Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm A Stray Dog Sick...Please Let Me In

I thought it would never come but it is finally here...no not a Yankee win...I'm talking about the Fall Out Boy Concert! T-minus 24 hours and I cannot wait!

It is going to be awesome...I can feel it.

So in honor of the big night...here is the list of my Top Ten Fall Out Boy songs...and the hope that I get to see them performed live tomorrow night.

In no particular order...

Dance Dance - Here is the song that started it all. I, like most people found this song to be quite annoying when it first came out but only because it was always on the damn radio. Now that I am a loyal FOB fan I can fully appreciate that this song is freaking awesome! Patrick doesn't really showcase his completely amazing vocal abilities in this one but that's okay. It is a great tune. Best Line: "I'm two quarters and a heart down and I don't want to forget how your voice sounds."

A Little Less Sixteen Candles A Little More Touch Me - For some reason this is one of my favorite songs by the band to sing. I love the lyrics but I have to admit that I absolutely LOVE the title. It is a fine example of the fact that Fall Out Boy has the best titled songs around. It is a fun song about the guy who screwed up and know that he is never going to live it down. I think that I could forgive anyone who was singing this song. Best Line: "I don't blame you for being you but you can't blame me for hating it!"

I'm Like A Lawyer With The Way That I'm Always Trying To Get You Off - How awesome is this title? To answer my own question...pretty damn awesome! I will always love this song. It is great to listen to, great to sing, and it always provokes thoughts that are pleasant to think about it. Funny how the mind can link people to songs even though there is no good reason for it. It also reminds me that if you can't have everything...be grateful for whatever you can get. Best Line: "The best way to make it through with hearts and wrists intact is to realize that two out of three ain't bad."

America's Suitehearts - Let me just say that this video freaks me out. That being said...I love the song. It is just an awesome song to sing. I sing the shit out of daily in the car. So you can bet that I'm looking forward to singing the shit out of it tomorrow night with Mack Dino. Best Line: "I must confess...I'm in love with my own sins."

I Slept With Someone From Fall Out Boy And I All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me - Let this song be a lesson to you...don't break the heart of someone who can embarrass you on the radio. It also is a good reminder that someone with a brokenhearted doesn't act rationally and shouldn't be expected to. Mostly I love this song because it is funny. Damn funny. I doubt they will play it but here's hoping! Best Line: "I'm the first kid to write of hearts, lies, and friends and I am sorry my conscience called in sick again."

20 Dollar Nose Bleed - I love this song because the opening line makes me feel better about myself. It makes me happy to know that other people ask themselves these questions. I am not too optimistic that they are going to play it tomorrow but that's okay. Once again the opening line is the best line so that is awesome! Best Line: "Have you ever wanted to disappear and join a monastery...go out and preach on Manic Street?"

I Don't Care - As stated in a prior posting...this song is fucking awesome because of Patrick. He sings it so well that it still gets to me. It literally gives me the chills when he sings it. I seriously cannot wait to see what kind of effect it has on me in person. I am getting the chills just thinking about it. Oh and the first line is my favorite line which you all know gives it bonus points. Best Line: "Say my name and his in the same breath...I dare you to say they taste the same."

This Ain't A Scene, Its An Arms Race - This is pretty much a given to be played tomorrow because it is probably their biggest hit. It is another impressive display of Patrick's vocal abilities. So for that reason it is the bomb! Best Line: "All the boys who the dance floor didn't love and all the girls whose hips couldn't move fast enough...sing until your lungs give out."

Coffee's For Closers - This song is tough to write about because it is so damn awesome. I could spend an entire post on the greatness of this song. Musically it is awesome, lyrically it is almost too awesome, and vocally it is in a league of its own. I cannot say how much I love it. It is really hard to even pick the best line of the song because there are so many great ones. But for tonight I will pick one knowing that it will probably change the next time that I blog about this fantastic song. It also happens to be the opening line...yet again. Best Line: "I can't explain a thing, I want everything to change and stay the same."

Thanks For The Memories - I will go so far as to say that this is my all-time favorite song by the band. In the right mood I will find myself listening to it and singing it over and over again. It is a great little "screw you...I'm going home" song. Patrick really does sing the shit out of the song and that is just one of the many reasons that I love it. I will be super pissed off if they don't perform it tomorrow. Best Line: "Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great."

I just can't wait!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Are You Ready For Some Football?

