As I watching Last Comic Standing las night, two of the comedians reminded me of Stuart from Mad TV. They both looked just like him (unfortunately), and one guy even sounded like Stuart (double unfortunate). However, they were both very funny. They may have even moved on to the next round, but I fell asleep before it was over....go figure.
Melisa and I used to watch YouTube videos of Stuart back in the day and laugh our asses off. For those of you who know who I am talking about, then you may or may not enjoy this. And for those of you who have no idea who I am talking about, then I introduce to you....STUART. Enjoy!
This month, (I know it's still June, but by the end of the week it'll be July. It's my blog, so who cares.) I've decided to take it old school. Hopefully these songs will bring back some fond, happy memories for most of you. Most of the songs/videos chosen will be from the late 80's early 90's, since that is my realm of old school (in relation to my age).
Without Further Adieu......
This week's pick is, "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses. Great video, Great song. I remember watching this video when I was younger and not wanting it to end. My favorite, is the music played during the funeral part. It always made me mad because they cut that part out on the radio. I also like how they leave her death a mystery. Probably because that would add another 10 min to the video to show/explain. Oooooo and the half open casket...love it! Sit back, relax and Enjoy...it's the full version.
I wonder who rocked the bandana first, Axl Rose or Brett Michaels?
I am a big, believer in paying it forward. I like to tip well for good service. I even tip for coffee when all they do is hand me a cup. I give homeless people money. I like to think that it's going towards something worthy like food or family. I try and make it a point to always let cars over when they are trying to enter my lane. I hold doors open, even if I have to wait 5 seconds for them to get to the door. I donate to charity. It's never very much, but I figure every little bit counts. If I see a person in need and I am in a position to help, I will.
Well after my day yesterday, I owe lots of pay it forwards. Here is what happend.
First thing in the morning, I get an email from a lady saying she found my drivers license at Town Lake. I didn't even realize I had lost my license. I must have dropped when I went kayaking with Monty. I was in awe that she took the time to find out my email address. I'm not in the phonebook, nor is my website up yet and you can't access my email via facebook/twitter. As creepy as it is that someone can be found so easily, I'm still very appreciative. I later found ou that she drove to the address that was on my license to try and give it to me, but I don't live there anymore. Thank goodness cause that would have really freaked me out. However, she was incredibly nice. For that, I am very thankful. I owe you one nice lady! You may not get it directly, but a pay it forward will be done in your honor.
I received a second good deed that same day. However, it was one I could have done without. I'm driving along I-35, when all of sudden the ride got a little bumpy, and I hear "clunk, clunk, clunk." I had a flat tire. $#!* @#$$ ^&*( I'm in the left hand lane, so I pull over into the itty bitty shoulder. I am trying not to freak out as cars swerve and fly past me. I nearly caused a few wrecks that afternoon. What a nightmare that would have been. I would've had to tweet/facebook my own traffic report. So, I decided to call 911 because I realize I am road hazard. After just a few minutes, i'm escorted off the interstate by 3 bike cops. I'm not gonna like, in that moment I kind of felt like a "big deal." That didn't last long cause I still had a flat tire. Anyway, they changed my tire for me without complaint or hesitation. And I know it's kind of in their job description, but they could have been real a-holes about it. They were AWESOME. They were very friendly and made light of the situation. I was so THANKFUL. It would have taken me at least 3 hours to change it, and 2 and half of those hours would have been trying to loosen the bolt thingys.
Thanks Austin Police Department! I will pay it forward by being a careful, courteous driver. By this I mean, I won't flip anyone off when they drive like crap. :)
I chose this weeks pick based on Coach Travis' blog. When I hear this song, I get focused, intense, positive energy. If you are a runner, I highly suggest you put this on your ipod. Enjoy and get focused!
Today is the start of the Master Mind Fight Club 30 Day Paleo Challenge. It will be 30 days of meats, nuts, berries, seeds, veggies and fruits. NO starches, sugars, dairy, lentils or artificial sweeteners. However, I am allowing myself 1 cheat a week...not "cheat meal." This means if I go to a mexican restaurant, I can't have chips & salsa, a margarita and enchiladas. I get one of the three as my cheat, and the rest of my dinner has to be paleo. This goes for desserts as well. If I want a dessert, I have to eat a paleo meal prior...I don't get both. If I don't have any hankerings to cheat, then I won't. I would love to make it the full 30 days cheat free. We'll see! It's time to focus and get back on track with food. FOOD IS FUEL, NOT FUN!
If you have any interest in following me on this journey, I will be keeping a food and workout blog. You Are What You Eat. I will also post great paleo recipes and links to friends/groups who also have great recipes. If you are need of some great, kickass workouts, I will be posting those as well; or if you want to see if I even make it 30 days. I could use the accountability, so just read it. ; )
I heard this song for the first time this morning, and I LOVED it! I'm not really into hip hop or rap, but this song is legit. It's hip-rock (a combo of rock and hip hop). It's a great song, and I think it can be appreciated by all. Sit back and enjoy!
I just witnessed one of the sweetest sentiments from my window. I'm about to sit down on the couch when I see "Trent." That is not really his name. I call him that because I don't know his name, and he looks like Trent from the old TV show Daria (great show btw).
Trent Lane from Daria
Anyway, back to the story. There's a hair salon, Kemestry (which is also great), on the first floor of my building. It is also where "Trent" cuts hair. So, there's a little back story as to why this random guy on the street has a nickname.
Now for the mushy gushy part and point to my blog. "Trent" is just standing outside of his car which is not what got my attention, it was his huge ass grin and his body language that made me stop and look. At this point, I had to see why this grown man was so giddy. A woman comes walking across the street carrying 1/2 dozen roses, hands them to him and gives him a nice, big wet one. They stood there for about 5 min talking and he had the biggest smile on his face. I was a good 150 meters away and on the second floor, and I was able to see how freakin' happy he was. I love that!
You may be thinking big deal some random guy nicknamed "Trent" is happy. Here's the best part. I LOVE the fact that SHE brought HIM flowers. That is not something you see everyday, nor is that something most guys would be into. I could be totally wrong about that, so correct me if I'm wrong.
When they finished their happy moment, I saw them drive off in their matching honda fit cars...GAG ME! :)
(you have to say it like Notorious...as in the rapper)
Many of you may have already seen this video. I know, I'm very original. But it's short and really freakin' cute, so just watch the damn thing. Who knows? Maybe you'll catch something you didn't see the first 10 times you watched it.
Poor mama bear. She's just trying to snack on her bamboo!
Get ready to kick off your shoes and spin around on your ass. This week's pick is a jam, or shall I say jamS (you'll soon hear why), by Girl Talk. Gregg Gillis, the DJ behind Girl Talk, has found a way to feed and unleash my inner ADD. He takes a bunch of random songs and mashes them together to make a kickass mix. When can you hear Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Lisa Loeb, Reel 2 Real and Drowning Pool all in 1 song? Here, that's where. Busta move and Enjoy!
I saw this commercial over the weekend and laughed my ass off. Not only do I love a good commercial, but I also love skittles. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. I suggest watching it at least 3 times. It only gets better!
I meant to post this last night, but completely forgot. I was still on weekend mode, with the holiday and all.
I was told by two people, who will remain anonymous, that my music blogs have been a little sad and slow lately. I'm all about feedback and giving my readers what they want. So, this one is for you Melisa Aquilar-Rehm and Karen Pierce!