Monthly Archives: January 2010

100 Truths

So I stole this from Matthew Good’s blog.
Yes that Matthew Good.

100 Truths

1. Last beverage → Coffee, decaf
2. Last phone call → my husband
3. Last text message→ “Stu going away?” Colin Z.
4. Last song you listened to → “Naveed” by OLP
5. Last time you cried→ Two nights ago. Stress. I blame the children.

HAVE YOU EVER:

6. Dated someone twice → Nine times. Then he finally asked me to get married.
7. Been cheated on? → You haven’t lived till you’ve been cheated on….yes.
8. Kissed someone & regretted it → Oh yes…three times actually.
9. Lost someone special?→ Many.
10. Been depressed?→ Postpartum can be a bitch.
11. Been wasted? → Yes. The minute I announce my lips are ‘numb’ it’s all downhill from there.

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:

12. Black.
13. Platinum.
14. Medium violet red.

THIS YEAR HAVE YOU:

15. Have you made new friends this year → Yes. All Yummy Mummy Club related.
16. Fallen out of love → No. I am a sucker for punishment.
17. Laughed until you cried → Many, many times. I’m also prone to the ‘pig snort’ when I am laughing uncontrollably. I’m a classy chick I know.
18. Met someone who changed you → Yes.
19. Found out who your true friends were → I’m good with being able to count them on one hand.
20. Found out someone was talking about you → You haven’t lived until you’ve been the target of gossip.
21. Kissed anyone on your top friends list? → Yes.

TRUTH:

23. How many kids do have → Two.
24. Do you have any pets → None.
25. Do you want to change your name → No. But when I started in radio, the ‘suits’ did. Apparently my name and I quote was, “Too ethnic sounding.”
26. What did you do for your last birthday → BBQ.
27. What time did you wake up today → 7:36am
28. What were you doing at midnight last night → Sleep, blissful sleep.
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for → Nadia’s baby to finally decide to leave the confines of her uterus.
30. Last time you saw your father → Friday night.
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? → I’m good. I count my blessings.
32. What are you listening to right now → Curious George…one of the DVDs. Curious George = quiet children.
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom → Yes….The Shock.
34. What’s getting on your nerves right now? → Isabella dragging the wooden chair across the floor.
36. What’s your real name → Consuelo Rosita Bernardi.
37. Relationship Status → Married….I’ll let you know if there is such thing as the 7 year itch.
38. Zodiac sign: → Gemini.
40. Elementary School → St. Rita’s
41. Middle School → Frank Ryan.
42. High school → St. Pius.
43. Hair color → Brown with highlights.
44. Long or short → Long.
45. Height → 5″1.
46. Do you have a crush on someone? → Musical crush…Matthew Barber & James Morrison.
47. What do you like about yourself? → My handwriting.
48. Piercings → Two.
49. Tattoos → One.
50. Righty or lefty? → Right.

FIRSTS :

51. First surgery → My downsizing boob job.
52. First piercing → I think I was 1. Grandmother did it…ice cube, safety pin in the kitchen.
53. First tattoo → I think I was 22….trip to Toronto…a dare (2bit’s fault).
54. First best friend → Bambi….my stuffed deer….he holds all my secrets.
55. First sport you joined → Soccer.
56. First pet → We had a goldfish once…my mom killed it with bleach when she cleaned out the fishbowl.
57. First vacation → Italy.
58. First concert → Paula Abdul.
59. First crush → Andy Segrue.
60. First alcohol drink → Wine (I’m Italian).

RIGHT NOW:

61. Eating → Nothing.
62. Drinking → S. Pellegrino.
63. I’m about to → Go make sure that the PVR is set for the Grammy Awards.
64. Listening to → Children running/screaming around the kitchen and dining room.
65. Waiting for → My husband to get home.

YOUR FUTURE :

66. Want kids? → I have two…that ship has sailed. Mentally can only handle the two.
67. Want to get married? → The ring on my finger says I already am.
68. Careers in mind? → Something media….the radio days have come and gone. A gig with iTunes would be nice considering all the cash I spend each week on downloads.

WHICH IS BETTER WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX?

