Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting Caught Up

Ok, so...where have I been?

Let's see, on August 22nd, Marine Chick (my sister), and I went to see Rush in St. Louis. It was AWESOME. LIKE HELLO. IT'S RUSH. OF COURSE IT WAS AWESOME. I still can't get over it. Rush was pure amazing. Being able to see these guys I admire was just fantastic.

Geddy Lee <3

I had a nice little weekend with my sister and her family. Sadly, later that week, a friend out in St. Louis died of a heart attack. It's still quite shocking to realize next time I go to St. Louis, I won't see him. I feel so bad for my nephew, who really liked the guy. These are the shocking reminders that life can be short. You never know when it will be your time. Live your life with vigor and love. Don't hold back.

My Aunt was so kind to sign me up for a membership at Ballys. I still haven't gone in to work out. I know, I know. I just have a real aversion to working out in front of people. It tests my patience and it kills my self-esteem. But starting next week, I will be going twice a week to start (in addition to riding my bike at home and other workouts at home) and as I get more comfortable, I will go three times a week.

So, next up was Blackguard and Leaves Eyes in Cleveland. Orginally, it was Blackguard, Leaves Eyes, and Kamelot. And I wasn't going to go because I didn't want to spend that much money and the closest show was Cleveland, blah blah blah. But then the Kamelot singer got sick and Kamelot cancelled the tour. So I was going to go to Detroit to see Blackguard and Leaves Eyes. But then they announced they were still going to do the Cleveland show, so I went up to Kent to stay with my bff and then only had to drive half an hour to Cleveland.

I met up with a couple of friends, one whom I had met, one whom I only knew online. So this was very cool to spend some time with them. I'm a HUGE Blackguard fan so seeing the guys walk around outside was really excited, though all I could do was smile like a dork, haha. It ended up that only about 30 or so people showed up. Mike, Eric and I were front row.

Blackguard was AMAZING. FANTASTIC. PERFECTION. AWESOME. I had an amazing time during their set. I knew all of the songs, so I was really excited and screaming and the guys seemed to love it. Especially during their last song, This Round's On Me. I was completely singing along and Paul, the singer, LOVED it. He was smiling ear to ear and he kept singing right in front of me. And near the end of the song he grabbed my hand and kissed it. Needless to say, I was quite happy at their reception of me.

I kind of talked to him inbetween the sets. I told him they put on a great show and he thanked me for coming and singing along. Their set list was: Allegiance, In Time, The Sword, Cinder, Scarlet To Snow, Farewell, and This Round's On Me. The Sword is my favorite Blackguard song, and Scarlet To Snow and This Round's On Me are also my favorites, so it was really nice to be able to hear those three songs. Of course, I also love Allegiance, In Time, Cinder, and Farewell! So basically, Blackguard plays an awesome set!

So then Leaves Eyes came on and OH MY GOD. Liv Kristine is simply gorgeous. She is stunning. Alex was awesome. Very fun and very hilarious. Leaves Eyes is amazing to see live! Go if you have the chance! During one of the last songs, I forget which, Liv reached for my hand. SHE TOUCHED ME. YES! She was standing in front of me for basically the whole show, so it was really nice. Their set list was: Intro, Njord, My Destiny, Emerald Island, Farewell Proud Men, Take The Devil In Me, Solemn Sea, Leaves Eyes Rick Rolled by Blackguard, Northbound, Ragnarok, Elegy, Froya's Theme & Outro. It was a great nice! Blackguard rick rolling Leaves Eyes was hilarious! Great fun!

After the show, I went to buy a Blackguard shirt and as I was waiting for Terry, one of the guitarists, to find the shirt I wanted, Paul reached out his hand and was saying thank you, and we started talking. It was very cool for me to be approached by someone in the band. Paul was really nice and he kept thanking me, shaking my hand. He hugged me at one point. We talked about the show, we talked about touring, we talked about Mutiny Within (And he and Terry gave me such depressing news!), and we talked about hockey, which was funny. I got Paul and Terry to sign my album, then I got a picture with Paul (and I'm such an idiot, I forgot to get a picture with Terry!), which was such a cute picture, I think. He really was just so nice. He also convinced me to see them on tour with Nevermore, which I will!

Paul and I

I also met Justine, Blackguard's drummer and Etienne, Blackguard's bassist. Kim, the other guitarist had disappeared.

And I also met Alex and Liv from Leaves Eyes. Alex was hilarious and Liv was so sweet! I adore her.

Liv and I

All in all, it was an amazing night! I can't wait to see Blackguard with Nevermore, Warbringer and Hatesphere! I'm a bit nervous about going to a show like that by myself, but I think I'll be fine.

So now I'm just trying to figure out how November is going to go. I have to go up to my Alma Mater to talk about applying to the Secret Service, so that should be fun, lol. I think I'll also go up to Detroit to see family while I'm up that way.

And that's my life for the past month.

So sometime in October, I'll be seeing Blackguard again. In November, I'll be up in Detroit and Tiffin, and then in late November, I'll be seeing Blackguard, Scar Symmetry & Epica in Louisville, which I am REALLY looking forward to!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Do Fun Stuff!

