Friday, August 28, 2009

TATA, we miss you!

I feel in my heart and believe in mind that TATA, the dog of Rampai and her Mom, will be in doggie heaven, which surely must be where all the dogs go and get to be exactly as they were when they were young and full of energy. Maybe they get to play ball and always be very happy in that wonderful place. I believe the soul or spirit of every person, and our pets too, continues after his or her life on earth is finished, even if I can't explain how that happens. Rampai, I hope you know I'm thinking of you especially now, and I'm glad you are such a good friend.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ready for Fall, and getting back Up! too

In a little more than a month, I'm going to drink a latte (or several, though not the same day) to help me feel Up! for Fall, and buy the soon-to-be-released album by Alice in Chains, "Black Gives Way to Blue".

"A Looking In View" is the superb hard-rock single (of more than 7 minutes in playing time) which I've been listening to often this summer. It's powerful, starts very strong, and the band, with a new singer, sounds as good as they did in the '90s when they had several hits, which I feel can best described as grunge-rock/hard-rock.

I bought the single on iTunes, after first listening to it when the band gave fans a free download. I deleted it that same day, and purchased the song later once I figured out how to do it. I hope other rock fans will buy this wonderful hard-rocking single.

It's only been the recent years that I've been a true Alice in Chains fan, first getting excited every time I heard one of their songs on the radio, then buying their greatest hits CD about two and a half years ago.

Here's the link to an Alice in Chains website. You must only click "Yes" on the website if you are 18 (or older), and must click "No" if you are under 18 because there is "Explicit Content" in the music video. Also, in my opinion, this video, which is with the song "A Looking in View" is hard to watch if a scary, slightly violent movie bothers you; it's tense and almost frightening scenes could bother some viewers. But in my personal opinion, it's an outstanding video to go along with this excellent rock song!

One last thing: the song "A Looking In View" will be in my Top 100 rock songs but I don't know when my list will be finished... possibly next year.

I'm glad you stopped by here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

You can click on the photo of the "dream shake" and it gets a little larger. Also, I just put it as background on my computer. It looks delicious, and huge!

Dream Shake

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Dream Shake

Soy Shake (made of soy-based products) -- up very close and enlarged to bigger than the actual size.

Now I'll sleep and dream of drinking a shake as tall as a building. There goes my diet... but it's just going to be a dream. So you can be there too, and we will
drink shakes together.

Yes Rampai, I'm joking coz that makes for a happy day.
But you can come along, Okky too, and any other friends out there
who want to have a shake party. That would be a lot of fun!

Rampai and Okky, thank you for being two of my good friends on the Internet!


I wrote this little fake invitation to my fantasy shake party (above) in May. But I'm adding to this post:

Right now I'm waiting to listen to a hard-rocking single I bought on the Internet and will listen to it and maybe make another soy shake.

Oh wow! This is almost like live, except when you read it I'll be doing something else and maybe not even be awake. Let's just pretend we are all together... so guess what?

The song that I purchased has finished downloading into iTunes. I'll write more about the song (somewhere up ^^ there in my blog) because it's one of my favorite songs this year.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Warren, Ohio was a good place to be born

I just found out that Dave Grohl, the frontman of the rock band Foo Fighters, is going to be honored Saturday (today) in Warren, Ohio, where he was born, according to Trib Today and Rock & Roll Daily in Rolling Stone. These are good stories. I'll try to add relevant links as I run across them.

Well, I was very excited to learn that Grohl, a famous rock star and one of my favorite rock vocalists, was born in Warren since I was born there, too. Unbelievable, right?! No, I'm not just jumping on the 'bandwagon' and I'm not making this up. I was born in Warren, Ohio. It's what my parents told me over and over in past years. And we discussed it again this morning. We moved to Oregon when I was a child. My Mom and Dad will be going back to Ohio this month, so I've asked them to snap a few pictures of "Dave Grohl Alley" in Warren, Ohio.