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Lessons learned so far: Don’t be fucking lazy.


Hey guys and gals! How are you doing? Are you having a good hair-day? I hope you are! I’ve been doing OK myself…
I wanted to make this amazing(well, good at least) series of posts a few weeks back. Unfortunately in required a lot of time that I simply didn’t have… It’ll happen too,just not as soon as I would have wanted it to…

School’s been going good though! I’ve met some very beautiful and interesting people I’m going out with them in an hour from now..! Hope I’ll have the time to shower. We also do archeo-anthropology at school which is something I’ve always found interesting so I really enjoy it! Did you know the first human-like species appeared 3 million years ago? Stupid as a box of rocks compared to us but still human! I’m also thinking of reading a book on the subject for my English class!

One of the reasons I couldn’t write so much was because I was very absorbed with all the new music I’ve been listening too. And on top f that, I’m infinitely lazy. Go figure… I’m surprised I manage to do anything at all. Hell! I’m surprised I’m even writing this! You know what music genre is amazing?! Rock ‘n’ Roll! Now, don’t go saying “Oh course! Everyone know that!” just yet! You have to really get invested in rock ‘n’ roll to really appreciate it… You can’t just say you like “Viva Las Vegas” an think you know rock ‘n’ roll. I’m not even saying that I do know most rock ‘n’ roll songs! Knowing rock ‘n’ roll means to realize that it’s just white blues with an upbeat style and guitar! Buddy Holly,Chuck Berry, the  Everly Brothers,Roy Orbison are just some of the artists I’ve been listening to lately.
After that I took the Beates up. Chronologicaly. If you’re lucky I can probably tell you the year of release of most of their albums!

Another thing I haven’t been doing is watching movies. It’s what’s got me really worried. I love movies. There’s not enough time in a lifetime to watch all the movies I want to watch! Then why u no watch movies? I don’t know… The reason actually why I can’t write to you the posts I told you about is actually because They have to do with me watching a bunch of movies…! Anyways, I hope I’ll get back to it. I’ve watched 7 seasons of Futurama though! It’s good stuff, thinking about starting it again…!

Quote of the day: “After silence, that which comes closer to expressing the inexpressible is music” Aldous Huxley

Songs of the day “Build me up buttercup” (Oh watch the highway sing-a-long video by TJ Smith on youtube) and “Baby now that I’ve found you” both by the Foundations.

P.S. Fun Fact: If we were friends I’d be that one friend who always lip-sings whatever he listens to on his mp3.


Shallow commentary of 2 of the most amazing books ever written…


Good morning readers, today I’d like to talk to you about a couple of books I read recently…

Firstly, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee(1960). The book is extremely famous and now a classic, also made into a movie,so I’m not even gonna try write a review…! What I really liked about it was its casual narrating,although I found it was being very trivial at times,overemphasizing on seemingly unimportant event and faces only to focus on its “real” plot very late in the book… The trial…

I have done a lot of research on black history,I’ve read a lot about it and seen many movies and documentaries on the matter so I know how things were and what was going on, so the book didn’t shock me (spoiler alert : since it talks about the conviction of a black man for the crime of a white one) on the contrary, it made me feel delighted about where we stand on this matter today…

Another book I recently finished was “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck(1937).  For those of you who are not familiar with it, it’s sad. It’s a sad,sad book that’s gonna make your soul CRY. I might be exaggerating a little. Or maybe not, who’s to say?!

The title refers to the tragic figure of the book,Lennie, who’s this big Hagrid-like dinosaur-man with the brain of a toddler who likes,and I quote, “[…] to pet nice things with my fingers,sof’ things”. Ha ha no. He doesn’t mean that,silly. He means things like rabbits and mice and dead puppies and women’s hair… But he’s so strong, he kills the things he pets… Therefore the title. Although,I would rephrase it to “Of Dead : Mice and Men”

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The book is great in depicting an inspiring friendship between two men, the one relying on the other,helping and keeping them company. Ultimately,what I got from this book,except for a hole in my chest that might never go away (haha just kidding…),is basically everything…From bullying,to friendship,to married life,to racism, to death and companionship this book talks about everything,for some there’s but a few mentions for other it’s the whole point of the book. But I wouldn’t like to bore you,just read it.

By the way,did you know that the word “boring” comes from the verb to bore which is the process of opening a whole in the barrel of a gun when making it ?! It’s a very slow job to do by hand and thus the term boring. When something is repetitive and time-consuming.

Done with Muse? Let’s fnd you something else….What about Paperlions and “don’t touch that dial”,lost the war” ? Feeling majestically generous, take Walk the Moon “Fixin” and “Tightpole”,too. You’re welcome!

P.S. I’m not that boring IRL, I swear.

Quote of the day ” I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.” Ellen DeGeneres

yours

some john


A fresh start! I’m back! Yay! … Don’t read,it’s boring…


Ok you know what? I like blogging and I’m not gonna let a small set-back avert me from blogging again! So what if I didn’t meet my deadline and lost the list of movies I made and lost touch with the blogging community and I have no recolletion of the movies I watched in the past year,huh? And who cares that I’ve seen many interesting ones I could write about and…

Ooops,sorry about that. Had a moment back here….

