When Music Takes Over The Conversation, Or In This Case A Blog Post

Ever have a conversation with one of your family members where you’ve had every subject in the world but yet there’s that one subject that is still a bit awkward to talk about? My nana and I talk about everything, and I mean everything! There are certain things you can’t tell your parents and telling your friends and always getting that impression that they’re thinking wrongly of you. Even though everybody that is around me, they’ve usually known me forever and are fine with my attitude and personality. It’s everybody else who doesn’t understand. I know not everybody should understand you, but in my life I’d rather have people know who I am, then try to guess or ask around. If you’ve done this, you are an idiot. Unless you’ve asked family members then you’re fine.

Anyways, back to the beginning. I went to my nana’s today for lunch. We always have fun chatting about a hundred things at a time. It usually gets converted to something about Adam Lambert. If you don’t know about this. My nana is a BIG Adam Lambert fan. It’s getting kind of normal to know my nana likes the same music I do. Anytime I have something new that I like I give the links to songs either on YouTube and send them to her Spotify account. Yeah, she’s that high-tech. She’s got a sense of humor and knows what she likes musically. From Elvis, Bon Jovi, Adam, and Queen. She discovered those on her own, well sort of. I got her into Linkin Park. That’s the only rock act I got her into so far. I’ve sent her songs I thought she’d like by sound. I don’t normally send her anything lyrically. I’m not always about lyrics, just sound. Then Sixx:A.M. came along and I sent her “This Is Gonna Hurt” to her Spotify and of course, she loved it!

I’ve recently sent her a few songs. I’ve sent her Within Temptation’s Somewhere (Acoustic), Adelitas Way’s Alive, and Nightwish’s I Want My Tears Back. I sent her these tracks at the beginning of the month. She said she liked them, but she didn’t act as excited as the next three I sent her. I had sent The Civil Wars’ song Poison & Wine on Spotify, but I had to send her Soldiers by Otherwise and I Can’t Wait by Runner Runner via YouTube. She really liked Soldiers. She has a good sense with music. Certain people can’t really see it because it gets blocked by her obsession with Adam. No offense towards her, because we all have that one artist or band we go absolutely nuts for! However, I have about 20 of them. I’m not really obsessed with them, I just love them enough to be a respectful fan. Not saying every obsessed fan isn’t respectable.

Beautiful

Despite what the weather is doing outside my window at the moment. It keeps going back and forth between being calm to raging with high winds and thunder clashes around the entire house. The weather might be going crazy, but it’s not going to stop me from having a great day. I say that we a lot of confidence even if my mood starts to shut down on me. It will be a great day all day long. Days like these, feels like God’s little presents. Such a blessing to have a day like this, feel good inside and out (even though, I’m having pain in my hips) and things seem to be going right for me. I’m not thinking twice today, and I’m loving it! Something that makes this day that much better is the obvious, I got my book in the mail and from there it’s been nonstop smiles. Well, and a few laughs too. I thought I’d get it around noon, but God had other plans. It came around 11:30am. Dad surprised me with that and took it out of the package and made me wait until he was done looking at it to begin reading it. Yes, I started reading it as soon as he left the room.

About four pages in, I updated everybody on my Twitter that my book had come in and I tweeted my friend Jess, she had told me earlier that it is a lot bigger compared to the other books on her bookshelf. I thought it was going to be thick, but I didn’t expect HUGE! My other friend Fabi, I’ve been talking to her a lot lately, she’s one of my newer friends and a very big fan of Nikki Sixx. It makes things that much nicer! Anyways, she retweeted my tweet about my book and we had a mini conversation about the book and she realized after I said, “it’s freaking HUGE” sounded a bit dirty, at this point I laughed and went, “lol it does oops.” I didn’t notice at first but it’s fine. We talked a little bit more about how I was going to get my family reading it after I get done reading it. Which is going to be interesting, dad doesn’t really read anything but the newspapers and some cookbooks. Mom doesn’t usually have time to read it. It’s not in Emily’s range of books, but I think it could be something she’d like since she always wants to be less judgemental to others.

