I woke up this morning feeling gooberish (that is what I call feeling all loveydovey in other words). And had this poem stuck in my head. Went online found a beautiful background (don’t know the artist….but I would give credit….darnit!) Anyway here it is.
I saw this picture posted on facebook today and I couldn’t help but laugh really hard because it brought back a rather embarrassing memory as a young girl. I was walking around in my apartment complex, it was a beautiful sunny afternoon and I was just going to go check the mail and get a soda from the vending machine in the laundry room. I’ve always been pretty friendly person, so when a lady stopped me by saying hello I smiled real big at her and she asked in a sweet voice as her eyes looked over me. “How far along are you?” I was about 14 years old at the time, about to turn 15. Yeah I was a fatso, a chubbabubbins. Yes I loved my Jack In The Box and McDonalds just like I loved my cake (don’t touch my chocolate cake muthaf#*$r).
Anyway as this seemingly nice lady asked me her simple question it took me a minute to understand what she was asking (yes I was blonde too hehe), it hit me right when she put her hand on my belly. I smiled even bigger and said….”14 years.” The ladies face dropped and her voice stammered hard as she tried to say she was sorry. I just shrugged and went on my way, I needed some damn Pepsi after thatÂ experience.
And now I must have this T-Shirt. I will buy it, and hang it from some random wall in my house. Why? Cause I want to be reminded of that memory, I don’t want to ever look that way again. Don’t get me wrong, pregnant women for the most part are just naturally beautiful…but I WASN’T PREGNANT…what the hell! I wanted to write about this because it IS a funny story to me.
Do you have an embarrassing moment like this (or not like it at all)? Leave some comment love and tell me your story. I’d love to hear it.
I read about the storm on this news site. Yay.
Starcrossed is a band from San Diego, CA. I’ve been to a few of their shows now and to be honest they grew on me! I dig what they do and so of course I want to share it with you people on the interwebs. This is one of my favorite songs, it’s an old one….but it’s been finding it’s way on my mixed CD’s lately. Take a listen.
Below are a few pictures I took during a show at the Soda Bar 8/8/2011
You can check em out at Facebook
In Memoriam of Peter Steele on April 14h 2011 you can listen to Claudio give homage to the man of Steele either via the radio on RADIO LORA 95.7 MHz (air Zurich) or online at http://lora.ch/programm/webradio
Here is what Claudio had to say to me about this show:
“For 25 years Peter’s music inspired me through ups and downs so to thank him and bid farewell I decided to make a 6hrs Radioshow with Peters Music. (At the end there will be another 1.5 hrs TON w/o commentaries)
The Radio show is listenable on the Web (see the link on the Flyer)
I’m doing this as a fan so I don’t get any money from it, but will lose my sleep and will have to take a day off at work…
The only thing is that I will speak in Swiss German,but it will be not much.”
Here is the flyers in both English and German. Pass on the flyer & word if you can and join in on listening to the show.
Lately I have been finding myself listening more and more to local radio. I have been musically starving for a few months now. So I go from about 10 radio stations flipping about trying to find that one song I can drive to and sing really loudly and most of the time badly to. Most of the time I end up finding commercials. I hate commercials, and usually flip to another station. But this one caught my attention. On a few radio stations they have been playing a commercial for an organization called “Musicians On Call“, and if you go to their website on the About MOC page it says:
Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
Since 1999, we have performed for over 250,000 individuals and counting!
I really dig what this organization is doing, I know the healing power of music works. When I was about 10 years old my father had a couple of strokes. The last one made him a sort-of quadriplegic because he could not move any of his limbs besides his right hand (barely) and his head could turn. I was a kid and didn’t know much, but I knew my dad and his love for music, he was a musician back when he was younger and I sang all the time with him when we went driving around. Somehow deep in my little heart I knew I had to do something to make my daddy snap out of it as much as he could. So I spent hours making him a mixed tape, parts of it where songs that I knew he loved. Other parts were of me singing to him, or songs I thought were inspirational i.e. Gloria Estefan’s “Get On Your Feet“. I remember giving the tape, my prized little stereo and dads favorite headphones to my mom when she was going to visit him at the hospital. He was in ICU at the time and was hooked to machines to breathe. I couldn’t visit him as much as I wanted to. I couldn’t wait for mom to tell me if it helped at all, and that night when she came home I asked. I remember her saying how they both cried, and that it was the sweetest thing I could’ve done.
Now that I am older, I know my dad at that moment in his life wanted to give up because he knew that his life had been forever changed. I fully believe the music tapes I made him helped him make the decision to want stay around. And he did for quite a long time; longer then the doctors expected, by YEARS! So to make this sweet & short; if you can help out this cause for Musicians On Call…go for it. Pass the word on. Thanks.
This morning I woke up to find my website hacked and all posts and settings gone. I am working on trying to get it all back up and going again. So make sure you keep your websites up to date and secure. I use WordPress and just upgraded to the newest version. I recommend changing passwords on your hosting accounts too just in case. You never know.
Hope everyone is having a great holiday! More coming soon. (Or coming back that is…hopefully.)