To answer my own question...No.

I realized today that I am not the football fan that I once was. As pissed off as I am at my Yankees today...I am wholeheartedly a baseball gal. That being said...I did have fun at the NFL Draft today. Here are a few of the lessons that I learned today.

- PA's are a weird bunch. Now this is more of a Coastie lesson than football but I feel obligated to mention it.

- The NFL treats the military pretty damn well. Probably the best of all of the professional sports organizations. In addition to giving us free tickets to the Draft, they also gave us awesome seats and cool gift bags. So kudos to them.

- Philly fans are complete assholes...and often insane. Anyone who doubts this did not see "Blanket Guy" today...the toothless guy who wrapped himself in an Eagles blanket after he took off his Eagles jersey because it was autographed by a cheerleader. He was completely insane. Then there was the "Philly Frat Boys" who screamed and cursed at a group of kids who couldn't have been older than 12....hence the asshole example. Bottom line...I am starting to think that Philly fans are worse than Red Sux fans...and that is saying something.

- It is harder to film a commercial than I thought. Granted it will probably never air or be seen by anyone other than Internet junkies...but that is not the point. I will never give anyone a hard time for using cue cards because I now know how useful they are.

- It is not good for the confidence level to stand next to an NFL Cheerleader...much less 3 of them.

- The ESPN commentary crew is much friendlier than the NFL Channel crew.

- The NFL draft has its exciting moments...but they are kind of few and far between. You have to be a hardcore fan to stick it out. I am not.

Nevertheless...I am glad that I went and had a good time while I was there.
Now if you will excuse me...it is time for me to curse the Red Sux. I hate them so very, very, very much. Damn it.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

If You SoBelieve...

Today is all about revenge folks!

If we were talking about any two other teams...one might say that it is unnatural for me to feel as much hatred today as I do. But then when you remember that I am Yankee fan who stayed up until almost midnight to watch my team lose to Red Sux...it all makes sense.

But I still believe. The series is far from over.

If any of you football fans are watching the draft tomorrow....check the audience for me! Sure it is day two of the draft but I am still super excited to be there.

Fuck the Red Sux!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Something For Everyone

So we all know that the Yankees is cavalcade of baseball greatness...but most of us also know they are a showcase of the most attractive men on the planet. There is something for everyone...regardless of what you are looking for. Don't believe me....read on my friend.

Let's start with A-Rod. There is no getting around it. Alex is damn sexy. He has the body of God and no matter how much I hate the asshole...he is nice to look at. He satisfies the female desire for a bad boy. Sure being with him will probably leave you brokenhearted, humiliated and bitter for life but the ride up until that point would probably be worth it. My hatred for the man prevents me from ever wanting to explore that theory but I understand why a girl would.

Let's move to Andy Pettitte. Andy is decent looking...but nothing to write home about. And yet he has quite the sex appeal nonetheless. Why? He has the whole Tall, Dark & Mysterious thing going for him. He has those dark intense eyes that lure you in and when you add that to the accent...you get the foreign feeling that I simply can't resist. I love it.

Next we have Mark Texiera. Mark is clearly a good ole' boy that you would love to take home to momma...until you realize that he is such a good ole' boy that momma will want him for her own. He isn't super hot but he isn't bad on the eyes. He is simply a nice guy and sometimes you just want a nice guy. He runs the risk of being too nice and falling into the "friend zone" until he turns around and shows off his best feature. What can I say? The man looks great as he is walking away.

Now we have Joba. Joba brings out the Cougar in all of us. He isn't drop dead sexy but that's okay. He has a mischievous smile and a light in his eyes. All I'm saying is that I strongly believe that there is a lot of fun that could be had with Joba. For that reason alone he is on the list.

Johnny...oh Johnny! Johnny is good looking but there's more to it than that. Johnny has so much charm and charisma that I can't help but being drawn to him. He doesn't take himself to seriously and clearly embraces challenges and new things. I think that things with Johnny would be quite exciting. Then there is the whole redemption thing. The man has lived in hell and come back and is better for it. Every girl loves a redeemed man and Johnny is pillar of redemption. Love me some Johnny Damon.

Next we have the Swish. It is hard for me to believe that I never noticed Nick Swisher before but the man has my attention now! My oh my...what's not to love? In addition to his talent on the field he is a great guy off the field. He supports a ton of charities, loves the military, and loves his fans. Overall he loves his life. He always seems happy and positive and I really could use some of that. He strikes me as the type of man that would be impossible to be down around. He seems to bring up everyone around him. Who wouldn't love that? Seriously...I am crushing on the Swish.

