JACOB DAHLIN. He's some European guy. Excuse me, he WAS some European guy. He's deceased. Suffice it to say that I thought the man was dreadful to her. Just dreadful. God rest his soul. And hers.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
"There will be another song for me.
And I will sing it.
There will be another dream for me.
Someone will bring it.
I will drink the wine while it is warm.
And never let you catch me looking at the sun.
And after all the loves of my life,
After all the loves of my life,
You'll still be the one."
Excerpted lyrics from, MacArthur Park.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
American Idol. Some guy won, but the ONLY thing I recall about the night was the duet between one of my all-time faves, JENNIFER HOLLIDAY and the Idol contestant, Jessica Sanchez. WOW! All I can say is, WOW! The DRAMA of it all!!! Jennifer is in her 50s but boy oh boy has she STILL got it!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
YouTube has truly been nothing short of a life saver for me! I mean, there's no longer a need to call a repairmen for anything if you simply go to YouTube and watch a bona fide repairman fix whatever it is you need fixing. I just did it and can proudly say I have now replaced my broken toilet lever! With my own hands!! Haaa! Yep, little ol' me who has never really repaired much of anything (not including friendships and romances).
As far as I'm concerned, YouTube knows no equal!!!!!!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
If I've said it once, I've said a million times, the ONLY person on this planet we can ever truly know is OURSELVES! I hope and pray that the agent is confronted with his thievery and receives some kind of legal punishment. Karma will do what it does, I'm sure. And when it does, I hope my friend gets his money.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Donna's dance numbers brought her the most fame and fortune but her slow songs were incredible to me, too, because they illustrated how terrific her voice was. My all-time favorite tune of hers is, FORGIVE ME. It was a track on her Cats Without Claws album. The song's message was incredible, but the sound of her voice truly made the song iconic for me. I distinctly recall playing the song during a performance I created for the entire, sophomore class while I was a student at Wabash College. I have it on a loop right now as I type. The song's meaning is as relevant today as it was when I first heard it in 1984.
LaDONNA ADRIAN GAINES, you may have taken your last breath, but your sensational music lives on so that your death will not be the world's LAST DANCE!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Stephen and I had a blast. Turns out he was even visible on camera when he went home and watched the show on television. Good for him!! Would I go back if I was offered tickets again? Well...only if I didn't have anything else to do. It's one of those situations where once you've seen it live, you don't really mind watching it on television from that point forward.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
BULLY. The subject matter is depressing, but I think the onslaught of teenage suicide as a result of excessive bullying makes the topic mandatory, dinner conversation! One of the kids featured in the film makes you want to reach into the screen and hug him. Or, at the very least, beat the crap out of the kids who bully him.
I knew going in to the film that it was something I'd want to see. However, what I didn't know---what nobody had told me---is that the camerawork in the film is WRETCHED!!! I mean, the camera is either wobbly or out of focus or BOTH! And, for me, that spells INSTANT headache and NAUSEA. Throughout the film, I found myself closing my eyes and simply listening to dialogue, because I had NO intention of running to the restroom to barf! Ugh! I hate unsteady camera work! It's not artsy to me! It's NAUSEATING!!!!
I recommend the film if crappy camerawork doesn't make you want to toss your cookies. If it does, though, I'd say SKIP it! But make up your own mind, of course. I don't wanna be accused of bullying you into anything!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
God bless her.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
ELLE VARNER. I might have to surf YouTube to hear her perform it live!!! And, yes, Ms. Varner, you may have a refill. And I'm gonna have one, too, by listening to the song again in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... --- P.S. The actor in the video is, JEANTIQUE ORIOL.
This friend has been on antidrepressant medication before. Heck, she might still be. My advice to her would simply be what I'm sure I've told her at some point in the past: just show up at a party and do what you're told. Period. She's not curing AIDS or cancer or any other life-threatening ailment. She's making coffee and serving food! Geez! I wish her the best. Honestly, I do. 'Cause she's an incredible worker. I just hope & pray she isn't thinking the world is out to get her. I hope she sits somewhere in silence---alone---and accepts full responsibility for her role in her current situation. Years ago, while working a catering gig with her, I made one of the most flippant and intentionally hurtful comments to her that I've ever made. She was on my case about not being able to open a bottle of champagne quietly. When I was tired of her jibing, I rudely said, "I'm glad you're really good at this, 'cause this is the end of the line for you." Well, The Universe has gotten the last laugh on me for making that comment. 'Cause she's been canned from any number of catering companies, and I'm STILL earning the bulk of my yearly income from catering. Today, though, I must admit, I opened at least two bottles of champagne and I heard the cork pop every, single time!!! Damn her!!! :-)
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Darnell "Dynasty" Young
I just read an article about a gay, young man in Indianapolis, Darnell "Dynasty" Young, who might be expelled from his high school for defending himself with a stun gun against bullies. Turns out he has been subjected to all sorts of bullying at the school: rocks thrown at him, being spit on, called names, etc. No, I don't condone bringing any kind of weapon to school to physically confront anyone, but, at what point, is enough enough? Of course, my hope is that the school's administrators and his mom work out something that all parties find acceptable. NOBODY deserves to be taunted and teased simply because they look, walk, talk or dress differently than you do! NOBODY!
I have to admit, though, after watching the video of him performing in his school's talent show, along with three females as his background dancers, he showed EVERYBODY that he has more energy and commitment to his talent than ALL those young ladies---COMBINED!!!! Geez! Take a look at his story and watch his talent show performance below! God bless him!!!!!