I’m pretty bored at the moment. Everybody here is taking a nap and I’m not in a nap kind of frame right now, even though my body says it could just sleep for a few days. Apparently it hasn’t calm down yet from all the fun over the weekend. I went over to my nana’s today while my parents went on a bike ride. I got to try out my new wheelchair over at their house and it sucked. I felt trapped in it and I’m not just saying it because I had a seatbelt on either. When you’re so used to being able to reach the floor without your butt falling out of the chair or say you have the controller at your toes just ready for you to turn it, being in a chair that literally makes you feel like its swallowing you whole and feeling trapped and hopeless is pretty easy. Hopefully my dad can take our neighbor into fixing it to be a little lower and fix the cracking noise it seems to make everytime I make on the seat. There’s a lot of things that just don’t work on it well yet. So I’m doing a “currently” list as a part of my Ketchup With Us by Mel and Michele list theme.
Reading: Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning – Chapter 27 Trying: To be as quiet as I can be while having on my music on at the same time. Drinking: Cherry RC Texting: Nobody at the moment. Pinning: Other DIY stuff for shirts. Tweeting: My friend Claire Doing: Trying not to fall asleep and fall head first on the floor. Loving: The sunshine and Transformers commercials on TV. Hating: My new regular wheelchair. Discovering: New songs. Enjoying: My beautiful Wednesday Thinking: Oh, you don’t want to even know! Feeling: Discouraged Hoping: That what I want to do to a few of my shirts come out okay. Listening: Epica’s “The Quantum Enigma” Celebrating: Getting ready to celebrate next Monday’s special day! Smelling: Watermelon Considering: Reading after I finish this Finishing: The movie The Parent Trap Starting: The episodes I taped of Hey Arnold last night Thanking: God for getting out me out of the house and letting my feelings out.
Since this the last full week of June. I thought I’d do like a few days of lists for the ladies of Ketchup With Us. I think I did better than I thought I would. Even though I only did like ten of these types of posts, I still did better than the two days I only thought I would do. If you’ve been reading my blog before, you know that I am in complete love with my DVR. I did not think I would really love the whole rewinding, pauseing, and skipping the commercials buttons but I really have! I’ve had a lot of things still stored onto my side of the DVR. If you were to look on my parents and then look on mine, you’d be laughing your ass off! They have a buttload of scary movies mixed in with my dad’s Bizarre Foods and biker/gang shows. My mom has to tape her favorite shows like Roseanne, Everybody Loves Raymond, and her newly favorite The Good Wife. I’ve got my fair share of TV shows but not as many as both of them combined. Movies are what I have my DVR. I have to be really bored to watch several of them, but the rest I can watch all the time. So I’m making a list of my movies and TV shows that I have on my DVR right now. I will be a sad person if my parents change over to another company.
Mad About You
Mysteries At The Museum
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Captain America: The First Avenger
Alice In Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
The Lion King
Happy Feet Two
The Parent Trap
All Dogs Go To Heaven 2
Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity
Blue Collar Comedy Tour
Christina Aguilera: Back To Basics Down Under Tour
The ladies of Ketchup With Us, Meland Michele have been doing this amazing list theme for the whole month of June and I’ve only done four days of lists. I feel like a bad person, but I have actually do a lot of different types of lists over the years. I am too afraid that I might repeat myself in a way, so I have been very selective in choosing what kind of list I still haven’t done. Well that thought led me into a comment I got earlier this week and it was for my “Things I’ve Done” tab at the top in Bucket List. The lovely commenter said that “nobody rarely does a lists of achievements because they’ve forgotten all the little things that make their lives special and unique..” Her words, not mine I swear! I decided to share some things that I’ve done that maybe you don’t know I’ve done before.
Have a surprise party thrown for me – When I was in either second or third grade, my mom and nana put on this nice party for me. I remember that my aide took me to the bathroom and said we were going to take a detour and we ending up on the other side and found my entire class singing “happy birthday” when we walked out of the other side.
Go to Disney World – I went to Disney World a year after I had my surgeries and it was from the Make-A-Wish foundation. My family and I spent an entire week in Florida in this nice little community. One of the days it rained like the whole time we were there and on our day that we didn’t have anything planned, we could either go to the beach, go to Epcot, or to the place we went two days before. Guess what my stupid butt picked? I totally regret not going to Epcot. I’ve never been to a beach and didn’t think getting my wheelchair stuck in the sand would be a great idea either.
Try a Starbucks coffee – For my 21st birthday a normal person would go to a bar and get drunk, I spent my birthday shopping for books and clothes and one of the things I wanted to do was try something from Starbucks. Stupid me got the order wrong and I ended up with a real coffee that everybody agreed tasted awful! I literally couldn’t be around the smell of coffee for a month and being around my papaw was pure torture!
Have a pen pal – When I was in the fourth grade, we had pen pals from the other school in a nearby county. My person was another young girl that ended up inspiring me in a way. Back then, I didn’t have that good judgement and hated steak. Now I love it and everytime I eat it I think of her. Is that weird?
Bake cake pops – That was a fun experience! This was before I had patience at all and I matched my dad and sister. Blondie got this cake pop maker for Christmas and dad wanted to try it out one night, and the label said it would be an easy process. It wasn’t! It didn’t say how much batter to put in the holes and how long to keep them in the freezer after they get done baking and don’t get me started on the icing!