But if you want the whole package...you need look no further than Mr. Clutch...the face of the Yankees...#2 on the field but #1 in our hearts....Derek Jeter! Derek is the real deal...the whole package...the alpha of all men. If you read the blog...you know this which means that there is no reason for me to elaborate. If you don't read the blog (WTF are you doing here than?) just look at the picture and tell me that you would give all for Derek Jeter?

There you have it.

One might ask why I would write this considering that most of my readers are men and are wanting to throw up by now....assuming you are still reading in the first place. Simply because I still cannot cheer myself up and desperate measures. If I can't feel happy than I might as well be looking at good looking men.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

If you can't laugh on your own...find something else that will make you laugh. The inner geek in me is going to shine bright here as I reflect on a few of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies. It is a movie that always makes me laugh, it always makes me cry, and truthfully I can never watch it enough.

So here is my absolute favorite scene from the movie. I share this with you because I have decided that if life can't make me laugh...I will do it on my own.

Take that karma.

Monday, April 20, 2009

And Baby I've Tried To Forget You

It’s Monday and it totally sucked. It was not improved by the fact that the Yankees got rained out. Oh well. So let’s shuffle…as there is not much else to do.

Angel by Jon Secada - Probably not the best song to listen to in my current mood but the iPod Shuffle has a mind of its own. I love this song but it sure is depressing. It is one of those songs that in right mood you find yourself singing along, crying your broken heart, and then laughing at yourself for later (or so I am counting on). So see…every cloud has a silver lining. This is song that really nails the feelings that with come with trying to forget someone and being unable to. You know that you want to…but you just can’t and it sucks. And to make it even better…the best line of the song is the opening line. Best Line: “I can’t read the future but I still want to hold you close.”

You Never Even Called Me By Name by David Allan Coe – Oh does this song bring back some good memories. Don’t get me wrong…it is an absolutely terrible song…probably one of the worst songs ever to be honest but that is what makes it so damn entertaining. If I had a dollar for every time that I have heard this song butchered at a karaoke bar I could up and walk away from the CG and still be fine. Hell I have done it at least a dozen times myself. My favorite memory of this song at the karaoke bar involves my dearest friend who had consumed at least four too many double shots of Patron. The whole bar sang along during the chorus and the whole bar laughed their asses off as Todd fell off the stage. Good times. Maybe that is all I need…a night at the karaoke bar with a few good friends. I don’t know. I do know that the song has a good point. Best Line: “And I’ll hang around as long as you will let me.”

All You Wanted by Michelle Branch – For song with such simple lyrics I have to say that I really do love it. Maybe that is the key to it because some things are pretty simple. Some answers are right there, staring you in the face and yet we miss them because we think “It can’t be that easy.” Of course hearing this song reminds me that some people do not want to be saved and one must learn to accept that it is their own damn choice. Oh well. Best Line: “I wanted to be like you, I wanted everything so I tried to be like you and I got swept away.”

Right Now by Akon – Have I mentioned that I really dig Akon? His voice is slightly annoying but I still like him. I like his lyrics and his songs usually have a pretty good beat. Quite honestly I can’t really ask for much more than that. The good thing for Akon is that the way that I feel right now is that my expectations are incredibly low so he doesn’t have to do anything more than he is already doing to win me over. Again…yet another silver lining. And to think that several people accused me of being too negative today. I can’t imagine what on earth they are talking about. “Why can’t it be the way it was when you were my homie, lover and friend?”

Coffee’s For Closers by Fall Out Boy – Ok so I mentioned this song the other night. Big deal. I LOVE this song. Hell I love Fall Out Boy. Their concert is the only thing that I am looking forward to at the moment. Oh well. At least it is something that is sure to be awesome than something that has a chance of letting me down. As long as the band shows up and plays for more than 30 minutes I will be happy. In spite of some of the negative lines in the song I still feel a little better when I hear it. Perhaps it is because misery truly loves company. Nevertheless…it is a great song..While I am still hearing the line “I will never believe in anything again” in my head over and over again that is not my pick for the best line of the song. Once again tonight the best line of the song is the opening line which momentarily cheers me up. Best Line: “I can’t explain a thing…I want everything to change and stay the same.” I hear ya FOB…so help me I hear ya.

