Monday, September 26, 2011

Bears Week #3

Yes the Bears lost to the Packers 27 - 17. This was a real upset to all the Bears players and fans.

I was at work for the first quarter so I don't know what all happened there.

But I was home for part of the second quarter and all I seen was a lot of dropped passes on the offense line. That was really sad.

I thought after half time they would come back and play as a team. But that did not happen. The defense was there after half time but the offense wasn't. They really do need to get it together and play as a team.

Then in the fourth quarter Ulacher got an interception and I thought they would get a touchdown with that. The other thing that happened was the touchdown that was brought back. I didn't know it was called a fair catch at first until my boyfriend told me.

This was a really disappointing game for me to watch. I hope they get it together soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Revue on Stevie Ray Vaughan Soul To Soul!

Stevie Ray was born on October 3, 1954 in Oak Cliff Texas. He was the second son to his mom and dad.

Stevie's love for music did come from his mom and dad listening to music and going out dancing. He does have an older brother Jimmie that is three and half years older.

Stevie did get an education but never graduated high school. The school was giving Stevie a hard time about the length of his hair. So Stevie cut the back of his hair short but kept his bangs long to cover his face. But the school would not let up on him so Stevie dropped out his senior year of high school. 

At age seven Stevie had a Roy Rogers guitar and he was playing for the company that came to the house. At first Stevie wanted to play drums then he wanted to play the saxophone but only could get a couple of squeaks or two out of it. Then he decided to follow his big brother and play the guitar.

That is when Stevie would sneak into Jimmy's room and start playing his guitars. He would also listen to Jimmy's albums. Stevie would listen to Eric Clapton, B.B King, Chuck Berry and Jimmy Reed and more. He would sit in his room and practice his guitar playing the music.

Stevie's teenage years he was playing in clubs until two am then  going to school. But he was starting to fall asleep in school so he dropped out of school. He seen how good his older brother was doing with his band. Jimmy never graduated either. Stevie could play the music but couldn't read music. Kids would be drinking alcohol when they were teenagers and in the cars they would have a case of beer. Stevie played the rockabilly blues. He knew how to play that guitar so good. I just love listening to him on his solos.

Stevie had a great career with his music. But he was drinking and on drugs really bad. In September of 1986 Chris Layton called a doctor in Switzerland to see Stevie. Stevie was really bad he was spitting up blood, bleeding internally and if he didn't get help he would die with in a month. He had called his mom to ask for her help but she was not home. Eric Clapton told Stevie he would help him out with his drugs and alcohol problem. Eric had the same problem and tried to tell Stevie to get off the stuff earlier. Stevie did get clean   in late 1986.
On August 27, 1990 is when Stevie passed away in a helicopter crash. Stevie was leaving Alpine Valley in East Troy Wisconsin to go to Chicago. The Crash happened at about 1am after the concert. There was dense fog and they went into a 300 ft hill. It was at about 7:30 am his mom had gotten the news. By noon a shock wave went through the Texas capital and people where walking the streets in a daze. The tv, shops posted signs saying " We Love You SRV " . The city coliseum put on their sign "SRV R.I.P". By about 7:30pm  over 3,000 people had gotten together to mourn for Stevie. This is how much he has touch each of these people. They are all strangers and coming together for him.

If you like Stevie Ray this is a must read book. It is excellent and I only did a very short parts of the book. I really enjoyed reading this book you learn a lot of what happened to Stevie growing up and starting his career. I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did. I am going to leave you with one of his videos.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bears Week #2

Yes the Bears lost against the Saints final score was 30 - 13. This was one of their worst games. I know that it is only the second game of the season. This was a really sad game today.

The offense has to protect Cutler more. What I heard during the game was last year he was sacked 56 times. This was the highest number of sacks for last season. The Saints sacked Cutler six times during the game which shouldn't have happened if he had the protection he should of had.

