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Joined 08-15-10, id: 739890, Profile Updated: 03-08-12
Author has written 20 stories for Essay, Work, Romance, Thriller, General, Supernatural, Horror, and General.

Hi!

Ummmmm... yeah, I'm a guy who likes thrillers, dramas, comedies and horror stuff, so... yeah, expect stuff like that.

Favorites:

Bands/Singers: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Who, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, America, Journey, Peter, Paul and Mary, John Cougar Mellencamp, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Huey Lewis and the News, Three Dog Night, The Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Chicago

Authors: Stephen King, David Morrell, James M. Cain, William Goldman, Raymond Chandler, Donald E. Westlake, Dave Barry, Pat Conroy, Ross MacDonald

Movies: Hairspray (2007), Jaws, Back to the Future, Notting Hill, Taken, American Graffiti, Coma, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Easy A, Sunset Boulevard, 12 Angry Men, The Apartment, Alex & Emma, On Golden Pond, Fail-Safe, Paper Moon, Field of Dreams, (500) Days of Summer, True Grit, The Social Network, Zombieland

America: Why I Love Her

You ask me why I love her? Well, give me time, and I'll explain...
Have you seen a Kansas sunset or an Arizona rain?
Have you drifted on a bayou down Louisiana way?
Have you watched the cold fog drifting over San Francisco Bay?

Have you heard a Bobwhite calling in the Carolina pines?
Or heard the bellow of a diesel in the Appalachia mines?
Does the call of Niagara thrill you when you hear her waters roar?
Do you look with awe and wonder at a Massachusetts shore...
Where men who braved a hard new world, first stepped on Plymouth Rock?
And do you think of them when you stroll along a New York City dock?

Have you seen a snowflake drifting in the Rockies...way up high?
Have you seen the sun come blazing down from a bright Nevada sky?
Do you hail to the Columbia as she rushes to the sea...
Or bow your head at Gettysburg...in our struggle to be free?

Have you seen the mighty Tetons? ...Have you watched an eagle soar?
Have you seen the Mississippi roll along Missouri's shore?
Have you felt a chill at Michigan, when on a winters day,
Her waters rage along the shore in a thunderous display?
Does the word "Aloha"... make you warm?
Do you stare in disbelief When you see the surf come roaring in at Waimea reef?

From Alaska's gold to the Everglades...from the Rio Grande to Maine...
My heart cries out... my pulse runs fast at the might of her domain.
You ask me why I love her?... I've a million reasons why.
My beautiful America... beneath Gods' wide, wide sky.

You're a 90's kid if:

You can finish this: 'ice ice _'
You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain, Bobby's World, Felix the Cat, The Tick... AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"
You just can't resist finishing this . . . "Iiiiiiin west Philadelphia, born and raised . . ."
You remember TGIF, Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World.
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
You remember reading "Goosebumps."
You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence . . . not.
You remember seeing hot tub bubbles make bubbly sounds before every music video on VH1.
You remember when everything was settled by rock paper scissors... or bubble gum bubble gum in a dish... eeny meeny miney mo... and even better, daddy had a donkey inky binky bonky.
You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time.
"Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was both a game and a TV game show.
Captain Planet. He's a Hero.
You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green ranger, were meant to be together.
You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genesis became popular.
You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.
You remember watching Home Alone 1, 2 , and 3 . . . and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders."
You remember watching The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Reading Rainbow on PBS.
You remember when Yo-Yos were cool.
You remember those "Where's Waldo?" books.
You remember eating Warheads.
You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladdin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies.
You remember Ring Pops.
You remember drinking Surge, and Tang.
You remember when every thing was "da BOMB!"
You remember when they made the new lunchables so that you could make pizza AND tacos.
You remember boom boxes vs cd players.
You remember making those little paper cootie-catcher things, and then predicting your life with them.
You played and/or collected "Pogs."
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere.
. . . Furbies.
Saved By The Bell was the coolest show ever!
You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the Internet.
And Windows 95 was the best.
You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers, and Ninja Turtles.
You remember when Michael Jordan was a King.
YIKES pencils and erasers were the stuff!
All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.
You remember when the new Beanie Babies and Talking Elmos were always sold out.
You collected those Beanie Babies.
Mortal Kombat was awesome--the game and the movie.
... Carebears.
Gak was the coolest stuff ever invented.
Lambchop's song never ended.
The old dollar bills.
Silver dollars, which were cool to have.
You remember a time before the WB.
You collected all the Troll dolls.
You had to read Weekly Reader's in class.
You even know what an original walkman is.
You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.
You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
You know the Macarena by heart.
"Talk to the hand" . . . enough said.
You always said, "Then why don't you marry it?!"
You remember trying to collect all 150 original Pokemon cards but never could, and if you did, you thought you were all that!
You remember Highlight's magazine.
You went to McDonald's to play in the playplace.
You remember playing on merry-go-rounds at the playground.
Before the MySpace frenzy . . . before the FaceBook craze. . .
Before the Internet & text messaging . . . before smartphones. . .
Before Sidekicks & iPods . . .
Before MIKE JONES . . .
Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX . . .
Before Spongebob . . .
When you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.
When light-up sneakers were cool.
When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
When gas was 0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was The new thing.
When you recorded stuff on VCRs.
When you called the radio station to request songs to hear off of your walkman.
When gameboy was a brick.
When you did MASH to figure out your future.
When you weren't cool unless you had a Starter jacket.
Way back.
Before we realized all this would eventually disappear.
Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much?!

