Saturday, May 30, 2009

For The Love Of All That Is Good And Mighty, Screw Off!

There's this guy...he's a jerk and I don't like him. He dates a sweetheart friend of mine, which is the only reason I even bother talking to him.

He freaking ruined my night last night. It was my last few hours of my birthday and he starts a stupid argument about politics and Obama and then spends the rest of the night demanding to know why I don't like him and blah blah blah.

Just shut up and let me have my night.

He was also pissy because I didn't want to get drunk. I'm sorry, I was tired and I just wanted to relax, not get drunk.

I am allowed to do with my life as I please. Just because I'm not an alcoholic like you doesn't mean I'm a bad person. I just know that once I start drinking, its hard for me to stop. I dont like to put myself in that position so I try not to drink a lot.

He also wanted to know why I am the way I am. Apparently, I am very apprehensive and I don't answer questions in detail and whatever. I'm sorry, I barely know you, I'm not going to tell you my life story and why I am the way I am. Screw off.

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals starts tonight at 8. Go Red Wings!

And now I will leave you with a wonderful black and white photo by the wonderful Dirk Behlau

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

And The Hits Just Keep On Coming...Burgandy? What's Next...

Yeah...that's me and my new haircut and color. I'm happy with how it looks. The cut is taking a bit to get used to. It's really short.

Really short.

I need to read for class and hockey is now on!

Let's Go Red Wings!!!

For Helvede! Bringing Back The 80s With My Wicked Haircut. It's Not Been This Short Since I Was A Kid.

My attention span is short. I am all over the place and my brain won't settle.

I got my haircut today!

That's right bitches. It's a short as shit. I'm going to take better pictures later...when my brain isn't so hopped up on the imaginary drugs it thinks its on. I swear to God...I can't think straight.

Class is going good. Last weekend was nice. Granted, I was sick up until Monday, so I was basically whining all weekend. But my Mutti took me to Ikea and we walked around. It's freaking awesome that we have an Ikea in West Chester. Ikea is one of the greatest stores ever. Is it sad that I'm at the point in my life where I was super excited about buying pots for my kitchen? Yeah...I'm an adult.

As I said, class is good. Reiko joined the class, so now my bestie is there! It's pretty awesome. Our first paper is due next monday (our last monday class), but its only 3-5 pages, so it will be easy. Ya know...once I start it.

I just talked with Dr. Canada and guess what?! I'm going to be a chair on a committee next semester at Model UN! As a chair, our hotel/conference/plane is all paid for by the school, so I will just have to pay for food and alcohol while I'm there! I also get to be there an extra few days, so life will be awesome!

My 21st is Friday! I would like my first legal drink to be a shot of tequila. I think I'll get Violent Pat to buy me my tequila so that right at midnight I can take a shot. That just means I need to get a lime to chase that shit. I'll have to get Mutti to give me some more money so I have enough to get me through for at least the next few weeks.

Hopefully I can go home next weekend. I won't have class that Monday, so I can get another 4 day weekend. Then I can get the rest of my b-day presents and find out what else I got. I opened my stuff from my mutti, far, Marine Chick, and Major Pain In The Ass. I got a Nightwish CD from MPITA and Curly (Century Child is an awesome CD! LOVE IT! Dank u weel!), I got The Art of War from Marine Chick, and a bunch of stuff from Mutti and Far. I got the Making Marines series on DVD, a set of penguin playing cards, a Poster of a Penguin Mommy, Daddy, and baby (it's so cute!!), and a pretty new shirt.

I can't wait to find out what else I got for my b-day.

It's nice rooming with Violent Pat. She and I have similar tastes in music, movies, and TV (and she likes Hockey!!!) so things are going good so far. Tonight the Wings are playing. She's not a wings fan, but she hates the Penguins as much as I do, so that definitely makes up for it. The fucking Penguins won last night which means they're going to the Stanley Cup Finals. I'm so pissed! Oh well, that just means they'll be twice as humiliated when the Red Wings kick their ass in the finals for the 2nd year in a row.

