Dear Bob,

February 6, 2011 § 2 Comments

Thank you really cannot describe how grateful I am for all that you have done. In my life, the one constant that can clear all evil and negativity form my thoughts is music; and today, on your birthday, I would like to thank you for what you have started.

Reggae music is synonymous with your name, and every single one of your classic tunes are still sending positivity and peace through people’s speakers. Without you, non of today’s reggae, ska, or even some alternative bands would be in existence because you remain a musical idol and inspiration to this generation’s great artists.

I hope that you would be just as stoked as I am by all of the amazing artists, songs and genres that have branched from your inspiration. And today seems like the perfect lazy super bowl Sunday to blast my favorite song in remembrance of you, and in celebration of an icon’s birthday :)

Happy Birthday Bob!

Love&Rockets,
Court*

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“Oh My God, That is STUPID Pretty!” ~ LJ

January 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

This week was a literal cluster “f-word” in my sad little engineering life! Fellow engineers understand, you have those quarters/semesters where your schedule is just gross, and well this quarter is one of those for me. I am in a straight programming class, and I hate it.

I didn’t come to college as a computer scientist, and had no intention on making a career on straight software and programming all day everyday for the rest of my life. I like programming when it is applied, to make hardware useful, that is the definition of being a computer engineer! So yeah, this class sucks, it’s hard, it stresses me out until the point when I burst into frustration induced tears in the library, and it has turned my positive outlook on life into a depressing pity party.

Well, the pity party needs to stop! After last week of being insanely stressed and allowing one class to take over my entire life, I am reevaluating my outlook on school. After having my Dad once again talk me down off of the ledge (basically telling me to snap out of it) I have come to realize that everyone is right, it is just a class. Life isn’t going to end if I fail, and I am going to be the only one disappointed if that outcome happens. SO, in conclusion….if I pass, RAD; if I fail, oh well!

And thank God for MUSIC and wonderful hilarious friends, because seriously they were my savior this past week.

This:

Is my STUPID PRETTY friend LJ! hahahahaha
Along with my other hilarious friends, LJ and her taped nose make me laugh instead of cry when I am trapped in the library and feel like an idiot!

and this song:

Is my current obsession. It’s just so “summer” and brings back memories of my epic summer this past year :)

But for the remainder of Winter quarter 2011, I, Courtney Schenkl pledge to:

  1. No longer allow school to kick my ass
  2. Get a tutor and not feel unintelligent, and just get help so I can get through this class with understanding
  3. Make a point to laugh a good hearty LOL every single day
  4. Find a better way to vent my frustrations and stress
  5. Try and enjoy all of my other classes, and not allow this one class to kill my entire outlook on this quarter

I mean, we still have a whole lot of quarter left, and I am making sure that the last 6 weeks are going to be positive and less ridiculously stressful :)

Love&Rockets,
Court*

“We’re Dancin’ Like We’re Dumb-Dumb-Du-Du-Du-DUMB!” ~ Crazy Hot Mess They Call Ke$ha

January 20, 2011 § 2 Comments

So, I swear I don’t usually blog on this constant of a basis, but this here diddy had to be done! My mom was looking through old pictures for my little sister’s yearbook add since she is a big bad senior this year. If your high school was/is anything like mine was, every year the senior parents pay a hefty price to post some embarrassingly adorable baby pictures in the back of the yearbook along with a sweet message that always follows the form of “blah blah blah so proud blah blah blah good luck blah blah blah we know nothing but good things are in your future! Congrats Grad!” Well when we get closer to this momentous milestone in my little sister’s life I will be sure to write her a cheeseballin’ diddy on this here blog because yearbooks can catch on fire but the internet and this here blog will be here forever; but that is besides the point!

When looking through the old baby face pictures my sister sent me copies of her favorites, and well I just have to share them because damn…we were adorable little nuggets, and these made me smile today after 6 (count them 6!) hours of lab and having to listen to a recorded lecture on Y-Y Mulitphase Balanced Phases. So…

Step 1: Press play and join me in a good giggle at these baby face good memories of the good ‘ol days! Back when Barney was way cooler than Jersey Shore, and matching stretchy pants outfits were what all the popular kids in the sandbox were wearing :)

Me holding my little sushi roll :) Her words, not mine

Cute floral outfit Court, nice chubbs Kim! hahahaha

Pink Jellyz Sandals and White Lacy Socks...Classy Stuff Right There

First: I look like a little boy! Second: that face is "Jesus Mom put your camera away! I'm just feeding her!" Kim looks like she is thinking "why the HELL did they give her the bottle! Please find a more compitent feeder!" oh the good old days

Kimi is rocking the super CHEESE smile and I am a little more interested in my sippy cup and whatever is on my Little Mermaid Plate :)

I got my little sister at WalMart :) Best purchase I've ever made!