The one I thought wouldn't be with it for the game was Urlacher. Because of his mom passing away earlier in the week. But he was there one hundred percent.

The Bears defense was really good today. They did keep the Saints from getting touchdowns and having to kick a few field goals. 

Next week we have the Packers to worry about. I just hope that the Bears straighten up and the offense coach get them on track for the game. I do not want to see the Packers win next week.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

What I Came Home Too!

When I was at work on Wednesday I called my boyfriend on my break. He told me that he had a surprise for me when I came home. When I had gotten home I was just so tired and didn't want to deal with anything. Then I went into the bedroom and seen this rose and a card lying on the bed. That brought the biggest smile to my face. I couldn't believe he did that for me. He is the only man that has ever done something like this for me. That is why is means so much to me.

Not only did he buy me the rose and the card he also had the house cleaned for me.

I know I have the sweetest man. I love him so much and I am the luckiest woman to have someone like him. When he does something like this I know just how much he loves me. When we are not together I miss him so much. Babe I love you with all of my heart and soul!♥

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bears Week #1

Opening season game was an awesome game. Chicago's offensive and defense was on fire today. The Bears offense and defense overwhelmed the Falcons today.

1st quarter- Urlacher was on fire. He got an interception that ended up being a 56 yard touchdown. The defense was keeping the Falcons way from making any touchdowns.

2nd quarter- Both defense teams were doing really good and didn't get any real good runs.

3rd quarter- There was a 55 yard run just inside the one yard line and resulted in a touchdown. Then there was a fumble and Urlacher ran it in for a touchdown.

4th quarter- Looked like a fight was going to start between the teams. The Falcon quarterback got sandwiched between two Bear players.

After first quarter the offense started to protect Cutler so he could start getting good plays going. The whole team was on fire today and had a great game. 

Like I said this was an awesome game to watch. My eyes were glued to the t.v. watching the game. I would say to the Bears are the Monster's of the Midway. The final score was Bears 30- Falcons 12.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My First Grandchild!

Yes my granddaughter is here finally. Saturday I had gotten a phone call from my son asking me to come up by him. His girlfriend was getting induced. I told him I had to talk to my boyfriend about this. He said mom I need you here with me. My son kept begging me on the phone and I kept telling him I had to talk to my boyfriend. My son was lucky I had the weekend off of work.

I was talking to my boyfriend and my son kept texting me and asking me if I was coming up there. Then he was asking me to text him some phone numbers.

So my boyfriend gave in and I told my son and he was so happy. I told him we all had to take showers and I had to pack an overnight bag. But the phone calls and the text messages didn't stop with my son. He was so nerves. 

I had my ex husband's seven year old for the weekend too. So it was my boyfriend, my ex husband's seven year old, my youngest daughter. the dog and myself going up there. I had to try to get everything together for the trip. This was not in the plans for the weekend. We left about 3:30pm and got up there about 7pm.

The people that were there when we got to the hospital was my mom, my younger sister, my older daughter, my ex husband, my niece her daughter and my nieces boyfriend. My son was upset because no one from my ex husband's family came to the hospital.

It was about midnight we were told that his girlfriend wouldn't be having the baby until between 5-6 in the morning on Sunday. So we were getting ready to leave to get some sleep. My boyfriend and I went to get the girls and then we were told that his girlfriend was going for emergency c-section. The baby's heart rate was dropping. She was born at 1:35am on September 4th, 2011. This picture is my son feeding his daughter before we left the hospital right after she was born. I took this picture of my son and granddaughter.

We did manage to go and get about five hours of sleep and came back to the hospital to see the baby. The picture above is me holding my granddaughter after some sleep. My boyfriend took the picture above.  I am very happy for my son. But I also told him I can spoil her and send her back home to mommy and daddy. He gave me a dirty look for that one. But I have a feeling my boyfriend will spoil her more than I will.

