Would You Rather Wednesday

September 23
Live in a world where there is no such thing as pain, but also no such thing as sports
where there is no such thing as world hunger, but also no such thing as food?
No food. Or hunger. I need my baseball.
September 24
Be a Siamese twin, connected by the fingertips
by the hair?
By the hair. Then you can cut it and no longer be attached. Cmon now.
September 25/26
Have taste buds all over your body
have a tongue that doubles as a tape measure?
Tape measure tongue.
September 27
Eat by putting food down your pants
September 28
Be stuck on a stalled bus with condescending cobblers
sullen blacksmiths?
September 29
Interview jesus
Michael Phelps?

Titanic Exhibit at Foxwoods

Saturday night my mom and I went to Foxwoods Casino to check out the Titanic Exhibit that they had in their convention center.  I had wanted to go for my birthday (back in July) but we weren’t able to find a time that worked until over this weekend.  The exhibit will be there until October 3.

Once you get your ticket, you are given a boarding pass for the ship.  On the pass is the information of a real passenger who was on the Titanic.  At the end of the exhibit you are able to find out if your passenger was saved or lost.

In the exhibit are a bunch of artifacts that were recovered from the ship.  It was amazing how good of condition a lot of these pieces were in.  There were postcards you could still read the writing on, currency, souvenirs that the passengers had picked up on their travels, personal items, clothing, etc.  The artifacts are just a portion of the items that were recovered as this exhibit is in places all over the country running at the same time.

On the wall there are stories about the ship, it starts off with quotes about how the ship was so great and that everyone was convinced that nothing bad would happen to it.  As we approached a couple of the rooms that were set up, the lights began flickering.  It really made it seem like there was trouble ahead.  You then went through several rooms, reading the information on the walls and checking out all the items in the cases.  They even had an iceberg that you could touch to see how cold the water would have been. It was COLD. Most of the people in the water died of hypothermia, not drowning.

The last room had a bunch of stories about the passengers.  How some of them survived and how some of them didn’t.  One of the stories that stuck with me was of a young baby Filly and his young mother (she was 18.)  Somehow Filly ended up on a different life boat than his mother and when they were reunited it took some time because another woman had claimed Filly as her own!

Also in the last room were HUGE lists of the passengers, divided by class and then broken down into SAVED and LOST.  My mom had a 22 year old girl who was traveling with her father.  I had a 46 year old woman who was traveling with her husband, friends of theirs and the friends daughter.  The friends had taken the daughter on a tour of Europe because she was being followed by a male suitor and they didn’t want her to have anything to do with him. Turns out he got on the boat too!  Since we were both first class and women we figured our chances were pretty good.

It took us a while, but we found that both of our passengers survived. The lists were long and the writing was tiny. My mom’s passenger’s father did not.  I also looked up the whole gang I was with and found they all survived, but couldn’t find the name of the daughter on either the saved or lost list.  Since everyone else was saved I just assumed she was as well.

Then we went into the gift shop where I picked up a postcard for my scrapbook since no photos were allowed in the exhibit.  We also got our boarding passes stamped as “Saved”.

When I got home, I did a couple of google searches and found out more about all “my people.”  The daughter was in fact saved, but was her mother’s from a previous relationship so she had a different last name and that is why I couldn’t find her.  They all left on Lifeboat 5 and the daughter and her suitor later were married! (He was 26 and she was 19 when they were on Titanic and I am assuming that the age gap is why her mother wanted her to have nothing to do with him!) I then searched my mom’s passenger and she was on Lifeboat 5 with all of my people as well!

It was all very interesting and I have found myself going back to Encyclopedia Titanica annd Titanic-Titanic looking up more stories.  Admission was $20 and it took us about 30-45 minutes to make our way through the exhibit.  For an additional fee you can get a little phone that has an audio tour, but we opted to do the tour on our own.

Surprise Me! Secret Santa Gift Exchange

One of my favorite blogs, Simply Stacie, along with Survey Junkie is sponsoring a Secret Santa Gift Exchange between blogs and I will be participating!

Each blog will be a Secret Santa and receive a gift from a Secret Santa. The limit is $20 including shipping (so roughly a $15 gift + shipping) and all blogs from the USA and Canada are welcome to participate!