Love&Rockets,
Court*

Dear My Beautiful Baby Swiss,

November 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

Hi there love! I miss you times infinity plus one and a bottle of rum!!! (arrrrrhhhhh matey!) I have no idea why I said that, maybe it’s because my facebook language setting is on English(Pirate) and all I see everytime I look on there is “so and so marked on your plank…arrrhhhh!” hahahhaa Ok so where should we start here?

Well, last year I told you about the story of how I met you the day after your very fist “birthday” (isn’t it technically your 0th birthday? strange) but this year I am going to tell you everything that I like about you. Don’t get creeped out now little swiss, I was inspired by this here youtube video to just stand on my counter (well really sit on my couch with my laptop) and shout out everything thing I LOVE about you on your 17th birthday!

So here it goes:

Kimberly Christine Schenkl YOU ARE GREAT! I like your face! I like your weird memories of obscure things that happened back when you were three that you seem to remember perfectly and in depth detail! I like your “good choose” and how you still stand by the fact that, that phrase is indeed proper English! I like you even though you steal all of my good comfy sweat pants! I like your awesome eyebrow waxing skills…even though I still think you had way too much fun out of causing me pain! I like your “artsy fartsy-ness!” I like that you were a prom queeen! I like that you are the only prom queen to ever leave Woodcreek that can kick major ass! I like that you’re a pro ass kicker…green belt…KIA!!! I like your mean awesome sense of humor! I like your grandma driving! I like your awesome GINGAH car! I like your “Kimi-isms!” I like your lyrics to Iration’s song “hmawhassa immma crossing that line lalamassa I was doing just fine!” I like your fat kid tendancies and our late night heffer runs! I like your monster hugs when I come back form school! I like that you are bomb.com (and I’m SO PROUD) that you are the HEAD Editor of the Yearbook! I like how you want to come to Cal Poly! I like that you agree with me that Jake (the dog not human) is a whiny little terd and that he shouldn’t get attention for his whimpers or gags-for-playtime antics! I like that you dance like a loser…when you’re with me at least! I like that you BUMP Passafire in your car in Rosevizzle! I like that you aren’t afraid to be the first person to laugh at yourself! I like how strong you have become as a person! I like how confident you are in yourself! I like it when you call me big PA-PPA! (sorry had to) I like that you don’t take my shit! I like that I can tell you anything! I like that you are a “tooter” because you work for Tootie Melon! I like how you are going to try and get unemployment for the mall burning down! I like that you like to LAUGH! I like it when I’m bored in my room and you come in and are bored with me! I like it when we go to target to be one with our people….the fellow losers of Roseville who have nothing better to do than go to target! I like that you are all grown up now! I like that you are such an amazing human being with a wonderful personality!

And to sum it all up….I LIKE YOU A LOT!!!!!!

I hope that year 17 brings you nothing but laughs, adventures, and amazing new experiences! I wish you all of the luck in the world on getting into whatever school makes you happy and I just really want you to know how ridiculously PROUD I am of you! I know that nothing but great things are in store for you for the rest of your future! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWISS!!!! Go get some Bawls and use your id to go see your first ever Rated R movie all by yourself!!!! I love you more than any other person in this world because you just know me. We have that weird sister brain wave function where we just know! I love love LOVE you!!!!!! …and I love our swiss adventures :)

...like raging in SLO for Iration!!!

...and the days of mullet hair cuts, tucking in our shirts and stomping through leaves!

So in conclusion, I was going to construct you an epic card of Courtney AWESOMENESS, but it wouldn’t make it to you untill like I came home. So, instead I dedicated this blog to you! Think of it as your very own viral birthday card :) And to complete this card I give you this very special swiss inspired happy birthday song!

Happy Birthday Swiss, blow out your candles, make a wish, and I hope all of your birthday dreams come true!

Love&Rockets,
Court*

“Tell Me What Your Friends Call You and Let’s Save Some Time…”

November 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

500 awesome points in the book of Courtney if you can name the song and band that is in the title to the blog…I sure hope you can because it is EASY!

The countdown to Thanksgiving break is on like donkey kong and I cannot wait to finally go back home for a quick 5 day break. I miss everything about home!!!

