Terri's Cellar Door

Stuff that happens to me, Terri.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Choose Love

Is your other option choose hate? Did somebody forget to send me that little paper note with the little check boxes, wherein one says love and one says hate, and then you check one? Also, if you're going to choose hate, do people who say choose love really think that telling somebody to choose love, they'll be all a-like "Boy, do I hate kikes and niggers, but now that I think about it, that kind of hippie person told me to choose love, so I'm going to overcome a system of inborn racism, and learn to love again!" Um, no, I doubt it.

Also I just started liking Amy Winehouse, who seriously can't belong to that voice she has, but is apparently addicted to crack, or heroin, or something. Seriously, Amy Winehouse, get off drugs. Here are two reason: 1) You'll ruin your life, your voice, your music, your family, your friends, your finances, and anyone that ever meant anything to you. And B) I just started liking you. Like today. And if you die, because you can't stop being a crackhead, I won't be able to get into your music without seeming like a poser. And isn't that was it's all about?

Am I too old to be getting birthday presents? Okay, yeah, on one hand, I'm too old to make a long list, and then demand that at least half of it be fulfilled by my parents, this list being propagated with expensive objects like guitars, video gaming systems, and digital cameras. On the other hand, I'm certainly not too old to have a single legitimate gift that I might be, at the current moment, far too steeped in poverty to afford. This single gift being an MP3 player, which I need more than life itself, and also that my old one, that I bought with my own money, mind you, just crashed, and totally sucked big, hairy monkey balls. I mean, that's not out of the question, right?

Finally, I haven't really worked on my song since last night, but I'm going to revise some lyrics, and get all the chords right, which I will do tonight. Maybe. I say maybe because I have so many papers and whatnot due, that I don't know if I'll have time to even do anything that I want to do; such as finish and record my song, bringing the grand total to two, after which I will write one more and then move on to my rap trio.

Endingly, I have a couple of scripts that I'm working on, getting my main inspiration for songs, some of which I've mentioned in the post before this. I plan on listening to a couple more songs and then coming up with some script ideas, which should be easy enough. I'll probably try to come up with five scripts of 30 mins each, that I'm going to try to make into a movie. I finally got Final Draft, and it makes There you have it.

And lastly, I'm in love, maybe?, again, but sometimes things just don't add up.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Music is my Boyfriend

For some reason, I've been up really early this week, mostly because I have work to do that I need to finish, and I haven't yet. Anyway, I don't really watch music videos but every morning (I know it's only Tuesday) I've been watching VH1 with their videos in the morning. In fact, I've found about five different artists that I'm totally in love with. Maybe more in fact. VH1 has a good selection of different music, I saw the new Duran Duran song, and realized I'm going to have to buy that album. I found out that Matchbox 20 is still together, and performing, which was a total shock to me. I saw Bon Jovi's new song, to which I said pass. If I see Daughtry one more time, I'm going to find him and punch him in the nose. I didn't even know why he was, but apparently he's from North Carolina or something. Not caring, particularly. Anyway, this led me to a big realization. It's he great thing about the Internet. I saw the artists on VH1 and then found a bunch of their songs on MySpace. That way I could find out if it was just a fluke, or they seriously made good music. I found out that all of the artists that I have found make seriously good music, and I find myself humming their tunes throughout the day. In fact, they've rekindled my songwriting self, and I started writing a song overnight. I've got a couple of changes to make, but I'm making moves in the right direction. Apparently, the singer/songwriter is back, which I always like, and since my band is on an indefinite hiatus, I'm free to make my own kind of music. So, anyway, here are the new artists that I like, and my favorite songs from them, all you can find on MySpace, or own their own personal websites (I hope). I've decided that I'm not going to illegally receive their songs, since most of them are just kinda indie acts, that are still playing people's parties and stuff. Anyway, you can listen to their songs online, legally, but I would suggest buying their albums. that's what I'm going to do in most of these cases. Anyway, here's the list:

-OneRepublic -- Apologize (which I actually heard about from my friend Ingrid, but I didn't think it sounded good until I saw the video)
I'm beginning to like piano rock, like the Fray (though not a big fan of them, yet), and this song is just right. Of course, having Timbaland on the track doesn't hurt either.

-Ingrid Michaelson -- Die Alone
What you think is going to be the standard dark fare, is actually pretty light and very melodic. I've totally fallen in love with Ingrid's voice, and her Lisa Loeb brand glasses.

