Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gluttenous Is Not A Good Enough Word

Source: Toronto Sun
And you thought you were feeling full after your holiday meals.


A New Jersey mother who is trying to become the fattest woman in the world sat down for a 30,000-calorie Christmas dinner over the weekend.

Donna Simpson ate for two straight hours, the U.K.'s Daily Mail newspaper reported.

She ate two 25-pound turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15 lbs. of potatoes, five loaves of bread, 5 lbs. of herb stuffing, four pints of gravy, four pints of cranberry dressing and 20 lbs. of vegetables.

After that main course, Simpson also ate a "salad" of marshmallows, cream cheese, whipped cream and cookies.

"I eat as much as I want, whenever I want, but at this time of year I really go all out," she told the newspaper.

She also told the U.K.'s Sunday Mirror, "People who feel guilty about eating are hilarious."
Simpson holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's largest mother and has said she wants to become the fattest woman in the world.

People can sign up and pay to watch her eat online. Her website says her favourite food is sushi.
This woman is beyond a glutton.  She doesn't even care that her actions are effecting her.  By the time it's too late she will have so many health problems or will be dead.  Does she really want to be remembered as the fat pig who ate herself to death?  That would be a terrible way to be remembered.

I like food as much as the next person, but even I wouldn't eat that much.  She is not setting a good example for her children.  She is telling her children that it's alright to over indulge, make yourself look like a pig, etc..  What is disturbing is that you can pay to watch her eat on her website.  On the people with that type of fetish would do that.  I wouldn't pay to watch her eat.

I wouldn't be proud to want to be the fattest person in the world.  The fact she wants to be in the Guiness Book of Records as the fattest person in the world is disturbing and sad.  People who look in the book will be looking at it with disgust and distain.  The fact is she doesn't care, but when she does care, it could be too late.

Ugh... she is beyond a glutton if that's possible.  To be honest, if I had no conscience and no will power like she does, then I too would gorge out like that. You have to know when to say enough is enough.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Big Bang Theory" And Christmas Gifts

I watched a Christmas episode of "The Big Bang Theory" on Christmas Eve when I came home from church and a nice cocktail party.  This episode made me think of some things.

For instance, you should try to know about someones practices and beliefs because then you would know if it's appropriate to give them a gift of some kind.  Especially if you consider this person a friend.  The character Sheldon doesn't believe in giving gifts.  I understand that the character Penny was doing a nice gestur, but she didn't know not to give Sheldon anything.  Would it have been better if she knews this?  In real life yes, but for the sake of the show and to make the episode better then no.  You shouldn't assume they celebrate Christmas or give gifts for that matter.  A lot of people celebrate Haunaka or Kwanza and it might not be in their customs to give gifts.  Penny, after finding this out, then says she won't give it to him.  But Sheldon replies by saying that he already seen the gift, so thus it must be given for which it was intended.

Now a question I bring to you is, with Sheldon and Penny being friends, wouldn't you think that they would know certain things about each because of said friendship?  Sure they might not be best friends, but you would at least think that they would know some stuff about them and not just the obvious stuff.  Another question I bring to you is, is it Sheldon's fault that he never told her to not worry about getting him a gift no matter what the cost because of his belief in not giving gifts?  The same can be said for Sheldon as he doesn't understand Penny and he gets a bunch of gifts.  Something to think about.

A second thing from the episode that got me thinking was that Penny didn't go out her way to get Sheldon a gift that cost any money.  Penny is a waitress and Leornard Nimoy who is famous for playing Spock in the original "Strek Trek" series dined at the restaurant she works at.  So Penny took the napkin Nimoy used to wipe his face with and got him to sign it and put "live long and prosper" on it as well.  Penny knew full well that Sheldon is Trekkie and would love this gift. Penny gives Sheldon the napkin wrapped up.  Sheldon is not aware about what is so special about the napkin.  Sheldon thinks it's just a napkin.  But Penny tells Sheldon to turn it over and sees that was used and sign by Leonard Nimoy.  This to him is a great gift as he almost cries.

Is the best gift of all getting something that cost nothing give?  Or is it better to give a gift that cost money?  Penny did know that Sheldon is a Trekkie and thus gave it to him because of knowing this.  Or was the reaction she got from him and what followed made giving it too him that much more special?

Finally, as you see in the minisode I linked to at the end of this post, Sheldon brought out all those gifts because earlier in the episode Sheldon feels obligated to buy a gift after Penny says she got him a gift.  Sheldon can't decide what to get to Penny and what size to get her of a gift.  So basically he bought multiple sizes of related items.

Does it necessarily matter that Sheldon needed get Penny a gift in return?  He felt obligated because of the fact Penny get him one. But on Penny's part, it was the thought that counted as we obviously.  Now does it matter the cost or the size of the gift?  You don't need to spend a whole lot or anything to feel as if you have given some which equaled the value of the one you are receiving.  Sheldon planned to have multiple presents ready for Penny so he could give her a present equal in value to the one she gave him.  Was this really necessary? My mom and stepdad didn't want anything for Christmas and they gave out some gifts.  Just because you give does not mean someone else has to return the favour and give you a gift back.  As I said, it's the thought that counts.  That's what Penny was going for and it showed by Sheldon's intitial reaction.

"Big Bang Theory" - Sheldon's Greatest Christmas - Minisode

Friday, December 24, 2010

Top Ten Traditional Christmas Songs

I gave you my list of top ten non-traditional Christmas songs.  Now I will run down my top favourite traditional Christmas songs.  These are the carols that have been sung for centuries and are known as "traditional" with messages of peace, love, hope, Christ, etc..  I will start at number ten.  Enjoy!

#10 - "Carol of the Bell" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra is AMAZING!  You might recognize this from "Home Alone."  Check this metal version of it!



#9 - "O Come O Come Emanuel" by Joel Cathy and Colleen Ballinger featuring Wade Johnston
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Another YouTube collaboration which is a great version!



#8 - "Ding Dong Merrily On High" by Charlotte Church
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It was hard to find a version done by a lot of people.  So I chose Charlotte Church.  It's a great version in itself.



#7 - "Silent Night" by Andrea Bocelli
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Another great version of a classic Christmas carol by the one and only Andrea Bocelli.



#6 - "O Holy Night" by MercyMe
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A great version by a favourite Christian rock band of mine.



#5 - "The Holly And The Ivy" by Jim Brickman
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I couldn't find a good one with vocals I liked.  So I am using a very good piano instrumental version of it by Jim Brickman.



#4 - "Angels We Have Heard On High" by Andrea Bocelli
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This is an amazing version by an amazing operatic tenor singer in Andrea Bocelli.  The words I say would not be enough to express how awesome he is on this song.



