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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Brian Jones was Born Today

Today is the day that Brian Jones, guitarist for the Stones, would have been 71 had he not died from drowning

Brian Jones
-DOB: Feb. 28, 1942
-Rolling Stones guitarist
-Died on July 3, 1969, drowning, Sussex, England

Apparently There's No Love Lost Here

Jo Wood
It's no clever surprise that Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones lived the rock n' roll lifestyle: drugs, sex and rock n' roll. But in a tell-all memoir penned by his ex-wife, Jo Wood, goes into detail about it

The aptly titled "Hey Jo", which is to be published Feb. 28, goes in to great detail about former model Jo Wood's marriage to the Rolling Stones guitarist. She describes her husband's infidelity, cocaine use, alcoholism. Freebasing was the way Ronnie did it and it was not how Jo took drugs.

When Jo would catch her husband with other ladies, he would simply tell her that they were "drinking buddies". But, through the many little battles they've had, she has stayed by his side. “I became so caught up in Ronnie’s illness that at times I felt like I was drowning in his alcoholism,” she writes. “It had reduced me to an insecure wreck. But the instant he got up on stage all was forgiven. It still gave me goose bumps. He was my guitar hero. Sometimes I’d stand in front of the stage, look up at him and think: ‘I’m married to a creative genius, there’s no doubt about it.’ In those moments I was so proud to be his wife that it seemed worth putting up with a bit of swearing.”

Most recently, Ronnie slipped back into alcoholism and went into rehab in 2010 and has managed to stay sober ever since. They met in 1977 and divorced in 2009. And last year in December, he married theatre producer Sally Humphreys, who is 31 years younger than he is!!!

The Wild Thornberrys: Watched This When I Was a Kid

This cartooon was on was I was a kid
The Wild Thornberrys
-Animated cartoon series on Nickelodeon during the 1990s and ran occasionally until 2007

-The show focuses on a nomad-like family that travel the world because of the work the parents do. They are nature documentarians and as such, they must travel to do documentaries on different cultures and animals

Elizabeth "Eliza" Thornberry
-The younger daughter of the family. She is 12, and can talk to any animal she meets. She's intelligent, brave, and good natured. Eliza is depicted as the stereotypical nerd with glasses, braces, hair red hair in braids and freckles
-Voiced by: Lacey Chabert
Darwin Thornberry
-Darwin is the chimp that the Thornberry's unofficially adopt. He is Eliza's best friend. He is almost always seen wearing a tank top with horizontal blue and white stripes and blue shorts. He speaks with a very obvious and distinct upper class British accent. He is almost like Eliza's conscience, telling her right from wrong
-Voiced by: Tom Kane
Donald "Donnie" Michael Thornberry
-Feral boy raised by orangutans. His real parents, Michael and Lisa, were extreme nature lovers who loved and protected animals to utmost extent. One night, a mother and son orangutan were almost captured to be sold by poachers. Donnie's parents saved them, but were killed for interfering. Local villages came to know about how they saved the animals and know about their deaths. He is then found by the Thornberry family so he can have a human family. He wears a pair of board shorts with a leopard-print design on them and eats all kinds of bugs. He is around age 4, and speaks in incoherent babbling and animal noises
-Voiced by: Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Deborah "Debbie" Thornberry
-The most typical image of a teenager. Debbie is the oldest child of this family. She is shown as the stereotypical teenager: snobbish, shallow, self-centered, and uncaring personality. She'd much rather listen to music and shop than work. She tends to whine and complain about her family moving around and desires a normal life. Dislikes her sister Eliza, who has a mutual dislike for Debbie's self-centered attitude
-Voiced by: Danielle Harris
Sir Nigel Archibald Thornberry
-The patriarch of the Thornberry clan, he was born in Australia to Radcliffe and Cordelia Thornberry (Lynn Redgrave). He is the star of the documentaries they make, he narrates while mother Marianne films. He speaks with an obvious English accent, and is usually cheery and in high spirits about anything, even in the face of danger. In one of the later episodes, titled "Sir Nigel" he is offered a professorship at Oxford University in England, but turns it down, much to his mother's disapproval. He is an expert in zoology, as well as nature, and can sometimes be a little naive and absent-minded
-Voiced by: Tim Curry

Marianne Hunter Thornberry, Lady Thornberry
-She is the matriarch of the family. She is the wife and the cameraperson for their documentaries. Her parents are Frank (Ed Asner) and Sophie Hunter (Betty White). She's the strong-willed voice of reason for the family, she takes the reigns of discipline in the family and like Eliza, she scuba dives.
-Voiced by: Jodi Carlisle

X is For...

-My favorite superheroes and also, the cartoon that was out in 1992 I kinda liked

-Anything where Vin Diesel is in it, I'll probably watch

Y is For...

The Young Ones
-Love this show to this day. I remember watching it when I was younger and cracking up hysterically at it. That must explain why I like British TV so much, lol!!
-Certain shades of yellow I like, like Easter Yellow, gold yellow, sunflower yellow. Not the intensely bright neon yellow that could burn your retinas out!

