Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Loves Blogfest: I Love Me Some Nerdy Things

Okay, host shout out goes first, so SHOUT OUT to Alex for coming up with this blogfest! You already know you're full of awesome, but I'll say it again... Alex, you're full of awesome! And I can't wait to see all these posts. :)

Here's a fest where we talk about our first loves. Let's just dive in shall we? PS, you are not allowed to judge me even though there are major nerdly things in this post. (and also, I apologize for the quality of the pics. My darn camera isn't working and the one on my phone is craptacular.)

First Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Don't judge me for having Twilight on the special shelf.
Oh yeah, this movie still rocks. In fact it sits on my shelf next to the other movies in the 'Keep high on the shelf so the kids don't ruin them' section.

Me and my brother had the costumes... like they were HUGE! Like sumo wrestling costumes, lol. And we wore them all the time.

And we quote this movie to this day. In fact, when I called the hubs claustrophobic once, he spouted off, "You want a fist in the mouth? I've never even looked at another guy." That's when I hugged him and said, "I knew you were a keeper."

First Band: BSB

I'm sad to say, I had it bad for the Backstreet Boys. So bad in fact, I kissed Nick Carter's picture nightly before putting it back under my pillow. I would also act out embarrassing make-out displays with my pillow (named Nick. Thanks Becki, for that idea.) while listening to "I'll Never Break Your Heart."

This is all I'm going to say about this.

First Book: HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

I opened up my Harry Potter closet for this post so I could be accurate. Ready for some nerdy stats?

Amount of times I've read the entire series: 27
Amount of actual movie posters (thank goodness for all my siblings and myself working at one at one point): 5
Amount of total movie posters: 17
Amount of unopened action figures: 23
Amount of opened action figures: 42 (Yes, it was a while before I bought two of everything to make sure I had some that weren't opened.)
Amount of HP candy (not eaten, btw): 121
Amount of HP Lego sets: 5
I have HP calendars for the years 2002-2008, and then 2010.
And then there's a lot of memorabilia, too much to mention, but I have one rarity, and I took a picture of it because it is one of my most prized possessions.

That is the trailer for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Isn't it beautiful?

And I mentioned the HP Electronic Castle on my blog before and someone asked me what that was. Only the most awesome thing in the world.

And in the box. :)

First Person: The Hubs

I've already written an entire post on TWO NERDS IN LOVE. I was reminded when I was putting this post together why I love my sexy nerdman so much. He saw me taking pictures of my HP stuff and I was telling him about my most prized possession, and he pulled out his Geek Box. It was the small one, but he was looking for one figurine.

Haha, her hand looks HUGE! And all those clothes come off, BTW.

Now I don't feel so bad about kissing Nick Carter's picture.

And ya, I own a Leia Golden Bikini, but we will not show you a picture of that one. ;)

There you have it! Now you can leave me a comment on how cool I am for having a lot of geeky first :)


  1. You are a serious Harry Potter fan. I love it!

  2. I soooo can't make fun of any of your picks because most of these I love just the same. Check out mine when I post and you'll get some laughs, haha. Great stuff :D

  3. I love your nerdlyness as a couple, especially his response to being called claustrophobic. And your HP factoids -wow- impressive! A tad scary too, but mostly impressive.


  4. Can't say anything about HP or BSB because I loved them both at one point too. Still do love me some Harry Potter, so it's cool. Your awesome regardless. :)

  5. Um, I totally loved Nick Carter when I was a pre-teen. You are so not alone in that. :) Such a cute post!

  6. I love Harry Potter! Also, my husband is the biggest Star Wars geek ever and has been begging me to get a Princess Leia bikini. Your hubs is a lucky man.

  7. I'm still stuck back on you read the whole entire HP series 27 times.

    Wow. That is impressive. You are HP's #1 fan!

  8. You have a Princess Leia gold bikini?! You are awesome! :D

    I liked the Backstreet Boys too, my friends and I used to make up dances to their music lol!

    I am SO jealous of your HP collection!

  9. Cassie, you certainly are crazy about Harry Potter!

  10. I adore your geekiness. It's certainly something to celebrate.

    Happy Love Fest!

  11. That's so cute Cassie. I loved TMNJ and watched it with my brother too. I didn't include a band on my blog (just a song), but for a band it would have been NKOTB. Went to one of their concerts parents allowed me to go to, didn't hear a song because of all the girls screaming, saw them as ants on a jumbo tron and had a sore throat for a week. Best experience ever!
    Love all your geeky stuff <3

  12. Did your husband kiss the Leia figure though? That is the real question. And I think you win in the Harry Potter division.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest. You're awesome!

  13. The clothes come off? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  14. This is too fun!

    And you have a suit?

