Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 03-Your favorite actor

This is going to be a too long list, lol

Hugh Jackman
-He's a good actor. He can do drama, comedy, you name it
Sylvester Stallone
-Like most actors, he can do almost any role. Play a big, tough mob guy, a soft, romantic role, a cartoon voice, etc. I think he's a good actor and also handsome for his age. Hard to believe that he also has a ton of tattoos on his shoulders and back. Even if he does have wrinkles and a little gray hair, who cares? He's still a good actor
Robert De Niro
-I think he's a good actor. He seems to do more drama than comedy. Although when he does comedy, it's hilarious. Like in Shark Tale, he did the voice of a shark mob boss and this shark even had the same mole on his cheek as De Niro does
Joe Pesci
-He can do drama perfectly and when he's being funny, it's funny. My favorite movie with him would have to be, WITHOUT A DOUBT, is My Cousin Vinny. He is hysterical in there, with his Brooklyn accent. Not only that, Joe Pesci just looks like an overall sweet, kind guy. But when he has a serious expression on his face, it makes you a little wary
Jet Li
-Most of his movies, not shockingly, feature martial arts. It still blows my mind how fast he moves. Mostly he does martial arts films, like Romeo Must Die, Cradle 2 the Grave, Kiss of the Dragon, The Forbidden Kingdom, etc and drama like War, Unleashed, etc. Most of the drama movies he does even seem to feature his freakishly fast martial arts skills. Not only that, but I think he's very handsome, which some would say is odd, saying a man of Chinese descent is handsome. I think he is very handsome. I love his eyes. Very beautiful
Chow Yun-fat
-Unlike other actors from Asia, who might specialize in martial arts like Jet Li or Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat is just a typical actor who happens to be from China. His movies are usually dark, moody dramas, where there is little or no martial arts. In fact, for his role as the Monk with No Name in Bulletproof Monk, he had to be taught martial arts and with that, he performed what is called "gun-fu", a mixture of creative gunplay and martial arts
Alan Rickman
-I've only seen a few movies with him in it, apart from the Harry Potter series. He was really good in the Alice In Wonderland series, playing the blue caterpillar Absolom. I can't even watch the Harry Potter series without wanting to cry knowing he's gone from this world. But, I figure watching movies with him in it sort of honor his life.

I'm officially sad: Deep Purple may not be touring for much longer...

There are rumors swirling in the Purple camp that their upcoming tour, dubbed the "Long Goodbye Tour" might be among their last
The legendary band behind some of the biggest hits in rock- "Black Night", "Strange Kind of Woman", "Burn", "Smoke on the Water", "Highway Star" and others are already lining up dates for 2017. This could be the last of the tours for this legendary rock band

This tour is scheduled to start Nov. 17 and run through to 2018, with tickets going on sale Dec. 9. There are five dates in the UK on the roster, they are: 11/17-Barclaycard Arena Birmingham, 11/18-Manchester Arena, 11/20-Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, 11/22-SSE Hydro Glasgow, 11/23-The O2, London. Ironically, it will mark 50 years this band has been around, which is a huge checkpoint in a band's career, especially considering there are quite a few bands celebrating 50 years or 40 years of rocking out. This is something to celebrate, being relevant in rock for nearly 50 years!

Previously, Ian Paice, the band's iconic drummer, who has been the only constant member throughout the repeated changes in lineup, was diagnosed with a mini-stroke during last summer when he reported that he woke up and couldn't feel the right side of his body. While he recovered, Deep Purple had to cancel shows, which is a first for Ian Paice

If this really is the case, then it seems they are going out on a VERY HIGH note. They are currently working on their 20th studio album, Infinite, due to release sometime next year

Friday, December 2, 2016

Something that really annoys me

Something that really annoys me is when people have to wear shirts for bands and they don't even listen to those bands. You see someone wearing a Def Leppard shirt and you ask them "Do you like Def Leppard?" and their response is something like "No, I just think it's a cool-looking shirt."

