Another Beautiful Tuesday

So, to start of this post, of which I have no real agenda, check out this cute commercial:

Guitar Hero

So what is new with my readers?  I don’t have much to share, but feel compelled to write for some reason.  Hmmmm.

I learned yesterday that my sister and her oldest son, Matthew, are coming to visit in April!  I can’t wait!  I haven’t seen Matt in 6 years I think.  Linda, a couple.  Matt was in the Army and served in Iraq and then worked in Iraq as a civilian for one year.  I am thankful he is back home!  It is going to be GREAT to see them for sure!

I also read in the news that home prices dropped in January by 19%.  Sheesh.  Part of me still feels the pain of this and I feel for the peeps who are struggling with high house payments and no way to get out of it by selling or refinancing.  But I also hope, selfishly, that I get to a point where I can purchase a new home again.  Perhaps, with the lower prices, I will be able to…..we shall see.  But I am going to be very conservative and get something that is well below a certain percent of my income.  And it doesn’t need to have all the bells and whistles……..not sure that makes sense.

And I have also been pondering how stubborn people are – myself included.  At least, that is how I perceive it.  We get in our mind that we “are right”, and because of that friendships end or communications have to cease.  Sometimes that makes totals sense, but sometimes its purely pride.  I mean, if I were to reach out to someone I had a falling out with, then it could mean I was WRONG!  When, instead, perhaps it can mean I have evolved into a more healthy person and can actually get paste a bad situation and look to the future.  Or maybe there is the forgiveness thing, which is the most unfair concept in the world.  Why do we always have to be RIGHT, anyway?  But anyway, the bottom line is most of us are too stubborn to even try.  Maybe I need to stop focusing on “people” and focus on Gina……

So, my steady 2.78 readers, I wish you a wonderful Tuesday!  I hope that your jobs are going well, your families are healthy, your friends bring you comfort, and you are touched by at least one miracle today!  That’s what I am aiming for!

Things that make me go “hmmmmm”

This is probably a re-post, at least philosophically, of things I’ve already considered.  However, as I’ve mentioned before, this is my blog so I get to do what I want!  🙂

Driving into work today (VERY late, I might add….), I wondered a few things:

  • Why do so many drivers randomly change lanes?  Like, they aren’t behind anyone, there are so interchanges coming up, and suddenly they have this huge need to change lanes?  Like, maybe right in front of ME?
  • Why do so many drivers change lanes in front of cars that are coming up faster then them?  This is not just to me, but I witness it all the time.  What happened to waiting for the faster car to pass before you change lanes?  Another sign, perhaps, that people just aren’t very considerate.
  • On that note, does ANYONE even THINK about the signs that read, “Slower Traffic Move to the Right”?
  • Why can’t I eat sunflower seeds all day????

Just FYI, I am sitting at work, taking a break from “the crappo”, and otherwise wasting time.

What are some of the things that make YOU go hmmmmm?

Monday Heartbreak Song – Which To Bury; Us Or The Hatchet

This song is from Relient K.  I think they’re cool.  And anyone who loved deeply and it didn’t work out should resonate with this song.  At least, I do.

Lyrics

I think you know what I’m getting at
I find it so upsetting that
the memories that you select you keep the bad but the good you just forget

and even though I’m angry I can still say
I know my heart will break the day
when you peel out and drive away
I can’t believe this happened

And all this time I never thought
that all we had would be all for naught

No, I don’t hate you
don’t want to fight you
know I’ll always love you
but right now I just don’t like you
No, I don’t hate you
don’t want to fight you
know I’ll always love you
but right now I just don’t like you
cause you took this too far

Make your decision and don’t you dare think twice
go with your instincts along with some bad advice
this didn’t turn out the way I thought it would at all
you blame me but some of this is still your fault

I tried to move you, but you just wouldn’t budge
I tried to hold your hand but you’d rather hold your grudge
I think you know what I’m getting at
you said goodbye and I just don’t want you regretting that

and wisdom always chooses
these black eyes and these bruises
over the heartache that they say
never completely goes away
(I just can’t believe this happened
and one day we’ll see this come around)

what happened to us
i heard that it’s me we should blame
what happened to us
why didn’t you stop me from turning out this way
and know that I don’t hate you
and know that I don’t want to fight you
and know that I’ll always love you
but right now I just don’t…

Check This Out….

