Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

June Birthdays

Since it's June, time to say Happy Birthday!!

Jon Lord
-Birth name: John Douglas Lord
-DOB: 6/9/1941
-Where: Leicester, England
-DOD: 7/6/2012
-Where: London, England (pancreatic cancer)
-In 2002, he left the band and was replaced by Don Airey
Ian Paice
-Birth name: Ian Anderson Paie
-DOB: 6/29/1948
-Where: Nottingham, England
-The only member of Deep Purple to play on every album
Nicko McBrain
-Birth name: Michael Henry McBrain
-DOB: 6/5/1952
-Where: Hackney, London, England
-The bands he played in prior to Maiden include Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers, the Pat Travers Band and Trust
Ronnie Wood
-Birth name: Ronald David Wood
-DOB: 6/1/1947
-Where: Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
-He was the original choice to replace Brian Jones in 1969, but lost out when he didn't receive the message that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wanted him. He eventually did join the band after Mick Taylor quit
Charlie Watts
-Birth name: Charles Robert Watts
-DOB: 6/2/1941
-Where: Bloomsbury, London, England
-Has been married to the same woman, art student Shirley Shephard, since 1964 and together they have one child, a daughter named Seraphina
Johnny Depp
-Birth name: John Christopher Depp II
-DOB: 6/9/1963
-Where: Owensboro, Kentucky
-On May 31, 1988, got a tattoo that reads "Betty Sue" in honor of his mother
Ben Daniels
-DOB: 6/10/1964
-Where: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
-Came out as gay in 2006
Prince William
-Birth name: William Arthur Phillip Louis Windsor
-DOB: 6/21/1982
-Where: Paddington, London, England
-He is a fan of the Birmingham-based football (soccer) team Aston Villa
Bill Paterson
-DOB: 6/3/1945
-Where: Glasgow, Scotland
-He was offered one of the lead roles in Alien, but passed on it
Liam Neeson
-Birth name: William John Neeson
-DOB: 6/7/1952
-Where: Ballymena, Northern Ireland
-In Ireland, he was a boxer until he got his nose broken at 15
Bradley Walsh
-DOB: 6/4/1960
-Where: Watford, Hertfordshire, England
-In 1978, he played for Brentford FC

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This is a book I read recently and it was very good, especially if you are very interested in the history of the civil rights movement, like me.

Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a white college student who recently graduated from the University of Mississippi or "Ole Miss" in 1962. All her life, her and her family have relied on the aid of black maids, often referred to as "the help", thus the title of the story. After talking with her family's maid, Aibileen Clark, who talked about her son Treelore wanting to write a story about what it would be like to work as a black person in the white world, suddenly she has a revelation for a story that could rock the very foundations of 1962 Jackson, Mississippi

She enlists the help of Aibileen Clark and has her start asking around for maids who want to write a tell all about what it is really like to work as a black maid in the homes of the South. First up is Aibileen's hair-trigger tempered friend Minny Jackson, who is known as the sassiest, loudest mouth in town, but is also known for her wonderful pies. After a while, Skeeter has a whole lineup of maids wanting to talk. She interviews them and says that she will change the name of all who are involved to protect their identities. When the book is published and everyone starts reading it, they all try and figure out if this place in the story, listed as Niceville, Mississippi, is a real life place and the people are real.

May Birthdays

Since it's May, time to say Happy Birthday!!!

Tim McGraw
-Birth name: Samuel Timothy Smith
-DOB: 5/1/1967
-Where: Delhi, Louisiana
-He took his father's surname after finding out that his father was a professional baseball player named Frank McGraw
Bono
-Birth name: Paul David Hewson
-DOB: 5/10/1960
-Where: Dublin, Ireland
-Known for mostly wearing black on stage
Natasha Richardson
-Birth name: Natasha Jane Richardson
-DOB: 5/11/1963
-Where: Marylebone, London, England
-DOD: 3/18/2009
-Where: Manhattan, New York (epidural hematoma)
-Her mother is world renowned actress Vanessa Redgrave
Chow Yun-fat
-DOB: 5/18/1955
-Where: Lamma Island, Hong Kong, China
-He is best known for acting in films directed by John Woo
Mike Myers
-Birth name: Michael John Myers
-DOB: 5/25/1963
-Where: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
-His "Wayne's World" persona started when he was in his teens. He would take on his "Wayne's World" persona to girls at parties
Bill Ward
-Birth name: William Thomas Ward
-DOB: 5/5/1948
-Where: Aston, Birmingham, England
-Known best for being the drummer of British heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath
Cher
-Birth name: Cherilyn Sarkisian
-DOB: 5/20/1946
-Where: El Centro, California
-Known for being very outspoken
Eric Singer
-DOB: 5/12/1958
-Where: Cleveland, Ohio
-He has played drums with musicians such as Lita Ford, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath

Friday, April 6, 2018

Cute Guy Friday: Ian Anthony Dale

This actor is currently known for playing Adam Noshimuri, the son of a Yakuza oyabun (boss) named Hiro Noshimuri, on Hawaii Five-O.
He is so cute!!!!!
DOB: 7/3/1978
Where: St. Paul, Minnesota

Trivia
-He is of Japanese, French and English descent
-has three brothers and a sister

