The first time I heard it, it literally just gripped me as I listened to the lyrics. There are many songs about heartbreaks and all, but there's just something really deep about this one. The way it portrays something some people may call ordinary with such emotions. I really like these particular lines:
When you called me up this morning,
Told me 'bout the new love you found,
I said, "I'm happy for you,
I'm really happy for you."
Topped with the melodies, it makes an amazing combination. I found myself listening to it over and over again to an unhealthy level and here I am, still blogging about it.
But, that's how I am when it comes to music. Or about any other things I'm passionate about. Like good movies, or good books. I mean, aren't we supposed to be a little extreme when it comes to the things we really love? Otherwise, what differentiates them from the other million and one things in life?
My sister and I were watching Inside the Actor's Studio this evening as the result of flipping the channels, and Rosie O'Donnell was in the show. At one point, she told the audience how much she loved theatres and plays and how she visualized those things in her own life that in one particular situation, she recited the whole line of Jean Valjean from "Les Miserables" because of how much it reminded her of him in the same circumstance.
"People looked at me as if I'm on crack," she said.
The thing about being passionate about something is that other people may not get it. Because, I don't know, each person is different. To this day, I still can't find any other persons beside my sisters who could recite the lines, sing the songs, and relive the scenes from Disney movies! Every time I make references of The Lion King, or Pocahontas, people don't get it.
I came to a conclusion. It takes a lot for people to be really passionate about something. And it's a wonderful thing, I feel. I guess in a way it makes us unique, and different. And it's who we are.
And I guess it would be a lot more special when we eventually meet someone else who shares the same passion.
As I listened to the song for the hundredth of times tonight, I thought about it. Hey, it's okay to be obsessed about things. That presents my question for today.
What are YOU most passionate about?
Total cost of this survey? Twelve thousand, three hundred fifty dollars or nine dollars per surveyed caller.
Adams didn't say who they would be purchasing these names and numbers from and when asked who would be conducting the survey, Adams talked in circles about a third-party vendor without ever answering the question.
That leaves it wide open for me to guess the money will either end up back into the lining of Perry's pockets or the traveling Mullikin's.
Lance Eads is the chairman of this commission, but it's clearly Perry's playpen.
I've got to tell you, I was impressed with the guy with the accent. Roger Davis, from the Holiday Inn and Convention Center. He was paying attention. Davis pointed out that the A and P budget will be close to $25,000 in the hole by year end and maybe a survey wouldn't be the best use of said hole.
"It's not advertising and it's not promotion," said Davis.
Thanks to Davis speaking up, the vote was postponed until the next A and P snoozefest allowing him time to do some homework and find out how the rodeo board wants their money spent .
So my friend and I met up for dinner tonight and we just wandered around the shopping mall afterwards. I've been meaning to buy a nice blazer for some time but haven't found one that I liked. Well, actually I haven't been properly set aside a time to look for it, as I'm sure I can find lots of nice ones in Zara. But for the past week I haven't been to Orchard. The thought of going there during the weekends is just making me wanna curl up in bed and just rest my lazy bum all day.
But I do really need a nice jacket for work. So as we were walking around, I saw a shop selling glasses and I thought to myself, "hmm, nice!" No harm in going inside and looking around, right?
Wrong! Within seconds, I was happily trying on different frames and asking questions to the sales person. I had a pair that I really liked, and the price was over $400 and I didn't even budge! He might as well say it was just 20 bucks!
My friend was eye-ing me the whole time and kept saying, "It's $400, babe!" while I just 'uh-huh' him and continued trying it on. The sales person started going through the differences between different lenses and I was still in my own world, thinking of how much I liked it. "So?" he asked.
I looked at him, and then at my friend. He replied, "I think you're going to consider it first, right? Yes. She's considering it first."
I might as well have my own publicist or something! He didn't want me to buy it without being too obvious. Bless him. I left the store and he spent the next half an hour complaining about how overpriced the item was, and how I could even think about getting it when I could buy a similar one with a much cheaper price somewhere else!
Seriously, I think I need a talking conscience. If he weren't there, I would have been over 400 bucks poorer now and am probably regretting it. (or not?) Shopping just makes me happy, lah! It's a proven fact. Goes the same for every other women! (excuse, excuse)
Still. Bless my friend for stopping me. What started out as a hunt for blazer, turned out to be the start of an obsession for a new black-rimmed glasses. Welcome to my world.
