World Turning

May 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Jim Croce

2. Pulp Song / Stellastarr

3. Righteous Love / Joan Osborne

4. Open My Eyes / Buckcherry

5. Say It Ain’t So / Weezer

6. No One / Alicia Keys

7. Hemorrhage (In My Hands) / Fuel

8. Sex And Candy / Marcy Playground

9. The In Crowd / Mitchel Musso

10. Umbrella (Travis Barker Remix) / Rihanna

11. Leavin’ / Jesse McCartney

12. Right Round / Flo Rida

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There IS death in the cup…Beware!

May 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm (Day to Day) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Death in the cup by way of Vodka and Pepsi. Aren’t I smart?

Had such a good day yesterday, just hanging out at home, and posting silly stuff on the internets, and then I had to go and ruin it by trying to eat myself to death and drinking the vodkas and the pepsi’s.

Seriously, I thought that I would have to go to the hospital. I stuffed every last single piece of pizza into my mouth that I could ferret out of the large pizza box. If you’re hand was anywhere near the zone of the pizza box you would have gotten hurt. Then, I was chugging down Pepsi and Vodka, it was good, better than popsicles and vodka, but even more filling.

By the time I was done sucking every last drop of Pepsi from the 2-liter and picking every crusty olive and onion off the cardboard and watching the last episode of 2½ Men/Season 3 (CLIFF hanger!), I was over. I was paralyzed and in a food coma. Not even a coma, because in a coma I would have been sleeping. This was like being pregnant again. A giant ball in the middle of my stomach that I couldn’t move or manuever with. I wanted to go and make myself throw up just to relieve the pressure, but I couldn’t stand.

And now I was thirsty as hell. The pizza we get has, like, every ingredient you can think of except sardines. So obviously, you can get kind of parched from all the salt. So I tried to sip water, but it was so good and hydrating. Now I’m water-full on top of full-full. I put the kids to bed and laid down. The BF tried to be nice and rub my belly, but I didn’t want anybody or anything touching it.

I was actually thinking about those sitcom shows that have people who eat too much laying around with their shirts up and pants off, moaning and groaning all droopy eyed and turning green and running toward the toilet getting ready to vomit. I felt exactly like that. I even thought, “Hmm, I guess this is an actual reality.” I have never eaten that much in my whole life. Or maybe I have but my stomach is smaller now, it doesn’t really matter, because obviously I didn’t die, but I have made a vow to never eat that much again. Or crap food. I will however, continue to drink vodka with various mixers, it’s not the alcohols fault for cry-yie!

In honor of my new vows to health, I went immediately to the trail after the kids went to school, and ran my still-bloated ass around the track for 3+ miles. It wasn’t pretty. It was hot and I was sweating pizza grease. That IS as gross as it sounds. I think I could smell sausage…YUCK.

I ate one banana so far, and drank a whole pot of coffee. That’s how I de-tox. Do it your way, I’ll do it mine.

It’s 5 pm and I am heading out to buy 2½ Men/ Season 4. Then I’ll be eating Chinese with the BF. (I’ll actually only be eating white rice, but I can smell it and that’s just as good.)

Tomorrow, the BF is off work and I guess we are doing a “spin” class. First time for both of us. That should be fun, she says sarcastically. It always looks hard. Those people are always sweaty and beat looking when it’s over. I’ll let you know.

And in case you were wondering about a weight update…didn’t gain a pound. Didn’t lose anything either, but I think that’s ok. I should have died with all that food I ate, but it didn’t stick. I might not get so lucky next time. Better stay on the safe side. Besides I still have 2 days before the day I deemed my official weigh in. Which will always be 2 days from today…hahaha.

I actually have a playlist to put out, in honor of all the colorful things that would have spilled into the toilet if I had enough nerve to make myself throw up. I don’t. Bulimia is not for me. The list is called,

“The Crayon Box”

And it was originally for all those crayons I picked up off the trail a few weeks back. So you decide which personal event in my life you’d like to associate it with. It’s like a mystery ending web post! Exciting!

The picture below is a memory-refresher. Crayons on a table.

The actual list will be posted shortly. Wait for it now, it’s 99 songs long. I went a little crazy with color. You can use it for more than running, or you can use it for a week of running…again…your choice! (“Choose your own ending”, that’s what those books are called)

Enjoy the picture.