#3 - "The First Noel" by Kenny Rogers and Boyz II Men
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A unique pairing of Kenny Rogers and Boyz II Men, but it worked for this classic traditional Christmas song.



#2 - "I Saw Three Ships" by Sting
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This is a great version by one of my favourite singer-songwriters and musicians.  His voice just makes it ace!



#1 - "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Pomplamoose featuring Wade Johnston
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Download song

A great version by a favourite talented duo of mine accompanied by an equally talented Wade Johnston.  They do this version in a different and unique way.




I seriously hope you enjoyed it because it took a bunch of searching and thinking to come up with this list.  If I don't post anything before Christmas, I just want to wish a safe and blessed Christmas.  Merry Christmas peeps!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Random Fact #3 - Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Jake "The Snake" Roberts never won a title in the WWF.  Even though he won titles elsewhere and was put in some good feuds in the WWF, he was never a title holder during his WWF stretch of his career or when he returned in the mid-90s for that matter.

Top Ten Non-Traditional Christmas Songs

I figured since we are in the Christmas season, I thought I would run down my top ten non-traditional Christmas songs of all-time as they currently are.  When I say non-traditional, I mean they are ones that are not ones like "Oh Holy Night," "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and others I will start at number ten.  Enjoy!

#10 - "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney & Wings
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The tenth spot was hard to come up with.  But this a good one and makes number ten.



#9 - "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Less
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Can't go wrong with a classic version!



#8 - "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms
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Can't go wrong with a classic version!



#7 - "Where Are You Christmas" by Faith Hill
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I'll admit that I'm not the biggest country music fan out there or Faith Hill fan for that matter, but this is a great song from "How The Grinch Stole Christmas."



#6 - "White Christmas" by Dina Krall
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A great jazz version of this song.  Even though Bing Crosby does a great version of the song, Diana Krall is one of my favourite jazz artists!



#5 - "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" by Boney M
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I grew up listening to this song and it was on one of their Christmas albums that we had.



#4 - "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Josh Groban
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Another song with so many versions, but I chose this one because of messages from the troops which just makes this version that much more unique.  Also, Josh Gorban is another favourite singer of mine.



#3 - "The Christmas Song" by Michael Buble
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There are also many versions of this song.  Even though I thought of posting the Diana Krall version, the Michael Buble version of this song is so soothing and jazzy.  It's a great vocal from one of my favourite singers.



#2 - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Coldplay
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There are many covers of this song and I chose this version by Coldplay as I liked the vocals Chris Martin did.



#1 - "My Favourite Time Of Year" by The Florin Street Band
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Download song

I found this one randomly on YouTube yesterday (Tuesday) and I was instantly blown away by the song and video.  This band did the song without the backing a record company and it did make onto the some charts in the UK.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Song of the Day #12

This is a crazy good Christmas song and video.  I found it randomly on YouTube and I'm glad I did.  It's by the Florin Street Band.  This Victorian-themed song and video was produced without record company backing.  Their goal with this song was to get a real Christmas song on the charts.  I'm not sure if they accomplished that goal.

"My Favourite Time Of The Year" by The Florin Street Band
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Retards Jump Off Roof Into A Table

I know I've posted it and I still find it stupid they did this, but here is infamous clip of two dumbasses jumping off a roof performing a professional wrestling move known the Kryptonite Krunch, Celtic Cross, or Air Raid.  Yes there was a big possibility for injury and they knew that, but they did it anyways.  Apparently the guys in the video are trained professionals, but I have a hard believing that.

The best part of the video is people asking if they are okay and what's wrong.  Of course they are okay and of course nothing is wrong...  They are just rolling around in pain because they want to sell
it.  Oh wait... it's just some yard tards being yard tards.  Yard tard is slang term for backyard wrestler.  I can respect someone who actually decides to get trained if they once were a backyard wrestler, but people who just do backyard wrestling with no desire to get trained, then I can't respect that especially the ones who do the ultraviolent, extreme, hardcore, and deathmatch styles of wrestling like it's cool to do so.  It's best left up to the people who actually have training.

Have a laugh at theses two dumbasses expense.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Don't Speak English - Joke

I heard this joke on the radio one day, so I thought I would share it with you.

There was a married couple in an airport in New York City wait for their flight back to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  They were dressed in parkas and boots.  There was another married couple who sees them and the wife says to her husband: "I wonder where they are going."  She asks her husband: "Why don't you go find out?"  Her husband replies: "You go find out because you want to know."  So she goes over to the couple, then goes back to her husband five minutes later.  Her husband asks: "So where are they are going?"  She replies: "I don't know, they don't speak English."

Saturday, December 04, 2010

"Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows"

"In this feature-length documentary, director Paul Jay was given unprecedented access to the world of Bret Hart and pro wrestling as his camera followed Bret "the Hitman" Hart for one year. Going behind the tightly guarded walls of wrestling's spectacle and theatre, the film explores the meaning of today's wrestling morality plays. As fantasy crosses into real life, the true story of Bret Hart's struggle with Vince McMahon, the legendary owner of the WWF, is revealed. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows climaxes with the tale of the biggest double-cross in pro wrestling. "

This is a great documentary and I'm not just saying that because Bret Hart is my favourite wrestler of all-time.  At that time in wrestling you never got to see much of the real life backstage goings on.  It's something great to see.  Nowadays seeing what's going on backstage is something we don't think about because of the social networks and whatnot.  I highly recommend it regardless if you are a professional wrestling fan or not.

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"Viva La Vida" by Louis Cole & Genevieve Artadi

I was asked many moons ago by Louis Cole to review a video of his and Genevieve Artadi.  I told him to put out some other videos and I would check them out.  Well I checked out some of his other stuff and I found their videosong cover of "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay.  It is an interesting cover to say the least.  This cover may not be to everyone's taste.  But it is different and I enjoy it.  They do speed it up, but that's that beauty of covering songs.  Covers are not meant to be true to the original.  Some don't like a cover and some do.  But I do like this one.  Louis Cole is a pretty bad ass drummer I may add.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Live My Life Through God"

I was checking out some pictures on Facebook which a friend uploaded during our time at CBC (Covenant Bible College) and I came across some song lyrics I wrote.  The song is entitled "Live My Life Through God."

