Monday, May 14, 2012

First Loves Blogfest

Alex J. Cavanaugh is the brain (Yup. He's a brain) child of this fun and entertaining blogfest. We are supposed to post our first loves – first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person. So here goes folks!

(I had a problem with this one since Meg Ryan is my favorite actress and she doesn't star in my first loves movie.) My first loves movie is Vertigo, peeps! Hitchcock was awesome! I mean AWESOME! It stars Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. When it was released Vertigo didn't receive great reviews, but it has stood the test of time. Check out this psychological thriller and be amazed at Hitchcock's awesomeness! The main character, Scottie Ferguson (a detective) suffers from vertigo after almost dying while trying to apprehend a criminal. He receives a call from a man claiming to be his childhood friend who wants to hire him to keep a watch on his suicidal wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak). Scottie soon finds himself infatuated with Madeleine who claims to be possessed by the spirit of her great grandmother. There is much more to the story than this, it is a true masterpiece.

My first loves band is and always will be The Beatles! They set trends that still apply today. These guys were amazingly talented. Their personal lives seemed to always be in turmoil, but their music spoke to the masses.

My first loves book (I know ya know this one)is Black Beauty! Anna Sewell showed me a new world. This is the world of living inside a story with the characters. She wrote this book for vets and horse owners. What a fantastic author. If only she could have known, she might have written more wondrous stories. Have you read Black Beauty?

My first loves person was Dad. He was such a lovely man. And he adored me! He was an Irish gentleman. He passed away over fourteen years ago, but he will never be forgotten. Dad is responsible for my love of reading. That man always had his nose in a book. And he was a genius, Dad taught himself calculus. Yep! He was the most honest person I have ever met. How I love him and can't wait to see him again one day.

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What were your first loves? *waving*



  1. I like this blogfest!

    I am with you on Meg Ryan (though I know you chose Hitchcock, but Vertigo is a bit scary for me!!), The Beatles and Black Beauty!! No doubt from what you have written, I would have thought your Dad ultra cool too (being from Irish stock myself).

  2. These are all great firsts! I love that you dad was your first love. So sweet.

  3. It's nice that you mention our mutual favourite Meg Ryan here, it's just a shame she was born too late to feature in your film choice.
    Vertigo is incredible, I always enjoy watching James Stewart and Kim Novak was a revelation, playing such a mysterious, beautiful and touchingly vulnerable character.
    I love The Birds and North by North West but I think Vertigo might just be my favourite Hitchcock movie.
    Enjoy your blogfest and have a great week.

  4. YES! I love Black Beauty. I had a period of intense horse craziness when I was 12-13 and I ate up every horse book I could find.

  5. Sweet and special choices!

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

  6. Enjoyed hearing about your first loves! Yes, and somehow I knew Black Beauty would be on that list!

    Hugs to you amigo! Love you lots!

    Karen :)

  7. Hi Robyn! These are some good choices.

  8. Wonderful thoughts on your father! Sorry Meg Ryan wasn't in any of your choices.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

  9. Vertigo.. yes. What a great film! I loved black and white films and that is one of the best. Thanks for sharing your first loves!


  10. I adored my daddy, too.

    And Black Beauty always makes me cry, in a good way. :)

  11. Great choices! Alfred Hitchcock is wonderful. I love how he makes cameo appearances in all his films.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  12. Excellent choices and fun hearing about your first loves :)

  13. What a great blogfest, sorry I missed it. My first love movie was "Return from Witch Mountain" - the original.

  14. I love The Beatles, as well as your other picks. This was a great first loves post.

  15. Some great choices. I love The Beatles and Black Beauty! And so sweet about your dad being your first love. :)

  16. I like the First person presentation,
    Great going
    keep inform

  17. Excellent collection... the Beatles, Black Beauty and your dad - triple thumbs-up!

  18. What a fun blogfest. I was fun to read about your choices.

  19. Lovely to read all about your firsts Robyn! Good to know a bit more about you!

  20. Movie - Cinderella, not the animated one but the one with Leslie Ann Warren. Does anyone remember that movie? It was awesome and so real. I was about 7. I'm with you on the Beatles! Me too! Book - anything Nancy Drew. She was so cool. First love? Have to be my dad as well. He was the best. Easy peasy!

  21. I like that you put your Dad. That's too cool.

  22. A little behind in visiting, great post. Awesome that you put your dad. I contemplated that too but I went the teenage infatuation route instead!

  23. Great post and awesome FIRSTS!

    Thanks Robyn,


  24. You amaze me at how much you accomplish in a day! Wow, you participated in another blog fest after the A-Z Challenge! Are you an anonymous super hero? I'm wondering...
    But I'm so glad you took part in this blog fest because your answers rock! I love Vertigo, too! Jimmy Stewart was always one of my favorite actors and Hitchcock's story is ingenius! I'm surprised that it wasn't well received because it's definitely a classic.

    I love The Beatles, too. I could listen to them 24/7! I've never read Black Beauty. Isn't that something that the author never wrote another novel? What a shame.

    And what you wrote about your dad, that not only tugs on our heart strings, but what an amazing man, to teach himself calculus! Not to mention such a wonderful father. That explains why you turned out to be such an amazing person. I'm sure your mom played a big part in that, too! Thanks for this great post.

  25. Vertigo is such a great film. I love the hallucination sequence with the animation.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

  26. I think your first loves are so cool! I'll have to really think on who and what mine were...

    Love the Beatles, but Cat Stevens was my music crush (I'm not going to count Donny Osmond)... Okay?

    (sorry I came in on this late).... (((hugs)))

  27. We have 1-1/2 things in common. The half is "Vertigo" but it is the song by U2. The other is The Beatles. I grew up with their music and still listen to it today.

  28. Love Hitchcock and Vertigo! Also, Black Beauty.


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