Tuesday Tuneage…6 June 2017!

I heard two of these songs on the radio today, and figured that a musical post was in order! Busy, busy, busy week already…but loads of fun!

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Tuesday Tuneage: Happy Dance Time!

Ah, life is sweet! My Seattle Mariners have been playing better and pulled themselves out of last place in the AL West. Their sweep against the Texas Rangers was delightful to watch, and seeing Ichiro Suzuki back at Safeco Field, even wearing a Miami Marlins uniform, was awesome. That’s true loyalty right there: when a player has been long gone from a team, yet are still given the red-carpet treatment when they return to a baseball or football field, even as an opponent. Ichiro was a monumental part of the Mariners team for quite a while, and his outstanding performance is still being honoured and celebrated – and that kicks ass, in my opinion!

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I also received a fantastic bit of news yesterday, which was added to earlier this morning – so, I’m in a celebrating sort of mood! Things like this should be savoured…much like a perfectly ripe peach, a fine wine, a good book, or a nice piece of chocolate. Sit in the moment and just enjoy it – I know that I am! Here are five celebratory songs to get the party started. It’s dancing time!

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Tuesday Tuneage…27 December 2016!

It’s a lovely, lazy Tuesday! Relaxing and gaming; made up a nice big pot of seafood chowder, and staying warm while it’s rainy and blustery outside. I think that it’s time for some music – enjoy these selected songs! Later, ‘gators…

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Tuesday Tidbits…13 December 2016

It’s a particularly awesome day, today! It’s a special one – why, you may ask? Because it is, that’s why! That should be good enough, I’d wager. I’ll give a little hint, though: it’s a day celebrated annually by some, and involves the giving of gifts and toasting good fortune, and the gift that I have is one that I’ve needed and wanted for some time! Anything that keeps me in fighting trim is necessary, and the garbage advertised on television leaves much to be desired – I’ve yet to see my machine advertised anywhere, personally; and it is a brand that has been around for 20 years or more. Yes, I’m now the proud owner of a circuit-training home gym and couldn’t be happier! Free-weights, kettle-bells, and ellipticals are fine and dandy, but my ideal workout has always included a “universal” machine – and, best of all, I don’t have to go to a stinky, sweaty, germ-filled “fitness center!” How anyone can stand those places is beyond me…seriously, every single time I tried to have a membership in any sort of health club, I would get sick within a week no matter how much I cleaned the machines before and after I used them. I didn’t pay to get sick, I paid to work-out, but muscle-heads and cheese-cakes were too busy primping and posing on the machines instead of using them, so they were a waste of my time and money, LOL! Exercising in the peace, quiet, and comfort of my own home is best for me.

It’s cold out there, but I don’t mind because I was able to see the beautiful moon last night, and should be able to see it again tonight when it reaches complete fullness. Clear skies means colder weather, but the sunshine is very refreshing after what seems like a straight month and a half of clouds, rain, hail, snow, and nearly every other type of precipitation you can imagine, except for sleet! Gotta bundle up before walking on the beach…

Time for some music, and I have to do some cooking! Beef stew for lunch, game hens for dinner…the only thing that sucks about cooking is the cleaning and prepping, but it’s still worth it. Talk to ya later, gators!

Tuesday Tidbits…1 November 2016

It’s November…and NaNoWriMo is here! I’m participating this year (finally), so my blogging and gaming schedule will change a bit as I make a genuine effort to see this challenge through to completion. 50,000 words on a completely new novel in one month…that’s words, not just ‘characters’ as many are limited to in texts or Twitter feeds. I have a nice little support group and cheerleading squad with my family, friends, and a couple of my WordPress buddies – so, I figure that I’m as ready as I’ll ever be!

The image below shows the minimum number of words that should be written per day, in order to complete this challenge successfully, so I’m determined to see it through. I’m looking forward to this…it will be fun and frustrating at the same time!

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Image by Margie22 at DeviantArt

I will probably re-blog some of my other posts along with my regular re-blogs of my followed favourites, and Game Six of the MLB World Series is tonight…I hope that Cleveland gives me something good to write about, LOL! I mistakenly thought that Game Five was going to be played in Cleveland; Chicago still had the home-field advantage, and finally capitalized on it quite well. I’m enjoying the series no matter who wins…but I’m still rooting for Cleveland! I have no money riding on the game, since I haven’t bet on a sporting event in 10 years. There are very few teams that I would bet any money on, since gambling isn’t really my thing. Poker once in a while; Powerball when the jackpot is insanely huge, but that’s about it.

