Lady of the Night:
I believe EVERYONE has the potential for greatness. I’m here to document my story of becoming best version of me in hopes to inspire others to do the same. One of the greatest gifts we as people can give others is our help and support and that’s what I’m here to do. I hope to in some way, big or small, be able to encourage you. To make that change, to take that risk, to become the go-getter you’ve dreamed of being.
Photo Credit: Alysha Jayne Photography
More Useless Info About Yours Truly
>>Im in love with being a mother to the most beautiful boy i’ve ever met.
>>Country is my least favorite music genre
>>I love Michigan all the way but i sooo wish i lived someplace that had a more stable weather pattern.
>>Classic horror stories are my favorite. Theres just something simple and beautiful about the classic Dracula, Frankenstein, werewolf and mummy.
>>Werewolves are my favorite fantasy creature. Like the REAL werewolves. None of that twilight stuff.
>>Yes, i am forever a zodiac enthusiast. #teamcancer #teammoonchild
>>I'm really awkward with hastags if you haven't noticed. I try not to use them a lot.
>>Halloween is my favorite holiday. I go all out on a theme with amazing decorations and everything. Christmas is a close second
>>I prefer childrens movies. My inner child is very stong.
>>I go through bouts of obsessions. They can last anywhere between 2 weeks and 3 or 4 months and can be about anything.
>>Wayne Campbell is my spirit animal. When hes recording the show, Charlie Day is the substitute.
>>I am forever obsessed with interior design. I almost majored in it in college but everyone told me there was no money in it. Now the market is booming. Thats what I get for listening to people…
>>Hippie chick at heart. I will always be a little depressed i was never a 20 yr old in the 60s.
>>Im just an extremely awkward person in general.
>>My dream vehicle is a 79 dodge van with a moon window and a cool barbarion mural on the sides with a shag carpet interior...what? Dont tell me that wouldnt be the coolest thing ever.
>>Amerteur musician. Very. Ameteur.
>>I have a passion for classic rock and psychedelic music. They are what make me most happy above almost all else.
>>My record player is a 3rd child to me. Luna, my acoustic guitar is my second. I did have a 4th child called The Stallion. He was my first ever electric guitar (adopted June 21st, 2012) but he broke when my biological child decided he wanted to play too. I cried hard that night and had to watch "Detroit Rock City" until is stopped.
>>My mom is my best friend
>>Jim Carrey is my favorite comedian. Steve Carell is second.
>>Ace Frehley of the band KISS is my idol.
>>Led zeppelin is life.
>>Renaissance festivals are great
>>ok, yes, im a huge nerd.
>>Writing song paradies is a fun hobby. Just call me Weird Jay.
>>I love ginormous fluffy dogs. I dream of living on a large farm one day and just owning like 17 big fluffy dogs...go big or go home right?
>>An item on my bucket list is “befriend a baby elephant.” yes, I WILL do this before I die.
>>I can quote every line in all the Austin Powers movies and almost all Jim Carrey Movies.
>>My first crush was Shaggy from Scooby Doo.
>>I get emotionally attached to bands and some tv shows. Who am i kidding? I get emotionally attached to everything. I AM a Cancer ya know.
Well thats enough to keep you interested, i'd say, or probably slightly annoyed.
Photo Credit: Alysha Jayne Photography
What's in a Name?
Maybe you’ve been wondering why i’ve named my blog The Midnight Queen, or maybe you haven’t. It actually comes from my love of music. The thing that inspires me most and what drives me.
KISS is one of my all time favorite bands (bet you'd never guess that by looking at this blog) and they have a song off their Destroyer album called “King of the Nighttime World.” The lyrics of this song’s chorus are “Im the king of the nighttime world, and you’re my midnight queen.”
I never really thought anything of those lyrics other than KISS should be making women's shirts that say Midnight Queen on them. They would probably sell like hot cakes. There’s an entire army that would eat that up.
Not too long ago, I actually found out why I could never really find anything related to KISS and "Midnight Queen" and it turns out that those arent even the real words. in the song, it was actually "headlight queen." So i created this entire persona from misheard lyrics. I'm keeping the name anyways and now i don't have to worry about Gene Simmons suing me for copy write lol
But I didn’t pick up this name just because of the song. I’m also a night owl. There was one point in my life when I would go to work, come home at night and stay up almost all night researching classic rock and psychedelic music and teaching myself guitar. Being an introvert, this was one of the best times in my life. I enjoy the quiet of the night. I enjoy escaping inside my own head and forgetting about the world around me.
Working a full day job now and with a little one at home, I'm lucky if i can make it up past 11pm especially since I'm chasing around a rambunctious 4 year old after work. I miss it though. My dream is to one day be able to have time at night again to be philosophical and thoughtful and once again be able to live up to my name.