This drives me INSANE!! When I wear band shirts, they are for bands I actually listen to and love. I give you a great example of this. When I was in the ninth grade, one of my classmates came to school wearing a horrendously inappropriate shirt. She had to change and came back to class wearing a black Led Zeppelin shirt advertising their 1975 Tour of the US. It featured the famous "fallen angel" logo of Swansong Records, their label. I asked if she was a fan of the band. "Who is Led Zeppelin?" she asked. When I told her that Led Zeppelin was a British hard rock band from the late 1960s, early 1970s, she said "Seriously? Those guys are still living? I thought they all died of drugs or something. You know most of those musicians were drug addicts. I just had to change my shirt because our principal said my other one was too inappropriate and this one looked cool. I don't even know who Led Zeppelin is. I don't like rock music."

My basic rule of thumb is this: if you don't like the band, don't wear the shirt!! Seriously, the whole point of wearing band shirts is to show the world who you support when you're too busy rocking out to whoever gets your blood pumping!! Don't wear a band shirt simply because you think it looks cool or because someone made you wear a different shirt or whatever. Wear a band shirt because you love that band or musician!!!!!!

Day 02-A movie you want to see

This isn't hard, lol. Although I don't know if it applies to new/old movies or movies that would be awesome if they exists

If there is ever a movie made about how Black Sabbath came to be, I WILL BE IN LINE TO SEE IT!!

I would love to see all of the Mad Max movies. I saw one, can't remember which, and there was a muscular, blonde guy in there that made my stepdad and sister automatically think of Rob Halford from Judas Priest because of the shirt having hardly any sleeves and having blonde hair, lol
Scarpa would be another. It has Sylvester Stallone in it and he's an actor I like

The Life and Times of John Gotti. Anyone who goes to see this, I have to tell you-that film was filmed mostly in Cincinnati, OH! WHERE I LIVE! There's also someone I know in the film, a man named Frank Rosiello. He's a friend of my aunt Jeananne and works in concierge services at Great American Ballpark, where our local baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, play.

I'd like to see Labyrinth again. I saw it once before and now want to get it. Come on, how can anyone say no to dancing with David Bowie????
The Secret Life of Pets. This has recently come out and it's about what pets do when their owners are away. There's one scene in the previews that shows a poodle listening to classical music when its owner is there, but the second he leaves, he turns on this loud metal music. It's hilarious!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 01-Your favorite quote

"Life is what happens when you are making other plans"-John Lennon
"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind"-Gandhi
"The time is always right to do something right"-Martin Luther King Jr.
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination"-Nelson Mandela
"Keep Calm and Carry On"-WWII Britain quote
"The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless & free your action will be"-Dalai Lama
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold"-Bob Marley
"Love is all you need"-The Beatles
"Let it be"-The Beatles

December Birthdays

Since it's December, time to say Happy Birthday to the following people

Gabriel Jagger
-Birth name: Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger
-DOB: 12/9/1997
-Where: New York
-Has half siblings named Jade Jagger, Karis Jagger and Lucas Jagger and siblings Georgia May, Elizabeth, James Jagger
Gabriel Jagger and sister Georgia May
Rick Savage
-Birth name: Richard Savage
-DOB: 12/2/1960
-Where: Sheffield, England
-Had a promising career in football (soccer) for Sheffield United despite being a fan of the oddly named Sheffield Wednesday
Still handsome...
Ozzy Osbourne
-Birth name: John Michael Osbourne
-DOB: 12/3/1948
-Where: Birmingham, England
-Has three older sisters named Jean, Iris, Gillian and two younger brothers named Tony and Paul
Lucy Liu
-Birth name: Lucy Alexis Liu
-DOB: 12/2/1968
-Where: Queens, New York
-Known for her role as medical examiner Dr. Joan Watson on the series Elementary
Phil Collen
-Birth name: Philip Kenneth Collen
-DOB: 12/8/1957
-Where: London, England
-Grew up only a few streets away from future Iron Maiden members Paul Di'Anno and Adrian Smith
Wow, is he still cute!
Simon Helberg
-Birth name: Simon Maxwell Helberg
-DOB: 12/9/1980
-Where: Los Angeles, California
-Best known for his role as MIT graduate engineer Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory
He's my favorite one
Richard Hammond
-Birth name: Richard Mark Hammond
-DOB: 12/19/1965
-Where: Solihull, England
-Nicknamed "Hamster" because of his short height
Very handsome
Lemmy Kilmister
-Birth name: Ian Fraser Kilmister
-DOB: 12/24/1945
-Where: Stoke-on-Trent, England
-DOD: 12/28/2015
-Where: Los Angeles, California
-Earned his nickname "Lemmy" because he was always bumming money off people, as in "Lemmy a fiver"
It's very sad to know he's gone
Dave Murray
-Birth name: David Michael Murray
-DOB: 12/23/1956
-Where: London, England
-Lived in a variety of Salvation Army shelters with his sisters Pauline and Janet growing up to avoid their dad's bad moods and also because they were so poor
My definite favorite one in Maiden!