Sooooo…..

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Ok ok I got it. Starting from today my blog will be about,well, me. My life,my  experiences,my likes,my dislikes and all the stupid people I’ll probably bump into! But I won’t get TOO personal,because,you know…my sex life is preeeetty wild! Hahaha haha ha….No,it’s not funny…
While I’m at it I might also try to remember about the things I did in the past year! So,get this. I’ll post about what I do at the moment AND what I did while I was away…!

I’ll keep educating you on music so look forward to that… What else..? Oh yes. There’s this list,of 100 books you should supposedely read,published by BBC and currently being covered by a very special,funny and interesting lady called Emily(check her out here http://emilyjanuary.wordpress.com/  ). Basically, I’ll read as many as I can and keep you updated!

And that’s it. Don’t forget to check out the band Muse,pretty well know just listening to one of their songs right now, Knights of Cydonia, also listen to Uprising, Starlight,New Born and Hysteria…

Quote of the day : “Everything has beauty,but not everyone sees it.” Confucius

yours,
some john


The Seagulls!


Movie number 9. Released in 1963 The Birds is by far the most Hilarious movie Hitchcock has made! I’m not kidding here, I’m still laughing every time I remember those seagulls pecking the kids to the ground or dragging them up a hill!! Or who can forget the “Photoshopped” birds inside the house? When the actors started going “NO little-harmless-bird-that’s-not-even-here-in-the-first-place,don’t “attack’ me!

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” I’m not going to  elaborate on this… Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) is some kind of practical-joker and when one of her practical jokes backfires in a pet shop she decides to “embarrass” the man who spoiled her joke(Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor)) by delivering two lovebirds to him. Yeah… She finds out who he is and where he lives (stalker much!) and takes the birds to his house…or so she thinks. It turns out he’s very hard to find and she has to go through a lot of trouble in the small town where he spends his weekends. Meanwhile, in Bodega Bay, (that’s where she is) birds start to “viciously” attack people and scare them (they actually are a bit scary at first) but like one of Barney’s stories,things get surreal… Like I said, a group of seagulls attack a group of kids and they infiltrate a house by entering through the chimney,they fill the house  and attack everyone inside… to make a long story short,after a few more attack and a terrified Bodega Bay a wise old lady informs us that the attacks are nature’s revenge for what we’re doing to the environment… In the end the birds don’t stop,which is a very important thing about the movie meaning that once nature is angry it can’t stop until it delivers its message blah blah. The main characters escape Bodega Bay,though.Yay for them.

The movie is considered to be the first movieto tackle environmental issues which is big,and it also is a very good movie with a great message about respecting nature! …..     I get that,I just can’t keep from laughing every time I see it! The bird attacks are just outrageous! (lol face)! If you watch it, you’ll see what I mean…Oh those seagulls!

That was for today’s movie,Hitchcock and not just any Hitchcock,The Birds!You seriously should watch it, your opinion about it could be completely different from mine,e.g. my mom’s been scarred for life  because of that movie!
Now,the  music! Hmm… What about Celine Dion and some of the most legendary ballads of all time like “My Heart Will Go On” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” !? And if you remembered Celine by watching the Titanic 3D then I got Nightwish for you, I know I didn’t keep my promise about Nightwish but now it’s their time to shine! Everyone of their songs(or at least their most popular ones) are mandatory! (strict tone)
Quotes of the day are Hitchcock’s :”Revenge is sweet and not fattening.” and “The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.”
yours
some john

Bet you wannna be a loser like me…


Yeah,you guessed correctly once again,I’ve been watching glee. This time there’ll be no movie cause i feel that i should talk about something different. Hatez skip off. Like,right now, this one’s not for you! You won’t like it… Seriously,go…!
Now fellow gleeks, let’s talk glee. I recently started watching glee (already finished it twice) and even-though grey’s anatomy still stands as my favorite show on t.v.,glee comes second with grey’s anatomy winning by default…

I’ve found my self identifying with many characters and situations happening in glee as well as songs, like mercedes’ not having a boyfriend for 43 episodes cause nobody thinks of her in a romantic way or Kurt’s problem with bullying or…or…or… and i dare say that by watching glee i have been changed for good, and who can say if  I’ve been changed for the better? First of all I’m soo happy that I’ve come to knowing and respecting so many new songs,artists,musicals and bands as well as actors and script writers( ill be assigning you with way better bands than i had originally intended to)…Wicked, Gypsy, Cats, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Paramore, queen, barbra, celine, billy idol, neil diamond are just a few of the many artists and shows I’ve come to adore in the past few weeks and i think I’ll keep it that way for a very very long time…
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Also, while we’re praising i should talk about the characters….Lea Michele with her amazing performance and Rachel with her undying passion for pursuing her dream have really motivated me,and I’m not easily motivated,it’s happened like 6-8 times before, in my whole life! I’m a bit hesitant for saying this but Kurt and bullying, i feel that too. I have always been very sensitive about teasing,bullying and calling people names and this show’s depictions of high school bullying made a real impact on me,and I’ve been way more sensitive about these thing… And then there’s Sue!!  Oh,sweet Sue how i don’t identify with you but… i can say you’re hilarious as h*ll! She’s funnier than the whole cast of big bang theory,and that’s saying something! Jane Lynch deserves every awards she’s won!

