Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Photos from Green Day, Chicago 2009

Alrighty boys & girls...you asked for photos, here's the deal:
1 Please do not link directly to this page, it changes a lot.
2 Feel free to keep any you like, but don't claim they are yours.
3 If you like them, I'm going to St. Louis & Kansas City shows...tell the idiot club I should be their photographer for a day! Just kidding, but wouldn't THAT be nice! Have fun with the pictures, use good judgement & be good people!

Rumor has it there are 10 trucks to move the show from city to city.

Verizon & Blackberry are cosponsors of the tour & travel in this awesome bus with a trailor of Merch. In Detroit we were given a promo poster as we left the venue. Thank you very much for that!

Bunny!!! Personally I think they draw straws and the loser get's to wear the bunnysuit OR Billie wears it to scope out the crowd before the show.

And we Begin......

21st Century Breakdown

Know Your Enemy

East Jesus Nowhere

Static Age



King for a Day!!!! (medley w/ Chicago, I'll be there, shout)

21 guns

American Eulogy

Not sure????

Jesus of Suburbia (You rocked it little guy!)

Tre making fire, no idea what song, it was close to the end


Good Riddance

Monday, June 15, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Allison's Ice Breaker Classic schedule

For those who need to mark your calendars in advance. The location is the Oakton Ice Arena, 2800 Oakton, Park Ridge 847-692-3359.

Saturday March 7
Warm up on ice at 12:30pm
Compulsories at 12:45pm

Warm up on ice at 4:51pm
Solo at 5:02pm

If you are planning on attending, please let me know so I can save you a seat with the group! I wish the events were closer together, but what can you do. We're hoping to go out for pizza after.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Darwin: Change over time

University of Illinois graduate student Mike Rosulek created a this series of Shepard Fairey Obama poster parodies.

Mike is selling t-shirts & posters on Zazzle featuring the Darwin images and he’s donating all the proceeds to the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).

(post copied from laughing squid)

I'm getting all warm and fuzzy

The anticipation for the new GD album is KILLING ME! Rolling Stone just wrote an article that has me dancing around the kitchen. I can't wait to see this creation this summer on tour....Oh release a song, will you! Then again, if it's green day style, they'll have to be very creative with the editing and that's usually a nightmare. Go HERE to read the article.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blago vs Burris

I love this picture!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Don't buy Dole Pineapple!

So I'm reading a promo flyer sent to food industry professionals, and I find this little blurb:

"May 10- Mother's Day, the Biggest Restaurant Day of the Year. Cash in on everybody's favorite person."

Cash in? Cash in? F-U! from this moment on, I will never buy Dole pineapple, and let everyone I know their stance that mom's shouldn't be celebrated but used.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Green Day 2009

I would almost sell my children but they are big fans too! I'm so excited!!!! Can't you just feel it???

The Ice Champion...the video!

Allison had her first Figure Skating competition today. She competed in Pre Alpha solo and Pre Alpha Compulsories. We were very nervous, because we just spent a week at the beach, but she was very well prepared and took First Place in both events!!!

Here's a very rough version of the event, with the professional copy to come in a few weeks. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Patrick McGoohan 1929 -2009

Who are you?
I am number 2, you are number 6.
I am not a number... I am a free man! (cue giant balloon to chase him through the lifesize chess board)

What a sad day. Patrick, you did indeed leave The Village.

Read the article here

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Please help the kids that really need it!

There is a bill (Senate Bill 101- Habilitative Therapy Services)before the Senate that will really help children with disabilities. They can't write the letters, but you can! Please take a minute, follow the link to find your representatives and send the following letter. Thank you very very much!!

Dear State Senator ___________________________________________

I am writing to request your support for the amended version of SB 101. The proposed legislation would provide insurance coverage for children up to 19 yers of age who are in need of habilitative services, including physical, occupational and speech and language therapies. This legislation is needed since some insurance companies deny therapy coverage or limit the number of sessions for children solely based on their diagnosis of developmental disability. The children that would be covered by the proposed legislation include children with a congenital, genetic or early acquired disorder.

As you know, the impact of therapy services for young children is significant. The earlier we support children and their families the better the outcomes in the future. I would greatly appreciate your support of Senate Bill 101.


add your name and zip code here

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ewan McGregor is my friend

at least on MySpace he accepted me....I'm all giddy.