Decorate Easter eggs – I am like the best/worst person to ever do Easter eggs. Because as a kid I liked to get messy, I was never good at painting but that was easy! As an adult, it is a lot different! Now I know it’s just safe to be a helper instead of just decorating. As long as I don’t run over any eggs I’m okay!
Own a pair of skinny jeans – For me, since I already have skinny legs. Skinny jeans should be kind of easy to find right? Well, not when you have giant hips and an ass. Throughout my time in high school I had only one pair of skinny jeans that actually complemented my legs and the problem areas.
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. For the month of June, they’ve got a new prompt added to the mix and it is all about lists! Everybody loves a good list! So once you’re done with whatever you’ve chosen to do, just send it to their blogs!
In honor of the release of Linkin Park’s newest album “The Hunting Party” today. I thought I’d make a list of my favorite songs by them because I just let them have one week to talk about them, I must have a second week. Since I’ve already published this week’s Tune Tuesday post as well, I’ve had to make this a separate post which is perfectly fine with me.
Papercut – I literally use to listen to this song just because of the introduction. The “creepy” sounds of it just made me so happy when I was just getting into them. When I go to watch the music video for it though, I instantly return back to my junior year of high school, being in my Short Stories class reading about the story called The Yellow Wall Paper. Just remembering it and watching the video at the same time, it was like they were using it as a reference. I can never forget that story because of that music video.
Numb – I have always liked “Numb” and “In The End.” It’s those first songs of both albums that you remember hearing from your friends and they’ve just became your favorites because you can relate to them in more ways than one. When I was a senior in high school, I actually wanted to do a slow, piano version of the song as my senior solo in my choir class, but unfortunately my teacher told me that he didn’t like when girls sang guys songs. I was sad but I understood.
No More Sorrow – I love this song, it’s another good introduction song too. Just how the guitars sound at the very beginning, it’s got that very big rock sound that we didn’t really hear from them yet at that time. I love Chester’s screams and it’s a good song to handbang.
Victimized – It’s a short freaking song, but it’s a pretty powerful one though! If you’ve been a big LP fan for a long time and you like the two albums MTM then you REALLY missed Mike’s raps. That’s why everybody was pissed that it wasn’t longer, my problem about it was I really liked the sound in general. The drums and guitars just sounded so damn intense that I wanted to be longer than two minutes. You always like the shortest songs the most and wish they never end though.
Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer – I have to add one of the LP/Jay-Z mash ups from 2004. When we got that album, we only got it for my dad because he was obsessed with “Numb/Encore” and you can’t blame me because sadly I wasn’t into them fully yet. When I discovered them back in 2009 though, I became obsessed with this track and so did my mother. She was mainly addicted to Mike’s raps. I’m pretty proud of how much LP lyrics she knows.
Valentine’s Day – I love this song. It is one of those depressing songs that you just can’t help but listen to on Valentine’s Day and everybody that is a hardcore fan of LP knows YOU have to play it even if you’re having a good day. If you don’t, well then you’re not a fan. I’m just kidding!
Waiting For The End – This is another song that my mom and I were addicted to when it first came out. I am still addicted to it honestly. I still use it as my ringtone. I just love the sound of the guitars and of course Chester slow words. The fact that all of the members contributed vocals on that song, makes things that much better too!
New Divide – Yes, I was VERY sad to find out that LP was not going to be featured on the new Transformers movie but I do like Imagine Dragons take on it though. When ND came out, we hadn’t heard from them in a while and everybody was SO excited to hear new music from them.
Not Alone – For some odd reason, when I changed over to my new iPod majority of my favorite LP songs didn’t quite make it. This one included and this song has a powerful meaning since it was released after the wake of the Haiti tragedy. I love Chester’s soft lyrics as well as the nice melody of the drums too. So sweet and nice.
Across The Line – This song does not exist on any of the CDs but I think it was on one of the LPU special released demos. I love the lyrics of different topics from drugs and military. It’s very edgy and the guitars in the middle is just amazing awesome!
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!
For this week I have found another song that’s ten minutes long, hooray! It’s from a band in Germany called Xandria. I have used their songs as a timer before because, well majority of their songs are over the normal 3-4 minute mark. This song is the title track of their newly released album called “Sacrificium.”
It’s been a long week, but I think I had too much fun or crap in my head all weekend long to actually remember what all I did. It wasn’t all THAT great, but it was still pretty good though. I’m glad I’ve gotten out of the blogging everyday routine because like last night, I could have done a post about my day but I didn’t have to and I decided that I wasn’t going to mess around and put something together that would take all night to do. So I left it in my head for all instead. I’ve finally caved in and joined this Charlie Hunnam craze that every girl that I know has over him. When I first heard he was going to be Christian Grey, I was like “oh, of course they pick somebody who I’ve never seen on TV before.” I had three choices that I thought were good, but then as my friends were sending me pictures of him on Facebook I was like, “well, you’re okay.” When I heard he quit I was like, “yes!” and then I heard about Jamie Dorian and I was back to “WHAT?!” again. My dad has a few seasons of Sons of Anarchy and I didn’t think I’d get into it because it was motorcycle related. Too close to my dad and his train of thoughts–not saying he’s like these guys in any way shape or form–I went and caved in and watched the first disc on Friday night. I am proud to say that I am a fan of SOA but still iffy about Charlie though. I mean, he’s got some good points, some REALLY good points! I just don’t like his English accent, it’s light as crap and not as thick as most. Everytime I take a break from watching the show, I have to listen to metal/rock. Yeah, that’s what I’ve gotten myself into lately.