Monday, April 26, 2010

April 26, 2010

What. A. Weekend. Hope yours was awesome & exciting.

Song promotion of the day -
see the end for tunes.

My Gal Friday…Steffi Style Song Promotion of the Day-
Bennie & the Jets by Elton John
Jump Around by House of Pain

Today in History

1721 - Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated
1906 - 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
1920 - H Shapley & H D Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae
1929 -1st non-stop England to India flight lands
1931 - Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season


“Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else.” ~Mos Def

“For the most part, we're playing acoustic instruments, ... But the show isn't completely unplugged. A more accurate description would be 'broken down.' ” ~Jonny Lang

from random friends, family, etc.

"9 days straight & of course the last one's gotta be insane! I wanted to spork myself to death in the restrooms @ work!" ~Andrea

"I didn't know the dork forces thingy could play very difficult games! Hopefully its back doesn't break." ~Xzavier (Scruffles)

"I don't think you two should be friends." ~Mat

"I dropped my lime!" ~My Gal Friday….Steffi Style

"It must be all those Marlboro apps you are downloading." ~Roger

"Jessica…! Go to your room! And shut the dOrk!" ~Mat

Word of the Day

quisling - a collaborator; a traitor


Today is International Macaroni Day!!

My Life is Average

Today, while leaving a grocery store I saw an old woman slowly pushing her cart to her car, all of a sudden she pushes off hard as she jumps onto the back of the cart, riding it. Easily made my day. Hope that still fun for me when I'm old. MLIA

Today, my boyfriend spontaneously texted me telling me he loved me more than Dora loved maps. I now am worried about what he does in his spare time.. MLIA.

Yesterday my 15-year-old sister walked into the room acting very shy and suspicious. I thought that maybe she was hiding something that she shouldn't have. It turns out she was: new batman underwear from the boy's section at Target. MLIA.

Yesterday I was at my friend's house, and whilst hanging around the kitchen her mom and dad were talking about what zombies were, and their diet. I want a relationship like that when I'm older. MLIA

Today, my first ever boyfriend came over to my house to work on our partner English project - we have to write a parody of Shakespeare that takes place in the modern day. My dad overheard us writing sappy lines to each other in character, and then joined us on the living room couch to shine his shotgun. MLIA

Today, I became a fan of "I wish my friend's houses were connected to mine via secret tunnels" on FaceBook. When I clicked "become a fan" a message came up that said "you are already connected". I guess my friends have been working on this and forgot to inform me. MLIA.

Customers are Fun

(Not So) Heavy Brain
Video Game Store | Minnesota, USA

Me: “Hi, welcome to [store]! Anything I can do for you?”
(Customer puts a copy of a video game on the counter.)
Customer: “I’m returning this game; it’s not for me.”
Me: “What didn’t you like about it?”
Customer: “It was the stupidest game ever! I walked around a house for 10 minutes, went to the mall, then my kid died and the credits rolled and it was over!”
Me: “Uh…those were the opening credits.”

Post-Grammatic Stress
Coffee Shop | Massachusetts, USA

(I have just completed a transaction and given the customer their coffee.)
Me: “Have a great day!”
Customer: “What did you say to me?”
Me: “I said have a great day.”
Customer: “Well, that’s impossible. I am an English teacher. It’s impossible to have a great day. Something will always go wrong to prevent ‘great’ from being the correct adjective to describe ‘day’. I find you wishing me the impossible insulting.”
Me: “Have a decent day?”
Customer: “Thank you.”
(The customer sits down to eat near the register and opens a book. Another customer orders and pays.)
Me: “Have a great day!”
Original Customer: “I heard that!”

Chuck Norris Factoid of the Day

"Chuck Norris puts the laughter in manslaughter. "

Funny Pics
from the collection

from the life & times of jessi bean

I need something to put my hair up. Because it's down. I feel strange without my ponytail and knowing I don't have something to put it in a ponytail when I get tired of my hair being down and it's aggravating me. Yes, I might be slightly OCD.

People of Chase
from the life & times of … you!

Enter User Notes?

User Notes*

reason: personal - relationship: psychic - amt: $51.00 cx phone xxx-xxx-xxxx

Live…From California!!
from the adventures of SPA (my nephew & his friends)

I am very excited about my nephew, Xzavier, Scruffles, :) :) telling me all about extreme hop scotch. Honestly, I am thinking this is going to be amusing for everyone to watch considering most days I can barely walk, and to see me trying to hop around….yeah. Stay tuned.

