June 19th, 2018 @ 10:19 am
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June 19th, 2018 @ 10:19 am
this song makes my skin tingle ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (lol, wtf?)
June 14th, 2018 @ 11:21 am
sooooooooooo since last i posted about deodorant (click here if you missed it), i kind of stopped using deodorant.
that’s right… i said i stopped using deodorant.
like, even through hot ass fucking days of shitty, humid NYC weather.
update 06/19: even through 2 sweltering beach days!
tea tree oil, my friends. i was sick of giving money to companies for natural deodorants that seemed to keep failing me, so i decided to get to the root of why body odor happens. i came across a lot of articles talking about how tea tree oil kills the bacteria that causes body odor, so i went out and bought a small bottle of it. i dab/spread it on underneath an additional essential oil for fragrance purposes (TTO stinks). i don’t smell like a complete hippie once it all dries, and i magically do not stink. i sweat (not profusely – over-sweating was never my problem), but i do NOT stink. it’s nuts.
i suggest testing your skin to see if TTO bothers you, but it doesn’t bother me at all. i googled about this and a lot of people combine it with other stuff like coconut oil (bc omg the entire internet uses coconut oil for everything) or baking soda (which i’m EXTREMELY sensitive to), but i just use it directly.
you’re welcome. ♥
June 14th, 2018 @ 11:07 am
so if you haven’t already seen it, the trailer for the new halloween movie coming out this year was finally revealed… after watching it like, 830 times and reading about it here are my thoughts:
1. why must we completely ignore halloween II? i don’t understand why everyone hates that movie so much. it’s so creeeeeeeeeeepy. i’m 36 years old and i’m still freaked out looking down hospital hallways. i could care less about the plot holes “pace” of the movie, stated in various reviews of it. take that info and apply it to the story with a shrug like i always have. i don’t think they were that abundant that it needed to be scrapped. plus, the murders in that movie were awesome and just builds his brutal/spooky character. i also think they could have picked up the story from there. it’s just more for laurie to have gone through and survived.
2. all of the homage/nods in the trailer REALLY bugged me at first. it seems like every time something needs to relaunch or continue nowadays, you have to include these ridiculously obvious and cliche acknowledgements. if i could count on one hand how many happened, i’m kind of turned off. if they were a bit more subtle, like you’d only understand if you were a life-long fan, i’d respect them more (ie: when they drive up and the patients are all walking around – CREEPY and you know what that means if you’ve seen the movies).
3. wowwwwwwww laurie SARAH CONNOR VIBES.
4. as creepy as the teeth thing was, it doesn’t seem very michael myers to me… it was a little OD and his character doesn’t need to try so hard. even when michael killed creatively, we didn’t see it happen and he didn’t show us, characters found it. i did LOVE the nod to the garage death in H4, though.
5. i hate the mask.
6. i irrationally have always loathed judy greer (thank jawbreaker) and i wish she wasn’t in the movie. she doesn’t seem very natural in the part… blegh.
7. there were halloween III masked trick-or-treaters, which made me happy. that’s another halloween flick everyone seems to hate for no good reason… it’s creepy as fuck and has an amazing soundtrack.
at any rate, i can’t wait to see it… hopefully it’ll be creepy and great and all of these criticisms and skeptical thoughts won’t even matter. i’ll just sit here on laurie strode’s house waiting patiently, just like michael.
May 10th, 2018 @ 12:50 pm
everyone keeps posting albums on instagram, uhhhhh i think their most influential albums or some shit (lol, clearly i’m paying attention on social media). i’m guessing that means coming of age albums. i don’t post shit like that on instagram, i actually still just post actual photos (unless it’s the occasional reminder post to follow my mobile wallpapers account so that you can see when i post new ones), so i figured i’d do something like that here.
instead of most influential, i’ll do the first 10 full albums that i can remember from childhood (which are honestly still in regular/heavy rotation even today)… thank you, mom ♥
she’d drive around day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year with these albums on repeat, and they’re part of me i’ll never be able to shake. these songs are always in my weekly/monthly playlist that i shuffle through.