  15. WOW!!! NERD!
    I loved TMNT!
    Hp is of course a love of mine but you know this.
    BSB? That's all I'm saying.
    And I wanted to be Leia!

  16. wow... that's some serious Harry Potter love!

    and I'm clearly way older than you, because Backstreet Boys? ... well.... let's just say I've heard of them, LOL

  17. I was crazy about BSB too!
    I think you have a Harry Potter addiction! Good thing is that I think it's a good one ;)

  18. Hopping along the blogfest train. I love your nerdy stats. My son would be sooo jealous.

  19. I listened to BSB a while back and was hooked for a little while. TMNT is a great movie!

  20. I love your list, but more I love the stories you told around them~
    How fun! That castle is amazing and what is up with her hand?! :D

  21. Loved reading your posting of firsts!

  22. Victoria: Oh, I'll make sure I hit your post!

    Kela: I LOVE HP! Always will cuz it's frickin' awesome!

    LG: Yup, me HP fan, Hubs is the Star Wars nerd. And the Leia bikini is kinda itchy... just a warning :)

    Kyra: Sure do :) And me and my friends totally did that too! I still know some of the moves to Backstreet's Back.

    Marta: I used to have NKOTB fashion plates, lol. Please tell me you know what those are.

    Juliana: Dude, I had WAY too much fun going through all my HP collection. I was in the closet under the stairs for about 3 hours, haha!

    Donna: Thanks! :)

    Summer: I was hooked until they came out with "The Call" then I was like, meh.

  23. Holy friggin crap on your Harry Potter obsession. Seriously, wow.

  24. LOL. I love your TMNT obsession! That was another movie my bubba and I watched a lot!

  25. you can buy slide holders for the film trailer, i have roger rabbit and scanned several frames to print... oh the madness.

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

  26. I love that you have something you love and go all in. I'm working my way through HP books for the first time (don't judge me).

  27. OMG, how could I have forgotten about The Backstreet Boys?!! AJ was my man when I was in high school. I also liked N'SYNC but Brittney and Christina topped them both.

    I am not sure if I ever saw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies but I sure did watch the TV show and it was among my favorite animated series.

    Now, I won't make fun of you for putting Twilight on the "No Kids Can Reach" shelf...only because you're redeemed by the Harry Potter love. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan (well, Ron Weasley is my main squeeze actually, but I won't get into that right now, lol) but haven't read any of the books because they look like it would take so long to finish them.

    I have a Harry Potter calendar but you surely proved that you're a huge supporter of the Hogwarts gang with your massive HP collection.

    It's nice of you to make your Hubby your first person...awww ;)


    Blog: The Madlab Post
    *Rockin' the First Loves Blogfest!*
    @MadlabPost on Twitter

  28. You're not a real TMNT fan. I have it on VHS!

  29. Such a young babe you are! I feel ancient now. *sigh* But I did so love the BSB! Hard to believe that was like 13 years ago. My, how time flies!! And um, your HP collection? Yeah, wow, talk about obsessive! ;) All fun firsts, Cassie! Stay your beautiful young self!!

  30. Your boys aren't quite old enough for HP legos yet but you are going to have SO MUCH fun when they are!

  31. I'm gobsmacked by your Harry Potter love! That's an amazing addiction you've got there - all those unopened toys...

    I love that you named your pillow!

  32. Finally! Someone who loves Harry Potter as much as I do!! These are all great picks, by the way :)

  33. I've never read anything 27 times, except maybe my kids favorite picture books and by then we all have them memorized! Oh, and a handful of recipes. Glad to know I'm not the only one who keeps the favorite movies on a shelf up high where they can't be reached. :)
    A2ZMommy and What’s In Between

  34. Great choices, Cassie!
    Where can I get a Leia golden bikini? :D

  35. Haha, great list! That's quite a Harry Potter love! I thought I loved HP a lot! :D

  36. I love all of your loves! Yes, including your husband. hehe.

  37. TMNT! Have you heard about the remake? I'm totally bummed! Splinter won't be in it, and the turtles are supposed to be aliens from outer space. WHAT-EVER!

  38. haha I remember listening to the Backstreet Boys. I'm a little ashamed of it now. And hurray for celebrating Harry Potter awesomeness!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  39. the castle is awesome! And nerd stats are wonderful :D

  40. I have the HP legos, too! All of mine are open and put together (and a couple have been played with and are now in pieces - sigh)! I so wanted to say HP, but it wasn't my first love, just one of the many lovers I've had along the way. *I'm kind of a scarlet woman when it comes to books*

  41. Hi fellow blogfester here. I liked the first Harry Potter movie but not the rest. I think I should read the books.

    The Spinster’s Vow

  42. tmnt ROCKS! when i was a kid i had a green parakeet named michalangelo... i'm not even worrying about spelling... because i wanted to marry him.
    gotta say i was never into backstreet boys.
    but hp is definitely noteworthy lit.
    and HOORAY on the hubs.
    and HA on the gold bikini...
    i think when you get pubbed, you should have a promotional dooblydoo that the prize if you get so much interest is we get to see you in the leia gear, too hot.

