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I want my MTV!

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seriously, I want my old/original MTV!!
& I’ll get a chance to see it tonight! 🙂
I might have to go find one of my original MTV pins! Yeah, won it through a radio station back in the day. lol 🙂

VH1 Classic celebrates the 30th anniversary of sister channel MTV this weekend by re-playing many of the videos and VJs that helped launch the network. The big highlight comes midnight on Sunday, July 31st (technically August 1st), when the network replays the first hour of MTV programming from August 1st, 1981.
Here are the first day of videos played on MTV:
“Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles
“You Better Run” by Pat Benatar
“She Won’t Dance with Me” by Rod Stewart
“You Better You Bet” by The Who
“Little Suzi’s on the Up” by Ph.D.
“We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Cliff Richard
“Brass in Pocket” by The Pretenders
“Time Heals” by Todd Rundgren
“Take It on the Run” by REO Speedwagon
“Rockin’ the Paradise” by Styx
“When Things Go Wrong” by Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
“History Never Repeats” by Split Enz
“Hold on Loosely” by 38 Special
“Just Between You and Me” by April Wine
“Sailing” by Rod Stewart
“Iron Maiden” by Iron Maiden
“Keep on Loving You (Live)” by REO Speedwagon
“Bluer Than Blue” by Michael Johnson
“Message of Love” by The Pretenders
“Mr. Briefcase” by Lee Ritenour
“Double Life” by The Cars
“In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins
“Looking for Clues” by Robert Palmer (the video never plays due to technical difficulties.)
“Too Late” by Shoes
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” by Rod Stewart
“Surface Tension” by Rupert Hine
“One Step Ahead” by Split Enz
“Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty
“I’m Gonna Follow You” by Pat Benatar
“Savannah Nights” by Tom Johnston
“Lucille” by Rockestra
“The Best of Times” by Styx
“Vengeance” by Carly Simon
“Wrathchild” by Iron Maiden
“I Wanna Be a Lifeguard” by Blotto
“Passion” by Rod Stewart
“Oliver’s Army” by Elvis Costello
“Don’t Let Him Go (Live)” by REO Speedwagon
“Remote Control/Illegal” by The Silencers
“Angel of the Morning” by Juice Newton
“Little Sister” by Rockpile with Robert Plant
“Hold On to the Night” by Bootcamp
“Dreamin’” by Cliff Richard
“Is It You” by Lee Ritenour
“Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac
“He Can’t Love You” by Michael Stanley Band
“Tough Guys” by REO Speedwagon
“Rapture” by Blondie
“Don’t Let Go the Coat” by The Who
“Ain’t Love a Bitch” by Rod Stewart
“Talk of the Town” by The Pretenders
“Can’t Happen Here” by Rainbow
“Thank You for Being a Friend” by Andrew Gold
“You Better You Bet” by The Who
“Bring It All Home” by Gerry Rafferty
“Sign of the Gypsy Queen” by April Wine
“The Man with the Child in His Eyes” by Kate Bush
“Message of Love” by The Pretenders
“All Night Long” by Rainbow
“Boys Keep Swinging” by David Bowie
“Rat Race” by The Specials
“Just Between You and Me” by April Wine
“Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads
“Victim” by Bootcamp
“Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” by Rod Stewart
“Cruel to Be Kind” by Nick Lowe
“A Little in Love” by Cliff Richard
“Take It on the Run” by REO Speedwagon
“Wild-Eyed Southern Boys” by .38 Special
“Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush
“Celebrate the Bullet” by The Selecter
“More Than I Can Say” by Leo Sayer
“A Message to You, Rudy” by The Specials
“In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins
“Heart of Glass” by Blondie
“Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight” by Rod Stewart
“Kid” by The Pretenders
“Wrathchild” by Iron Maiden
“Come What May” by Lani Hall and Herb Alpert
“I Got You” by Split Enz
“Sister Disco” by The Who
“Fashion” by David Bowie
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Love Stinks” by The J. Geils Band
“Johnny & Mary” by Robert Palmer
“Tomorrow Night” by Shoes

The Official MTV Site: http://www.mtv.com

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lovely weather and lovely happy day!

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So next weekend starts my vacation!!! Woot!!! 🙂

I’m going to Wizard World Chicago, and well..I’ve been wanting to get my hair done. And no real time to make an appt due to 1)my schedule, and 2)us being with one car lately. So imagine my surprise when this morning I stop at one of my Favorite hair/spa Salons; Salon Elclipxe in Muncie! If you want some wonderful customer service, great color, and omg, she got my hair cut perfectly!!! Knew exactly what a modified Gypsy Shag was!! faints! lol So I was a walk in that was accommodated. The new stylist, well to me. The stylist I used to see here, left. She was intrigued by what I wanted, and decided she could take me! woot! 🙂

Then I went to the nail salon and was taken right in for my pedi. And they started the mani too. I had to go pick up hubs from work. So I was kind of on a time limit. Hair color took a little bit longer. But I have some really pretty hair! And some super Barbie Hot Pink nails!!! ooh la la!

