Friday, April 20, 2012

Living Life

Well, this week off has been a blast to say the least.  I have done really nothing all week, but go to church and relax (which I have needed I have been burning the candles at both ends for a while now).

Last night I was just hanging at my house when a friend of mine showed up unexpectedly.  His name is Steve, and he drives a semi-truck all over the country.  I went with him once, that is a whole other post altogether.

As you all know, I am a DJ in Southern IL.  Steve and I had a great adventure last night.  We went to all the places that I DJ.  I know that might not sound fun, but its really great seeing the people that I have met and its also really great to be noticed (kinda like a hometown celebrity).  There is the occasional "Hey DJ, you didn't play my song last week." or, "Hey DJ, you rock." or my favorite is "Hey DJ, do you know that song, I can't remember the name or how it goes?" My response to that one can get really funny at times.

Also, this week marks my birthday week.  I used to have the whole month of April but, now its just a week.  With my new business it's great during this time because not only am I working and making money, I'm always celebrating my birthday and not spending money which is great!

This wouldn't be a Train's whistle post without at least one picture from the night last night.  So here it is.
 Kels Kay and I

 Also, tomorrow night I get to go back to the grade school that I attended. I am the DJ their 7th and 8th grade dance. Brett is going along, so that should be fun.  I will let Brett tell that story since he is much better at this than me.

So I am sure that this next week will be fun, tiring, and great all at the same time....

 DJ Song of the Day........Say Ah Trey Songz

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I got tagged!!!!!

Last week I was tagged in a post by Brett Minor at the Transformed Nonconformist. Brett is, by far, the funniest and smartest person I know. No one is a better person than him.

According to his post, I am to answer these 11 questions and then tag 11 more bloggers to answer them. I will not be able to tag anyone since the few people I follow have already been tagged by other people.

1. Book or movie and why?

I’ve been a movie buff since I was a little kid.  I always went to the movies even when I didn’t have anybody to go with.  When I was in the Navy in San Diego, the base had a free movie theater, so we went a lot!!! 

2. Real book or e-book?

I haven’t really read an e-book expect my Bible on my phone and it’s great because I don’t have to have a lamp or hold a big Bible since it’s on my phone

3. Funniest thing you've done in the last 5 years?

When I’m out in public people ask me sometimes why I walk with a bad limp.  I have had some fun times with this.
Best one was when a friend and I were at a NCAA basketball game in STL and I was in my wheelchair. A guy asked me why I was in my chair and I told him that it was a Shark Attack.
The guy gasped and was taken back and then my buddy said not an actual shark, but a loan shark.

4. Do you put yourself into the books you read/write or the movies you watch?

Well, since I love movies (maybe more than the “Movie Whore”) I tend to feel like Keanu Reeves.  Sometimes, I feel like Bill from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures.  Other times I feel like him in The Matrix.  Lastly, I feel like I can beat demons in Constantine.

5. How would your best friend describe you?

This was taken from Brett’s blog just the other day so I will let his words be posted here
“With the writing of this post, hopefully my regular readers now know that the friend that I refer to is not a whiny home bound reject. In fact, he just got a date with one of the girls that was fixing his hair. He does actually have a brain and a life and goes to more places than just the hospital and bathroom.”

6. Favorite kind of car and why?
I’ve never had a new car and I’ve always paid cash for the vehicles I’ve had.  I was just talking about this today.  

I have always wanted a purple Chevy Tahoe…They are big and awesome like me…and purple is a stand out color…plus I love Barney!!!!

7. Would your choice of party be a catered meal or barbecue out back?

I don’t want to sound corny or sappy but, my dad (aka Pops) was the best barbecue griller I know.  We had so many family cookouts the last year before he died last Oct.  I would give anything to taste his pork chops or Illinois potatoes on the smoker.  Not only was he a great cook, he was an even better man.

8. What's your favorite season and why?

I will attend Oktoberfest before I die.  Oktoberfest in Germany begins Saturday, September 22, 2012, and ends Sunday, October 7, 2012. I don’t think that I will make it this year, this picture should help

9. What specific lesson have you learned - Spiritual, educational, occupational?

Spiritually – For a long time, the Israelites couldn’t eat bacon.  That is why I think people were upset in the Old Testament.

Educationally     4xy+5x+-2b = b²-v5x      Screw this crap, I'll be a drug dealer

Occupational - I decided to burn lots of calories, I set a fat kid on fire.

10. Besides writing, what's your favorite thing to do when you get some extra time?

I love music and I’m always working on music for my DJ shows or learning new music!!!
And getting ready for Bozo’s party of the year!!!!