Time to throw together some semblance of a novel cover to put on my NaNo page! I’ll catch up with your blogs later on this evening. See you all later!

Tuesday Tidbits… *UPDATED*

Just a few things rattling around in my brain this morning:

1. I’m glad that the World Series is finally here! My Mariners didn’t make the cut, yet again, but I still root for the American League team in the Series, just like I do during the All-Star Game – so, my money is on Cleveland…or, it would be if I bet on sporting events, LOL

2. NaNoWriMo is just around the corner…I’m going to do a gaming fan-fiction novel. I will do my best not to mention the names of lands or cities, so as to avoid any copyright infringement on / from the creators of The Elder Scrolls – I want no trouble in paying tribute to my favourite MMORPG!

3. I just heard of the deaths of Bobby Vee, 60s singer, and Pete Burns, lead singer of the 80s group Dead or Alive. Here are the articles about their passings, from the BBC:

Bobby Vee: 30 April 1943 – 24 October 2016

Bobby Vee, best known for hits including Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby and The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, has died at the age of 73.

Vee released more than 25 albums during his career, retiring in 2011 after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Vee’s son Jeff Velline said the singer died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday.

It was “the end of a long hard road”, Mr Velline said.

He described his father as “a person who brought joy all over the world”, adding: “That was his job.”

Vee’s big break came about in 1959 at the age of 15 when he filled in for Buddy Holly after the singer’s death in a plane crash.

Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were also killed in the accident in Iowa, along with the pilot, Roger Peterson.

A call went out for local acts to replace Holly at his scheduled show at the Moorhead National Guard Armory. Vee and his band, which had only formed two weeks previously, volunteered.”

Peter Jozzeppi “Pete” Burns: 5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016

Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management has said.

A statement on Twitter said it was with “greatest sadness” that it had to break the news that Burns died suddenly on Sunday.

Burns had a hit with You Spin Me Round in 1985 and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

The management statement said: “All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star.”

It continued: “He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul, and he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories he has left us with.”

Burns appeared on reality television shows Celebrity Wife Swap and The Body Shocking Show in recent years.

Politician George Galloway, who was on Celebrity Big Brother with Burns, tweeted: “Sad to hear of the demise of Pete Burns. He was a cross between Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. You don’t get more brilliant than that. RIP”.”

I’m probably one of few people who thinks that he looked much better before all of the surgery…just my opinion.

Anyway, as a tribute to those two, here are their number-one songs, respectively.

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4. I will be getting a brand-new computer before the end of the month – hopefully by the end of the week, if things go well! Turns out that the computer techs are completely baffled as to what is afflicting my computer, and seem to be just throwing darts at a diagram of same and just pulling things out of their respective arseholes! The new, supposed reason given for the troubles is the LAN / WAN card. Um, if there was an issue with the Ethernet cable then I wouldn’t be able to get online at all, no? I don’t use the WAN and have it disabled, so that only the hard-wired, LAN is used…so, I’m just laughing to myself at this point. Getting annoyed now solves nothing – and hey! I’ll actually get the computer I want, finally! Only a cool $810 for a very nice machine. It’s my Samhain gift, I’d say…

5. Last but not least, I got my ballot in the mail – so I’m voting today! I decided to list, below, the presidential / vice-presidential candidates as they appear on my ballot. I chose to list them alphabetically by party.

(NOTE: There is also a write-in option at the end of each list of candidates for public office: federal, state, county, and judicial offices.)

Constitution Party: Darrell L. Castle / Scott N. Bradley

Democratic Party: Hillary Clinton / Tim Kaine

Green Party: Jill Stein / Ajamu Baraka

Libertarian Party: Gary Johnson / Bill Weld

Republican Party: Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence

Socialism & Liberation Party: Gloria Estela La Riva / Eugene Puryear

Socialist Workers Party: Alyson Kennedy / Osborne Hart

Those are who Washingtonians get to choose for this General Election of 2016. If you think that there is only a two-party system in this country, then you are woefully uninformed on the subject of politics in this country. That’s simply my not-so-humble opinion on the matter, so no need to get your knickers in a knot!

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