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First Night With Lordi - All Inclusive

At last, after five years of long waiting for an event I thought would never come, it has finally happened! Last night was the most epic night of my life, the most epic of all the concerts I've been to. Lordi was amazing beyond words and that makes the entire wait worth it. At last I can check off the top item on my bucket list.

So, how was it? I went out of my way to prepare for this concert, even if it meant getting ready and eating early so that nothing would come up to distract me, and that's what I always seem to do when I attend concerts that are general admission for everyone.

We arrived at The Opera House at a reasonable time and surprisingly there was no lineup except a few people hanging outside the doors, so we stood near them chatting for hours until it was time for all VIP attendees to go inside. While most people went for the merchandise stand, I bolted straight for the stage, propped myself up in front center against the railing. I did not budge for the rest of …

The Twitter Purge

It appears in my absence of Twitter, the company has recently been cracking away at taking down tens of millions of fake accounts that are spreading misinformation, malicious, or both since May this year.

You have no idea how many appalling things I have encountered on Twitter during my years on it. In 2016 I came across malicious accounts promoting the KKK or trying to create a racist/neo-Nazi organization inspired by Donald Trump. I reported those accounts for harassment, racism, and other offensive content and Twitter did nothing.

I was harassed on Twitter by someone in a certain band fandom that I will not mention, who felt the need to call me out every single time I tweeted something to vent that they thought was offensive. While I defended my freedom of speech, they continued to insult me and then left before I could do more. I reported it them too and Twitter did nothing.

The only time I recall Twitter did something for me was when I was harassed by a group of MLG's connect…

Gathering Of Glorious Ones

These dragon dreams are enough to put a smile on my face despite the insomnia that may come before it. This one not only presented me as Dragon Master but also the fact that I'm going to have to wait until next year for Game of Thrones, and already I'm experiencing withdrawal.

It was July last year that season 7 aired and without it this year is like a cave with no exit.

I had a dream where after returning from what appeared to be a massive glass ball in space that shot down towards the peak of a mountain. It instead brought me through the snow and into a dark tunnel until light came and I fell through. I got up and then I was standing at the dock of my family's cottage; no surprise since I'm going there soon. It was a beautiful sunny day and I looked up into the sky to see bird-like specks; however they were not birds as soon as I heard their screeches. I once again chanted that weird combination of words "Dragon Gold Awakening" and upon looking at my shadow…

Don't Get Too Attached

I have to shift my expense priorities once again. How could I forget that excessive shopping spree in the summer of 2015 that went towards those Pandora charms?

Then there was makeup at Sephora, and now I just realized I've spent a very large amount on L'Occitane skin care products. A sign that I need a cheaper alternative before it makes me bankrupt.

It's not that I don't have the money. But over time, I realize I don't have enough for something else I may want because I'm spending too much on that particular thing!

I thought about going back to Soap and Glory as late 2017 I was all about their stuff, but now I'm serious about returning to using them. Maybe Bath and Body Works too, but the problem with them is I could get too attached to a particular scent and then suddenly BBW pulls it from the shelf! Oh wait, that already happened.

It was Pink Cashmere. My mom received a bottle of the lotion and I kept stealing it to use on my own skin because I was addi…

This is Not a Business Blog

Over the past few years since I've started this blog, I find myself surrounded by bloggers who are in it for the profit. Gee, that sounds like something that should go in a song or poem!

I always seem to get followers who are not genuinely interested in what I write about. They're just people who are following me hoping that, I will become a customer to whatever it is they are trying to promote and sell, by following them back. I'm not that kind of writer or person. If I want to follow you back, I have to show actual interest in what you're about as a person and a business.

By looking at that picture of me you can see some of the things that I'm all about that get transferred from my brain to the pages of this blog: monsters, music, you name it. This blog is the heart of my online presence where I can freely express myself and talk about the things I love for my own pleasure, not profit. If other people like it, that's a nice little bonus, but I don't need …

Sweet Dreams 151

It's Canada Day today! Our nation is now 151 years old!

What better way to start it off with stories?

This is by far, the latest I've ever slept. I've always been an early riser but today turned out different. I think it was due to all those weird dreams I had last night and the desire to have just one more before waking up!

In the first one, Mr. Lordi was doing an interview in a hotel lobby. I recognized it as the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto. Fun fact: my Nana used to work as a maid there.

Anyway, I had just checked in but the moment I saw him, I dropped my luggage and watched from afar as he talked about why he was in Toronto. He said something about being part of an international horror movie museum and the curator wanted a statue of him in the European horror exhibit.

I stood leaning on the nearby pillar waiting for them to finish and just casually approached him once the interview ended. He noticed the Lordi necklace around my neck (I don't have one in…

Summer's Wrath on Wings to Rewrite the Steps - Music of June 2018

I feel uptight on Saturday night as it's the end of the month and it's time to give you my month in music again.

Due to me not going out much these days, I haven't been listening to a lot. You know, I'm still in that phase post-grad where you have to get yourself started but I'll make it. This month is interesting because it consists of a lot of different genres. So this month, you get the pleasure of seeing my music taste expanded even more.

5. Antonio Vivaldi - Summer

Took me a while to find the right video for this, but yeah it makes perfect sense because summer is now here! I've loved classical music since elementary school when I had to take all those music classes that involved listening to different pieces and learning about some of the most famous composers from the past.

I listened to all four seasons written by Vivaldi, and this one sits in the middle in terms of favourites. Coincidentally, that's how I feel about summer as a season. All I can thin…

Why I Want To Stay Off Facebook

I could just post this article as a status on Facebook, but if I do it might start an argument of justification why things are the way they are.

I'm trying to stay away from Facebook at the moment. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner, but I'm doing it now. I guess finally developed the ability to recognize how it has impacted my brain. It's made me realize I should be doing something else with my time and here's why.

1. It's become the central online hub for whining about anything and everything

This is the big one, the moment you hit the "Like" button on something, you can see the comments and they can be chock-full of people whining about any little thing that is wrong with the picture. Hell, I can't even look at cat videos without someone complaining that the floor Fluffy's on looks like a cage and should be let out because it's "animal abuse", or that he shouldn't be held in that particular way. A video or picture…