-Sara Bareilles -- Bottle It Up
Well, Sara has a cute, poppy sound, but this song has a definite underlying of soul and some old school R&B. I love it, and I totally love her voice too. She can put stank on it if she wants to, but let's the natural light shine through, which is nice. I have no idea how to pronounce her name, tho.

-Chrisette Michele -- Best of Me
It's like Billie Holliday is back and, you know, in another black woman. Seriously, her voice is crazy cool, and she even speaks that way, if you can believe it. The song is touching and beautiful, and I would suggest you listen.

-Mickey Avalon -- So Rich So Pretty
I pretty much like all his songs, so it was hard to pick one. With the body of a punk rocker, and the voice of a west coast rapper, Mickey is pretty confusing. But just listen to one of his tracks to get where he's coming from. It's good stuff. NSFW, but FA(wesome).

-Colbie Caillat
Aside from having the weirdest spelling of two familiar names that I've ever heard, she's got a wonderful voice. I don't know what's going on, but there are a bunch of white girls with black singing voices. It's bananas, it's like a pandemic. Except, you know, not devastating to people and economies. She's okay, I mean, as far as her song goes, I feel like it's wasted on her voice, like her voice pwns the song, and it's not worthy, but we'll keep an eye out.

There were some more, but I can't remember them right now. I'd also encourage you to check out Good Day Hayden. They're a local group, but their sound is out of sight, and they're lyrics are totally boss. My fave song of theirs is My Everything, and as soon as they get their lives together, and release that album I've been dying for, we'll be in business. Anyway, so check these groups/people out. They're just the new people I like. I'm still crazy for Alicia Keys, Mary J., and plenty of others whose videos I've been watching over the past two mornings. Also, these websites are just from myspace. I would suggest going to their official websites to read blogs, check out music, and find the store.

*Side note: My MP3 player broke, which sucks, and I'm without music for how ever long it takes me to save up for another one. Pray for me, audiophiles, pray for me.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Viciously Low Expectations

Ah, ha, you thought that this was going to be about low expectations, didn't you? No, it's not. It's actually about Rob Van Dam who I will from now own refer to as RVD and Jean Claude Van Dam. Who I will now refer to as JVD. Anyway, so I think that they look alike. They're not related, in fact, RVD's name isn't even really Van Dam, but I can't get over the fact that I think that they look hella similar. Anyway, so if you don't know who they are (or didn't care until now), RVD is a wrestler with the WWE (formerly WWF, until the World Wildlife Federation got their panties all in a bunch), and JVD is a action movie stars. Anyway, yeah, there you have it. I'm going to post some pics and let you decide for yourself. The first one is RVD, the second JVD. I'm sure you care about this, and that's why I post these things.

*I'm pretty into a couple different people right now; Mickey Avalon, Ingrid Michealson, OneRepublic, Sara Bareilles and Chrisete Michele. Check 'em out. More on that later.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Day Late....

Well, you know the rest. In fact, in this case, I'm like a couple years late, however, I've decided that I want to start my own podcast. I like hearing kinda weird, geeky, fun things from across the net, and all of the podcasts that I listen to are (A) focusing on some things that I care about, most things I don't care about and (B) hosted by total d-bags. That's not to say that everybody is a d-bag who makes a podcast, they aren't, but most are, so let's just move on from there. I imagine that my podcast will be as popular as my blog (Hi Jess!), and maybe we'll pick up some new fans along the way. The way that I figure it, it's going to be about five or six minutes (no more than ten), chronicling what I think is important in media (games, movies, television, fandom), and then I'll probably talk about one major thing that's been on my mind. I want it to kind of be from a fangirl perspective, but I'm not cute and I don't say squeeee, so I'm not sure how that'll work out. I do think there should be a feminine perspective on all the awesome gaming, entertainment stuff that's going on. Anyway, so once I figure out how that's going to work, I'll be sure to send you the link. There's no podcasts that I listen to regularly, maybe diggnation is the closest I come to regular. But I've heard tons of them from ChinesePod to FanBoy Radio. So, what's your favorite podcast, do you listen to them at all, and if so, how often?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Bravery of Minks and Muskrats

