Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Just in case anyone was still wondering.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Bo Diddley found this out himself on November 20, 1955. Diddley was the first African-American ever to appear on the show and also the first to be banned.
Apparently he was supposed to perform a cover of "Sixteen Tons" but chose instead, without informing anyone ahead of time, to play his number one hit "Bo Diddley." You would think it would make sense to perform your current hit, but apparently Sullivan didn't agree. Bo didn't know. Or maybe he did.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Singer Kim Wilde was born in 1960.
And two years later, Metallica's Kirk Hammett joined the world. Do you think he was born with that teeny tiny mustache?
Also, on this day in 1993, Nirvana recorded their famous MTV Unplugged session at Sony Studios in New York. I did like Nirvana at the time, but this was long before I realized that Dave Grohl was cool.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I googled "Sad Patrol" today and came to realize that I am not the only person that has thought that. So there.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Now, I'm not saying that I always walk into the store and know exactly what I need, go straight to it and get out of the store. Sometimes I have no idea what I'm getting and have to look around some. HOWEVER, I am always aware of others around me, and make sure that I'm out of the way of other shoppers.
Some people just stroll around like they are taking a walk through the park- super slowly, and super in the way so that no one who is moving a little faster can get around them.........
Now if you are just going for a walk and actually don't need groceries, may I suggest a local nature trail or a gym?
Or at the very least, just pay attention to what is going on around you and move to the side or out of the way if need be.
Rant over. Thank you.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
I will be back with more posts, but while you wait, check out part one and part two of my series on the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System over on my other page!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
You can see them next on October 24, so get in your car and head to this show!
And be sure to check out their music video, Insane Gesture:
Go like them on Facebook to find out what else is coming up!
And as always, remember to check out my other page Elusive Red Tiger!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
First, it is Be Bald and Be Free Day. I guess that means it's a good day to celebrate your lack of hair! Or maybe shave your head!
Although, I'm not sure this bald head is one I would celebrate:
It's also Spiderman's birthday!! Happy birthday Spidey!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
It made me think about my favorite song from the movie- I Wanna Be Like You, so I did a little research on it.
The song was written by Louis Prima and written by Robert and Richard Sherman and released in 1967.
It has actually been covered many times throughout the years by artists such as Los Lobos, Phish, Bid Bad Voodoo Daddy and Robbie Williams.
It was also featured in a 2009 British anti-smoking public information film.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The event first began in 2001 when a composer and music preservationist named Roger Hall had the idea of remember the victims of September 11th through music, asking people to select tunes for a week of remembrance in October. The event has annually been held during the week of October 7th; in part because that is the birthday of one of America's first prominent composers, William Billings.
The general idea of the event is now for people to select some of their favorite tunes that are related to fond memories of their past. All tunes must be American in origin.
These 6 categories are included:
II. Folk Music -- traditional, contemporary singer-songwriter
III. Religious Music -- sacred, gospel
IV. Popular Music -- blues, jazz, easy listening, theater, country, rock, etc.
V. Classical Music -- concert songs, short instrumental works
VI. Film Music -- film score themes, movie songs
If you check out their website, you can see the songs that were selected in previous years.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
This book was really my first foray into the world of Amish fiction. To be honest, I wasn't really aware of it as a literary genre. So when I received a copy to review, I really had no idea what to expect. I do know that I wasn't expecting it to be a page-turner that I didn't want to put down. It was.
The story revolves around Beatrice Zook, a young woman that believes she never wants to be married, especially to her childhood nemesis, Ben Rupp. As her family visits Montana, Bea decides to stay back, taking a job helping a family with newborn triplets. Bea's friends decide to try to bring Bea and Ben together. Through many trials and tribulations, the book draws you in- keeping you wondering if and when this couple will finally get together. I won't give away the ending for you though.
I didn't realize until I finished the book that it was the final story in a series called The Courtships of Lancaster County, each featuring a character found in Becoming Bea. I was even more surprised to discover that each book in the series is based on one of Shakespeare's- this one being an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. Knowing this, I now want to go back and read that play again, then re-read Becoming Bea to discover the similarities.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book and how the story is highly relatable to any young woman, Amish or not. I look forward to reading more of Gould's work in the future.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in order to facilitate this review.
Friday, October 3, 2014
First off, Happy Birthday to Eddie Cochran, Chubby Checker, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Lee, and Gwen Stefani!
On this day in 1945, 10-year old Elvis Presley made his first public appearance at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show. He took second in the talent competition.
On this day in 1978, Aerosmith bailed 30 fans out of jail who had been arrested for smoking pot during a concert in Indiana. How nice.
Apparently in 1997 a court battle began on this day between Garth Brooks and Warren G over the trademark of the letter "G." I wasn't aware you could copyright a letter of the alphabet.
And of course some not so fun things happened on October 3rd as well.
In 1967, folk singer Woody Guthrie passed away. Benjamin Orr of the Cars died at age 53 in 2000 as well.
Just some facts for you folks!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
However, I don't really consider myself an expert on elbows, so I really just scrounged around for some fun elbow facts for you all. So here you go!
- The elbow joint connects the humerus, radius, and ulna.
- Most common injuries are tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.
- When you hit your "funny bone", it's actually not a bone at all. The sensation occurs when your ulnar nerve bumps against your humerus.
- The pointy tip of the elbow is called the olecranon.
- The elbow swings 180 degrees in one direction.
- The ligaments connecting the bones of the elbow are the ulnar collateral ligament, radial collateral ligament and annular ligament.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
What is your favorite one-hit wonder? I am going to post some below, but let me know if your favorite didn't make this list!
And don't be offended if you think someone here is more than a one-hit wonder. I just pulled some of my faves from a list!
- Edison Lighthouse- Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
- The Divinyls- I Touch Myself
- Norman Greenbaum- Spirit in the Sky
- Autograph- Turn Up the Radio
- Mungo Jerry- In the Summertime
- Devo- Whip It
- Biz Markie- Just a Friend
- Dee-Lite- Groove is in the Heart
- Green Jelly- Three Little Pigs
- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Come on Eileen
- Bow Wow Wow- I Want Candy
- Shocking Blue- Venus
- Soft Cell- Tainted Love
- Sinead O'Connor- Nothing Compares to 2U
- Deep Blue Something- Breakfast at Tiffany's
- Blue Swede- Hooked on a Feeling
- 4 Non Blondes- What's Up
- Toni Basil- Mickey
- Chumbawamba- Tubthumping
- Rednex- Cotton-Eyed Joe
- Jack Wagner- All I Need
I know there are TONS that I missed, so throw them out there!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
- The first daughter of Henry VIII. Born 1516-1558. Earned the nickname "Bloody Mary" by having hundreds of people burned at the stake.
- As a child she suffered from bad headaches and stomachaches. When he had trouble bearing children as an adult, she was said to have "strangulation of the womb."
- Married Phillip II of Spain two days after meeting him.
- The nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" is said to be about her.
- 1 shot of vodka in a highball glass with ice
- fill with tomato juice
- a pinch of celery salt
- a pinch of ground black pepper
- a dash of Tabasco
- 2-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp horseradish
- a dash of lemon or lime
- garnish with a celery stalk
I decided that I wanted to start another blog where I can post any ol' random thing I feel like, and keep the other page focused on crafts and duct tape.
I have all sorts of random ideas that I will be featuring here so be prepared!