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Laurie
http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/best-written-gay-couple-on-shameless

The article is titled "The Best-Written Gay Couple on Television Is Hiding on a Guilty-Pleasure Show"

Although I wouldn't call Shameless a guilty pleasure show...it's just a very good show!!

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Laurie
08 April 2014 @ 10:01 am

I usually don't like to complain about health issues. (I really don't have any that affect my life on a daily basis anyway).

But yesterday morning I did something stupid. Poked myself in the eye when putting in my contact lens. D'oh!

I conveniently had an appointment with my primary doctor last night (the usual 3 month blood pressure check) so of course I told her about my eye - not that she couldn't see how swollen my eyelid is plus the fact that I was wearing my glasses and not my contacts.

Bottom line, there's a small tear on my cornea. Great. She gave me a prescription for eye drops and wants me to call the ophthalmologist in the same medical building.

Which is fine. But I wanted to call my optometrist and let him know what is going on. The receptionist asked if I wanted Dr. Rowe to look at it so I thought sure why not. He's been my optometrist for almost 20 years and he's awesome.

Guess I'll make the appointment with the ophthalmologist after I see Dr. Rowe this afternoon. In the meantime, I have to wear my glasses all the time. Which is annoying. When you aren't used to something on your face all day, it's something to get used to. And the vision perspective is SO MUCH BETTER with my contacts than my glasses. But, I don't have a choice.

So I hope this is all my bad luck for the year and the rest of 2014 will be gravy.

One can hope, right?

 
 
Laurie
09 March 2014 @ 01:48 pm
Okay, seems like I CAN find things to post about here.

The weather has been nice this weekend and has improved my mood GREATLY!

The book: I spent a few hours on Friday night and a few yesterday afternoon reading Ball and Chain by Abigail Roux. Book 8 in the Cut and Run series. This series of books (and t's related Sidewinder series) are books that I drop everything else I'm doing and read. I am so in love with these characters it isn't funny. This book was a really fun read, quite the whodunit, and I thoroughly enjoy it! Book two in the Sidewinder series is out in June (yes, I already have it pre ordered), and who knows when Book 9 in the Cut & Run series will be written (I believe it's the final book which makes me sad, but then again Ty and Zane have been through enough! It's time for their happy ending!).

The movie: This morning I went and saw 300 Rise of an Empire. I really liked it. I love the mix of CGI and live action -- it was just like the first 300 movie. And the first film is very much a part of this movie, too. Oh and watching Sullivan Stapleton on the big screen wasn't hard to take, either. Yep, will get the Blu Ray when it's out.

The concert: Apparently Rachel and I ARE going to the 30 Seconds to Mars concert this summer (it's not until August 13). Someone else is getting us tickets, (but he's totally reliable, so I'm not worried). The local rock stations are making a big deal of this tour because 30STM is touring with Linkin Park. But you know what? Rachel and I are SO NOT interested in LP, so we'll leave after 30STM has their set. I also hope we get to meet Jared, Shannon and Tomo again!!!! So I'm excited about this! Since out of all the concerts announced so far, this is the only one I'm interested in attending...and now I am! YAY!

Okay, going to go back to the book I was reading before Ball and Chain arrived in the mail on Friday (this book is Possesion by J.R. Ward) and continue with that.

At least until 9:00 when The Walking Dead is on! Sundays at 9:00 is my NOBODY BETTER BOTHER ME time. LOL!

 
 
Laurie
31 January 2014 @ 07:29 pm
Final Day! And I'm ending where I began...with U2. This is the first new song for them in years. It was written and recorded for the Nelson Mandela film starring Idris Elba. The guys won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a movie, and are nominated for an Academy Award. I'm really hoping they win!

The song is called "Ordinary Love" and it's absolutely beautiful (at least I think so).


 
 
Laurie
30 January 2014 @ 06:31 pm
Sometimes a simple tune and lyrics works! Like this song.

And Tyler Joseph rocks the ukulele!

This is Twenty One Pilots with "House of Gold"


 
 
Laurie
29 January 2014 @ 09:03 pm
I was very excited to see Nicholas Lea and Cynthia Addai Robinson on the show tonight...

And next week!! Finally we see Katrina Law!!