Relive the memory of how I got them,

and the memory continues here,

and check back in say, 7 hours. It’s 5:20 now, I have to drive and eat and watch tv, and then type 99 songs in a row and add color and links and finally hit publish. It WILL be worth the wait.


I actually got 101 songs. Thought of two more typing the list–2 great songs that bring it all together at the end.

And it’s in under the 7-hour mark. Goodnight Chicago.

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The Crayon Box

May 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I tried to keep them in magical, Rainbow order. (ROY G BIV +) But mix them up if you like, they get kind of janky toward the end anyway.

1. Lil’ Red Riding Hood / Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

2. 99 Red Balloons / Nena

3. Red House / Jimi Hendrix

4. Red Hot Java Blues / Matt Hendricks

5. Redneck Woman / Gretchen Wilson

6. I Saw Red / Warrant

7. Little Red Corvette / Prince

8. Red Red Wine / UB40

9. Red House / Buddy Guy

10. 99 Red Balloons / Goldfinger

11. Orange Crush / R.E.M.

12. Orange Amber / The Vines

13. Tequila Sunrise / The Eagles

14. Sunset Grill / Don Henley

15. Amber / 311

16. Mellow Yellow / Donovan

17. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road / Elton John

18. Yellow Submarine / The Beatles

19. Yellow Ledbetter / Pearl Jam

20. Green Cotton Dress / Correatown

21. The Green Manalishi / Judas Priest

22. Pale Green Stars / Everclear

23. Green-Eyed Lady / Sugarloaf

24. See Green, See Blue / Jaymay

25. Blue Sky / The Allman Brothers Band

26. Blue Letter / Fleetwood Mac

27. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Willie Nelson

28. Blue Bayou / Linda Ronstadt

29. Blue Jeans / Silvertide

30. Behind Blue Eyes / The Who

31. Blue Denim / Stevie Nicks

32. Blue Moon / Sha-Na-Na

33. Devil Dressed In Blue / Right Away, Great Captain!

34. Post Blue / Placebo

35. Forever In Blue Jeans / Neil Diamond

36. Devil With The Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly / Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

37. True Blue / Madonna

38. Blue Jeans And A Rosary / Kid Rock

39. Blue Suede Shoes / Elvis Presley

40. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes / Crosby, Stills & Nash

