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Closer March 14, 2009

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A long ass time ago (pre-new computer), Manders signed up for One2One Network . If memory serves me right, it’s a place to join (with your blog URL in hand) and you can test products, review products, and sometimes hold a giveaway.

Well, she was able to review the Ballas Hough Band’s- what looks to be- debut album. Now keep in mind that I am a self-proclaimed metal head. If this got out to my metal buddies (besides Darren, who is a lead singer for a thrash metal band in Tennessee but listens to The Temptations and whom I have known for almost 5 years), they would think I was crazy. But I loved it1

They reminded me of my teenage years with Westlife, BackStreet Boys, and BBMak. It was in a bad way. Considering how rap how taken over the country, it was nice to see a true love song that wasn’t about you-know-what and that didn’t sound manufactured. Not to mention those guys are hot!

I don’t know what genre you would place them, but I just found my new favorite CD!

TRACK LIST

1. Do You Love Me

2. Devastated

3. Closer

4. She Was The One

5. Longing For

6. Birthday

7. Fall

8. Do It For You

9. Break Through

10. Together Faraway

11. Underwater

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I feel old… January 14, 2009

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And I feel old as hell!

I was listening to LaunchCast on Yahoo! Messenger when a song came on that took me to my teenage years. Now, keep in mind I am 24 and I was 16 only 8 years ago. If you remember about 8 years ago, boy bands and bubblegum pop roamed the earth. Yes, I was a huge fan of the BackStreet Boys. I still listen to their earlier songs every now and then when I feel nostalgic.

Manders walks in while I’m listening to the song and we start talking about what other songs the band had that we loved when we were 16. So, I went to CDNOW.com in search of other songs from the era. I started clicking on albums and songs, and by the time I was finished, we had relived our whole teenage music life.

I leave you this little gem in memory of a lost (thankfully!) era:

List of Banned Words January 3, 2009

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Annually, Lake Superior State University comes up with a list of banned words. For what reason, I don’t know. Want to know what’s on the list? Look for the bold words in the paragraph below!

It’s that time of the year again! First dude, because the economy has started a desperate search to find a solution in the previous bailout, Wall Street is looking for a maverick to help. Instead of going out of town for a vacation, I will being having my own staycation. For the game changer? We have also become so egologically minded that being “green” seems to be the way to go. We are reminded constantly that we are leaving our carbon footprint on the face of the earth and there are a lot of protesters who this big blue planet. And we all know that even with the economy, Hollywood isn’t suffering. Iconic celebrities are still getting their movies. They are also the winner of five nominations. So I do I care that these words are banned? Not so much, monkey!

Weird Halloween Costumes October 27, 2008

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A Can of Whoop Ass?

That just looks too damn weird.

Snake Charmer… in a way.

The classic game of Pac-Man.

They’re wrong for that!

You gotta admit, it’s creative!

Now all he needs is a can of RAID and he’s good to go.

The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round.

The countdown begins! October 2, 2008

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The countdown beings until what? Halloween! Aside from Christmas (or for us Pagans “Yule”), Halloween is one of my most favorite Holidays. While there is nothing really special planned, I cannot wait. Something about Halloween, being scared, and the crispness of the air. It sends a cold chill up your spine, especially if you’re watching a horror movie.

Which brings me to this. Another reason I love Halloween? Horror movies! I am an avid horror flick fan and can watch them until the day I die. Every year, AMC shows horror movies constantly beginning in October. Of course ending the month with a Halloween (the movie, duh!) marathon. I look forward to AMC every October because I know there will be a horror movie on sometime during the month that I would want to watch.

Speaking of horror movies, there isn’t a horror movie I haven’t seen. Out of every movie I have viewed, there were only 2 or 3 I didn’t care for. Considering there are more than 200 movies available to the public eye, that’s not bad at all. My favorite horror film? House of 1000 Corpses by Rob Zombie, of course! A lot of people thought it sucked or wasn’t any good. I personally thought it kicked ass. It was done by Zombie, hello! He did Halloween 2007 and did amazing. What makes House of 1000 Corpses different? I consider him a genius because he makes you see horror movies like no one else does (except Wes Craven. He’s a legend.). He humanized Mike Myers and we saw into his past. No one else had done that.

With that being said, are you an avid horror film fan? Have a favorite?

Halloween is afoot! September 27, 2008

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I know it’s not even October yet and here I am talking about Halloween. For me, this is a yearly thing. On MySpace, I post a series of Halloween blogs that range from horror movie trailers to facts to stupid shit. Why should this year be any different? Well, it won’t! I wanted to share some facts (along with my commentary) that you may or may not know about the beloved Hallowe’en!

Since 1995, trick or treating in the town of Sandusky, Ohio, has been against the law for anyone older then 14. (Aww, but why?? I want free candy!)

It is very rare for a full moon to occur at the same time as Halloween. It has only occurred in – 1925, 1944, 1955, and 1974. The next time it is said to occur is 31 October, 2020. (Damn, that’s a long time! But that would be awesome!)

