The title to this blog has been a serious question in my head for the last couple of days. There's been a lot of crap going on in m/m community but I'm not here to discuss that. If you know me, you know I'm emotional and some of the stuff going on is very emotion-invoking so I'm just keeping my head down and as usual, worrying about other things. This blog is one of those things or more precisely, how I'll go about handling what the following article says:
Just wanted to post some pretties and share what I got in the mail today. I had a total squee-fest. They look so awesome. :)
In writing news - I've been doing 30 minute sprints (or WordWars) and have had good results. 3,464 words yesterday and 3,331 today all on Ali's story. :) Gonna try to keep it up.
In other news, I got my steroid injection in my knee on Tuesday and though it doesn't feel like the one I got before, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will work. It's certainly not a pleasant thing to go through. AND I've made some summer plans. I'm going to Vancouver for a week to see my daughter and for Pride then housesitting in Parksville, BC (it's on Vancouver Island) for four weeks all by myself. :) It's supposed to be a beautiful place and I'm looking forward to getting out of the city. And now, on to the pretties. :D
I'm doing the Goo Goo Dolls for obvious reasons - I saw them on Friday and they were Goo-tacular. Best show I've seen them do in a long time. They were relaxed and John had a couple of giggle fits during a song. Robby was sock-footed as usual, and someone threw him baby shoes for his new baby. He was so happy - they both were just a joy really.
The Goos are working on a new album and have been around for, like, ever. Hard to believe John is 46 and still so damn pretty. That's all I'm gonna say. Goo Goo Dolls are a must buy, must see, top ten on my list. I'm including a couple of pics and vids I shot on Friday - not saying they're good because I'm shaky and keep putting my finger over the mic - but I think they're still cute. :) Enjoy.
The Birdcage (1996) starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Diane Wiest, Gene Hackman, Dan Futterman and oh-my-god-I-love Hank Azaria. ~~ I can't count the number of times I've watched this movie. It's one of those that will come on TV and I'll sit and have to watch even though I have it on DVD too. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play off each other so awesomely and as cheesy as some people think it is, this movie rocks. Even though I love the main characters and their son (Dan Futterman), Hank Azaria as Agador (Spartacus) just made me wet myself. There are so many unforgettable lines in this movie and it will cheer you up when you really need it.
Flashback Fridays - One hit wonders of the 80s. You know there are a lot of them and when you hear the song you go "oh, I remember that - I loved that song" but generally you have no idea who the band who sang it is.
I'm playing this game called Songpop and I'll there'll be a clip to one such one hit wonder and it's on the tip of my tongue just who the hell sang it so here ya go - some of my fave one hit wonders of the 80s (I do have albums of some of these bands too and they weren't really one hit wonders but I just think they never got any radio play *
**disclaimer - I can only go by what dates I find so these might not be 100% accurate & there were so many more I could have posted - perhaps another time**
I definitely have a few WIPs that need to be whipped into shape and I love that little pic. :)
Olympic Football: I finished and subbed my Olympic football story - it came out at 8000 words just between the 5 and 10k parameters. I think it's a sweet story and it shows I may have even learned something during all my Euro Cup watching because I actually used some football words. :) I think I'll hear next week whether it will be accepted for the anthology.
Maybe I should call this Tuesday - Tattooed-Musctacular Tuesday. ;)
Bruno Spinelli is a late twenty-something personal trainer and part-time model in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I don't know much else about him except he does have his profile on a gay dating site - which, yeah, could mean nothing. He's hot and built like a little brick shithouse that's been artfully decorated to compliment its stunning architecture. Okay - I'll stop there before I go off on some purple prose-like tangent. Enjoy Bruno. (and his adorable dog in some pics) He's a bit muscly for me but I love his tattoos and he has a killer smile. Don't you agree?
Kill Hannah - formed in 1993 in Chicago Illinois - word has it the band name came from Mat Devine's ex-girlfriend. I've seen them described as a band you either love or hate - there's no happy medium. I think they're awesome.
And speaking of awesome and of Mat Devine - yeah, I admit I might have started listening to them because of how freaking cute and adorable and weird and tiny he is (not to mention his awesome hair that just never does what it's supposed to), but I do love his voice as well - it's very unique. He's also freaking funny and you should totally follow his twitter and his blog Raccoon Society. The guy speaks his mind and lets others do the same. He's made of awesome.
But um... back to Kill Hannah. They've grown as men, as a group and in a musical way over the past few years as you can attest to in the videos. I guess you could call them more pop than rock but I personally love Mat's voice and lyrics so that's the hook for me. My kids still claim it has to be a girl singing that high - and yeah, he's tiny and looks like a girl sometimes, too. :D Anyhow - enjoy Kill Hannah.
Sundays at the movies. New category to the repertoire of my blog that I will probably be unable to maintain like the rest of my categories. But I can promise to try. I thought I'd share some of my favourite movies with you - and yeah, they'll probably all be gay - and no, I won't keep putting The Avengers or Thor over and over and over. *crosses fingers* I'm not going to put them in any kind of order because that would completely destroy the OCD guy that lives in my head - trust me, it would be a logistical nightmare. So here we go - in no particular order (I have to keep telling myself that) - some of my fave movies. Feel free to share yours with me. (PS This will be an on-going list. I'm not going to try to put them all at once (I hope - *smacks OCD guy*), in fact I'm going to put them as out of order as possible. :)
Bryan Adams - born in 1959 (OMG) in Ontario, Canada - is one of Canada's most famous singer/songwriters. He was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia, as well as being on top of Canada and other places in the world's music charts for years. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame. In the 2000's he received the Alan Waters Humanitarian Award for numerous charities and was given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. So besides being talented, he's an awesome guy. And yes, he's still around and seems as pleasant and personable as he's always been. Bryan's first album came out when I was in high school and yeah, I totally crushed on him. His music and lyrics are emotional and powerful and that gravelly voice just makes me shiver. Still love the man. Enjoy.
So I'm wracking my brain for what group to post and there is just nothing zapping up there. Sooo I'm going to just post a few random songs and groups I've been listening to. If you like let me know and I can post more on said band. Or if you have anything you'd like to see me blog about - just ask. :)
Here we go - starting with Evans Blue - both these songs are on the album "The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume". The vids are only lyrics but the songs have been on repeat the past few days. Also, I may have posted some of these songs before or at least the bands.
Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canuckuckleheads and those who love us! I should be out celebrating but being a self-proclaimed most-of-the-time hermit, I am not.
My Canada Day will be spent watching the Euros 2012 final between Spain and Italy. Yes, I am addicted to this tournament - I even watched every game (at least partially) on my cruise. And speaking of my cruise - yes, I am due a blog post about it. The motivation just has not hit yet.