One of my best friends from high school, Anissa Primus Alston, is an actress and performer.  One recent project is a movie called “She Wasn’t Last Night”.  The movie’s trailer is below – please check it out!  Especially since, if they reach 10,000 views, it will help with the distribution of the film.  So, CHECK IT OUT!

Recap of Saturday

So, make sure you check out my previous song installment for Sunday!

So yesterday was a productive day – did homework, set up my wireless printer (YES!), had a beer, and cleaned the bathrooms. Yes, in that order. 🙂 I did a few other things around the house, and then my friend Michelle came over to meet me and Deana for the Tyrone Wells concert! It was held in Hermosa Beach at the St. Rocke! And it was GREAT!

If you haven’t remembered me talking about him before, I have been a fan of Tyrone Wells for years. It started about ten years ago when I saw him as one of the worship leaders at University Praise in Fullerton. He, along with his sister, really worshipped! At that point he had already started his career as a professional musician, although on a much smaller scale. And while he is a Christian and it bleeds into many of his songs, he is not out there as a “Christian Performer”….and, I think that is much more effective but that’s just me.ANYWAY, a few years ago I believe he was signed by Sony and I am very happy for him.

So, sitting about maybe 20 feel from the stage, drinking my Corona and having just ate a yummy cheeseburger, we watched Tyrone perform. It was a GREAT performance! Michelle, who had never even heard him before, liked it too and ended up buying a CD and getting it signed. We had a nice visit with him after the show. I think Deana took a pic of us with him, but I will have to check that out. Oh, and one of his new songs – More – is now the new theme song for A&E’s Intervention show! Check it out below:

So today? More homework, some work I brought home, and visiting my cousin Lori, who is in town from Washington DC! So it’s another beautiful day, both in plans and in weather! (Sorry Davis, last I heard you were in BAD weather!) Hope y’all have a great day!

Sunday Song Post – Son of God

Well, I got to thinking last night….I probably should post some Contemporary Christian song on Sunday!  So, here is my installment with one of my favorite songs of all time – Son of God, by Starfield with Chris Tomlin.  Yes, it is also one of songs I loved to play when I was in the worship band.  But most of all, the truth in the song touches me to my very soul.

Enjoy!

Fun Song – I Want it That Way

So, I can’t sleep. And now I am watching 16 Blocks, a movie I never heard of before, but turns out to be kind of interesting. And it stars Bruce Willis, who I absolutely LOVED in high school due to Moonlighting. Anyway, I realized, “Wow, it’s Saturday! I guess I can now post my Saturday song!” So, here I am!

So, for my first entry to this category, I am feeling the pressure! But not THAT much pressure, because….well, this is my freaking blog and you can’t turn it off so why should I care?

So, you know I love Justin Timberlake. And, well, today is a fun song day….so what better choice then N’Sync? But to add to that, I am gonna use a hilarious video of two Asian students lip syncing to the song…..and it cracks me up. These two guys are FUNNY! And, what I also find humurous is that there is this guy behind them diligently doing his homework. Too funny!  Oh, and make sure you check out the out takes at the end!

Lyrics

Yeah

You are my fire
The one desire
Believe when I say
I want it that way

But we are two worlds apart
Can’t reach to your heart
When you say
That I want it that way

[Chorus:]
Tell me why
Ain’t nothin’ but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain’t nothin’ but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

Am I your fire
Your one desire
Yes I know it’s too late
But I want it that way

[Chorus]

Now I can see that we’re falling apart
From the way that it used to be, yeah
No matter the distance
I want you to know
That deep down inside of me…

You are my fire
The one desire
You are
You are, you are, you are

Don’t wanna hear you say
Ain’t nothin’ but a heartache
Ain’t nothin’ but a mistake
(Don’t wanna hear you say)
I never wanna hear you say
I want it that way

Tell me why
Ain’t nothin’ but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain’t nothin but a mistake
Tell me why
I never wanna hear you say
(Don’t wanna hear you say it)
I want it that way
I want it that way

Let me know what you think!