Sunday, April 30, 2017

My Life About Music


Have you ever been so interested in an artist that you just can’t stop listening to their music? Well that’s me with guitar player, Stevie Ray Vaughan. It started by the help of my parents playing his music on the radio when we would go for a quick stop to the store and showing me videos. Of course I was young and didn’t think much about the music due to having an older sister around always playing hip hop music so that’s what I grew up listening to. After my mom got married to my stepdad and they had their wedding anniversary I ended up getting to hear  blues music and learn about it by our good friend, Tommy Katona. He was this young Hungarian in his mid-twenties that was playing in a band called Full Blast at the time. They played  music by ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and a little bit of their own stuff. At the time I didn’t seem to care because all I wanted to do was run around with my cousin playing a game of tag but by the end of the night when we had no more energy in us, I got settled in front of the porch watching how our friend put all his energy into one simple song. Almost every weekend we had the chance, we would go to our friend’s shows so my parents would have a sense of hope that I’d be inspired and want to play and sure enough that happened! Every day I’d say how I thought it would be cool to own a guitar and be able to play and one day that happened. One the day of my birthday my stepdad decided to sneak in a trip to Guitar Center so he could buy me a guitar. When we arrived I didn’t think anything about what was going on until I pointed out a guitar and he bought it! A few days later at one of our normal music outings we showed my guitar off too Tommy and his band. We then decided for me to take lessons with him and from then on I began to learn more about the blues and rock and roll. Being the age that I was I developed a crush on Tommy. I think at first, I was a little blown away by all the noise but once I got a good look at Tommy, I was hooked. I really liked the fact that we are friends with the band members, so we get to talk to them a lot and they sit with us during their breaks. All three of the guys are super nice and they often make a fuss over me. I get hugs and guitar picks and sometimes, they even dedicate songs to me. Pretty dang good for a 17 year old, don't you think? At first, I would simply stare at Tommy and would not say a word. If he spoke to me, I'd duck my head and blush furiously. When he gave me a hug, I'd instantly turn into a statue and not move a single muscle. When we'd listen to music, manchild (stepdad) and my mom would be bobbing their heads and tapping their feet and screaming praise when the songs ended. Me on the other hand, sat stock still. There wasn't a blink or muscle twitch and I'd barely applaud. It's like I was transfixed in a suspended state of animation. If they tapped me on the shoulder or asked me if I was having fun, I'd scold them and tell them to behave. but now that's changed! now I have long talks about the music with Tommy and nod along with the song. And hopefully one day, I'll be on stage with him. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nature Story


In a recent story I read “The War Against The Trees” nature was shown by the author describing how construction people are cutting down trees. The whole time this is happening people are driving on a nearby road seeing the trees  falling to their deaths  in their rear-view mirrors as they are reminded for memories while passing by them while they make their daily routines . “One witness moment caught, in the rear-view mirrors of the passing cars.” people tend to dismiss nature by littering and destroying things that grew on earth before humans did, I think people should treat nature with respect by cleaning up after themselves by not throwing it on the ground for animals we call cute everyday to come along, choke on the trash  we leave, and be harmed by it. All we need to do is simply save them and the world by picking up after ourselves. Back when I was really little I used to think hunting was the worst idea ever and that nature can be a character because you never know what it will bring you, until my stepdad came into my family. I discovered he was a huge hunter because he would always talk about guns or tell us stories on the animals he’s seen over time. I would always think completely opposite and disagree until one evening he decided to take me and show  how nature worked. We walked to his hideout that is a small cabin painted army green to blend in with the trees. The whole walk I kept thinking he would shoot something right in front of me but I was wrong, instead we stopped at a dirt patch he claimed was a scrape by a deer. I laughed being as young as I was that time and we went on with our walk. When we got to the hideout and settled down to prepare ourselves for what would come out from the trees. A huge buck walked out and stood in another dirt patch that was beside some trees. We watched and with excitement my stepdad perked up pointing and whispering, “Watch this!” The deer sniffed the air and rubbed it’s head in the tree that hung down on him, he then scraped at the ground, did his business and walked away with pride. After watching the whole thing happen right in front of me I started laughing and saying how I didn’t believe my stepdad as he described to me on much he likes nature. From then on, when I go to my stepdad’s house. I enjoy going out on walks down his dirt road and listening to everything I can pick out. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Eventful Sunday