Well that was it for glee! I could go on for days talking about it but frankly, I get bored too easiy… I hope you agree with me and if you don’t I’d love to hear your comments on that, since the comment section on my blog’s like a space,empty! Don’t be afraid to tell me you don’t like something i say!

What to assign to you…since jun is already over i would say you take… journey,most featured band in glee singing some 0f the best songs I’ve ever heard. “Any way you want it”, “Don’t stop believing” and “faithfully” are mandatory, the rest are just a must… that’s it for now!

quotes of the day :  Sue: I’m gonna make it a habit to not stop and talk to students because this has been a colossal waste of my time.    and
Sue: I might buy a small diaper for your chin, because it looks like a baby’s ass.

yours

some john

(PS all rights go to the appropriate companies and individuals,and no I’m not an advertiser)


That’s the way the cookie crumbles


Wow if you thought the last break was big this one must’ve seemed like a million years! Well not like a million years, it’s more like….a few months or weeks… anyway… i present you….

Movie Number 6. The apartment. It starts in a very interesting way which reminded me of how the 101 dalmatians started,with the dog talking about its life with Roger. But enough with the references let’s cut to the chase,shall we?jack-lemmon-shirley-maclaine-the-apartment

The movie’s about an employ, C.C. Baxter( Jack Lemmon) and his incurable habit of lending his apartment to his supervisors to go there with their girlfriends. All this to be promoted, but don’t get a bad idea, he’s a nice guy all and all… But the plot starts to thicken when he finds the girl he likes, Fran Kubelik (Shirley McLayne), with the company president( or whatever he was…),in his apartment… Then she tries to commit suicide  but she is rescued by Baxter and his neighbor,who of course is under the impression that Baxter is a man-whore after after hearing all these women coming and going out of his apartment. After that it’s pretty classic, she realizes that she loves him as much as he does and they end up together….

Baxter’s “catchphrase” was “that’s the way it crumbles,cookie-wise”. I really liked this, it reminded me of Bruce almighty when Jim Carey says “And that’s the way the cookie crumbles’ !

The apartment is an amazing comedy-romantic movie that i advise you to watch,if you haven’t seen it yet that is…

Is march over already? Well in this case i’d tell you to listen to every bon jovi song as soon as possible cause you don’t have much time! Next month we’ll go for  nightwish!

quote of the day : ” Love conquers all” Virgil

yours

some john


Say it before it’s too late…


Sorry for the long pause oh great ocean of readers. Movie number 5. It happened one night. Actually there were nights… first of all this might be  very classic,but please sympathize with me for not having seen it…  first  impressions: it’s really obvious that the movie’s old, 1934…

Ellie( Claudette Colbert) a spoiled heiress escapes from her father and heads back to her husband,in new york. to do so she has to jump off her father’s yacht, get in a bus,meet a reporter (Clark Gable) and fall in love with him…   Well to be precise the reporter’s name is Peter Warne and he’s looking for a big  juicy story for his newspaper,so the runaway-bride is just what he needed…being distant at first but yet caring he begins to feel something for her too…Along the way they behave like a married couple and many comic incidents occur until the big twist… the night she tells him she loves him he somewhat rejects her and leaves their motel room to find some money and run way with her….but fate’s got other plans. Ellie is found by her father and brought back home…now’s where it gets even more interesting. Her father who’s surprisingly modern for his time,not only doesn’t he like her daughter’s husband (whom she’s to remarry) but he talks with Peter to find out about how he feels. After Peter confesses his love,Ellie’s father tells her that and she leaves in the middle of the wedding to go find her Peter…..and of course that’s the way it was supposed to end… but until then Ellie’s ego was going wild thinking that Peter didn’t love her… a romantic movie indeed…225px-Gable_ithapponepm_poster

Don’t forget that possibly every movie concerning a runaway daughter/bride must have it’s origins here… what really caught my eye about this movie was that moments after she found out that Peter loves her,she left in the middle of the ceremony, just when she was to say I do, and ran to Peter…this made me realise how simple and complicated we can be …all she needed to reject her husband,abandon her guests and make a fuss on the media was an “I love you too”.

That’s all we need, “i love you too” and we can leave our husbands/wives/jobs/countries/boyfriends/girlfriends/parents/social statuses etc… “I love you too”,that’s all we need…

I’m a man who keeps his promise so I present you…..bon jovi! for you rookies I suggest “always”, I’ll be there for you” and “you give love a bad name”. And to you old fans have a nice time daydreaming!

quote ” Did you say it? ” I love you.I don’t ever want to live without you. You changed my life.” Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it,but every now and then,look around. Drink it in ’cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow…”  Grey’s Anatomy – Meredith Grey

yours

some john