Writing Playlist #2

Maynard There aren’t too many vocalists who can pull out raw, and emotional responses from me. Maynard James Keenan is the ideal exception. His voice is so powerful, and he has such an impressive multi-octave range. At times his voice lulls me into a restful sleep. Other times he has a voice that is definitely attention getting, complex, and dynamic. The man could sing the items off the IHOP menu to me, and I swear my behind would be content, yet mesmerized. Maynard is in like eighty-eleven bands (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifier), and his voice shines in all of them. I’m excited for Maynard to provide the soundtrack to my writing this week.

     1. Potions- Puscifier

     2. Right In Two- Tool

     3. The Hollow- A Perfect Circle

     4. Passenger- Deftones featuring Maynard

     5. H- Tool

     6. Passive- A Perfect Circle

     7. The Patient- Tool

     8. Pet- A Perfect Circle

     9. Jimmy- Tool

     10. Thomas- A Perfect Circle

     11. Forty-Six & 2- Tool

     12. Thinking Of You- A Perfect Circle

     13. No Quarter- Tool’s Zeppelin cover

     14. A Stranger- A Perfect Circle

     15. Lateralus- Tool

     16. Weak And Powerless- A Perfect Circle

     17. Jambi- Tool

     18. Gravity- A Perfect Circle

     19. Stinkfist- Tool

     20. Sleeping Beauty- A Perfect Circle

     Cheers, homies!

    

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Ready For Fall

Fall  Summer can seriously kiss my ass because I’m so over it! These triple digit temperatures are cruel and unrelenting. The humidity has me wanting to repent at least every five seconds. And the bugs?! The bugs are total savages and belong in the darkest pits of hell. I’m an August baby, but I’ve never been fond of the summertime. In fact most Leos I know strongly hate the summer; a trait possibly inherited by our mothers who spent their last trimester suffering.

Fall is the most picturesque and gorgeous time of the year. Technically, Fall like temperatures doesn’t hit Texas until November, but whatever I’m still hyped. I love the way the leaves change colors, it’s so pretty. And feeling that cool, crisp air always puts a massive smile on my face. And who doesn’t love longer nights, and shorter days… I sure do!

Fall is such an amazing time to be creative. I plan to be very productive this Fall. I have all these new ideas for Fall themed stories. And during Fall is when all the great new novels are released. I can already see myself with a mug of Kahlua spiked hot chocolate, and a psychological thriller in my hands.

I pretty much wear Fall lipstick and nail colors year round, but it’s definitely even more special to rock those colors during my fav season. Rich wines, burgundies, deep purples, bold reds, I’m just ready to rock all those colors. As soon as the weather changes I’m busting out my boots, and turtlenecks, and it will be an amazing time. I live for my favorite pair of black boots.

The best candle scents come out for Fall. I’m ready to make a few candle purchases at Bath & Body Works, Target, and Wally-Mart. I love anything that has pumpkin waffles attached to it.

So what do you love about Fall? Let me know! Thanks for reading!

Cheers, homies!

 

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Writing Playlist #1

record Seems like my writer’s block is slowly, but surely leaving me; to celebrate I put together a series of playlists. Most of these playlists are brand new, but I’ll also share some of my most dependent upon playlists that are a bit older. This playlist is for a sort of dark short story I’m working on.

1. Pushit- Tool

2. Everything In Its Right Place- Radiohead

3. The Spoils- Massive Attack

4. Bad Blood- Nao

5. Destiny (acoustic version)- Zero 7

6. Tangle- The Hics

7. Come To Me- JC Chasez

8. Lucky You- Deftones

9. Trust- Meshell Ndegeocello

10. The Wretched- Nine Inch Nails

11. That Death Cannot Touch- The Black Queen

12. Sour Girl- Stone Temple Pilots

13. Fell On Black Days- Soundgarden

14. Bury The Evidence- Tricky

15. Blood, Milk, And Sky- White Zombie

16. Fall Into Sleep- Mudvayne

17. Blue- A Perfect Circle

18. Nutshell- Alice In Chains

19. There- Koda & Bijou

20. A Message- Kelela

Cheers, homies!

 

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Current Reads #2

Ooh, I’m a little excited about the books I’ve just started! I just had to share them.

Into Someone on YouTube mentioned that British author Elizabeth Haynes is amazing. She writes gritty thrillers that supposedly leaves readers speechless. Intrigued by a review for one of her other books, I decided to check her out. The synopsis for Into The Darkest Corner immediately made me hungry to read it. Basically the story is about a woman who falls for someone who turns out to be a nightmare instead of her dream man. Here’s the complete synopsis and book info via Amazon. I can’t wait to really sink my teeth into this bad boy! I’m buddy reading this with my homie Wendy (hey gurl!).

HeartHeart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill will be my bathtub book- a book that I will read exclusively when soaking in a nice bubble bath. Reading in the bathtub is my new self-care method. This book is categorized as thriller/horror and I’m ready to really get into it. Here’s the book info via Amazon.

Thanks for checking out my post. Cheers, homies!

 

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20 Random Facts About Me

Romance August is my birthday month, so I thought it would be cool to share some things about myself. Here are a few random facts about your gurl.

1. I’ve been wearing Ralph Lauren Romance since 1999.

2. I’m obsessed with British culture!

3. I love having breakfast for dinner.

4. When I was six I had to get physical therapy due to developing a rare form of arthritis.

5. When my bud was pregnant I was the one experiencing all the symptoms. I was vomiting like crazy. Turns out I wasn’t having a sympathetic pregnancy, but I was dealing with gallbladder issues.

6. I had my gallbladder removed in 2007.

7. I went to school to become a Medical Assistant in 2009. However, I was never able to find a job.

8. Most of my cherished memories involves homies that I still adore today.

9. My culinary talents didn’t kick in until I turned twenty.

10. I can hit all the high notes in every Prince song. That doesn’t mean I can sing, but I have fun trying.

11. I sleep on my side.

12. I’m claustrophobic, but I didn’t find this out until an attempted MRI earlier this year.

13. At twenty-one my dog Shera saved my great-grandmother, and I from dying during a carbon monoxide leak at our house. Shera heard the carbon monoxide alarm go off and barked loudly to wake us up. A fireman said that if it wasn’t for Shera that we would’ve passed on. At thirty-two the family dog, Remy saved me from getting attacked by two much larger dogs. I’m a hardcore dog lover. 🙂

14. Catalina is my favorite salad dressing by Kraft.

15. When Lucille Ball died in 1989 I cried.

16. I owned a pair of pleather pants in 99, and you couldn’t tell me shit!

17. Red lipstick is my everything.

18. I love all things pineapple and mango flavored.

19. I have lived for chocolate chip ice cream all my life.

20. I want to get married in black.

Cheers, homies!

 

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