Why I ♥ TaeYang ^_^

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I don’t know when I started to love Dong Young Bae aka TaeYang aka YoungBae. For those who don’t know who TaeYang is, he is a South Korean singer/dancer who is apart of a K-Pop group called Big Bang. TaeYang started training under YG Entertainment when he was 12 years old. He became a member of Big Bang in 2006. You may wonder how did I got into listening to K-Pop? I shall share how. I will also of how I became a fan of not only the group, but also TaeYang.
I started listening to Big Bang a year or so ago. I guess you can say that I am a newbie VIP. I still am. One of my favorite songs from them is Bad Boy. Of course I like Blue, Fantastic, Baby, Monster, HARU HARU, Tonight, Beautiful Hangover, and many others. But Bad Boy stuck out to me the most. Why? Pretty much the beat and the lyrics drew me in. But as I was watching the video for the thousandth time, I noticed one person from the other four that caught me eye.
I love GD (G-Dragon), T.O.P, Seungri, and Daesung. They are some really talented dudes. It was something about YoungBae. In my mind, I started to say to myself in Future’s voice from “Turn on the Lights”: “I think I love him.” And it wasn’t like “Oh I want to marry him and have his kids” kind of love. That would be strangely awkward and weird. Even stalker type behavior. But it was the kind of love I have for people that are talented. Like I would want to meet him someday. Talk about random stupid things or serious issues and laugh. Take some pictures to cherish this moment forever. I tend to daydream quite a bit. When that happens, I write my thoughts down. This is one of those moments.
YoungBae sings like an angel, raps like a beast, and dances with precision and skill. He also has a smile that shines as bright as the sun. His stage name TaeYang actually means sun. Whenever I look at pics of him smiling, I smile. His smile is infectious. So darn infectious. Sighs. He has a different style and swag (I shall only use this word once. I don’t even use it any more. It seemed fitting to use it.) that I have never seen before. Its funny, but whenever I see pictures or videos of him I kind of fangirl internally. There is only one other person I do that for. His name is Bruno Mars. TaeYang is the only other person that makes me feel that way.
Here are some facts about TaeYang that you may, may not, or already know about him:
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#1: Became ‘interested’ in music after hearing Brian McKnight’s first album when he was little.
#2: TaeYang has an older brother, Dong Hyun Bae. He’s an actor.
#3: He talks in his sleep.
#4: He has never had a girlfriend before.
#5: Known to be extremely shy and nervous around girls, has become better but still unable to speak or look at them.
#6: Dislikes when people make face judgements about them.
#7: Says if he weren’t a music artist, he’d be a Gag Man.
#8: His biggest conflict with GD was during trainee years and it was over a basketball game where he even grabbed GD by the collar because he was so mad.
#9:Chooses love over work.
#10:One of his favorite songs is ‘Frankie J – Don’t Wanna Try’.
#11: Always carries his ipod, bible, and English vocab cards in his backpack and sometimes energy drinks.
I know that TaeYang has put out one EP (Hot, 2008) and one album (Solar, 2010). YoungBae’s sound is R&B/Pop feel with those two albums. His second album Rise comes out on November 11th. His current album has more of an Hip-Hop vibe to it. Its been three years since YoungBae has put out any new music. I know that caused a lot of his fans to wait in anticipation. Biting their nails, pacing back and forth, maybe fidgeting a lot.  Waiting when new music was going to come out. I even wondered myself if he was going to come out with new stuff.
I can tell you some of my favorite songs from both Hot and Solar:
Only Look At Me (Look Only At Me)
Prayer
I’ll Be There
Wedding Dress
Where U At
Take It Slow
After You Sleep
I Need A Girl
Not to mention he covered songs I saw on YouTube like Frankie J’s “Don’t Wanna Try,” Chris Brown’s “Don’t Judge Me,” and Beyonce’s song (Frank Ocean wrote for her) called, “I Love You.” Plus there is this dope dance he did on a Korean Variety Show called the “Sushi Dance” that is so cool. Some of TaeYang’s musical influences include Michael Jackson and Usher. I can see in some ways how he resemble Usher, but I think YoungBae is in a league all his own.
YoungBae recently released his first single off his second album Rise, called “RINGA LINGA” on November 8th 2013. Since its release it has topped the singles charts in Korea. The single became #1 in five countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Macao. When the Music Video (MV) was released on YouTube on November 10th, it got 1 million views within 13 hours of being released. His fans received his comeback really well.
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There maybe some people who may not like the video or his new style. I personally love it! You have to understand that music artists can’t just stay in one box all the time and just have one sound. Of course that’s what made you fall in love with them. But I respect music artists who keep evolving their sound. Challenging themselves to create something that they may be surprised would never come out from them. Is TaeYang’s sound different from the other two projects that he put out in the past? Yes. Artists who take their time to create something that not only they will be proud of but also their fans will be proud of. I really don’t think TaeYang is worried about the critics or even fans downplaying his new sound. I think he is just really excited about making music and putting it out there for the people to enjoy.
So why do I love TaeYang? Of course he is handsome and adorable. But I love him mainly because he is a talented individual who loves music and is dedicated in what he does. Music is more than just words, notes, and sounds. Its about creation and expression. Its about sharing your creative expressions to the world. I think his album Rise will do well. I am excited to hear his new music. New music always excites me. I will be a fan of TaeYang forever. How could I not be a fan of him? His smile yo. Sorry I am having flashbacks about his smile. I like guys with nice warm welcoming smiles.
So with that I will leave you with this quote:
Follow your heart, not your head. Follow your passion.
— TaeYang
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^.
Sources:
TaeYang Sweeps ITunes…Also Topping 7 Major Music Charts in Korea (November 8, 2013) – http://www.yg-life.com/archives/24120?lang=en
TaeYang’s “Ringa Linga” Music Video Hits Over 1 Million YouTube Views in Less Than a Day (November 10, 2013) – http://www.soompi.com/2013/11/10/taeyangs-ringa-linga-music-video-hits-over-1-million-youtube-views-in-less-than-a-day/#.UoE-wfnBN14