For the love of Bob Cat Bob this sucks.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hip Hip Jorge!

Hip Hip Jorge...Hip Hip Jorge!

It wasn't pretty but what worth obtaining ever is? The point is that the Yankees won. That of course means that Carl Pavano lost. Guess what...I still HATE Pavano. I wanted to throw something at the TV every time I saw that asshole smile of his...and he smiled a lot while he was on the mound. Bet the asshole isn't smiling now.

Or maybe he is...after all, he still has the whole 9 wins...$40 million scam he pulled on the Yankees so I bet he wakes up with a smile every damn day. Asshole.

The Yankee win helped...especially seeing big hits and good plays by new passions of mine Nick Swisher and Mark Texiera. But even better for me was to see long time loves Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada making things happen on the field as they have always done. Regardless of everything else...I will always have my Yankees.
Let's give some kudos to Cody Ransom. I didn't boo him once today.

Thank goodness I only have a few hours to go until Episode 3 of Season 3 of The Tudors.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours & Now I'm Drowning...



You know shit is bad when the one thing that you think that you can count on lets you down...leaving you with nothing more than an emotionally exhausted, pissed off version of yourself.
And to top it off...I made it home just in time to see the slaughter of my beloved Yankees...leaving me asking myself and anyone who will listen...what the fuck?

So let's talk about the Yankee game...which wasn't really game...more like a damn train wreck that I couldn't look away from.

Wang...fucking Wang. The man is 0-3 and wonders why he is getting booed. I wish that I was at the game today so that I could have booed along with the rest of the Yankee faithful. His sinker doesn't sink, his curve ball curse the wrong god damn way and his fastball isn't fast. How in the hell can a position player like Nick Swisher manage to strike a man out and Wang can't find the fucking plate in three consecutive starts? The man has an ERA of 34.50. WTF?

And what the fuck was Girardi waiting for today? He owns part of this loss again because he waits too damn long to go to the bullpen. I'm all for having faith in your team but come on! I also think that it was pretty fucked up to put poor Claggett into the game when and for as long as he did. Think about it...the kids first game in the big leagues and he has pretty much manhandled as he did his best to clean up after Wang. That was pretty shitty.

And to think...at the end of the 1st inning I was actually close to happy. Tex had hit a big home run and I was thinking..."Okay...here is my sunshine today." I was actually sitting on the couch thinking that the Yankee game would be the one thing to cheer me up after such a terrible day and look what happened. By the end of the second inning all I could hear was a line from Coffee's For Closer...."I will never believe in anything again." Wouldn't that just solve all of my problems?

And yet I'm not giving up hope. In spite of a disappointing day...I will still be there tomorrow...clinging to the hope that it will all get better in time.

Luckily for us Yankee fans AJ has the ball tomorrow...

Anyone have an umbrella...ella...ella...eh...eh?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bunny Love

Happy Easter folks. Right or wrong...Easter always makes me think of bunnies. So here is my list of my favorite bunnies/rabbits in the world of pop culture and the lessons that they have taught us.

10 Eddie Rabbit - "Oh I love a rainy night."
I am fan of Eddie Rabbit for reason and that is because I too love a rainy night. ;)
Lesson - A little rain is a good thing.

#9 The White Rabbit - "I'm late...late for a very important date."
Personally I am disturbed by every aspect of the whole Alice in Wonderland thing and that includes the White Rabbit. He was damn cute though probably completely insane. Curse him for inspiring Flavor Flav to carry that damn giant clock. Though I suppose he teaches is us as that even a broken clock is right twice a day...unless of course you a prisoner to military time. But I prefer...
Lesson - Stay away from a fool who carries a broken clock.

#8 Harvey - "Have you met my friend Harvey?"
I am not a fan of Harvey and largely because every drunk idiot I know makes reference to him. You go to a movie theater or bar and ask if that seat is taken and you have good odds that a reference to the world's most popular imaginary friend will be made. Stupid Harvey. He makes the list for popularity reasons and not because I actually care.
Lesson - Hallucinations are never a good thing.