Screw the Penguins.

I'm trying to get back into learning Danish and Dutch. Dutch is actually coming along fairly well. Danish...not so much. Oh well, I'll keep at it and hope for the best. I've been talking with Violent Pat and I'm putting a lot of consideration into applying to grad schools abroad. Possible options are: Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, and Australia. Right now, Denmark and the Netherlands are my top two choices for outside of the US. Possible states in the US are: Texas...Texas...oh and Texas.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thanks To My Lovely Roommate I FInally Figured Out This Internet Shit And So Now I Can Sit In The Comfort Of My Own Apartment And Be On The Internet

So I finally got around to updating the blog. As you can see, its a Volbeat theme. I am totally in love with them and am openly mourning them not being American. If they were American, I'd have a chance to see them again. Who knows when I'll see them live again. But, since they are Danish, I can let them off the hook. I love Denmark!


Can you guess who I love the most? Yes, Michael and Thomas. To be fair, at both shows, I was in front of them, so naturally I took the most pics of them. Most of the ones I took of Jon and Anders came out shitty, sorry guys.

Also, the lyrics are from their song 'Radio Girl' which I highly recommend. 'For Helvede' means For Hell in Danish. Love it!

Class is going well so far. We watched a clip from The Simpsons, Happy Days, and we watched a joke about nostalgia. We don't have class today or tomorrow because the other guy in my class (yes, there are only 2 of us) is on the track team and they have nationals this week. So he left today (coincidentally, he is my neighbor) and so we don't have class. Tomorrow, my Mutti is coming to pick me up and I'm going home for the weekend since I also don't have class on Monday.


I am loving me some Red Wings! They are beating the Blackhawks 2-0 right now in the series. If they keep this up, we're going to the finals again! Interestingly enough, the Penguins are beating the Hurricanes, 2-0 in their series. If the Red Wings and Penguins win, it will be the second year in a row that the Wings and Penguins meet in the Stanley cup finals. Hopefully, it will be the 2nd year in a row that the Wings beat the Penguins in the Stanley cup finals.

Haha, that would be priceless!

So about Atlanta.

The drive down was ok. I freaked out for probably the first 3 or 4 hours and once I go about halfway through Tennessee, I calmed down. Atlanta wasn't as bad as I thought, but I still don't like it. I also don't like my GPS.

I met a few cool people in line. I saw Marco, Michael, Tuomas, Thomas, and Ewo. It was pretty cool because the buses were right next to the entrance for the club. BTW, I hate that club. I'll never go to another show there, I don't care who is playing. The ventilation sucks unless you're in the first row. There's no where to sit except on their nasty floor. Their bathroom is gross and had no soap. The people who work there were rude.

Also, pretty much everyone that went to that show (probably 90%) has no respect for people who are not feeling well. I almost threw up on people and passed out because I couldn't get out of the freaking crowd. I also got violently shoved by some douchebag as I tried to get out.

Volbeat was fucking fantastic! I started in the 4th row and thanks to the moshpit, ended up in the 2nd row! I love that band. They get so into their music and you can tell they are just having the time of their lives every show. Thomas and I had several eye locking moments. His facial expressions are the best! Michael and I locked eyes once and Anders and I locked eyes once. His was the best because his eyes went super wide and his jaw dropped cause I was rocking out to Pool of Booze. I loved it! Michael also seemed to get a kick out of me during Sad Man's Tongue cause I was screaming the words and was all over the place. I got to shake Michael and Thomas' hands, which was great. They're a great band and I would fucking love to see them live every night for the rest of my life.

After their set was when I started to feel awful. I finally got out of the crowd and eventually found the fucking bathroom. I splashed some water on my face and drank some and then headed back out. I couldn't get back to my spot, so I ended up going all the way to the back. Because of the way the Club is set up, if you're in the back, you don't get to see much. The stage is set so far down that you really only get a good view of the band if you're up front.