AshleyNerdStar’s Five Favorite Things: Sneaker Edition

I am a bit of a sneaker fanatic. So what better way to kick off this inaugural post by listing some of my favorite things than to share my love of sneakers to the world. So I picked 5 dope sneakers that will make any avid sneaker lover happy.
#1: Air Jordan 5 (Laney)
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Released – November 2, 2013 
The dope pair of Jordans you see here above are inspired by a particular high school that one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the NBA attended. Well it may be easy to guess who it is, but Michael Jordan attended Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. According to SneakerFreaker.com, its been 13 years since these Royal Blue & Yellow sneaks dropped in 2000. Now you can cop these sneaks and sport them with care or add them to your ever growing Jordan collection.
#2: Nike SB Dunk Hi, Tropical Blue & University Gold 
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Released – August 2013 
Blue is my favorite color. All kinds of blue whether light or dark blue makes me smile. So when I saw these Tropical Blue & University Gold Nike SB Dunk Hi’s, I instantly fell in love with them. The University Gold Nike Swoosh that creates the centerpiece to the Tropical Blue suede canvas makes the sneaker highly appealing. In addition to the University Gold accents inside and on the tongue of the shoe, the color white complements the midsole (and shoe laces) very well. I would definitely be on the search to get these awesome kicks!
#3: Air Jordan 4 (Toro Bravo)
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Released – July 13, 2013 
Jordan 4’s are my favorite Air Jordans in my mind. Why? I guess to me they are more stylish than the others. I like 5’s as well as 6’s. I don’t know what it is about 4’s. They are just dope to me. These Fire Red, White, Black, and Cement Grey Jordan 4’s aka Toro Bravo’s would make a great addition to your sneaker family. They were just released this past July. So they are still new but can grow into a Jordan sneaker classic.
#4: Nike WMNS Dunk Sky Hi, Purple Dynasty
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Released – October 2013
One of my other favorite colors is purple. I have some dark purple dunks that I call, “Purple Rain.” Its true. I may make a post showing you a little bit of the cool sneaks I have. When I first saw the Nike WMNS Dunk Sky Hi Purple Dynasty sneaks, the bright purple color pulled me in. Despite the fact that these are wedge sneakers, I would actually wear them. Not a big fan of them. I am more of a non-wedge sneaker lover myself. These dunks are designed for the woman who wants to look fresh and cute all at the same time. The design of the sneakers is pretty cool.  SneakerNews.com describes the design of the Purple Dynasty sneaker as “tonal black and Dark Loden pebbled with leather/suede combinations.” So ladies if you are looking for a stylish yet regal looking sneaker, the Purple Dynasty Dunk Sky Hi may be the right one for you.
#5: Air Jordan 1 – Retro High OG (Laney)
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Set to be Released – November 16, 2013 
We are going back to Michael Jordan’s high school alma mater with these Air Jordan 1 Retro OG Laney High School inspired sneaks. The Royal Blue (suede) seems to pop out more as the Yellow (leather) seems to be the backdrop of this classic sneaker. You can get these cool sneaks, just in time for holidays. They are slated to be released in a couple of weeks this November.
Honorable Mention: Air Jordan 5 ‘3 Lab 5 x Versace Custom
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Released – August 8, 2013
Just had to share these dope pair of kicks. These burgundy (main color) with black elephant print and gold accent custom kicks makes these Jordans to stand out from the rest. To finish off this unique design the famous Versace Medusa logo is imprinted on the heel of the sneaker.  These will make a great addition to your collection and my possibly be a covnersation starter if you sport these joints around the town.
There are more sneaker brands I like. Sorry to go all Jordan and Dunks on you. Those are my top two favs.
If you have any dope sneaks links you would like to share with me comment under the post below. Always open to see fresh new kicks!
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^.

