Monday, November 17, 2014

A letter....

My dad and I hiking when I was 6.....

Greetings and salutations my dear readers of the page,

It has been a long time since I have been on here, and while I was gone a lot has changed in my life. I can safely say that it has officially been the worst year of my life and I simply cannot wait till that clock strikes midnight on new years,....

My dad passed away on September 1st of this year....for many of you know (or may not know) I never really speak of my family on this site. I usually try to keep it light, but I just needed to be real today and tell you how close my family is and how devastated we are that my dad is no longer here. Not a day goes by without me thinking of him, and wishing I could just see him one more time. He was not only my dad, but my best friend. The only person besides my husband who truly understood me. We could talk about anything, laugh together, he showed me how to be a true fine artist, and he was one of the most creative people I have ever met. I owe who I am to my dad, and the hole in my heart is deeper then I ever thought possible....

I have been thinking a long time about what to do with this site, and I think I will keep it up and start to update it about once a week. If nothing else, I really need distraction in my life from thinking of him. I don't think that is healthy, but that is the way I choose to deal with grief.

Know that I love you all, I thank you all for always reading this random little site, and I will see you in a couple of days with new topics.


xxoxoxox

Nerdychick 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Today's Mix:5/5/14



Hello and welcome back! After a long hiatus and being way too busy to write for this blog I have started to try my hardest and once and awhile come by say hi! So....hello.:-)
Today's random good times is a mix I made of songs that I am absolutely obsessed with right now.
Oddly enough they all have a theme that I really didn't notice until after I made this little mix...sadness, lonely, and hope.
So, if your feeling a little bit of any of those right now I hope maybe this mix might help a little.
Sometimes the best kind of therapy is the music kind.

xoxoxox

Nerdychick83

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lady Gaga's Dad Joe Germanotta throws shade on twitter instead of getting his restaurant up to code! (Allegedly)



On June 19th, news started circulating around the internet that Joe Germanotta's restaurant had been down graded from an A to a B by the health inspector. And according to Papa G it was all over a moldy potato and an ice cream scoop basically....seriously....here's his bizarre rant on twitter:



Than like all good businessman he decided to list some of the violations that his resturant encountered to his 50,000 + followers! If you are trying to save your restaurant who does that? lol











 Now I honestly do not know just exactly how many violations he did receive but according to the website for the Nyc.Gov Health inspector the minimum amount of violations you have to get is 14 up to 27 to get a B rating, so lord only knows how bad it really was.I have worked in restaurants myself for many years and I can tell you from first hand experience that you have to really be a fucking slacker in order to get anything less than A. When you run a restaurant it is your job to make sure EVERYTHING is up to code. If my kitchen was a disaster at home do you really think I would be feeding people in it? Hell no! I seriously doubt they downgraded him just because of a moldy potato and an ice cream scoop, but if you don't even have a sink for employees to wash their hands and only for washing food (which he admitted and it is a big deal!) than I can only imagine what he didn't say on twitter was also going on.

Now let me remind you that this is not Joe Germanotta's first time pissing off the health inspector. Remember when Joanne's Opened in the first place all the violations he had back then in August when he received a staggering 42 violations, which brought it down to a C and sadly some of these violations are still issues!
I mean c'mon Joe, you still cannot fix these things after how long you have been open?!

Seriously who do you think you are? Do you think since your daughter is a big celebrity that you are immune to running a sanitary restaurant? So what if the health inspectors demands seem stupid to you, that is still what they you to fix or they can shut your shit down. I am baffled as to why he does not take this seriously.

So of course after seeing his ridiculous tangent (which there is way more of on his account @germanottajoe, he even puts the phone numbers of the health inspector and others on his twitter,where he was asking followers to call and basically bully them, which is a big violation of twitter and could probably slap him with a lawsuit of some sort.) I had to call him out on the obvious:


I then went on to mention the 59 reviews on yelp, with an average rating for two stars for his restaurant I went onto ask this:


and here's all the hilarity that ensued:







Wait what?! Did Mister G just throw some shade? Hmm....did @MDNAFACTS and I hit a nerve? 
We must have pissed him off enough to actually respond back, so I guess this means only one thing: 
Either his restaurant must be fucking spotless or he honestly does not really give two shits about his family business failing since his daughter will be able to help him start all over again after ARTPOP comes out (sometime in 2035, who knows really...) 

