Welcome to Daniland

I am Dani and this is my way of sharing who I am, through the things that I love. Please feel free to contact me at destinationdaniland@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter, @destinationdani .

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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I am so sad to report that Andrew Koenig's body was found today. It appears he did take his life. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this difficult time.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just randomness!

Hello all!  First I want to apologize to all my loyal followers (i.e. Cindy...hehe) for not updating this for awhile.  Things have just been crazy.  Secondly, I would like say that thus far I have only written about things that have gotten me all fired up but from now on I am going to try and update at least once a week, which will probably lead to some lighter subject matter.  I am also going to introduce a few additions to the blog, just to give you all a taste of what it is really like in Daniland. 

So as we continue you'll probably start to see some reoccurring features.  For example, since music is such a huge part of my life and I have such a wide spectrum of taste I'll probably introduce some artists I'm really into.  Or maybe even give you some lyrics to a song that you may not normally pay attention to since it is in a genre or by an artist you don't know or like.  I am also a huge movie buff so you might start to see some reviews come through.  Once things calm down a bit, I want to start hitting the theatres and doing some movie marathons again to get caught up.  I'll need my movie partner for that, Cindy better tell your daughter to be ready. 

So today I want to introduce y'all to a new song that I am really loving at the moment.  This being the first of my recommendations, I feel I must preface this by saying it is from an artist who is best known for being in a group that I am not a fan of.  However, he broke free and is now involved in a new project.  This is their first single and I gotta say, I dig it!!  The lyrics are simple yet so poignant.  And the music is catchy and cool.  I don't really like the voice of the singer, but he is a great musician.  You can hear his passion in his playing and singing.  This song just speaks to me.

Here are some of the lyrics...

"Nothing makes sense, nothing makes sense anymore
Nothing is right, nothing is right when you're gone
I'm losing my breath, I'm losing my right to be wrong
I'm frightened to death, I'm frightened that I won't be strong

I want someone to love me
For who I am
I want someone to need me
Is that so bad?
I wanna break all the madness
But it's all I have
I want someone to love me
For who I am

I'm shaking it off, I'm shaking off all of the pain.
Breaking my heart, breaking my heart once again"

If you like what you see and want to hear it, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v75Jh9zm8vE and check it out. 

Now that that is out of the way, lets get down to business.  I want to talk about depression, fun subject right?  I'm not sure if you have heard or not but Andrew Koenig is missing.  He played "Boner" on growing pains and is the son of Walter Koenig, who played Chekov in Star Trek.  There is countless amounts of info about this elsewhere on the web so I won't delve into it too deeply, I just want to say this ...  I read some stuff people are saying about how thoughtless it is of him to disappear and how selfish he is.  He has everything, what does he have to be depressed about.  Blah, blah, blah.  I just want to say to those people, obviously you have never had to deal with depression, and I am glad for you.  It sucks, for lack of a better word.  It is this seemingly unending feeling of dread and nothingness that swallows you whole!  You have no control over it.  And when you are feeling that hopeless, you are not thinking about anything but doing whatever you need to do to be happy again.  You feel like the people you love would be better off without you around bringing them down.  Now, I don't know Andrew, obviously, but I get the impression from hearing he and his friends on podcasts and such, that he is not the type that would go the suicide route.  Those people are selfish!!  I think he just wanted a break from his life. He wanted to start over fresh, go somewhere he remembers being happy.  He needs help.  He needs to realize that nothing is as bad as it seems.  I hope his family finds him soon safe and sound.  I just want people to realize how serious depression is.  There are many different levels and many things that can lead to it.  When you start feeling yourself slip into that, please talk to someone or find some way to pull yourself out.  Take it from someone who has dealt with it her whole life, its never as bad as you think, and suicide is NEVER the right answer!!!! 


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