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TWD Season 4: Episode 3, Isolation (Recap)

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Warning! This recap may have me saying: Flips tables, Flippin tables, I want to flip tables, or I am going to flip tables repeatedly. So you can have a counter ready. I am about to go in! This past episode not only made me a bit upset. I was also shocked as well.
So let’s get started!
#1: Beginning — WHOA! ( Tyreese and Rick Fight)
The beginning of the episode starts with Glenn, Maggie, and some other folks digging graves outside in the prison yard. Dr. S (Caleb, now I know his name!) and Hershel checks on a man who was sick with the virus. He is now dead.
Meanwhile Tyreese, Rick, Carol and Daryl are standing in front of Karen and David’s burned bodies. Rick asks Tyreese, “You found them like this?” Tyreese explains to Rick how he was going to visit Karen and he ended up finding her dead body from the blood trail he followed.  He said to him, “Someone dragged their bodies outside and lit them on fire!” Is it just me or did Tyreese just sound like Ja Rule when he was explaining to Rick what happened? Or maybe DMX? Moving right along.
Tyreese was enraged. He was hungry for vengeance. He wants to find the person who did this. Tyreese called Rick a cop. He demands that he finds out who did killed them and bring that person to him. I think Rick was looking at Tyreese like: “Who the hell you take me for? You can go play detective and go find who did this ya damn self!” Tyreese was freakin out. Rick calmly tells Tyreese that he’s been there. He understands how he is feeling. But he is not listening to all that. All that rage and anger is blinding him. He is like a Tyreese Hulk or Ty Hulk in a sense now. Daryl tries to calm him down. He yells saying, “Karen didn’t deserve this! David didn’t deserved this! No one deserved this!” Daryl tells Tyreese that they are on the same side.
Rick tries to calm Tyreese down. He assures Tyreese that he knows and understands what he is going through. Of course everyone so far in the both groups have lost loved ones or good people that didn’t deserve to die. He understands how he feels. Tyreese is pretty much losing his mind. He is not thinking straight. Tyreese punches Rick in the face (Awwwww Snap!) Carol tries to separate them. Its not working so well. Why did Tyreese punch Rick? He didn’t do anything to him. He was just trying to calm him down. Tyreese isn’t thinking straight. He punches Rick in the face again. Daryl holds him back saying, “That’s enough!”
I would have been like: “Who the hell you think you are?!?!?! I was the one that brought you, your sister, and your little crew up in this prison, when y’all didn’t have anywhere to go. You all left to stay with The Governor, then come back, and you punch me in the face because your little girlfriend died thinking I had something to do with that?!?! Awwww HELL NAW!” You know Rick ain’t going down like that. So he punches Tyreese in the face. A fist fight starts.
Rick literally kicks the shit out of Tyreese. Awwww the Rick that we all know and love is coming back! Daryl keeps calling his name trying to stop him. But Rick is in that rage mode too because Tyreese invaded his personal space. I know what he was trying to do. Be sneaky and blame Rick for what happened. Daryl tries to hold Rick back. Rick loses it and yells repeatedly: “LET GO OF ME!” Carol is just standing there looking in shock (and maybe a little bit of awe) of what just happened.
Tyreese lays on the ground crying. Rick looks at his bloody knuckles. It was almost like he blacked out. He was coming back to reality, realizing what he had done. He looked at his hand at first started out as rage, but then turned into something else. Rick looked worried for some reason. He looked scared at what he had done to Tyreese. But he was only defending himself as a man. I don’t think anyone would let someone just hit them and let them get away with it. Remember when your parents would tell you if a someone hits you at school: “When someone hits you, you have to hit them back.” That’s what Rick did. Just made me think of Elementary and Grade School all over again. I hit people back who hit me. I don’t play that mess.
Intense opener to this episode.
#2: Hershel & Rick Moment 
Rick sprained his hand from the little altercation he had with Tyreese. Hershel said that his hand will be sprained for about week. Hershel asks if Rick is okay. Rick tells him, “It hurts.” Hershel wasn’t talking about his hand, but about what has happened (Security breaches, a possible virus outbreak, loosing lives, and food shortages). 12 people have died since the incident. 2 people were killed in cold blood. Rick says, “I think I caused enough damage for one day.” Hershel tells Rick that he has fell off the wagon before. He didn’t sit down feeling sorry for himself about it. He got back up. He told him, “I had responsibilities to take care of. People to keep safe.” In some way Hershel wants Rick to take over leadership duties and be the fearless leader like he once was again. Rick is still having his doubts about that.
#3: Bob the Medic & Tyreese Moment
Tyreese is digging up graves for Karen and David. Rick hit him so hard that his eye has swelled up shut. Bob looked at Tyreese while he continues to dig saying, “Let’s get you cleaned up man. Need a couple stitches.” Tyreese tells him, “Not until they are in the ground.” He is referring to Karen and David. So he is not doing anything else until they are properly buried. Bob tells Tyreese that he should let Hershel or Dr. S check him out to make sure he doesn’t have any broken bones. Tyreese looks at Bob and says, “When they in the ground.” So Bob gets a shovel and starts to help Tyreese on diging the other grave. You know Tyreese was just a chill guy. Now he is turning himself slowly into a monster. Should we be scared? Maybe.
