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Friday, February 10, 2012

Tumble 4 Ya Blogfest

Nicki Elson is the coolest author! She wrote the fun & sexy 80's Romp Three Daves, and today is hosting the Tumble 4 Ya Blogfest.


Who was my 80's crush? Here are some hints . . .

"Your ego's writing checks your body can't cash!"

"I feel the need . . . the need . . . for SPEED!"

That's right, my crush is MAVERICK, otherwise known as Tom Cruise.


I think I saw the movie Top Gun like 20 times in the theaters, and I was the first in line at the Blockbuster store to order my VHS tape of the beloved flick.

Hot men in their dress whites? *thud*


And then there's the volleyball scene (ah, Iceman, you freeze me with your charms):


Even though little Tommy comes up to my collarbone, back then I thought he was a dreamboat. Then he got all Scientology on me and bashed psychiatric medication, and I became a bit disillusioned. But my teenage self really fell for that showty with the cocky bravado and charming smile.

Can't wait to check out all the 80's crushes on the Blogfest. And don't forget to enter my giveaway below for the Follower Love Giveaway!

42 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, I so loved Top Gun and Tom Cruise back in the day. It is a shame he became more than a little crazy now! Great pick! :)

Nicki Elson said...

Ah! You just made me laugh out loud at Tommy coming up to your collarbone! Why are the cuties always so short?

He's an excellent choice and I've seen him pop up one more place so far. As I commented there, seeing Top Gun on the big screen w/ my very best girlfriends is one of my favorite movie memories ever. Large scale volleyball scene, hummina hummina...

Thanks so much for joining the fest and fessing up. (I'm having so much fun!)

M Pax said...

lol, "You freeze me with your charms." Great. There was so much great eye candy in the 80's.

Suze said...

I actually never saw 'Top Gun' ...

Susan Fields said...

Top Gun was a great movie, though I think I swooned more over Val than Tom - something for everyone!

Patricia said...

Oh the volley ball scene *dreamy sigh* oh yeah, I remember it well. And to this day I still can't hear You've Lost That Lovin Feeling without thinking of this movie. And the line that was quoted on the regular in my circle of weirdos..."We went like this, he went like that. I said to Hollywood, 'Where'd he go?' Hollywood says, 'Where'd who go?'"

PS; NKOTB RULES!!!!

Christine Rains said...

Top Gun was very popular. That smile of Tom's gets you every time.

Susan Oloier said...

I still think Tom Cruise has an amazing smile. Back in the day, he was easy on the eyes.

The Armchair Squid said...

Kelly McGillis, at 5-10, towered over him in reality. He's on a box in the elevator scene.

Kelly Polark said...

Who can forget that volleyball scene?!

Jennifer Lane said...

Julie, he's certifiable now. But he still looks great even though he's gotten older. Must be plastic surgery. ;)

Nicki, it's true a lot of cuties are short or gay, but my all time crush Wentworth Miller is 6'1" *swoons* Great idea for this blogfest, Nicki!

L.G.Smith said...

That volleyball scene was hot. I think a lot of us girls fell for Tom after that movie. Great pick for the blogfest.

Wow, my head has been in the 80's all day and I kind of like it. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

M Pax, I loved the tense standoffs between Maverick and Ice. Hard to choose my fave eye candy!

Suze, you must right that wrong! I hear Top Gun 3D is coming out soon. It will probably seem total cheeseball now that we're adults.

Jennifer Lane said...

Christine, he has such a great cocky grin, huh?

Susan, to each her own though I think my crush has aged a little better than YOUR crush! Hee hee.

Jennifer Lane said...

Patricia, excellent memory of "We went like this, he went like that. I said to Hollywood, 'Where'd he go?' Hollywood says, 'Where'd who go?'" My real crush was the actor who played Wolfman. He was HOT!

Squid, I'm 5'9" so I feel Kelly's forced-to-wear-flats-and-he-still-needs-a-box pain. ;)

julie fedderson said...

I was just thinking of this very scene today--I was at the gym and a bunch of dudes were playing volleyball and I was thinking, hmmm, it would be so much better if Val Kilmer was here!!

Jennifer Lane said...

Kelly, that volleyball scene was some delicious eye candy for sure.

L.G. I loved when Maverick was all angsty after the death of Goose. To my teenage brain, that was some damn good acting! The 80's are a very good place to hang out today. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Julie, I take it the blokes at the gym were nowhere near up to Iceman's sizzle? Too bad for that. Thanks for stopping by!

