Will you bite the hand that feeds you… will you stay down on your knees…

NIN Has announced new US dates! Unfortunately, nothing in Detroit… YET…

Here’s the dates:

March 2005
23 – Fresno, CA – William Saroyan Theatre (sold out)
24 – Reno, NV – Reno Hilton Showroom (sold out)
25 – Davis, CA – Freeborn Hall at U.C. Davis (sold out)

April 2005
27, 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (on sale 3/4)
30 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint (on sale 3/4)

May 2005
1 – Indio, CA – Coachella (on sale now)
3, 4 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Theatre (on sale 3/4)
6, 7 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre (on sale 3/4)
9, 10 – Toronto, Ontario – Koolhaus (on sale 3/4)
12, 13 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre (on sale 3/4)
15, 16 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (on sale 3/4)
18, 19 – Philly, PA – Electric Factory (on sale 3/4)
21, 22 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (on sale 3/4)
24 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre (on sale 3/4)
25 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Bar-B-Q (on sale 3/4)
27, 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre (on sale 3/4)
30, 31 – San Diego, CA – Soma (on sale 3/4)

Looks like the closest for me will be Chicago… May 6/7… Possible Road Trip… ;) And yes, I’ll be able to get the advance sales, as I’m on the NIN mailing list… Believe me, I’ll do it… I’m so geeked for the new NIN stuff, I love the single that will be coming to radio soon…

none of them can stop us now

What a great party – Trent’s 7th Birthday party (his actual B-day is March 3 though)

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– we did an afternoon of Laser Tag – and we all had a blast!!
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We even did one game (“Solo”) where it was every man/woman for themselves… of course, I rocked and came in first, and my buddy Randy came in 2nd :) but I had a big lead!!!

Did the Poke’Mon cake this year – it was one of his choices… and it was yummy too…

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Trent got lots of Ninja Turtles toys and Playstation games too!

All had a great time, and we’ll have to do the Laser Tag afternoon again real soon! :)

Within…Take in…The extent of my sin

Well, since I have so much fun with the WPGallery plugin, I’ve decided to share pictures from my Karaoke outings… I’ve added the pics from last night’s outing, but I’ll put up more in the near future too… Maybe it’ll give ya a good idea how crazy it can sometimes be –
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This bar last night is my favorite place to go, a place where I can be myself … I always (well, most always) have a great time here…

Step right up… March…

As promised, I brought back some pictures from my lunch with Trent!

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He was quite happy to see me, and we had a nice lunch together! I got to meet some of his friends, and noticed that one took a certain liking to Trent too! ;)

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(Notice her hands on Trent’s shoulder!)

I’m sure I’ll be having lunch with him again soon – but this time I’ll have to bring the people in the office lunch too – they gave me a hard time! :) But it was all good! :)

Have I mentioned I LOVE this WPGallery plugin!?!?! IT ROCKS! :)

i am the voice inside your head

This week has actually gone by pretty quick… gearing up for the weekend, Trent’s 7th birthday party! This year we’re doing Laser Tag – and should be a blast by all :) I’ll have pictures on Sunday!

Did a little Karaoke last night, but nothing too exciting… Still feeling under the weather, but not bad… just a nagging cough… it’ll be gone soon. Thankfully it doesn’t hinder me going to the gym – I went Monday and Tuesday… and I’ll be there tomorrow and Friday! :)

Every time I get hot, you wanna cool down

OK, I’m uploading pictures! And I think I’ll finally put the link to my gallery on the sidebar too…

Plus wanted to test out the wp-gallery plugin:

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This is one of the many pictures from the Monster Truck Jam that Trent and I went to back in January! The pictures which have “trent” near the end are the ones he took!

I want to fuck you like an animal, I want to feel you from the inside…

Btw, starting yesterday, for every post until the release of ‘With Teeth’ by NIN, all my titles will be from NIN songs… You’re welcome to comment with the name of the song, if ya know it…

WordPress 1.5 was released the other day, and I think I’ll be upgrading to it some time today, just gotta find time – busy cleaning and gotta hit the gym sometime soon too… and if inspiration hits me, I might actually put some pictures up and all… Aren’t you all just soo damn fucking excited?!

LOL

Yeah, I’m sure you are.

How did you get so big? …How did you get so strong?…How did you get so hard? … How did you get so long?

So you’re probably asking yourself, “Hey, how’s the workout going?” OK, maybe you’re not… but even still… i’m gonna tell you!

Obviously this week I slacked off a little, not to mention having a slight cold didn’t help… But I did go Monday and Tuesday – and planning on going shortly after I finish this post! Soooo I think since I’ve started at the end of December, I’ve lost around 20lbs, and people are starting to notice… I ran into a couple last night that I haven’t seen in a month or two – and the woman commented how I looked like I’d been losing weight :) Felt good to hear that… I’m noticing it myself, but I guess I’d like to see it come off much faster!!! ;)

Anyways, I’m going to get back into the zone starting today, going every day that I can go (Today, Sun, Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, and probably Sun…) – I’m doing about 30 minutes cardio and 30 minutes (or more) of weights… I love doing my cardio on the eliptical machine – the machine that I could hardly do a month ago – now I can do 30 minutes regularly… Still kinda tough, but getting easier… and I’m going almost twice as fast as when I first started. Not to mention I’m going probably about 2 miles (or more) in that 30 minutes …

Ok – enough talking… I’m off to the gym!!

Fun times!

What a week! Work kinda sucked, but I made it through… decided to take Friday off, since Trent also had the day off too – and we went on a little mini-24 hour vacation! Where did we go, you ask? Well I had wanted to take him to the indoor waterpark Castaway Bay in Sandusky Ohio, but it was all sold out – but found another waterpark in Sandusky, Great Wolf Lodge, instead! I picked him up after work, and we headed on down to beautiful Sandusky, Ohio!

