Party Pics Are Up, Party People!

I’m getting a bit more work done today, and I got an email from WEBN a few minutes ago that reminded me about their blog.  I went to check, and sure enough they have pics up now.  😀

That’s me on the floor with the black-and-gray checkered shirt and the black leather hat on, just jammin’ away at around 7:30 a.m.

And then you’ll see me about 3 hours later after drinking my share of the Budweiser’s.  Notice the fixed eyes and slack jaw.  😀

As you can see, the alcohol got the better of me, as usual.  😀

It’s still not the 2 pics I was supposed to get (thanks to a couple of BITCHES!), but at least I got a record of it for myself.  🙂  It was an awesome time, and definitely one for the record books.

Sometimes life does rock…

… and so does WEBN 102.7, baby! Yeah! Went to the radio station yesterday with a friend and rocked out with 6 other winners and their guests.

Budweiser provided free libations for everyone, and White Castle (a local restaurant chain) provided burgers and fries. Remember now, this is all at 7:00 in the morning! 😀

We spent the next 3 hours there listening to a local band called Rootbound and they absolutely rocked! Check out their home page here.

Towards the end, we all got 2 of the older Bengals-looking Frog (mascot) stickers (sadly, no t-shirts, though), and a ticket each to go see ‘Root Fest’  (featuring our local Rootbound) in West Union, Ohio in August.  It’s a big local music festival that rocks from 4 p.m.-4 a.m., then everybody camps out afterwards.  You can read more about it here.  It’s definitely a good time.

When we first got there, Rodney (the rep) gave us all a ticket, and then at the very end he called out numbers. Guess what I won, all?  Two tickets to go see 311 & Sublime!  Yeah, baby!  😀

But then as I was leaving, another guy asked me if I wanted to trade my tickets for  New York Dolls, Poison and Motley Crue on the 26th of this month! Yea!! Even better, baby!  Old chicks my age will be there!  😀

That’s 3 winning days in a row for me, and ‘Yes’ I have knocked wood every time I have written these. 😀

I’ve already counted my blessings, but I have to admit I am a bit excited to see what Day 4 has in store for me today… ???

WEBN Still Rocks!!

Super mother-friggin’sweet, bitches! I just got a call from the oldest rock radio station in the area, WEBN, and I am a winner! (See, I told everyone Charlie Sheen was right. He is about the Adonis DNA, too)

I’ve been rockin’ with WEBN (102.7 FM – Home of the Lunatic Fringe) since 1971 when I was only 7, and I’ll be 47 next month, so this is my 40th year listening.

So me and a friend have to show up at the station just before 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday. We will then be taken to the control room where we will party online for the next 2-1/2 hours with Wild Man Walker , Bob The Producer, Shroom, Meat and the oh-so-lovely Jenni .

The people from Budweiser, co-sponsors of the contest, will also be on-hand to give out free beer to all of us during this time. A little early in the day (actually, morning) to be drinking, but what the fuck for a special occasion, right?!

Rodney, the WEBN rep that called me, said that prizes will also be given away during this time and, although he doesn’t know exactly what they will be, everyone will walk out with at least something. I do believe there are 2 really big concerts coming up (Motley Crue/Poison and Goo Goo Dolls/Michele Branch), and this station always give up tickets, so I’m hoping for the best.

I’m always telling everyone how lucky I am with contests, but no one ever believes me. Well, listen in on Tuesday morning and, if I get the chance, you’ll get to hear me yell into the microphone my favorite catchphrase of  late:

“You know what the proudest moment of my life was, Wild Man Walker?”

“What’s that, Brad?”

“When I got this tattoo on my back of the Kool-Aid Man.  3% fruit juice, motherfuckers!  Oh, yeeeeah!!!!”

Hopefully, someone somewhere will have the tape rolling when it happens…

Nurture My Mind: Special Edition #1

This was actually supposed to be posted a few days ago, but due to my slow-ass writing skills (and an under-achieving local power supply company that can’t seem to keep us on the grid), this has obviously been delayed, so we now return to our movie already in progress:

This is my 43rd post for the 2011 year and I wanted to make it something a bit special, so I thought long and hard about how I might accomplish this, and came up with the following:

Ru ~ dig deeper’ is one of the original “superstars” of 43 Things (although I have a strong feeling she wouldn’t agree with that term, necessarily), and I have been reading her entries since I first joined here in December of 2007. In fact, I enjoyed them so much I subscribed (my first on 43 Things) only a few weeks later.

