Ketchup With Us: Disney Night

Mel and Michele are the hosts of Ketchup With Us. There are two ways of doing a post. You could do it in the way I’ve been doing it. A 10 minute post of whatever is in your head at the moment. Or you could link up any post you want, brand new or old post on your blog. Just send it to their blogs!

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I’m choosing a nine minute song because I’ve basically run out of songs that are ten minutes. So I’m going to the next thing and that is a song that’s 9 minutes and I just have to go a little bit more to get that last-minute, which won’t be that difficult. The song that I’ve decided to use is “The Nomad’s Crown” by the band Xandria from Germany. They’re another female fronted-symphonic metal band. Next month they’ll release their new album! I’m so excited!

Today isn’t as dark and gloomy, but according to my mom it is a lot colder than it has been the last few days. Earlier she said it was about 34 degrees outside and she was wearing her Ugg boots. It’s a good thing she hasn’t stuffed every winter clothing into my closet. You can tell the weather is going to change again because the middle of my back, like right in the middle of where they cut me open for my surgeries has pain. I have two of my TV shows on tonight and I have two blog chats also! I’ve been loving all of the new blog links I get at the end of the chats. It helps getting inspirations for new posts and I’m learning new blog terms. I’ve been blogging for five freaking years and I’ve been learning more blog terms than I have ever been. It’s strange! I love also talking to new people, ones with positive attitudes and fun personalities! Last night I watched DWTS and was just supposed to enjoy it with a smile because it’s Disney night. I ended up crying for both James and Amy’s beginning package. We definitely need (as disabled people and children) a handicapped Disney Princess. Watching last night of Amy’s performance just brought out my inner child who always wondered why there wasn’t one in the first place. Other than that, I loved last night. My mom didn’t like who I voted for, but I really don’t care honestly. I still have a ways until I really pick a team. Until the finals that’s when I pick a team. I know I’m weird.

Ketchup With Us: Thunderbirds

Today is April Fool’s Day! Don’t Believe Everything You Read & Don’t Trust Anybody!

However, you can trust me because I’m pretty nice and truthful to everybody! It seems so weird that it’s April. I mean, it’s the fourth month of the year! Jeez! Time never wants to slow down anymore! Even when it does slow down, it’s always so boring. I like the beginning of new months, because that means the trees will be blooming soon and more flowers will be popping all over the place and my sinuses will going haywire. That part I could do without, and the storms and annoying bugs too! Anyways, a new month also means a new Ketchup With Us post and I’ve got a cool thing to share, the ladies of KWU has featured me as their esteemed KWU featured writer from the last time I posted. Thank you ladies and thank you dad for letting me use your shampoo!!

Mel and Michele are the hosts of Ketchup With Us. There are two ways of doing a post. You could do it in the way I’ve been doing it. A 10 minute post of whatever is in your head at the moment. Or you could link up any post you want, brand new or old post on your blog. Just send it to their blogs!

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This week I went and found a new song or track to keep me going and entertained throughout the next 10 minutes. It is called, “Thunderbirds” and it’s a little different from an actual song because it’s actually off of Bill Engvall’s stand up comedy CD 15 degrees Off Cool and it sort of counts and it is 10 minutes and 14 seconds long! Plus you get a good laugh too!

I’ve been feeling pretty good lately, a little out of sorts but I kind of figured I’d do that later on as March went on. Yesterday was the anniversary of one of my friend’s passing and the day before I kind of broke down and I actually cried like a baby. It all just came at me so fast that I actually felt bad for my mom because it couldn’t have been at the most weirdest time of the day. Yesterday I was very distracted as I could be until I was around my uncle and he was reading the newspaper and found something very hilarious and sadly we were all laughing our asses off, including me and then my mind started working and I tried to stop and my mom tried to get him to find another article but it didn’t work. My mom cut my nails for me and I got to watch DWTS in the living room. Of all times my mom and I watch it together, it is the most memorable time of their lives and majority of the dances and stories, were emotional and I practically cried throughout the whole damn thing! I really cried during Amy Purdy and Derek Hough’s dance and story, it was very inspiring to me! I definitely loved Meryl and Maksim, Danica and Val, Charlie and Sharna, and lastly James and Peta’s dances as well! Everybody was entirely well done and I was so impressed with everybody’s dances and everybody is getting switched up next week. Sadly, Billy Dee and Emma had to leave after he’s doctor told him he couldn’t dance with his back. Despite the scores last week, he did really good! Emma was the perfect partner for him too! I’m so excited for next week, but also a little nervous too! Tonight I got a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode and I’m so excited for it, but I just hope my mom remembers not to interupt me when she gets home after work.

