Look for the girl in the faded blue Dodgers hat and she's gone...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I Seem To Be Struck By You...

Hello everyone! Happy Holidays to you all! My Christmas gift to you all is number 4 of the 50 CELEBRITY DATES CHALLENGE

Tom Sturridge is a British actor that more people really should know about. He most recently starred in the awesome film that I did not get to see-The Boat that Rocked.

He's also part of the "Brit Pack" which includes Robert Pattinson, but we're going to ignore that fact for now.

Sturridge is a double threat as he has both a British accent and pretty, pretty blue eyes.

If I were to date Tom Sturridge...I would first tell him to not bring Robert Pattinson along. Then we would go to an underground London club and hear some great music. After we would go grab a bite to eat. I would wear something like this...

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season and I wish you all a Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm Moving to Canada!

Hello all! I hope your having a fantastic Friday! I believe it's time I continued with the 50 CELEBRITY DATES CHALLENGE, I owe it to you to show you the next man I have prepared for you. (it's Friday, we deserve good stuff.)


I don't know much about Luke Schenn, but what I do know is that he is HOT. And he's Canadian which explains the title of this post. All of the hot boys are Canadian, so I'm metaphorically moving to Canada.

As for the hockey stuff, he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leaves in 2008 and now I don't hate the maple leaves as much anymore!! He's also a defense man which explains a lot because it is my opinion that they are the hottest of the hockey players.

Now, if I were to date Luke Schenn, It would probably be...I have no idea because I am so distracted by his adorable hotness. I think I'm in love.

I hope you've enjoyed this installment of THE 50 CELEBRITY DATES CHALLENGE. I know I did. *Spasm*

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

You Can Sit Beside Me When the World Comes Down

Bleg. It is no fun being home sick. I got like two hours of sleep last night, but luckily I took a nap and now I feel better. Today I'm going to continue the 50 CELEBRITY DATES CHALLENGE! with

Ryan Gosling is best known for his role in the uber sappy romantic movie "The Notebook" With the help of my dearest aunt Mandi, I know him for his band (who I highly advocate listening to) Dead Man's Bones.

Gosling also has a regular gig deejaying at the club The Bardot. I personally think that's the most awesome thing I guy could tell me he did for fun, and from what I've read he seems to have really good taste in music.

If I were to go on a date with Ryan Gosling, it would probably be live music. We would either go and see a classic like Paul McCartney, or I would go and see his band in concert.

On said fictional date, I would probably wear something like this-

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Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Friday, I'm In Love!

So, I have decided to introduce a new feature here to the old blog that I thought might be fun, I call it 50 CELEBRITY DATES CHALLENGE which is just basically an excuse for me to ramble on about hot guys 50 different times. Let it begin!!


Evan Longoria is the incredibly attractive third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. I first noticed him when I was flipping through channels and saw he was an an episode of ESPN's show E:60. He is not related to Eva Longoria in any way (no matter how much Boston fans chant it). As long as he stays away from Ed Hardy clothing Evan is one fine specimen of baseball player.

When your looking through your closet and you see your Ed Hardy T-shirt hanging there, do us all a favor and don't do it. Do you really want to wear clothing that has been associated with Jon Gosselin ever?

If I were to go on a date with Evan Longoria...
It would probably be very low key because although I know little, I imagine those are the funnest kind of dates.
It would be after he got done with practice.

We would go somewhere low key and grab a bite to eat, before we went to the movies. We would go and see "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" because we're funny and hip like that.

(He's so cute when he's happy!!)

I would wear something like this:

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This is Radio Clash, Consider YOUR position!

Welcome to the second installment of

The second person you need know about is Joe Strummer.

Best known as the front man of legendary punk band The Clash, Joe was able to expand the horizons of punk rock to include other genres like reggae and ska along with many other things.

White Riot
London's Burning
English Civil War
White Man in the Hammersmith Pallais
Janie Jones
Lost in the Supermarket
Jimmy Jazz
Rudie Can't Fail
Clash City Rockers
and my personal favorite:

Joe Strummer's given name was actually John Graham Mellor, but he also went by the name Woody (in honor of everybody's inspiration Woody Guthrie) before he ever came to his iconic stage name. His musical inspiration was diverse, ranging from The Ramones (who influenced about every punk act that ever existed) to The Rolling Stones. It was R&B however, that would ultimately captivate Strummer, leading him to form the 101'ers. The line up would consist of:
Clive Timperley
Martin Stone
Dan Kelleher
Richard Dudanski
Simon Cassell
Alvaro Peña-Rojas
Antonio Narvaez
Julian Yewdall
Tymon Dogg
Marwood Chesterton aka " Mole"
Patrick Nother

The 101'ers would be short lived however as the Clash would be formed 1976. The Clash quickly gained fame, known for their seething lyrics and brutal style. As the main lyricist of the band, Strummer combined with Mick Jones (Who will probably be coming up in another edition) to create some of the most well known and thought provoking songs of all time.