The thing is yes I instigated it, but the one big thing that truly bothers me about the germanotta's and gaga is when people do not take accountability for their own terrible choices and like to pass the blame game onto somebody else. This is the sad reality of society right now, it's always somebody else's fault, and they are all just bullies. God forbid that for the first time in your life that this family admit to their mistakes, cause trust me I have a long laundry list of things that Gaga has said or done that she has not once taken accountability for, and now we can all see where she learned this from. Like father like daughter I guess....

My wish for Joe Germanotta and his family is this: Learn, Grow, and stop trying to feel the world owes you anything, since it doesn't owe you shit. It is your fault and your fault alone that this restaurant is failing, you made your moldy potato not washing your hands bed now  fucking lay in it! You are not immune to any of the struggles that many of us go through on a daily basis, so get off your soapbox, stop mooching off your daughter and her success and  become a better human being by learning from this experience, moving on and saving Joanne's...is that too much to ask? 

Nerdychick


UPDATE: My good friend's at Paws Down Little Monsters did an excellent story about the hypocrisy of his actions to encourage his 50,000+ followers to bully the DOH about their inspection when his family (and his daughter) are supposed to be against bullying!
 Pot I would like you to meet kettle! lol.
Check out the story here:http://pawsdownlittlemonsters.tumblr.com/post/53554981452/playing-the-victim#disqus_thread


Questions? Comments? Sound off in the comments below!




Monday, May 20, 2013

What the fuck happened to music? ( A rant)




Call me jaded, old fashioned, whatever the fuck you want I don't care, but the more I listen to the radio and what the record companies have to offer the general masses the more I start to long for the old days, when artists were allowed to just create and the execs were just the money. Sure there were plenty of struggles to get your voice heard than but it seems the past 10 years or so it has gotten more manufactured, more dubstep, more bullshit.

I truly feel the 90's created the last great crop of artists, and I feel so sad for the fact that music on a whole seems to be dying or at least selling it's soul, what does the future hold for my kids and generations to come? 


Of course every generation has their shit music, that is just part of the routine, but it seems in 2013 that the shit music has taken over and the thinkers, thought provokers, more experimental has gone underground again and is basically non-existent on the top 40 radio. 


What are the record companies so afraid of? For someone to actually be moved, or god forbid even learn something about themselves? Besides artists like Adele (which is a brit so she really doesn't count since Americans tend to like British music far better than our own, even when they copy it verbatim ) Is money really that more important than an artists integrity?






What are thoughts? Do you feel the industry is dying as we know it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

The top five sharts in pop music for 2013. (So Far)

May we park your car for you?


Let's face it folks, music in general has been on a downward spiral since the 2000's, but no where has it been the more obvious in decline of quality than in the pop music realm. 

Now the term usually signifies music that is popular with the masses, but the more commercialized the industry becomes, the less it is really about the listener and more about getting you to buy something you never knew you actually needed.


The sad part about making this list is that it was not hard to find crap songs to write about since 95% of pop music out there right now is god awful.

To me, everything sounds like just one big glitter turd explosion of mediocrity, and ladies and gentleman these are so bad that I don't know if I would even consider them actual songs, they are more like sharts.....

So here is my list of the top five sharts in pop music for 2013 (so far)





5. Pittbull featuring Christina Aguilera Feel this Moment



I would love to know why Christina keeps doing crap songs to be a part of, she is so much better than guest starring with Pittbull, I mean c'mon it's Pittbull! 
This guy has about as much charisma as a corpse. 
It's like the producers just gave him a list of  products and celebrity names to spout into the microphone and they add a fucking beat to it, I still have no idea why this guys is famous.

Christina on the other hand has one of the most amazing voices in the industry but you would never know that with her terrible song choices. 
Now if you don't mind i'm gonna go listen to the album Stripped to wash this bad taste out of my mouth.




4.Kesha C'Mon















Here's another Grammy worthy effort by the genius known as Kesha (I'm not even gonna bother with the $ in her fucking name). 
Full of bad rapping, drug references, partying, no inhibition and a mindless club thumping beat lead to one conclusion: that there is no god....

and if there is he must have one fucked up sense of humor for letting Kesha write music.



3.98 Degrees Microphone 















A 98 degrees song? Weird I thought they all died in a horrible house fire..oh wait that was just the dream I had last night...damn wishful thinking! In any event, here's a new song by the low Budget N'Sync called Microphone, which one can assume is a not so clever play on words to talk about their penis's.

Yes ladies and gentleman it is an entire song about "grab the microphone and sing do re mi fa so"....
I am not shitting you, those are the actual lyrics! lol
Don't believe me? Here is the lyric video above (starring 98 degrees themselves) showing the sheer brilliance of their song writing skills. 