#7 Energizer Bunny - "It just keeps going and going and going..."
I hate this damn bunny too He was cute when he first came out and now has been exploited to the point where I want to throw something at the TV when I see him. And yet he is one of the most recognizable marketing gimmicks so the long eared fool deserves his spot on my list.
Lesson - Even the cutest rabbit can be fucking annoying.
#6 Peter Rabbit - "Run Peter....Run!"
Poor Peter Rabbit...all he wanted was some veggies and it almost cost him his life. Next time Peter should hop over to the Wawa and grab some Cheetos and a Red Bull.
Lesson - Veggies can be hazardous to your health.

#5 The Fatal Attraction Bunny - "Tonight's special...Rabbit Stew!"
Is there any image of a movie bunny that sticks in your head more than this one? I think not. I think that it is one of the greatest "Holy Shit" moments in movie history. You know...the type of scene that makes you say "Holy Shit did I really just see that?"
Lesson - Not even bunnies are safe from the wrath of the woman scorned.

#4 The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python - "Look at the bones!"
Has any other rabbit ever been so simultaneously funny and creepy? This is one of those weird things that I find myself loving even though there is no good reason for me to. Oh well.
Lesson - Never underestimate something cute and cuddly.

#3 Jessica Rabbit "I'm not bad...I'm just drawn that way."
OK so she isn't technically a rabbit...she just married into the family. That's okay. She is too much a bad ass rabbit to be left of the list because of such a minor detail. Overall I am happy with my geeky ways...and yet there is a small part of me that wishes I was a little more like Jessica. She was sexy, smart, cunning and enough to turn the heads of men, cartoons, and rabbits alike. Now that is some range of admirers.
Lesson - Be careful of whom you choose to play patty cake with.

#2 Bugs Bunny - "Ain't I stinker?"
Sure he is cute but he really is a bastard. Think of all of the dirty tricks he pulled on his many nemeses. Think of vanity that he showed. Think of all of the times that he laughed at their failures. No wonder he had so many people trying to eat him. And yet we learned a very valuable lesson from Bugs which makes him worthy of the #2 spot.
Lesson - If you can't be smart and well-liked...be a smart ass who is well-sought after.

And the #1 Bunny/Rabbit in the world of pop culture....

#1 The Playboy Bunny "Who Loves You?"
(I have no support for the statement that I am about to make other than my own gut feeling but being that this is my blog...that is enough for me.) The Playboy Bunny is probably the most widely recognized bunny around today. That little guy is everywhere....included tattooed on me! What I find the most amazing about the Playboy Bunny is the fact that he just seems to pop up places. One a necklace here...a windshield there.... My point is that it goes beyond the cover of the magazine. It is an worldwide icon. For men it means naked ladies and for women it is a symbol of sexual liberation and celebration.
Lesson - If you are going to get a tattoo of a logo...it might as well be the Playboy Bunny.

Thanks for EW online and HS1 for inspiring me to write this particular post.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Moment of Silence

I can't even write about the shocking and terrible passing of Anaheim Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart. It is just too sad. Even this little bit has me in tears. Its just too sad.

So take a minute for the family and teammates of Nick. I am certain that he is keeping company with all of the baseball greats who have passed on before him.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Still In Love


Well that was not the way that I expected the first game of the season to go. And yet...and I still as excited as I was this morning about the start of baseball and still ridiculously in love with the Yankees.

Sure a lot went wrong but a lot went right. Derek started off strong. Jorge and Hideki showed that they are still forces to be reckoned with. Phil Coke continued to prove that he belongs in the big leagues. The force out of Roberts was a thing of pure beauty. So in spite of the score...I am still pleased with my Yankees.

Ain't love grand?

When you love the Yankees as completely as I do...you can forgive a lot. Why? Simply because there is the promise of a better tomorrow. Call me a lovestruck fool...but for now I am content to love for the promise of tomorrow. Of course...who knows how long I will sing this tune if tomorrow never comes.

Any wagers?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

Thank Bob Cat Bob...I am finally home. Holy smokes it was a long and difficult trip. Looking back it probably was not my smartest plan...driving 2100 miles in 3 days. Oh well. Its over and done with now.

So moving on...what a week this will be. Tonight Season 3 of The Tudors begins. Granted I have already seen the 1st episode but that is not the point. The point is that I will now have something to look forward to before bed each Sunday night.
More importantly...tomorrow is opening day for my beloved Yankees. It is finally here. I cannot express how much I have looked forward to it. Starting tomorrow I will have something wonderful to fill my nights and bring a smile to my face. At last one of my favorite passions is here to hopefully help free me from all that ails me.

Lets Play Ball!