I’m already at page 29 and I got online to my Twitter (because before I was tweeting from my phone) and tweeted another one of my friends from a chat we had a while ago. Five minutes after ending that conversation, a certain tweet pops up and I instantly got all happy again. Not that I wasn’t happy talking to my friends, it was just an added bonus when this tweet showed up. It was from Nikki Sixx saying, “31 years ago Motley Crue was born. Horns and all.” How ironic is it, that my book comes in on same day as Motley was born? I mean, come on! That’s like the best thing ever! And I thought hearing our dog ChiChi singing at 5am this morning was the best thing ever! I was wrong, that is better! ChiChi is always good at singing and she always sings. But this was different. I’m a newly Motley Crue fan and this was the coolest thing ever to be apart of. Getting Nikki Sixx’s second book on a day like this is amazing!

Two more things that makes today better. Dad went to get more movies. He usually gets his scary movies that him and Emily enjoy. Even though Em doesn’t really like horror movies anymore because of “The Devil Inside.” I don’t really blame her there. He usually gets around, what looks like 10 movies altogether. He got me Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Jeff Dunham, and Friends With Benefits. Having Justin Timberlake in this amazing mix of goodness is awesome! Especially when I think he has his shirt off in this movie. I’m so excited! That sounds a bit dirty there too. Sorry about that, it’s going to be one of those days! Another good thing about today, well I found out about today. My favorite show Happily Divorced is going to be coming back on my TV screen in March! That’s the same month Dancing With The Stars come back on too! Yay! Okay, I’m done!

Back Into Routine

I’m really hoping tomorrow is a good day for me. I’m suppose to be getting my book in the mail, I’ve been waiting for this book for a while now. We had to redo the order after waiting four days, my mom went on her email Friday morning while I was still asleep and found out she had to redo everything because the order or card didn’t go through. Nice! I woke up that morning like every morning hoping my book would come in that day so I wasn’t on the internet all day long. When mom told me I was pissed! But yet my gut was telling me something was wrong about that anyways, I just didn’t bother listening to it. So she came in my room after I got done eating my lunch and showed me how they track where it is at each day. Which I thought was pretty cool! She told me I could still buy a Kindle book, but after Thursday afternoon of finding certain ones but only thinking the book I ordered, I just said to myself I’ll wing it for a few days. If my book doesn’t come in tomorrow I’ll be very angry.

After I read Duff’s book, I had all this confidence that I could really do these drawings, and get them all done. Well then after a few days I went from really good self-confidence to back to all these bad thoughts. The doubts came swinging back. Between the withdrawal of not reading anything for a few days and the doubts, it wasn’t a good combination. So I decided to ask mom about ordering an actual book with my Amazon gift card I got for Christmas. It was one of the last cards that lasted a lot longer than any card I’ve ever gotten. Anyways, my original plan was to order This Is Gonna Hurt and get on Kindle edition Steven Adler’s book. That was my actual plan, but apparently my mom only heard of one book come out of my mouth. The card I had was a $15 gift card. Between both books I’d need about two cards just to get these books. We ordered Nikki’s book and I didn’t bother asking for the Kindle book because I didn’t think it would take this long to come in.

I know I’m not done with this little web of “musician” biographies yet. Everytime I go on Amazon, I automatically end up there. After this book, I got to get Steven Adler and Tommy Lee’s books on my Kindle. Then afterwards go to a book store or order The Dirt, the confession book by the members of Motley Crue. After that book I’ll be done. It’s like a series, you know the characters (members) from the other books, different stories and struggles, and different beginnings. I still can’t get a good answer to explain why I’m only reading books by the members of both Gn’R and Motley Crue. I definitely couldn’t answer that question, I still stumble on my words when somebody asks me. I wish I had an answer, I can say they’re very good! I can’t wait to get back into routine. Cross your fingers and toes for me!