The song is so bad that youtube has disabled the like button and comments! That only means one thing, It has officially headed into Kim Kardashian Jam territory! Good Job Guys!!!




2. PSY Gentleman 



It's just Gangham Style 2.0 but with a boring dance...what else can be said really? 
At least Gangham had a campy quality to it, but this is just..meh. 
Well, To each his own I guess, I can understand why people like his music, even if it is just a silly dance song.



1. Beyonce Bow Down / I Been On














When I first listened to this song my children thought just by the first sample that I was looking at those funny dancing kitty video's on youtube. Sadly I wish I would have been since at least those make a little bit more sense.

 Where to start? She is a huge walking contradiction in this song and when it was released it confused a lot of people, even yours truly. One moment she says she wants respect and she is a strong independent woman which is a great feminist move, but than tells "bitches to bow down", like we are all her fucking servants. And with the use of the term "Bitch" it completely demoralizes women and voids the point she originally was trying to make.

I knew Beyonce was ape shit crazy but this song brings a whole new level of narcissism, and the video promotion she did for the ms.carter tour (above) does not help her case one bit.

Between sloppy production values, lyrical context that makes no sense, and the fact that she barely sings at all leads me to believe that Beyonce is far from the musical genius she wants us so desperately to believe she is. 
The only thing Beyonce is queen of is her own delusions of grandeur.



Honorable Mentions: I was going to put Will. i. am on this list but he has done so much bad shit between 2012-2013 that I have decided to write an entire article just about him, so look for that in the near future. xoxox




Agree or Disagree with my List? What would be on your list for the worst songs? 
Sound off in the comments below!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Season 3 X Factor: God it's gonna suck without Britney Spears!




While auditions for season 3 are underway I wanted to take the time and grieve the loss of one of the more entertaining judges on that show, Miss Britney Spears! Sadly she will not returning since I guess a new album and a maybe gig in vegas is more desirable than sitting next to demi lovato pretend to know what the hell she is talking about.I know Simon tried to blame her for the ratings but let's face it, this show is sinking faster than the titanic and I truly believe that it was not Britney's fault.With that said here are some of the best facial reactions from Britney on The X Factor in animated gif form! Enjoy!


P.S. Who would you want to see as a new judge this season? Are you going to even watch this terrible show? 
Sound off in the comments below!xoxox






















































     












     












                                                                                                                                                                                               




Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hip Surgery: Why Lady Gaga is a Lying Piece of Shit.

I have been trying to avoid talking about the topic of Lady Gaga for awhile on this blog but the shit she has been pulling recently truly bothers me and I am shocked nobody is calling out her bullshit! 
In February Lady Gaga had surgery for an acute labral tear on her right hip.Now like everybody else I wanted to give her the benefit of doubt of really being hurt but the more I research about labral tears in the hip the more I seriously question that anything is actually wrong with her. Here are the facts:

What is a Labral Tear? 

According to *orthopedic.com (who have not treated gaga)

"There are two general types of hip labral tears: degenerative tears and traumatic injuries.
A degenerative tear is a chronic injury that occurs as a result of repetitive use and activity. Degenerative labral tears can be seen in the early stages of hip arthritis.
A traumatic hip labral tear is usually an acute injuryas a result of a sports injury, fall, or accident. Hip labral tears can be seen in association with episodes of hip dislocation or subluxation. They are commonly associated with sudden, twisting maneuvers that cause immediate pain in the hip."

Now Gaga and her staff have gone on record saying she had an acute injury, which makes sense since that is the most common one for athletes and active people, and with all the "dancing" Gaga does on tour it makes sense.Okay, so let's assume that Gaga did in fact have acute labral tear of her right hip, let's now look at the surgery options available for somebody with that injury.

