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Twitter for Laughs June 23, 2009

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Those who know me, know that I put a ton of stuff up on twitter. Stupid stuff too. I don’t really do too much, but I write about it anyways.

My favorite part of Twitter are the people that I follow. My favorite people that I follow are my Disney Channel Stars and the Jonas Brothers/Jonas Brothers Band. They are some of the most inspirational and funny people I will ever not meet. 

I love “hearing” Christa Black, Greg Garbo, and Ryan Leistman bicker with each other. I love John Taylors Tweets about anything and everything. And the band always tweets sweetly about their fans! They are some of the most entertaining people to follow on twitter and I can only hope that I can be as entertaining as they are one day.

The Girls of the Disney Channel Stars that I follow: Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift never fail to show their followers how important having strong girl-friends is. They are constantly tweeting about how they miss each other and how their talks together. Because they are so young 16-19 age range, this is very important. I want to thank them for placing inspiring quotes and notions in their tweets. 

While most people tweet for networking purposes, most of us just tweet for fun and to connect with our friends that we already have. To have followers that we don’t know is a pleasure! We hope our tweets entertain you!


New Jonas Cd= review time! June 17, 2009

So today was a big day in the Jonas World as the release of their 4th album happened. They swept iTunes again reaching number #1 in record time. I have no doubt that you will love this CD.

Lines, Vines, and Trying Times is by far my favorite Cd so far of the Jonas Brothers. This is a Cd that not only proves that they boys are growing up, but proves that they are doing what they love and producing a wide variety of music. This Cd has everything from crooning love song *Turn Right* to sad beautiful mellow song *Black Keys* and blast on the radio songs *Fly With Me*, Songs with a country twang to it *What Did I Do To Your Heart*, and more!

The Jonas Boys have a sound for everyone. Their song Much Better gives off an 80s vibe and the song Hey Baby gives off an oldie type vibe as well. There is so much variety I just couldn’t help but beam as the songs changed. By the end of the day my cheeks actually hurt from smiling so much! 

Their voices are also growing and mixing very well! I was happy to be able to pick out some Kevin Jonas in a few of the songs. And the strings on the Cd are amazing as well. They do a great job and mixing instruments. Nick even plays the Glockenspiel in a song! Crazy!

This is a Cd about growing up. Mostly about the pains of growing up. Complications in life and love. It’s Cd about strength and hope. 

Great Job Kevin, Joe, and Nick for making another wonderful piece of artwork. We love you and encourage you to keep doing what you love doing! You are great at it. 

Now for some of my fave  lyrics:

So turn right, into my arms. Turn right, you won’t be alone. You might fall of this track sometimes. Hope to see you on the finish line. ~ Turn Right

And the black keys never looked so beautiful, and a perfect rainbow never seemed so dull. And the lights out never had this bright a glow and the black keys are showing me a world I’ve never known, a world I’ll never know. ~ Black Keys

We’re chasing stars to lose our shadow, Peter Pan and Wendy turned out fine. So won’t you fly with me~ Fly With Me

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Let me know what you think about it!


Social Vibe + WordPress= Make A Difference! June 16, 2009

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As you all know, I am very passionate about finding ways to change the world. I love charities and charity events! I love raising money for good causes!

WordPress and Social Vibe have teamed up to help bloggers raise money for charities. While there are only a select number of charities there is probably one that you can relate to or are passionate about. I chose To Write Love On Her Arms an organization that serves as a crisis and suicide prevention organization. It is very popular with lots of young teens taking action through it. You can help support this organization that I have chosen by clicking the link on the side.

So what are you waiting for? All you bloggers out there using WordPress get this widget and support a charity! It’s time to make a difference.

“There’s power in all of the choices we make. So I’m starting right now there’s not a moment to waste.” ~ Send It On lyrics


Lines, Vines, and Trying Times June 15, 2009

This is the title of the new Jonas Brothers Cd that comes out Tuesday, Tomorrow, June 16th. I will post a review when I get it, but hear me out.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately. The past week or two have been stressful and emotional. Though I have made a break through. 

For the title of their new album, the boys decided to go with a theme that has been occurring in their lives: Growing Up. It was explained in an interview with Kevin like this:

Lines: are lies that you tell or have been told

Vines: Strangle you or hold you back

Trying Times: no explanation needed

IN essence, growing up. We all experience lies, things that hold us back, and trying times. While the title may sound redundant it’s very reflective of life.

