Below are some crush questions posed by our very own Andrea Pearson:
1. What was your first crush? The one your mom/dad told you about and the one you remember. Tell us about each person. Are you glad you didn't end up with him/her?
It was the fifth grade. Her name was Kathy--a Swiss exchange student with blond pigtails. She never knew how I felt. Ten-year-old boys weren't supposed to like girls. And if anyone knew I had a crush, I'd never hear the end of it. So I kept my feelings to myself, loved her from a far. She seemed out of my league--a jewel in a gift shop window that I could never afford.
She moved away at the end of the school year. I never saw her again. I can't say I'm glad I didn't end up with her. I never got to know her. But I learned for the first time how strange love is. Imagine being in love with someone you never spoke with.
2. Did you avoid members of the opposite sex? I was really shy for several years, so the guys I had crushes on were avoided, pretty much. :-) Or were you the opposite from me?
I was so shy I took up acting. It forced me to talk and interact with my fellow actors and, more importantly, actresses. Acting was like a suit of armor. If a girl rejected me, it was the role play she rejected, and not the real me.
3. Who was your favorite crush? Also, and if you'd like, tell us a "success story" where you got to go out with the person you'd really wanted to date.
I don't really have a favorite. Each crush seemed like she was my one-and-only and that we were meant to be. Then a week went by...
4. Tell us about your first date/kiss.
She was hair of gold
and rose-colored cheeks.
Bold with a kiss I didn't seek.
But I followed her lead
and let myself go.
She was my Juliet
and I her Romeo.
We were just teens
rehearsing some scenes
in drama class.
By the way,
I have to say
she had a nice...
5. How old did you want to be when you got married? How did life intervene?
On marriage I received some bad advice from a high school teacher I had a crush on. "Don't get married until you're 30-something." Well, by the time I was 30-something, all the good women were married! At least that's how it seemed.
6. Are you happy with how life has gone, or do you wish you could go back and change certain aspects?
My life has been a roller-coaster. I could have done better and I could have done a lot worse. I am happy with my life, but I would still go back and change a few things just to create a different future for variety's sake. Such a future might turn out better or worse. At the very least, I would like to go back in time and tell Kathy how I felt about her.
7. Did you ever have celebrity crushes? I've always had a soft spot for Yul Brynner. :-)
LOL! Yul Brynner is one of my idols! "So it is written! So it shall be done!" I had a crush on Olivia Newton-John. I even wrote a song about her, sent her a tape, but never heard back. lol. She probably had better offers.
8. What was your favorite date? What would be a "dream date" now?
Picture my date and I sitting on a blanket in the middle of a vast lawn at a park. I sang and played guitar just for her. People gathered around and watched us, but it was like we were in a bubble, and we barely noticed our surroundings.
A dream date now wouldn't be much different.
OKAY. NOW on to the prompt. :-) (Sorry for all that history!)
Similar to last week's prompt, I want you to answer a bunch of questions:
You have until Thursday, September 20, 2012 at midnight to write and post, and it can be in any format.
I will read, comment on, and feature your responses a week from today.
* Have your title say FWE or Friday Writing Essential, and have the initials "MDR" (My Dream Romance) in it.
* Make sure to post to the Writing Essential Group.
* Put FWE or Friday Writing Essentials and the initials "MDR" in your tags. (I won't find your post without these tags.)
Have a great week! :-)