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.


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.


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!



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

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


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!

Writing for the Sanity of It…..

Okay, there are times when I need to stop, beathe, and do something to remove myself from a frustrating situation…..this is one of those time.  The only reference I’m going to make to the CAUSE of this need is that it is work related……

SO!  Writing – it helps bring back the sanity.

Some of you may live in the dark or, perhaps, don’t have a TV in your house…..but Twilight (the movie, based on the book written by Stephenie Meyers) was released on DVD this past weekend.  I can tell you, without much embarrassment, that I was one of thousands of women and young girls who purchased the DVD.  I even watched a bit of it before hitting the books for my never ending homework!  And, I am one who can fully admit that I like the series and the movie very much.  I even said as much in this post, where I did a little review of sorts.  So, know that I am first a fan of the book series and also a fan of the movie.

Having said that, this was not an academy award winning production.  It is no Slumdog Millionaire.  It doesn’t touch you deep inside and make you think for days like The Reader.  It doesn’t make you want to punch an LAPD officer like Changeling.  In fact, some of the special effects and editing left a bit to be desired.  Yet, the two times I went to the theater to see this, it was pretty full….and the second time was a LONG time after it opened!  So, what makes this movie (and the book series) SO GOOD????

Well, it helps that so many girls/women find Edward, via actor Robert Pattinson, outrageously edible.  Kudos to Meyers, though, for creating such a loveable vampire in the first place!  And, well, truthfully the whole idea that a vampire could be so sexy AND loveable is cool IMHO.  The other characters – Bella, her Dad, Jacob – add great debth to the story too.  But I think to REALLY appreciate the movies, you had to read the book….probably ALL the books……to get a sense of the deep running water of the story, the potential of the characters, and the interactions between Edward and Bella.  And THAT is a huge part as to why this movie has been so well received – its foundation is built on a strong , well written story that was already well received by millions of readers.  Fortunately, the characters were very close to the ones that found their birth in our minds as we read page after page of turmoil, love, struggles, and hope.

So what am I really saying?  Kudos to Meyers for creating the hit that is now in my living room, sitting in a special edition, 2 DVD set!  And when is the next movie being released, dammit!

Gina OUT!

A Beautiful Friday Morning!


Okay, I must confess that I woke up feeling pretty good – after all, it’s freaking FRIDAY and – to add to the pleasure – I GET PAID TODAY!  Whoot whoot!  So, that sort of set me in a better mood than I usually am when I first wake.

But today is BEAUTIFUL.  I mean, I was actually ENJOYING my time out with Gracie this morning……blue skies, the grass is this luscious green, the birds were really chirping……..I mean you missed it!  Here was a lady with crazy curly hair, her grey pj pants, her Alaska sweatshirt, coffee cup in hand, paper towel hanging out of her pocket (that’s for my “clean up after Gracie” time), singing!  Yeah, if you ever want to see this show live, drive down Fairview between 7 and 7:15…… admission……

(BUT, just so you know, my impertinent dog was also enthralled with the morning…..or perhaps my singing…….so enthralled, she couldn’t bring herself to poop……..sigh…….but I am STILL HAPPY!)

ANYWAY, a friend posted about the beauty of birds chirping – called Why Do Birds Sing?… should check it out!  I honestly haven’t been to this blog for a while as he wasn’t keeping it up, but was pleasantly surprised to see tons of new posts.  I will read them Martin!  And I LOVED the posted on Justification – So What?! I have so many thoughts about it, but I will save that for later!

Sorry, this post is truly living up to the RAMBLING part of its name!

Okay, so jumping again, I read this amazing article in the LA Times yesterday.  I like the personal perception/experience of the writer, as well as the documentation of an amazing woman who saw “outside the box” at a time when race was a four later word.  And, well, technically it has a historical bend to it as well.  If you have time, you should check it out.

Okay, Gracie is making me a little nervous.  I better take her out again before I get ready for work.  Dog poop in the house is not good…….


Wondering Where You Are – Friday Love Song

This song is by Tyrone Wells, one of my favorite performers and also who I will be seeing in concert Saturday in Hermosa Beach! This is one of his older songs, but one of my favs….which also makes me feel all googly inside…….Learn more about him at

Anyway, when I hear this song my mind starts racing…..yes, I have a specific face in mind….remember the yearning I felt and the exhilaration I felt when a certain person would walk by, or I would hear their voice.  And my heart, beating in my chest…..I so want to shared…….Hmmmm.  Love this song


Will you like to watch the sunrise
Will you have blue or brown eyes
What are the dreams you long to share

I hope you like Stevie Wonder
Are you afraid of thunder
I close my eyes and say a prayer your out there somewhere

I’ve been waiting all of my life for you
I’ve been wishing on every shining star

I’ve been watching out of my window

Wondering where you are

Wondering where you are

My heart’s my only treasure
I’ve been saving it for your pleasure
I can’t wait to give my heart to you

We’ll walk this road together
That leads us to forever
I close my eyes and say a prayer your out there somewhere


Too many nights alone
And this house won’t be a home until I’m with you

I’ve been waiting all my life for you
I’ve been wishing on every shining star


Wondering where you are Wondering where you are
Wondering where you are Wondering where you are