On a serious note, he recently had a skin cancer removed and he's only 37. Scary stuff!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Great editorial for upcoming Green Day album

Great Editorial Property of GreenDayAuthority.com and very worth sharing. I'm just thrilled to see another woman my age feeling the same silliness and anticipation for the new release.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ewan's Incendiary promo-UK

This looks amazing! Wonder if it's available in the US? Looks like I'll be in tears throughout.

Cute cute cute

If it hasn't gone viral yet, it will!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ran into an old friend on cyberspace

and it seems like yesterday! Except we're both married with kids and our lives are entirely different! Sometimes people in your past are not in your future for a reason, sometimes they get back in it at just the right time. So glad you found me again Carrie!

Go show her some love:
Daily photos www.repeatdaily.wordpress.com
Personal blog www.notesfortomorrow.wordpress.com

Peter Fox and the musical monkeys

This has been my favorite video of the year 2008. Until recently (this morning) I had no idea what he was saying, but you gotta love the intensity he says it with! Here is the original version and one with subtitles if you insist on knowing what he's saying...personally I was happier not knowing, but it's a great watch!
The original:

and with subtitles:

time for a clean slate

I wish everyone a little more Sanity
a touch more Motivation
and moments of pure Joy
Have a Healthy 2009!

*photograph Copyright 2008 Tree-Nation

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here's a bug for your ear

It's from my brother and I love him to death...I just question where he comes up with this stuff??? WARNING: you won't be able to get the chorus out of your head for a while!!! It's very very good!

Go show him some love at Lee Iwan Accumulated experience

I have a girl crush...

...not really, but I do adore Pink, especially this song. Reminds me of College.

I don't wanna be the girl who laughs the loudest
Or the girl who never wants to be alone
I don't wanna be that call at 4 o'clock in the morning
'Cos I'm the only one you know in the world that won't be home

Aahh the sun is blinding
I stayed up again
Oohh, I am finding
That's not the way I want my story to end

I'm safe
Up high
Nothing can touch me
But why do I feel this party's over?
No pain
You're like protection
But how do I feel this good sober?

I don't wanna be the girl who has to fill the silence
The quiet scares me cause it screams the truth
Please don't tell me that we had that conversation
I won't remember, save your breath, 'cos what's the use?

Aahh, the night is calling?
And it whispers to me softly come and play
But I, I am falling
And If I let myself go I'm the only one to blame

I'm safe
Up high
Nothing can touch me
But why do I feel this party's over?
No pain
You're like perfection
But how do I feel this good sober?

I'm coming down, coming down, coming down
Spinning 'round, spinning 'round, spinning 'round
Looking for myself - SOBER (x2)

When it's good, then it's good, it's so good till it goes bad
Till you're trying to find the you that you once had
I have heard myself cry, never again
Broken down in agony just tryna find a fit

Ooo Oooo

I'm safe
Up high
Nothing can touch me
But why do I feel this party's over?
No pain
You're like perfection
But how do I feel this good sober

OOooo OOoo

No Pain
Nothing can touch me
But why do I feel this party's over?
No pain
You're like perfection
How do I feel this good sober?

Will I ever feel this good sober?
Tell me, No no no no no pain
How do I feel this good sober?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Billie's at it again..

Here's a recent quote from the gentleman, and yet another reason I really like him!

"You've got one chance to live life, and you work your fucking ass off, and you try to just go for it; there's no time to worry about shit you don't need to worry about. If you just sit there, you'll be chasing your tail for the rest of your life, and fuck that."

Snagged from an interview with Alternative Press

Friday, December 5, 2008

I love old photographs

Every once in a while I'll stumble on some at flea markets or garage sale, or the internet.The ones with ladies all fancied up with their corsets and ostrich feathered hats.

Or children, playing with their pets.

oops, I think Uncle Frank forgot his pants for this photo shoot.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

If anyone EVER wakes me up like this...

I will kick you in the head. You have been warned!

Click here if the video doesn't load

Proposition 8

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

i made this, you play this, we are enemies

Now here is the most bizarre internet game I have seen yet! It's a bit addicting, very whacked, but worth visiting! It is called: i made this, you play this, we are enemies

Click here to play:
i made this, you play this, we are enemies

How does this guy know what it feels like to be inside my head at 1 am?

Awful, Emo Christmas

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Bye bye bush!

Bean to the White house!!!

This post was taken 100% from A place to Bark and Meow Please help little Bean get to Washington!!!

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
-Eleanor Roosevelt


Yes, I am being silly, but hey why not!!!
Life is about having fun & doing positive things..
That's what we try to do here everyday:)
Barack Obama promised in his presidential acceptance speech to get his daughters a puppy and this is where our story begins...