How do I treat a Labral Tear?
According to orthopedic.com
"The treatment of hip labral tears is evolving quite quickly. Only a few years ago this injury was rarely recognized. Now it is becoming increasingly common to hear of athletes having their "hip scoped" to have their labral tear treated.
In general, the treatment of a hip labral tear usually starts off with some simple steps. Typical early treatments of a hip labral tear include:
  • Rest
    The torn labrum in the hip can cause inflammation around the joint. Allowing the inflammation to settle down may alleviate the symptoms of the labral tear and allow return to activities.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
    Anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful in diminishing some of the inflammation in the joint. If the inflammation subsides, the symptoms may resolve.
  • Physical Therapy
    Physical therapists can use various techniques to improve hip function by strengthening and balancing the muscles around the hip joint.
  • Cortisone Injection
    A cortisone injection is useful not only as a treatment of the labral tear, but it can also be performed at the same time as a diagnostic injection the help determine the cause of the hip pain."
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Now here's the thing,
 Gaga said her pain was excruciating and said it was hard to even walk, which means her tear would be in an avanced stage, so here's what they say in regards to that:
"If these treatments fail to alleviate the pain associated with a hip labral tear, a hip arthroscopy procedure may be considered. During a hip arthroscopy, your surgeon places a small camera into the hip joint to see the labral tear. Your surgeon can also evaluate the cartilage of the joint, important ligaments, and other structures.
Treatment of the labral tear usually consists of shaving out the torn portion of the labrum. In some larger tears, located in an accessible area of the joint, a repair of the labrum may be attempted. Recovery from a hip arthroscopy depends on the extent of work that needs to be completed, but usually lasts 6 to 12 weeks."
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Okay, so hip arthroscopy might be the surgery Lady Gaga had. She could have had an open hip surgery but I honestly doubt her doctor would recommend that for this reason: 
It's more evasive, painful, and a very major surgery which requires 3-4 months (or longer) to recover from, which for Gaga to wait that long to do anything especially with a new album coming out this summer (supposedly) is like a death sentence  so I highly doubt her high paid doctor would recommend that choice, since most doctors always try to pick the procedure which is faster and easier to do, but like I said I can only speculate on that since obviously I do not know what really happened, but the less evasive surgery just makes more sense to me, even with it being a relativly newer procedure and with some low complications (like any surgery) it is still a better procedure than the open hip.
Now let's say she did in fact get the hip arthroscopy done, than let's look at the recovery process of this surgery and the example  timeline that orthopedic.com offers:

Sample Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation Protocol



  • Phase I - Initial phase

Goal: Regain range of motion within tolerance, decrease pain and swelling, neutralize muscle atrophy
    Day of surgery:
    • Isometric gluteal sets
    • Ankle pumps
    • Heel slides

    Post-operative days 1-7:

    • Weight bearing with crutches
    • Isometric quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings, adductors, and abductors
    • Active assist range of motion all planes
    • Hip mobilization and gentle joint distraction techniques
    • Closed chain bridging, balance drills


    Roughly almost three weeks after surgery gaga starts showing up in this:

    Now why would she show up almost three weeks after surgery in a wheelchair when she should technically be using crutches at 1-7 Days?
    Even if she did have the other kind of surgery open hip labral, which is a longer recovery process she STILL would not be in a wheelchair since according to 
    Insall Scott Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (who has not worked with lady gaga) While in the hospital they within days get patients using a walker or crutches since complications can occur if you don't get them up and about.
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    Phase II - Intermediate phase
    Goal: Regain and build muscle strength, focus on symmetry/core strength

    Post-operative weeks 2-3:
    • Wean crutches and normalize gait pattern
    • Increase range of motion limits
    • Gentle progressive resistive exercises
    • Closed chain single leg bridging
    • Open chain hip 4-way
    • Mobilization with movement
    • Proprioceptive/balance work
    • Stationary bike/aqua therapy


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    Phase III - Advanced phase

    Goal: Improve functional strength and endurance, core strength & stability

    Post-operative weeks 4-6:
    • Continue flexibility exercises
    • Progressively increase resistive and functional strengthening exercises
    • Initiate sport specific exercises
    • Gradual return to sport


    Note: Weight bearing may be limited after some surgical procedures with a hip arthroscopy, including:
    • Labral repair
    • Iliopsoas release
    • Microfracture
    • Capsulorraphy

    Now at 4-6 weeks she be able to walk about right? Well here's Gaga   at six weeks going to a strip club with boyfriend Taylor Kinney:



    yep....still in the wheelchair for some reason....
     Even at 2-3 weeks she should still be walking, since anybody who had surgery knows that sitting is the worst thing you can do, since blood clots and other complications can occur.
    Now I will play devils advocate and speculate what if she would have had the other surgery. 