Ru ~ always has a very playful way of spinning her tales, making even the most mundane of tasks seem almost like an adventure from ‘Alice in Wonderland’, but at the same time she makes it seem like it’s just an ordinary day, yet one more slice of life for her.

She always seems to take things in without judging or analyzing, but rather just accepting that it is, and that’s the way it is. This is something that I have always wished for myself, as well.

My favorite story I’ve come across so far here, in all of ‘43 Things Land’, is her tale of “The Hunt For The Jones’ Soda Bottles”. Many times it has popped into my head over the years, and has helped to keep me motivated and moving toward my own goals, and I have even shared it with a few ‘outsiders’ when trying to impart a life lesson using the story as an analogy.

When I first sat down at my keyboard to ask Ru ~ for permission to use one of her photos of the Jones’ Soda bottles for my entry today, I felt a spark of excitement crawl from my fingers through to the email, and apparently my excitement had been enough to be infectious. In her quick reply she was both very surprised and thankful that I would even ask, and I couldn’t have been happier.

Rather than copy every post of her story here, it would be much easier to point everyone to her original threads (there are actually 2 parts to her story). Also, please remember that newer entries are always shown first, so you might want to scroll down to the bottom and then work your way upwards so you can follow along in chronological order.

In all this is, for me, a huge thank you to the people here like Ru ~ that inspire others by sharing of themselves and their lives, and allow us to participate via proxy, and also a thank you to 43 Things, itself, for creating, sharing and inspiring all of us over the years.

And another great thank you to all of you, readers and authors, for inspiring me and many others along the way with your own unique brands of heroic, and somehow always familiar, journeys through your own personal Wonder- and Never-Never Lands.

For today’s musical selection, I asked Ru ~ to suggest something she liked that was of a more ‘obscure’ nature (for lack of a better word), because I enjoy hearing new music and styles from all over the globe. I also made a promise not to watch the video until I posted it here first, so I can watch it with everyone else at the same time.

And so ladies and gentlemen, as suggested by Miss Ru ~ dig deeper herself, for our listening pleasure we proudly present “Sanvean (I Am Your Shadow)” by ‘Dead Can Dance’ singer Lisa Gerrard:

[EDIT] Watched the video and it was very cool, indeed. 🙂 In fact, I had never heard of Dead Can Dance before, so I found another song of their’s on Youtube called “The Carnival Is Over” and had a listen. Interestingly, both the music and the video reminded me very much of Cirque du Soleil, one of my favorite things ever.

What I Am Currently Working On…

This is a list of goals I am currently working on at 43 Things.

  1. Quit Smoking 9301 people
  2. Work on my relationship with my children 2 people
  3. start exercising regularly 289 people
  4. Do at least two things on my list every day. 1 person
  5. Read 100 classic novels 285 people
  6. Have a totally different life by this time next year 1037 people
  7. Learn to play the guitar 13762 people
  8. live my dreams instead of dreaming my life 168 people
  9. learn to speak french 1762 people
  10. see the northern lights 18732 people
  11. accomplish 101 things in 1001 days 70 people
  12. eat healthier 10972 people
  13. visit new york city 946 people
  14. write another book 81 people
  15. Compare myself to no one, but who I was yesterday 122 people
  16. make friends all over the world 328 people
  17. get my driver’s license 5420 people
  18. make my goals specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely 1 person
  19. nurture my mind: be deliberate about what I take in: art, music, words 2 people
  20. get a Wii 103 people
  21. Learn a martial art 1566 people
  22. travel the world 20540 people
  23. Participate in PostCrossing 77 people
  24. reinvent myself 411 people
  25. get rid of my toenail fungus 10 people
  26. learn to sing 2840 people
  27. go back to school 2672 people
  28. Trace my family tree 3008 people
  29. create a shoe tree 4 people
  30. If I repeat today’s actions 365 times, will I be where I want to be a year from now? 3 people
  31. Become Financially Independent 6099 people
  32. get more tattoos 1676 people
  33. learn to fly an airplane 186 people
  34. 10 blogs running and monetized – $1,000/mo. 1 person
  35. Learn to use a Fushigi ball. 1 person
  36. attend the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam 29 people
  37. Back up all my WordPress sites. 1 person
  38. Have 43people help Flirt’s 43things Teddy Bear travel around the world!!! 22 people
  39. Do 43 things I’ve never done before! 20 people
  40. Allow myself to only be treated well by the people I choose to have friendships and relationships with. If they do not, I need to find the courage to move on without them. 291 people
  41. Shamelessly affirm myself for a month 3 people
  42. Be more social 5,453 people
  43. Start looking into various options for ‘disabled’ people. 1 person