Thursday, March 31, 2011

"I Just Want to Live When I'm Alive!"

Most people know Bon Jovi for 80's hits such as "You Give Love a Bad Name" or "Wanted Dead or Alive". While those are good songs, my favorite BJ song is a somewhat lesser-known tune from the early 00's titled "It's My Life." Its message is similar to the one in Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying," but I prefer Jovi's song, mostly because I'm more into rock music than country-western. The singer talks about living his life to the fullest, especially in the chorus:

It's my life!
It's now or never!
I ain't gonna live forever!
I just want to live when I'm alive!
My heart is like an open highway!
Like Frankie said, "I did it my way!"
I just want to live when I'm alive!
It's my life!
You may wonder why I haven't parodied this song yet. Well, it doesn't really need to be rewritten, because it makes an excellent point on its own. You only live once, so why not live life to its fullest? That's pretty much the meaning behind the saying, "Carpe Diem!" (Seize the Day!) This planet may not be a perfect place, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing good in it at all! Enjoy life while you can, because, as the Bible says, "What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." (James 4:14, NIV)
I'll admit that, in the past, I didn't live life to the fullest. I missed out on a lot of things for various reasons; some beyond my control, some not. Now that I realize that my days are numbered, just like everyone else's, I have to make the most of them. Frankly, I feel that sitting around on Facebook is no way for anyone to live his/her life. If I'm going to live my life to the fullest, I need to be out doing the things I want to do. It's like my friend Christina once said: "If you don't give life a chance, life won't give you a chance. Just get out there and do what you love. The rest will fall into place eventually." Truer words have rarely been spoken.
Any comments?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 9 of 30: Photos I Took

I'm only doing two this time:
Are you on Team Edward or Team Jacob? Well, this is what team I'm on:

I won this through an online contest a month or two ago:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Where Am I Gonna Find Her?

DISCLAIMER: If you have any questions about anything I refer to in this spoof, please let me know. Enjoy!

To the tune of "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin

(Hey, everybody, let's try not to get off track, please!)

She's into vintage items
But she still likes Victoria
Spends much of her time reading
Loves spring, but just hates fall
She's into science fiction
Revenge of the Sith made her cry
She'll talk all about TV
For hours, day or night

She's seen every episode of Raven and Growing Pains!
She absolutely hated when Siobhan they did eliminate!
And she believes in the Way!
(Come on!)

Loves to check books out!
So, where am I gonna find her?
Can take away your frown!
So, when am I gonna find her?
She is just so well-read,
And can't get enough of trivia!
I will seek her out!
Where am I gonna find her? (Come on!) (2x)
Yeah, when am I gonna find her?

All right!

She loves those Reeves-Stevenses
And the great Thoenes, as well!
She hates it when she misses iCarly
'Cause she was so into a great novel!

She never goes to theme parks 'cause she prefers the library!
And, she does like Harry Potter but thinks Twilight is so lame!
And, she likes Anne Hathaway!
(Come on!)

Won't care 'bout "in" or "out"!
So, where am I gonna find her?
Tells big, manipulative jerks off!
When am I gonna find her?
Knows what the Bible says,
And can quote the Book verbatim!
I will seek her out!
When am I gonna find her? (Come on!)
When am I gonna find her?
So, where am I gonna find her?


She dances to her iPod and acts like she's insane!
She'll hug anyone who's going through strife
And tell them it will be okay!
Says, "Tomorrow is another day!"
(Come on!)

Loves superheroes, POW!
So, when am I gonna find her?
Thinks "Waity" should have no crown!
Where am I gonna find her?
Thinks disco isn't dead,
And easily quotes Tim Taylor!
I will seek her out!
Where am I gonna find her?

Has a diverse iPod!
So, where am I gonna find her?
Wants that Obama out!
When am I gonna find her?
Watches PBS Kids and always laughs at that Lisa!
I will seek her out!
When am I gonna find her? (2x)
Where am I gonna find her? (2x)

Gotta, gotta, gotta find her, come on!
Come on!
Gotta one day find her!
Gotta, gotta, gotta one day find her!
Come on, now, where is she?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 8 of 30: Pictures that make me sad and/or angry

An Idol travesty (annotation by me):

These people give Christians a bad name:

A sad day in history:

A sign of what could have been, but never was and probably never will be:

Yet another tragic day in history:

Let's end where we began: with another Idol travesty (again, annotation by me):

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Day 7 of 30: Pictures That Make Me Happy

Here are some pictures (yes, plural again) that make me happy:

Showing my celebrity love:

Why Jennifer Stone and I would be perfect for each other (read her shirt):

If I made an album, the cover would be something like this:

All of my celebrity loves as of about a year ago (that's why Victoria is missing):

Apple Rules!:

My favorite animal:

Favorite moments from my favorite comic strip:

Pretty scene from Sydney, Australia:

Of course, we'll end where we began:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 6 of 30: New and Old Obamicons

Day Six is whatever tickles my fancy, so here goes:

This will end where it began:

Day 5 of 30: My Favorite Quotations (NOT Quotes!)

Again, that title is plural, so there will be more than one quotation in this post. Let's get right to it:

"Who's more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?"
-- Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope

[Holding a stop sign] "When a guy holds this, he means, 'Hey! Stop!' When a woman holds this--if she wrote this, it would say, 'If you really knew me, you'd know what you should do right now.'"
-- Tim Taylor, Home Improvement

"You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!"
-- The Apostle Paul, 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NLT)

"Oh, don't ever go to Pluto! It's a Mickey Mouse planet!"
-- Mork, Mork & Mindy

"If you want, you can do...anything."
-- Anneliese van der Pol, That's So Raven co-star

"Shoot for the moon. Whether you hit or miss, you'll die from lack of oxygen."
-- Me (seriously!)

"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
-- Jesus, John 15:13 (NLT)

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
-- The Declaration of Independence

"People in other countries are probably like, 'Look at those dumb Americans! They can't even choose who they want to be their leader!'"
-- My mom, during the 2000 election

"What if everything that you see, is more than what you see? The person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it or accept that there is more to the world than you think. Perhaps it is really a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things."
-- Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Star Fox and Pikmin

"I wanna know, did she ever walk into his room and say, 'Good night! Clean up this mess! Were you born in a barn?!!'"
-- Mark Lowry, on Jesus' childhood

"If you think this is hot..."
-- A local Baptist church's sign one summer

"Knowing that somebody is wrong for you doesn't change the way that you feel."
-- Lizzie McGuire

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."
-- An old friend of mine

I'll finish it up with a very brief, yet very powerful quotation:
"Jesus wept."

-- John 11:35