#4: Glenn is Worried, Sasha Starts Getting Sick 
Glenn asks Hershel they (meaning the rest of Rick’s crew and the other survivors) are going to be okay in terms of not getting sick. He tells Hershel that Karen and David were already sick. So if they would have gotten the virus they would have had it by now. Hershel tells Glenn that they may be okay. He is not for sure. Hershel says, “It doesn’t happen on a timeline. Its different with everyone.” Glenn asks, “We could be okay?” Such an adorable worry-wort. Hershel responds back with, “Yes. We could be. Everything could be okay.” Glenn looks at his father-in-law and says: “If its walkers, if its people, we can fight. But with this, I am just digging graves.” Sasha comes out of the door while Glenn and Hershel have their conversation. She starts to cough really bad (Uh-Oh!). She waves to Glenn and Hershel to stay back. She tells them that she is going to see Dr. S and that she is going to be okay.
As Sasha staggers into Cell Block A looking for Dr. S she sees other people who are sick, coughing in their cells, dying, and turning into walkers. A man who has died from the virus turns into a walker and starts to reach toward her in the cell. Dr. S comes up to Sasha and tells her, “Its starting.” People are starting to die from the virus and turning into walkers. Making this a huge problem. Just when you think things are slightly getting better. They turn for the worse. Dr. S is starting to get sick as well.
#5: Race to Find Medicine 
Hershel explains to Daryl, Carol, Glenn, and Michonne about how the virus is spreading. He says that the survivors from Cell Block D (Sasha, Caleb aka Dr. S, and the others) are starting to get sick. As he continues to explain on what he thinks should be done try to to stop it, Glenn starts to feel kind of weird. He is sweating more than usual. He may have the virus in him too. But he doesn’t want to let anyone know. Hershel says there is no way of stopping the virus. Once you get it, you have to go through it. Michonne says, “But it just kills you.” Hershel tells Michonne, “The illness doesn’t kill you, but the symptoms do.” They need antibiotics. Daryl says that they have been through every pharmacy nearby without any luck of finding any.
Hershel tells Daryl of making a trip to a veterinary college at West Peach Tree Tech. It might the be one place that people haven’t raided to get meds. He said the same medicine that they give to animals is the same needed to treat the virus. Daryl gets a group ready so they can head out to the college. It is 50 miles away from the prison. Michonne decides to go as well. Hershel tells her that she may have a risk of being exposed. Michonne is not worried about that. She goes on with Daryl to get ready for the med run trip.
Hershel makes a suggestion to separate the most vulnerable people who may be exposed to the virus and place them in a different area. Glenn asks who is the most vulnerable. Hershel answers Glenn with, “Their young.” Glenn asks, “What about the old?” If they do get the antibiotics and bring them back to give to the surviving group members who have been exposed, will that be enough to save them? Will that help get rid of the symptoms and keep everyone alive? We just have to wait and see.
#6: Rick & Tyreese Moment/Rick & Carl
The water pump is stuck. Rick tells Carol that they may have enough water until tomorrow. Carol suggests to Rick a way to get the pump unclogged. Rick seemed a little bit hesitant to hear that. Carol tells him that 5 more people have came down with the virus. There aren’t that many people left. Carol says to Rick, “What if you get sick? What if I get sick? Rick tells Carol, “What if we get in trouble out there and not come back? Look, lets get this up (water) to the people who need it. We get what we have to get done first.” I smell the leadership coming back.
Carol and Rick looks out to see Tyreese still digging Karen and David’s graves. She tells Rick that he should talk to him and pay his respects. Tyreese finishes burying Karen and David’s bodies. Rick stands right in front of him. They are about to have a civil conversation. Rick apologizes to Tyreese about what happened earlier. He continues his apology to Tyreese saying, “What I did to you. Everything.” Tyreese responds by saying, “Its on both of us. You got to find who did this.” Rick says, “Well I didn’t know David much, did you? Did anyone have a problem with David or Karen?” Tyreese told him no. He was with Karen everyday. There seemed to be no problems from her. There was no problems from David either. Both Karen and David got along with everybody. Rick tells Tyreese that Karen and David were the only two that were sick at the time. The mystery person may be trying to stop the virus from spreading. Tyreese said, “They didn’t.” He felt that the person responsible for Karen and David’s death had another motive in killing them.
Tyreese realizes that Sasha is sick. Rick assures Tyreese that the person who killed Karen and David will be found. The person will get punished for what they did. Tyreese wants the person found today. He doesn’t want to wait around. Tyreese tells Rick, “All I see you is pumping water. What I feel from you is, murder is okay in this place.” Dude you seriously need to chill! I just felt (start your counting) like flipping tables at what Tyreese said to Rick just now. If I was Rick, I would have punched him in the face again. Rick tells him, “No its not. But we have to save lives first. We have to keep this place going.” Tyreese response to that was, “You worry about that. I’ll worry about what is right.” He walks away from Rick. I really don’t know what Tyreese’s version of right is. But I think a part of his sane mind is missing.