I’ve been experiencing these so called “growing pains” and I realized that I just need to make decisions and settle down. Yes, I’ll be doing it alone and we all know that I have a fear of being alone, however, this is no different than anything else I’ve done before in my life. I just need to go and do it. There  is a line in one of Kenny Chesney’s songs that goes like this: I knew I could never hold that girl, she was born to see the world. Well, as much as I want to stay at home and be with my family, I can’t. I know where I belong and what I need to do and it’s not going to happen in Philly, the subburbs, or in PA. I need to move. I’m just scared. Moving, alone, means starting over completely. In a new state, a new area, far from home…yes 15 hours by car, 2 by plane. Florida. Disney World. August is my deadline. I have until August to figure out if moving is the right thing for me. A mid-July trip to Orlando and the surrounding area is the perfect way to scope things out and make sure. If it doesn’t work out, well I can always come home and try again.

Another thing that’s been bugging me is that I really don’t see people. The one person I thought I would see a lot of, I’m not and it stinks. It turns out that this person is apparently, according to them, is not the person whom I thought they were. This person no longer calls or cares I guess. Which is fine since this person is moving far away at the end of the summer. To be honest, I saw this coming. I just was sort of hoping this person would prove me wrong or would be different than everyone else I know. But disappointment is never far away. I haven’t really been social because there is no one around here. But this does open up time to read, write, learn guitar, and so on. 

I’m not depressed or upset about what has been going on this summer. Yes, it gets stressful and frustrating with my parents and the job thing, but I’m content. I love being here and just relaxing. I need this, for my health and sanity. I like to ease into things and this is the perfect way to do that. I have the rest of my life to work. I’m still young and a knockout (personality wise). A lot of people understand me, no one will ever understand my obsession with the Jonas Brothers, but I could care less. I am who I am. And my obsession with the Jonas Brothers is because they are a group of great musicians with good heads on their shoulders. One day people will see that. Half the time, if people didn’t know the Jonas Brothers were singing a certain song, people would like their music. I’ll get on that soapbox another time. 

But life is life and I am excited to listen to Paranoid and Fly With Me all the time as well as the other music that will help me get through my own Lines, Vines, and Trying Times.


Spring Awakening Does Philly June 11, 2009

Hey All! 

As most of you know: could have guessed, I LOVE THEATRE! All kinds, but mostly musical theatre! 

Anyways, the National Tour of Spring Awakening is coming to Philly’s Academy of Music June 23rd-28th, 2009!

Here is a special invitation to get $50 tickets! Just follow the Directions below!!!

$50 Tickets!

Spring Awakening
Jun 23 – 28  |  Academy of Music

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Based on the infamous 1891 Frank Wedekind play, Spring Awakening features an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer, choreography by award-winning Bill T. Jones and Book by Mr. Sater. Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Haunting and provocative, Spring Awakening celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood. keyword: AWAKENING
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*Discount applies to the Family Circle center seats and sides only. Only valid on Tue-Thur and Sun eve performances. No refunds or exchanges. All sales final. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer Expires 6/15.


I have written TWO 15 page papers on Spring Awakening and it’s meanings/themes/affect on the youth of America for my Theatre Minor. This is a show that I really enjoy and highly recommend!  GO SEE IT!!!!!


Fly With Me June 8, 2009

Hey All! Tonight I want to talk about my favorite boys.

First off: The premiere of their music video for Fly With Me was on the Disney Channel tonight. Even though the video wasn’t flashy or have a cool story-line and looked like it was made during their rehearsals, it was amazing! I think that it was perfectly Jonas Brothers. The video was exactly who they are. It was relaxed and fun. Joe’s facial expressions, the behind the scenes clips, Nick at his white piano, it was perfectly Jonas. I like how they let us in on the work they are doing for the tour. To see the turn table stage in action was amazing and really really cool. 

I really liked the video because it reminded me why I liked the Jonas Brothers to begin with. Their music is amazing, they are extremely talented, they always want to go bigger and better in bringing their work to their fans. They are simple, fun loving guys who happen to make music we all can relate to. They have family and friends who love them and support them. Yes, they draw crowds and attention, but for three young guys in an EXTREMELY loose entertainment business, they seem to have their heads in the right places. Someday I hope to meet them *away from the crowds maybe* and find out for myself that they really do have their heads on straight and that it’s not all the Disney Giant speaking in-through them. They are boys, they are young men in a very VERY fast paced world and they will fall because they are not perfect, but they will get back up and learn. Just because they are in the public eye all the time doesn’t mean they are exempt from making mistakes. They are doing the best they can with the lives they have been given and while I don’t know from experience, I can guess that being in the light all the time is not an easy job. 

So thanks again boys, for doing what you are doing! You are amazing young men *even the Frankster* and I think that you guys are on a great track. Thanks for being an inspiration to us all! Thanks for creating a family out of your band and not just be the Jonas Brothers with some back up band…thank you for being The Jonas Brothers *including band and all!*.  Just remember that you have all of us fans out here supporting you as well. You treat us great and for that, I respect you guys more than I respect any other celebrity!


A Quick Shout out to Mr. John Taylor who made his TV debut tonight on JONAS! You did a great job John! Hope to see more of you and the band the rest of the season!