Verse 1:
I can feel your presence
When I start to pray
I can feel you with me
When I go about my day
You are the mighty one
But this is going to be hard to say

Bridge:
I want to walk with you
I don't want to fall behind
Lead me down the right path
I don't want to lose my way

Chorus x2:
I want to live my life through God
I want to live my life through God
Show me how Lord
Show me how Lord
To live my life through God

Verse 2:
I can feel you standing over me
In the dead of night
I'm not going to struggle
I'm not going to put up a fight
Please pick me up
With your power and your strength

Bridge 2:
Your strength is what I need
Please help me grow stronger
I need your eyes and ears
So I can see and hear you
(REPEAT CHORUS)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Time For Redemption

The Saskatchewan Roughriders made it to the Grey Cup game by defeating the Calgary Stampeders 20-16 in the West Final. It is the second straight year that the Roughriders have made the Grey Cup game. It is also the second straight year that we are facing the Montreal Alouettes.

Now if any of you remember, we squandered the victory and the Grey Cup by getting a to many men on the field penalty which allowed Montreal to get the field goal for the win. The big joke this past season was that we couldn't count. The Roughriders even took a couple of too many men on the field penalties. Let's hope we can redeem ourselves. Let's bring home the Grey Cup!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bandwagon Hopping

Bandwagon hopping happens a lot in a many things. But I find that it happens a lot in the realm of professional wrestling. It's one thing to not be a fan someone, but it's the fact you are no longer a fan to outright bashing this particular wrestler or promoter or whoever when they were in fact once a fan. I get that I rag on Hulk Hogan because I am not on the Hulk Hogan bandwagon like I once was when I was a child. I mean, it's cool that you are still a Hogan fan, but that was only a phase for me.

Now I see and hear people ragging on John Cena, but it's not that it was a phase when they were a fan. They were only fans of Cena because he was a heel. As a fan we are supposed to cheer the faces (good guys) and boo the heels (bad guys). That has changed with the advent of the Internet and the whole "IWC" (Internet Wrestling Community). With the information that were getting at a rapid rate and able to see more of the backstage goings on, we able to cheer and boo for who we want regardless of alignment of heel, face, or tweener (in between). With Cena, when he turned face and become one of the top superstars in the WWE, it was a 180 degree turn and people who loved him because he was only a heel, they now can't stand him and loathe him. I don't necessarily loathe Hogan to the point where I wish death upon the guy like some people wish upon Cena. I just don't like certain things he does. Some people bash his wrestling, his over saturation of his merchandise, his movies, his rap music, and whatnot. It's not his fault that he was pushed to this degree. If you want to bitch at someone, then bitch at Vince McMahon and the WWE for pushing him to this degree. I find some irony here because people cheered Steve Austin for being pushed big time while making the WWF loads of money. But people don't like it because John Cena is doing the same. If Steve Austin was the big superstar and face of the WWE now, then people would be doing the same thing. They would be bitching about the same stuff they do with Cena. It's for the fact that it's no longer the Attitude Era and the Attitude Era spoiled fans as well as it's a PG rating.

It's not just Cena's bandwagon people have hopped on and off. If you've ever been on wrestling based forums, then you will know smarks (Google the term if you don't know what it is because don't want to go on a rant about what smarks are and why I can't stand them) continually bandwagon hop. They have a thing that I like to call "the flavour of the week." That is where they like one person in wrestling one moment, then the next moment they like some other guy to the point the bash them. I don't get why they do it. If you like a certain wrestler than that's cool. You don't stop being a fan because they turn face or they turn heel. You be a fan regardless. It's like your sports team being terrible. Even though you acknowledge they are not doing that good doesn't mean you start cheering for another team until they are doing good. You cheer for a team no matter what. But I guess people will continue to be that way, just like they are in wrestling.

In the end people need to get over it because there will be the next big thing once John Cena is done with the WWE and wrestling.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

One Step Closer

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are one step closer to the Grey Cup. We defeated the British Columbia Lions in double overtime. It was a really great game. But the better did indeed win. Now it's on to the West Final against the Calgary Stampeders. It should be a great game. But of course the good guys will. That's what I'm hoping for anyways.

Hopefully we don't wait till the second half to start playing like I know they can. That could mean the end because Calgary could take advantage and put up a lot of points on the board. We need to keep the game close so we don't get blown out. That or we put up a lot of points early and often so we can get a good lead. We can't play like crap like we did during the middle of the season. If we do that, then we don't even deserve to play for the Grey Cup. This is a must win and as I've seen before, we can pull out the win.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Song of the Day #11

Here is a great jazz song featuring Sting on vocals.

"In The Wee Small Hours" by Chris Botti featuring Sting
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Song of the Day #10

Here is a great song for the song of the day. I heard on the radio while getting my hair cut yesterday.

"I Cry" by Bass Is Base
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Loaner Phone

So I took my phone in to get fixed. So right now I am using a loaner phone and these loaner phones blow! I can't wait to get my phone back!

Snow

We got blanketed with snow in Saskatoon. I wonder how the streets are? Probably slick and slippery I would imagine. I do need to do stuff, but I don't want to because of how the streets are. I will just suck it up and do what I need to do.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Song of the Day #9

This is an artist in a genre that I don't usually listen to, but this is a good song surprisingly.

"Just A Dream" by Nelly
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Snow

They are forecasting close to 1cm of snow from this evening (Monday) to tomorrow afternoon (tomorrow). AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I could do without snow for a little while longer...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Suing Over Wrestling Titles

Someone on Facebook posted a link to a picture of a TNA United States Championship. Then someone else said that he "smelled a lawsuit coming." Unfortunately, the WWE would have no case to sue TNA. If the WWE was going to sue TNA, then they would have to sue every other promotion who has their own United States Championship.

Why they would have no case is because if they start suing a promotion for having a United States Championship, then they would have to sue a promotion for having a World Heavyweight Championship, World Tag Team Championship, etc.. The WWE was not the first promotion to have a World Heavyweight, World Tag Team, or United States Championship. The NWA had these titles before the WWE ever existed all the way back to Capitol Wrestling in 1952 and even then when Capitol Wrestling become World Wide Wrestling Federation, they were twice under the National Wrestling Alliance banner.

The only a successful lawsuit over titles came when the WWE sued then AWA Superstars of Wrestling when they tried to claim title lineage from the American Wrestling Association when Dale Gagne and Jonnie Stewart formed the promotion in 1996. I can see why they were successful in their lawsuit and that is because the WWE or then WWF bought everything to do with AWA when the promotion ceased operations in 1991. So Gagne and Stewart changed the promotion name to Wrestling Superstars Live. Even though they are not allowed to claim lineage they still display lineage for the AWA World Heavyweight, World Tag Team, World Women's, World Lightweight, and United States Championships going back between the 50s - 80s per respective title when they were established on their website. Gange and Stewart can't publicly claim lineage for any of the AWA Championships.