Strummer is ultimately known for his socially aware lyrics that dealt with touchy subjects such as racism, world events, and more im
portantly, boredom. Using this, Strummer was able to get a bored and angry England to stop and think about the world around them. He was willing to write about things that other acts wouldn't touch with a 10 foot poll.

His trademark instrument? a battered 1966 fender telecaster that might just possibly be the most awesome thing I have ever seen. (the guitar on the left for anyone who's wondering)

Joe Strummer was an amazing man, who's name isn't mentioned enough with legendary performers and inspirational people in general.

Come back soon for the third installment of

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We All Shine On

Welcome to the first installment of-
by Kylie Reece

The first person you need know about is John Lennon.
Most famous as one half of the songwriting duo Lennon/McCartney, John Lennon was not only known for his time with the Beatles as he was without them. The essential Beatles songs that you should listen to that are written by Lennon include-
Come Together
In My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows
Strawberry Fields Forever
I'm Only Sleeping
And Your Bird Can Sing
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
A Day in the Life

Born October 9th 1940, Lennon was the oldest of the Beatles and would ultimately be the first to go. Raised by his aunt Mimi from an early age, Lennon had a very active imagination and loved books by Lewis Carroll and drawing cartoons. At the age of fifteen he heard his first Elvis Presley song and was inspired to learn to play the guitar. On July 6, 1957 he was introduced to a young Paul McCartney who was attending a gig for Lennon's band the Quarrymen which he would soon join. McCartney and Lennon were a dynamic duo, both using the death of their mothers as inspiration to write songs for the rest of their lifetimes ("Julia" for Lennon and "Let it Be" for McCartney) Lennon was soon introduced to George Harrison via Paul McCartney and 3/4 of what was to become the Beatles was now formed.

That was just an early history of Lennon's life. He would go on to be publicly chastised for comments about the Beatles being "more popular than Jesus", marry Cynthia Powell with whom he had a son-Julian Lennon, write hundreds of songs, marry Yoko Ono, become world known for his wanting of world peace.

Perhaps the one thing that truly stands out among his legacy, would be the lyrics to "Imagine"

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Tune in soon for the next installment of PEOPLE YOU NEED KNOW ABOUT

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Your Too Shy, Shy

And it's driving me crazy. Everyone has something that they wish they could change about themselves. Guess what mine is? You've got it! I wish I wasn't so dang shy all the time. I'm out going once you get to know me, but otherwise I think I might get mistaken for a mute!! I get so terrified that I just sit there and don't say anything. I'm one of those people who wait for someone else to make the first move and I'm certain that it's going to play havoc with my dating life once the time comes around. But I suppose I just have to approach it with a determined mentality if I want to change it. If that means forcing my vocal chords to speak, so be it.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Instant Karma!

Best Friday of my high school career? possibly. I knew I was due for a good day, and I suppose it came today!

I was in English class, where we were discussing a coming multimedia persuasion project. My teacher (who doubles as my journalism teacher) asked for all students who wanted to write an essay instead to raise their hands. Being a somewhat decent writer (I've been told I'm actually quite good, but the pessimist in me begs to differ, but that's not the point.) I raised my hand. The teacher then told me that he actually wanted me to do this project for journalism class. When it was time to break into groups to discuss the project, I asked him if he wanted me to do it for anything specific, like the paper. He said no, but since it will be likely that I will be in a "position of leadership" next year (in the journalism class) he wanted me to have the training. I didn't think anything of that particular sentiment until afterwards.

He basically just told me I was going to be an editor next year.

Now, I really don't want to infer too much into it, because he could mean a team leader (photo, layout ect.) but he definantly seems to like my writing, so I think that is possibly what he meant. I am thinking if this is the case it's only going to be a section editor, but it's quite possible that come senior year he could be meaning an editor-in-chief position. It would be logical, seeing as by then I would have had three years in the program.

However, knowing my luck he didn't mean anything and I'll still be a staff writer next year. But hey! Things do appear to be looking up! and who knows, maybe I'm better at this whole newspaper thing than I give myself credit for. I don't think these decisions are made until towards the end of the year, so I'm not getting my hopes up quite yet.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Don't Call it a Comeback I've Been Here For Years!!