May 8th, 2018 @ 11:36 am
lmao at all of the butt-hurt trumpettes trying to call “cultural appropriation” for the met gala this year…
in case you missed it, it was called “heavenly bodies” and themed to catholicism.
now, as much as i loathe the term “cultural appropriation”, i can see why people call for it when it comes time to fashion, BUT fashion doesn’t just steal them for no reason at all. the designers are ARTISTS that appreciate beauty when they see it. i can understand how people find it exploitative to a point (i wanted to barf when the met gala was punk themed :cringe:), but they want to show everyone something they appreciate or that inspires them, whether they handle it respectfully or properly or not in someone’s eyes.
in my mind, people calling cultural appropriation think like this (at least going off of the majority of internet comments):
fashion = dress-up
dress-up = costumes
costumes = halloween
wearing costumes like it’s halloween to represent a culture = disrespectful
in my mind, designers are like:
LIFE = FASHION
fashion = dress-up
dress-up = trying things you don’t normally do, celebrating and expressing it through clothing
trying things you don’t normally do, celebrating and expressing it through clothing and showing people = art
it’s clearly way different views. maybe my views/opinions are wrong… the only thing that i can think of to keep people from complaining is only having models of said culture walk (celebrities aren’t models, but it applies to the gala as well). maybe even having a curator of that culture work alongside the designers? i’m sure people would still complain. we all live to complain. there is no magical contract an entire culture can sign saying it’s okay, and sometimes people of cultures don’t even care, so there’s never a good solution. i don’t have the damn answers, i’d just love people to stop fighting over this bullshit.
the point of my post here was that the vatican willingly supplied and participated in the gala and gave the met the pieces… also: catholicism isn’t a culture, lol.
as always, all of the MAGA turds really should READ before they say things.
PS: blake lively’s dress was the best, don’t @ me.
May 7th, 2018 @ 2:24 pm
May 7th, 2018 @ 12:46 pm
I’M NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING!!!1
i have to be honest – i never really pay attention to the R&R HoF inductions, but of course i cared this year bc the cars were finally inducted! i can’t believe it took so long for them to get there.
watching this induction was wonderfully overwhelming, as the cars are one of my faaaaaaaaaaavorite bands ever. brandon flowers got to do it, and his love for the cars was pouring out of him while speaking… it was great. i can’t believe it took him that long to get to know who they were. brandon and i were born in the same year, just three months apart. it’s kind of funny how that happened. he discovered the cars while i was discovering all of the alt bands of the 90s, including weezer (funny enough someone in =w= played WITH the cars during the ceremony)…
i got lucky and i had young/rad people around me in the 80s the shoved all of that current music at the time in my face at a young age. my mother was a huge cars fan, and my cousins mary and jimmy were teenagers at that time and used to let me watch the heartbeat city VHS tape with them. i vividly remember being SO confused bc of ric walking on water during “magic” and i thought it was magic. i remember thinking about how cool/naughty the video for “hello again” was, and i love that i was a warhol fan before i didn’t even know who warhol was. panorama is probably not one of the cars most popular songs, but it’s one of my favorites, and the video was always one of my favorites.
i am so happy for them. during their speeches, they thanked us fans. it made me wonder if they even know how many “young” fans they know they actually have. i read in an article a few years back that ric ocasek didn’t want to tour for many reasons, but one of them was that he thought a younger audience wouldn’t exist. i got inspired to write him a hand-written letter soon after i read that, BEGGING him to tour for us one last time… i have no idea if he ever got the letter, and i highly doubt it’ll ever happen. if it ever did, it would definitely help fill my cold, black heart and make my measly little life a little more complete. music is one of the only things that really makes me feel emotion in life, and it’s a big part of my social life. when my favorite bands won’t tour anymore, life = over.
April 25th, 2018 @ 1:52 pm
SON: Mom, what’s white privilege?
MOM: *Presses Play*
Watch as an angry white woman tells police to shut the fuck up, questions their intelligence repeatedly, waves hands in their faces, moves wherever she wants, defies their requests, and lives another day to tell the story. pic.twitter.com/dJ3matIyKa
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 25, 2018
if you don’t find this to be a serious problem, you need to reevaluate yourself. what’s even worse, is that this is a woman in a position of authority (the port authority, more specifically).
this video is a shocking example of white privilege, and i’m so disgusted. this woman is getting away with verbal assault of police officers BECAUSE SHE IS WHITE. this is a problem.
if you’re not worried about people who would be directly affected by the actions that police officers would take in a different racial situation, that’s pretty scary (and shitty).
white people and the police need to be better than this. if this was a PoC, who knows how it would have ended. this is the type of shit that i think about when i think about that ignorant “all lives matter” and “blue lives matter” crap. it’s all tied into racist bullshit. if this woman was any other PoC, they would have already been on the ground – arrested, being manhandled or dead. prime example: this recent violent arrest at waffle house.