Why did I drink so much monday night? Ugh..head hurting. I blame baby jesus and that damn jesus juice. Fuck a duck. Anydick-Here's a few funny pics..The new note on the jukebox at Mars Bar..True, that thing seems to have a mind of its own. I like when douchebags try to play Skrewdriver and bluegrass music comes on the best. Haw!
"So, what does this guy do?"
"He's a computer programmer."
"I just don't see you with a computer programmer. It doesn't suit you at all. I've always pictured you with someone...in a creative field."
"Yeah, like..an architect. Or an artist."
We had a wonderful ride to Bowdoinham, courtesy of Geology Joe. Beautiful roads with little traffic, and lots of shade to beat the heat. Many thanks to Joe (and Melinda, too!).
We will have some changes to the ride calendar for August. The Alna ride scheduled for Sunday, August 8, will have to be postponed while the ride leader recovers from surgery. Sandi vows that she will be ready for her Pemaquid ride in September. Good luck, Sandi!
This Saturday we will return to a club favorite: the Ridge Road along the Chesterville Esker in Fayette and Chesterville. And stay tuned for the return of Two Wheels Over Easy, the KVBC's popular breakfast ride series, as we roll into August.
Anyway I got to the magazine section and started looking through interesting read. My whole magazine habit consists of buying probably a couple of Cleo, 8 Days, Her World or those entertainment/Hollywood gossips because that's my guilty pleasure. But I saw the travel section and ended up buying Lonely Planet. Sure, that wasn't my usual read, but surely it's nothing to be fussed about?
This afternoon I showed it to my sister in case she wanted to read it too, and she looked at me like I just told her I was going to change my gender.
Seriously. Must she repeat the same question twice? "Yes!" I said. "But why???" like her logic couldn't grasp the idea.
"Well, I was just at the bookstore the other day and it looked interesting. So I bought it. WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL??!" At this point I felt quite insulted. Just because I always read bimbotic magazines, doesn't mean I'm incapable of reading informational ones. Heck, don't I write for an educational magazine?
"I'm not smart enough to be reading Lonely Planet?!" I said, wounded.
"Eh no. It's just a matter of habit." she replied. That was close, Sis. Too close.
Sorry, that was just something random. I haven't written here for a while, I know. The past week has been really time-consuming. But it was a good week, I think. My old friends were in town last weekend so we checked out the new Marina Bay casino. And my week was just filled with work.
Oh, another thing I wanna share here. My sis started reading this book "The China Study" by Dr. Colin Campbell. It's a book about food and health, it's kinda revolutionary, I think. It basically tells how plant-based diet is the healthiest way to go, and my sis has been really taken by it that we've started to implement this in our household. Not saying that we're gonna be vegetarians anytime soon, but we're going there. I think from now on, I'm gonna make a conscious decision to reduce my meat-intake significantly and eat more vegetables instead. Let's see how it goes. I really need to lose weight anyway.
Last I heard, my uncle has started being a vegetarian too and he had lost 8 kgs for the past month! I know it's hard not to eat meat, I guess the key is trying to do it slowly. Yeah, we'll see how it goes. Maybe I should keep a food journal or something.
So! It's Sunday night! I'm excited for the upcoming week because it's the end of the month and you know what it means! Payday! About time!
“You’re the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen. I used to wonder what it would be like if someone like you looked my way. Then you did. And you didn’t stop. And I ruined everything. I don’t feel like the same person you love or loved. I don’t understand why you had to love me in the first place. We wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. I would still have my best friend and we’d still laugh and talk together. And I’d still feel special because you confided in me and no one else. I wouldn’t have to compare everyone to you and come to the simple conclusion that I’m never going to find anyone that fits me like you do. I wouldn’t have to face losing you, everything, over and over again, every single day. I wouldn’t feel spent and anchored and useless and washed up. And I wouldn’t be sitting here in a colourless dream, waiting for you to come and wake me up.”
Ellen - “Misadventures of a Teenage Renegade”
Welp, tomorrow night at Jalopy should be a fun night of old country blues..We play along with The Little Brothers, Pat Conte, and the amazing Ari Eisinger..$15 at the door....maybe can get in for a bit less if you don't have it..I put up some videos of the bands playing including one of John and I..Show starts at 8pm..East River goes on at 10pm..
Show is Friday-the 23rd..Smell ya there!
Representative Jon Woods, R-Springdale, has reportedly been spotted carpooling to Little Rock with none other than Springdale Liquor Association (SLA), Prince Jim Phillips. The purpose of their road trips? To attend ABC Board Meetings and object to liquor permit requests for Springdale businesses like Walgreens and EZ Mart. This isn't the first time these two have been spotted behaving in a suspicious manner.