Alas, I'm feeling much better about life today. I really need to stop stressing over what I can't really control. But that's a whole other thing in and of itself.
I actually had a good day today. Satan the drivers ed teacher seemed to be in a semi-not bad mood. Looking forward to tonight when I have an excuse to watch hockey! I'm writing an article for the school paper and I got my editor to give me an extra day so I could do the Chicago Blackhawks game today!! YAY!! Other than that I suppose it was an uneventful day today. I'm just happy to be happy.

And now to add to my happiness-Guess who's skating again for my beloved Hawks? Johnny Toews is back baby!! He won't play today, but I consider it a good sign. I do miss Tazer and hope he gets back soon.

Tomorrow is also early out, which is awesome. I've never been so grateful for girls volleyball in my life.

All the best to y'alls!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's Just Me Against the World Today

So I think I just had possibly the worst day not only of my own life, but possibly known to man. It started off bad and then just kept getting worse. First off, what I thought was going to be a simple career aptitude test turned out to be a !@#$% PRACTICE A.C.T. TEST!!! Then when I went to go take it, I went into the wrong classroom and had to be directed to the right one. Then there was the test itself. It literally made my brain hurt. I got so pissed off on the English part of the test because unless you are going to become a newspaper editor, its worthless. Otherwise all you have to do is use COMMON SENSE! You should be able to tell easily when something you've written doesn't make sense!! Then came the satanic part.
I didn't have a flying fart in space what ANY of the answers were so it got to the point where I just started filling in random letters! I honestly wanted to cry.
Then came the reading portion which was bad because I was still having a mental meltdown about the math part! and they really need to find better pieces of writing to use rather than ones that are written by third graders.
Then came science was esentailly Math II. They might as well have written it in a foreign language, then I might have understood it better.
So at the end of the test I was ready to start crying and still had all my classes to go to. I got to journalisim class where I'm the only sophmore and the teacher said-
"Poor sophmores just basically took the ACT test." and not only that but he went on to say that they were being sent off to Iowa City to be graded! I wanted to just go home, bawl my eyes out, and never come back.
Then I had to go to drivers ed where I swear the teacher has to be satan. He harbors no compassion for anyone and I'm pretty sure he murdered Santa Claus. HE gave us a test and I failed that one too!! I wanted to cause the man physical pain!
So the point of this tragedy is that I hate my life and other people must hate it too.

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Long Time Ago, In a Glitter Covered Galaxy Far, Far Away....

Darth Adam reared his photoshopped head.

Now children, here's an example of photoshop gone wrong. When the person in the photo no longer resembles the proper gender when your finished, you've done too much. When I first saw this I thought, "Who's she?"

Then I realized that this was indeed Adam Lambert that I was unable to stop looking at. It was so amazingly tacky and terrible that I found myself transfixed by the weird that was before me. He looks like a reject from smurf land with that incredibly stupid looking blue hair, and to satisfy is fans (aka the sparklecows as they are known to some) he doesn't apear to be wearing a shirt. I honestly don't understand their obessesion with him, do they think they can turn him straight? And on the topic of mythical creatures...

So to all you unicorns out there, STEP IT UP! Adam is out glamming you! Show this David Bowie wannabe that you will not be outdone! Send him back to the glam tranny planet from which he came!!

And in other news, somewhere Debbie Gibson is cringing with disgust.

I now leave you with Patrick Kane, the incredibly adorable Right Wing for the Chicago Blackhawks,
For Your Entertainment.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hello, I Love You.

Sooooooooooooooooo......In lieu of my dearest aunt Mandi's fantastic pictures of Ryan Gosling, I have decided to post my hall of fame hot guys.






Those are the top five ever to be hot. Ya think I have a thing for blue eyes?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Post in Which There Isn't a Scene, But There Is an Arms Race

Happy early weekend!! Headed out of town here very shortly, going up to the family cabin. Should be tons o' fun!
So today, I was arguing with Suze on the difference between punk, and a scene kid. I told her that I was probably going to be a punk rocker for Halloween and she said-
"But, that's how you are normally!!"
Now, today I was wearing my Killers t-shirt, red jeans, my black leather messanger bag which I kidnapped from my mother, and my trusty brown boots. She tried to say that this outfit was punk, when in reality it looked more scene kid.

If we want to see what punk is-a perfect example would be Sid Vicious, former bassist for the Sex Pistols. The daily punk uniform includes (or it used to anyway)
A leather jacket
acid washed jeans
offending images/sayings printed on t-shirt
Black worn out converse
in a woman's case-the possible plaid skirt
Motorcycle boots
Doc Martens
Now of course not all of these things are to be worn at the same time. A good example of female punk style would definitely be Blondie's frontwoman Debbie Harry.