I stood for about 4 or 5 songs and then went out into the hallway because it was too fucking hot and I couldn't stand anymore. I made friends with this one girl and we talked for the rest of the show and hung out. It was nice to just listen to Nightwish and not deal with the ridiculous crowd.

I really didn't like most of the people I encountered at the Atlanta show. They were supreme douchebags, including the asshole who kept elbowing my ribs. I also want to say Fuck You to the douchebag security guy who stood in front of us during Volbeat and watched the assholes in the moshpit hurt people. Way to do your fucking job you fat fuck.

After the show, I left because I was too sick to stay. The drive back was sucky just because I felt so awful. All in all, it was worth it though. I got to see Volbeat give a kickass show and I got to hear Nightwish play Ghost Love Score.


Ya know, preferably to Cincinnati or somewhere else in Ohio. That doesn't take 7 hours to drive to.

Tak! Love you!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Screw School and Screw This Stupid Apartment How Can There Be No Internet? That Makes No Sense Someone Save Me From This Hell Before I Murder Someone!

I've got to get back to my apartment because the room I am currently in is freezing (BTW, how is it that it's fucking cold as shit outside in May?!). My room is not that warm, but its much better than this ridiculous place and all other places on campus.

I'm back at school for class. I got on campus yesterday, moved in, only to realize that I forgot a shit ton of stuff. So we went to wal-mart to buy stuff and then we brought it back to my room and my parents left and I realized I still forgot stuff. Like sour cream for my potatoe skins. My roommate left yesterday shortly after I got there. She's not taking classes, she's just doing an internship before she leaves for France next month.

Which means I'm practically all alone in my big, beautiful, no internet apartment. I have a living room, full kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Does it surprise you that I slept on the floor last night? I'm sick right now. Either it's piggy-sniffles, a regular cold, or my allergy's are shitting a brick. Whatever it is, its kicking my ass. I have like 50 pages to read for tomorrow, except the books haven't come in yet, so I can't read.

Have I mentioned there's no internet in my room? That's so freaking ridiculous. I'm so pissed off.

However, Good news is that the Wings beat the Ducks and played their first game against Chicago last night, which they won! Yeah bitches! Totally going to the finals!

Well, I'm going to leave. I need to take some medicine and I need to sleep. I will leave the post about the concert with the many pics I took for another day. Or maybe later today if I feel like it.

Friday, May 15, 2009

25 Things I Hate About Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. I Am In Love With The Stor (Great) Volbeat and Nightwish!

First off, I am totally in love with Volbeat.

End of blog.

Ok, not the end of the blog, but I am in love with Volbeat. I cannot express to you how much I enjoy seeing them live. Love them!

Second, 25 Things I Hate About Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia

1. It rains too much in Kentucky.
2. As soon as I think I'm about to run into a Tornado in Kentucky, it stops raining and everything is sunny.
3. It takes way too long to drive through Kentucky.
4. I never even noticed I was in Tennessee until I hit some noticably Tennesseean town.
5. Tennessee takes way too long to drive through.
6. The only radio stations available in Tennessee are country stations and gospel.
7. It sucks to drive through 3 states (techically 4) when you have no CD player.
8. And the tape player is a bitch and all you have is Selena, The Carpenters and The Police.
9. Those are all good for only half an hour and then I'm done.
10. People don't know how to drive in Georgia.
11. Is it possible that we try to pay attention to what exit is coming up so that you aren't in the far left lane of 6 lanes of traffic when you realize your exit is coming up in 1000 feet?
12. GPS is stupid.
13. I heard a total of 6 good songs on the radio from 15 hours of being in the car.
14. So what if I didn't listen to the radio for the entire 15 hours, you try driving through the foothills of Kentucky and Tennessee and see if you can get a radio station.
15. In the middle of a horrible rainstorm!
16. People in Kentucky don't know how to drive in the rain.
17. Riding people's asses is not ok when it's raining heavily and there's a good 4 inches of rain on the road.
18. BACK OFF MY ASS ASSHOLE! I'm going 10 over, there's no reason to be pissed that I'm not doing 90 the entire drive!
19. I have a lead foot and this is a problem when driving down the hills of Tennessee and Kentucky because then I go from 80 to 90 very quickly.
20. People in Georgia who go to metal concerts are rude.
21. Driving in Atlanta is ridiculous.
22. Trying to scam me out of 5 bucks for parking? Screw you, I'll park on the street asshole.
23. The Georgia sun almost ruining a great evening.
24. Toilets not flushing in hotel rooms and you don't realize it until the next morning.
25. Forgetting to take pictures of Nightwish (more like I didn't take pictures because I was dying in the bathroom).