We arrived around 8:30p, and after checking in, we hit the pool! The place has a huge fort with tons of water stuff inside it, and 6 waterslides – 2 body slides on the fort, 2 more off to the side, and the last 2 were larger and you used tubes to go down – These were the most fun, because the tubes went outside (yes, you were enclosed in them) and back into the pool! At first, Trent was scared after the slide, but he soon loved going down them!! After the pool that night, we played some games in their arcade, then retired to the room where we watched SpongeBob Squarepants The Movie!

The next morning, we got up, had a great breakfast, then hit the arcade more and won more tickets! We won about 2700 tickets the whole time we were there! We finished up the stay with more pool time, took a few lazy floats thru the little lazy river, played water basketball, more time on the fort – and a few dumpings on by the HUGE 700 gallon bucket at the top of the fort! It dumps the water down probably every 10 minutes or so !!

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Of course, I’ve got pictures – but no water action pictures of Trent, unfortunately – it’s just too risky getting my new camera wet!!

We finally left there around 3pm, Trent was exausted… He slept most of the way home, waking up only when we stopped for dinner… All in all in was a great time, and it was the best feeling to see him in the backseat with this smile of content as he drifted to sleep… :)
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NIN: With Teeth!!!

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If ya haven’t heard by now, May 3rd is the official release date for the new NIN album: “With Teeth” – And it sounds like it’s going to be a return back to the Industrial days for NIN! I can’t wait!!!

Trent has described this album as being “12 good punches in the face” – and actually it’s 13, since a new track was added too.. And the first single, “Hand That Feeds” will be out sometime in April!!! Can’t wait for that either!! If you want a small taste, check out the ‘teaser’ trailer on NIN’s site! (Make sure ya have quicktime installed)

They’ve announced 3 US dates (next month) , and they were sold out within a day or so! I so wanted to fly out to Reno for the one on March 24th!!! But it’s sold out! But no matter, when NIN comes to Detroit, I’ll be as close as I can be – and you can bet I’ll be buying this CD too!

(Also posted to BlogCritics)

Grammys!

Quick! Download the song that they just did @ ITunes.com! Velvet Revolver backed the group of singers doing ‘Across The Universe’ – Had Tim McGraw, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Brian Wilson (sure didn’t fit in!)… but it was a good version of it… but I won’t be downloading it!!

And John Mayer wins the song of the year – “Daughters”…..

With that, i’m going to bed….

More grammys

John Mayer did a good acoustic version of his song “Daughters”… then he’s up presenting with Lisa Marie Presley (Wow she’s looking old!)… and U2 won “Best Rock Duo or Group with vocal” for “Vertigo”… And Bono says that it’s probably the best Grammy awards that we’ve ever seen… Dunno about that… *shrug*

Grammy time

Watching the Grammys tonight – decent show – lot of variety on there tonight, I tuned in when Lynard Skynard was playing with a bunch of country artists (Tim McGraw, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban) and it was great! The gospel tribute is something I could do without, but i’m not much of a religious person… now the Janice Joplin tribute w/Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge is awesome! I just love Joss Stone, and Melissa did a great job with ‘Little Piece of My Heart’!!

Smoking and Sickness don’t mix

Well, i’m fighting a mild cold… so didn’t do too much over the weekend with Trent… But we did go do some bowling on Saturday afternoon – a new league that he signed up for… it was fun! I broke 100 on all three games (total of 350 combined) – and Trent improved every game too! I got some cute pictures of him too, perhaps I’ll load ‘em up someday… lol

Anyways, today after I took Trent back to his mom’s, I went to band practice – and I shouldn’t have… I thought I was almost over this cold, but the smoke didn’t help one damn bit. Coughing and all… ugh… Wish I could get away from it all – but my love is music, and until bars drop smoking (not likely), I’ll have to live with smelling like smoke after singing Karaoke or checking out a live band… Ugh. Also sucks that many of the people I love and care about smoke… And I don’t like sounding like a nag (?) by telling them to stop…. Maybe someday they will… it’s not gonna change the way I feel about them…. Damn addictions…

What was all the fuss?

Live life
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you’re gonna
I hate to be the bearer of bad news
But you’re gonna die

Maybe not today or even next year
But before you know it you’ll be saying
“Is this all there was?
What was all the fuss?
Why did I bother?”

Now, maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
Because you’re gonna die.

Yes it’s gonna happen because it’s happened to a lot of people I know
My mother, my father, my loves
The president, the kings and the pope
They all had hope

And they muttered just before they went
Maybe, I won’t let go
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you are

Maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die

I tell you who else left us
Passed on down to heaven no longer with us
Johnny Cash, JFK, that guy in the Stones
Lou Gehrig, Einstein, and Joey Ramone
Have I convinced you?
Do you read my lips?
This may come as news but it’s time
You’re gonna die
You’re gonna die

By the time you hear this I may well be dead
And you my friend might be next
‘Cause we’re all gonna die

Yeah, oh maybe you won’t suffer and maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
You’ll have time cause you’re gonna die
Yes, you’re gonna die
You’re gonna die, I tell you
You’re gonna die
You are gonna die

‘Cause maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time ’cause you’re gonna die

Live Life
Life life like you’re gonna die
Because you’re going to
Oh yes
I hate to be the beater of bad news
But you’re gonna die

Maybe not today or even next year
But before you know it you’ll be saying
“Is this all there was?
What was all the fuss?
Why did I bother?
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?”
You’ll have time, baby
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die
You are gonna die
Oh yeah

You’ll Have Time – William Shatner