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Embrace the Music by darkworld777 reviews
5 friends in high school form together to make a band. As they try to make it to the top, drama unfolds and people will forge alliances and make new enemies to stay the top dog of the school. Rated T for mild swearing, sexual scenes, very little drug use and some alcohol.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,690 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/11 - Published: 7/4/2012
The It girls by Rosemarysgraden001 reviews
Everyone knew who they were. They were it, some people did anything to join the club. But they had a secret and it was slowly killing them.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,476 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/27/2011 - Published: 3/18/2011
Desolate by thefaultinourpatronus reviews
Change is inevitable; let it come. -February WCC- ONESHOT
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/3/2011 - Complete
Continents by TheElement reviews
He gazed out the window and I noticed the intensity in his eyes soften. His eyes looked up into mine, dead in the eye. It was as if for one moment he had a realization, as if he knew what I asked for... ONESHOT
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 911 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Complete
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The Mentor reviews
A college professor starts what he calls a "meditation group," but one student begins to suspect that the professor's motives are darker than he claims.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 723 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/14/2013
Good Home Cooking reviews
They say that the key to a man's heart is through his stomach. Never underestimate the truth of that statement. In response to Esquire magazine's 79-word-story challenge.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/29/2012 - Complete
Out of the Blue
"So just another routine flight, huh?" "There's nothing routine about flying, my friend."
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 450 - Published: 9/15/2011 - Complete
Toughening Up reviews
Jimmy joins his school boxing team to appease his dad and ends up learning a lot about life.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,825 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/14/2011
Lenora Street reviews
The residents of Lenora Street, particularly Dalton Burwell and Gail Hollinger, learn that some emotions never die.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 850 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/19/2011
Hand Me Down a Cool One reviews
The story of a boring afternoon turned exciting with the help of some soda, some juices and one idea.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,820 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/30/2011 - Complete
The Great Films: Easy A
First in a series. Why Easy A works, surmounting huge odds.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 858 - Published: 7/27/2011 - Complete
In Defense of Genre Fiction reviews
Why "genre," or "pulp" fiction may often be better than "literature." Reading lists for each genre to be posted soon!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 713 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/19/2011
StarCrossed reviews
A guy and girl meet and fall in love while working at a resort hotel over the summer, only to have something major come between them.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/16/2011
Love, In Harmony reviews
When a girl is stuck as what to give her boyfriend for her birthday, invention leads her to give him one of the greatest gifts of all.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 826 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2011 - Complete
Memory reviews
A young guy looks over the shambles he has left his love life in.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,009 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Complete
Summer Storm reviews
A young drifter reviews the tatters of what was once a wonderful love.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,916 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Complete
Eli's Coming reviews
When a young boy makes a world-altering prophecy that will occur the next day, everybody wonders how it will come to pass.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,155 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/27/2011 - Complete
The Greatest Lesson reviews
Some of the most important lessons aren't taught in a classroom. Some can be taught around a campfire from your uncle.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,951 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/19/2011 - Complete
Just Another Night reviews
A taxi driver picks up a passenger that changes the whole course of his life in a chilling way.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,433 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2011 - Complete
More Love reviews
My most autobiographical piece ever. Just a simple story of pure, unadulterated, true love between a guy and a girl.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 730 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/13/2011 - Complete
This I Believe reviews
A simple declaration of one man's philosophy.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 375 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/20/2011 - Complete
Anatomy of a Romance reviews
A musical montage of the course of a relationship.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,163 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/26/2010
Another Load reviews
A tribute to the men who keep our country going.
Poetry: Work - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Complete
Reflections in a Surfer's Eye reviews
A love song to a favorite band.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,226 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/27/2010 - Complete