 I miss my Dad and our starbucks life discussions about what I am actually going to do with my life. I love how my Dad has finally accepted that I am a music FREAK and am going to use my degree in computer engineering to (hopefully) revolutionize the live sound industry, and that now when I rant and rave about concerts he is equally as stoked about my stories because he finally gets my passion for this industry and my need to find a way to improve it for all of my favorite bands :)

I miss my Momma and all of her silly Disney Store stories and just her legit mommy ways :) I miss the hugs with the “I just really missed you” attached at the end, the “let me do your laundry,” and the funny driving adventures and other laughs that we always have when I am home and not killing myself with homework and midterms in school.

I miss my baby swiss!!! KIMI I MISS YOU TIMES INFINITY PLUS 1!!!!!! Ps…I didn’t forget that you are turning 17 in two days, but my card will be late…sorry :( But I’m going to pack this package full of goodies (well I have some Pepper stickers, and you know how epic my homemade cards are…get excited I’m purchasing construction paper and art supplies tomorrow during my break to construct your 17th bday card from me, and you’ll even get your own blog post….just like last year :))

And even though I love my fam bam more than anything, there is one little monster that I miss more than anything on this entire planet!

my sweet baby Jake!!! (Jakiepoo! Momma Misses YOU!!!)

BABY CAKES!!!!! MOMMA MISSES YOU JAKIEPOO!!!!!!! Just look at that little monster…how can you not melt at those beady little eyes :( (if you could see me right now I am pouting as I type this because I miss my sweet baby so much!)

But let’s think of the upside; a lot of fun stuff has happened in these last couple of weeks and I have come to realize that I am blessed to have such amazing friends! EMILY (aka my bff and life long sista from another mista) and I had a blasty at Pepper (chronicled below) and are now planning a summertime vacay to the lovely laid back island of Hawaii to get some R&R with some green bottles beachside at her Uncle’s pad! And it was Baby Sho’s (momma Sho’s) 20th bday celebration this last weekend :) Pic’s have yet to be posted of the two of us together so that is a “to be posted” at a later date :)

We had a blasty at her early celebration of goodness at the kilt and then some after party fun back at our awesome pad :) I <3 Sho!!! She is one of the sweetest, funniest, strong minded amazing friends I have ever had and I can’t wait for our many many more fun nights! And today, when I went to my mailbox I got another smille for the day from this little goodie :)

SIGNED STITCHES EP!!!!

Woop woop!!!! I got second place in a fantourage contest like forever and a decade ago and thought that the Pepper people totally forgot about my prizes! The win was for a copy of Stitches (which you should all buy, it’s super cheap on iTunes so you have no excuse to go buy it…DO IT PEOPLE), a signed poster (since they did a mass signing of posters) and an accessory of choice. Today, after a good month or so of nothing, I got a SIGNED copy of the Stitches EP, 2 posters (unsigned), and a shiz ton of promotional stickers for the EP! I was so stoked to see my signed CD it totally made my day 1,000,000 times better :) Pepper seems to be good at putting a smile on my face with all the good things they do :) So on a side note…if you want a stitches promotional sticker, or maybe 10, email me your adress and I’ll ship em out to you as soon as I can…because I have to have like 100!

Other things that made me smile today:

1) seeing a pea green smart car run a stop sign and get pulled over by UPD on the tripod scooter thing (hahaha DON’T RUN A STOP SIGN!!)

2) Listening to my iPod on shuffle and hearing some good wholesome Pop tuneage that I haven’t listened to since middle school/elementary school.

3) Finishing homework in the library and walking outside to see the sun setting behind Bishop’s peak

4) Coming home to see Sho’s beautiful painting hanging up on the wall instead of being on the floor :)

5) Blogging on the couch with a warm cup of tea, thinking about home and all of the people I love dearly…2 weeks and couting FAM BAM!

So let’s see, that turned into quite a long update! But I actually wanted to get some feedback from all of you on this one!!!!
I don’t know if you readers have noticed, but I am IN LOVE with music!!! All sorts of genre’s are on my list and I really want to hear what all of your favorites are! Please comment with a song that you just love, an album that makes your life better with each play, or an artist that I NEED to know of!!! Once you do that I will give the song/artist/band/album a listen and I promise I will write a rad review on it!

The only reviews that I can really do are of things that I personally experience and that seems to be repeating itself. Don’t get me wrong, I can rave about Pepper, Iration, The B Foundation and all of my other favorite bands that I see on a regular basis all day long, but I want to find something new, something that will inspire me to think of my world a little differently.