Carl heads off to quarantine. He really doesn’t want to go. I guess he doesn’t want to be around kids his own age. He wants to be with his dad. Rick tells him that he has to look after the others and his sister Judith. To make sure they are safe. Carl knows what he must do if one of them turns. He puts his gun in his holster. Rick tells Carl to only shoot if he has to. Carl tells his dad that he might need to shoot. So he is basically telling Rick that he is going to shoot anyway. Whether if he has to or not.
#7:  Glenn is Sick (-Kev Hart’s Voice- Noooooo!!!!! He’s not ready!!!! He’s not ready!!!!)
Glenn’s symptoms is starting to show. He starts saying to himself that he is going to be okay. Maggie walks in on him and asks if he is okay. Glenn tells her not to come near him. He tells her that he has the virus. Noooooo Glenn!!!! :/
I started to freak out when I realized that Glenn was getting sick. If he dies, I am going to cry. Like I am literally going to flip some tables in anger. Glenn has been with the group from the start. He’s kind of become my homie in a way throughout the show. Okay there are sometimes that I admit where he comes on in a scene and I whisper “I Love You.” I’m sorry. Its true. But there will be some major table flipping going on if he dies. Like seriously flipping of tables in pure emotion. He has grown so much. He can’t die now! He just can’t. I have to admit, I spoiled one part of this episode last Sunday. I posted a status on my Facebook page saying: “OMG, Glenn is sick!!! I am about to cry.” Of course people who were on my friends list who saw this on their timeline wasn’t happy since they didn’t see the episode yet. Sorry. Its my Facebook page, my status, and my life. You can either read it, erase it from your mind, don’t be on Facebook during 9:00pm on Sundays, or just suck it up and watch the episode when you get the time to. I don’t have time to suppress my excitement of what I see for no one. Just chill and deal with it.
#8: Daryl & Michonne Getting Ready to Head to West Peach Tree Tech (Med Run)
Daryl checks the hood of a car and sees that it is a quart low in oil. Michonne tells Daryl that she will go get some oil. Daryl is glad that Michonne is here instead of running off. Michonne tells Daryl, “You know I’m not running off?” Daryl nods in agreement. So she asks Daryl, “Its just going to be me and you like in the good old days?” Daryl says, “Me, you, and Bob (FLIPS TABLES!). Oh great, they are bringing Bob along. The same person that Daryl saved at the Big Spot! store when the wine shelf fell down on him. Just because he was trying to steal some damn wine! And on top of that he was yelling “HEY! HEY!” like a dumb dumb attracting more walkers to come to the group their way. Oh that Bob (FLIPS TABLES!). Awesome!
Michonne and Daryl decides they needed a extra person to go with them to West Peach Tree Tech to get the antibiotics. Rick couldn’t go because he is needed at the prision to make sure the survivors are safe. The only other person that wasn’t sick was Tyreese. Daryl goes to find Tyreese. He is in Cell Block A visiting his sister. He asks if he would go with them to get the medicine. Tyreese wants to stay and keep watch. Daryl pretty much tells him that it is not gonna do any good with him staying here to stand watch. He tells Tyreese, “They are cut off.” It kind of just makes me want to say: “This is another moment of Daryl Dixon: Keeping it Real.” Sounds good right? Daryl tells Tyreese that him, Michonne and Bob will be up at the front gate in case he changes his mind. So eventually, Tyreese accompanies Daryl, Michonne, and Bob on the medicine run. If they can go there and bring the medicine back before tomorrow they will have a good chance of fighting the virus off. People will get better.
Tyreese asks Carol if she could look after Sasha until he gets back from the med run. She agrees. Then she has a slight mental breakdown and cries. What the crap was that all about?
#9: Hershel Makes a Trip/Carol & Lizzie/Beth & Maggie 
In quarantine, Hershel decides to make a trip to the woods. Carl is telling him that he just can’t leave. Hershel pretty much tells Carl: “Look! I ain’t gonna have no 15 year-old kid telling me where to go and not go. I am a grown ass man! I am Hershel Greene aka Santa Claus! If you don’t let me go, then you are going to be on my naughty list for Christmas young man!” I really don’t know why, I went the Santa route. Its just that Hershel looks like Santa. Well you know what means if people don’t obey Carl. He tells him that he has to tell his dad. Now the thing with Carol was understandable. With Hershel it just makes Carl a little bit of a snitch. Why is Hershel going into the woods? Then Carl says to Hershel, “If you have to go, I have to come with you.” Have you not learned your lesson Carl?!?!? You almost died touching a damn deer!!! (FLIPS TABLES!). You just want to go back the Second and Third Season Carl. You don’t want to stay and be responsible Carl now. FLIPS TABLES! Arrrrgh!!!!
Carol is putting the exposed people in solitary confinement. Lizzie finds Carol. She tells her that she’s not feeling so good. Carol tells her that she will help to make sure she gets better. Lizzie asks if she could tuck her in. Carol tells her to go find Glenn because he is one the best bed tuckers she knows. Lizzie is scared. She runs back to hug Carol. She tells Lizzie that its okay and to go on in. After she Lizzie walks in, Carol closes the door. She starts to break down and cry. I know she really wanted to tuck Lizzie in bed herself. But she couldn’t risk getting herself exposed.
