Monday, October 26, 2009

Kiss Concert Tonight....And Musical Monday Metallica Edition

Going to see Kiss and Buckcherry tonight! I scored tickets on ebay for $8.50....very cool! I am so excited!

On to Musical Monday, Metallica doing a Misfits cover---"Die, Die My Darling." Been in my head for days--they do such a great cover!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thinking of Getting My Nose Pierced...

Just a stud, not necessarily a ring. Any thoughts?

A history of nose piercing, courtesy of here.

Leonardo Da Vinci believed that the nose set the character of the whole face.

Nose piercing was first recorded in the Middle East aproximately 4,000 years ago, it is mentioned in The Bible in Genesis 24:22 Abraham requested his oldest servant to find a wife for his son Isaac, the servant found Rebekah, and one of the gifts he gave her was a "golden earring" the original Hebrew word used was Shanf, which also translates as "nose-ring".

This practice is still followed among the nomadic Berber and Beja tribes of Africa, and the Bedouins of the Middle East, the size of the ring denotes the wealth of the family. It is given by the husband to his wife at the marriage, and is her security if she is divorced.

Nose piercing was bought to India in the 16th Century from the Middle East by the Moghul emperors. In India a stud (Phul) or a ring (Nath) is usually worn in the left nostril, It is sometimes joined to the ear by a chain, and in some places both nostrils are pierced.

The left side is the most common to be pierced in India, because that is the spot associated in Ayuvedra (Indian medicine) with the female reproductive organs, the piercing is supposed to make childbirth easier and lessen period pain.

In the west nose piercing first appeared among the hippies who travelled to India in the Late 1960's. It was later adopted by the Punk movement of the late 1970's as a symbol of rebellion against conservative values.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Belated Blogging Anniversary

Oh. My two year blogging anniversary came and went without notice by me. I haven't been as frequent with my posting this year, as I've been focusing more on other/different aspects of my life, and for some reason not able to share, here, as fluently and freely as I would have like to. Though, I am still committed to Thoughtful Reflections and the joy it brings me to connect with the world. And thanks to my readers; I appreciate you for keeping up with all of my sporadic posting. Stay tuned for further musings by me.

And for your listening and viewing pleasure, below is Pearl Jam, live, doing Little Wing with an awesome guest guitar player who happens to be my mom's friend's husband. How cool is that?! I also just found out that said guest guitarist was a former guitar teacher of Eddie Vedder's!

Bear Makes Beer Run in Wisconsin

This speaks for itself! LOL

HAYWARD, Wis. — Shoppers in a Wisconsin grocery store got an unexpected surprise when a 125-pound black bear wandered inside and headed straight for the beer cooler.

The bear stopped Friday night at Marketplace Foods in Hayward, about 140 miles northeast of Minneapolis, sauntering through the automatic doors and heading straight for the liquor department.

It calmly climbed up 12 feet onto a shelf in the beer cooler where it sat for about an hour while employees helped evacuate customers and summoned wildlife officials.

Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tranquilized the animal and took it out of the store. Store workers say the bear seemed content in the cooler and did not consume any alcohol.

Bear Makes Beer Run in Wisconsin - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News -

Posted using ShareThis

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I'm Slightly Obsessed With the New Pearl Jam Album

Ok! Slightly obsessed is really an understatement! I've been listening to Pearl Jam's Back Spacer nonstop, for a week now! (And I'm thinking the only pause will be tonight when I see Metallica, for the first time!)

It's a wonderful album overall...I had forgotten how good these guys are. Even if you are not a fan, you should really check Back Spacer out!