And the 1 thing I love about Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia:
1. They know its all Coke and not Soda, Pop, or Soda Pop. Get me a coke! Yes, I'd like a Sprite! Freaking Northerners don't know anything!

I will post my about night and post my pics tomorrow...when I'm not tired. God Abend (good night).

p.s. Danish is a great language.
p.p.s. In case you didn't know, I love Volbeat.
p.p.p.s. I have to go back to campus sunday :(

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In Just 8 Hours, I Will Be On My Way To Atlanta To Meet Up With Some Cool Ass People And Enjoy Two Very Kick Ass Bands And I Am So Excited!

Basically, the whole point of this blog is two fold:

1. I will be leaving for Atlanta at 7:30 am and will not be back home until around 6 pm or so on Friday.

2. I have the best parents in the world for letting me do this. I had to do some convincing, but I honestly think this experience is something I need. It's not so much about seeing the bands (although that's an extra 10 bonuses) but about leaving the house for 2 days by myself (and ya know, not having to steal a car or run away to do so) and all of that. This is the first time I will a.) drive a car for more than 3 hours and b.)be in the car by myself.

So I owe my parents a lot for this and I thank God I have the parents I do. They may be pains in my ass sometimes, but they let me get away with stuff no other parents would do and they let me do stuff and give me stuff that no other parents would.

So yeah, I will be back on Friday!

And I'll get back just in time to See Marine Chick, Birthday Stealer and Pingo. So excited!!

Thank you Far and Mutti. Ich liebe dich.

I'm Obsessing Over This Concert And How Happy I Would Be If I Could Go I Want One Last Chance To See Volbeat And Nightwish Live Please Pretty Please

I'm obsessing over this show in Atlanta. The cheapest hotel I found on is only $25 for one night, but you have to be 21 to check in. I'm not 21 yet, so IDK if they'd let me check in.

I'm looking all over the net to find a cheap hotel to convince my mom.

Dammit, I will go! I will go. It's the last happy thing I'll do for 8 weeks. The next 8 weeks are going to be hell. I need this. I want this. I will have this.

If I can go, there are soooo many people from the nightwish forum, it would be awesome to be able to finally meet other people from the forum! There were a few at the Louisville show, but IDK who they were until afterwards. It was comical.

I'm going to go get my Ohio drivers license today which means from today on, it is horizontal! WOOT! I'm an adult, yeah!

p.s. 16 days until I turn 21!!!!!!!
p.p.s. 1 day until the Nightwish show in Atlanta!!!!

What I Really Really Really REALLY REALLY REALLY Want For My Birthday...

When I saw Nightwish last Wednesday, my brother paid for my ticket as an early b-day present (BTW, Alice...).

What I'd really like for my birthday, besides my p.22 Walter and my tea set, is the chance to see Nightwish on Thursday in Atlanta. It's $26.80 for the ticket on (which, if you choose to let me go, I would have to order the ticket because it would have to be in my name so I could actually get in. Enter The Vault doesn't give hard tickets, you pick them up at the venue.) and then I would need a hotel for the night since it's an uber long drive from Cincy to Atlanta. Plus, someone would have to let my mom relenquish the van for the 2 days and I would need money for gas. Now, I can pay for the ticket myself. What I need is money for the hotel and gas. I can't explain how much I want to go.

