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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

END OF AN ERA
I'm breaking out the chocolate and coffee, and even that won't soothe my anguish. Leonard Nimoy won't be in the next Star Trek movie. http://www.cinematical.com/2010/04/20/leonard-nimoy-retiring-wont-star-in-trek-sequel/

If you're a long time member of the Girls, you already know I'm a big Trekkie fan. As I was grieving this news about Nimoy, I started to think about my own life. I think there is something about things that impacted us as teenagers that help shape us. I married a dark eyed, dark haired man with long slim bones like Nimoy. Except Dave is better looking! :-) But he's very laid back and logical. One of those guys you can totally depend on. All of the heroes in my books have Dave's characteristics too, by the way. He's my Spock. LOL Spock was my first bonafide crush on a movie star. I know you're all shaking your head and thinking I'm crazy to have been so taken with a pointy-eared, green blooded alien, but I've never claimed to be normal. :-)

How about you? Who was your first crush? Did it affect the type of spouse you chose?

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Colleen Coble  
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At 1:44 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

When I was really little, Adam Cartwright on Bonanza. Then Mickey of the Monkees. Then, of course, Spock. Nobody has ever come close to Spock. Mel has that logical mind, too, so of course I base my male leads on him.

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Davy Jones of the Monkees and Bobby Sherman of Here Come the Brides. My husband is short like Davy Jones, but I think the similarity ends there.

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger jel said...

my first crush was Robert Fuller on Emergency,

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Dan Walsh said...

Happy to say, didn't have a crush on any of the original Star Trek crew, but I share your sadness at the "end of an era." I was watching one of the first Star Trek movies with my 20 year old son recently, and was sad to see them there so full of life, realizing most are gone now, or looking very, very old (hard to watch Captain Kirk on those commercials).

Since we're 'fessing up, as a teen I had a crush on that blonde gal with the beehive doo. Forgot her name. :)

 
At 9:21 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

John Schneider, otherwise known as Bo Duke. :-) The only blond I ever had a crush on, and boy, did I.

Dan Walsh, I read The Unfinished Gift over the holidays and loved it. Kudos!

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Ah, the Monkees! I was a Mickey Dolenz fan myself. :-) You had quite a crush, Dan, if you cant' remember her name! LOL

Bo Duke didn't affect you enough that you married a blond, D!

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

AHHH, Denise, you took mine!!!

Oh how I loved Bo Duke. Sigh. I still watch anything John Schneider is in. And every time we see him in something I remind my husband and son how much I loved him as a little girl. I don't even have to look at them to see them rolling their eyes.

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Dan Walsh said...

Thanks Denise for the kudos. The sequel will be out June 1st, with a wonderful quote from Colleen on the front cover (thanks again, Colleen).

Re my crush...you're right, Colleen, couldn't have been too strong if I can't remember her name. Googled it and found an interesting Trekkie trivia point. Seems there's a good reason I couldn't remember her name. Shatner/Kirk lobbied to have her dropped after the first season, so he could be with a different "space babe" every week.

Also found out...she's still alive and 80 years old.

 
At 2:14 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

Oh dear! I'm going to share my first crush and my age at the same time. I was IN LOVE with Ben Casey!! Any of you old enough to remember him? I had pictures of him pasted all over my room. I even had one on my mirror so he could watch me set my hair in rollers every night! I would sigh and sigh when looking at Ben Casey, nearly swooning every time the show came on TV. (My mother must have had the patience of Job over that crush!) Now I can't remember the name of the TV show or the name of the man who played Ben...but that's okay. I wasn't in love with him.

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I totally remember Ben Casey! That brooding expression. LOL

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Diane Marie Shaw said...

Ruthie thought she was showing her age with her crush on Ben Casey, well I'm about to outdo her. My first crush was on Elvis Presley, when he first came on the scene.

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Little Joe on Bonzana. Dr. Killdare. :)

Much later, it was Pierce Brosnan in Remington Steele.

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I was in love with Donny Osmond for years. Shew, dodged that bullet. Ha!

My first "real" boyfriend was dark haired, dark eyed like Donny.

But after that, I went for the blue/green eyed guys.

Tony is not like Donny. He's tall, lean, built with formerly blond hair and still-blue eyes.

He's actually more like my dad personality wise. I am soooo blessed to have him as my hubby! God knew... God knew.

Rachel

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

My crush--Kurt Russell! He was in all those Disney films when I was in high school, "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes," "Super Dad," and all the others. I had a poster of him in my room when I was a kid. One of my friends smeared banana on his mouth (on the poster). I punched her in the nose. (Please don't judge me--I've since seen the error of my ways.) The only fight I've ever had. All for Kurt Russell.

Oh, the pain of puppy love.

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger SketchGirl said...

Movie star crush was Dean Cain during his superman years, not married so will see how it affected my future spouse though I enjoy reading books about cowboys and reformed bad boys and straight guys who ride motorcycles now that presents a very intereting visual :)

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Winter Peck said...

Oh man, mine was Adrian Paul, of the Highlander series! Course, I didn't marry a dark haired man who can't wield a sword to save his life, but he certainly had the sense of humor.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Deborah said...

I think my first "crush" was Dean Martin (I'm not kidding -- but it might have been Elvis Presley -- and I'm not that old). My husband does not have Dino's hair (ahhum), or his swagger he does not drink in excess or otherwise (though it was a distinct possibility at one time -- family tradition you know) and (sorry Honey) definatley not his voice. But as I think about your question I realize that Dean and Frank (my husband Frank, not the other one) do have something in common:their twinkling eyes, ready smile and wonderful sense of humor.

 

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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