From Snowboarder To Dancer?

 

Things have a way of creeping up on me. If you’ve read my stuff before you remember me talking about how I found this Victor Borge CD Cover in my papaw’s old stereo system case and after I found out who he was, he was later brought up again when my nana and I were sorting through VCR tapes. Well, I’ve got a similar story to share with you. Back in January, I was on YouTube watching videos and everybody, including myself, hates waiting for the videos to load and we definitely hate the ads that are constantly on there as well. That afternoon when I was waiting for my video to load this very interesting commercial popped up on the screen. For once I actually turned off my music and didn’t even consider pushing the “Skip this ad” button either. The commercial was of P&G: Thank You, Mom and it was about the paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy. This was my first introduction to this interesting and inspiring woman. She and her mom, talk about how she was infected and how she lost her legs in the process and how all she wanted to do was go back to snowboarding.

When I first watched it, I kind of teared up a bit because it was so inspiring to hear of her story. I didn’t quite understand why I had decided to watch it. I’m usually not interested in watching those types of commercials, because I usually do my ugly cry and thankfully I didn’t. Sometimes I don’t feel a connection to disabled athletes because I was never one in school (Powder Puff Football doesn’t count) and watching everybody play sports including family members hardly had impact on me. When Dancing With The Stars cast was revealed last month. She was in Sochi, Russia competing in the Paralympic Games (which she ended up taking home a bronze medal) during the first couple of weeks of learning her steps for DWTS and her dance partner Derek Hough was right there with her, learning all about her and watching her snowboard down those giant hills! Before the first episode of the new season had aired she had a LONG schedule. She won her medal that Friday before, got on a plane, got home on Sunday and did camera blocking and costume fitting and on Monday had her first run on the dance floor in front of all America to see. If I thought the commercial inspired me, her dancing, sure made me have some hope inside of me that I hadn’t had before. When you watch shows like this, it inspires you to do the same or something similar and for me, I’ve always loved dance. From ballet to hip hop and then the Viennese waltz to the Paso. Just one little problem, I don’t have the ability to stand on my feet and my electric wheelchair doesn’t move as well as a push wheelchair either!

I’m pretty sure everybody can agree when I say this, that when it was revealed that she was to be on the show. The first thought was, oh my god! I hope her feet don’t go flying across the room! During Monday night’s episode, that was one of the worries of their dance. They were doing Swing dancing and I thought that was pretty cool! However, I was concerned about how she would be able to do that, because before watching her dance, I didn’t even know that her prosthetic legs could bend at the knee. So when she started moving her legs all around I was impressed! And thankfully that her legs didn’t go flying off and hit Bruno in the face! It’s a very strange feeling to find a sense of inspiration from somebody who can walk like a normal person but has prosthetic legs too. If we weren’t told that she was missing her legs, we wouldn’t wonder about her legs and it would just be about her dancing completely. However, I like the fact we know because she is inspiration to not only myself but others as well. I have always watched DWTS Monday night and after the show was over, dream about one of the male pro dancers teaching me to dance and before, it just made me sad. Now I’m happy that it actually leaves me with a smile because if a woman like Amy could do it, why should I feel ashamed being able to move my hips around in the comfort of my own room. She and Derek were safe from elimination this week. They haven’t announced what they’ll be dancing next week, but I’m excited to see it and I’ll be ready to vote like always!

The Luck Of Bloopers

I’ve had one of those days where I can’t explain how I am feeling and it’s starting to make worry. Since I’ve been depressed before, I’m a little worried that I could go back into that hole again since I stopped therapy last week. I’ve been feeling like I’m not in the mood to do anything and you can only blame the weather for so long. Sorry, but it’s true! I don’t think if I talk about it with my mom that she would really understand. Honestly I don’t think anybody understand, nobody did the last three times. I think I’d rather keep it inside than talk about it with my family. Yet I’m letting you guys know about it. Sometimes just letting it out on here, helps more than talking about it out loud. My body just feels drained and my sleep is out of it too. That might be it too. At least I’m eating like a freaking pig again. That’s a plus I guess! The only bit of happiness I have right now are my TV shows. Isn’t that weird? Last night nobody went home from Dancing With The Stars, because of technical issues from last week. Tonight I watched The Originals and loved it! I taped Agents of S.H.i.E.L.D. for tomorrow. However I have like two movies that I am almost finished with them. Oh, and my aunt told me that it’s been snowing off and on up north. It’s kind of weird to ask my sister if it’s snowing when over the weekend she was here. That was weird for me too! Luckily, I haven’t confused myself…yet.