69. Lips or eyes → Eyes.
70. Hugs or kisses → Hugs.
71. Shorter or taller → Taller.
72. Older or Younger → Younger.
73. Romantic or spontaneous → Spontaneous.
74. Nice stomach or nice arms → No juice pigs please.
75. Tattoos or piercings → Tattoos. [Dated a biker boy once…he had both…it was sexy].
76. Sensitive or loud → Not too sensitive and not too loud.
77. Hook-up or relationship → I’ll go with Matthew Good’s answer: “Two entirely different things”.
78. Trouble maker or hesitant → I’m OK with questioning authority

HAVE YOU EVER :

79. Cried for no reason → Hello PMS.
80. Drank hard liquor → Yes. I went through a Tequila shot period in my 106.9 The Bear days.
81. Lost glasses/contacts → Yes.
82. Thought you were in love → Yes.
83. Broken someone’s heart → Yes.
84. Had your own heart broken → Yes.
85. Been arrested? → No.
86. Turned someone down → Yes.
87. Cried when someone died → Yes.
88. Liked a friend? → Yes.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

89. Yourself → 95% of the time.
90. Miracles → Yes.
91. Love at first sight → Yes, I was 23 or 24…totally smitten I was.
92. Heaven → Yes.
93. Santa Claus → Ho, Ho, Ho…yes
94. Kissing on the first date? → Yes.
95. Angels → Yes.

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:

96. Is there one person you want to be with right now? → Yes.
97. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? → It’s all so casual in your 20s isn’t it?
98. Do you believe it’s possible to remain faithful forever? → Has it ever happened in the history of relationships? I say it’s 50-50…depends on the two people. Plus there’s the whole ‘Top 5 laminated list’ to consider.
99. What’s the one thing you cannot live without? → Coffee in the morning.
100. Posting this as 100 Truths? → Yes….I swear.

Clap, Clap, Clap….

Not sure why I find this completely and utterly amusing….but I do.

Brendan Fraser…’The Clap Remix’

Angels Cry…

Love the meshing of these two voices together….
Perfect duo for love songs….it’s what Mariah does best.

Mariah Carey & Ne-Yo…’Angels Cry’

Jersey Shores…The Movie

MTV’s Jersey Shores is such a train wreck…yet strangely addictive.

This is priceless.

Jersey Shore: The Movie. The trailer from Craig Ferguson…
Starring: Craig Ferguson, Nick Lachey and Mila Kunis.

American Idol….

Love his vibe…love his quirky hip nerdy lookin’ glasses and love his voice.

Andrew Garcia.

Like mad skills. Kills with his version of Sunday Morning.

 

Marbles & Saturdays…


A forward send to me by my cousin Pina.
It so resonated with me…
Totally worth reading.

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.
A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the garage with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it:

I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the band on my ham radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net. Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a tremendous signal and a golden voice. You know the kind; he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business.
He was telling whom-ever he was talking with something about ‘a thousand marbles.’ I was intrigued and stopped to listen to what he had to say….

‘Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you’re busy with your job. I’m sure they pay you well but it’s a shame you have to be away from home and your family so much. Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet. It’s too bad you missed your daughter’s ‘dance recital’ he continued.
‘Let me tell you something that has helped me keep my own priorities.’ And that’s when he began to explain his theory of a ‘thousand marbles.’

‘You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know… some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years.
‘Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900, which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime.

Now, stick with me, Tom, I’m getting to the important part.

It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail’, he went on, ‘and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays.’ ‘I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy. So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round up 1000 marbles.

I took them home and put them inside a large, clear plastic container right here in the shack next to my gear.’ ‘Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away. I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. There’s nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight.’

‘Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife out for breakfast. This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure that if I make it until next Saturday then I have been given a little extra time. And the one thing we can all use is a little more time.’

‘It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your family, and I hope to meet you again here on the band. This is a 75 Year old Man, KNZQ, clear and going QRT, good morning!’

You could have heard a pin drop on the band when this fellow signed off I guess he gave us all a lot to think about. I had planned to work on the antenna that morning, and then I was going to meet up with a few hams to work on the next club newsletter.

Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss. ‘C’mon honey, I’m taking you and the kids to breakfast.’ ‘What brought this on?’ she asked with a smile. ‘Oh, nothing special, it’s just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids. And hey, can we stop at a toy store while we’re out? I need to buy some marbles.

"Empire State of Mind"

I’m a huge believer and supporter of keeping music in schools.
It is so vital in the development of kids.
Music for kids can only be a good thing.

Here is yet another example of why…

A beautiful rendition of the chorus of Empire State of Mind [Jay Z & Alicia Keys]…by a kids chorus in New York City at PS22.

More Boyce Avenue…

Just because I love Boyce Avenue so much…

Here are some more covers.

Oasis [“Wonderwall”]

Rihanna [“Disturbia”]

Goo Goo Dolls [“Iris”]

And yes for the record these guys do have an album out of original music…plus an added bonus they just signed a deal with Universal Republic today.

Boyce Avenue…brilliant covers.

Boyce Avenue.
Kills every song covered.
Brilliant.

Some of my faves…

Britney Spears/Lady Gaga [“Circus/Just Dance”]

Vertical Horizon [“Everything You Want”]

And one of my all time favourite songs…

Dave Matthews Band [“Crash Into Me”]

Justin Timberlake & Matt Morris…

Always adored this Leonard Cohen song…

A beautiful rendition of ‘Hallelujah’.