The problem I find some people having difficulty understanding is that the TNA is NOT and I repeat NOT claiming any of the WWE lineage from the WWE, WCW, or NWA. TNA is no infringing on anything the WWE has copyrighted or trademarked.

Now I searched the United States Copyright Office website and found that you can't trademark a title. So even if the WWE wanted to sue promotions for having United States Championships they couldn't. Look at the following document and you will see:

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ34.pdf

I was engaged in a debate about this on Facebook with some person and I finally got that person to see the point I've been trying to make. Promotions all over the world have a lot of titles with the same name. So going through all the promotions to sue them would be pointless and ruin wrestling because of this whole "its mine" type mentality. If wrestling acted on that mentality to the nth degree, then the business would be in a worse state.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Song of the Day #7

Here is the song of the day. I always seem to have this song in my head...

"Amongst The Waves" by Pearl Jam
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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Song of the Day #6

Here is a repeat song of the day:

"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
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Relating

Whenever I watch a movie, see a trailer for a movie, listen to a song, etc., I find that there are things within those types of media that I can relate to. For instance I seen a trailer for an upcoming movie entitled "Love and Other Drugs" which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. Now the trailer showcased a line in which I can relate to. This may not be an exact quote, but Gyllenhaal' character pretty much says what I feel. He says something to the effect of, "The more you reject me, the more I want you."

I feel that quote is true in my life. I feel that the more this person rejects me in the way I want, the more I want this person. She knows it, but doesn't want it like I do which is how I relate to this in some round about way.

In the same breath I feel like Ricky Gervais's character in the "Invention of Lying" is someone I also can relate to in terms of how his character likes this one woman who is Jennifer Garner's character yet she doesn't feel the same way. Even though they remain good friends, Garner's character goes on to dating Rob Lowe's character just because he is a "perfect" genetic match for her. Gervais's character likes Garner's character and doesn't want to see her with Lowe's character because he is an asshole. Even though Gervais becomes rich and successful, Garner's character still doesn't feel the same way. That is until she talks to her mother and tells things about him that she likes. Then she starts changing or so it seems. Garner's character continues dating Gervais's character even though Gervais's character becomes rich and famous. He is invited to her wedding and doesn't want to go until his friend tells him he should. So he does and when the wedding officiant asks if anyone objects to them getting married, Gervais's character objects and even though he pours his heart about to her, she tells him that she has to marry Lowe's character because he is a "perfect" genetic match. Gervais's character knows that being a "perfect" genetic match doesn't always equal happiness which is so true. So in the end he gets the woman he wants despite all the negative stuff she mentioned about him in the earlier in the movie. She went from realizing that you don't need someone who you think is perfect to be happy to you can be happy with the one you are with.

I get how Gervais's character likes Garner's character, but goes through being friends with her. I have the same thing with my best friend. I want to be with her, but she doesn't feel the same way. Don't get me wrong, but I'm very blessed to have her in my life as my best friend. I don't like bringing up this issue with her because it makes me feel so UGH if you know what I mean. But you get what I mean. Gervais throughout most of the movie wanting her like I want this person, but even he ended up getting the woman he wants. That's something I'm still waiting on.

When it comes to music, I can relate to lyrics of some songs. For instance, "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars is one of those songs. It's just a simple song about telling a girl how beautiful she is which my best friend is. The chorus sums it up perfectly:

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

So as you can see, Bruno Mars wrote a song that I found relates to me in how I feel about my best friend. She is beautiful, amazing, and just plain awesome. Bruno Mars admits it's not lyrically mind blowing which it isn't, but it does says something that a lot of songs don't in this day in age. I like it for that because again, this songs says what I feel.

You can see how some of this stuff relates to me. If life played out like a movie or song, then there would be a lot of more positives like me getting what I want instead of having to wait for the one I want.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

The Illusion Of Support

I have done a post on this type of thing before. But today I was thinking about this again. I thought it would be a good thing to do a sermon on.

So in this previous post I talked about people "showing" support for the troops by sticking a bumper sticker on their vehicle verses actually supporting them. I thought that why show the illusion of support? Jesus and God don't show the illusion of love that they have for us. So why should we show the illusion of support for a cause?

I could feign my support for something to go with the general consensus of a lot of people. But why would I do that? Just because a good portion of the masses want you to show support for the troops because they fight for your freedom doesn't you have to. Don't get me wrong, but I do respect that people have chosen that career path and decided to go in to some sector of the military, but why should I support a war or a mission that has nothing to do with us in the first place?

Wouldn't feigning or showing illusion of support for something be wrong? I know people do it all the time. But why should I compromise who I am just because it's the "cool" thing to do is show support for something. God and Jesus don't think it's "cool" to show the illusion of love because it's what you want from them. It's the fact that Jesus and God do truly love us. That's why if you are going to put a bumper sticker on your vehicle that you have to actually support the troops, ending breast cancer, ending aids, etc.. Don't just say you support, but actually prove it. Saying you support something is easy to do because it's not like you have to go out of your way to physically do something to show your support.

I've supported stuff in the past and not just said I do. I've actually done a 30 hour famine and collected pledges to help people in developing countries. It's good to actually go out of your way to show your support just like God and Jesus have gone out of their way to show their love for us. They didn't just stick a sticker on something that said "I love all of mankind" or something like that. You could say you love someone, but that doesn't truly mean you do. God and Jesus don't just give lip service like a lot of the people in the world do when They declare their love for us. So why should we just give lip service when we show our support for something?

I just think sticking a bumper sticker on your vehicle is just a lazy and hollow way to show your support for something. After all, Jesus and God are not lazy and hollow with their love for us.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Another Follower

I just got my eighth follower on my blog. It's someone I know. Thanks Johanna! I know I haven't been posting much lately, but I should do that. More content, more posts.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Song of the Day #5

Here is the fifth song of the day in honour of Dream Theater who lost founding member and drummer Mike Portnoy this week as he quit the band.

"Take Away My Pain" by Dream Theater
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Mike Portnoy Quitting Dream Theater

I was going to do this blog last night, but I didn't.

Mike Portnoy quite Dream Theater and made an official announcement which was posted on Facebook, Roadrunner Records website, MySpace, and wherever else Dream Theater posts official band news. Within this press release, Mike Portnoy has said that he feels he needs to step away from Dream Theater, a band he led and help found. He didn't want to keep doing something with a band, although he loves, that he didn't have the same passion for as he once has. He has felt better doing work with other bands like Avenged Sevenfold. He also said that Dream Theater was burning him out because they went full force with this for 25 years. The band was never ending, evening during their "down" time, as they would keep working a pretty busy schedule.

