The day I was born By Jacki Zaugg
Day I was born • My name is Jackilyn Marie Zaugg and I was born on November 1,1991
How old I am as of January 6, 2010 • I am 6,642 days old • I am 18 years 2 months and 6 days old • I am 948 weeks old • I am 159,384 hours old • I am 9,563,040 minutes old
Moon • The Moon for Nov 1, 1991 (At Midnight, US Central time, as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere) • Illuminated Fraction: 0.184 3.0 days after last quarter
Meaning • My first name means the female version of Jack or John • Derived from Jackin (earlier Jankin), a medieval diminutive of JOHN. It has long been regarded as an independent name. During the Middle Ages it was very common, and it became a slang word meaning "man".
Shared birthdays • Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Big Kenny from Big and Rich were born on November 1st. • Anthony Kiedis was born in 1962 • Big Kenny was born in 1963
Where he was born & where he went to school • Anthony Kiedis was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 1, 1962 to John Kiedis, a son of Lithuanian immigrants, and Margaret "Peggy" Idema of Greek, Dutch, English, Irish, French, and Mohican ancestry. • He attended Fairfax High School with future band-mates Michael Balzary, Hillel Slovak, and Jack Irons.
Drug addiction • Kiedis often battled with drug addiction, including lengthy addictions to heroin and cocaine, which started at a very young age. • His father was also a drug addict, so Kiedis was constantly around his drug-using and dealing father, as well as his father's friends who engaged in the same activities.
Drug addiction • His first drug use came from drugs he got from his father, including marijuana, which he first smoked when he was 10 years old. • He abused drugs for years, even into the formation of the band, where other members were also using. He tried to get clean after the heroin overdose death of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak on June 25, 1988.
Drug addiction • He entered rehab and ended up staying clean for five years but relapsed in 1994 when he had a wisdom tooth removed.
Role in the red hot chili peppers • Kiedis said, "It’s not easy to be one of the greatest guitar players of all time, or one of the greatest writers, and its not easy to be a junkie,“ in the March, 2007, issue of Blender.
Role in the red hot chili peppers • Kiedis supplies most of the lyrics. Starting with 1989's Mother's Milk album, John Frusciante & Flea have written nearly all of the music for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with Kiedis supplying lyrics & melodies he hears during instrumental jams by his band mates; Kiedis said in 2006, "Somehow I find songs in the bigness of what they're doing."
Role in the red hot chili peppers • Kiedis wrote many lyrics detailing his enjoyment of sex, drugs, and life in Los Angeles during the early years. As his musical tastes expanded and his outlook on life changed he began writing songs about a wider spectrum of subjects.
Role in the red hot chili peppers • His early vocal style with the band primarily consists of rapping, which he could do quickly while keeping a consistent rhythm. • Over the years, Kiedis grew to favor singing rather than rapping. Kiedis has had many vocal coaches, but none of them had helped him sing "well.”
Role in the red hot chili peppers • In fact, it was not until 1999's Californication that he felt he could take full control of his voice while singing. • Despite the band's varied lineup, Kiedis remained and tried to keep the group together whenever it was about to fall apart. However, Kiedis himself was fired for around a month in 1986, because of his drug addiction.
Role in the red hot chili peppers • He was brought back into the band and stayed sober for as he recalls 53 days, after which he began abusing cocaine and heroin again.
Role in the red hot chili peppers • Although he rarely plays instruments, he has been known to play drums during some of the bands jam sessions in live performances, such as the video found on YouTube at the Pinkpop festival in 2006. He also used to play a very basic guitar riff during the early to later 90's performances of Give It Away.
Role in the red hot chili peppers • Songs they play • Danni California • Castle Made of Sand, • Fortune Faded, • I Found Out, • Love Rollercoaster, • Save the Population, • Search and Destroy.
Other projects • Using the stage name Cole Dammett adapted from his father's stage name, Blackie Dammett, Kiedis landed a number of small roles in television and film as a teenager in the late 1970s. His early credits include F.I.S.T. and the 1978 ABC Afterschool SpecialIt's a Mile from Here to Glory.
Other pojects • In 2004, Kiedis published a memoir titled Scar Tissue, which peaked at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. He also organized the New American Music Union, a two-day summer music festival set for August 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Personal life • Kiedis's now ex-girlfriend, model Heather Christie, gave birth to the couple's first child, Everly Bear, on October 2, 2007. Kiedis split with Christie in June 2008. • He has been an on-off vegetarian since the 1980s and became vegan in 2008.
General Hospital • As of March 4, 2010 general Hospital as had the total of 12,007 episodes
General Hospital • Known as GH • It is an American daytime TV drama show • It’s the 2nd longest running American soap opera currently in production and the 3rd longest running drama in TV in American history after Guiding Light and As the World Turns.