The Atlanta show is the last show of the US tour for Nightwish. It will most likely be another 2, maybe even 3 years before Nightwish returns for a tour in the US. The Louisville show was, for me, the chance to experience Nightwish live for the first time. The Atlanta show would be about meeting up with people I've made aquantiance with on the forum and about just enjoying the show and not focusing on taking millions of pictures (BTW, all of my pics from the show are up on my facebook account) and hopefully, I could meet Volbeat and Nightwish.

So, if family is reading this, it would be seriously awesome to get a hotel for the night and gas money (and, ya know, convince mom and dad to let me go) so I can see Nightwish.

Plus, it'd be my first time going somewhere far away by myself. I need the practice, because in case you didn't know, I plan on moving to Texas after I graduate from university. That means I'll probably be driving from Ohio to Texas, most likely by myself. Or with my mom. But basically by myself. So this trip down to Atlanta for 2 days would be my chance to see what its like and to start to truly be an adult.


So..ya know...please?

I saw Star Trek with my far (that means Father in Danish, its my new name for my Dad) and his friends from school/work. It was pretty much the best movie of the year! Go see it if you haven't yet. On Sunday, for Mother's Day, my mutti, my far, my far's friend Zombie Killer #1, his mom, and I, went shooting out at the range. It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. Although, one of the sights on my far's rifles was not cooperating, so that was pissing him off. Other than that, a very productive day at the range.

The Wings lost tonight so they pretty much suck in my mind right now. On Saturday, it's Firebird's 23rd birthday. Hopefully, Marine Chick and her kids will come over and we'll go out to eat.

I go back to school on Sunday. 8 weeks of hell. Ugh....4 days a week of the same class for 2 hours a day. Not cool.

p.s. In 17 days, I will be 21!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

To Keep All Of You Happy...Here Are A Few Pics From Louisville

Here are a few of my pics from the Nightwish show in Louisville on May 6, 2009 (with Volbeat as their opening act). The pics are in reverse order, so I would suggest going to the bottom and working your way up.

Tuo, at the endo fthe show. Marco and Emppu with their backs turned. Anette and Jukka walking away.

Marco, Tuo, Anette, John, Jukka, and Emppu. Love them!

Tuo during "Wish I Had An Angel". Glorious! This was right after I threw the rock hand at him, he caught my eye, gave a huge smile and threw one back! I love this band!

Marco, Emppu and Anette during "Wish I Had An Angel"

Isn't he adorable?!

I will say that I am almost done. I know I said a few...this is my version of a few.

Marco talking while Emppu sits in the background and contemplates things.

Tuo and John Two-Hawks hugging after "Creek Mary's Blood". AWESOME SONG!

John and Anette during "Creek Mary's Blood".

John at the start of "Creek Mary's Blood". I'm so glad he was at the Louisville show!

Emppu, right in front of me. This was probably before he threw the pick that went over my head. It was mine. We had eye contact. It was MINE! I curse whoever has it.

I have nothing left to say.

Emppu! Probably taken right before he threw his pic to someone, only to miss them entirely. It happens often with Emppu. But we love him all the same.

Tuo, Emppu and Marco

Emppu hanging out during "The Poet and The Pendulum", I believe. Actually, I don't even know.

This picture was taken to show you the rainfall that comes from Tuo's head as he headbangs. Do you see that?

Anette during "The Islander" only live once. Read this from top to bottom (which is essentially, backwards). Do it, I dare you.

Marco dazzled with "The Islander". Beautiful song.

Marco, Emppu, and Anette.

This shot was to show you the various things on Tuo's chain. It didn't come out that well.

Tuo, Emppu, and Anette interact.

Marco Hietala! God among men.

Just...start at the bottom of this blog...please.

Anette is so gorgeous!

Emppu rocking out.

I started out right in front of Marco (who is always next to Tuo) and ended the concert by being right in front of Tuo. No better place to rock out.

The blonde guy is Ewo, the manager for Nightwish. Hilarious guy.