On one hand, I don't blame him for wanting to take time away from Dream Theater. I mean, they are a hard working band in terms of writing music, recording, touring, etc.. On the other hand, Dream Theater won't be the same without him. But Dream Theater has made the choice to keep going on without Mike Portnoy. If you look at the history of the band's album release history, they are constantly writing and recording albums. They go between a year and three years between releasing albums. The songs they write are damn good. I can see how someone might get burnt out.

Will he return to Dream Theater? Or is this quitting of the band forever? After all, Portnoy did consider quitting the band in 1998, but didn't.

I've been reading some comments on Facebook, MySpace, Roadrunner Records, and Blabber Mouth, and some people are making this seem like it's the end all of everything. They over dramatize things. First instance, someone said that "this is the worst day of his life." I highly doubt that. Another person called Portnoy a sellout. If wanting to step away from something before you go over the edge due to being burnt out is being a sellout, then I guess he is. I understand that Dream Theater won't be the same, but cut the man some slack. He has been going non-stop for 25 years. Let the man pursue other musical ventures and projects. If you are a fan of Mike Portnoy, then you will support his decision to do something other then Dream Theater. Sure it may be a sad day for Dream Theater, but it's the right thing for Portnoy to do.

People need to except his decision and move on no matter if you like it or not.

Ignoring

I have that I've been trying to see she has been doing lately, but she has been ignoring me. She tried to say my sister and I have been rude to her lately. But I told her that I have not been rude to her lately. I told her that ignoring me when I want to see how she is doing is rude. Then she said she didn't want to talk which is the reason why she hasn't been talking to me. I told her that she can at least say hi and tell me how she is doing. I've accepted the fact that talking is reduced because she is in school, but all out not talking to her best friend is just stupid. She can talk to other friends about me, but can't talk to me about me if there is an issue.

She has said said stuff to me, but now the shoe is on other foot and I know she probably won't like it. Well, a part of me says that is just too bad and another part me says now you know how I feel.

I know in she will come around. She always does. So I have to just be patient.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Song of the Day #4

Here is the fourth song of the day, but the second one today.

"Break Even (Falling To Pieces)" by The Script
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Song of the Day #3

Here is another song of the day. This is the third one on my blog:

"Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
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Monday, August 30, 2010

15 Favourite Albums

The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen influential albums you've heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what albums my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your Facebook profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.)

"Collective Soul" by Collective Soul - This album is their best album they put out. It has some great songs like "Gel," "December," "Where The River Flows," "She Gathers Rain," "Bleed," "Smashing Young Man," and my personal favourite "The World I Know." This a great album from the 90s from a great alternative rock band who are AWESOME in concert! It is always a good listen!

"Take Everything" by Seventh Day Slumber - This is a great album from a band I discovered by listening to this very album in store. I listened to it twice before buying it. This album is chalk full of worship songs and hymns in rock music form. What got me to buy it is the fact that they managed to do these songs in a way that wouldn't make me get sick of listening to them. That is beauty of it all with this album.

"Crossroads" by Bon Jovi - This is their first greatest hits album and is the first Bon Jovi album I got. I actually wanted it for my birthday all them years ago and got it. It has such great hits as "Always," "Keep The Faith," "Wanted Dead Or Alive," "Lay Your Hands On Me," the great hit "Livin' On A Prayer" among others. It is a must for any Bon Jovi fan and I still listen to it whenever I can.

"Sonic Firestorm" by DragonForce - This is an album is listened to some of in college. I got into DragonForce because of Ian Coglan and Scott Yaremko. I was a fan before the whole "Through Fire And Flames" came out on Guitar Hero 3 made that song popular. This is the best DragonForce album in my opinion. "Once In A Lifetime" and "Prepare For War" are the best songs on the album. You might think DragonForce is cheesy because Herman Li shreds and wanks a lot, but it is a great album. Whenever I feel in the mood, I give it a listen.

"Warning" by Green Day - Unlike a lot of other people who list either "Dookie" or "Nimrod," I find "Warning" as one of their most underrated albums and it is really good all at the same time. This album was before they went truly commercial with "American Idiot" and "21st Century Breakdown." I give it a listen for nostalgia reasons. It has many good songs whether or not they were hits. This album takes me back to my high school days.

"Satellite" by P.O.D. (Payable On Death) - This is the first album by P.O.D. that I listened to. It seemed like everybody had it and there are a number of great songs on this album. This is the album that launched P.O.D. into the secular/mainstream music market. The great thing about it is that they remained true to themselves being Christian. I finally bought this album when I went to CBC in 2006-2007. A purchase I don't regret making.

"Don't Bore Us Get To The Chorus" by Roxette - This was an album that I listened to a lot in CBC. Just ask my friend Mark Jensen and he will confirm that. Great mix of hits from the successful Swedish duo. If you want that 80s and early 90s sound, then this is a great album to listen to. "Joyride" is perhaps their best known hit on the album. The album of the same name ("Joyride") is a great one as well.

"Joyride" by Roxette - This is an album that was released in the early 90s and listened to this on tape so much that the tape broke. The title track "Joyride" is a great song. It also has other great hits like "Big L.," "Spending My Time," "Knocking On Every Door," and "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)." It was just an album I loved at that time and if I could find it on CD I would buy it because it is such a great album from my childhood.

"Tuesday Night Music Club" by Sheryl Crow - "All I Wanna Do" is listen to this album. That's what I did when I first got it. It was her breakout debut album which is underrated in my opinion. I even underrated it for a time. But as I would listen to this album I found that there were some great songs that were not even hits like "I Do What I Can." That song has a nice jazz feel to it. I heard a Christian band or artist (I truthfully don't know the name of the band or artist) cover "What I Can Do For You" which was a pretty good version of it. But if you want a good rock/soft rock album, then give this one a listen.

"Hell Freezes Over" by Eagles - This album took me such a long time to like, but now I can say I do. If you look past "Hotel California" then you will see that there are a number of great songs. You want like all of them like me. "Desperado" is a song that took me a while to like it. When I heard Johnny Cash's cover of it, I got to liking the song. Most of the album is live album except the first four tracks. "Learn To Be Still" is one of the studio recorded tracks that is very good. All around great album chalk full of classic rock.

"Amanda Marshall" by Amanda Marshall - I am a huge Amanda Marshall fan. She doesn't get nearly enough airplay in my opinion. This album I listened to a lot. My mom thought Amanda Marshall would sound more like Alanis Morrisette on her "Jagged Little Pill" album. But she surprised that she sounded nothing like her. I told her that she didn't. I made a great choice in picking up this album. All of the songs on this album are top notch. Seeing her in concert was just amazing when she was promoting this album.

