Monday, May 4, 2009
Third Eye Blind captured my heart (as expected) for sure. Playing old songs including "Graduate" "Jumper" "Semi-Charmed Kind Of Life" and my all time non-hit "Motorcycle Drive By" as well as new songs from their upcoming album coming out in July "Don't Believe a Thing", the overall experience was memorable. If anyone has never heard Motorcycle Drive By-- check it out... here's part of the song from Bamboozle found it on YouTube
Monday, April 27, 2009
More on the shrimp: Well It's 14.95 for 6 jumbo beer battered shrimp and a huge basket of french fries. The shrimp is not greasy at all, lightly battered, and has just enough salt. If you are a seafood lover like me, looking for a cheap deal, and venturing in NY, check out O'Flanagan's
Comparing three different resturants Coldstone Creamery, Dairy Queen, and Friendly's, I wanted to know which one was "better for you" calorie wise, and I was very surprised. Friendly's is probably the best for you and Coldstone is def. the worst. Although I could not a distinct chart for Friendly's, various articles point out that their ice cream is between 140-300 calories a serving *not including toppings*. Dairy Queen is between 600-1000 calories *including toppings* and Coldstone is between 500-1000 calories not including toppings, so with one to two toppings, the calories might be close to 1300-1500 for one medium size cup. *That's 3/4 of the daily calorie intake**, so Coldstone lovers BEWARE!
For Full Menu Calories, here's a link to DQ and a Coldstone PDF
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Anyways, so if you are ever in NYC check it out. Famous comedians like Jerry Seinfield and Robin Williams have been there, just beware of the "$ 20 cover charge--two drink minimum per person" Drinks are like 12 dollars a piece.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Here's a link to his myspace page where you can access his older and current music. His myspace has music that spans the last 5 yrs of his career.
1. Blister in the Sun- Violent Femmes
2.Hold On Loosely- .38 Special
3. This Afternoon- Nickleback
4. Two Princes- Spin Doctors
5. Thanks A Lot- Third Eye Blind
6. 99 Red Balloons- Nena
7. You Shook Me All Night- AC/DC
8. Bennie and the Jets- Elton John
9. Chicken Fried- Zac Brown Band
10. Save Tonight- Eagle Eye Cherry
11. Sublime Cover- Jack Johnson (I don't know the name of the ACTUAL song, but it comes up as this on Limewire Search)
12. Beautiful- Akon
13. Steal My Sunshine- Len
14. Get Up- 5ive
15. You May Be Right- Billy Joel
16. Saturday- Fall Out Boy
17. Live Your Life- T.I.
18. Sweet Child of Mine- Guns and Roses
19. Keep On Loving You- R.E.O. Speedwagon
20. Song for My Friends- Seth Adam and Band (the band the previewed and reviewed)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Now a size 7/9 over the past months, the public is outraged! How could she let herself go like that? I just think it's funny that as a society we complain about this unattainable size 1 celebrity bodies, but then complain when they get beyond a size 3.
Jessica apparently has recently lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks (also unhealthy) in hopes of gaining back her career. Her country singer career is still new and exciting, and I must admit, some songs are tolerable, even decent, but no one in the country world will except her because she is/was "getting" fat!! What does this say about our society? Does anyone have an opinion on this??
So note to self: Gaetano's On Main does not deserve a second visit unless I want to run into all the preppys of my town.
Now I don't drink too much, but their happy hour is awesome for many other reasons. Along with 1.50 beers and 2.75 mixed drinks starting at 4:30pm, they have a full FREE buffet of homemade pizza, buffalo wings, onion rings, french fries and/or potato skins. The food is brought out around 5pm and avalible *again for free* until 6:30pm. They also have an acoustic musician from 5:00-6:30ish. Brothers is actually where I discovered the singer/band I previewed and reviewed. The lead singer Seth Adam does acoustic music there like once a month and he invited me to see his band play at Public in Middletown earlier this month.
Not that I adovacate starting drinking all the time at 4:30pm despite the "5 o'clock somewhere" country song, but if you want a cheap drink, amazing FREE food, acoustic music, and a friendly atomsphere, go to Brothers in Wallingford CT.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Orginally watching both The Hills and The City for their possible PR perhaps "journalistic" (if any) value, I was drawn to the work environment and lifestyle in which each character lives, but now The Hills especially has turned riduculous. In my opinion, they should just end The Hills here. Without Lauren, it's more pointless than ever!