All you need to do if you are interested in participating is to fill out the sign up form before October 6th!

Once sign up closes everyone will know who they are buying a gift for! It sounds like a lot of fun and I can’t wait to participate!

Buy Jewlry from Uganda and help a family grow!

There are several blogs that I “follow” and read whenever they are updated. One of them is Girly Girl Giveaways.

A couple nights ago there was a post about a woman named Holly on the blog, who is looking to adopt a sweet girl from China. I am a firm believer that if you can provide for a child you should be able to help save that child from an orphanage, but unfortunately it is not that easy and can be a HUGE expense.

Instead of just soliciting donations, Holly has some amazing jewelry from Uganda that she is selling to help raise money to bring a little girl home to her family. She is selling necklaces for $20, bracelets for $5 and earrings for $5 a pair. The bracelets are made up of beads made out of rolled up newspapers and are SO colorful! Not only will you be helping this family bring Elaina home to them, but you will be helping to save the environment by buying a great jewelry item made out of recycled materials!

I purchased myself a bracelet and can’t wait to get it. To find out more about the fundraiser and the family, check out their blog – A Purpose Driven Life

Rock N Roll Fridays

1. TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’ “And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’ for the loser now will be later to win, For the times they are a changin’”
What would you do or play at a Casino?

I usually play the penny slots and check out a show!

2. ON DESOLATION ROW “To her, death is quite romantic, She wears an iron vest. Her profession’s her religion, her sin is her lifelessness”
What was the worst job you ever had?

Honestly none of my jobs were really that bad, but I did go on a scam interview once and had to spend the day going door to door selling crap to people at businesses. It was a long day and it was horrible.

3. DON’T THINK TWICE IT’S ALLRIGHT “I ain’t sayin you treated me unkind, you could have done better but I don’t mind. You just kinda wasted my precious time. Don’t think twice it’s all right”
How do you waste your time besides memes?

Just searching the internet and reading stuff I guess… I’m pretty good at wasting time but I can’t tell you what I actually do because I’m not sure even I know.

4. IT AIN’T ME BABE “You say you’re lookin for someone, never weak but always strong. To protect you an’ defend you whether you are right or wrong. Someone to open each and every door, It ain’t me babe”
What traits make up the ideal mate for you?

Smart, good with computers and programming (to help me out when I bust something, of course), good sense of humor and a mets fan. Basically Justin Russo from Wizards of Waverly place.

5. JUST LIKE A WOMAN “She takes just like a woman, yes she does, she makes love just like a woman, yes she does, and she aches just like a woman, but she breaks just like a little girl”
What woman would make a great president?


6. KNOCKIN ON HEAVEN’S DOOR “Mama put my guns in the ground I can’t shoot them anymore, that long black cloud is comin’ down, I feel like I’m knockin’ on Heaven’s door”
Have you ever fired a rifle, handgun or other firearm?

Nope – well unless you count the Nintendo gun for Duck Hunt!

7. LIKE A ROLLING STONE “You used to laugh about everybody that was hangin’ out, Now you don’t seem so proud, about havin’ to scrounge for your next meal”
Have you ever been on Welfare (the Dole), or collected Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

I’m on unemployment right now :/

8. MAGGIE’S FARM “Everybody says she’s the brains behind Pa, She’s 68 but says she’s 24”
When was the last time you lied about your age?

I don’t lie about my age, but most people don’t believe me when I tell them how old I am. I have gotten that I look up to ten years younger than I am. Yikes.

9. MR TAMBORINE MAN “Hey Mr Tamborine Man, play a song for me, I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m goin’ to. “
Have you ever played a musical instrument?

In elementary school I played the recorder and in middle school I played the clarinet but neither lasted very long.

10. ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE “One more cup of coffee for the road. One more cup of coffee ‘for I go…to the valley below”
What brand of coffee do you drink and how do you take it?

Not a big coffee drinker – usually I just drink Dunkin Donuts Coffee Coolatas 🙂

11. ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS “Down the street the dogs are barkin’, and the day is getting’ dark. As the night comes in a fallin, The dogs ‘ll lose their bark”
When was the last time a dog barked near you?

We have a huge dog that lives across the street. Every time I go to get the mail he barks at me. (Although I don’t think he was out today when I went out!)

12. SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES “Look out kid, don’t matter what you did. Walk on your tip toes, don’t try NO DOZ, better stay away from those”
When you have to stay awake what do you do when you are very sleepy?

Drink caffeine and find something to keep me busy – that’s not reading. Reading can put me to sleep!

13. TANGLED UP IN BLUE “I was layin in bed wondrin if she’d changed at all. If her hair was still red…”
What color(s) has your hair been?

Right now it is natural brown with some horribly fading blue underneath (need to redye that soon) Sophomore year in highschool it was red/pink and then in college I got purple/maroonish highlights.

Let’s Make A Deal with Joey Fatone&Jason Castro Reality Check

Occasionally I check out the casino websites to see what is going on up there. Almost always I find something I’d like to check out – last night however was the jackpot! 😉

Joey Fatone, of NSYNC, aka my favoriteeeeeee – is going to be hosting Let’s Make a Deal at Foxwoods through October/November!

And Jason Castro – one of my faves from Idol is doing a FREE performance & signing at Mohegan Sun in October!

Hopefully I can make it to both!!

Would You Rather Wednesday

September 16
Draw your dating pool from people browsing the self-help section of the bookstore
The sci-fi section?
Sci-Fi. Not that there is anything wrong with people wanting to better themselves.
September 17
Wear a cologne named “new tennis ball”
one named “wet german shepherd”?
New tennis ball.
September 18/19
Have a two-inch underbite
a two-inch overbite?
Neither since I am currently in braces to fix my bite 😉
September 20
Marry a rich, shallow investment banker
A poor, brilliant artist?
Artist. And I’d help him make some money somehow.
September 21
Have a ‘save game’ function on a date
a ‘pause’ function?
I think pause might be more helpful.
September 22
When you get a prospective date’s number or email, only be able to write it down by tattooing it on your body
your only pick up line to be: ‘to answer your question – yes. Light weights, high reps.’?
Only pick up line. I don’t need emails and/or numbers all over my body lol

Who needs a makeover?

Katie’s Concert Blog, that’s who!

Several weeks ago I added ‘Make new header for concertkatie blog’ to my to do list.  As you can see, it has yet to be done. I got a post-it note in the mail from Kurt Halsey that I think would be perfect for redoing the header, and maybe even re-working the whole layout of the blog around it.

But lately, I have tried to modify things and it resulted in a big BUST.  I’ve tried to work on adding some features to my Honor Society site (honorsocietylive.com) and couldn’t figure it out so I gave up.  I tried to re-do the forums on The Elongated Collectors website and that turned into a huge mess and the forums were down for 4 or 5 days!  I’m sure there were some other things I tried too in the last week or so but I’ve blocked them from my memory.

Then today, I was doing my daily check of the blogger blogs I follow and got to SimplyStacie and saw that she had teamed up with Wacky Jacqui to offer “The Everything Package” blog makeover to one lucky winner. Of course my eyes lit up – if I could win this then I could have a new layout that looks awesome – and I wouldn’t have to worry about taking days trying to do it on my own and messing everything up! It’s always best to leave it to the pros! haha.

Included in the package is:

  • 2 or 3 column design
  • Custom background
  • Custom header
  • Matching font color
  • Sidebar titles (unlimited)
  • Custom signature
  • Custom post divider
  • Social network icons (unlimited)
  • Convert to a 3 column layout
  • Custom blog button
  • Matching profile picture
  • Navigation bar with text or images
  • Matching twitter background
  • Favicon
  • Deletion of Blogger navigation bar if desired
  • Installation

It’s incredibly easy to enter – all you need to do is let Stacie know which of Jacqui’s blog designs you like the most.  There are also some additional entries you can take advantage of as well.  The contest ends October 2 and is open to those with blogger blogs only! 


Lady Gaga Setlist XL Center 9/17/10

I didn’t go to this show, but I found the setlist so I figured I’d share.

City – ACT 1
Dance In The Dark
Glitter and Grease
Just Dance
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
The Fame
-puke film-

Subway – ACT 2
Love Game
Boys Boys Boys
Money Honey
Speechless (fire piano)
You and I
-jump film/tornado-
So Happy I Could Die

Forest-ACT 3
Alejandro (fire angel)
-little monster film-
-apocalyptic film-

Monster Ball – ACT 4
Bad Romance

Rock N Roll Fridays

1. WILD BOYS: “You got sirens for a welcome, there’s bloodstain for your pain and your telephone been ringin while you’re dancing in the rain” If you have been in a car accident, what happened?

