"So what's it gonna take? Silver shadow believer..." -Shiny Toy Guns

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Need I say more?

What is up? Again, with the car ads. Pontiac and Shwayze? Hmmm? Not a connection I might have made. But, I see what they are working towards here; trying to rope in that younger generation.

(Courtesy of Youtube.com)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Ford Adventure? Really?

I have become semi-immune to commercials, as we all do. Unless, it's Superbowl it is hard for me to take each one into consideration. They can be redundant, so when you finally see a good one, you remember it. Recently, a Ford commercial made me look up from my laptop. Yep, Ford. Not, because of the content, but because of the music playing in the background. Out loud I said, "Ford and Angels & Airwaves, really?"
Being a twenty something single, with no kids, a Ford SUV commercial isn't one I'd usually pay attention to. But a song called, "the Adventure" from an album I have listened to over and over again in the background? I couldn't help it. Ford keys on all the concerns people have when looking to buy a car these days: it's green, has advanced technology, it's safe, and of quality. Yet, those are things my parents might have noticed about the ad, before me. What I noticed was a song I am familiar with, that in turn sucked me in to watching the entire ad. Bravo Ford.

(video courtesy of Youtube.com)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Azy Does It!

It's been one whole year. Azy Does It turned one year old today. My little Friday the 13th, Aries baby is all grown up...
Well, not quite. I did spent the first of this year neglecting her, since all the big changes. But, now friends, it's time to get serious again. My plan was to throw her a huge party. It's not everyday you celebrate a life changing anniversary. I was going to treat it as if I were to host a child's birthday. I mean, I go to all my friends' kids 1st birthdays; sing, eat cake, and bring gifts. Why wouldn't my baby get the same treatment? Sad or rad? I argue, rad and absolutely hilarious!
Others have said: sad. One friend even said, "You do realize you are calling your blog, your baby." Yes, and what's wrong with that? It is my brainchild. Azy Does It has brought much joy and release to an otherwise very hardworking and stressed out girl, who decided that she wanted to write and needed a place to put it all. It is a representation of my craft, if you will. Children are not of similar design? A place to store all of your best and worst assets? A contribution to the planet, created by you, and something to be proud of? I love kids, someday I even want my own, but for now my passion is my career and getting it on track, and Azy Does It, is my baby.
So Happy Birthday, Azy Does It! I'm so proud of you.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Attention Drunk Drivers

There are many reasons I do not drink and drive:

1.) I could endanger the life of someone else.

2.) Getting a DUI costs way too much money - money I do not have; and losing my license would mean losing a certain amount of freedom, that I am not willing to part with.

3.) Cops make me nervous and I am a terrible liar.

4.) I could hurt myself.

And now there is a fifth reason: http://www.petaluma360.com/article/AC/20080410/NEWS01/402740748/-1/petaluma360&template=ptart

Very interesting article. One drink or twenty - anyone living in these parts should read this. Please drink responsibly, take a cab. Or walk, we could all use the exercise.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

You know you are 28 when...

You watch a concert at The Phoenix Theater, from upstairs. Yes, Azy sat down, upstairs, through a Too Short concert. "You see I made up my mind when I was seventeen, I ain't with no marriage and a weddin' ring." -Too Short.
Too Short was awesome; still gangsta, and the Phoenix remains a great place to see shows. It brings back many memories from my teenage years. I spent quite a few evenings there taking in concerts and going to watch showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It is a historical piece of Petaluma that want to live on for generations to come. It is one of the only venues near by where young people have the opportunity to take in live music, art, and culture. It broke my heart when there was talk of it being closed down back in 1999. Fortunately, it was saved and continues to be a great place for teens to hang out.
I felt a hundred years old sitting upstairs. Especially, when I could visualize a younger Azy dancing and jumping around on the ground floor. But, so be it. I will always support and go see shows at The Phoenix, even if I am 100.
For more information you should visit their Web site: http://www.thephoenixtheater.com/

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Can't get no satisfaction?

Maybe I can, at least for today. My life is complete again... Sirius has “Rolling Stones Radio.” 24 hours of Rolling Stones' songs, on channel 12. It takes so little. Am I my parents’ daughter, or what?
Unfortunately, it is only temporary. It's a nice distraction from my otherwise crumbling future, however. Rolling Stones Radio is a limited offering, they are using it to promote, “Shine a Light” www.shinealightmovie.com/ , a documentary about the Stones, directed by Martin Scorsese. It is no surprise they paired up; Scorsese uses their music often in his brilliant films. The movie opened last weekend and as far as I can tell, is only playing in select theaters. Love the Stones, love Scorsese, and just plain can’t wait to see it. Did I mention that I read that the film was shot during Bill Clinton’s birthday bash 2006? Bill Clinton - love him. The reviews say the film is complete with concert footage, close-ups, vintage interviews, and most importantly their wonderful songs.

"There's no time to lose, I heard her say, "Catch your dreams before they slip away." Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you will lose your mind. Ain't life unkind?" -The Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday