Carpe Diem Y’all by Michele Bernard

Writer, Texan, Semi-interested Sports Fan

Dad – Mom’s Hogging the Microphone

rock_band_cover.jpg“We weren’t too ambitious when we started out. We just wanted to be the biggest thing that ever walked the planet.” Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

I was over video games when controllers went from two buttons to something resembling a ten-key punch.

Then, last night, my 15 year old opened his birthday present .

Life may never be the same.

(And yes, son, I will pay for your therapy.) 

In the meantime: Rock on party people. 

Game Spot Score 9.0 Editor’s Choice:  Rock Band does a superb job of bringing out the wannabe rock star in all of us, and creates one of the best party-game experiences of all time.  –

Carpe Rockem Y’all, Michele


January 26, 2008 - Posted by | Best Lines, Blogroll, Carpe Diem Quotes, Dance, Family, Heart, Her Royal Nerdiness, Humor, Humor Writers, Just Wow, Michele's Musings, Motherhood, Music, Parenting, Winter


  1. You have got to let me know what your XBox nick is! I am the best Rock Band drummer in the world and we have got to play together!

    Comment by Chris | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. That sounds fun! We’re not live yet – but will be soon. M – AKA Icy Em of Ice Cold Mother and the Radical Panic

    Comment by Michele Bernard | January 29, 2008 | Reply

  3. hahahaha

    Comment by nectarfizz | February 8, 2008 | Reply

  4. Update: Ice Cold Mother and the Radical Panic made enough $$ to buy a van and hit the road. While Icy Em enjoyed a nice glass of wine one night after rocking Chicago, no doubt working on her Behind the Music Story, TRP had a meeting. The word Diva was bantered about. Ultimately TRP decided it was time to part ways with the Ice Cold Mother due to “artistic differences”.

    They’ll be back. They’re nothing without me…..

    Comment by Michele | February 15, 2008 | Reply

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