It was a very long two days for us. By the time we got home Sunday night we were wiped out. We did have plans to go to a concert Sunday night but we never made it. The main thing for me is I did get to be with my boyfriend the whole weekend and we were able to be there for my son when his daughter was born. I never thought I would hear my son say mom I need you. I hope everyone was able to enjoy there weekend. I am a very proud Grandma!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Football Season Is Here!

Yes the preseason is over and next week will start the regular season. I have been watching the games on t.v..  Every year a friend and I will pick the teams we think will win every week. We do this for fun and I really like doing it. Last year my boyfriend was doing it with us. My boyfriend won the season. My son was doing it with us too. But he didn't do it every week.

Last night I was watching two games on t.v.. The Bears vs Browns game and also the Packers vs Kansas City. I was going between the two games. It was really interesting to watch both games.

The Bears game they won 24-14 and it was a really good game. I couldn't believe it. It looks like this is going to be a good season for them. I know that for preseason they are at 2-2. I know that they had some new players in there but I just hope they make the right picks for the season so we have a good team this year. I know that it is hard to try to get the right player for the season. We will just have to wait and see what the season brings us.

You should have heard me last night just cheering on the Bears. I was so excited that I think I was driving my boyfriend crazy. When they made the last touchdown I was yelling go go. Just wait until the regular season starts. My boyfriend is a Packers fan and I am a Bears fan. We have fun picking on each other during the season. Yes when the Bears and Packers games are on it is so much fun between us.
Then I was also watching the Packers vs Kansas City. This was a gut wrenching game. When they put the third string in there it was really bad. That is when the Packers started to get their butts whipped. They won by the skin of their teeth 20-19. For preseason they are at 3-1. They should have kept Flynn in there. Rodgers and Flynn are the two best QB's for the Packers. The third string wasn't even keeping the QB covered.

The defense was a lot better than the offense. I thought I was watching a circus last night.   I will never say anything bad about any team but last night I just could not believe what I was seeing with the Packers. I just hope next week they have it together when they go against New Orleans.

I will be doing weekly post on the Bears games. My boyfriend does a post on the Packers games. I hope everyone enjoys the regular season games. I just can't wait to see how the season goes this year.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Revue on Van Halen Album 1984

I was thinking about doing this album for a long time. I remember when this album came out. I went to the store and bought it. I was married at the time and my now ex husband was mad at me for going and buying the album. I told him I had to have it.

This is the last album David Lee Roth is on. The following spring he left the band. To me he thought he was the gift to woman but not for me.

This album went ten times platinum in the United States. It also sold over ten million copies. This is a great album for the band. The review scores for this album is all five stars.

Yes the earlier albums are good to. But I wanted to do a revue on this one with it being David Lee Roth's last album with the band. I also like this album.

Here is what I think of all the songs-

1984- This is a instrumental intro into the album. It is alright but really short for me.

Jump- I love the music in the beginning it makes you want to just get up and start to dance. I know this song is way over played but it is still a really good song. It is a really good song and was number one.

Panama- This is another good song and I really like this one too. The music in this song is awesome and yes I know this song is another over played song for them. But you have to really listen to not only the lyrics but the music they put into it.

Top Jimmy- This one is really different to the band. I like this song you just have to really sit and listen to the song.

Drop Dead Legs- This is a little slower song for them. But is still a good song I like it.

Hot For Teacher- The way they start this one off is awesome with the drums then the guitar. I really like this song.

I'll Wait- I really like this song. It is a little slower song too. But it is a good song.

Girl Gone Bad- The music on this is awesome I really like the beginning. But not one I would listen to all the time.

House Of Pain- The music on this is good but not a song I would always listen to.

This is an awesome album. I really like it a lot. Four of the songs were on the billboard top 100 list. The songs are Jump, Panama, I'll Wait and Hot For Teacher. I would really like to hear what you think of this album. Yes I am leaving you with a video. Thank you for taking your time to read this.