Hey all, I am here today to help out Ryan and Cole from Pacing The Panic Room.

Please take a minute out of your day to learn something about SMS!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Oh Hello

I've been gone for so long. I will try and update better.

On the 18th, I saw Dommin and Volbeat in Flint. OMG AMAZING. Like seriously, amazing. I totally and completely recommend both bands. I haven't stopped listening to Dommin's CD 'Love Is Gone' since I bought it. Soooo good.

I got to meet Volbeat after the concert, which was AWESOME. I got pictures with them and they signed my Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood album. They're all sooooo nice!

So my new theme for now is Dommin. My favorite song from their album is I Still Lost, which are the lyrics up top.

Tomorrow morning I'm driving to St. Louis to see my sister. We're going to see Rush on Sunday!! SO EXCITED. Then I'm coming back home on monday. Hopefully I hear from the secret service soon! I'm starting to get worried!

Take care!

Friday, February 26, 2010

hells bells bitches

My last couple posts have been about death. I'm sorry I'm such a negative nancy.

NO ITS NOT GOING TO GET ANY BETTER. Not today internets, not today.

I think I deserve this opportunity to be a negative fucking nancy. I mean, it's not like I complain at all to anyone around me. I'm a fucking ray of fucking sunshine ya'll. I never complain.

But I like to think I can be frank with you internets. Let's be serious now, bbs.

First of all, school sucks and I want OUT. I feel like I'm trapped here and nothing I do will free me. I hate my classes. I dislike my professors. I DESPISE THE PEOPLE AROUND ME. I fucking hate it here. I thought these were supposed to be the best 4 years of my life? Or was that high school? Either way, NO.

Second of all, families suck big time. Funny enough, I have no problems with my parents. Usually its my parents who irritate me, not anymore internets. Oh no. Now its every other person in my family, even the kids (Oh I know, I'm just a huge bitch right now), that pisses me off. I'd rather stay curled up next to my mother than go visit family. Part of that has to do with the fact I'm beyond stressed due to school and part of it is cause I'm 100% with people telling me how to live my life and what to do. LIVE YOUR OWN DAMN LIFE GRANDMA, geez. I love my family, I really do, but I just don't want to deal with it right now. I can't. Not right now.

Third of all, the olympics are screwing me up. I go to bed in tears every night because of someone's story, or because CANADA SCREWED US OUT OF A FREAKING GOLD MEDAL (stupid women's hockey team), or because Sweden can't just step the fuck up and OWN THAT SHIT. I will severely miss the Olympics when they're over, but at the same time, I'll be glad they're gone because then I won't be crying every hour. I swear, if I keep crying everyday I'll run out of tears. Then how I am going to cry the night I'm elected President? HMMM INTERNETS? TELL ME HOW?!?!

I'm just really not fond of life right now. Spring break starts tomorrow, but unfortunately I'll be under a pile of books and papers, not really able to have much fun. Not that I can BECAUSE WE HAVE NO MONEY. Eat me, Government and School. Just...freaking...bite me.

I'd like to envision that my posts may be happy one day soon, but likely is that? JUST ABOUT AS LIKELY AS SWEDEN OWNING THAT SHIT.

I will never forgive you for the monstrosity of those losses Sweden. NEVER.

And yes, I fucking love CAPS LOCK.

No judgements, please. Just read and walk away.

Congrats to Joannie Rochette on her Bronze. R.I.P. to her Momma.

In a perfect world, this man would be my husband. But sadly, no perfect world. Oh Apolo Anton Ohno, I love your smile so much :) Never stop smiling!

Guess I should take my own advice, hmm?

I wouldn't be a member of my family if I smiled. NOT IN OUR GENES. Ya'll don't even know...

(I hope my sarcasm is apparent at the appropriate moments in this post. If not...sorry you have no soul)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Oh hello there!

I do plan on updating this soon. I've gotten pretty busy and life basically sucks. But I'm trying.

Soon, internets, soon.

But I do want to say this:

R.I.P. Captain Phil Harris 1956-2010

You were an amazing man, captain, father, human. I'm going to miss watching you on Deadliest Catch and seeing this new season is going to be very difficult for me. You were one of my favorite captains on the show. I'm so sad I never got the chance to meet you in person to tell you how you and the other captains have inspired me. Please watch over all of us from your vantage point in heaven. You will be missed. R.I.P. Capn.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


My nana, my mom's mom, passed away on Friday. She had been sick for a while, so...she was 93, almost 94.

I'm still out on how I really feel. She was never a wonderful nana to us. That side of the family is all nutso, it makes me glad I'm not actually blood related to them (My mom was adopted).

The funeral is wednesday and the burial is thursday.

I have a lot of school work to get done before I go back on sunday.

In graphic news, I made some new avatars.

#1 is lyrics from The Storm's song "Wall of Shame" from their album 'Black Luck'.
#2 is lyrics from The Storm's song "B.S.E." from their album 'Black Luck'.