This is Edward Scissorhands. He is on front of Tuo's front keyboards. Next to the Overworked and Underfucked sticker. Really Tuo? You are, after all, the Maestro. Women love you. But I like to believe this just means that you don't sleep with just anyone. Good guy. The type of guy that you could bring home to mutti and dad, minus the dreadlocks, the sticker, and the eyeliner.

Huh...suddenly the second set of pics I post have appeared at the top. Stupid blogspot. This whole thing is now out of order. Read from the bottom up. NOW!

That would be Captain Jack Sparrow on one of Tuo's keyboards. Awesome.

Oh...that would be Michael (refresher: lead singer of Volbeat, a kick ass Danish band) combing his hair. Apparently someone mentioned to him that it had gotten a bit funky looking (see below).

That is Anders, the guitarist or bassist (I think bassist) for Volbeat. This was one of the only decent pics of him that I took. The other ones all look like we're starring in some horror movie that deforms people when you take pics of them. I'd show you, but I deleted them from my computer.

More Michael with messed up hair. This was before he combed it. Blogspot...really? Must we put them in reverse order? Maybe I'll get smart and switch them. But I'm lazy and hockey starts in a couple of minutes. Let's Go Red Wings! (by the time this blog was posted, the game had ended. We won, 6-3! HAHA!) Oh, btw...notice his beautiful J.R. Cash tattoo. This guy is awesome! I've only just realized you can't see the J.R. Cash tattoo. Rest assured, it's there.

This is the guitarist for Volbeat, Thomas (or maybe it's spelled Tomas). I adore him simply for the wonderful faces he makes during songs. He mouthed pretty much all the words and was in this gig like 200%. BTW, Michael kept prouncing Louisville as it looks (lewis ville) when its actually pronounced Lew-e-ville. Love the Danish!

These are in the reverse order. Stupid blogspot. I swear, these were the first five pics I uploaded.
This would be the sexiness that is the lead singer of the opening band, Volbeat. Volbeat is a Danish band and now rank #3 on my list of obsessions. Before them? Nightwish and Penguins. Congratulations Volbeat and Michael Poulsen, you now have yourselves a new fantatic. Check out his hair. This is what happens when you headbang.

This is Jukka, the drummer for Nightwish (DUH!), signing my MCD cd booklet. I believe that is my poster sitting in front of him, having already signed it. That would be the loveliness that is Tuomas Holopainen, the keyboardist for Nightwish (Double Duh!), sitting next to Jukka.

Beautiful Anette, the singer for Nightwish (triple duh!) with Jukka next to her. Anette was talking to the guy in front of my brother, I believe. Or maybe it was my brother. IDK. I just know she was talking to someone. She is so gorgeous, makes me jealous. Ohio <3s>

And there is Mr. Marco Hietala, the bassist for Nightwish (another Duh!) and the lovable, adorable, cute Emppu Vuorinen, the guitarist for Nightiwish (do I really need to say Duh, Again? No, but apparently I need to randomly capitalize Letters.) signing stuff for my brother.

OMG, who is that? IDK, my BFF Marco Hietala. WTF Marco, I can't believe you smoke. LOL at all the acronym thingys. IDK if that's what you really call them. BTW, just so you realize, this is a pic of Marco smoking before the show was even close to starting. I was sitting in my van with my bro when I look out and see Marco. I took a few pics and I didn't tell anyone. HAHAHA!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Too Busy To Blog...What In The Hell Is The World Coming To? BTW Wolverine Is The Best And I Can't Wait For Transformers YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had an x-men marathon yesterday and today Alice and I went to see Wolverine. AWESOME.

I've got a lot of take home finals and papers to work on, so I'll see you next month!

J/k...I'll be back on like...tuesday...maybe.

I'm going home on monday and then tuesday alice is coming and wednesday we're going to see Louisville for Nightwish.

I'm so excited!!!

Love you all and to all the seniors: I will miss you more than you will ever know.