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.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My new and improved "Bucket List"

You know what this means if you've ever seen the movie The Bucket List. Starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, this movie tells the story of two terminally ill men who, while strangers at first, become friends over the years and try to accomplish a list of things on their "bucket list", a list of things to do b4 they "kick the bucket". Ever since seeing that movie, it gave me the idea to come up with a bucket list. Here are some of mine, although I've had to change it a few times here and there!

Get a tattoo
-I'm down to deciding on something 1960s or Asian. If it's 1960s, I would like it to be a Peace Frog, sketch of a hippie girl or maybe a VW Microbus. If it's Asian, I would like it to be either a Japanese cherry blossom tree or a geisha girl

Graduate from college
-I feel like such a failure for not graduating college while my sister did. I really want to go for Criminology, doing forensic science like on CSI. Either that, or maybe do something like on Criminal Minds, using psychology to analyze the behavior of what makes someone a serial killer or rapist. but I'm bound and determined to go to school for this stuff. Then I'm out of the crap job I'm in, where I have to fight for even one day off!
Meet someone famous
-This list is too long! I'd love to meet: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) because: if it weren't for hearing Paranoid by them on a local heavy metal station, I'd never be fans of this band. Not to mention, after reading that book by him, he seems like a generally sweethearted guy. Plus, you gotta respect the guy; he overcame the loss of two of his fingers, making him think he's never play guitar. But now he's playing, beating the odds! Awesome! Paul Stanley (Kiss). Yeah, I think he's cute, blah blah blah, but also a good musician. He seems like the kind of guy who does not like to put himself out there, like if he can avoid getting into the newspapers or gossip mags, he does. Kate Winslet. She's always been my favorite actress. She's smart, beautiful and just a good actress. Maggie Smith. Everyone knows her as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter series. When I look at her, I honestly can't believe she's still acting. She's smart, funny when she needs to be, and actually very beautiful for her age. I especially loved her in Keeping Mum; she was hilarious in there! Sharon Osbourne: in addition to being very beautiful for her age, she's funny, sarcastic and just plain awesome! How many other women can you name who could say they're the wife of "The Prince of Darkness?"

Paul Stanley, aka Starchild

Sharon Osbourne

Maggie Smith

Tony Iommi

Kate Winslet

Get my license to drive
-Ooooooh, I'm so close to this I can taste it, mooooohahahahahahahahahahaha!
Travel to England, Japan, Australia. Italy
-The cultures of these countries is what draws me to them. Not to mention such sexy guys, lol. I swear, I'm not sure what is making English guys sexy, but good God! There's some real hotties coming from there ;) Plus, the local sights in these countries. I'd love to see a football game in England; hopefully the Tottenham Hotspurs will be playing, either them or Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspurs



Awww! A kangaroo!


Learn to read, write, speak Chinese, Japanese, German, Russian and Italian
-After learning Spanish in high school, this sort of started a fascination with other languages and the cultures associated with them, although my mom says I want to learn all the "hard to learn" languages



Italian, obviously, lol!


Have a slight cosmetic surgery
-I have this small mole on my arm that I sometimes worry about when laying out in the sun; I honestly don't want skin cancer and I worry about that. So I'd love to have it removed

Fall in love
-Sometimes I think this will never be possible. Sometimes comprehension kicks in and makes me think "Who would ever love someone like me?" Sure my family loves me, but then again, aren't they supposed to?
Write a book
-I know this sounds stupid, but I think this would be interesting
Go rock climbing
-I think this is cool. But I'm not sure what I'd do about my lungs; I've had asthma since I was 16 and plus, living with a smoker for the first 20 years of my life has probably turned my lungs as yellow as a sunflower or black as Ronnie Wood's hair
Go to a concert for the following people:
-These guys are awesome!! I'm surprised that people haven't started calling them "The Boston Bad Boys" because of how they're supposedly like The Stones. These guys make some good hard rock, but if they had to have a name, I'm pretty sure it would be something like "The Bad Boys of Boston" or something!
The Rolling Stones
-These guys rock! I saw a concert last night of one of their shows from 2013, in Hyde Park. They played "Jumpin' Jack Flash". It still amazes me that, at 70 years old, Mick Jagger is still strutting stages, belting out those songs. Those guys are all in their 60s and 70s and they're still rocking? Amazing!!
Black Sabbath
-This one is kinda new! Ever since hearing "Paranoid", I've been thinking about and hoping to go see these guys
Judas Priest
-These guys were my first favorite true metal band. These guys are not the glam metal of the 1980s; no these guys are true, all out power metal, the kind of music people dubbed "headbangers" listen to! And plus, how can you honestly argue with a band whose singer rides out onto the stage on a pitch black Harley Davidson?
-Yup, gotta see these guys! In addition to their music blowing the minds of its fans, you get an additional show when their bass player, Gene Simmons, shoots a fireball into the air, or when their rhythm guitarist, Paul Stanley, smashes his guitar Pete Townshend-style, when their lead guitarist, Tommy Thayer now, plays a guitar that starts smoking, or when their new drummer, Eric Singer, is up there on his riser, playing drums and it suddenly starts rising/levitating
Bad Company
-"Shooting Star". It all started with that song! For me, all it takes is one good song and I'm hooked on the music. I would love to see these guys put on a concert. I mean, how can you honestly doubt their music or ability of putting on a good concert? Plus, at whatever age he's at now, Paul Rodgers somehow still makes wearing leather pants look good!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Birthday to Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath

