Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Today, you would have been 63. It's hard to believe you have been gone for over 20 years.
I wish you would have been there on:
May 29th of 1992 to see me walk across the stage and receive my diploma.
On September 10th 1997 to watch me graduate from boot camp and become a Marine.
On May 26th 2007 to watch me (finally) graduate from college.
On November 29th 2008 to walk me down the aisle as I married my husband.
Most of all, I just wish you could be here.
Happy Birthday Daddy!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I know that everyone is talking about Michael Jackson and his death. Who am I to not do so as well? Especially since my heart is broken.
In my defense, I am a lifelong fan of the King of Pop. I was the President of the Michael Jackson fan club for a year. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY FANS MJ has (had)? A shit ton, let me tell you.
I had the privelege of seeing him in concert. Once as the black MJ. WOW out loud. That man could move.
I used to want to live at Neverland. I mean come on, what kid didn't? NO KID JOKES EITHER. I don't want to hear them.
Regardless of how people may feel about him today, they cannot take away his talent. He was an extraordinary entertainer. His music spans decades, continents and can bring together a room full of strangers with a little Billie Jean or PYT.
His music will never leave us. His legend will go on for eternity. The man may not be as missed now as he might have once been but the music world is a better place for having had him in it. Thanks to him, we have so many other amazing entertainers and music to listen to.
May he finally rest in peace and be rid of his life long demons. Thank whoever for giving us MJ for the time we had him.
The way I remember him:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
That's me. A pathetic excuse for a blogger. Maybe it's because the days of being all hitched and stuff makes my life not all that entertaining to anyone other than the voices in my head. I know they like the music and they can function on no sleep.
Friday, June 5, 2009
I have been to quite a few concerts in my day and I'm still going. Just today, I bought tickets to see Pink. I have been a Pink fan for a long time. That girl has a voice. Listen to the tracks that don't get air time.
Next month, THE Husband and I will be going to see Brad Paisley. We saw him last year and since he's one of our favorite country artists we are excited to go see him again. As a matter of fact, I took THE Husband to his first concert a few years ago. I KNOW, GASP. He didn't realize he had married (or was dating at that time) a concert whore. NOT whore in the, I sleep with people at concerts way, but that, I LOVE me a concert (and a ballet and a show and many other things) way.
In a few months we will also be going to see Kid Rock and Lynard Skynard. HELLS YEAH!
I made a little list of the bands/shows etc that I have seen. I am sure I will forget a few but you will see why I say I am a self proclaimed concert ho.
Bad Company and Damn Yankees
New Edition (back in the day)
Michael Jackson (when he was still black)
Guns and Roses (when they FIRST came out)
OzzFest (I am not even going to try to list the bands)
Rascal Flatts (who is my least favorite country band)
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Big and Rich
3 Days Grace
2 Live Crew (yes, I saw them on their Nasty as They Wanna Be Tour)
New York Philharmonic
Harlem Boys Choir
Hootie and The Blowfish (I lived in Charleston and saw them all the time)
I'm telling you, I love a great concert! Journey, Cheap Trick and Poison are coming soon. Oh MY! Give me music. All kinds too.
Hooray for being a Concert Ho.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005 ~~~~~