    Would she still be in a wheelchair if she had open hip surgery?
    Here's what *Insall Scott Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine   Says about that on their website:
    "Expect to begin range of motion and walking exercises within two days of surgery. You should not remain sedentary because you run the risk of developing blood clots and bedsores. Your physician usually refers you to a physical therapist who can help you learn to walk after surgery. This usually takes three to six weeks."
    Okay now here is a pic of Lady Gaga from a day ago finally walking into a bikram yoga class like a normal human being:
    Heels?.....Really?....
    But wait a minute, here's a video of her leaving her yoga class just a day or so later in...a wheelchair?...wtf?
    No matter what kind of surgery she had if being in a wheelchair is bad for you than why the hell would she do this? Why not crutches or a walker? In regards to her recovery process it makes no sense whatsoever. Even if she was tired, crutches or a walker are a better option than a wheelchair at this point. 
    What is really going on Gaga?!
    Ladies and Gentleman this is what happens when you cannot sell out your last shows, you write 50 songs that interscope does not like and now you have to do PR damage control by creating a fake hip ailment so people will feel sorry for you and be on your side for when ARTPOP finally comes out, whenever that is.
    Personally her actions do not coincide with someone who is truly recovering from surgery, which just makes me believe that the only thing she suffers from might be low ticket sales, her popularity waning, Interscope pushing back ARTPOP.
    Lady gaga is nothing more than a diva with a seriously bruised ego and using a disabilty to garner sympathy is pretty low...even for Gaga.
    You might have the general masses convinced but I can see through your bullshit, I just hope your fans start to wake up as well and realize how much their kindness and love are being taken advantage of, which in my opinion is one of the worst things you can do to someone....But I would not expect anything less from lady gaga.


    *Note: orthopedic.com and Insall Scott Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine have never treated Lady Gaga, I just used their information as a reference.xoxox*

    What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree? Sound off in the comments below! xoxox


    Update:Wow! Thank you guys for the overwhelming response to this article! Instead of answering all of your questions in the comments section (which would take the time I honestly don't have.) I am just going to try and answer the biggest question right now:

    "Lady Gaga does not have a labral tear, she had open hip surgery, which is more intrusive, hence the wheelchair for so long." 


    A:Okay first of all, Lady Gaga herself is the one who said she had a labral tear: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/lady-gaga-tour-cancelled-singer-surgery-repair-torn-18555485, But cut to a year later and she changed her story to open hip surgery:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lady-gaga-gives-graphic-details-about-hip-surgery/ 

    Why? To gain even more sympathy maybe, but the reality is if she is going to lie at least make it a little bit more convincing. Here's why she should have stuck to the first story. Anybody who has ever had to have surgery on their hip (like many of you guys apparently have on the comments section, who knew there were so many little monsters with tears in their hip.) Would tell you even with drugs how much pain you are in, let alone how limited you would be to walk around and do a show shortly before you have "surgery", like this video up above.:-)

    Honestly it would be more convincing to a "hater" like me if she would have had a labral tear since I would have been able to buy her doing the full show since the pain would have sucked but not been as bad as it is with a real hip issue. You guys see what I am saying? There is no way in hell she could have hidden the pain, let along walking around doing an entire show when you need to have REAL hip surgery. She must have one hell of a threshold for pain!!  


    My suggestion for all you guys is to be careful with what celebrities say, don't take everything at face value and always question everything! There are many artists in the music industry who will try to pull the wool over your eyes, but just know that not everything they say is true. It is all about protecting the brand, and Lady Gaga has never been an exception. So have fun listening to that new horrible album "Artpop" and enjoying that low budget edm tour! Her popularity is weaning so don't expect to for me to mention her in any future articles, I don't have time for has beens.xoxoxoxox


    ---Nerdychick83 

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    The 7 Scariest Easter Bunnies Ever!

    Ahh dead eyes!!! 


    Originally I was trying to find some interesting advertisements, facts, and other random tidbits about Easter to share with you guys, but I was horrified to find a barrage of creepy ass Easter bunnies along the way and I had to dedicate an entire post to them! lol. Going to see the Easter Bunny was not really a big thing in my house, we usually saved that awkwardness for that Santa who smelled like beer and pez at the local mall.
    With that said, here is my list of The  7 Scariest Easter Bunnies Ever! 
    Note:
    I do not own these pics! Used just for entertainment purpose only! xoxo


    7.Ah good old Easter bear dog!



    6.I will eat your soul!



    5.Even the baby knows this shit is whack.



    4.Redneck Bunny.



    3.I'm pretty sure this one is pure evil...



    2.Poor skin graft bunny....



    1.I don't know why Timmy grew up scared shitless of rabbits.



    Got any scary Easter pics?
     Send them to me and I'll include them onto the list! 
    Happy Easter Fuckers!!! 
                                                  xoxo