The word Halloween appeared in the Dictionary in the 1700s. (It took THAT long?)

Dunking for apples arose from a practice of divining the future. It was believed that if you could hold an apple between your teeth you would have a fulfilling romance with whomever you choose. (Then why are a lot of people still single?)

According to ancient superstitions, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, you’ll see your future spouse. (Not true… you only see a vampire.)

The pumpkin is one of the best sources of Vitamin A. (Who wants more pumpkin pie?)

Halloween is correctly spelt as Hallowe’en. (And whoever wrote this cannot spell. It’s SPELLED. What the hell is “spelt”?)

When Christianity came to England and the rest of Europe, 1 November became All Saints Day – a day dedicated to all those saints who didn’t have a special day of their own. They performed a mass called ‘All hallows mass’ and the night before became known as All Hallows E’en and eventually Hallowe’en or Halloween.  (If you say so.)

When the Romans conquered England, they merged Samhain with their own festivals, a harvest festival called Poloma, and a celebration for the dead called Feralia. (I prefer Samhain.)

In Mexico, they celebrate El Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead starting the evening of October 31. (I’ve learned about this. It’s pretty cool!)

It is thought that the colours orange and black became Halloween colours because orange is associated with harvests (Halloween marks the end of harvest) and black is associated with death. (“Thought” being the keyword. They actually have deeper meanings.)

Black cats were originally believed to protect witches’ powers from negative forces. (True, and how they became “bad” luck still escapes me.)

A pumpkin is really a squash, and comes from the same family as the cucumber. (Well, duh! Look at it!)

About 99% of pumpkins sold are used as Jack O’ Lanterns at Halloween. (Ya think?)

The biggest pumpkin in the world tipped the scales at a whopping 1,446 pounds. This gigantic gourd was weighed in October 2004 at a pumpkin festival in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada. (Holy hell!)

The record for the fastest pumpkin carver in the world is Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, Ohio. He carved a pumpkin in just 37 seconds! (I wonder what it looked like. 37 seconds and detailed? We shall see.)

The very first jack o’ lantern was made out of hollowed out turnips. (Yummy!)

Ringing a bell scares evil spirits away. (Yes, and Pagans still use it in rituals.)

If you see a spider on this night, it could be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you. (Don’t tell my sister that!)

To meet a witch, put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night. (Or just type in Wiccan community in Google.)

If your pumpkin lantern shrivels up, you can restore it by soaking it overnight in water to re hydrate it. (Or make pumpkin pie out of the innards.)

Of all the candy sold annually, one quarter of it is sold during Halloween time (September – November 10) making it the sweetest holiday of the year. (Next to… what, Christmas?)

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America. (Let’s do the Tootsie Roll!)

The number one candy of choice for Halloween is Snickers. (My favorite!)

There are an estimated 106 million potential treat-or-treat stops. (My house included.)

– Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday, beat out only by Christmas. (Well, duh!!!)

– The U.S. consumer spends upwards of $1.5 billion on Halloween costumes annually and more than $2.5 billion on other Halloween paraphernalia, such as decorations, crafts, etc. More than $100,000 of that is said to be spent online. (I can see why. They have better costumes.)

– Candy sales in the U.S. for Halloween average $2 billion annually. (Only $2 billion? Somehow, I expected it to be higher.)

– Halloween is the third biggest party day of the year behind New Year’s and Super Bowl Sunday, respectively. (FOOTBALL!)

– 86% of Americans decorate their homes at Halloween. (That’s a pretty big percentage!)

Halloween is the 8th largest card sending holiday. The first Halloween greeting is dated back to early 1900 and today consumers spend around $50 million dollars on Halloween cards each year. (Can anyone guess the largest card sending holiday?)

Make some extra $$ September 13, 2008

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I work from home. As if you can’t tell, the only job I talk about is music promoting. Well, that and certain websites.

In a post I made back in July, (link to post: https://texasheartland.wordpress.com/2008/07/02/some-new-to-make-extra) I went into details about a one or two websites and how it works. Well, this morning I signed up for yet another website.

If you have nothing to really do and wanna make some money just talking, MyLot.com is the perfect place to visit. It essentially is a forum where you participate in discussions and get paid for your participation. There are guidelines but nothing not extravagant. From what members say, it’s tried and true way to make a little extra cash.

If you would like to join, go to http://www.mylot.com/?ref=texasheartland

If you have a website suggestion, feel free to comment with it!

Katt Williams: Pimp Chronicles August 25, 2008

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I’m gonna post some of my favorite clips from his Pimp Chronicles I show.

Rotation with Katt Williams August 17, 2008

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This dude is funny!

Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy! August 3, 2008

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No, I’m not going to post the WHOLE DVD video. That might make you watch 15 minutes and never come back. But there are 2 parts of the DVD that I found side-splitting hilarious (though all of it makes me laugh until I wanna barf.).

This is not intended to offend anyone. Only to brighten your day!

102 MPH COPS

FAT & THE FURIOUS

Haha, how funny! June 29, 2008

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