Friday, July 27, 2012

In near Soap Opera style, this is still on that same Saturday morning (almost two weeks ago)

According to the front of the Lucky Charms cereal box,
"they're Magically Delicious!"  Well, I like the flavor, but can't
prove the 'magically' part of that statement?

I used the question mark, sort of like an inside joke rattling around inside my head, because single females kept sending me messages that were statements in a question form.  Like when I send them: I like you.  They send back: I like you?  Yeah, maybe I'm not getting a clue. On a more serious note, I've found my grunge songs really have helped me feel better.  Sort of.

Does anyone know which of the charms is luckiest of all?
My guess is the four-leaf clover but I'm a beginner
 when it comes to LUCK! 

Actually no, I've probably had some good luck but also I'm blessed
with struggling just to keep me grounded, or at least I'm close to the soil at times.

Note: I like Lucky Charms.  But I'm not promoting this cereal. I just wanted to mention luck and that I need some, or something.  I have no connection to anything (and if I were making money as a writer--and I'm not-- don't you think I'd buy some new jeans, well probably not because my faded jeans are my Grunge look), but some stuff has a connection to me, like food when it's in me.  LOL I liked these ragged-edged paragraphs so much I thought I'd use them again this time. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Before going to Burger King (the same morning)

I ordered an iced coffee from the McDonald's drive thru, and this is what they gave me.
It's sloppy outside of the cup.  Hmm... Needless to say, I wasn't happy.
Did the Lucky Charms bring me good luck, even before
I opened the box, and keep the sloppy cup from being worse?
Don't know but glad I had the facial tissue to clean up the mess.

Later, I ate a bowl of Lucky Charms with Lactaid milk and at the same
time finished the Sweet Potato Fries, with iced coffee and a shake
from Carl's Jr.  That was some kind of strange meal!

This time I wanted the paragraphs to look as sloppy as the outside of the iced coffee cup.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sweet Potato Fries

at the local Burger King.

Rock music makes me feel good and look better in pictures

Right before I snapped this very attractive picture of myself (in the post below)...   what happened, you ask?
Dave Grohl screamed really loud, of course because I turned the radio volume way up, partially because a Burger King worker was watering the plants and annoying me while I was thinking about how to do this picture.  So anyway, Dave was singing the Foo Fighters hit song "Monkey Wrench", and like just about everyone else, I know when his amazing rock-star scream is in that song.  Wow! I just saw their video for that song and like when he screams.  Has anyone watching ever fallen into that video?  Just thought that would be funny!

Morning note on what I haven't been doing:  I tried to upload my 'newest song' today but dang it, for some reason, perhaps because the file is too big, it wouldn't upload on my music site (errr blog) and I did do almost a scream in my song, sort of, near the end of the extro, which is like an outro, but it's kinda complicated based on what the song's about. 

Conclusion:  Long story short, Dave Grohl is great, the guy watering plants at Burger King should do it earlier in morning, and the sun needs to take it easy on me when I'm sitting there, even though I turned the air conditioner to full blast.

Sweeeeeet!!!!!! Burger King Sweet Potato Fries could be the answer

What is the question?

If you guessed, does this have something to do with Burger King's Sweet Potato Fries, then you're very warm.  No, actually you're exactly right and I was getting warm with the sun beating down on the driver's side a little after 10 am when I was there. 

I'm parked in front of Burger King after using the drive-thru to buy a large-size Sweet Potato Fries. These fries are sweet, and Burger King is right about that. It's the second time I've gotten these fries there and I'm sold on the flavor.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Nicki Minaj's hit "Starships" Number 1 on half-year Pop 10

Nicki Minaj has the most interesting pop song so far this year.  "Starships" is a fun song to listen to and slightly better, in my opinion, than "Take Care" by Drake, with Rihanna. 

Drake's hit single is graced by the beautiful singing voice of Rihanna.  She is one of the best singers and maybe the very best of them all right now.  I don't think it would have been in the top 2 without her.

Another great song is "Leave You Alone" by Young Jeezy and it features the superb singing of Ne-Yo, which made the song even more impressive, and with a lot of feeling.

This brings up a question that is so hard to answer that I won't today: Who is the best pop vocalist of 2012 to this point?  I would have to say Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and  Ne-Yo, whose his singing is brilliant on "Leave You Alone" and other songs, are the three main contenders. 

There are many others including Nicki Minaj, Mackinzie, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, who came very close to getting on the list with "Give Your Heart a Break" and Carly Rae Jepsen, also with a fine song "Call Me Maybe".  My problem was identifying when that song was actually released.  I read that her single was released in 2011 and it could appear on my 2011 list (if I do one) or my 2012 (complete year) Best Pop Songs list, which won't be until after this year is over.  That will include some crossover songs by artists from other genres. 

My goal was to give all the new songs a chance to get on the list; hence most of the songs I considered were released this year, except (as far as I know) two songs, one by Britney Spears and the other by Nicki Minaj, which were released in December according to what I read.  My reason was there were large numbers of listeners to those songs on YouTube this year. Also, I don't recall hearing either song on the radio, which is another reason I allowed it, and that's to say what's getting played and what's not by radio DJs is all messed up.  If the songs on YouTube are better, then that's the way it is. 

However, my emphasis was on including radio singles, although the number a song got to on a hits chart didn't matter to me, and yes, I do my own thing here. I also listened to many songs by new(er) artists on YouTube and a large number are unsigned artists.  These days anyone can write, record, and release songs this way.  While I have a limited amount of time, I will spend some of my time listening to these songs. I hope to hear more of these artists. 

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Pop 10

Top 10 Pop Songs list, first half of 2012

1. Nicki Minaj, Starships
2. Drake, Take Care ft. Rihanna
3. Young Jeezy, Leave You Alone ft. Ne-Yo
4. Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
5. Mackinzie, Watch me
6. Britney Spears, Strangest Love
7. Nicki Minaj, Stupid Hoe
8. Katie Woodward, There’s Still Time
9. Nicki Minaj, Right By My Side ft. Chris Brown
10. Katy Perry, Wide Awake
 
*Note: This is my list (and my opinion) based on listening to many songs, comparing songs, reading, and research.  There were several other songs that were great, too. 
In case someone is waiting to see my pop songs list, I've chosen the Number 1 and I'm comparing the other songs now and the list will be on this blog this morning, actually before the light of day.  It's 1:30 am, so I do care about pop music and this serious project.  I will drink more iced green tea and keep thinking and comparing songs.

Hey, stay away from Mom's DQ Cake

I talked to Dairy Queen and ordered the DQ cake, Dad picked it up and paid for it, the dog smiled, and we the humans ate cake once it wasn't frozen solid.  Maybe my next song should be 'Let it Thaw!' Maybe that's taken but it'll be my own strange way of thawing, such as 'Let it Thaw, but Don't Melt Me Too Much Baby, Honey, Darling" and a bit kinky.  No, I'm joking.  The End!

That's a big smile! But it was someone else's birthday