Well, I’m “feeling” kind of tired so I’m going to lie down and watch some Frasier or Mad About You recordings. I listened to Katy Perry’s new album and it was pretty good. I didn’t finish it, but for the ones I heard were great! I love the sound of “Legendary Lovers” and I think my favorite is right now is “This Is How We Do” and it kind of has a hip-hop vibe to it. I’ll probably finish listening to the rest tomorrow. I’m trying to remember if I’m forgetting anything and I don’t think I am. Okay, thanks for letting me vent and thank you for ignoring my first paragraph. I’ll leave you with this.

Heaven Bend To Take My Hand…

Today has been a good day. Despite the pain in my lower back and stomach, it went pretty good! I finally got to sleep in this morning. I went to bed at midnight, slept for most of the night, and remember waking up to turn over to my other side and falling back asleep. I got up at 10:30am. I was a freaking happy camper! I probably won’t be able to sleep in tomorrow morning, because we are doing things differently this week. My mom is doing my nana’s errands a day earlier and we’re having lunch too. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get Subway. I am in need of a Chicken Bacon Ranch wrap. I haven’t had one in a while. I have been having a slow but relaxing day. It’s even a Wednesday, and it’s just been a calming day. I like days like these. It gives my brain full of doubts a break from life. I wasn’t even going to do a proper post for today and just do a quote instead, but I did have two good things that happened today. So I have to share this.

My mom went out to do her errands a day early too. When she got back, she literally put bags in the kitchen. I heard her break up ice on our front porch and come back in. When she went out again, she came back into the house with little Wren. Thankfully, I know which of the gray kittens are which. Winnie and Wren are both gray with some white, but Winnie has some orange around her face. Wren only has white around her face. My mom and sister still get confused but I go by their first pictures. Anyways, she put her on my bed and the kitten wanted to explore. Luckily this one didn’t take a dive off my bed like Winnie did the day before. Winnie is a very curious kitten. She literally left my room. It was kind of cute to see something so tiny just escape my room. Wren wanted to go off the bed but my mom caught her just in time. When she took her back outside, she brought my kitty Ivan. He is my buddy. My mom said he probably won’t fall asleep so fast since when she grabbed him, he was wrestling with Oreo. When she put him on my bed, he started walking around and staring at me. I must have had one hell of a hair do since he kept looking at me and even tried climbing up my hands to get closer to my face. I love when he does that!

He stayed in my room, slept for more than three hours. He actually slept on the bed this around. I couldn’t lay down because he tends to run off when I do that. So that whole time I fought through the pain in my back just for this kitten. After my mom put him back outside. I laid down for a bit and decided to sit back up. I “played” on the laptop and listened to music. Finally, I got up and decided to take a break from the music and laptop altogether. I grabbed my Kindle and sat back against my wall and read almost three chapters. I am almost finished with one of the books. I can’t read three books at once. I can’t get my brain to store all the information from all three books. So I am sticking to my guns and keep reading the book I am reading, finish it, do a book review, and move on to the next one!

In about two hours, the season finale of Law & Order: Specials Victims Unit will be on. It’s another cliffhanger episode too. I hate those for season finales. Last night Dancing With The Stars crowned a new champion. It was probably the only time my mom and I were actually agreeing with each other. As much I loved Aly and Mark. Kellie and Derek deserved that trophy especially after that amazing freestyle. I couldn’t believe Aly and Mark got fourth place, because (and my mom agreed on this too!) Jacoby and Karina’s freestyle wasn’t as awesome as Aly and Mark’s. My mom and I really think Derek should come back next season! My mom and I’s tv shows are all ending, but we have Major Crimes coming back this summer!! I’ve got my first summer series starting up on the third, it is Push Girls. I haven’t been able to watch it. I have watched three episodes, but I haven’t watched the first season as a whole. So I’m hoping as June comes closer that maybe Sundance Channel will be doing reruns. I have been seeing WEtv has been showing some episodes too! They would come on the same time as DWTS. That sucked I gotta say! So far I have three or four summer shows. Another favorite will start-up again, Breaking Pointe on the CW. I have a new show on ABC (I think) called The Mistresses that I may watch too. The only show I know that doesn’t end this week is Hannibal. Thank God!