“what did i do wrong?”
chikesia clemons was asking what she was being arrested for. she asked for a manager’s phone number to make a business complaint and it ended in this situation. she sat there not flailing or disrespecting the officers, she kept asking questions. i understand you have to comply with police officers when they’re arresting you, but look at what’s going on. that’s terrible. compare it to the original video i had posted and look at the difference. if that was chikesia pulling that verbal assault, it would have been way worse. in fact, i’m sure if the woman in the first video was black, she would have been arrested for that.
good ol caren turner gets to tell an officer he may “shut the fuck up” and doesn’t get talked back to, touched, choked, shot or arrested and gets to live…
not that i should have to even mention it, and i’m not trying to justify myself, but it occurred to me that if i was talking to certain people in my family, the ignorance would probably spew out some sort of complaint that i’m bitching about white people. i’m not just bashing white people for no reason. FYI: i’m white (irish, german, polish, italian), but i do not feel the need to be “proud” to be white for the specific reason of this article. i’m proud not to be part of the problem.
for me, being white means i carry some european ethnicities and physical-features, and while i respect those cultures, i don’t practice them. i don’t have family traditions or roots tied to those cultures, so they really don’t mean anything to me.
i was born in the united states, in NYC, and i am more of a new yorker than anything, which is a melting pot of cultures that i can relate to. i’m american. that doesn’t equate to white, which i think a lot of racist rednecks seem to think americans are/should be. that america is NOTHING to be proud of. the only thing we can be proud of as americans, white or otherwise, is striving for and practicing ongoing progression, acceptance and being good/supportive humans to each other.
i can’t think of anything i should be proud to be *white* about, and if you can, that’s fucking weird. go read some history books and get back to me.
April 24th, 2018 @ 7:02 pm
since it’s been three fucking years since i was able to utilize my own site without feeling disgusting (non-armpit/sweat/stinky related issue), lemme just update you on what’s been going on in:
*THE WORLD OF MY ARRRRRRRRMPITS*
i was on a quest a few years ago to gtfoff of aluminum deodorants and was on the hunt for the best possible natural deodorant (read those posts here, if you’d like).
okay, where the hell did we leave off here? :clicks pen nervously:
lemme review these jammies for ya:
April 23rd, 2018 @ 12:53 pm
my boyfriend keeps frasier-shaming me. i’ve only rewatched the series fully thrice (okay, okay FINE! i watch it anytime it’s on the hallmark channel at night, but they episodes aren’t in order), but he seems to think i’m on number like, 6. anyways, i decided to rewatch it again recently bc i finished the show i was binging when i was going to bed. i figured i’d just watch a couple of episodes just to fall asleep, and then it just turned into a full rewatch.
i mean, if i’m not sick of it and it’s still making me LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARL, who cares?
i’m currently in the last season, and wendie malick’s character ronnie comes in. tl;dr (no real spoilers), she’s the brothers crane’s babysitter back in the day and they find her in present day. frasier ends up trying to cash in on his childhood crush on her, but she ends up dating their father (named martin).
what inspired this post, is that she was also on a show in the 90s that i watched as a youth on HBO called “dream on”. she played judith tupper, a woman who divorced a schleppy, NYC book publisher named martin tupper, and basically tortured him marrying “Mr. Perfect” aka richard stone. the entire time you’re watching the show, you’re basically hoping at least 40-60% of the time that they get back together.
i honestly don’t remember how the show ended. i own seasons 1 & 2 on DVD, but they never released seasons 3-6 on DVD. i don’t want to look it up how the show ended or if they ever got together in between. maybe they did reunite, maybe they didn’t. either way, i bring this up bc on frasier, in one of the episodes, martin finds out she’s going out on a date with another man in addition to newly starting to date him. she actually ends up going out with a guy named richard, but ends up choosing martin in the end. i thought it was kind of poetic justice, and i wondered to myself if the writers did that on purpose or not. i googled it, but i couldn’t find anything concrete.