Then I stopped at Starbuck’s to get a new frappe! Have ya’ll tried the Mocha Caramel, it’s like liquid caffeinated Milky way! so yummy good! And I ran into one of my old Prof’s from my undergrad at Ball State. Who, bought my frappe for me! Sweet! we talked for a little bit, exchanged our info via ‘bumping’ our iPhones. I love tech!!

I got back on the road to head towards home, and pick up hubs at work. We stopped at Wally world and I got a new iTunes card, need to download a movie or two to watch at work tomorrow-I’m on call from 8-8, and with only one car. Easier to just drop me off and take my iPad loaded to entertain me. lol 🙂 Plus I can do some writing or some new artwork. And lol more Starbucks before heading home.

oooh, hubs had grabbed a movie for me at Wally world, I know a lot don’t like, Wolverine. But I do. And I’m really wanting to see the new X-Men First Class, and now I have to wait till September for the bluray. Yeah, totally missed it in the theater. oops! So it’s been a lovely day weather wise, and a lovely day with all the nice surprises too!!!

And a pic next of my new hair color, it’s like a cherry cola, cherry on top, moving to cola at the bottom, I really like the way it turned out. 🙂

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yeah, it’s hard to see in the lighting in my house, outdoors it’s Wow! lol

*** Oh and duh! An update. On Friday we had an electrician come over and they fixed the issue. A wire was not connected correctly, glad we had him over now! And Bonus, he put a plug in my outside room, so I can run the mini ac out there, when I’m out on the back room and writing. All in all, for I think, I don’t know if this was an emergency contact, it was under a $100. That is much better than what I was thinking.

Hugh Jackman & Neil Patrick Harris, dueling hosts…. lmao

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oy vey

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Been a really long day. I arrived at 8am, and my co-worker from overnights was still on site.

I had people waiting to be seen by me. And some consults as well. Along with my scheduled appointment.

so…I hit the gate running, and didn’t stop till ten minutes before I was due to leave.

Thank goodness for girlfriends! I needed a ride home, and not only did she give me a ride home, she stopped and got me Starbucks!! And I tried a new one, mocha/caramel. mmm, that was delish!

Good news via email too, some items I did a ‘Buy it now’ on eBay was shipped today and due to be delivered by end of business tmrw. One is already in Indianapolis.

And now, my power is out to half the house, that half would be the air conditioning, the refrigerator, and omg! I’m trying to find an electrician now!

wish me luck…Oy Vey!!!

 

***Update: AC back on, plugged fridge into half of house that is working.

hubs taking a fuse to get it tested, if dead, getting a new one.

With the severe heat advisories, reposting this!!

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***Important Heat/Summer Information!

Also it is getting hot, and humid outside. Time for sunblock, sunglasses, and hydration!! Even if you think you’re all covered up, UV A/B rays can still go through your clothes. It’s an overcast day, those are dangerous. Please use sunblock, even if you’re in a car all day. One of the worse cases of sun/heat poisoning I had. I had been driving, and the sun roof was open. My shoulders and top of my head-yes, through my hair, my scalp was burnt!!

Your eyes are also very important. Sunglasses cut down on glare when driving, and help keep your eyes from getting eye strain. I have friends that work in optometry, and they always tell me, to wear my sunglasses on very bright and sunny days.

Hydration, I know you’ve all heard about drinking eight glasses of water a day, even in the Winter. Most people don’t feel thirsty, you still need to force yourself to drink some water.

Symptoms of dehydration are here: http://www.symptomsofdehydration.com Please read and be aware. Watch yourself, but if you have children and elderly neighbors or family, check on them as well! Children can’t always communicate well, and the elderly don’t want to complain or be a burden.

Heat stroke information: http://www.medicinenet.com/heat_exhaustion/article.htm

Heat poisoning: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/sun-poisoning-symptoms.html

Summer can be fun! But remember to be safe! A little planning can help avoid a trip to the ER.

Take care!!

ugh…heat/humidity whatever!

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okay so earlier I made the mistake of looking at a temperature guage and it was 100 degrees.
just a couple of minutes ago, one of my favorite maintenance guys came by to say hi, and drop off some churros! He’s here after hours, because the compressor is down. Why it’s so hot in my office. No air conditioning! eeeks! 😦
I have a box fan running now. And yes, no noises from the AC unit, so it’s still down. I can only imagine how the people on the floor above me feel. Heat rises. UGH! 😦

good news though, I got a phone call, I’m going to go see a movie after work! Yay!! my popcorn level was getting low. LOL 🙂

please stay cool & Hydrated! Heat is dangerous!!

Wisdom Wednesday ~~~& a lil rant

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Okay for the words of wisdom; when you make a reservation, wait a week and then call and confirm. I’ve been playing phone/email tag this morning confirming my reservation in Chicago for the Wizard World Convention.

They didn’t have me the first time, well duh, they spelled my last name wrong. I get it, it’s not an easy to spell name. Second time, they didn’t have all of my stay. Oops, the first night is full price, we’re arriving a day early. So the stay is split up into two confirmations. ugh

The third time, they didn’t have the occupancy correct.