I seriously think that one of my arms is longer than the other, my legs too, is that weird? I hope not. I don't think that I can do anything about it, but maybe I can get some of those shoes like Forrest Gump, that make my legs the same. I mean, if it can get a dummy like Forrest through fathering Haley Joel Osmet and Vietnam, it should be able to help me out. Do you ever feel like the hardest button to button? I do, right now. Weird. I'm thinking about making this bread that I found out about on an anime. Does this look as good as I feel? I doubt it. Anyway, so, my room is a total mess, and I don't think I'll be cleaning it up. I'm weird that way I think. Also, I've got a pretty big problem that I don't know how to deal with. How do you let someone know something, without letting them know? Also, how do you trust someone that you know can't be trusted? I'm so sick of school, and I like this tea I'm drinking. It's Saturday in the park, I think it was the fourth of July. Any questions? No? Good, then.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Globe of Blogs

So, apparently, I signed up for this website, which chronicles blogs. I would never say that my blog is sad, unless you mean it's sad that I've had about thirteen individual posts about the Matrix, and one whole one dedicated to the John Carpenter movie, "Big Trouble in Little China". That might be a little sad. Anyway, so, yeah, here's the link.

The Link

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Evil in My Inbox

That would be a great title for a lame story. I'd totally read that. Anyway, this was waiting for me when I went to check my mail the other day:

Evil is everywhere.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ideas Are Bulletproof...

"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh,
Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy,
And ideas are bulletproof."

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."


"Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up."


V for Vendetta

Monday, November 05, 2007

Werewolf Bar Mitzvah: Spooky, Scary!

Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves. So, I know that I like to give out show advice on here, but I'm really cereal, if you're not watching 30 Rock, your life is not complete. It's one of those shows that so awesome, it just has to collapse under it's on awesomeness. I live in a constant state of fear that something, anything will screw it up, and it will be cancelled, or worse, get lame. Tina Fey is the Queen of Awkwardness and Alec Baldwin, the King of Cool. Every single character seems to have a completely necessary place in the plot and storyline, and there's not one episode that I laugh so hard that I think I'm going to burst a blood vessel. This show is, without a doubt, the funniest movie on tv right now, hands down. But, if you've read one of my earlier posts, you know that great shows like this are only a moment away from being cancelled. So, let me put it out on the table: I really need you to watch this show. Seriously, it comes on Thursday nights, at 8:30. Whatever else you have to do, take the time and watch this show. If you don't like it, I will personally call your house and make a long, rambling, and compliment laden apology. Please, please, please don't let this show get cancelled just because some NBC exec doesn't get the joke. It is so good, and people need to know what's going down.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Look in the Futurama...

This has nothing to do with anything, but I totally love Futurama. It's good stuff, and I'll definitely be picking this up on DVD.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Subtle Sunrise

You can't tell someone that they have to think logically about a belief. It's just that, a belief, for a reason. Either you believe it or you don't. I was just reading on a discussion board and this guy was trying to disprove Christianity, and he was asking Christians to, "just think about it". The whole point is that we don't think about it. If we looked at it logically, our faith would seem absurd. All the things that we believe are a little absurd, of course, but only absurd if you don't have faith. You see, that's the thing about faith, you see the absurd, you see that it's absurd, and you accept it because that's what, in your heart, makes sense to you. And yeah, sometimes we accept and accept and forget how to think, but I don't think that true faith works that way. I think that in order to truly believe, you have to retain some of your skepticism, so that you don't come off as a total wankbag. For me, accepting that there is a God and Jesus is his son is just a matter of fact. I don't even think about it really. Prayer is just chatting it up with the Almighty, and while my mind not constantly be on pure thoughts, I don't really struggle with theological thoughts. I think I'm very blessed that way. Of course, the only alternative, for me, is a life without God, and that is so very depressing, so very heart rending, that I don't even think about it really, cause it just makes my day start to suck. I do think of it in terms of black and white, God or no God, because even though I don't think that Buddha and God are the same person, it's more of a matter of faith or no faith. I tend to be very excepting of faiths, even it I don't believe the same thing. Just because you're a Muslim, doesn't mean that I can't see you as a person, we just believe different things. And every moment I'm with you doesn't make me envision hellfire and brimstone surrounding you. I don't want to present myself as an upstanding Christian, 100% of the time, either. Of course, I have my flaws just like everybody else, I just find a comfort in faith that you don't get from anything else. So, back to my original point, faith is something that you can't fight against. You can either struggle against it vainly, or give up. Because as long as there are people, it will exist. Sometimes for the good of mankind, and sometimes for the bad, but it will always exist.

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