YAY!!!



okay, back to my regularly scheduled life.

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Laurie
29 January 2014 @ 06:40 pm
This man has written so many amazing songs....

Here's Billy Joel with "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"


 
 
Laurie
28 January 2014 @ 07:53 pm
I love the animation in this video. The song isn't bad either!

This is "Dig" by Incubus.


 
 
Laurie
27 January 2014 @ 08:49 pm
Another song I discovered in 2013.

"Little Black Submarines" by The Black Keys


 
 
Laurie
26 January 2014 @ 02:20 pm
One of my all time favorite songs.

"The World I Know" by Collective Soul


 
 
Laurie
25 January 2014 @ 01:53 pm
This is the song that I doubt anyone on my flist will like! But I think these guys are AWESOME!!!

Wikipedia calls them a 'celtic punk band.' I love it.

This is "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya" by Dropkick Murphys



OR

Try this -- their version of Scotland the Brave (come on, how can you not like Bagpipes at a Rock Show!!!?!?).




I'd love to see this band live...but *sigh* I probably never will...

 
 
Laurie
24 January 2014 @ 07:48 pm
I've liked this band since I saw them open for U2 back in May 2005. I just love their music.

The band comprises of three brothers (Caleb, Jared and Nathan) and their cousin Matthew. The 'Leon' in the band name is the name of the father of the three boys (and duh! Uncle to Matthew). He is a former Pentecostal Preacher.

Anyway....this is the song "Temple" by Kings of Leon from their album Mechanical Bull, released in September 2013.


 
 
Laurie
23 January 2014 @ 07:23 pm
Yet another song released in 2013 that I completely fell in love with.

"Recovery" by Frank Turner


 
 
Laurie
22 January 2014 @ 08:26 pm
*sigh* getting there. Some days I feel like skipping these posts...but then I need to follow through.

(yes, I did make a list for the entire month, so I know what I'm posting each day).

Today's song is "The Rock Show" by Blink 182


 
 
Laurie
21 January 2014 @ 10:52 am
This song has been covered many times -- some not so bad...and some...well, I guess I just don't understand the interpretation... But I will always love the original version the best.

This is Guns N Roses with "Sweet Child of Mine"


 
 
Laurie
20 January 2014 @ 01:32 pm
The one, the only, the legendary Stevie Wonder with "Superstition."


 
 
Laurie
19 January 2014 @ 01:23 pm
Today's song is "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana.

This song is certainly the voice of a generation.... Who knows how many more amazing songs Kurt Cobain would of written had he not taken his own life in April 1994.

This year was the first year Nirvana was eligible to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...and of course they got voted in. It would have been a travesty if they didn't make it in as soon as they were eligible.


 
 
Laurie
18 January 2014 @ 04:23 pm
Okay, this is the video I REALLY don't expect anyone to watch. It's almost 12 minutes, and half of it is merely Dave Grohl telling stories.

But...that is one of many reasons why I love that man. No wonder a Foo Fighters show is almost 3 hours long. Dave Grohl likes to tell stories. (they also have the catalog of songs that lasts hours and hours, too). But then...it also makes the shows more personal...and no matter if the audience is 100 people or almost 100,000 people, you walk away from a Foo Fighters show like those guys are your new best friends.

This video is of the Reading Festival, and Dave talks about how he also played that festival when he was in Nirvanna. And he gets the crowd to sing happy birthday to his mom. How awesome is that? (there's always a portion of the show where it's just Dave and he performs a few songs acoustically. (then he segways into the rockin' version with Taylor, Pat, Nate and Chris joining in).

God, I love this band....

Anyway...this is "Times Like These" by the Foo Fighters.



 
 
Laurie
17 January 2014 @ 08:59 pm
Another band I simply adore.

This is the Red Hot Chili Peppers and their song "Dani California." (in which they dress up and pay homage to many awesome bands).


 
 
Laurie
17 January 2014 @ 08:52 pm
Season four mid season preview (The Walking Dead returns February 9 -- CAN'T WAIT!!!)




This show is called Black Sails. It begins January 25. I *so* want it to be awesome.





And...

This is my *must see tv* this summer. FINALLY...the tv series based on the Outlander books!


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