freddie mercury

Today Freddie Mercury would have turned 65 years old. I was in the fourth grade when Another One Bites the Dust was popular; I can still kinda remember part of the words and the actions to a cheer the high school cheerleaders did to the song at the time (heck, it’s probably the whole thing). But I’ll never forget that day in November 1991 when Kurt Loder came on to MTV to announce that Mercury had died. Thomas, just shy of 25 months, was playing in the other room, and Tayler, just shy of 7 months, was on my lap on the living room floor. And I just sat there and cried myself dry.

Mercury, you are sorely missed. So much talent. So much genius. Lost to us. Bohemian Rhapsody is your opus, sir.

It’s too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body’s aching all the time
Goodbye everybody – I’ve got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooo – (anyway the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all…

dark horse 2010

I went to a concert Friday night. I saw Buckcherry, Three Days Grace, and Nickelback. Awesome, awesome evening. And there was ice cream! Yes!

I took a ton of pictures with my cell phone. I couldn’t find any batteries to take my Nikon with me. These are the best of the bunch. I really had a great time.


…Let’s start over.
I’ll try to do it right this time around.
It’s not over.
‘Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground.
This love is killing me,
But you’re the only one.
It’s not over…

[from It’s Not Over, by Daughtry]

radio hound

I have a stuffed dog that’s an AM radio. No joke. I got it when I was very small, and it runs on a 9 volt battery. The last time I tried (a couple of years ago), it still worked and still picked up a good, strong signal. Its just a small, brown stuffed dog. Nothing special. Except that it has a radio in its belly. 😀