The fourth time, “Oh by the way, between the first night and the rest of your stay, you will have to change rooms. Check in, check out, check in.”  
OMG! nice to find that out now!

The fifth time…and yes, my bp is going up by now. I asked to speak to a supervisor. He will try to ensure that due to all of this headache this morning, that I might not have to change rooms. OY VEY!

And the sixth time, Name spelled correctly, occupancy is correct, dates/prices are correct, however I didn’t receive the email to print out. Yeah, okay so I’m anal, but after six phone calls, I think I have a right to be.

Thank goodness I’m doing this before I get THERE!

and now for the rest of what’s going on and why I’ve been quiet on here.

We’re back to one car, with two vastly different schedules, so when I go home, I go to bed. Yes, hubs car is back in the shop. NOT at Midas this time. An independent mechanic, that happens to be related to me through marriage. And get this…if Midas had done what they said they did, we still wouldn’t be having problems.

So ring ring, yes. I get on the phone and contact Midas, and then their District Manager, and then their customer service line. The good news; they have refunded the price for the last time we took the car in, as I had a list of what was supposed to have been done, and the list from the new mechanic that it hadn’t been, and that is what has now caused a new problem.  ARRGH!
The good news again; they are fixing all of what should have been fixed originally, and with the refund, I will only have to put hopefully $200 with it.

So more words of wisdom. Get a second opinion!!! Chains are nice, for in and out, easy stuff-it appears. Anything more no. Go to a mechanic shop. Ask around. Prices are comparable, and they have been keeping me in the loop. Nice!!

I hope to have his car back soon. This wouldn’t be so bad if our schedules were only an hour or so apart, and not two-three hours different. oy

little rant #2 ITunes

OMG! they finally got the first part of  Star Trek: Enterprise, “In a Mirror Darkly” available. So I downloaded it, and then went to look for some movies I want. Imagine my surprise, rental only. Who decides what is rental and what isn’t? Seriously?  I don’t want to keep renting every time I want to watch one of my favorite movies. And I can’t seem to find it anymore on dvd. ACK!  If anyone wants to help in my search for a movie, please leave a comment with your email. thank you!

Good news; I just received an iTunes card for an unbirthday present!! Sweet! 😀

And if you live in Indiana, please be careful. We’re still under a heat advisory. I suggest you check out; www.paulpoteet.com sign up for the emails. He is one of the very few meterologists that appear to be accurate in his predictions. 🙂

So I hope everyone is having an amazing day! mine is turning around now. Gotta love it! 😀

now if only the fibro would take an hour or so off, heat/humidty gets to me worse than a cold rainy day! oh well, marching on.

Peace & Happiness

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I reblogged this on my Tumblr page, and it needs more exposure!!

“Fifteen to eighteen percent of girls under twelve now wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick regularly; eating disorders are up and self-esteem is down; and twenty-five percent of young American women would rather win America’s Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize. Even bright, successful college women say they’d rather be hot than smart. A Miami mom just died from cosmetic surgery, leaving behind two teenagers. This keeps happening, and it breaks my heart.

Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What’s missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.”

“How To Talk To Little Girls” by Lisa Bloom (via crookedindifference)

I get so sick of hearing, “Their looks grabbed me, but their personality kept me.” Dude, get to know the personality first!!!

Read this…

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I was unable to find a link to the original poster, yet I’ve left their name as credit!!

I haven’t edited or changed any of the below, it is well written on it’s on. there is a link to the article of which this article is a response. I take no credit for either, just thought these should be shared! And no link to the response article. Please read, and leave a comment-if you wish.

DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico
(In response to Charles Warnke’s You Should Date an Illiterate Girl) (http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/dont-date-a-girl-who-reads/)

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Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

If only there were guys that would read this.

and another review

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Digital magazines; I downloaded the Wizard World app to my iPad and downloaded some of the issues I wanted to read. So far all Free! I figured out where they get the sponsorship. It’s cool at the moment, I can see where it could get tedious.

The ad’s in the magazine are clickable links. So now when you’re looking at the ad and drooling (oh, maybe that’s just me. 🙂 ) You can touch the page and it will take you to the site to order whatever product it’s advertising. Good news, you can X-close the advert and go back to reading the magazine. At the moment, I like the clickable pages-I can see where it can be dangerous. LOL

Bonus, I don’t need a wifi connection to read the magazines I’ve already downloaded, and since I have the wifi version-not net connected iPad that is valuable to me. If you want to download an issue, then yes. You do require net connectivity.

Some of the articles in the digital version are geared towards the digital media. I like that. I also like that they don’t appear as sexist as the print version. I used to have a sub to Wizard World, but obviously they don’t believe girls/women read comics, and think it’s okay to have some stupid sexist comments. It would be fine, if they had female journalist’s doing the same to the fanboys. But alas, they don’t.

Anywho-on the review, if you like Free, you like to read, and you’re a comic geek like me, then download the Wizard World app, you also get a head’s up on upcoming conventions.

all in all for the price; Free! It’s definitely an app I’m glad I downloaded.

Peace & Happy Wednesday

pix later….:D

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