Dec 17, 2010
The other day, I told you about my Duran Duran problem. Today, I bring you photos from the momentous day when I met Mr. John Taylor.
It was sometime in the early ’90s in San Francisco. Dave and I waited for four hours in the blustery shadows of skyscrapers in downtown SF. I was reading a hard cover of Jaws by Peter Benchley while we waited – a dork to the last.
We finally FINALLY FINALLY got...
Dec 16, 2010
Back in the day, my best friend Renee and I were total Durannies. She loved Simon, and John Taylor (bass, for the uninitiated) was all mine. We watched the documentary Sing Blue Silver almost every day after school, usually with a bowl of buttered popcorn and orange juice over ice, daydreaming about how we would go see them and then, when we snuck backstage, Simon and John would fall madly in love with us...
Dec 1, 2010
I’ve had two hard workout days in a row, and I’m on a deadline/stress-train at work.
I am tired.
While fretting and typing and fretting and thinking and fretting and drinking decaf tea, I perked up to an embarrassing degree when “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” materialized on my iTunes. “Think I wanna drive your Benz, I don’t… Think I wanna floss, I got my...
Nov 17, 2010
Also a favorite? Acting like a 17-year-old… which I will be doing for the next four days, minus a 2-hour chunk of time on Friday morning when I have to wear grown-up clothes and do a presentation at a client meeting.
Can you even? A client meeting! In the middle of Social Distortion Weekend!
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
First, listen to this while you read my rant below:
Feb 26, 2010
On February 14, Doug Fieger, the vocalist for The Knack, moved on to the big rock arena in the sky. He was the songwriter behind one of the best running and roller skating and rocking songs EVER: My Sharona.
Fieger said when he met Sharona Alperin – he was 25, she was 17! – “It was like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat; I fell in love with her instantly. And when that happened, it...
Feb 9, 2010
This may be the world’s most perfect pop song. Enjoy!
Fun fact: When MTV debuted on August 1, 1981, this was the last video to air for the day. (Here’s a list of the top 13 videos aired on MTV’s first...
Dec 11, 2009
Pasta’s out, but with these sauces, spaghetti squash and browned ground beef (or bison!) will never be lonely.
I don’t know about you, but a bagel as big as my head doesn’t hold much appeal anymore.
Nothing says “weekend” like med ball cleans, burpees, and Russian twists. This looks like a good one to do on your own, no?
This just makes me want to watch A Christmas Story...
Nov 20, 2009
Or, more accurately, one of the reasons I CrossFit and eat dino-chow.
There’s not much as fun as Karaoke Apocalypse. Or being on stage. Or dancing around like an idiot. And the song “Tom Sawyer” takes me straight back to my 14-year-old roller skating days at the Roller Roost II in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
Note: There’s a reason for the ponytails and bandanna. It was Friday the...
Nov 12, 2009
All CrossFit (and veggies and sleep) could make me a dull girl… that’s why there’s Karaoke Apoclaypse. My ridiculously fun, talented, rock-n-roll bandmates insure that along with all the healthy stuff, I remember to wear something skimpy and rock it out once in a while.
Why should you come to the Karaoke Apocalypse show?
Live. band. karaoke.
Punk rock, metal, and new wave from the...
Nov 4, 2009
I have important stuff to talk to you about… the meaning of life, body fat composition, and how to enjoy the journey of self-improvement and good health. Pretty cool, right?!
But it’s going to take a little while to write a kickass post like that.
Please enjoy this while you wait. (Thank you to Dave for IMing me with this video and giving me 3:49 of...
Oct 4, 2009
Yesterday proved what I suspected: you can find dino-chow just about anywhere – you just have to be vigilant, diligent, and willing to toss a bun!
After seeing Flogging Molly in relentless and awesome rain (see video below), I dug into a pulled pork sandwich from the Salt Lick BBQ stand: a pile of tasty pork with very lightly dressed shredded cabbage and a small squirt of BBQ sauce. The bun acted as a...