Fun Facts Friday

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Here are some fun facts I think will entertain you:

1. I do not shave my legs above the knee because  no hair grows there.

2. I am happy to have a full day off to just hang out and do nothing. Friday=Funday

3. My Monday is Saturday and my Friday is Wednesday.

4. Hump day is Monday! Still sucks. *sigh*

5. I watch too much HGTV. Now I want a house!

6. I watch too much Food Network. Now I want food!

7. I don’t know why I am excited to watch Catching Fire. I read the book; I know what happens.

8. My Race and Crime professor says we are going into depth about Armenian Heritage and my mind is going to be blown. Who votes I am an alien race immune to the zombie outbreak?

9. If the above is true, I am totally going to use it against the TSA.

10. I am tired and all I did today that caused me to put on pants was go to the bank for 15 minutes!

That is all for now. Back to meaningless surfing.

 

Back To Reality

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After an epic weekend it is hard to get back to the swing of things. I started school this week and all of my classes seem interesting. I have three classes I have to physically attend: Race and Crime, Social Psychology, and Comparative Psychology and one online class: Domestic Violence. I have been thinking about getting a Masters in Social Work after I finish my Bachelor’s. Maybe.

I also got whacked in the head by a metal cart shelf at work. I worked the rest of the night with blood dripping from my head. Yesterday, I had a splitting headache and if it was not mandatory to go to the first day of the classes I was taking, I would have skipped. I did skip work because I needed to sleep off my migraine. I feel better today. Back to reality.

Epic Weekend

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As I said in the previous post, I won the chance to see the Backstreet Boys in an invite only acoustic concert from MIX 100.7. I had no clue how small the contest pool was: about twenty! We lined up outside with our passes and some girls were lining up hoping they could get in without winning. They were denied access.  During our wait my guest Lisa and I were interviewed for FOX 13 news. I have not seen it online; but, I have heard it was on by coworkers.

After an hour wait, I was able to get a seat up front and center. They played some of their new music: Adelaide, In A World Like This, and Permanent Stain. I got to ask them what their favorite BSB song are. I was surprised I could even speak at that point because Nick Carter said my name. OMG! Sorry, 15 year old moment. Anyways, considering they were more likely up late celebrating Howie’s birthday; they were cheerful and funny.

Then Jesse McCartney came on the stage and sang his new song Back Together and then the old favorite Leavin. He has really grown up from his Summerland days. He is a real class act.

Suddenly, it was time to go; but not before the photo op. I got to hug every one of them and then the photo was taken Here it is:

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This alone was worth it; but, this was not all! I also received tickets to the concert that night!

After that picture above the following pictures are going to look silly; but, here are the best ones:

First, Jesse McCartney was one of the openers. He was amazing alone. He sang many of his songs new and old. Then he jammed on his keyboard and left the stage. Random music continued and then…wait for it…the first bars of Beautiful Soul pumped out. Here is him coming back on the stage for his famous hit:

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Then it was time for the main event: Backstreet Boys!

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As I said I have many blurry concert pictures, Here are the best of the boys:

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They started with The Call and ended with Larger Than Life, playing their new and old songs in between. Two songs I was surprised to hear were the non-hits Don’t Want You Back and The One from Millennium. This is what I loved the best is that they honor their past and give fans what they want to hear. Unlike other artist who say they hate their past music and refuse to play any of it, Backstreet Boys and Jesse McCartney are class acts and respect the steps it took to get where they are today! And the fans who got them there!

That would be enough for one weekend; but, I already bought my boyfriend a photo op with Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Chad Coleman (Tyrese) from The Walking Dead at the Tampa Comic Con. By the time we met them they had spend hours signing autographs and taking pictures with fans; but, they treated us like we were the first. Class acts as well! Here is the photo:

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Lastly, I could not end this post without mentioning I met the best non- human celebrity (or at least his cousin). R2D2!

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I Think I’m In Love!

Radio Star

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So, I promised some of my favorites that are not on the radio. Well, a radio station has just changed my life! Well, not really changed my life; at least they have made me very happy! I randomly enter contest and I am on the e-mail list for the station Mix 100.7. I do love Mix because out of any station on my dial it has a larger variety of music. Anyways, I saw an email about meeting the Backstreet Boys on August 23rd and I entered because I love the Backstreet Boys and it was on a Friday which is my day off. Well, yesterday I was going through my email. I was deleting spam and came across the winning email! So, today I am meeting the Backstreet Boys and seeing the invite only performance at Mix 100.7′ studio! Then I get to go to the concert! Woot! So, if you are free around noon Eastern Time you can watch the performance here: http://www.tampabaysmix.com/iplaylist/artist/199819/  Look for an update on my BSB experience!

Meanwhile here are some artist who do not get enough air time:

Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch, Keene, John Mayer, and, of course, Backstreet Boys!

Have a great day! I know I will!

Songs I Never Want To Hear Again!

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I listen to a large variety of music. Some of it not what one would call the best. I mean who doesn’t blast Backstreet Boys down the street and really wants *NSYNC to just get back together for a show or two already? Most normal people. On that note I do have songs I can not stand and never want to hear ever again. Here is the list:

1. I Need Your Love, Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

Okay, if you really need my love, you need to shut up with the needy plea! I have never heard the song past the second line because her voice just gets on my nerves and I have to change the station. Up until looking it up just to get the name right I did not even know there is a dude singing in it. I hope that was not him in the first two lines.

2. Bad Day, Daniel Powter

I have not heard this song in quite a few years and my ears have thanked me. This is one of the most annoying, whine voiced, and crappy lyrical song I have ever heard. I mean if it is as easy as not kicking up the leaves to lose the magic, I would have a charmed life. The worst part? When I am having a bad day already this song’s catch phrase plays repeat in my head. Thank you for being a catchy annoyance!

3. My Immortal, Evanescence

I loved it when it first came out; but it is still overplayed TEN YEARS LATER. Enough already!

4. In The End, Linkin Park

Same reason as My Immortal. It does not matter what new awesome song Linkin Park comes out with; the new song will get air play for a couple weeks and then the DJ thinks it is time to play In The End every hour for the next five months. I want to hear the new song; because, in the end that is all that matters.

5. Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye

It seems to me whoever he use to know ran off with his balls. This is the only reason for a grown man to be whining that high pitch on my radio.

6. Baby, Justin Bieber

This is the only title I know by him. I just hate anything by him; but, if I even look up any of his songs my head might blow up. Repeating the word “Baby” in a whine is not a song. Please join Gotye on finding the person who stole your balls.

7.Where Have You Been, Rihanna

Answer: Far away from this song. It just does not flow. Gluing a piece from two different songs just does not stick.

8. Waterfalls, TLC

I simply like Unpretty better and they never play it anymore. Whenever someone mentions TLC on goes Waterfalls. That is what my generation would call a “Scrub” move (“Lazy” for those who are not my gen).

9, Give Me Everything, Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer

First off there are too many people in this song. Either get a band or cut some people. Second, how is it just featuring Ne-Yo when he sings the catch for the song? It is more Ne-Yo featuring Pitbull saying random junk like in all of his songs. Third, this “Lolly” can not stand any of it. Whine mixed with random whatever one liners. Ick!

10. Right Round, Flo Rida

I like Flo Rida; but, this is just repeating the same junk over and over. You can’t even dance to it because there is no real beat. I am too old to play Ring-Around-The-Rosie at the club.

I get excited when the radio plays a good song I have not heard in a while. Those songs on Friday. Until then feel free to vent about songs you hate!