Thursday, July 30, 2009

Why are all my favorites guys?

My favorite singers include Rick Springfield,

Rob Thomas,

Jon Bon Jovi,

Chris Daughtry,

and Darren Hayes.

Well, not include. That's it. That's my Top 5 list. If you look at my ipod (when I have it) you will see that these guys have the highest amount of songs/space. Bon Jovi is giving Rick a run for his money...LOL

My favorite actors: well, Rick fits in here too I guess, then

Matthew McConaughey,

Patrick Dempsey,

Jason Thompson.

I guess here we only have a top 4.

nope, we do have a top 5. Was watching TV last night and realized I forgot this guy:

The only female I can think of for either list is Sandra Bullock. She's awesome.

So, why are all my favorites guys?? Is it because there are more male musicians than female?? Is it purely because I'm a girl and I want to look at nice looking guys?? (any of the above mentioned musicians can sing in my ear anyday. i don't care if Darren is gay, I'd still let him sing to me!) Is it truely a phenomenon, or is this common for all women.? I'd like to know what everybody else thinks. Am i weird or is this totally normal??

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Human Touch time

First of all, let me just say how super excited I am. Yesterday I won tickets to see Rick Springfield at the Wisconsin State Fair. Super Cool! Lyric wants to go, and I think my mom is coming too. How great is that.

but more importantly, the book "Human Touch" is ready! This is a compliation of stories from Rick Springfield fans about how the music and the man has affected our lives. If you are interested in checking it out (or it's predicessor- Karma) click here . Both books are available for download or print copy.

There are 21 stories, in honor of Sahara Aldridge, a fan/friend of Rick's. Sahara played basketball and her number was always 21. Her birthday is today...or would have been. Sahara had a brain tumor, and although she fought hard, God needed her more than we did. All proceeds from this new book are going to MVTH , where Sahara went for therapy. Her parents are on the board now and this is a great organization.

If you are looking for some fun stories, check out these books. Feedback is always appreciated.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy me

it all started here and not much has changed. I'm still a busy wife, mom, girl scout leader, college student, wanna be writer. But I've made some new friends over the past three years, and I've learned some new stuff. In this ever changing world, it's nice to have the comforts of knowing my blog (and your blog and your blog and your blog) will all be here.

To those of you that have been around since the beginning, thanks for sticking with me. For those of you that are new to Random Thoughts, your timing couldn't be better. I should be having a give away in the next couple of weeks. (I'd like to do it before the New York trip, but since I haven't received the stuff yet, I'm not sure). I'm going to step up my review (books, music and products) and hopefully continue to be enlightening and entertaining to my readers.

Again, thanks for sticking around, and I hope to see you more in the future!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Life According to Rick Springfield

My Life According to Rick Springfield

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on if you like. Try not to repeat a song title. Repost as "My Life According to (BAND NAME)"

Pick Your Artist:Rick Springfield

Are you a male or female?"Woman"

Describe yourself:"I Get Excited"

How do you feel:"Wasted"

Describe where you currently live:"Somewhere"

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:"Up The Wooden Hills to Beford"

Your favorite form of transportation:"Carry me Away"

Your best friend is:"Beautiful You"

Your favorite color is:"The Night is a Friendly Color"

What's the weather like:"Another Rainy Night"

Favorite time of day:"Say Goodnight"

If your life was a tv show, what would it be called:"American Girls"

What is life to you:"Perfect"

Your relationship:"Affair of the Heart"

Your fear:"Time Stands Still"

What is the best advice you have to give:"Celebrate Youth"

If you could change your name, you would change it to:"Karma"

Thought for the Day:"What’s Victoria’s Secret?”

How I would like to die:"Speak To The Sky"

My soul's present condition:"Faithful"

My motto:"It’s always something”

now you try it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Words With Blogger Feature

i'm featured this week here . Go see what I have to say about blogging, writer's block and a word (or two) to the newbies. While you are there, check out what else Tess has going on. She's a writer, photographer, wife and mom (and so much more!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jonas Brothers

Okay, here it is....We got there in great time...went to dinner TGI FRidays)...went to the venue (Allstate Arena)....there was no kind of crowd control and we ended up standing in line outside for over an hour. By the time we got in, the first act had started and by the time we got to our seats, they were essentially done.

The Wonder Girls did one song (apparently a new release) and that was it.

Jordin Sparks. Was. Awesome. I was pleasantly surprised at her performance. Glad we didn't miss that.

At about 9pm, the Jonas Brothers took the stage. Their set lasted almost two hours. Nicely done, boys, nicely done. Here's a few of my pix.

The girls all had a good time. Next time/year, I hope that we can schedule things so Lyric can go.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I heart Chris Brady follow up

Oh, I know you are just dying to hear how the Jo Bros concert went...I'll post about that when I get the photos off my camera. But I have a follow up to the Chris Brady post.

Last night was the last performance of David the King. Jazz and I helped out in the concession stand again. She was super exicted about meeting Chris after the show. Until we watched the show, then she got shy and nervous. Lyric said she wouldn't ask Chris to sign Jazz' program unless Jazz went with her. She wouldn't do it.

Lyric really stepped up then and I was very proud of her. She went to say good bye to Chris and told him that Jazz wanted his autograph. Jazz was sitting with face in hands hiding and Chris walked about to her and tapped her knee. Lyric said "Jazz, you just got touched by Chris Brady!". Then she said to him, "She loves you." He said, "And I for that I love her."
Chris took the program, signed by his photo and then said "It was very nice to me you, Jazz."
The whole time she was hiding behind her hands.