That's right. Today was the day that Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath was born. Let's celebrate by looking at his Top 10 Black Sabbath songs
Wicked World
-Black Sabbath: 1970

 Turn Up the Night
-Mob Rules: 1981

Fairies Wear Boots
-Paranoid: 1970

Children of the Grave
-Master of Reality: 1971

-Black Sabbath: 1970

-Black Sabbath Vol. 4: 1972

War Pigs
-Paranoid: 1970

-Black Sabbath Vol. 4: 1972

Iron Man
-Paranoid: 1970

-Paranoid: 1970

Friday, February 7, 2014

There's been a change...

My summer is going to be busy!!!!

As I may have said earlier, I wasn't going to see Bruno Mars. Changes have been made. I'm going to see Bruno Mars instead with my sister. Tickets were only $45! How unreal is this? So, I'm going to my first concert! And we got killer floor seats. SCORE!!!! And I might end up deaf being next to my sister, who is going to scream bloody murder!!
And also, I'm going to see one of my favorite comedians, Gabriel Iglesias, this summer! Oh man, I can't wait for summer! I got the tickets for Iglesias the other night. Come on, summer...

I'm also including another topic in here. There's been a change of plans for the release of the Paul Stanley book. Instead of April 22, like it was announced in December, it will now release on April 8, making fans of Kiss, or better yet, fans of Paul Stanley scream bloody murder!! Face the Music: A Life Exposed will now release on April 8. And it's already been made a bet in my house as to how long it will be until I get it. My mom and stepdad say 1 day, my sister says 2 days

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Birthdays

Since it's February, time to give a big, huge Happy Birthday wish to the following people

Birth name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoli
DOB: 2/2/1977
Where: Barranquilla, Columbia
Going to be: 37
-Known for her Middle Eastern-influenced belly dancing
Alice Cooper
Birth name: Vincent Damon Furnier
DOB: 2/4/1948
Where: Detroit, Michigan
Going to be: 66
-Known for his macabre shows, including guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, snakes, and known as "The Godfather of Shock Rock"
Joe Pesci
Birth name: Joseph Frank Pesci
DOB: 2/9/1943
Where: Newark, New Jersey
Going to be: 71
-Known for starring in films with Robert De Niro, directed by Martin Scorsese
Matt Groening
Birth name: Matt Abram Groening
DOB: 2/15/1954
Where: Portland, Oregon
Going to be: 60
-Creator of The Simpsons
This guy is a GENIUS!
Birth name: Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel
DOB: 2/19/1963
Where: London, England
Going to be: 51
-His best known song is "Kiss from a Rose"
Birth name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
DOB: 2/20/1988
Where: Saint Michael, Barbados
Going to be: 26
-Her debut album was Music of the Sun
Alan Rickman
Birth name: Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
DOB: 2/21/1946
Where: London, England
Going to be: 68
-Well known for the role of Potions professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter
Steve Irwin
Birth name: Stephen Robert Irwin
DOB: 2/22/1962
Where: Essendon, Victoria, Australia
-DOD: 9/4/2006
-Where: Batt Reef, Queensland, Australia
Going to be: 52
-Nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter"
Edward James Olmos
DOB: 2/24/1947
Where: Los Angeles, California
Going to be: 67
-Best known for his role as Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice

Tony Iommi
Birth name: Frank Anthony Iommi
DOB: 2/19/1948
Where: Birmingham, England
Height: 6'2''
Going to be: 66
-While in school, he bullied the boy who would later become his Black Sabbath bandmate, Ozzy Osbourne