Top Ten List

The Top Bad Excuses For Speeding

"This is my tryout for Nascar."

"I've got to get back to Amish Country before they realize that I am missing."

"That McDonald's offer is for a Limited Time only and buddy, that could run out at ANYTIME!"

"I'm trying to rush home for the new Hanson video debut on MTV."

"Cause those Gorditas rule."

"Uh-Oh..Wapner's on...I'm an excellent driver."

"Trying to see how fast a Yugo can go."

"Umm..I'm drunk?"

"Trying to outrun the radio signal that is playing that lousy Alanis Morisette "Uninvited" song!"

Learn from My Fail

When a coworker calls to say they’re going to be late because "they have to wait for the paramedics," don’t say, "Ok, have fun!" #LFMF

When you park your car and notice a strong smell of petrol, before panicking and calling your father (who is a mechanic) check to make sure you are not parked next to a petrol station –_– #LFMF

When you’re getting a brain MRI done, make sure you choose music that you don’t actually like. That way, you won’t be tempted to headbang or bob your head along to your favorite tunes.

Never let your falling-down drunk husband cook anything at 2am. Or at least make sure your fire alarms are in working order. #LFMF

Always check your shoes before putting them on. Sometimes your cat has been lavishly sick in one of them. #LFMF

Spell check does NOT catch the missing ‘r’ when you email your wife that "I spent the day under the car with a greasy wench." #LFMF

From my personal blog, Lost in the Shuffle - all about the music.

It's Going to be an Epic Year… music.

With the onslaught of another decade, we are bombarded with new new artists, and old artists. I love that I am seeing some bands from my younger years on the list of bands releasing albums this year.

Ke$ha - "Animal" - if you haven't heard her songs yet, you must be living under a rock. I have to say, this is another Lady Gaga episode for me, and I hate that I love her songs. I do. Tick Tock, of course.

Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now" - I adore this band. Crossing the waves from pop and country, like so many other artists are doing now, they linger mostly in the twang side of the spectrum, so the fact that they are being played on the pop stations says a lot for them. I love their songs. She is both beautiful and has a sultry voice and he is hot and has a sexy smooth voice. Yes. Definitely a band worth listening to.

Rob Zombie - "Hellbilly Deluxe II" - Rob Zombie makes me want to dance... I love his songs, and his lyrics, too. A throwback to my high school days, this album is going to be added to my collection very shortly.

Fear Factory - "Mechanize" - I had not heard that Fear Factory had come out with another album, so I think I am slacking in keeping up with the new music. I am looking forward to hearing their new stuff.

Massive Attack - "Heligoland" - From the first time I heard their song "Angel," there has always been a dark, loving spot in my heart for Massive Attack. Their album Mezzanine is a constant on my mp3 player, and I am glad to see them gaining popularity with their new album.

Daniel Merriweather - "Love & War" - This guy has soul. His voice drifts towards Jonny Lang-ish at times, but that is in no way a bad thing. His song, Red, has become a favorite of mine.

Ludacris - "Battle of the Sexes" - I ♥ Luda. What else can I say? It's Luda!

Alan Jackson - "Freight Train" - I have adored Alan Jackson's music since the first time I heard Midnight in Montgomery. That is one of the most haunting songs I have ever heard. The fact that it is in the country genre has nothing to do with how downright beautiful the song is. Like Red on A Rose, too, is...incredible. I am ecstatic that he is still making music. I hope to hear from him for years to come.

Jakob Dylan - "Women and Country" - Are you joking me? Bob Dylan's son, the singer of the Wallflowers, came out with a new album and it's not on my radar? Be very afraid. I will update with how it sounds because I adore his voice and I must listen.

Insane Clown Posse - "Bang! Pow! Boom! Nuclear Version" - It's ICP. Need I say more?! ♥

Natalie Merchant - "Leave Your Sleep" - former 10,000 Maniacs member Natalie Merchant has always been on my list of faves. I am excited about this album. Once again, haven't heard anything from it yet, but stay tuned.

Cypress Hill - "Rise Up" - Cypress joke. AND! Now with Tom Morello. A fanatical fan of RATM, and partial to Cypress Hill's previous work, I was anxious to hear it when their new song came out on Kiss. Excellent. I like.