She said she was embarrassed...and I guess I didn't help, but to me, he was just a guy. Of course, put me in front of Rick Springfield and I could be hiding behind my hands too!

Friday, July 10, 2009

I heart Chris Brady

Okay, I don't really, well, I mean, I kind of do...I guess we need to back up.

Lyric is part of this . There is an actor that she really looks up to (well, several, but stay with me). They were in last year's show (Jonah) together and she is thrilled to be acting with him again this year. His wife helps out with the shows as well, and they have a beautiful daughter (at least that's what Lyric says, I've never seen her). Anyway, Jazz loves him. Loves him loves him loves him. I tease her about who loves him more, her or his wife. It's kind of cute and a little funny.

Last year she was able to get his autograph on the show's program. You would have thought it was from these guys. So, when we were waiting the other night for Lyric to come out after the show (she's typically one of the last ones to change and get upstairs), Jazz noticed Chris Brady.

Jazz: Mom, there's Chris.
Me: Yup.
Jazz: I love Chris Brady.
Me: I know. Maybe you should get a shirt made up.
Jazz: Can I really?

We were waiting and Chris was right in front of us helping clear the stage for the night when I start "sing songing" I heart Chris Brady over and over. (I wish there was audio on here because it's actually quite funny).

We might get her a plain tee and write on it - in the I heart NY shirt theme - I heart Chris Brady and then have Chris sign it.

He's a very nice guy, and a great actor. I hope he knows he has his own little fan club (of at least 1).

As far as her other favorites - We (Jazz and I) are going to see The Jonas Brothers tonight. It will be her first "real" concert. I mean, I've taken her to a couple of Rick shows, but this is the first concert that is her music. Should be interesting just to watch her. I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cherry Bomb

As you may or may not know, JA Konrath is one of my favorite authors. His new book is out "Cherry Bomb"...a new "chapter" in the life of Jack Daniels. Yup, that's right. The main character is named Jack Daniels. If you haven't read these book, it's time to start. I owe the author a book review on a previous book. I guess I better get to it. *sigh* But I'm really looking forward to reading this book. Hopefully I can pick up a copy this weekend.

Book Launch Party Information Joe is doing a book launch. If you are in the Chicago area, check out his blog for more information. I have it on good authority that there will be free beer!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Project Complete

I always seem to have several projects either in the works, or ones that I want to do. Here's one I completed this weekend.



The changes may be very subtle, but most noticable to me is the fact that I can walk all the way into the closet without having to step over a bunch of stuff. Also, Things are more organized. School stuff is together, Girl Scout stuff is together, Rick stuff is together (hehe). It just feels good to walk in there in the morning to pick out my clothes.

If only I could get the rest of my life/house this together.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A little about me

I've been tagged by Lynn .

The Rules:
1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.
2. Tag other people.

The Questions:
What is your current obsession? currently - staying ahead on my homework
What are you wearing today? blue (pants) and yellow (top) scrubs
What’s for dinner? I believe fish- since Lyric is gone we don't have to make two meals
What would you eat for your last meal? Cheeseburger and fries
What are you listening to right now? The therapists talking in the back office
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? anywhere I could nap
What language do you want to learn? French or Aussie slang
What do you love most about where you currently live? enough room for everybody and we are close to both our moms
What style is your current home decorated in? early American garage sale...actually it's not that bad, but it can't be classified as a style, just a mix of whatever
If you were a time traveler what era would you live in? I think I'd go back to the 80s with Amy & Lynn
What is your favorite color? right now - green
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? hanes her way bra- seriously, it fits so good I can't even feel it!
What were you doing ten years ago? figuring out how to be a mom to two girls
Describe your personal style? Simple
If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on? new sheets!
What are you going to do after this? working
What are your favorite films? depends on my mood, usually comedies or chick flicks
Your favorite books? Janet Evanovich and Barabara Delinsky
Do you collect anything? not really, I'm trying to get rid of things at my house
What makes you follow a blog? if I have things in common with the person
What artist has the most songs on your ipod? I have Rick Springfield and Bon Jovi running neck in neck, but I think Rick is winning

Ann's Question:
What makes you comment on a blog? Something that makes me laugh or I feel I learned from, I like to let them know

Amy's Question:
What is your favorite thing to do when you have some free time? free time is hot commodity right now because I have two summer classes, but last week while I was on vacation, I spend a lot of time reading (not a book a day though)

Anissa's Question:
As you know I homeschool -- If you could would you? I know myself well enough to know I can't. If I was a different person, I might consider it...but it's just not for me.

Tonya's question:
What is a talent you wished you had? anything athletic

Amy's question:
What is your favorite Michael Jackson song? I don't know that I have a favorite, but for the past few days I've been singing Smooth Criminal in my head repeatedly

Lynn's question:
There's been quite a few Celebrity deaths lately and it got me thinking. Though they are shocking and sad none of them have really affected me much. What is the one celebrity death that will really devastate you, if any? I have to say Rick Springfield. He's such a part of me through his music and friends I have met, I can't imagine a time when I'm not planning for the next show.

Aim's question:
You've just been given six months to live...what do you do with it? I would spend as much time with my family as I could, and try to make some lifetime goals happen. I would do my best to enjoy everyday, and make sure I left something for my girls to remember me by (scrapbooks, photo albums and written letters). And make sure that I die with no regrets.

Who to tag, who to tag??

Tess at Six Feet Under