comes to movies, songs/bands, books, and people.

Movie

The first movie I fell in love with was Disney's Beauty and the Beast. I loved that movie, watched it numerous of times, and in fifth grade, I wouldn't be caught without a blue ribbon in my hair and a book in my hands. Belle was intelligent, beautiful, and she wanted more out of life.

Song 

I remember hearing Seal's "Kiss from a Rose" in Batman Forever. I completely fell in love with the song, and it makes my breath catch every time I hear it today.

Book
 

Eloise Jarvis McGraw's The Golden Goblet was the first book I loved that I had to read for school. I read it in sixth grade, and it ignited my passion for history, ancient civilizations, and mythology.

Person

In third grade, I fell in love with a boy. He was very intelligent, tall, and quite cute. I won't say his name, but he was the first guy who made me feel special for my intellect. He said the only people who could sit with him at lunch were those who made straight A's, so my friend and I got to sit with him. Yeah, we both liked him. He skipped fourth grade and went to a different school after third, so I lost touch with him. I wonder what happened to him.

29 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Great picks. I loved beauty and the beast.

Kyra Lennon said...

LOL, most girls' grades go DOWN when they fall in love! This is the first story I've heard of a guy who helped girls keep their grades up!

Kiss From A Rose is an amazing song!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I may be a hard rock kind of guy, but Kiss From a Rose is a beautiful song.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Jennifer Shirk said...

What a great idea for a blogfest!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Beauty and the Beast too. My fav Disney movie.

Aubrie said...

Awww what a great post! I love Rose on the Grave, too. My fav Disney movie was Sleeping Beauty. a little older than Beauty and the Beast. shows my age. *sigh*

Danielle B. said...

I love that Seal song! So gorgeous.
Great fists!

Summer Ross said...

Kiss from a Rose is a truly beautiful song! I have not read that book- but I might check it out.

Nicole Pyles said...

I am so with you on the Beauty and the Beast! Still is my favorite movie!!

Rebekah Loper said...

Beauty and the Beast is my first movie love too! I adore the library in it, hehe.

Samantha said...

I love Beauty and the Beast!! It's definitely one of my favorites. As far as picking the first person, I'd have to go all the way back to kindergarten because I liked a different boy every year :P

Rek said...

I agree with Kyra about guys and their effect on grades. lovely choices...The Kiss From A Rose is one of my favourites.

Nancy Thompson said...

You fell in love int eh 3rd grade? Aw, how cute is that!! And Kiss from a Rose is a wonderful song.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Total Beauty and the Beast fan! She was dark haired, and smart, and she wasn't waiting around for a Prince! Belle was, and still is, awesome!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Seal is amazing! I remember asking for his album one Christmas and getting very puzzled looks because the rest of the CDs I wanted were all heavy metal :)

HWR Curator said...

disney hands down... and seal song!

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Melinda Dozier said...

The Golden Goblet! I-ve taught that in my school.

Emily R. King said...

Seal has a beautiful voice. Boy, that guy can sing!

Christine Rains said...

I loved Beauty and the Beast. We need more intellectual heroines out there. And that was a sweet first love story.

Nicole said...

Aww, Beauty and the Beast! Such a classic. I would have loved it for the library alone!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Beauty and the Beast was a really good movie. Great writing, fine animation plus the digitally done ballroom scene, and good song writing. I can see how the Disney machine scooped you up.

M Pax said...

I loved Beauty & the Beast. I saw it when I lived in NYC. They overbooked the theater, so I had to watch it sitting on the floor.

It'd be interesting to find out what happened to that boy ... sounds like a story for you, Cherie.

The Golden Eagle said...

Beauty and the Beast is a great movie. I love smart protagonists!

That sounds like an interesting book.

baygirl32 said...

there are a lot of great books I'm adding to my reading list from this blogfest!

Cathy Keaton said...

I love Beauty and the Beast, even though I was a teenager already by the time it came out. But, still what a phenomenal film! Belle is just the best female character ever. Period.

LOL. Your first crush only allowed straight-A student to sit with him at lunch? That is the funniest thing I've ever heard of from an elementary school kid. Guess he's the president of MENSA now. :D

Andrea Teagan said...

I still love Kiss from a Rose and Beauty and the Beast. There have been some really great versions of B&B like Beauty, and La Belle et la BĂȘte that are worth checking out if you get the chance. :)

Andrea

Miriam Forster said...

Belle is by far my favorite Disney princess. I want her library. :) And congrats on getting RAOK blitzed today!

Stephen Tremp said...

I love Beauty and the Beast, especially watching it with the kids. Great example of character arc that any writer can learn from.

Barbara said...

You've got me playing Kiss from a Rose in my head now...
...and I'm with you on Beauty and the beast, and those talking candles - sorry I don't remember their names :/
but it was so heart-warming - the classic Disney stories were by far the best there is!!

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Dana said...

I've always loved that Seal song!