that really would make me so happy… sticking it to dr. richard stone, HHMMPH! 🙂
April 21st, 2018 @ 10:37 am
today is record store day! i mean, there aren’t very many places to really buy records anymore around here… barnes & noble had records, but there are none in queens anymore. there’s one comic booky store in roosevelt field that has them, but who knows if steve wants to get up and go out there today. ANYWAYS, i got to thinking this morning. i have that ridiculous crosley everyone and their mama has, and it B L O W S. it sounds awful, and i need a better record player. i know i could just buy a technics and some speakers and call it a day, butttttttttt then i come across this gem:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand i’m dying, bc of course i can’t find it online *ANYWHERE*. it’s a vintage sears stereo from the 80’s and it was like, made for me. #DYINGGGGGG
April 14th, 2018 @ 12:59 pm
i get to cross off another goal concert this yeeeeeeearrrrrrrrrr! SPARTA REUNITED AND IS PLAYING BOWERY BALLROOM THIS SUMMER AND I GOT TWO TICKETSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
i am so fucking excited.
April 14th, 2018 @ 12:53 pm
i must admit, this is probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite no doubt song EVER (definitely my 2nd favorite NxD album). i hate what the song is about, but the music<333 best.
April 11th, 2018 @ 5:47 pm
April 11th, 2018 @ 5:37 pm
I KNOW I AM BIASED judging by this (amazing) layout, lol, but i have not ever and still do not understand the appeal of facebook. it’s blue and white and ugly all over, you can see EVERYONE’s business and your mom and grandmother are probably on it. why the hell would you want to use social media where your mom is looking at your shit?
anyways, on a more mature note, i keep reading recent articles about mr. bonehead CEO having to testify in front of congress. i can’t believe it even escalated to that. A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE had to testify in front of congress. let that sink in… social media sites were supposed to be fun. wtf happened?
oh, right… money.
i come from the generation that pretty much first had the first taste of online life/social media, and that shit is NOT what we worried about. we wanted to meet like people… TALK to a bunch of people in message boards, on ICQ, in AOL chat rooms, talk to them one on one in instant messaging – and even when that fizzled out, there were still options to interact without all of the “transparency” that facebook gloats over. some of us simply enjoyed those types of sites, and other kids my age created interactive websites – then came live/dead journal, deviantart, xanga. it was still all NOT like facebook. i will never understand how everyone got into that caca website.
April 4th, 2018 @ 2:37 pm
April 3rd, 2018 @ 4:22 pm
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February 24th, 2018 @ 11:22 am
one of my faaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite fave fave fave shows ever is frasier… so after i just finished my 3rd full rewatch, i decided to binge cheers. i’ve never watched it straight through, and i also wanted to see the roots of frasier crane’s character. i mean, of course i’ve watched cheers over the years (actually, my entire life…), but i guess i didn’t retain too much of the show’s full storyline into my memory for whatever reason.
i am currently in the 10th season, and still don’t LOVE it 😐 which is making me feel weird, bc it’s one of the most beloved sitcoms. i mean, it won TONS of nominations and awards over the years… i don’t get why i don’t love it. i don’t find it that funny. i mean there are some times where i really LOL, but it’s a rarity. i don’t think it’s bc of the time setting, like it doesn’t hold up or anything, bc i watch shows and movies from all different eras.
:: shrug ::
the characters that are super irritating to me, and i’m not attached to any of them like i get with other shows.
carla i love and hate 50% of the time equally, i do love sam (at least his humor, but he’s so unattractive to me… and the point of his character is that he’s this super handsome womanizer), diane and rebecca both make me want to murder them brutally – they act like complete hormonal/dramatic woman goons, coach (RIP) and woody are both so stupid and not funny, that they make me want to put an ice pick through my right eye, the bar regulars aren’t funny to me at all, and frasier was too stiff and really SUCKED in the beginning. i don’t know if frasier was or wasn’t meant to be a main character at first, but watching his growth was fascinating (bc of course, i’m biased). i would honestly say that he and lilith were my favorite characters on the show.
it’s funny watching this after knowing the ins and outs of frasier, bc you can see just how many references and story roots there are. it’s also kind of funny how many guest characters that were on cheers were also on frasier. they weren’t crossover characters, though.
also: the stage set for frasier was also built on top of cheers, so it’s like they basically didn’t even have to move. wikipedia says cheers ended in may of 1993, and frasier first aired in september of 1993. it was almost seamless once it ended.
i don’t think i’ll watch it again, and it’s reminding me of last summer when i was watching party of five. what an awful show… but i couldn’t stop watching it, lol. i hated almost every character and all of their actions. i figured because i watched it halfway, i was too invested to give up (?).
cheers: 2.5/5 S2 stars.
