I had been in love many times before Eddi and I met.
We had all the albums at home. I don't really know what it was with him, but I suppose it was that I found him so cute and preppy.
I was also very much in love with Lucky Luke. Because he was cool and handsome.
At some point there was one comic in which he kissed a saloon dancer. (Slut!) I was very disappointed
(I still today don't really know how to relate to the films where they have actual human beings portraying the guys...no one can ever be right I guess.)
But my little three-four-five year old heart did beat for others than just cartoon characters. While my sister was in love with Mc Gyver I had a thing for, yes, David Hasselhoff dressed in leather as no one less than the Knight Rider of coure. (Btw: best. Intro. Ever. Although the Equalizer intro was pretty epic too.)
But most of all, and, I really do not know where this came from, I was in love with Julio.
Julio Iglesias. Not any of those whiny ones from today, but the original.
There was a poster of Julio in the middle of a spiral staircase in Heikintori shopping centre where we lived. I still go there nowadays btw, as the post office and eco store is located there. While this maybe could be considered n actualy shoping centre thirty years ago it's more of a sad little gathering of shops nowadays as it looks pretty much the same then as now, coin slot machines and all.
Well anyway mom used to tell me to close my eyes and then lead me to the poster and I went for the trick every single time, going all red and embarrased hiding behind my her when I opened my eyes and saw she had lead me to Julio. We had some records of him at home, can't remember ever listening that much to them but I remember this record cover; I think it was the same picture on that god damn poster in the stairs too.