30 Day Challenge-About You

I always love these types of challenges because you can learn so much about people. I love learning about people, but the hardest part is usually initiating the conversation. I'm the kind of person who, if I'm sitting at a bar, I wait for someone to talk to me before I start talking. What can I say? I'm sort of shy around those I don't know. So, here's a challenge I found on Tumblr. Ironically, you can find a lot of 30 day challenges there. So here is a 30 day challenge about you. You can just copy and paste it into a new post. Just be sure to copy the link for the site, so you can state your source.

Day 01 — Your favorite quote.
Day 02 — A movie you want to see.
Day 03 — Your favorite actor.
Day 04 — A good book.
Day 05 — A recipe
Day 06 — Something random.
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy.
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad.
Day 09 — Your favorite song.
Day 10 — Your favorite idol.
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently.
Day 12 — Something random.
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book.
Day 15 — Something that is currently over-rated.
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry.
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Something random.
Day 19 — A talent of yours.
Day 20 — A hobby of yours.
Day 21 — Your favorite movie.
Day 22 — Whatever tickles your fancy.
Day 23 — A photo of you taken over 10 years ago.
Day 24 — Something random.
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail.
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail.
Day 27 — This month, in great detail.
Day 28 — This year, in great detail.
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days.
Day 30 — Something random.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Private Games by James Patterson

This is, once again, a novel in the Private series by James Patterson
This particular story takes place in 2012, during the Olympic Games in London. The Private London office is getting swamped with agents from all over the globe, all filing into London for security passes since the Private London office has been granted with the task of providing security for the Games. The head agent for this office is Peter Knight, who was made manager of the office after his boss, Dan Carter and four of his colleagues were killed in a mysterious plane crash. (BTW, to know this, read Private London by James Patterson).

Meanwhile, people associated with the Games and athletes are being targeted and killed by a figure known only as Cronus. He is aided by three figures known only as the Furies. They believe the Olympic Games have been tainted by corruption and the only way to "cleanse" the Games is to murder those they deem unworthy of performing the Games.

Private London by James Patterson

This is, yet again, another earlier entry in the Private series by James Patterson. This series of novels follows a fictitious investigation agency called Private, with locations all around the world.
This story in particular follows a former Royal Military Police officer named Dan Carter and his employees at Private London. His task is to go to the US and escort a young woman named Hannah Shapiro to London for schooling. She is reading psychiatry at Chancellors University, in central London. Her father is a wealthy industrialist who, when she was 13, had been unable to pay the ransom on her and her mother. But not before Hannah was forced to watch as her mother was raped and murdered by her captors. Years later, she is escorted to London and Dan asks that Chloe Smith, the daughter of his former commanding officer Richard Smith, act as bodyguard. But, one night, while at a bar on campus, Hannah is kidnapped and held for ransom while Chloe is attacked. Her, Hannah and another girl, Laura, are all under aliases, protecting their identities. It turns out that Hannah had staged the whole thing as a sort of payback to her father for not coming to get her and being forced to watch her mother die before her eyes.

It's kind of like reading an episode of Law and Order UK to be pretty honest. In fact, the main character, Dan Carter, if he were a real person, I would bet would look EXACTLY like Ben Daniels, who played Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel

November Birthdays

Since it's November, time to say Happy Birthday to the following people

Rick Allen
-Birth name: Richard John Cyril Allen
-DOB: 11/1/1963
-Where: Derbyshire, England
-Lost his arm in a car crash
Tommy Thayer
-Birth name: Thomas Cunningham Thayer
-DOB: 11/7/1960
-Where: Portland, Oregon
-Previously played in a band called Black N' Blue
Billy Idol
-Birth name: William Michael Albert Broad
-DOB: 11/30/1955
-Where: Middlesex, England
-Got his nickname "Idol" from a teacher saying "William is idle" and knowing there was already someone with the last name of "Idle", he changed it to "Idol"