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My first crush:
Then I realized he was prettier than me and moved on.
I frequent cemeteries.
My job helps me meet the best looking men!!!
Duff McKagan is like fine wine.
I enhance my credibility by looking tortured. (Shutterkings Photography)
Slash and I share a common interest.
I like to clean up around the office. It keeps me down-to-earth when I get to meet people who are exceptionally cooler than I am. Please see below.
Freaker's Ball 2008 with Snot
After cutting off his own head, a decapitated Jeremy from Five Finger Death Punch was seeking medical attention!
I was so excited to meet Duff McKagan that I clipped a concrete column while trying to park my car...which still had dealer tags, BUT I did get this little beauty!!!!
Yes! That is Maynard!!!! Elusive, but we used our womanly ways to get him on camera!!!! Ha! Ha!
Freaker's Ball 2009! Look who I found backstage!!!! It's William Duvall of Alice in Chains!!! Where's Jerry, dammit???
Lzzy Hale from Halestorm! Played Freaker's 2009...will be at BFD 2012!
Miley Cyrus may be Maxim's #1 hottie, but given that an invisible woman also made the list, I don't see why I dead one can't. Check out Golden Girls star Bea Arthur! To be totally honest, Bea didn't sit for this painting (which sold for $1.9 million), but I like her posthumous manx-iness!
P.S. I airbrushed the bikini top. For the real thing, you'll need to click here.
They come in Pro, Premium, and Master of Puppets versions!!!! More info here!
He was in a fight with his girlfriend. He must have been pretty fired-up because somehow, he found himself removing ALL of his manhood (all of it)...the snake and jewels, the beans and the frank...or however you'd like to word it. As if dismembering himself weren't enough, he then took said body parts and flushed them down the toilet. No, doctors cannot reattach. You can get all the details here.
More can be found on the WFAA website.
Things that are heart-breaking: abused animals. That's why people who are able to overlook the heartbreak and really help an animal in need are not only saving their pet's life, but also removing some of the stigma about animal welfare as being simply a "depressing" topic. Below, is Naki'o. Look at how loved he is and what a survivor!!!
Naki'o was found, literally frozen, in a puddle on the floor of an abandoned home in Nebraska with his litter-mates and dead mother. Sob! His paws and tail were frost-bitten and had to be amputated, but with 4 bionic legs, Naki'o is an adorable inspiration! Read more about Naki'o and 4 other bionic canine survivors here.
Paul Templer was working as a river guide on the Zambezi River. In case you don't know where that is (because I didn't), it's on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The hippo swallowed Templer, crushing one of his lungs, but missing his heart and kidneys. According to Templer, the inside of the bull-hippo smelled like rotten eggs. He also mentioned that it was hard to tell how long they were under water since " time passes very slowly when you're in a hippo's mouth." Really? Huh...
Simpsons creator Matt Groening's mother, Margaret Ruth Groening, passed away last month. Her obituary reveals her husband was Homer, her sister was Patty, and her children were Mark, Matt, Lisa, and Maggie.
Mr. Potato Head with hair (everywhere)? I'd say Senor Testiculo definitely outdoes the breast cancer ribbon when it comes to turning heads. I mean, my head is still cocked sideways with brow furrowed, alternating with literal jaw-dropping....find out more about Mr. Balls here.
Blue Star Connection is at the Dallas International Guitar Festival this weekend. If you have an instrument you are no longer using, bring it along and give it to Blue Star Connection, a charity that gives instruments to "medically-fragile children, teens, and youing adults." You'll get a better feeling than if you pawn it and a tax write-off, so it pays for itself next year! :)