February 22nd, 2018 @ 10:27 am
sheebs posted a tweet/RT from two other people on IG today, about basic/UO shopping lemmings just now exploiting and “appreciating” asian snacks, while she was (/they were) made fun of years ago for enjoying on the regs. i immediately related, but in a different way (which i also immediately felt bad about).
i can’t relate to cultural appropriation on any level at all. my father wasn’t in my life until i was 21, and my single mom didn’t raise me instilling any cultural traditions or anything. i’m 4 ethnicities between two parents, and i was mostly (barely) raised w the german and irish upbringing. my mother and her very large side of the family also never concentrated on cultural traditions. they weren’t raised that way, either. i think we were raised more as christians than irish/germans (and none of that religious nonsense for me anymore, thank you).
when sheena posted the thing about the snacks, my brain defaulted to my subculture, which i find more of my soul fabric than my own actual cultures. i feel like people might find that offensive, but hear me out.
i got bullied for being into all of that stuff when i was younger, bc kids are fucking jerks. now it’s all the rage bc of bullshit urban outfitters and F21, and MERMAID/UNICORN HAIR, etc. – i get defensive and angry about that. i always feel like it’s not comparable to cultural appropriation, because i don’t have punk blood running through my veins… well, the blood that i do have, from the roots of the places my ancestors came from – i really could care less about it. that sounds really stupid and disrespectful, bc had i grown up with those types of traditions, maybe i’d feel differently. the truth is, those ties are broken. there are now 3 generations of us between those times. even if i went to the little town in ireland where my grandmother and her ancestors were raised, how am i connected to that? i’m already 36, it’s out of reach. i don’t mean to disrespect my family history, but clearly, my family didn’t care.
anyways, i default to punk, but i suppose alternative is a better description of my lifestyle and culture. i was raised loving metal and gothy stuff, i found grunge and punk in my coming of age years, and started going to raves in my late teen years into my 20’s. that music and those concerts has always been there for me, through bad and through good. i’ve made tons of friends over the years through this subculture, and it means more to me than being italian, german, irish or polish.
i guess the point of this post is just that i hope if anyone else finds it, hey, you’re not alone if you feel this way also. i don’t think it’s so wrong comparing it to cultural appropriation. maybe it’s bc i’m a misfit kid from a broken, single parent household. i dunno, but i have absorbed a lot of culture over the years, and i’m happy to have it all in my heart, brain and expressed through my creativity.
February 20th, 2018 @ 11:56 am
:grumpy grinch post alert:
as i was just going through my IG timeline, it occurred to me that people aren’t using their brains.
what inspired this complaint…?
my friend just posted a happy birthday post to her father (who is alive), who isn’t on IG.
i’m sure you’re thinking i’m a douche for pointing it out, but i think it’s fucking weird!
let’s dissect this… someone is making a public declaration of saying happy birthday to someone that isn’t going to see it, other people who don’t know her father are going to see it and not give a shit (i’ll go the extra mile and say hey, her other family members may see it and show him, but still, wtf?) and she really just threw it up there without taking any of these aforementioned things into consideration.
it’s not just her, i see tons of people doing it all the time. like slideshows with 6 pictures and full paragraphs that you have to drop down a read more for… for people who are not even on instagram sometimes. i’ve even seen people write full paragraphs for their new babies, lol! like, did you print it out physically for the years to come? are they to dig through your social media account? i don’t get it.
i think what’s bothering me about this, is that it’s a very nowadays, no attention span way of conditioned thinking. it’s like instant gratification, social media behavior has just taken over as normal behavior and it’s ridiculous.
i picture general people opening IG to post just like “la la la, i’m doing something so nice!” and not realizing that it’s just a post on a timeline that no one will even remember tomorrow. that’s the point of instagram, i get it, but the whole birthday posts thing is just so weird to me. why would i care about anyone’s family member’s birthday if i don’t even know them? why would i care about someone’s BFF’s birthday if i don’t know them? i still think that the worst offenders are the posts where someone isn’t even on IG. i do not get it.