Before I jump into my eventful Sunday, let me just explain something. My mom wasn't with me this day as she usually is, so this meant I was with my childhood friend I grew up with. My friend and her mom are both very shy and awkwardly quiet. They both have a hearing problem called, hyperacusis. It's a health condition characterized by an increased sensitivity to certain volume. Long story short, We showed up to the place and walked to the tribute band stage to hear fleetwood Mac tribute band. After a few moments of standing around we walked to the bigger band stage and heard John Mayall thankfully I spotted one of my close friends and her family, so I got to hang around them some. By the time John had finished playing my friend wanted to go look around, but when we got back we found Jimmie Vaughan on stage, out of the corner of my eye I saw some young friends of mine running towards the backstage which gave me the idea to go back as well. I told my friend I wanted to try getting backstage if it was possible. So after an hour of dwelling on if we'd be able to get back they finally made up their mind and walked to the side of the stage to find a guard sitting there on his phone. When asked we we're told we had to have passes. So we just continued to stand around like lost puppy's. All of a sudden a security guard near by questioned me if I was trying to get back, I told him yes and explained that I knew people but before I could finish my sentence  he gave me his own pass. We thanked him and walked to the gate to find another guard letting people in and out. He asked to see my pass and when I showed it, he almost said my friend and her mom couldn't go back with me. So he told us to wait while he went to talk to someone else who actually did let us back. We walked back, said hey to my friends, and listened to a few song. My friend Viktoria then wanted to go and catch a few songs from Swan Song. A tribute to Led Zeppelin that you could obviously tell was full of them self. I hated it. The singer was trying to look all cool by simple walking through the crowd to shake people's hands during a solo, then go back up and finish his part. By the end we went back again to catch the rest of Jimmie Vaughan, I felt so cool bringing my friend and her mom backstage because I knew the band playing and the other music friends that sat enjoying it as well. While my friend stood there shocked not knowing what to thing. I guess you can really say that there are nice people out there when it is the right moment. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Love

Yesterday afternoon I read something that seemed to stick with me. And now I muss share it with you. We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough, and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our partner gets his or her act together when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice holiday, when we retire. The truth is, there is no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will change always be filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. A quote comes from Alfred D. Souza. He said, "For a long time it had seemed that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life." This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time... And remember that time waits for no one. So, stop waiting until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until winter, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink.... There is no better time than right now to be happy.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
and dance like on one's watching 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Losing friends

The worst way for friendships to end is for literally nothing to go wrong. You just stop talking to each other.  They stop messaging you to see how you're doing and you get sick of being the first one to start the conversation first so you just, let the friendship go down the drain and wonder how that person is doing and never hear from them again. Admit it, nobody in life is going to wake up first thing in the morning and think, "I wonder how so-and-so is doing?" choosing your friends is one of the most important decisions that a person can make. Why? because you have to choose your friends wisely. It is important because your friends will have a major influence on your decisions. One of my personal experiences with a girl I knew in the 8th grade. I'm just going to call her "Ashley" (Not her real name) When I met Ashley was in the second grade of Summer PASAR, an after school activity where you could do fun things. She seemed like a great girl. She was funny, caring and easy to get along with but that was just what she was making it look like. In the 8th grade I invited her to a big concert because I wanted to show her what I did in my free time and what I got to experience. On the first day of the event all she wanted to do was leave. I later was blamed for not telling her that it would be cold and she would need something warm to wear when in reality. My mom had told us multiple times "Bring a jacket" The day of the concert was a big let down. As soon as I got their all she wanted to do was walk around and not enjoy the music, while I wanted to stand in one place for the rest of the day. Long story short after the whole concert we had gotten into an argument during lunch. I had no clue what happened but she had her mind set on making me cry, walking back to class with a big lump in my throat wasn't easy but I held it in for as long as I could and then failed at the attempt. After all the arguing we went through, I am thankful to say I am in a better spot now than I was back then letting my feelings get hurt so many times. In conclusion of my point, When you think people are you true friends and they end up hurting you. Don't let it hurt you because more friends will come in your life. And in the hopes, they will make you happy one day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My Technology Cap




















Hover boards are the best way to get around by just a small gentle lean. The hover board works by simply charging before using it.




First of all, a hover board is a levitating board used for personal transportation. every hover board has it's own color, red, blue and black like in the movie, "Back To The Future". They are not only designed to get around, but they are designed to be able to play on too. the hover board is similar to a skateboard but using air instead of wheels, there for you get around easier because you can move faster.




In addition, hover boards would be better for the environment because you aren't using anything that pollutes the air. Also the hover board is good because any disabled person can get around better than having to walk and get hurt more.




Some say more people tend to get hurt and rely on it. However, the small truth is people don't rely on it any more due to life. People should consider using the hover board more so they can get to where they need. So take the world into riding safe.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Crazy Friday Evening


My Friday was a little crazy. Once I had gotten home the rain storm was calm and nothing was happening, We all sat in our own rooms in the house doing our own thing until the wind picked up. I looked outside at the gloomy sky that was getting darker and darker by the moment hoping that the power wouldn't go out. Before I get to caught up let me explain. As a kid when power outages would happen my first thing I would do is run to my mom crying because I've always had a fear of the dark. I know my house is a safe house but the fact is I can't stand the quietness of everything and that is exactly what happened. I burst into the entertainment room where we have our TV and games and cuddled up on the couch trying to crack some joke so I wouldn't be so scared. After a while the power would try and come back on but fail at it's attempt. My sister soon got home from work to find the power out but then shortly left to go get her boyfriend. Around 7:00 they came back to find that the power was still out. We started making calls until the power came back on for only a quick second and was out again. We all sat in the dark working on our Halloween costumes but then found out that we would have to make a quick trip to Wall-mart for my costume.

My pimpin' out on the big bike
After our adventure around Wall-mart and getting what we needed, we thought about stopping for dinner at a restaurant called, Urban Rio. We had our very own booth and sat talking about how we wondered what the rain would do and when it would stop, After our meal we all quickly ran to the car and made our way to find that power was still out. Still being scared of the dark, I made a fort and slept on the floor in my moms room to find the power come back on. I made my way to my room and made my way back to peaceful sleep