"Twentysomething" by Jamie Cullum - I heard some of this album back in CBC. Jamie Cullum is just an amazing jazz pianist and vocalist. His cover of "Singing In The Rain" is awesome. His cover of Jimi Hendrix' "The Wind Cries Mary" is also good. He has this great jazz voice and can skat pretty well. Just an amazing piece of modern jazz work from future legend in jazz. Cullum can make almost anybody a fan of jazz. He is one of the few artists that got me into liking jazz more.

"Lean Into It" by Mr. Big - This was a big album for me in my childhood. I had it on tape and I listened to it A LOT! Pretty much every song except "To Be With You" was great. Even then "To Be With You" was a decent song. That song was their big power ballad for the album. They have song fast paced get you pumped up songs to songs that let mellow out because they are ballads. It is just a great album from start to finish. This is another album I need to find again. Paul Gilbert is a great guitarist and his use of a drill on this album is sheer innovation.

"Christmas Album" by Boney M. - You might think "WTF?" But this is an album I grew up listening to, especially during the holidays. It has all the classic Christmas carols and songs. I especially enjoy "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" which if you listen to the tape version of the album, then it is the last song on the the first side or side A. It's just an all around great Christmas album.

"Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morrisette - This is the album that made Alanis Morrisette HUGE! She sold a lot of copies of these albums. The basis for this album was her being jaded over an ex-boyfriend. Some of the songs if you read the lyrics clearly point that out.

"Dangerous Minds Soundtrack" - This is the only album I have which is urban, rap, and R&B mixed. The only reason this soundtrack sold anything is because of "Gangsters Paradise" by Coolio. Since then Coolio hasn't been able to re-produce the same level of success. I actually took the album from my sister who bought it for whatever reason. I listened to a bunch and I only mentioned this because this sort of album is in genres, if you know me, that I don't like much or at all. Don't you find it odd that I have a soundtrack to a movie I've never seen? I think so. But also, it's always good to have albums outside of your musical comfort zone. I try to listen a wide variety of music, but some genres I just can't do it.

So there you have it. Those were 15 of my favourite albums out of countless favourite albums.

Song of the Day #2

Here is another song of the day. It is second one I'm posting here on my blog:

"Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Song of the Day #1

Here is the first song of the day I am posting here on my blog:

"I Miss You" by Blink-182
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

People On My Facebook Friends List

Have you ever thought of removing people from Facebook that you don't talk to? Or people that you don't know why you even bothered adding? Do you think how many true friends you would have on your "friends" list on Facebook if you removed a ton of people? I right now have 428 people on my "friends" ranging from family, friends, classmates, past co-workers, people in the wrestling business, etc.. It's sad to think that I know that many people (minus the people in the wrestling business) and bothered to add them. There are a number of other people I could add, but for various reasons don't.

Some people add people because they want to have the most possible friends even if they only talk to ten of them on a semi-regular basis. This is the same thing that happens on MySpace. That is why I was so against MySpace like 5-6 years ago. But I only got a MySpace profile because of my music.

Even though we may know hundreds of people, do we truly talk to that many people? Is it really necessary to have that many people on your "friends" list? Or are people trying to be popular online because they failed at being popular offline?

I've contemplated removing people and I have removed a few, but I guess I'm just too lazy to remove people. I will eventually get around to removing people. Don't take it personally that I remove you because it's nothing personal.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Something Missing

Don't you ever get that feeling from time to time that something is missing in your life? I am having this feeling. I feel that I know what I am missing, but I just don't how to get what it is that I am missing. I just need that one thing to fill the void. No, it's not the fact that I need a job. It's something else. I just need it to fill the void. Maybe I'm over thinking it. Maybe I do have it, but maybe in other ways.

I've been feeling this way since yesterday (Sunday). Do I really need what I feel I need? I feel I do, but I hear some people talking that they don't want it. No, not the one person, but another person. I don't know, maybe what I need will come in time. Maybe what I need from someone will come when it's right. I don't know. I have done searching and looking off and on for about a couple months now for what I need. But it doesn't seem to get any easier especially now that I need something to fill void or have the feeling I need something.

I never felt the need for something to fill a void or felt something this strong. Oh well, I guess I will keep looking.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Paranormal Activity

So Tuesday evening I finally watched "Paranormal Activity." Now I don't believe in ghosts, aliens, and other stuff in the paranormal realm. The only ghost I believe in is the Holy Ghost. But that is another post for another time. So as I was watching the film, it got me thinking. I wasn't thinking in a bad way like it was messing with my mind and freaking me out sort of thing. It was more of a "what if" type thinking.

I was thinking what if it happened to someone I know, then what? It would be pretty messed up for something unexplainable to happen to someone I know. I would be asking myself why it's happening to them. I am not saying that I would be converted into being a believer of that stuff by any means. Isn't it only natural to question stuff when it happens to you or someone you know? You never really question this stuff unless it's happening to you or you are into this stuff.

The rage nowadays are the paranormal reality shows like "Ghost Hunters." I don't care for those type of shows myself. I don't see what is so good about these type of shows. Sure back in the day I watched "Unsolved Mysteries," but I found it interesting even though I don't believe in it. That's the only paranormal show, real or fictional I truly like. I've never liked "Outer Limits," "X-Files," "Ghost Hunters," "Ghost Whisperer," etc.. But now even "Unsolved Mysteries" which was good for so many years has gone the way of more crime based stories and trying to locate criminals. Isn't that what "America's Most Wanted" or some similar show is for? Robert Stack gave "Unsolved Mysteries" that eerie feel to it. Maybe that is why it was such a good show for so many years. But the current host Dennis Farina isn't that good and nobody can ever give "Unsolved Mysteries" that same feel as Stack did.

In any event, "Paranormal Activity" was an alright film even if it was fiction as I have discovered and I will never understand why some people are into this type of stuff. The whole conspiracy theories, aliens, ghosts, hauntings, wicca, witchcraft, and other such related stuff. Sure movies and films will get me thinking from time to time, but I just can't wrap my mind around why some people are so fascinated by this stuff.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Frustrated

Don't you get frustrated at the fact that when you feel something that someone else you know does or has that they tell you something, but don't like it when you try to say the same thing? For instance, when I feel down or something I get told to "cheer up" or something. But when tell them to "cheer up," it seems to not be a good thing. I tell them that they told me to "cheer up," so that seems to make the situation better.