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I always adored Val. He was so good looking, and then something sad happened,and he isn't all that great anymore. But there is always the volleyball scene, and Willow! I loved him in Willow!

tfwalsh said...

Tom sure was a popular guy... never really did it for me...

Arlee Bird said...

Cruise has made some great films and despite the weird direction his life has taken I think he's still a darn good actor.


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Rek said...

Great minds think alike...He was my crush too. I prefer to his personal side away and just watch his movies rather drool over the older ones.

Catherine Stine said...

Val Kilmer used to be hot. What happened to him? Hopping over from the blogfest-I'm #57!

Theresa Milstein said...

It was all about Tom Cruise in the 80s. I loved that movie.

Brinda said...

He definitely looked studly in the white uniform! Good pick. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Lara, Willow is really taking us back to the past. ;) Did Val have a tragedy in his life? I don't remember that.

TF Walsh, I appreciate that. Tommy is not for everyone.

Arlee, what are your favorite Tom Cruise films? Besides Top Gun, A Few Good Men is one of the best ever in my opinion.

Jennifer Lane said...

Rek, great choice!

Catherine, I'm heading over to your blog now.

Theresa, Tom certainly dominated the movie scene in the 80's and 90's. Remember Days of Thunder? *laughs*

Brinda, men in uniform have a special place in my heart.

Stephen Tremp said...

My wife still loves Tom Cruise. I liked him in Collateral but that's about it. I haven't seen any of the MI films but will see the latest this week. before it leaves theaters.

Tara Tyler said...

ice man!
batman!
the saint!
mad mordigan? (willow)
val kilmer was the dude =)
nice 80s memories!

LindaK said...

Ah, Tom! He's kind of a secret crush of mine, but it is purely limited to looks I'm afraid! Nice to meet you and thanks for the follow!

Jennifer Lane said...

Stephen, Collateral was pretty good. I did see the Mission Impossible movie and was able to follow along. The action scenes were great but it didn't really grab me emotionally.

Tara, ha ha. Obviously we have a Val fan on our hands.

Linda, you don't have to keep your crush secret here. Let it out, baby!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tom showed up on a lot of lists yesterday! (Obviously not mine of course, that would be... odd.) He's a nutball of a person now but still a great actor.

Nancy Thompson said...

Tom Cruise is a good one, but he looks too much like my brother. I loved Val Kilmer back in the day though. Thanks for the follow. Gotcha right back!

Heather Murphy said...

Top Gun was a classic! Tom and Val still look as good as ever

Jennifer Lane said...

Alex, he's a popular guy, what can I say. Maybe the next blogfest should be "80's crushes that have gone awry".

Nancy, eek! Wouldn't be good to crush on a guy who looked like your brother. Gnarley. Thanks for the return follow.

Heather, it's amazing how these actors keep up their appearances. Money (and surgery) are amazing things.

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey Jennifer,

Well cool that you know some of the best DM songs... I've had others say they still like DM, but no one mentioned a song title :)

Although they are *still* my fav. group, I now listen to Trance when writing (which is my main music time) I *love* Oceanlab, Justine Suissa and Above and Beyond :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Wow, Mark, I know none of those bands. I guess I'm not cool and goth anymore without my friend's influence. I'm more mainstream now, listening to Colbie Caillat, The Fray, The Script, and U2. Thanks for stopping by!

Trisha said...

TOP GUN has definitely had a few mentions in this blogfest! I only saw it for the first time last year! Yep, I'm slow off the mark with some things. ;) I've loved Tom Cruise in lots of films, and still do, even if he's become a total weirdo in recent years!

Arlee Bird said...

Favorite Tom Cruise films are Far and Away, War of the Worlds, and Collateral(one of his best acting roles).

He's been good in everything I've seen him in.


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Jennifer Lane said...

Trisha, that would've been humorous to watch Top Gun through the lens of modern day. Probably even cheesier! Yes, it seems Tommy is quite popular among the ladies!

Arlee, I wasn't a big fan of Far and Away (too long for my tastes) but it did get to show off his acting chops. I'm now a follower on your a to z blog. :)

Vicki Orians said...

hey there! Thanks for the follow. I'm returning the favor. :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I haven't seen Top Gun, but I've seen other Cruise movies. Great choice. I love the dress whites. :)

 


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