11. What's one place you can be found at least one time every week?

This last year at Christmas my friend got me Ryan’s (it’s a buffet restaurant in my hometown) coupons that are buy one, get one free.  So I go to lunch with a lot of different people at least one a week.  Its like 5 bucks a person with the coupon.
P.S. Went there with Brett today…

DJ Song of Week...So good B.o.B

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weddings are the best

Man Man Man I'm tired!!!!!

I have had three DJ shows this week with each of them being just as good as the last one.

First, I love weddings just love them...Being a DJ has opened so many doors, to meeting new people its just great!!!

Here is a couple of pictures of the night last night...

 Steve and Emily Trentman

It would be a wedding without your best friends!!!!

DJ Song of the "Busy Week"

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Best night possible

Hi everyone!!! Its 537am and the last time that I posted a blog at this time it didn't turn out this well, but I am going to give it a try.


I have been DJ ing at a bar for the last 3 years and they have treated me like family since day one.  Its called Poplar Place.  I have met so many people from this place and built friendships that you wouldn't believe.

Tonight started like every other Friday night....I'm so tried that I didn't want to go to work like the rest of us do everyday of the week.  Today started off messed up.  I had to run errands that lasted pretty much the whole day (its was a terrible rainy day).  I had to work a show tonight at 930 so when i got done with my errands it was about 630 so I took a nap, and that is when the best night I have had in a long time happened.

This bar that I am talking about is 35 mins away from my house so its a long haul to have any friends that want to come with me to the show.  I understand that people don't want to drive that far and drink, then have to drive home.

Since I am handicap I always have a friend (or my brother) help me set up.  Tonight I had the pleasure of having Brett (aka Preach) help me setup.  The plan was he was going to just help me setup, but he didn't have any plans tonight so he ended up staying with me during the whole show (which I couldn't be more happy about).

 When we got to the bar its was pretty dead for the most part.  But, things  quickly changed.  I start my show at 930ish, at 1015 tonight we had a party bus show up with about 50 people.  That is a big rush for a bar and also the DJ.  The bad part about it is that the group only stayed for one drink and they left.  The rest of the night was filled with rock, country, and hip hop music.

 The following is some pictures of the night I hope that you enjoy

 Always have to get in good with the door man
 Me and Amy I had to tell her a secret (or kiss her on her ear LOL!)
 Give me some lovin!!! LOl
 It pays to be the DJ!!!!
 She didn't want to be left out!!!!
 You motorboatin SOB!!!!! (they are built for speed, not comfort)
 Me trying to hold up the brick wall.
 Me and my friend Stacy's
 Me and Alysia
 Amy got tired of me getting kisses from all the other girls so she smacked me!!!!

 Special thanks to Preach for taking the pictures!!!!!

We finished at 2am and me and preach headed home, but not before stopping at hardee's for some breakfast.  I also have a wedding tomm night that will keep me and preach busy.  I want to say has been the best night in a long time.

 DJ Song of the night

Carrie Underwood "Good Girl"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Top requested Party Songs

Here is the list that was suggested by Rachel (read her blog here).....Hope you like took me a while it get it typed up....Also, Bozo (her blog also here) this should get you started on American Party Music.