Maggie thanks Beth for taking care of Little Asskicker. Beth asks if things are okay. She tells Beth that Glenn has the virus. Beth tells Maggie, “We don’t get to be upset. We all have jobs to do. That’s what Daddy always says. Daryl and Michonne will get the meds. You, Carol, and Rick will help everyone until they get back. And I’ll take care of Judith. Just focus on what you have to do. No matter what happens, we’ll deal with it. We have to.” I mean its cool that Beth is being strong and all but it just feels kind of weird. ‘No matter what happens, we’ll deal with it?’ So Beth if Hershel dies, or Maggie loses Glenn then you just want to act like nothing happened? You don’t want Maggie to cry if one or both of those guys die? You are not going to cry if your dad dies? I don’t want that to happen. I would actually cry if Hershel dies. She didn’t cry when Kyle died. When Daryl told her he died she was like eh. I am worried about Beth, but I respect her for being so strong.
#10: Hershel & Carl in the Woods
While Hershel is picking berries, he asks Carl when Rick gave him his gun back. Carl told Hershel that Rick gave him his gun after what happened in Cell Block D. Hershel tells him that there is a certain responsibility with being able to step back. Carl agrees with him and says, “That can only happen for so long.” Hershel tells Carl that it is peaceful out there in the woods and it is safer being outside than in the prison. Carl disagrees with him. They see a campsite full of walker corpses scattered among the woods. There was one walker  lying there near a tree with half of their body is gone. The walker reaches out toward Carl and Hershel. They begin to make their way back the prison.
As Carl and Hershel head back, they see a lady walker coming at them. She has a bear trap clinging to one of her legs. Carl raises his gun at the lady walker coming towards him. Hershel tells Carl not to shoot. He doesn’t have to?!?! FLIPS TABLES! Hershel really?!?! I love you and all but if there was a walker coming toward me I would shoot it. I know Carl just got his gun back. I think he is responsible enough to know when he needs to use his gun. Remember the time when he killed that young guy in the woods from The Governor’s camp who was unarmed? Carl didn’t have to kill him but he did. He felt threatened. If he didn’t kill him, he might have been killed. So Carl decides not to shoot the lady walker and continues to head back to the prison. There is nothing peaceful about walkers coming in your face. I understand what Hershel is trying to say, but it still dangerous out there.
#11: Hershel to the Rescue
Maggie asks Hershel why he isn’t in quarantine. He tells her that he could help the people who are really sick. The berries that he got from the woods are called Elder Berries. His wife used to make tea with them to drink as a flu remedy. The tea can help reduce the sick survivors fever and keep them stable until meds arrive. Maggie tells her dad that Daryl and Michonne are getting the antibiotics. Hershel tells her that most of those people in quarantine won’t last for 12 hours. He has to help them and Glenn. Hershel goes on to say, “There are so many times, we haven’t been able to do anything, to change what was happening. What was happening to us. We wished we could, but we couldn’t. This time I can. I know I can. So I have to.” Since Caleb (Dr. S) is sick, Hershel is the only one who can help him. Maggie doesn’t want him to do it. Rick tells Hershel that if he goes in there, he is going to get sick. Hershel tells him, “We don’t know that. What we do know is that, but what we do know is that we can get the symptoms controlled.” Rick begs Hershel to just wait. Hershel says, “Listen, damnit! You step outside, you risk your life. You take a drink of water, you risk your life. And nowadays you breath, you risk your life. Every moment now, you don’t have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you are risking it for.” Hershel is risking his life so he can make the people who are in quarantine feel better. God Bless his soul!
#12: Rick Grimes, Criminal Investigator/Possible Theories/Carol Having Carl Tendencies
Rick is trying to figure out who killed Karen and David.
So here is the crime scene as follows:
#1: You have a burnt trail from where the bodies were drugged out and lit on fire.
#2: Two gas cans that laid right beside the burned bodies.
#3: An opened passageway from Cell Block A the mystery person used.
Rick looks at the opened passageway. He notices blood on the side of the door. He puts his hand by it. The blood could come from the mystery person. They might have cut themselves. The cut didn’t heal properly. Maybe that’s how the blood got on there.
Here are my possible theories on who the mystery person could be: Bob, Caleb (Dr. S), or both. They are the only two that I can think of to have enough strength to drag two bodies outside. Caleb could have done this before he got sick. I could see one person doing it, but they had to have an accomplice helping the mystery person out. I guess we will find out soon enough who did it.
Carol is outside the perimeter trying to unclog the water pump. She pulls the pipe out of the water and starts to shake off whatever was in there that made it clogged. There is a small group of walkers near the water pump outside the gate. Carol continues to shake out the contents of the pipe. Then a small group of walkers go over to Carol in an attempt to attack her. Rick sees what happens. He runs as fast as he can to get to her. Carol ignores what is going on and continues to work on unclogging the pipe. There were two groups of walkers now coming at Carol on either side. Rick is tells her to run. Why don’t you run woman?!?!? FLIPS TABLES! Carol uses her knife to kill a walker. The knife gets stuck in the walker’s head. Rick comes in and saves her. They get back safely to the other side of the perimeter fence. Rick tells Carol, “I thought we planned on doing this tomorrow.” Carol responds back, “There are no tomorrows.” Carol really didn’t listen to Rick. He told her not to go and try to unclog that pipe. For some reason Carol was channeling Carl. She could have gotten herself eaten.