maybe i’m a shithead for finding it bothersome, but i find it’s just useless information my brain doesn’t need. whenever friends post those happy birthday pics or “slide shows” on IG or they publicly @ someone i don’t know on twitter, i’m just like “WTF WHYYYYY?!”. i know it’s not that big of a deal (which i can picture being a defensive response from someone who does this kind of caca), but it’s still annoying. i feel like a lot of people feel this way but no one will ever actually say it out loud.
i get that it’s just a nice gesture, and people do genuinely think that it is. they think it’s making someone feel special, but yo, you can just text them. communicating directly doesn’t have to be a thing of the past! you can make them feel special without the approval of others seeing it.
i feel like this post may sound hypocritical bc i have this public website and wtf is the point of me having it, but it’s also not a timeline shoving this information into your face… if you’re here, it’s of your own choice (and also kind of the point of a blog).
only YOU can stop clogging people’s timelines.
February 8th, 2018 @ 1:36 pm
well, i think i got off to a good kick-start posting again, and then a wrench got thrown into the mix…
i got laid off from my job of nearly 5 years.
i’ve been super bummed, as anyone would be. just laying around like a sloth, cuddling with oscy and trying to get my mental faculties back together, but it’s really hard. i’ve made so many close friends there, and i loved my company. i keep thinking “stop feeling sorry for yourself, you idiot, things could be worse”, and i find myself repressing shit like i always do… i’m trying to mourn properly. that may seem a tad dramatic, but it’s true. i have been released from a comfy, warm, steady life. one where i could hang with one of my bffs whenever i wanted to, have a non-shitty commute with another buddy, and have lunch breaks full of laughs and good talks… all gone.
i really need to cry… i HATE crying. i avoid getting emotional like the plague. i’m of the mentality that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger (then i go off like a time bomb months later). i really need to stop doing that.
i haven’t felt this way since my first web job’s company folded, and it was almost 5 years that i was there as well. it’s almost like a breakup. i mean, it’s half of a decade. i should be upset and not just pretend it’s not happening.
i was actively starting to look for a new gig anyway, because i could tell my company was changing and depleting my role, so it’s not a huge surprise. i was waiting to see if a new role was going to be available to me, since we acquired another company (which clearly never happened). fortunately, i’ve been finding some great job listings and hopefully i’ll branch out to more creative than technical stuff. i’m even looking for graphic design jobs.
i think i’m probably going to take a break from web for a bit since i’m so scatterbrained. i haven’t really been using social media all that much, bc i don’t know what to even say. like, how do you tweet about being depressed about something like this without getting pity replies? that’s not what i want. i barely post about personal things, not bc i want to seem like i have a sparkly/perfect life… i don’t want people’s pity. i guess i’m posting about it here, bc i just want to get it out and not bother the people i know IRL. i’m being such a drag, and i don’t know how to get around talking about it. i feel awful.
i need to concentrate on finding a fresh start and beefing up my portfolio. graphic design is always best when i’m stressed, so i’m sure there will be new stuff on http://666.unruled.club soon (free lockscreen wallpapers).
January 29th, 2018 @ 10:57 pm
soooooooooooooooooo the misfits reunited last year or the year before for riot fest, and then played with alk3 in vegas to sold-out shows. this is not shocking news to me at all… they haven’t played together in over 30 years, so this news was bonkers!
when they announced those shows, i guess we misfits fans all kind of assumed they’d be touring aside from that festival/one-off vegas gig at some point. well, live nation announced last week that they’d probably be touring the tri-state area with an illustration of new jersey with the crimson ghost’s face in it.
this week’s misfits announcement revealed that they’re ONLY playing new jersey, and it’s at prudential center. pre-sale started today, and my coworker saw that the prices were $99+fees for mezzanine and $179+fees for lower level.
listen, i get the misfits reuniting is UH-MAZ-ING for us punkers. for those people who never got to see them in any lineup, maybe i could see that being worth it, but that is not a very punk rock price tag. that fucking blows.
fortunately for me, i’ve seen misfits in some sort of form a ton of times. see, after the graves era, jerry only kept touring with the misfits. for the M25 lineup, he was doing vocals while he had rotating all-star lineups including robo, dez, and marky ramone. i got to see that tour soooooooooooooo many times in the early 2000’s, it was awesome. they played like 3x a year, it was great. they played misfits, black flag AND ramones sets. they were awesome. one halloween, i even got to see graves perform with them.