In an interesting side note, Woods made the Top 20 list of lawmakers pocketing the most per diem, mileage and expense reimbursements in 2009. I guess we know who pays for the gas.
It is apparent that it's not the liquor Woods is fussing about. He doesn't object to permits for restaurants and bars. Maybe he doesn't want to rock the boat at establishments his band may play at one day. No, it seems pretty obvious he is only objecting to businesses that could be competition for his traveling companion.
ABC Director Michael Langley said almost every Arkansas Walgreens located in a wet county was granted permission to sell beer and small farm wines.
Woods is not working for Springdale. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know.
Here are some pics..cause that's what my blog is. Photos of weird shit with obnoxious text to go along with it! I love life! First, there was some strange guy putting some kind of geisha makeup on on St. Marks the other night. Don;t know how he ended up looking at the end, but people were giving him money for this. If I go out there and put makeup on will I become rich? Food for thought..He was nice though.
I wrote this urgent to-do list last week. Let's see how I've progressed.
~ Finish the marketing book my boss lent me.
I'm still just starting Chapter 5 now.
~ Start the next freelance writing article that is due this week!
The real article: 7 names down, 4 more to go. Deadline is Tuesday!
~ Learn more about yacht, read boating magazines.
Alright, well, I bought Asia Pacific Boating Magazine. Browsed through it, got some contacts to look up, but then my boss was so excited about the magazine so I let him borrow it. As for knowing more about yacht, damn, I'm not really sure.
~ Join gym
Well, I've gone to the gym to check out the prices and even had a consultation. Went on a tour around it, and pretty much had a good vibe about it. I have yet managed to go for the trial before signing up, though. I thought I would go last Tuesday but then something came up.
Conclusion: I haven't really been making progress at all, have I? Damn, I'm hopeless. Last night while I was writing for the article, I got distracted and ended up buying a cute T-shirt online!
That was the lowest of the low. I'm the world's number one procrastinator!
Well, I am officially back to NYC blogging..I got some shots of David Peel and I at Manitoba's..I tried to ask him about John Lennon whom I love and he said something about him being like a tree or something like that which went on for a long ass time and I could make no sense of it. I love David Peel!
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I've put up a poll just at the right hand side of this page --> and it'd be great if you can vote. (Of course just for those who stumbled upon this useless blog. Those who don't, well, it'd be weird if you can know what I'm talking about.)
So this is something that I've always been curious about. I bounce off this question to lots of people before, and the answers were pretty much divided.
Would you rather have too much things to do, or nothing to do at all?
If you ask my good friend, Fairuz, he would definitely say: too much things to do; because he's a workaholic that way. The amount of work he does is almost inhumane! But at the same time, he seems happy, like he is content with his life. Well, that or I simply don't see him often enough to catch him on the times when he pulls off his hair out of stress. Unlikely, though.
If you ask my sister, she would answer: nothing to do; because her argument is, people can always find things to do. But you have no choice but to do things that you're supposed to do. Say, leave the money out of this equation and give her nothing to do. No jobs, nowhere to be, no duties and appointments. She will watch television while eating chocolate for 5 straight days, I'm telling you!
So I'm just slightly curious on what you people are thinking.
Me? Well, I'll write about it later on, I guess. (although the answer wouldn't be much of a surprise!)
So yeah! Let's try this out. ;)
The Springdale Fire Marshal found the pictures while inspecting the E-Z Credit Auto. After entering a room at the back of the store, police said he discovered nude images of children on the walls and disturbing posters with sayings like "I eat little boys" and "boy sex."
Police say Cannon had turned his room into a violent and disturbing shrine to little boys. They seized more than a dozen printed or photocopied images of nude or partially nude children from the room. In addition, police said they discovered missing children's posters, toys and even children's underwear.
Cannon told police he considered everything on display in his room to be works of art.
Employees at the store said Cannon worked there as a security guard. They said Cannon kept his room locked at all times and they knew nothing about what was inside.
Here are the last of the pics from France I will put up..There's me hanging out at a pool, John and cartoonist Gilbert Shelton, some artwork that is in a cave gallery in Sauve..john and I with Aline and Robert, and Pete Poplaski and I. He is quite the character!
Here are some pics from my trip to the South of France..It was a fun, mellow time. Played at a friends wedding with Robert C. and Fiddlin' Ian..went to a nude beach, recorded like a dozen songs with Robert..just had an all around fun time..wedding was insane! A LOT of people there!