#13: West Peach Tree Tech: Med Run Begins / Killing a Sea of Walkers / Walker Swarm, Tyreese Getting It In with the Kills 
Daryl, Michonne, Tyreese and Bob are making their way to West Peach Tree Tech to get the antibiotics. Daryl pretty much knows that Michonne is trying to hunt The Governor. He tells her that the trail was running cold and he would have been out there with her. Daryl has a settle to score with The Governor too. He is pretty much responsible of killing Merle. Daryl tries to find a radio station, but couldn’t get a signal in. He asked Michonne if he could hand him a CD to put in the car CD player for some riding music. Bob quickly notices a person’s voice coming from the radio. The voice was fading in and out. It was a woman’s voice saying, “Keep Alive. Sanctuary. Terminus.” The words that were being said, I have no idea what they mean.
As Daryl was trying to make the signal come in more clearer, he looks up, and almost hits a walker walking in the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid the walker. Then another come is in the road. He hits that one. Then the next. He stops the car. Next thing you know its a ton of walkers coming towards the car. Its literally thousands of walkers. What the hell is going on here?!?!
Daryl backs up the car hits a few walkers. Michonne tells him to go to the left. The car gets stuck in the mini mountain of walkers. Daryl tells everyone to make a run for the woods and don’t stop. So Daryl and Michonne, got out of the car first. They begin killing walkers left and right. So while Michonne and Daryl are kicking butt in the walker department, Bob gets out of the car and freaks out (FLIPS TABLES!). Yup. Sure he is needed to know what kind of antibiotics to get. But he really sucks in bravery. Man up dude! He starts to shoot walkers all scared. Then you have Tyreese’s butt sitting in the car just chillin. Um you need to get out of the car sir! Then Bob starts yelling Tyreese’s name (FLIPS TABLES!). For what?!?!?! What are you yelling for?!?!?! Bob you supposed to be making a run for the woods. DUDE SHUT UP!!! Tyreese still sitting in the car.
Tyreese gets out of the car (Finally!) and starts going HAM killing walkers. He tells Bob to start heading for the woods (I wouldn’t have done that). So as Bob starts heading for the woods, a sea of walkers were surrounding Tyreese. While Tyreese was killing up a storm, trying to stay alive, Daryl, Michonne, and Bob make a run for it in the woods.
Daryl, Michonne, and Bob make it in the woods. Daryl noticed some bushes rattling in the far distance. It was a couple of walkers with Tyreese appearing along with him. Tyreese is alive! He is not bit or turned into a walker! I give props to him for those epic kills. Daryl grabs Tyreese and the group makes a run for it.
#13: Meanwhile Back in Quarantine/Carol & Rick (Mind is Blown)
Hershel starts giving out the Elder Berry tea to the sick people in quarantine. He gives some to Dr. S (Caleb). He tells him to drink the tea. Dr. S tells him that he shouldn’t be there. Hershel said to him, “Tell me you wouldn’t be.” Dr. S starts to cough up a storm. He sounds like he is getting much worse. Dr. S coughs up some blood. A little bit of his blood got in Hershel’s face. Hershel takes off his mask. Why?!?! (FLIPS TABLES!) He uses the mask to wipe some off the blood that Dr. S coughed up in his face.
Hershel goes to give some tea to Glenn. Glenn keeps telling himself that he’s fine but he’s not. He is sick. OMG! This is about to make me freakin sad yo. Glenn just can’t die. I am telling you, there will be massive table flipping if this goes down. Glenn said the most two perfect words that would sum up how he feels: “This sucks.” It sucks that you are sick. It sucks that you are in quarantine. Glenn feels that this is it. A flu is going to be the end of him. Hershel tells him not to think that way. I think right now Hershel has a lot more faith in Glenn than he does of himself. He tells him, “Now we all have jobs here.” Glenn’s job is to get better and live. Hershel stays by Glenn’s side making sure his fever goes down.
Carol was carrying water jugs when Rick stopped her. He told Carol that trying to unclog the water pump was a stupid thing to do. Carol agrees. Rick tells Carol, “You know, you do a lot for us. For the kids. You sacrificed a lot.” He asked her, “Is there anything you wouldn’t do for the people here?” Carol answered by saying no. Rick asked if Carol she killed Karen and David. Carol looked at Rick and said, “Yes.” She walked away carrying the water jugs (FLIPS TABLES!). Rick solved the mystery. I don’t know what to say.
Well my theories on who killed Karen and David were totally wrong (FLIPS TABLES!). I would have never thought Carol would do something like that. Dear sweet Carol. I wonder why she did it though. When Tyreese finds out, I don’t know what he is going to do.
Lets see if you were able to keep up with the Flipping Tables Count.  Flippin Tables Count: 15 (This correct count may or may not be right) I thought I would actually say it more, but that’s a pretty nice number.
Will Daryl, Michonne, Bob, and Tyreese get back to the prison in time to give those meds to the sick people in quarantine? Will Rick punish Carol for killing Karen and David? How will Rick tell Tyreese that Carol was the one who murdered them? Will Bob stop yelling? Will Glenn stay alive and not die? Find out the answers to these and many more questions on next week’s episode recap.
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^
Source: TWD Season 4, Episode Recap – Isolation http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead/episodes/season-4/isolation