in 2011 or 2012, and i got to see danzig reunite with doyle for a halloween show at hammerstein ballroom. not only did he play misfits, but he also performed a samhain set (SWOOOOOOON! – my fave). i got lucky with seeing them live in many forms… so i’m not dishing out that much money.
for those of you who don’t know about the misfits dramarama, tl;dr:
danzig was dissatisfied with the misfits and left, forming samhain soon after. he released some misfits music in a sneaky way, which pissed off jerry only, and he sued him for royalties (blah blah blah). for YEEEEEEARS this bullcocky went on but jerry only and doyle were allowed to perform/record as the misfits and had permission to use the crimson ghost as a logo… which is how i got to see them live so many times. at some point, they were in some sort of legal drama which ended in a settlement and a reunion was born.
i honestly can’t believe they didn’t kill each other yet, and reading articles and their attitudes (pun intended) towards each other seem good, so hopefully they’ll tour smaller gigs aside from sports arenas.
anyways, $180+ to see the misfits in god awful new jersey (yeah, yeah, i know they’re from there :eyeroll:), no thank you.
“this doesn’t sound like a reunion tour, more like a retirement money tour.” – barry (co-worker)
January 29th, 2018 @ 1:54 pm
has anyone found a worthwhile alternative to shitty facebooked instagram yet?
VSCO, meh. also, i used to use this as a photo editor. when the fuck did it turn into a social media app? lol
flickr, STILL sucks.
fame monkey, this name is too weird. i dunno – have you tried it?
January 27th, 2018 @ 10:21 am
i have no idea why i waited so long to do this, but i finally just figured out how to cut my starbucks drink price in half.
if you too drink iced lattes, and unknowingly have been suffering from overpaying the man, read on and thank me later. if you’re a regular coffee drinker, i guess you’re already paying a decent price.
January 26th, 2018 @ 9:56 am
since moving back to a quiet, suburban area, i can’t sleep. i’ve been here since early december, and i still have yet to adjust to not hearing the sirens and other misc. bullshit sounds of queens blvd all night.
i know i haven’t described my neighborhood or living conditions of the last two years here, so let me just break it down for you. i lived on a 6 lane, BUSY queens boulevard for a few years. i moved from the 2nd floor to the 6th floor of my building because of a noise issue in the apartment above mine (aka two lazy pieces of shit that refused to parent their two chunky daughters that would run around and jump off of furniture all day), SIRENS ALL DAY/NIGHT LONG, at one point, they tore up queens blvd for two weeks from 10PM-3AM to repave everything and lastly, they opened up a hotel across the street that had BLINDING flood lights facing outwards. that’s right, all of queens blvd’s residential buildings were illuminated for god knows what reason.
i filed complaints to 311 and even spoke to the local congresswoman about it, and she wrote them a letter to turn them downwards vs. outwards and they didn’t comply. i didn’t live directly across the street from the hotel, but my bedroom looked like times square. i felt bad for the people directly across the way from the building. it’s disgusting that they get away with it.
anyways, the blvd was also an emergency vehicle super-highway. if i was home, 85% of my time was listening to ambulances and fire trucks. it’s funny how immune you sort of become to it, but also kind of accepting.
right before we moved out, there was a 20-something year old girl that had moved into the building with this ridiculously suped up ford focus. every day this little ratty herb would sit in her car revving the stupid engine, annoying EVERYONE. like, right in front of the our building. no hiding it, no fucks given, all hours of the day. if she couldn’t find a parking spot at night, we heard it. either way, we’d end up hearing it at least once per day. it sounded like a broken lawnmower. it was so annoying.
apparently, it irritated someone enough that they went ahead and filled the exhaust pipes with that hardening, foam filler, lol. i mean, i feel bad because maybe that could have been dangerous… but like, take the hint and stop being disrespectful to your neighbors. tone that bullshit down. my super even told me that people were complaining to him about it, asking him to talk to her about it. she didn’t give a shit, though.
those are things i reeeeeeeeeally don’t miss.
but yeah, moving to quiet is really throwing me off. i became so used to all of that noise that i struggle to get a full night’s sleep.