They say that they are hurt by something I said. They make me feel guilty for saying it and I've apologize for it. But I've never told them it that it hurts me when they say one thing, then say another. If I told them then they may say that I am making them feel guilty, but I could say they make me feel guilty. Sure I've said don't say one thing, then say another, but I've never said it hurts.

If I'm feeling down, something is bothering me, or something is on my mind they want me to talk about it. When it comes to them, I try to get them to talk about it, but they don't want to. Well, that is if they don't tell me that is. I maybe should tell them that they should tell me what's wrong because they would want me to talk. If I said I don't want to talk about it, they wouldn't accept that. So why should I accept when they don't want to talk?

I am blessed to have this person as a friend, but sometimes it's just frustrating that there might be this double standard there. I might have to be honest with them or this might keep happening. We are best friends and we should be able to each other everything which we do. But it's that sometimes they get in a mood and don't want to talk about it. If it wasn't for them, then I might still be in a funk. I've thanked them a lot for being there and I am thankful that they were. Sometimes I get frustrated that I just try to avoid the issue so I don't have to deal with it. That is not a good thing and I need to be more honest when them and myself.

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Going To Be Weird

You might be wondering about the title of this post. But it's going to be weird and it's not that my best friend Amy is going to be away this weekend. It's the fact that for the first time since we really started hanging out, we will not be hanging out because she will be in Dinsmore and the lake near Dinsmore with her family. We always hang out and are close because we are best friends. We watch movies together, watch SmackDown! together, and just talk. I am actually watching SmackDown! without her for the first time in weeks.

Tomorrow I will be watching the Saskatchewan Roughrider game with some peeps at church on the big screen downstairs. The game starts at 7:30 and that will take of my evening. If she was in town, I would have watched the game with her.

I've told her I will miss her while she is gone, but we will only be able to text when she is on her way down. THERE IS NO SERVICE IN DINSMORE. UGH! It would make things easier if there was so we can text. She will be have a lot of texts from me when she gets into service.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Music

As some of you may know, I am a big lover of music. I know what I like and dislike when it comes to music. I am not one of those people who like one genre or one artist. I like a plethora of genres from rock to heavy metal to jazz to blues to folk to Christian rock and many others. I like a plethora of artists from Rush to Dream Theater to Andy McKee to Pomplamoose to Julia Nunes to Van Halen to Diana Krall and many others.

I have been more perceptive to songs in the last month or so. Even if it's a country song or an R&B song or a song from a genre that I particularly listen to all that much or even like. Sometimes the song just seems to fit how I'm thinking or feeling. For instance "Amazed" by Lonestar knows how I feel about a certain situation. It's just crazy how I can relate to songs these days. I mean, before I never paid attention to that as much. But now it's just this perceptiveness that has grown in me. Maybe it's my feelings coming out in a different way instead of just verbalizing it or writing it in a text message or whatnot.

Becoming more perceptive all started when I was in a funk last month. I've recognized this trait in me now and it has seemingly gotten stronger. As well, my love for music has grown as I have found songs outside of the genres and artists that I like which I never thought that would happen.

I guess it's odd how life works with music and teaching you things.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Saying Something

You know how when you want to say something that it sounds much better in your head when you are thinking about it. That's how I am feeling at this particular moment. I am wanting to say something to someone yet I am not sure how to exactly say it. Thinking about it, it just sounds way better then if I were to say it in someway.

It's not only saying it, it's also how they might react. I've been thinking that they might not react in the manner that I might think. But if it is something I am wanting to say, then what is stopping me? I shouldn't hesitate to say it. I am a bit hesitant to say it. It's also a nervousness in wanting to say it and a nervousness in the reaction.

I've been stalling for about a week on saying what I want to say. I don't even know why, but I guess it could be because of the reasons I previously stated. But I just need to suck it up and say it. I might be better off if I did.

Friday, July 02, 2010

First Win Of The Season

So the Canadian Football League (CFL) 2010 season kicked off yesterday with a double header. The first game saw the Saskatchewan Roughriders play host to the Montreal Allouettes. I predicted before that game started that we would win. Low and behold we did. Even though we were down going into the second half I told the Rider Nation on my Facebook to remain positive. There was the second half of the game still to go. Remaining positive worked as the game was forced into overtime.

Overtime came and we exchanged points. But we got a too many men on the field penalty. We looked distraught and looked like the game was done, but low and behold we managed to keep the win. It was awesome! What an amazing game for the Roughriders on Canada Day. 1-0 to start the season. Also, this is the third highest scoring game in history and I am proud to say that I witnessed it. 105 total points scored with the end score being 54-51 for the green and gold.

Our next victims are the British Columbia Lions. The Roughriders will be on the road for that game. That takes place on July 1oth at 8PM CST.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Top Ten Favourite Guitarists Currently

Here are my top ten favourite guitarists starting in reverse order. It was won't be in just one genre of music because this is a list of guitarists not a list of top ten rock guitarists I will provide some videos to go along with it. So let's get to it:

10. Steve Vai

"Now We Run" by Steve Vai off the album entitled "The Elusive Light & Sound"
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If you have any recommendations, just post them in the comments. I am looking for new guitarists to check out.

9. Antoine DuFour

"Trilogie" by Antoine DuFour off the album entitled "Naisannce"
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8. Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big and Racer X

"Get Out Of My Yard" by Paul Gilbert off the album entitled "Get Out Of My Yard"
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7. Andy McKee

"Rylynn" by Andy McKee off the album entitled "Art Of Motion"
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6. John Mayer

"Gravity" by John Mayer off the album entitled "Continuum"
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5. Yngwie Malmsteen

"Black Star" by Yngwie Malmsteen off the album entitled "Rising Force"
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4. Joe Satriani

"Satch Boogie" off the album entitled "Surfing With The Alien"
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3. Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen

"Eruption" by Eddie Van Halen of the album entitled "Van Halen"
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2. Alex Lifeson of Rush

"La Villa Strangiato" by Rush from the album entitled "Hemispheres"
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1. John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment

"Glasgow Kiss" by John Petrucci of his album entitled "Suspended Animation
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

That's Pretty Sad #2: Sid Vicious

Welcome to the second edition of That's Pretty Sad. On this edition it is about the professional wrestler Sid Vicious. His excuse for why he no showed an event is why it is on this edition of That's Pretty Sad.

Professional wrestler Sid Vicious is officially an idiot. He no showed an event in Illinois, so he made the excuse that he forgot his passport to fly from Memphis to Chicago... That's pretty sad!

Friday, June 25, 2010

UGH, Megan Fox... JUST GO AWAY!