Filmography

Hawaii Five-O (TV series)
-Adam Noshimuri

Salvation (TV series)
-Harris Edwards
Unspoken: Diary of an Assassin

Murder in the First (TV series)
-Jim Koto
Wakefield
-Ben Jacobs

Hart of Dixie (TV series)
-Dr. Henry Dalton


The Mentalist (TV series)
-Det. Nathaniel Kim

The Mentalist (TV series)
-Det. Nathaniel Kim


Tekken
Kazuya Mishima

Criminal Minds (TV series)
Lt. Det. Owen Kim
The Bucket List
-Instructor
Cold Case (TV series)
Ray Takahashi (1942-1945)
Episode: Family 8108



Bones (TV series)
Commander James Adams
JAG (TV series)
-Lance Corporal Brad Owens

April Birthdays

Since it's April, time to say Happy Birthday

Eddie Murphy
-Birth name: Edward Regan Murphy
-DOB: 4/3/1961
-Where: Brooklyn, New York
-Was originally offered the role of Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters, but turned it down due to filming Beverly Hills Cop. The role instead went to Ernie Hudson
Ritchie Blackmore
-Birth name: Richard Hugh Blackmore
-DOB: 4/14/1945
-Where: Weston-super-Mare, England
-Known for wearing all black, which is why he is sometimes referred to as "The Man in Black"
Emma Watson
-Birth name: Emma Charlotte Duere Watson
-DOB: 4/15/1990
-Where: Paris, France
-Her parents are both lawyers
Jet Li
-Birth name: Li Lian Jie
-DOB: 4/26/1963
-Where: Beijing, China
-Was originally casted as the role of Li Mu Bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. But he had promised his wife Nina Li Chi that he would not work while she was pregnant. Instead the role went to Chow Yun-fat
Al Pacino
-Birth name: Alfredo James Pacino
-DOB: 4/25/1940
-Where: Manhattan, New York
-Has played crime bosses in three movies: The Godfather trilogy, Scarface and Dick Tracy
Paul Nicholls
-Birth name: Paul Gerald Greenhalgh
-DOB: 4/12/1979
-Where: Bolton, Lancashire, England
-In July 2017, he was trapped for three days at the foot of a waterfall during his vacation in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was trying to take a selfie and he broke his leg and tore his kneecap before emergency rescue services got to him
Jeremy Clarkson
-Birth name: Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson
-DOB: 4/11/1960
-Where: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
-He is known for being severely outspoken
Jamie Bamber
-Birth name: Jamie St. John Bamber Griffith
-DOB: 4/3/1973
-Where: Hammersmith, London, England
-Is fluent in French, Italian and English
John Cena
-Birth name: John Felix Anthony Cena
-DOB: 4/23/1977
-Where: West Newbury, Massachusetts
-Has a degree in exercise physiology and movement studies
Peter Davison
-Birth name: Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett
-DOB: 4/13/1951
-Where: Streatham, London, England
-He made a citizens arrest on Aug. 8, 2001 in Belsize Park in London after catching a teenager stealing a video camera from his car. He restrained the teen for 10 minutes until the police arrived

Friday, March 2, 2018

WE GET TO MEET DEF LEPPARD!!!

Def Leppard is on tour this year, either supporting a new album or doing an anniversary of an album's release or whatever reason. My sister bought tickets and in hurrying to try and buy the first tickets she could get her hands on, she didn't know it, until later on at least, that she had bought VIP tickets which include a meet and greet with the band and all this free stuff!! So...in other words...WE GET TO MEET DEF LEPPARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, does it pay to be a member of the Def Leppard Fan Club, aka "The Rock Brigade"

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March birthdays

Since it's March, time to say Happy Birthday

Elizabeth Jagger
-Birth name: Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger
-DOB: 3/2/1984
-Where: New York City, New York
-Her and sister Georgia May Jagger are both models
Daniel Craig
-Birth name: Daniel Wroughton Craig
-DOB: 3/2/1968
-Where: Chester, Cheshire, England
-Supports Liverpool FC
Carrie Underwood
-Birth name: Carrie Marie Underwood
-DOB: 3/10/1983
-Where: Checotah, Oklahoma
-She loves horror movies
Michael Caine
-Birth name: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
-DOB: 3/14/1933
-Where: Rotherhithe, London, England
-He is known for frequently playing mentor figures or father figures
Elton John
-Birth name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
-DOB: 3/25/1947
-Where: London, England
-He performed "Candle in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funera;
Dee Snider
-Birth name: Daniel Dee Snider
-DOB: 3/15/1955
-Where: Massapequa, Long Island, New York
-Is good friends with Lita Ford
Freema Agyeman
-DOB: 3/20/1979
-Where: London, England
-Her mother is of Iranian descent while her father is of Ghanian descent
Steve Harris
-Birth name: Stephen Percy Harris
-DOB: 3/12/1956
-Where: Leytonstone, London, England
-He wrote the song "Blood Brothers", from Iron Maiden's 2000 Brave New World album, in honor of his father, who passed away while Steve was on tour with Maiden
Angus Young
-Birth name: Angus McKinnon Young
-DOB: 3/31/1955
-Where: Glasgow, Scotland
-Known for his use of Gibson SG guitars
Eric Idle
-DOB: 3/29/1943
-Where: South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
-His characters on Monty Python always had a sort of "look on the bright side" type of outlook
Gary Oldman
-Birth name: Gary Leonard Oldman
-DOB: 3/21/1958
-Where: New Cross, London, England
-He is very close to fellow Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe
Steven Tyler
-Birth name: Steven Victor Tallarico
-DOB: 3/26/1948
-Where: Yonkers, New York
-Worked in a bakery as a teen