Hope you enjoy,

1 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
2 Journey Don't Stop Believin'
3 Lady Gaga Feat. Colby O'donis Just Dance
4 Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
5 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
6 Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer
7 Morrison, Van Brown Eyed Girl
8 Diamond, Neil Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
9 Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow
10 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
11 B-52's Love Shack
12 Cupid Cupid Shuffle
13 Lady Gaga Poker Face
14 Jackson, Michael Billie Jean
15 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
16 Timberlake, Justin Sexyback
17 ABBA Dancing Queen
18 DJ Casper Cha Cha Slide
19 Outkast Hey Ya!
20 Usher Feat. Ludacris & Lil' Jon Yeah
21 Rihanna Don't Stop The Music
22 Kool & The Gang Celebration
23 Sister Sledge We Are Family
24 Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight
25 Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
26 Beatles Twist And Shout
27 Jackson, Michael Thriller
28 Mraz, Jason I'm Yours
29 Brown, Chris Forever
30 Black Eyed Peas Let's Get It Started
31 Ke$Ha Tik Tok
32 Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain Low
33 Brooks, Garth Friends In Low Places
34 Lady Gaga Bad Romance
35 Usher Feat. Will.I.Am Omg
36 James, Etta At Last
37 Isley Brothers Shout
38 Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
39 Temptations My Girl
40 Jackson, Michael Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
41 Sinatra, Frank The Way You Look Tonight
42 Commodores Brick House
43 Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
44 Loggins, Kenny Footloose
45 Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock & Roll
46 Village People Y.M.C.A.
47 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive
48 Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
49 Big & Rich Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
50 Armstrong, Louis What A Wonderful World
51 Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love
52 Lauper, Cyndi Girls Just Want To Have Fun
53 Presley, Elvis Can't Help Falling In Love
54 Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
55 Adams, Bryan Summer Of '69
56 Kid Rock All Summer Long
57 Flo Rida Feat. Keisha Right Round
58 Black Eyed Peas Imma Be
59 Cyrus, Miley Party In The U.S.A.
60 Rascal Flatts Bless The Broken Road
61 Dexy's Midnight Runners Come On Eileen
62 Aerosmith I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
63 Rednex Cotton Eye Joe
64 Lonestar Amazed
65 Jackson, Michael The Way You Make Me Feel
66 Jackson, Michael Beat It
67 Springfield, Rick Jessie's Girl
68 House Of Pain Jump Around
69 Jackson, Michael P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
70 Swift, Taylor Love Story
71 Earth, Wind & Fire September
72 Johnson, Jack Better Together
73 Young M.C. Bust A Move
74 50 Cent In Da Club
75 Mraz, Jason & Colbie Caillat Lucky
76 Cascada Evacuate The Dancefloor
77 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
78 Guetta, David Feat. Akon Sexy Chick
79 Buble, Michael Everything
80 Pink Get The Party Started
81 Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine
82 Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind
83 Train Hey Soul Sister
84 Journey Faithfully
85 Nelly Hot In Herre
86 Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce Telephone
87 Franti, Michael & Spearhead Say Hey (I Love You)
88 Romantics What I Like About You
89 Rihanna Disturbia
90 Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me
91 KC & The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight
92 Taio Cruz Dynamite
93 Four Tops I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
94 Jones, Norah Come Away With Me
95 Kings Of Leon Sex On Fire
96 Checker, Chubby The Twist
97 Buble, Michael Save The Last Dance For Me
98 Brown Band, Zac Chicken Fried
99 Green, Al Let's Stay Together
100 U2 Beautiful Day

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The one that got away

Sorry that it has been so long since I have posted a blog.  I have been working and dealing with health issues that you guys know about.  I just wanted to say before I write this blog that I don’t go to the ER everyday. It has just been a coincidence that all this stuff has happened in the last month and a half.  Thanks to everyone that has been there for all of it.   Preach and I have always made the best out of every situation.

There have been a couple of special women in my life. I thank God for each of them, but there has been one that got away and not a day goes by without thinking of her. We have to go back to 2006 for this story (this was before I got sick). I was working three jobs trying to make it in the world. I was single, young, wild, and free. I had never really thought about marriage or a really deep relationship before. My friends have had them, but I never experienced it and wanted to.

I was working at a sports marketing company and I met the woman of my dreams.  She was a client that my company was working for.  I was in charge of the event with a buddy of mine, so I was walking around making sure everything was in order and I got to spend a lot of time with her.  I could tell that she was into me maybe more so than I was into her. It was funny. I remember that everyone that I worked for called me Train (my real name is Adam, but my dad called me Train) and she asked me “Do I have to call you Train?”  I just laughed. I replied, “I don’t care what you call me as long as you call.”

It was an all day event, so afterwards we exchanged numbers and that was the start of the best year and a half relationship that I ever had. I don’t want to include her name, but you can use your imagination.

All my life, it has only been me. Don’t get me wrong, I had dated before, but this was something special.  This was the first time that I WANTED to come home and just stay home.  I had never had that and this girl made me understand the concept of a real relationship.  

The reason I have been thinking about this so much is due to my schedule which leaves me with a lot of free time and I miss the time that we had to share with each other.
I also see on Facebook at least once a day that a young woman has been wronged in a relationship and I think to myself that I could be great and that I have a lot to give someone. 
Also, in my hometown there isn’t really a large market of girls that I’m looking for.  If you don’t sleep with someone right off the bat you are looked at like there is something wrong with you.

Also, I come from a broken home and I had step parents, so I understand that game and I really don’t want to enter a relationship with a woman that has kid(s). I won’t say never, but I will have an open mind.

In closing, I just want to say that I did enjoy having that special someone to come home to at night, but single life is fun as well…I really enjoyed her company and the understanding that she brought to me about what it means to actually care about someone.

DJ Song of the Day....Garth Brooks More than a Memory......

This song came out when we broke up in July of 2008