General Hospital • It premiered on ABC on April 1, 1963 • It is broadcasts weekdays • It is the longest running entertainment program in ABC TV history • It rose to the top of the ratings in the early 80’s in part thanks to the popular super couple of Luke and Laura, whose 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers
General Hospital • In 2003 TV Guide named “Great Soap Opera of All Time” • GH was created by soap writers Frank and Doris Hursley and is set in a town called Port Charles, New York, but it did not get this name until the 1970’s • Was the second soap to air on ABC • Taped at The Prospect Studios
General Hospital • Has the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series with 10 wins • On September 18, 2009 when Guiding Light aired its final episode on CBS, GH became the second longest running American soap opera currently on air, after As the World Turns
General Hospital • On December 8, 2009 CBS announced that they were cancelling As the World Turns & its final episode will air on September 17. 2010, then GH will become the longest running American daytime soap opera in production. • GH started out being a 30 minute show from 1963-1976 then it changed to a 45 minute show from 1976-1977 then went to a full hour from 1977-present
GH The Early Years (1963-1969) • The first stories were mainly set at GH in an unknown mid-sized Eastern city revolving around Dr. Steve Hardy and Nurse Jessie Brewer. • Steve was Chief of Internal Medicare on the hospital’s seventh floor and he dedicated his life for caring for the sick and healing them with the help of nurse Jessie
GH the stagnant years ( 1970 – 1979) • When Douglas Marland objected to a planned storyline that had called for the virtuous Dr. Lesley Webber to cheat on her husband with David Hamilton, Marland was challenged to come up with a better idea. • Lesley rejected David’s advances and the enraged suitor began sleeping with her sixteen – year – old daughter Laura Webber instead.
GH the stagnant years ( 1970 – 1979) • Laura’s subsequent storyline, a love triangle involving her, Scott Baldwin, and Bobbie Spencer was a success. • But soon the success of both stories would be over shadowed by phenomenon when Laura crossed paths with Bobbie’s brother Luke Spencer.
GH the stagnant years ( 1970 – 1979) • GH was faced with threats of cancelation in 1978 due to low ratings but was given six months to increase ratings • So Douglas Marland created a longtime feud with the Quartermaine and Spencer family
GH cultural phenomenon & super-couple pairings • The super couple of Luke Spencer and Laura Webber became the most popular storyline in soap opera history • The success of Luke and Laura led GH and other soap operas to try and evaluate the formula
GH cultural phenomenon & super-couple pairings • After the pairing of Luke & Laura other 80’s pairings were: • Robert Scorpio and Holly Sutton • Duke Lavery and Anna Devane • Frisco Jones and Felicia Cummings
GH Transition (1990-1999) • In 1993 Luke and Laura’s ten-year-old son named Luke Jr. but everyone calls him Lucky played by newcomer Jonathan Jackson came on the show • The show gained critical acclaim for the heart transplant by the death of eight-year-old BJ Jones in a bus crash and the donation of her heart to her dying cousin Maxie Jones
GH Transition (1990-1999) • From 1993-1997 the show produced what many consider the last major super couple on daytime TV by the form of Sony Corinthos and Brenda Barrett • The relationship of Stone Gates and Robin Scorpio was tragic because Gats had AIDS and at the age of nineteen he died from it leaving seventeen-year-old Robin to deal with being HIV- positive
GH Transition (1990-1999) • A love story occurred during this time and many believe it is the last great young love story • It involved Lucky Spencer and Elizabeth Webber • Lucky found Elizabeth beaten and bruised in a park on Valentine’s day of 1998
GH New millennium, Mob Era (2000-present) • Sony Corinthos gained a new love interest in Carly Benson Jacks. • GH aired its 10,000th episode on April 17,2002 • GH aired its 11,000th episode on February 20, 2006 • On April 23, 2009 GH became ABC’s first regular daytime drama to be taped and broadcast in high definition
GH New millennium, Mob Era (2000-present) • Port Charles Hotel had a fire in 2004 and the majority of the cast was trapped inside • A masked serial killer terrorized the Quartermaine mansion. The storyline took place during the Olympic Games which were screening on rival channel NBC so it lured people who did not like the Olympics to watch GH instead and it was like the serial killer storyline that had taken place on Days of Our Lives on NBC
GH New millennium, Mob Era (2000-present) • In September 2007 a serial killer began feasting on the citizens of Port Charles • The serial killer’s name was Text Messaging Killer • He killed Emily Quartermaine, Georgie Jones, and attacked Carly, Sam, Kristina, Lucky, Jason, and Nickolas • In February 2008 it revealed that Diego Alcazar was the Text Messaging Killer
GH New millennium, Mob Era (2000-present) • Due to the violence facing Michael Corinthos’s family Michael purchased a gun and accidently shot Kate Howard • He ran away and when is mother found him they get trapped in a warehouse explosion that causes his mother to lose the baby
GH New millennium, Mob Era (2000-present) • In January of 2009 a young man named Ethan Lovett arrived in Port Charles and was later revealed that he was Holly Sutton and Luke Spencer’s son • On the 20th Jax discovered a recording of Claudia ordering the hit on Sony that resulted in Michael’s year-long coma. On May 18th Michael woke up from his coma
GH New millennium, Mob Era (2000-present) • Michael went to live with the Quatermaine’s after he woke from his coma • Franco came to town obsessed with Jason • The Cassadine-Spencer feud returned
Nikolas Cassadine and Franco • Nikolas Cassadine Franco
Sonny Corinthos and Claudia Zacchara-Corinthos • Sonny Corinthos Claudia Zacchara- Corinthos
Michael Corinthos and Morgan Stone Corinthos • Michael Corinthos Morgan Stone Corinthos
Kristina Corinthos Davis and Alexis Davis • Kristina on the left and Alexis on the right