So last night was Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards. I had no idea they were even on until I went upstairs and saw my niece watching it. The part I started sort of watching it was when they were handing out the award for male TV actor in which Dylan Sprouse won. Dylan Sprouse is best known for his role as Zack Martin on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "The Suite Life on Deck" mainly, but there have been some reprisals of his character.

Anyways, I watched as they gave out the award best female actress in a movie or something like that and it wasn't necessarily the fact that Miley Cyrus won, but it was the fact that Megan Fox was nominated in the same damn category as Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock. I mean, who in there right mind thought of these nominations? Did they give Fox the nomination based it being a Transformers movie and the fact that they find her hot? It sure seems that way.

I can say with certainty that Fox wasn't nominated acting for her ability because let's be honest, she has no acting ability. She also wouldn't be nominated for being a bitch. Let's face it, she is a superficial bitch. She makes guys get her name tattooed on them. If I remember correctly, she does this before dating to let her know that they want to date or something crap like that. Otherwise they are kicked to the curb.

I really wouldn't care if Megan Fox fell off the face of the Earth. She is of no use to me and probably a lot of other people. She is in someways this era's Farrah Fawcett with boys, teens, and some men having her poster on their wall so they can have a wet dream about her. But this I say in a bad way. At least Farrah Fawcet did some good in her life. What has Fox done that we care about? NOTHING! She has made some shitty films like "Jennifer's Body" and took over the role of Sydney Shanowski on the utterly horrible and annoying sitcom "Hope and Faith."

Megan Fox, do the world a favour and JUST GO AWAY!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Making References Nobody Gets

I was just thinking about this and do you make references to something nobody gets? Or I should say most people don't get? I have this problem and unless I am talking to fellow professional wrestling fans, they don't get my references to it. Even then some of the wrestling fans may not get what I am referring too. It all depends on how long you have been a wrestling fan. But anyways, for me, wrestling is the one thing I make reference too that nobody gets. There are times when I say something and sometimes I have follow up by saying that it's fine that you don't get what I am referring too. It's not like I am expecting them to get it or anything, but it does make it easier sometimes if they do.

Seinfeld is another good example. I have a message on Windows Live that some of you may have seen. My friend didn't get it, so I had to explain it too her that it is a reference from Seinfeld. Or Simpson's too. There is a lot of things you can reference in The Simpson's. If you haven't seen any Seinfeld, Simpson's, or any professional wrestling, then of course you wouldn't get any references people make.

I am not saying it's just those three items, but I am just giving those as an example for myself. Other people reference other things obviously, but those are just three of the more main things that I reference that nobody gets.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"The Breakfast Club"

I watched "The Breakfast Club" this afternoon and it is a classic movie from the 80s. It is such a funny movie with a lot of classic quotes. If you want to see them then go to my quotes blog.

Here is a video tribute I found. The song is in the movie and it is "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

I didn't get much sleep, but I am in a good mood even though my back is sore. Here is "Oh Happy Day" from Sister Act 2.

Funk Is Gone, Happiness Is Here

You know how last week I was in a funk and did a post about it which you can read here. It truly blew being in that funk. But yesterday, I started feeling a lot better and not in that funk. I attribute that to my very best female friend. She knows who she is. :) If it wasn't for her I don't know what I would have done. It was about a week that I went from being in a funk to being back to happy.

I just want to thank her for being so AMAZING and being here for me. It's like she understands me. I've been able to share things with her that I necessarily wouldn't with other people. Not only that, but she has shared stuff with me. I would like to show her my thanks, but with being out of work currently, the lack of money is a bit of an issue. I just need another way to thank her. I am sure I will come up with something. But until then, I am out of my funk and I am feeling AWESOME. Things are progressing in a positive and right step. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wanting To Help A Friend

Have you even felt like you want to help someone like a friend? But you can't or they they won't let you? I have this problem right now. I have this friend who is in a situation, something that is not the most desirable. But I've tried to or offered to help her in other ways then by just being there for her. I know that being there for her is important. But I want to be there for her in other ways too. It makes a person feel helpless when you can't or they won't let you more so. I have told her that she is doing what she has to do to make it and have a better life for herself and her son. But sometimes I feel she may not believe it. It breaks my heart as a friend to see her in this way and seemingly in a state of pain. I am reminded of a song I wrote a few years back entitled "Things Will Change" and it seems appropriate here in this instance especially the chorus:

You've got to realize
And not just fantasize
That things will change
You've to take it all in
As you start to begin to realize
That things will change

My friend needs to know that things will change. It is not some fantasy that she has been dreaming up for who knows how long. She is actually trying and she needs to know that in the end it will be all worth it. But again, I'm wanting to help her in more then just an "I'm here to talk" kind of way. I've been subtle sometimes and other times I've been blunt about it. I think being subtle isn't working too well because there have a bunch of times that I've been subtle and she didn't pick up on that I was referring to me. But anyways, it's not such a bad thing to have someone help you. She knows how much I care and I just want to be there for her in more ways then she may know.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Songs That Show How I Am Feeling

"I'll Be There For You" by Bon Jovi
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"Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera
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This one is for someone special. :)



"I Wanna Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
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"This Ain't A Love Song" by Bon Jovi
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Should Be Sleeping

I should be sleeping considering how much sleep I've gotten and how crappy this past week has been. But here I am awake at 1:23 AM on June 13th awake, but I have been up in less then seven hours for church. So, yeah...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Being In A Funk

I've never been in this type of a funk (you know it as a different word, but that is not the point) before earlier this week. I decided after some thought to break up with my girlfriend Penny of seven months. I was dating her over the Internet. It was going great for a number of months, but she has hardly been in the last few months that it became hard to keep this relationship going. So earlier this week, as I said, I broke up with her. It was a hard decision and it put me in this funk.

So now I've been grateful to a friend for being there for me and talking. She knows who she is! :) Now when I hang out with her I don't feel like I am in this funk. I know why. But this funk comes back when we are not hanging out. Thinking about her and not hanging out just makes this funk worse.

Since I've been in this funk I've been thinking too much, I've not gotten much sleep, I've not eaten a lot, I've been down, I've had mixed emotions, and I've even broken down. This just bites the big one and being around her (she knows who she is) just puts my mind at ease.

So yeah, I guess that is all for now.

Some Songs That Show How I Am Feeling

Here are a few songs that show how I am currently feeling. It's a long story that I don't really want to get into. Some of you know the story. But here you go.

"Count On Me" by Default
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"Take Away My Pain" by Dream Theater
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"Who I Am" by Nick Jonas And The Administration
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"When I See You Smile" by Bad English
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"A Love Song For No One" by John Mayer
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