January 24th, 2018 @ 12:52 pm
instagram bombards me with makeup artists and mermaid hair (cringe) accounts all day, erryday. i sometimes get really inspired to follow one here and there, but i honestly get bored of them easily. there are only so many teal or piss-yellow haired selfies i can look at per day. i think the alternative hair just takes over as a personality, and i don’t even look at the makeup for inspiration anymore. in fact, any account that’s just focused on one thing usually gets an unfollow pretty quickly.
as with everything shoved in your face in 2017, i realized how dumb these posts/accounts are making people. because of social media, women are holding themselves to this ridiculous standard that people are really that perfect, easily and often. that’s bullshit, and as much as people may enjoy applying makeup or dying their hair (guilty), it catches up to them when they have dedicated accounts. there are plenty of articles online where these girls come clean about the pressures. it’s like a pride thing for people not to admit that it’s not easy or annoying.
i’d like to help people that don’t know this type of stuff.
let me break the reality down for you:
October 20th, 2015 @ 2:17 pm
welp… i’m calling it quits here at this domain. as much as i hate completely uprooting/moving things, i also like taking a break sometimes and a change of pace. i’ve had knifeparty since july of 2011, she’s had a good run.
i’ve been dealing with a nutcase that’s been following me online for years. like, since myspace and early twitter days (i even have screen shots from 2010/2011 to prove it, sucka). i have recently and unfortunately had to make most of my social media accounts private, because of it. i don’t like being out of control in situations, and i can’t seem to keep her off of my website. since ms. psychopants unfortunately still exists, and refuses to just leave me be, this is my only option. her eyes are all over my life, and that makes my skin crawl (you disgust me, you pig).
it sucks that someone has “power” over me (not really), but i want the option to have all of my life out of her view, moving forward.
i’ll still be posting general/non-personal stuff @ jaejess.com, but if you want to keep in touch with me, and see where i’m maybe off to next (sans my handle or name on any of it, so i won’t be searchable), contact me.
October 19th, 2015 @ 4:42 pm
oh dear god, i need to park my fat italian ass in one of these so badly…
October 19th, 2015 @ 12:35 pm
ayeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, exactly what i’ve been waiting for. a good single to finally emerge from gwen’s heart/head.
i hate to be that cliché no doubt fan and compare, but this isn’t as powerful as “don’t speak”. that’s what the NxD/gwen world was waiting for…
anyways, i don’t know why she chose the word “special” to describe this song, when clearly it’s about splitting with gavin. of course, the tone of the song seems to be her complaining about him not meeting up to her expectations, like it’s all his fault. that annoys me, because she chose to stay with this moron for as long as she did. i’ve said it before, but she’s been complaining about him and writing about red flags since “return of saturn”. why doesn’t she take any responsibility or blame for the situation? i think it’s just a general thing that drives me crazy about some women, i don’t want to gwen-bash. women seem to live in this la la land where love needs to be worked on SO HARD, and then when it doesn’t work out, they blame the guys.
i’m not saying that guys aren’t party of the problem in every bad relationship, but a lot of women put up with bullshit just to keep a dude because: love and soulmates.
FOH… if you see those red flags, you tackle them or move on. people rarely change. life is too short to put up with shitheads and prolong pointless relationships. i steered clear of many a jerk because i wouldn’t put up with any crap. if you mistreat me, you better belieeeeeeeeeeve i’m gone. i wasted years on people that weren’t right for me, that i had “faith” in… at the end of the day, it worked out for me in the long run.
everything happens for a reason, every breakup is a lesson. sometimes people just aren’t meant to be. hopefully you don’t drag it out to the the point of turning into enemies, and both make it out alive, mature, and on speaking terms. there’s no need to point fingers like a baby… there are two people in a relationship. so personally, i just don’t understand how anyone can date someone for more than 2+ years, and just completely cut them out of their lives. you were best friends for years, that makes no sense to me. just work it out.
i now only have ONE ex that won’t talk to me. it’s rough when you have that bad karma lingering for no reason… it’s a good feeling when you come to good terms with exes and friends, whether you remain friends or not. for me, it’s like little gray clouds that hang over my head. no matter how big or small, they’re still there, and it sucks.
sometimes it takes a few months, sometimes it takes 10 years… but at least it happens. 🙂
October 16th, 2015 @ 4:55 pm
apparently, the theme for my halloween decor this year is OVERSIZED.
i’ll post some pictures when the house is finished… last week i was stuck on the couch with bronchitis and decorating just wasn’t in the cards.