Jonny Lang - "Live at the Ryman" - speaking of (see Daniel Merriweather, above). I adore Jonny Lang. Excited about anything he comes out with. Still trying to find his rendition of the Stones' "Paint it Black." ♥

Sevendust - "Cold Day Memory" - Excellent. ♥

To be released...

Drowning Pool - "Drowning Pool" - It's Drowning Pool. YAY!

Melissa Etheridge - "Fearless Love" - I don't care what you say, she has a beautiful voice. Her song "Angels Would Fall" is one of my all time favorites, and I always welcome new music from her.

Hole - "Nobody's Daughter" - Not a fan. If anyone has heard this, please let me know if there is ANYTHING good on it. If you're going to give a thumbs up on this, you better be damn sure of what you're talking about.

Deftones - "Diamond Eyes" - ... o__O DEFTONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥

Tonic - "Tonic" - Still another that I should have heard about already. Another throwback, I can say I still love and listen to Tonic.

Meat Loaf - "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" - Didn't know it was out. Haven't heard anything about Meat Loaf in a hot minute. Trepidation. That's a good word for how I feel about this album, as I haven't heard anything off of it yet. But! It's Meat Loaf. I must give it a try.

Danzig - "Deth Red Sabaoth" - huh? Really?!

Smashing Pumpkins - "Teargarden by Kaleidyscope - Vol. 1: Songs For a Sailor" - I once loved Smashing Pumpkins. I heard one of their older songs the other day, and finally understood why many people didn't like them. However. It IS Smashing Pumpkins after all, and I must find out what this is all about.

Soulfly - "Omen" - Why do I always associate Soulfly with Deftones? I know I should associate with Sepultura, but... There's a memory lingering on the edge of consciousness on this one. Presque vu. Definitely looking forward to hearing this one.

Stone Temple Pilots - "Stone Temple Pilots" - Scott Weiland is at it again with STP people. My heart is exploding with anticipay........shun. ♥

Ozzy Osbourne - "Scream" - ♥ I just want to hug him. LOL

Sarah McLachlan - "The Laws of Illusion" - This is what I want. I must have this. Need this. It is Sarah McLachlan. ZOMG! Can't wait!!! ♥

Chamillionaire - "Venom" - Gotta love it. After hearing Rain, I was hooked. Hands down.

Trace Adkins - "Cowboy's Back in Town" - Don't think I've heard a song yet by this (very talllll) country singer I didn't like. Muddy Water and Hillbilly Bone (with Blake Shelton) are always on my player, and I can't wait to hear what he's got up his sleeve this time.

Bad Religion - [title tba] - Just wow.

Beastie Boys - "Hot Sauce Committee Part 1" - Seriously. Who is NOT looking forward to this release???

Cake - [title tba] - seriously? Break out the...uh...shot glasses. Yeah. YEAH!

Goo Goo Dolls - "Something for the Rest of Us" - With GGD, it was hit or miss. I either loved a song by them or I really didn't. I hope this is closer to their older days, and that the 2Ks haven't messed with their sound too much.

My Chemical Romance - [title tba] - because I actually like their songs, I am resisting the urge to scream "emos of America unite!" All joking aside, I am actually looking forward to this album.

No Doubt - [title tba] - No Doubt. No kidding?! Thank God. I do NOT like Gwen Stefani out on her own. For those of you who know me and my musical preferences well, you know that there are few singers or bands that I will shun completely from my library, but Gwen on her own is one of them. I hopehopehope she doesn't screw up No Doubt for me.

The Offspring - [title tba] - honestly, I cannot say I'm digging the new tunes from one of my favorite bands from my high school days. I feel like if I looked up the phrase "sell-out" in the dictionary, I would see their pic. But...we can always hope for the best.

Panic! At the Disco - [title tba] - oh yeah.

Papa Roach - " be Loved" - This is a Best Of album, but seeing as I adore Papa Roach, you know it will be in my library.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - [title tba] - Let me say it again. Red Hot Chili Peppers. And again. Red. Hot. Chili. Peppers. ♥

Amy Winehouse - [title tba] - I love Amy Winehouse. I do. But...I am not holding my breath for another album from her.

Did I miss anyone? Actually, I missed a lot. Check out the full(?) list at the RadioBlog on AOL.

Have a mahhhvelous Monday, my lovelies.