YouKnowWhatGrindsMyGears #3: Vibe Killers

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What I absolutely cannot stand are people who are vibe killers. You might be having one of the best days ever. In your mind, today is the most perfect day you have ever dreamed of. Filled with joy and happiness. Then here comes this one person out of nowhere who starts to KILL YOUR VIBE! That Kendrick Lamar song speaks the truth: “B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe! B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe!”

You think to yourself: “What the bloody crap did I do to deserve that?” Vibe killers are mainly people you know. Your friends, complete strangers, associates, and even family members. Their mission is simple. To bring you down so you can feel just as miserable as they do. Vibe killers are not about maintaining happiness. If they are not happy, no one is happy. And if no one is happy, they are doing their job.
There were many times when people killed my vibe. To be honest with you, it really irritated me. Why? Why would that person inadvertently go out of their way to try to drain my happiness away? Then try to justify it to make it seem harmless. Don’t sugarcoat it. Because I am not going to sugarcoat my response towards you.  So if it offends you, well then tough titty. You shouldn’t have killed my vibe.
Killing my vibe will pretty much turn up the level of my sarcasm to epic highs. It will turn me into a bit of an asshole. I don’t kill other people’s vibe. I have no business doing it to no one else. So why do it to me?
Smile. Laugh. Eat some ice cream. Do something else other than to bring others down. It is going to be a point where you are going to  need someone to uplift you. Then when you find that no one will be around don’t get all Drake emotional (I am not making fun of Drake, but this term fits well in what I have to say). Because you pissed everyone off by killing their vibe. Think about it.
I am generally a nice person. But if you kill my vibe, my rage might just come out and scare you.
You have any stories about certain people killing your vibe? Comment below and share them with me.
Stay positive and vibe killer free. And as always, Stay Classy Homies ^_^.

AshleyNerdStar’s Quotes of the Week: Family Guy Edition

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For this first installment of “AshleyNerdStar’s Quotes of the Week,” I visit one of my favorite TV shows Family Guy to countdown my top 10 memorable quotes. Now I know there are a lot of quotes that could have been on this list.

Some of these maybe your favs, while others that are not on the list serve as memorable classics. I think these 10 are pretty funny.
#10: Tom Tucker: And now, here’s Ollie Williams, with the BlaccuWeather Forecast. Ollie!
Ollie Williams: IT’S GON’ RAIN!
Tom Tucker: Thanks, Ollie.
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#9: Mayor West: I love this job more than I love taffy, and I’m a man who loves his taffy.
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#8: Cleveland Brown:  Public urination is just wrong. Except during the Million Man March when protestors burned down our porta-potties and I used my stream of justice to put out the hate.
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#7:  Chris Griffin: Yo, did y’all check me when that hottie was all up in my Kool-Aid? Yeah, I was looking to break off a little somethin’ somethin’ but my crew gave me the 411 on that skank and she’s all about the bling-bling.
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#6: Dennis Miller:  I don’t want to go on a rant, here, but America’s foreign policy makes about as much sense as Beowulf having sex with Robert Fulton at the first battle of Antietam. I mean when a neo-conservative defenestrates it’s like Raskolnikov filibuster deoxymonohydroxinate…

[Peter is watching this on TV]

Peter Griffin: What the hell does rant mean?

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#5: Police Officer: Hey. That’s Against the law. You’re coming with me.

Peter Griffin: [singing to the tune of U Can’t Touch this] Ah ah ah. Can’t Touch Me / Can’t Touch me / Ja ja ja ja just like the bad guy/ from Lethal Weapon 2 / I’ve got diplomatic Immunity / so Hammer, you can’t sue / I can write graffiti even jay-walk in the streets / I can Riot, loot, not give a hoot, and touch your sister’s teat / Can’t touch me/ Can’t touch me.

Mayor: What in God’s name is he doing?

Peter Griffin: Can’t Touch me.

Cleveland Brown: I believe that’s the worm.

Peter Griffin: [still singing] Can’t touch me / STOP, Peter time / I’m a big shot, there’s no doubt / light a fire then pee it out / Don’t like it, kiss my rump / Just for a minute, let’s all do the bump / Can’t touch me / Yeah, do the Peter Griffin Bump / Can’t touch me/ I’m Presidential Peter/ Interns think I’m hot / Don’t care if you’re handicapped, I’ll still park in your spot / I’ve been around the world / from Hartford to Back Bay / It’s Peter, Go Peter, I’m so Peter, Yo Peter, Let’s see Regis rap this way / Can’t touch me.

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#4: Stewie Griffin: Damn it! I want pancakes! God! You people understand every language except English. Yo quiero pancakes. Donnez-moi pancakes. Click-click-bloody click pancakes!
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#3: UPS Woman: I’ve got a package for Glen Quagmire.

Quagmire: I’ll be right back

[Closes door, then returns a moment later, naked]

Quagmire: And I’ve got a package for you too! Oh!

[she maces him]

Quagmire: Nice try, but I’ve built up an immunity.

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#2:  Lois Griffin: You all think Christmas just happens. You think all this goodwill just falls from the freakin’ sky. Well, it doesn’t! It falls out of my holly jolly butt! So you can cook your own damn turkey. Wrap your own damn presents. And hey, while you’re at it, you can all ride a one horse open sleigh to hell!
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 And my number one memorable Family Guy quote is… [Drum Roll Please!]
#1: Peter Griffin: [Dancing to Axel F] Neh-neh neh neh neh-neh neh neh. Neh-neh neh neh neh-neh neh. Neh neh neh neh-neh neh and then another neh-neh neh neh-neh.
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Share with me some of your favorite Family Guy Quotes below in the comments. 11 seasons and they are still going strong!
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^.

Source: Family Guy Quotes –  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182576/quotes