You Got Me Rocking
-The Rolling Stones
Yellow Submarine
-The Beatles
-The Beatles

W is For...

WKRP in Cincinnati
-This show cracked me up. But when they started making new episodes, it got less funny. It was funny when Johnny Fever and "Venus Flytrap" got into something together

Wild Thornberrys
-This was a cartoon that was on when I was a kid. It was about this family, consisting of mom Marianne and dad Nigel, who did nature documentaries for a living, their teenaged daughter Debbie, who would rather shop and listen to grunge all day, their young son Donnie, who has yet to talk in complete English, who instead speaks in inaudible babbling, their 12 year old daughter Eliza who can speak to animals, and their pet chimp Darwin

Waiting for a Girl Like You
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
-Took 5 years to make, wow!
-This movie has Jet Li as a bad guy! Kinda sexy

What a Girl Wants
-Totally awesome love movie!
Wallace and Gromit
-Love this cartoon since 6th grade, when my teacher let us watch it for our last day in her class. Everyone thought it was stupid, but there I was, laughing because it was funny and cool
Walk This Way
Walk of Life
-Dire Straits
Who's Crying Now?
When the Whip Comes Down
-The Rolling Stones. This is, like, the first punk song these guys have written
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
-Shania Twain
With a Little Help From My Friends
-The Beatles
-Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson (Across the Universe)

Working' on the Highway
-Bruce Springsteen

Welcome to the Jungle
-Guns N' Roses
We're An American Band
-Grand Funk Railroad
Where Did Our Love Go?
-The Supremes
Whenever, Wherever
-Shakira. This song has just the right amount of Latin beat to be a cardio song!

White Wedding
-Billy Idol

V is For...

Van Halen
-One of my favorite 80s hard rock/heavy metal bands
David Lee Roth needs to seriously shave...

Vince Neil
-Front man for Motley Crue, still kind of cute...
-The Go-Gos
Violet Hill
Viva La Vida
Van Helsing
-With Hugh Jackman as Van Helsing, man is he cute in this movie!!

Hello!! Nice abs!!
Viola Davis
-Very beautiful actress

This Movie Describes Why I Hated High School

She's All That
-Freddie Prinze Jr. stars as Zack Siler, a popular high school jock who makes a bet with his friends that he can transform the school's nerdiest girl into the next prom queen to beat his self-centered girlfriend Taylor. But problems come up when he begins falling for the newly transformed girl

-Freddie Prinze Jr: Zack Siler
-Rachel Leigh Cook: Laney Boggs
-Matthew Lillard: Brock Hudson
-Paul Walker: Dean Sampson
-Jodi Lyn O'Keefe: Taylor Vaughan
-Kevan Pollak: Wayne Boggs
-Anna Paquin: Mackenzie Siler
-Kieran Culkin: Simon Boggs
-Elden Henson: Jesse Jackson
-Usher Raymond: Campus D.J.
-Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones: Alex
-Gabrielle Union: Katie
-Dule Hill: Preston
-Tamara Mello: Chandler
-Clea DuVall: Misty

Did You Know?
-Filmed at the same high school as Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
-Rachel Leigh Cook's name in the movie, Laney Boggs, is a combination of the names of two movie characters played by Winona Ryder. Kim Boggs in Edward Scissorhands and Lelaina "Laney" Pierce in Reality Bites

Ripper Street

Ripper Street
-Set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders. In Whitechapel, there is a specialized police division set up, called the H Division. They are trying to keep simple order in the small London East End neighborhood during the chaotic frenzy of the famous murders

-Matthew MacFayden: Det. insp. Edmund Reid
-Jerome Flynn: Det. Sgt. Bennet Drake
-Adam Rothenberg: Captain Homer Jackson
-David Wilmot: Artherton
-Jonathan Barnwell: Hobbs
-MyAnna Buring: Long Susan
-Charlene McKenna: Rose Erskine
-Amanda Hale: Emily Reid
-David Dawson: Fred Best
-Lucy Cohu: Deborah Goren
-Clive Russell: Chief Insp. Fred Abberline
-Ian Bannon: Policeman

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

T is For...

Tony Iommi
-For some reason, this guy is just cool. He's like the definition of typical heavy metal guitarist. There's just something about this guy I like and think is cool!!!
Tim McGraw
-Cute accent, good music, cute from head to toe!
-This movie is scary!
-Love the music!
The Addams Family
-Too funny. They think they're normal and everyone else is weird
The Avengers
-My sister got me liking this movie
The Bad Seed
-This movie, from probably the 1950s, is weird, but really scary!
The Da Vinci Code
-Love it!
Take the Lead
-Any movie about dancing, love it
Tales from the Crypt
-It's sci-fi, but it always ends with a moral
Top Gear
-My stepdad got me liking this one
Taio Cruz
-Love his song "Dynamite"
Thomas Gibson
-Very attractive actor from Criminal Minds
Tina Turner
-Love her music
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
-Love his music
-Love their music
Take a Chance On Me
Talk Dirty to Me

Talking In Your Sleep
-The Romantics
The Power of Love
-Huey Lewis & the News
-Britney Spears
Train Kept-A-Rollin'
Try Again