41. Blue Shadows / The Blasters

42. Blue Highway / Billy Idol

43. Blue Lamp / Stevie Nicks

44. Gray Or Blue / Jaymay

45. Silver, Blue and Gold / Bad Company

46. Mood Indigo / Nina Simone

47. Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue / Crystal Gayle

48. Violet And Blue / Stevie Nicks

49. Violet / Hole

50. Purple Haze / Jimi Hendrix

51. Purple Rain / Prince

52. Brown Eyed Girl / Van Morrison

53. Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Waylon Jennings

54. Brown Sugar / The Rolling Stones

55. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Jim Croce

56. Mr. Brownstone / Guns N’ Roses

57. The Boys Of Summer / Don Henley

58. Brown Eyed Girl / Everclear

59. Back In Black / AC/DC

60. Little Black Backpack / Stroke 9

61. Black On Black / Dalbello

62. Black Hole Sun / Soundgarden

63. Black Magic Woman / Santana

64. Paint It Black / The Rolling Stones

65. Black Betty / Ram Jam

66. Black / Pearl Jam

67. Black Eyed Dog / Nick Drake

68. Welcome To The Black Parade / My Chemical Romance

69. Black Dog / Led Zeppelin

70. Man In Black / Johnny Cash

71. Man In The Long Black Coat / Joan Osborne

72. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) / The Hollies

73. Black Balloon / Goo Goo Dolls

74. Black Is Black / Los Bravos

75. Fell On Black Days / Soundgarden

76. Black Velvet / Alannah Myles

77. Black Horse And The Cherry Tree / KT Tunstall

78. Black Or White / Michael Jackson

79. Black And White Thunderbird / Britt Savage, Fred Mollin And The Blue Sea Band & Jaime Babbitt

80. White Wedding / Billy Idol

81. White Horse / Taylor Swift

82. Dirty White Boy / Foreigner

83. White Flag / Dido

84. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) / The Offspring

85. White Houses / Vanessa Carlton

86. White & Nerdy / Weird Al Yankovic

87. Silver Springs / Fleetwood Mac

88. Grey / Amie Miriello

89. Pink Houses / John Mellencamp

90. Black & Gold / Sam Sparro

91. Gold / John Stewart

92. Heart Of Gold / Neil Young With The Stray Gators

93. Gold Lion / Yeah Yeah Yeahs

94. Gold And Braid / Stevie Nicks

95. Streets Of Gold / Needtobreathe

96. After The Goldrush / Neil Young

97. Almost Golden / Courtney Love

98. Sister Golden Hair / America

99. Gold Dust Woman / Fleetwood Mac

100. Bold As Love / The Pretenders

101. Karma Chameleon / Culture Club

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Ethen’s Train & Fire List

May 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

1. Crazy Train / Ozzy Osbourne

2. Morning Train (Nine To Five) / Sheena Easton

3. My Engine Is With You / Bush

4. Rock N Roll Train / AC/DC

5. That’s Alright / Fleetwood Mac

6. Downbound Train / Bruce Springsteen

7. Peace Train / Cat Stevens

8. A Train Not Running / Chris Knight

9. Nightrain / Guns N’ Roses

10. Machinehead / Bush

11. Fire Woman / The Cult

12. Light My Fire / The Doors

13. I’m On Fire / Bruce Springsteen

14. Fire And Ice / Pat Benatar

15. Through The Fire And Flames / Dragonforce

16. Settin’ The Woods On Fire / Johnny Burns

17. Rooms On Fire / Stevie Nicks

18. Fire / Jimi Hendrix

19. House Of Fire / Alice Cooper but sung by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

20. Wildfire / Michael Murphey

21. Crossfire / Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble

22. Paper In Fire / John Mellencamp

23. Play With Fire / The Rolling Stones

24. Fire Burning / Stevie Nicks

25. Ring Of Fire / Johnny Cash

26. She’s On Fire / Train

27. Sex On Fire / Kings Of Leon

28. All Fired Up / Pat Benatar

29. Come On Baby / Wakefield

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Extra Heat

May 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , , )

1. Heat Of The Moment / Asia

2. Burnin’ For You / Blue Oyster Cult

3. Hot Child In The City / Nick Gilder

4. The Heat / Needtobreathe

5. Freewheel Burning / Judas Priest

6. Hot Kiss / Juliette & The Licks

7. Burnin’ Up / Jonas Brothers

8. Heat Wave (Love Is Like A) / Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

9. Burning The Water Brown / Killradio

10. Hot Hot Hot / Arrow

11. Burn, Burn / Lostprophets

12. Hot Stuff (Let’s Dance) / Craig David

13. Burn Up The Road / Operator

14. Hot Rod Rock / Edd Byrnes

15. Which One Of The Two Of Us Is Gonna Burn This House Down? / The Star Spangles

16. Drunk And Hot Girls / Kanye West feat. Mos Def

17. Hot N Cold / Katy Perry

18. This Is Why I’m Hot / Mims

19. You’re So Damn Hot / OK Go

20. One Hot Coma / Paris, Texas

21. Some Like It Hot / The Power Station

22. Burning Heart / Survivor

23. They’re Red Hot / Robert Johnson

24. Burning Down The House / Talking Heads

25. Hot Night Crash / Sahara Hotnights

26. The Heat Is On / Glenn Frey

27. You Make Me Feel Like A Whore / Everclear

28. Hot For Teacher / Van Halen

29. In The Heat Of The Night / Pat Benatar

30. Hot Blooded / Foreigner

31. Burning Love / Wynonna

32. Hot In The City / Billy Idol

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Thinking about…

May 18, 2009 at 7:03 pm (Day to Day, EFS, Warrior Dash) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Being good…

Monday morning and the weekend is over. Kids are at school and BF is at work. It’s  pretty here in the big city and I have been up since 4:30 a.m. thinking about the future. And the past. And the right now. Got a big cup of coffee, checked some e-mail, and wasted as much time as I could until…

6 a.m. when I worked out with Jillian for 45. Circuit training. I am so bad at this type of exercise. I think that I am so strong until I have to prove it with various exercise positions using weights and bending and lifting, and then I realize I am weak and kinda lazy. Plus, my heart is beating out of control, I’m sweaty, my arms and legs hurt, I can barely drink my coffee and I think…yeah right…this just is a lot of WORK!

I, far and away,  prefer running. It’s easy and I can go slow or fast. I choose the lazy level. I mean, I prefer it, but I’d rather do neither. I wish I was one of those naturally tall, skinny people that eat french fries and say, “Oh I’m so hungry; I forget to eat all the time;  I just get so thin if I don’t eat at least 8 meals a day…blah blah blah.”