  43. That is awesome! My little bro LOVED the Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles. Wow, that took me back!

  44. That is awesome! My little bro LOVED the Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles. Wow, that took me back!

  45. I used to carry around my folk's camcorder and call myself April O'Neil! that's how cool I was

  46. We may have been from different generations but thank fully someone besides me kissed a picture before going to bed every night, lol!

  47. HARRY POTTER! Suuuuuch a great series. An EXCELLENT first love. And so sweet that your first love was your husband!!

  48. Oh boy! You must really love Harry Potter! Thank you for sharing your memories.

    Evalina, This and that...

  49. That's awesome that your husband was your first love. Great first loves.

  50. I knew your post would be super fun-and it didn't disappoint. Thanks for sharing your nerdy loves with us!

  51. Things like the BSB story are why I'm proud to "know" you, Cassie. ;)

  52. LOl; Cassie, you are so young :) I totally adore you. And not only b/c you are a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. The movies were awesome, but nothing compares to the cartoons :)

    Keep on with your bad self Nerd Girl; too cool fo words.


  53. Harry Potter! Though my stats would not stack up to yours. Also, I do own a BSB album...don't tell anyone. haha.

  54. How could anyone judge you harshly for those loves? I must be a nerd too because I was all about some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! :)

  55. My kids love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now. I mean, seriously, what's not to love?
    That's awesome that you married your first love! So sweet. :) He sounds great.

  56. I have to agree, HARRY POTTER all the way, baby!! My youngest spent 3 days in Harry Potter world with her two nerdy aunts last month. They got into trouble with the security guards in one of the displays because they were all 3 so enamored, they wouldn't leave!!

  57. Nerd.

    And that's coming from me.

  58. Oh my gosh! Hahaha. Cass, I have one word for you: Priceless. :D

  59. HP FTW! We might have to part on the BSB, though. :)

    Really stopped by to tell you I've given you an award on my blog. No worries! This one comes with nothing but my thanks attached.

  60. Cassie!!

    You're awesome.

    That is all.

  61. Love that I heard of the band you loved first...seems like I'm out of the musical loop and never heard of half of them! But I HAVE heard of BSB and I admit...I like them too.

  62. I want a Leia golden bikini!! Wear did you get yours?

  63. Okay so I had no idea you had ALL that HP crap! The castle of course since we gave it to you but had I known it would have contributed to this obsession...oh my! And yes people, I can attest to the fact that at one point if you read one line from any of the books, Cassie could tell you which book in the series it was, chapter, event and sometimes even page number. I wish she knew her scriptures that well...LOL

  64. Like Nancy, I'm feeling "old" but nicely so - love your spirit.

  65. My sibling and I loved ninja turtles. My brothers made their own costumes and then my sister got to be April and I had sit out because I was too little.

    As far as BSB, my sister and I literally wallpapered our room in teen magazine pictures of the band. Somewhere there's a picture to prove this.

  66. Ah, BSB. I know a lot of people for whom that was their first love, but I didn't really get into music until after they faded. In fact, my first CD was the Lord of the Rings soundtrack XD

  67. Sorry I'm late.
    That is just an amazing amount of stuff. I'm sure I would not have the same will power not to eat the candy.
    Great picks.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  68. You have a gold bikini?!? I bet hubs loves that :)

  69. Omg, you made me laugh so hard, I love the way you wrote this, so hinest and sincere, that's how I felt it at least

    Sharing the Love!
    English Speaking Zone

  70. Yay, Harry Potter!! And the Backstreet Boys--they were my first *band* love too. Yeah, total nerd that I was, I admit it too!

  71. Oh my god! I loved BSB to, soooooo much when I was younger! I still actually have their albums, put them on when I'm feeling nostalgic lol.
    Harry Potter! HARRY POTTER! He is one of my loves. Not my first book love, but possibly one of the greatest. I have just been to the exhibition at the Warner Bros. Studios, saw the props, it was AMAZING!!!

  72. (Shh, I'm really behind on reading blogs...)

    BSB = Yes (vastly superior to *Nsync)

    I love your awesome HP stats. That trailer is crazy cool. And I have the electronic castle too (along with a Lego one... they're on the bookcase outside my bedroom).


Um...big fan, BIG FAN of comments!


Search Away



Cassie Mae's Newsletter!

* indicates required

Subscribe by Email