A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to send my 2 puppies, to participate in the search for the Obama puppy on television. This was via Anti Cruelty Society in Chicago.
I love them and have a wonderful working relationship with them.
Unfortunately I was on the road, away from home, it was last minute & I couldn't get back on time, to get my dogs there. I was disappointed, but am a firm believer that if things are meant to be they happen.
With that being said, I am creating my own opportunity & am putting our rescued puppy out in this public forum for their consideration. My hope is that the Obama family will see this post via the web.
I've tried to find contact info, where I could send them a private note, but with no luck.
Sooo, I have to believe someone, will know someone, will know someone & let them know!!!

Based on the credentials needed to be the Obama puppy, we nominate:
"Bean" to be the First Dog of the United States of America.

To our President-Elect Obama, Mrs. Obama & most of all Malia & Sasha, I respectfully present to you...
Our sweet rescued Schnauzer "Bean". She is a 12-14 week old purebred puppy.
She was rescued with her 2 other sisters and 7 other adult Schnauzers.
Wonderful calm personality, loving, snuggley, sweet & non shedding.
Her color is black, but will most probably change with time to Silver.
We named her "Bean" because when you look at her she looks like a little jellybean.
Round, wiggly, gentle & full of kisses. Follows you everywhere you go.
I believe she meets all the criteria you are looking for: she is hypoallergenic & a rescued dog.
Here are just a few pictures, it is very difficult to photograph a black dog.
The pictures don't do her justice, she is much cuter in person!!!
Her hair is long now & she will be going in for her first haircut this week.

As the President-Elect said: "A lot of shelter dogs are mutts, like me".
"So whether we're going to be able to balance those two things, I think, is a pressing issue on the Obama household."
As fate would have it, "A Place To Bark" has the dog they are looking for.
Now we just have to somehow get the Obama family to notice!!

"Bean" does have an approved home already, but they have agreed to allow me offer her to the Obama family.
The adoptive family believes a positive example is important & they would adopt another dog if the opportunity was available for Bean to go to the White House.
We are willing to potty train and hold her until the President-Elect Obama & his family are settled in the White House.
I could hand deliver her when after they settle into the White House and visit with Claudine since she lives in D.C.

So as with all things in my life, I believe creating your own opportunities is key...
Dreaming, believing, working hard towards a goal, envisioning it & making it real, that is what life is about!! I know it's a long shot, but I believe in miracles:)
You ask why us?? Why not one of our dogs!!!
It's all about making the dream real & I think this upcoming year is going to be all about making lots of dreams real!!!

Adeline Street clothing closes it's doors

It's a sad day for my closet. Apparantly the band is very busy working on the upcoming album... oh I can't wait, I can't wait.... and Adrienne has opened Atomic Garden in Oakland , so the clothing portion of the Adeline biz is waving goodbye... Steady Clothing still has some of their pieces, but get 'em while you can, because they are going, going gone...I'm so going to miss my favorite skully!

When life closes a door...

...you start a website!

Well, this is a full circle moment for me. So unhappy about losing my favorite place on the internet, a friend of mine contacted me and we made our own. Thinking we could host our swaps there, we would get a handful of friends to join us. Well, it's been 5 days and we have over 100 members, over 250 topics and over 3500 posts! I know, I know!?! One member created the banner for us (thank you Marianne)by digital collaging images from the first posts to our gallery, and another named us PAOists.

We have Scrapbooking, card making, altered arts of all kinds, a ton of swaps already in all catagories. There are a few online challenges to get you motivated if you're stuck, and a gallery filling up with great work from great people! We have a place for you to list your blog or the site of someone who inspires you and already there is talk of getting together for a PAO-WOW. The members have even started to inspire each other in a weight loss challenge! I couldn't ask for a better group of awesome, creative people!

If you want to come play with us paperartistsonline is where we hang out. Obviously it's very new, and we're still working out kinks as they come up, but so far wow! The energy there is buzzzzzin'. At this time of year, when we stop and think of the things we are thankful for, I am unbelievably thankful for my friends!


My friends are my family.
I can't imagine my day without them.
They make me laugh.
They give me support.
They inspire me.
and I won't live without them.



I need a day of rest.
Please don't email me.
Don't call me.
I need to decompress and today is my day!
No stamps,
no paper,
no chat
no new websites,
no PMs,
Please, leave me in peace today.
You will be fine without me
I promise!!!