But at least I am healthy-er…and I do feel like a bad-ass after I lift those weights. I like seeing the bicep muscle. Round and cut like a little scoop of ice cream sitting on the top of my upper arm. I like the round shoulder and the tight back; Unfortunately sitting on the couch just doesn’t develop the look I want. And speaking of the look….

Let’s go WILD! Run Wild! It’s over. The day started, raining, at 6 a.m. when we left the house. By the time we got to the start line at 8 it was warming up, rain stopped, and the sun even came out. My sister and I finished at the exact same time. One minute faster than our last 5K in December. Took us 33 minutes. That probably doesn’t sound super fast for 3 miles, and it’s not. It’s actually slow. It’s mid way through the usual pack that signs up. But I’m not racing to win, maybe next year…it’s alot of time to shave off and train for speed. I can run a fast mile, but not 3 in a row! But the Zoo was awesome, the animals were out, and the people were friendly and happy to have us.

The only thing I was wrong about was the ease of the actual running. I thought it would be a breeze because we were running in the zoo. Like it wouldn’t be like running at all. “Wooh-hoo we’re in the zoo!! I’m just running and looking at the animals!!–Oh! is the race over already?? Didn’t even feel like 3 miles!”

No, not quite. The zoo is cool, but running three miles is still running three miles. Doesn’t matter where you’re at, you still have to MOVE.

So next up…Warrior Dash! This is the reason why I got my lazy butt up and out of bed at ungodly hours to do exercise and why, hopefully, I will get up all week and do more of this “circuit training” and keep running in the afternoons. The Dash is about 4 miles, plus obstacle course work; so I’m going to need a little more in the trunk to haul it up and over cars and buildings and stuff. And I need to step up on the diet front. I have been eating far too much junk. I even feel kind of sick from it all. So it’s back on a combo of Extreme Fat Smash (click on it for a review) See the Book, HERE, and Body For Life. (Site) It’s all low-fat, lower cal, protein and carb balance type eating. I like to mix them up and find the perfect mix of healthy and weight loss. I want to drop about 20 more pounds before I tackle the Dash. It’ll be alot easier to throw myself over things if there is less of me to lift up. Better on my legs too, and I’ll look really ripped! Ha. Pre-first-marriage weight here I come. Gotta have something to aim for! I’ll keep a little running list for you’re amusement. Right now: Pounds lost: ZERO (0). Haha. 9 (full) weeks to go! Wish me Luck! (And my sissy too! –and her hubby–she’s doing it with me. It’s how we’re spending her birthday! It’s not all just exercise–there’s beer at the end and a cool hat!)

Anyway, after that we’ll be doing the Scenic 5 (five mile run) in the town I live in. It used to be 10 miles, but the town changed it for some reason or another, and now it’s 5 miles. Either way, it’s in September, Labor Day Weekend, so we will have an event a month to keep us in training for the fall. (And that’s how we’ll be spending MY birthday! Aren’t we a fun family?!?) I’ve done the 10 miles and it’s hard. I figure five has got to be a little better and I’ll actually be fit this time around so I won’t feel like I’m dying! Next year we are planning on tackling the bigger races—the ones that use words like, marathon…and tri-athalon….and insane distances….

Well, that’s enough I for now. I ate my first meal; Yogurt and a measured bit of granola. Now I must vacuum and get to the store for groceries and things for the week. Kids need lunches and the BF and I need our specific foods. The Body For Life and Extreme Fat Smash (click on it for another review) plans use regular food that we all eat, just modified for us. Eggs, milk, bread, chicken…it’s the same food, cooked leanly and with rice instead of potatoes. The kids eat it too, I just tweak it down (or up) in portion and fat content for the ones who need it. That was a diplomatic way of description. I’ll have to remember that for the future.

I made up a real nice playlist series too…being good, being bad…made me think of angels, devils, God and hell…But to combine them all gives you a 99 song playlist—which is fine–I like them long—but for typing sake I broke them up into categories for specific flavors. You can pick your best (or worst) or combine them all for yourself. The categories are these:



God in Hell


Posted below just because that’s how I do it. Strangely, there are few songs about God. He/She/It/They,  might be mentioned in some, but it’s  hardly the star subject. People seem to like Heaven and Angels and they like the Bad Guys, however you call them. Makes better music right?? And you can dance to it.

Ready, Set…Go!