Here's a brief abstract of the story c/o WTNH.com
Film is a nightmare for
Updated: Monday, 23 Mar 2009, 5:31 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 22 Mar 2009, 6:21 PM EDT
Southington (AP) - More than 20 years after it was reported to be haunted, a central Connecticut home is again seeing unwanted visitors.
A new movie, "A Haunting in Connecticut," opens Friday. It's loosely based on the stories revolving around the 3,000-square-foot former funeral parlor in Southington, and the family that lived there in the 1980s.
Curious fans are already showing up at the home.
The current owners say the house isn't haunted and they're trying to keep trespassers away. Police have added extra patrols to the neighborhood.
I will not being seeing the film because although I enjoy the occasional horror film, if it is terrifying, I will be too scared after by the plain fact that it's based on a true story. Yes, I am chicken haha! Also the previews and trailers I've seen remind me of other classics, like Psycho, Poltergist, and Amityville Horror. It seems horror films are running out of orginal material quickly.
After being denied early access, he was left to a pool of random ticket buyers. After signing in at exactly 12 noon today, he is sent to a "virtual waiting room" where ticket buyers are made to sit and watch their screen refresh every 15 seconds until they are brought to another page if chosen by random.
As my dad and I took turns sitting by his laptop with minimal hopes of every getting past this "Virtual Waiting Room" that greatly reminded me of the DMV wait line without the annoying people, "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond came on IPOD as it played on shuffle. We had been sitting there for just about an hour, losing hope with each page refresh, and then the song rang through my IPOD speakers. Instantly my dad's face lit up because the song (besides being one of Neil Diamond's greatest hits) is the song of Red Sox Nation.
Now I have been watching baseball ever since I was a little girl, but as I got older "Sweet Caroline" seemed to get more and more popular with Red Sox fans and although I loved the song, could never figure out the significance behind it.
After some research I found out, it was the doing of Amy Tobey who directed the music during the games from 98-2004. It was first played spuratically between the 7th - 9th innings, but then became tradition to play at every home game during the 8th inning. Fans were encouraged by it, expected it and could recite every word soon after. It even made its way into the 2005 film with Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore Fever Pitch.
So as the Diamond lyrics say: "Where it began
I can't begin to knowin'
But then I know it's growin' strong"
The tradition is def. growing strong amongst Red Sox Fans--young and old alike, as for family tradition, looks like we'll have to pray my dad's friend comes thru with tickets. As I was writing this my dad called from work and said his company blocked the website on their computers, so he wasted his lunch hour at home on his laptop because now he can't try to get tickets at work.
If you want more information on "Sweet Caroline" and the Red Sox, here's where I found it: http://www.bostonspastime.com/sweetcaroline.html
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The host is a professional matchmaker named Steve and he gives the girls, performance tests, advice, and even MANDATORY weekly group therapy, in order for them to change their dating patterns. Maybe I am getting more out of this because I am single and probably taking too much of this to heart, but I guess theres no turning back now. Has anyone else seen it?
The following link is a link to watch this past Sunday's episode: http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1607439&vid=356716
The movie of choice for spring break week turned out to be I Love You Man, and it was well worth it. I had only seen the preview for the film twice and had little to no idea how it would turn out, but I'm glad I choose it.
Okay, I must admit I choose it in part of Paul Rudd. I have a slight crush on him and have ever since he was in Friends as Phobe's long time boyfriend and resurfaced as the object of my affection in Knocked Up lol. Him and Jason Segel are a magical "man-couple" on screen. When Rudd goes searching for a best friend, so he can have a best man at his wedding, he finds Segel at one of his open houses. After many failed man-dates with other guys, Rudd decides to give Segel a call in hopes of acquiring a manly best friend. The film truly is comedy, but has a few chick flick moments because it is def. a film about as Scrubs would say "Guy Love"
I also went in 2007 when My Chemical Romance and Hellogoodbye were the big bands. I'd say that year was just as awesome. The best part was when the leader of Hellogoodbye ended up listening to the other acts right near me. I met him and hung out with him through My Chemical Romance's performance. It was amazing.
I am most excited for Bamboozle 2009 because of Third Eye Blind. Like Amanda, they are my favorite band of all time and I have never been lucky enough to see them. I imagine it will be a day of chaotic fun.