What I’ve been listening to on my iPod…

I have always been a fan of  The Beatles. But lately I have enjoyed their songs they did in their solo careers. Here is one of my favorite solo songs from George Harrison — “All those Years Ago“. I don’t remember the song when it first came out, I was more of a Paul McCartney fan. But the older I got, the more I liked this song.

“All Those Years Ago” is a song written by George Harrison, released as a single from the album Somewhere in England. The song was a personal tribute to the recently murdered John Lennon. It was released on May 11, 1981 in the United States, where it spent three weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and on May 15, 1981 in the United Kingdom

When I looked up the song on Wikipedia, I found out some interesting things about the song:

The song featured all three remaining Beatles: George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Harrison originally wrote the song with different lyrics for Ringo Starr to record.

In the song, Harrison makes reference to The Beatles song “All You Need is Love” and the Lennon song “Imagine“.

This song is on my “Quick List” on my iPod of songs that I love to listen to over and over again.

Deep in the darkest night
I send out a prayer to you
Now in the world of light
Where the spirit free of the lies
And all else that we despised.

What the heck is going on?

I know that celebrities passing away has happened before, but it seems now I am paying more attention to it

Fred Travalena… Known as the man of 1,000 voices and faces, and as one of the top impressionists in the world has passed away after a seven year battle with cancer.

Fred passed away Sunday due to a recurrence of an aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 66.

Then there was…

Gale Storm… Gale’s chirpy, upbeat charm made her a leading TV star on two 1950s sitcoms, “My Little Margie” and “The Gale Storm Show,” died June 27 at a convalescent hospital in Danville, CA. No cause of death was reported. She was 87.

I found this quote by one of my favorite authors, Leo Buscaglia

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.

With all that has happened this past couple of weeks, I want to tell my family and friends that I love them and I am glad they are in my life.

‘Infomercial King’ Billy Mays Dead at 50

2006 - Billy Mays

How sad to hear tht Billy Mays died today. Back in Aubgust 2008, I blogged about Billy Mays, the ‘Infomercial King‘ and about some of the products he pitched.

I remember many nights when I couldn’t get to sleep, that there would be some Billy Mays’ commercial on TV. The ads for Oxi Clean, Zorbeez, Mighty MendIt Big City Sliders and Mighty Putty.

While I was walking to the kitchen, I noticed a bottle of “Kaboom” on the cabinet. I guess as long as all of those products are around, Billy Mays will live on.

Man, it was hot today in San Antonio, Texas!

OK, I know that there are going to be many, many hot days in here in San Antonio, Texas, but…

When I got out of work today, around 5:00 pm, this is what I saw on the dashboard of my poor car sitting in the hot sun all day. Now all I have to figure out is what temperature is it reading? The temperature inside of the car or the outside temperature? Either one, it felt like a dry heat sauna in my car. It took about 20 minutes before I felt a little relief from the air conditioner.

6-26-09 - My Car

And just think, we have at least three or four more months of is summer heat!

Even as I am writing this, it is currently clear and 93 degrees and tomorrow it’s going to be 102 degrees. I think I’m going to stay inside tomorrow and enjoy the nice cool central air!

Celebrities Always Die in Threes

You Know the Saying, “Celebrities Always Die in Threes” — you know when a famous person dies, they say celebrity deaths always come in threes?

Well these past couple of weeks proves that there is some truth in this saying. The most recent celebrities deaths have been Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.

Here are some of things that I will remember of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.

Ed McMahon

There were so many shows that Ed McMahon was on The Tonight Show, Star Search, TV Bloopers And Practical Jokes and all of those commercials. The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon won’t be the same with Ed McMahon.

Farrah-Fawcett-70s

I remember watching the commercials that she did before she was a TV/movie star. Ultra Brite toothpaste, Wella Balsam shampoo, and her own brand of shampoo, marketed by Fabergé. Then when I saw her on Charlie’s Angels, I wanted a “Farrah Do” or “Farrah Hair”.

There were two movies that she did that really stuck in my mind, Extremities and  The Burning Bed.

Michael Jackson

One of my favorite albums is his Off the Wall released August 10, 1979. This recrod had some of Michael Jackson’s classic songs that made himthe King of Pop.

Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
Rock with You
Off the Wall
She’s out of My Life

Then there is “Beat It” and “Billie Jean“. And probably on of my favorite video –”Thriller“.

And who could forget –

On March 25, 1983, Jackson performed live on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special, both with The Jackson 5 and on his own singing “Billie Jean”. Debuting his signature dance move—the moonwalk.

I remember watching the special and just being glues to the TV when he sang that song. And when he did the moonwalk… WOW!

There are just too many of his songs, either with his brothers or when he was on his own, to name my favorites.One of those songs on my list of Michael Jackson’s songs is Man in the Mirror. This song alaways gets to me.

Rest in peace Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

I got this from my friend Jason… “remember life is short. You are still here, enjoy each moment!”

Anniversary Names

Just in case you need some more useful information… here is a list of Anniversary Names. You just never know when you are asked “what is the name of the 17th anniversary of something” and you will have the answer!!

Anniversaries are often given names to represent their numbers. Some are very common. Some are quite a mouthful. Here are some of the more commonly accepted names.

Year Anniversary Name
2nd Biennial
3rd Triennial
4th Quadrennial
5th Quinquennial
6th Hexennial
7th Septennial
8th Octennial
9th Novennial
10th Decennial
11th Hendecennial
12th Duodecennial
13th Tredecennial
15th Quindecennial
16th Sextodecennial
17th Septendecennial
20th Vigintennial
30th Trigentennial
40th Quadragennial
50th Quinquagenary or Jubilee
60th Sexagennial
70th Septuagennial
75th Septuagesiquintennial
80th Octogintennial
90th Nonagintennial
100th Centennial
125th Quasquicentennial
150th Sesquicentennial
175th Septaquintaquinquecentennial
200th Bicentennial
225th Quasquibicentennial
250th Semiquincentennial
300th Tercentennial
350th Semiseptcentennial
400th Quatercentenary
500th Quincentennial
600th Sexcentennial
700th Septcentennial
800th Octocentennial
1,000th Millenial
15,000th Quindecimillenial

Quote of the Day

It amazes me when I read something that I really need to hear. Here is my quote for the day:

The key to any success, no matter how you define it,
is having the audacity to believe you deserve it.

–Allison Werth

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