Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Paul Davy, Davy Paul

Happy blogoversary to us, happy blogoversary to us, happy blogoversary dear Novel Girls, happy blogoversary to us! YAY, we've made it a whole year. And it's celebration time. We're giving away prizes and making this a special month for all who follow. Please take a moment to move your eyes over to the right and study the rules. We have Tracy to thank for putting them together.

Now, on to her suggested topic.

My first love? That's easy. But I'll have to go ahead and fess up right now. I was a two-timer. A non-committal flaky eight-year-old with a cheating heart.

I'd flop from Paul to Davy and then back to Paul again "as quick as a jack rabbit," (as we liked to say in those days). My school notebook stored the evidence. It had a huge red heart drawn on the front with a big Paul written in the center. If you turned the notebook over you'd have seen Davy, etched in a different color fat magic marker, but having the same big red heart drawn around his name. On the inside of the notebook one could see how I'd practice my cursive - Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, Davy, and on the back - you guessed it - Paul, Paul, Paul, Paul, Paul, Paul, Paul, Paul, Paul, in slightly slanted rows extending from the top all the way to the bottom of the notebook.

Now, I'm assuming that y'all know who I'm talking about. As the, a-hem, elder of the group, sometimes I forget that my childhood escapades may have preceded those of my fellow Novel Girls. I'm betting that you've probably figured out the Paul part - McCartney of course - but you might not have guessed the identity of Davy. It's Davy Jones, lead singer of the Monkees. Wake Up Sleepy Jean? Just look at that baby face.

Can't you see how being in love with one brought on the temptation to rove the eyes toward the other?

I gotta say beside their beautiful faces, the British accents did me in. And they still do even to this day. I can hear a British guy with long hair say, "Hi Luv" and before I know it I've planned the wedding and picked out the flowers.

And oh my gosh, let's not forget the souvenirs. I was obsessed with buying their bubble gum cards. It was a banner day if you got a Davy card in your pack and a Paul card was even better. I'd even switch off lunch boxes every other day. Monkees to Beatles and back again. AND WHERE IS THAT HIGHLY VALUABLE MEMORABILIA TODAY? Who knows. Gone by the same wayside as my original Barbies. Sheesh.

On Saturday mornings, I was plastered in front of the TV waiting on the Beatles cartoons. Each show was titled after one of their songs and of course were goofy and funny. Then the Monkees would come on at 11:00. I'd wait all week and when the opening would come on I'd be in Monkee heaven. "Here we come, walking down the street, get the funniest looks from everyone we meet, Hey Hey we're the Monkees, people say we monkey around, we're too busy singing to put anybody down." Sorry, y'all, I just had to make sure I'm still on my game. The words are just as fresh today as they were 40 years ago.

And speaking of today, the young girls think the Jonas Brothers have something special going on. "Where's their own TV show?" is all I have to say.

As an end note. Please be sure and check out my website for my Whistlin' Dixie In a Nor'easter debut give-away contest. By the end of the week, I'll be offering my own fun! Happy Wednesday all. I'd love to hear about your own boy-band crushes.


Ellie said...

I can sympathize switching back and forth - sometimes even in the same day! :)

I'm an old follower.

Ellie said...

Oh, I also added you to my (very short and incomplete) blog roll, and tweeted.

Lisa Patton said...

Oh Ellie, I already love you. Drama queen, huh? That's you and me both, baby!! Thanks for posting. xo

haley said...

haha Harrison Ford.

and i've entered in the contest thing before. haley mathiot at yahoo dot com

Tonya Kappes said...

OKAY....Shaun Cassidy. I had the blue silk jacket-which you only got if you joined the fan club AND sent in 10 Frosted Flakes box tops. I waited for 14 days to get my jacket. I wore it all summer long and all winter long!!

Anonymous said...

Okay I just seen my first "love" on yahoo.LOL.Remember my youthful dreams of wanting to be the pink power ranger?Okay so there was a reason behind this,not only to kick butt,but also because of Tommy the green ranger,who later turned into the red ranger,then the white and if I'm correct the gold.

{{Sighs}} He was so dreamy.LOL.


Lexie said...

hmm my first boy band crush?

I guess Howie from the Backstreet Boys. I didn't really listen to any boy bands until my brother brought home 'Backstreet's Back--all right!' cd enhanced single with the kicking music video (it was when they were all dressed up as monsters--a vampire, zombie, etc etc) then I sort of fell in love with him. But it only lasted like...two months XD

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

OMG another BSB crush person!!!Yay,I am not alone.I 'LOVED' A.J.,and did my mom.LOL.

Lisa Patton said...

Tonya, I totally forgot about Shaun Cassidy. I loved him AND The Cassidys. And thank you for posting Haley, Little Red, Lexie and Jessica. it's so fun to remember our childhood!!

Anonymous said...

LOL.Lisa I'm also Littleredride.nhood.{That's my e-mail} I'm trying to figure out how the heck my e-mail got posted instead of my usual ~*Jessica Rabbit*~ LOL,I have no stinking idea.Sorry for the confusion.