So there is your assignment readers! I know you are out there! I see my stats every now and again so let me know what is playing on your ipod, or what band I need to see if they come through SLO!!!! Please and thank you :)

Now, to end this update, I leave you with an amazing song that always makes me smile :)

HAHAHAHHAHA to all your haters! Just do like Cee Lo and say FUCK YOU!!!! ooooh oooh! hahahaha

Love&Rockets,
Court*

“If You Only Knew…How Hard It Is To Handle, How Bad I Want This SCANDAL!” – Neon Trees

October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Great song,  nuff said :)

Well let’s see, this birthday of the year that they call Twenty, was epic to say the very least. Minus the rain on both nights, it was filled with dancing, weeble wobbles in heels (I’ve come to the conclusion that God has put me aside as someone who is just supposed to always stick with flats), and being dragged onto a….well, that you will only know if you were lucky enough to be there :) Just wanted to say that life is fantastical as of now:

– Got the modern physics solutions manual…YES!
– Only have 1 midterem next week instead of 2…and it’s healthy living….sweet!
– Got an A on the last chem quiz…and homework for Physics!

BUT the most important things that I am stoked for are IRATION IN THE UU NEXT THURSDAY AND PEPPER IN SAN FRAN WITH EMILY NEXT SATURDAY/EPIC ROADTRIP BLASTY FUN TIME ON FRIDAY!!!!!!!

So excited to be reunited with my best Fantourage friend forever!!!! And, getting to see our favorite Kona boys blow our minds on the house?….Well that my friends, is what you call priceless :)

So there you have it, life is amazing, minus this head cold….and it’s just going to keep getting better within the next couple of weeks :)

Love&Rockets,
Court

Ps…To my amazing roomies and bff’s forever….thanks for the RAD AMAZING TOTALLY AWESOME 20th birthday :) It wouldn’t be nearly as great without the three of you!

birthday princess, budweiser girl, foxy firefighter and the cuddle bunny :) LOVE YOU LADIES!!!!

 

“So many hours I have spent, stalking all my friends, you know I’m addicted to the book, to the book, to the book” – Kelly James

October 3, 2010 § 2 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Kelly James.

Get his Album: Breaking Free!! It's AHmazing!!!

He sings, he freestyles, he plays guitar, he makes amazing music, and is just totally wicked rad awesome! (see Team Canada, I found a time and place to use what you call my “california” slang)

This kid is really awesome and I am so glad we just happened to be in the right place at the right time to see his set. I mean we literally walked up when he started some crazy freestyle about some chick in a yellow top, then he went to add in Team Canada (since we all had our t’s on), and just jammed out a freaking great set; including a very nice cd give-a-way at the end (seriously thank god he did that, because I am TOO broke to buy it myself!). In the middle of all of this, we were literally claiming our spots for Passafire on the stage to the left, but still couldn’t stop jamming and dancing along to the catchy rythms and smooth lyrics of this fine gentleman.

I would compare his sound to be along the lines of Tyrone Wells, mixed in with a little bit of Asher Roth…as you can see, his sound is something you just have to listen to whole heartedly in order to really give a chance. But trust me that once you do, you won’t be disappointed! My advice to you, is to listen to this here diddy I have so conveniently posted below, then go to iTunes (if he is on iTunes…he should be) and look up his album “Breaking Free.” Next step, BUY THE ALBUM! I popped it into my car when I was driving back to SLO from Santa Barbara and seriously was hooked after the first song! The cd has a little of everything, lovey dovey songs, songs about wanting a girl, songs about how (no joke) “guys can be dicks”…yes he admitts it…and just good catchy tunes about getting your party on, stalking people on facebook (hence the title) and just doing ordinary little life adventures.

So now, setting up this song……How many of you have a facebook? Out of those who said yes, how many of you have fallen into the facebook “creeper” role at least a couple times? Don’t lie to yourself, we all do it! Someone posts a picture, and you then procede to look through their entire album, all their profile information and GOD FORBID someone’s relationship status changes you have to continue to creep even harder finding out who this other person is! It’s seriously a social media disease, and there is no way to avoid the phenomenon, it just happens. This song is literally all about that! See this guy isn’t affraid to just come out and admitt that he is normal just like the rest of us, and is a facebook creeper from time to time :)

ENJOY “The Book” by the totally wicked rad little discovery I made a West Beach, Kelly James!

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