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May 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. Angel / Shaggy

2. Calling All Angels / Train

3. Angel / Aerosmith

4. Earth Angel / The Penguins

5. Fallen Angel / Poison

6. Angel / Fleetwood Mac

7. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground / Willie Nelson

8. The Angels Hung Around / Rilo Kiley

9. Sleeping Angel / Stevie Nicks

10. Angels On The Moon / Thriving Ivory

11. Even Angels Fall / Jessica Riddle

12. Fly To The Angels / Slaughter

13. Lips Of An Angel / Hinder

14. Street Angel / Stevie Nicks

15. Never Said I Was An Angel / Pauline

16. Send Me An Angel / Scorpions

17. She Talks To Angels / The Black Crowes

18. Teen Angel / Mark Dinning

19. Touched By An Angel / Stevie Nicks

20. Halo / Beyoncé

21. Angel Of The Morning / Juice Newton

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May 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. Sympathy For The Devil / The Rolling Stones

2. Going Down / Various Artists, Hair Cast

3. Devils And Gods / Tori Amos

4. Devil Without A Cause / Kid Rock

5. The Devil Called Me A Liar / Ash Grunwald

6. Devil Town / Bright Eyes

7. The Devil & Me / Clutch

8. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise / Elvis Presley

9. Devil / Stereophonics

10. The Devil’s Music / Hospital Bombers

11. Devil Inside / INXS

12. Shout At The Devil / Mötley Crüe

13. Devil Dressed In Blue / Right Away, Great Captain!

14. Snake Devil / Scary Kids, Scaring Kids

15. Devil / Staind

16. From The Devil Himself / Viva Voce

17. Devil With The Blue Dress On / Mitch Ryder

18. Devil Boy / Seven Mary Three

19. The Devil Went Down To Georgia / Charlie Daniels Band

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God in Hell

May 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. One Of Us / Joan Osborne

2. Only God Knows Why / Kid Rock

3. God Shuffled His Feet / Crash Test Dummies

4. God Of The Mind / Disturbed

5. God Be With You / Dolores O’Riordan

6. God Protect Your Soul / Ed Harcourt

7. God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get) / El Perro Del Mar

8. Why I Don’t Believe In God / Everclear

9. Dear God / Ferras

10. Thank God I’m A Country Boy / John Denver

11. The Only God / Xandy Barry

12. God Is A DJ / Pink

13. Gives You Hell / The All-American Rejects

14. Hell Is For Children / Pat Benatar

15. Hells Bells / AC/DC

16. Hell / Foo Fighters

17. Cool As Hell / Grand Buffet

18. Right Next Door To Hell / Guns N’ Roses

19. See You In Hell / Monster Magnet

20. Run Like Hell / Pink Floyd

21. Hell’s Comin’ Down / Primal Scream

22. The Difference Between Love And Hell / Sahara Hotnights

23. Walk Through Hell / Say Anything

24. Highway To Hell / AC/DC

25. Into Hell Again / 3rd Strike

26. Private Hell / Iggy Pop

27. The Hell Song / Sum 41

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May 18, 2009 at 6:59 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , )

1. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door / Guns N’ Roses

2. Heaven Beside You / Alice In Chains

3. Stairway To Heaven / Led Zeppelin

4. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel / Tavares

5. Heaven / Angels & Airwaves

6. Sound Of Pulling Heaven Down / Blue October

7. Heaven Is A Place On Earth / Belinda Carlisle

8. Heaven / Bryan Adams

9. Heaven’s Already Here / Collective Soul

10. Just Like Heaven / The Cure

11. Heaven / Los Lonely Boys

12. Heaven Here / Dashboard Confessional

13. Heaven’s My Name / The Duhks

14. Heaven Sent / INXS

15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door / Bob Dylan

16. I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man) / Kenny Loggins

17. Tears In Heaven / Eric Clapton

18. Heaven / Live

19. Sky Fits Heaven / Madonna

20. Heaven For The Weather, Hell For The Company / Lostprophets

21. Looking Up In Heaven / Paul Westerberg

22. Monkey Gone To Heaven / Pixies

23. Heaven’s In New York / Wyclef Jean

24. Heaven / Warrant

25. View From Heaven / Yellowcard

26. Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out) / Tesla

27. Taxi To Heaven / Pray For Rain

28. Heaven / DJ Sammy & Yanou feat. Do

29. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door / Guns N’ Roses (Live)

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