A scene kid's daily uniform consists of essentially what I was wearing today.
tight, skinny, Colored Jeans
Poorly done eyeliner
Band t-shirt
unusual color in the hair
ipod in the ears
Angsty band playing on said ipod

A good example of male scene kid fashion-Fall out Boy

Female scene kid fashion-Haley Williams of Paramore

Glad I could clear that up. I obviously tend to lean towards scene kid fashion, but I do enjoy the punk look. I wish I owned a pair of Doc Martens.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Post in Which I Decide That No, He Doesn't Look a Thing like Jesus. But He Does Talk Like A Gentelman.

(That picture was taken at the show I went to!! that amazing dance move was during "Spaceman")

Yes indeed. This September I was able to attend a magically spectacular display of amazingness, otherwise known as a Killers concert. I went with Suze, by dearest best friend and we brought the house down :D
The opening act was really good, although try as we might we just could not catch the name of their band!! After they finished we expected to be amazed by the band we had actually payed to see, but instead we were met by a 10 minute intermission to set up the next surprise's gear.
We were then treated to yet another opening act, which did not sit well with the restless, Killers hungry crowd. It wasn't because the crowd didn't want another opening act, it was because we were being treated to the musical stylings of a MARIACHI BAND!!! Not only does no one enjoy mariachi, but the lead singer obviously had no idea that an audience of mainly Mormons doesn't like to hear you use the f-word multiple times. They were endless and no one wanted to hear them after about their third song.
Then, it was time. The Killers took the stage in all their 80's throwback GLORY! They did one song, and then started into "Human". They opening sinth chords were the only thing to get out tho, as we were soon beset with technical difficulties. After 20 minutes of endless waiting, we finally got the Killers back. They were able to start "Human" over and delight the crowd in every way. The mosh pit was extra peppy and jumped up and down to every song, ALONG with the crowd in the seats! No one was siting for the entire show. They played all their hits, such as "Spaceman", "Dustland Fairytale", "Somebody Told Me", "Mr. Brightside" and many others. I loved how they did the ending to "Dustland Fairytale" by starting into "Can't Help Falling in Love" and ending it with that. It was so romantic and the crowd sang along with Brandon as the guitar player was illuminated with heavenly rays.
"Mr. Brightside" probably got the biggest crowd reaction as when Brandon introduced it, no one knew what song he was talking about. The whole arena knew all the words and sang right along while jumping up and down in time.
"All These Things That I've Done" had the best ending, as they added extra stanza's of "I got soul, but I'm not a soldier." To appease everyone. At the end of the song a cannon of confetti was shot off, showering the now happy crowd.
The encore was "When You Were Young" (Hence the title of this post) No one was sitting still and everyone used what was left of their voices (I know I hardly had one) to sing along with the tale about the non-Jesus lookalike.
I walked away with an amazing black t-shirt that had all the Killers faces on it and was styled in a fashion that they resembled the cover of the Beatles album "Let it Be"

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Post in Which I Marvel at the Sheer Awesomeness of Casey Blake's Beard

Casey Blake has such an epic beard. Yea, you can tell it's Monday because I'm talking about beards. Although Monday's are made more bearable by the fact that they are early out days. I have so much to do tonight that my brain is going to explode in one massive KABLAM! My creative juices have been dry for a few days so I haven't been able to come up with a decent lead for my coming article. I think I may have come up with one during US history today, which is a good sign. I have two different tests to study for tonight, which does not sound fun at all right now. I have one in biology which I must pass or be smitten by my mother. The other one is in english which should be easier seeing as well, I'm good at English. I hate A-days so much.
Well, that's all for me today. The family and I are going to catch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs later on today.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Post in Which I Wish I Could Windmill Like Pete Townshend

Welcome to the musings of a classic rock lover, wannabe punk rocker, hardcore hippie, football lovin, baseball watching chick. In this blog I will just talk about whatever is relevent to me at that moment. Today I'm gonna start my list of my 20 favorite songs. (The list changes often)

#1. Let it Be-The Beatles
This song has such a simple and beautiful message-just let it be. Everything will sort itself out, just let it be.
Paul McCartney wrote this song after he had a dream in which his mother appeared to him and told him to "Let it be." The song features Paul at the piano, John Lennon playing bass, George on guitars, Ringo on drums, and Billy Preston playing the organ. It has many cover versions by artists such as John Denver, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers (of "Lean on Me" fame), Carol Woods and Timothy Mitchum from the movie "Across the Universe", Joan Baez and others. My favorite out of all of these is the version from "Across the Universe". The addition of the gospel choir really added another demention to the meaning of the song.
When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.
Let it be, let it be...
And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, .....