I’ve been in 2, both after John Mayer concerts.  The first was the first time I was allowed to drive to a concert by myself, and a girl trying to switch lanes hit me. Our side mirrors hit, mine cracked and was hanging off the side the whole way home.  The second time I slipped on ice and hit a guard rail about 10 feet from my house!

2. UNION OF THE SNAKE: “There’s a fine line drawing my senses together and I think it’s about to break. If I listen close I can hear them singers, oh oh oh! Voices in your body coming thru on the radio, ho ho.” Do you believe people hear voices or have guardian angels?

In a word, yes

3. SAVE A PRAYER: “You saw mw standing by the wall, corner of a main street and the lights were flashin on your windowsill. All alone ain’t much fun, so you’re lookin for the thrill and you know just what it takes and where to go.” Where is a happening place for you to go?

The most “happening” place for me to go is concerts – otherwise I am not really into social situations.

4. RIO: “I’ve seen you on the beach and I’ve seen you on TV two of a billion stars, it means so much to me, like a birthday or a pretty view but then I’m sure you know it’s just for you”. Who do you admire based solely on their appearance?

I don’t think there is anyone I admire based SOLELY on appearance.  I might have started to like them based on appearance but if they were a big ol jerk that would be the end of that…

5. THE REFLEX: “You gone too far this time, but I’m dancing on the valentine. I tell you somebody’s fooling around with my chances on the dangerline. I’ll cross that bridge when I find it another day to make my stand”. What is the worst thing a lover has done that you forgave them for?

I don’t know. I’m not very forgiving.

6. ORDINARY WORLD: “Well now pride’s gone out the window cross the rooftops, run away, left me in the vacuum of my heart. What is happening to me? Crazy, some’d say, ‘Where is my friend when I needed you most?’ Gone away.” Do you still keep in touch with your best friend from high school/university?
I do keep in contact with a few friends from high school.  I didn’t really have that many close friends in college (I was in class mostly with boys younger than me so it’s not like we had much in common to do together outside of school lol)

7. NEW MOON ON MONDAY: “Last time la luna. I light my torch and wave it for the New moon on Monday and a firedance through the night. I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite.” Does the full moon make you act crazy?

LOL No, I don’t get Full Moon Crazy…

8. KHANADA: “Don’t play with me, I’ve nothing to lose Khanada I’ll get by. It ain’t no ones day, coming so soon Khanada I’ll get by. I dont believe in dragons or blues Khanada I’ll get by. I don’t believe in nobody’s rules Khanada I’ll get by” Do you believe in dragons or blues?


9. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: “In touch with the ground. I’m on the hunt, I’m after you. Smell like I sound, I’m lost in a crowd and I’m hungry like the wolf” What do you smell like right now?

Fig & Spice or Brown Sugar.. whatever the soap from B&BW; is lol And probably a little coconut from my shampoo

10. HOLD BACK THE RAIN: “Okay go off and wander. I’m guilty just the same. Sometimes you’re needed badly, so please come back again” What are you recently guilty about?
Not making time for my friends

11. GIRLS ON FILM: “There’s a camera rolling on her back on her back and I sense the rhythms humming in a frenzy all the way down her spine” If offered 1 Million dollars, would you pose nude or appear in a porn film?
I’d have to really really think about it. But I’d probably end up saying no.

12. ELECTRIC BARBARELLA: “People say they heard about our deviation. But you never looked so good. Wear the fake fur for me and put on your mystery” Have you ever worn real fur or would you if it were a gift?
I’m not into fur – real or fake. So no.

13. COME UNDONE: “Mine, immaculate dream, made breath and skin, I’ve been waiting for you, Signed, with a home tattoo, Happy birthday to you was created for you” Do you have a tattoo and if so, please describe it. If you don’t, describe what you would get if you changed your mind about it.
I don’t have a tattoo and I don’t really have any designs picked out though I wouldn’t entirely rule out getting a tattoo (except for the fact that I’m not a big fan of needles…)

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