Tuesday, July 28, 2009


My blog has been pretty consistently getting 1-4 visitors per day for the past month or so, but on July 21st is got 64. What happened on July 24??



It has been over 2 months since I posted here, and I was inspired by March. Most of my socializing is done on Facebook and most of my blog friends are over there (Dim is the holdout). I've been busy with summer classes. I told one that was over on July 3rd and then the current one started July 6th, so there wasn't much time to catch my breath in between. The good news is that I will be officially finished with school on August 7th!!! All I have left is 1 quiz, and that's based on presentations that aren't due till July 31st, so I have a little bit of a reprieve. I'm not sure what I'll do with myself when I don't have school work, but I know I'll figure something out. It'll be so nice not to be tied to the chains of school anymore.

In the time I was absent from my blog, it turned 4 and I passed the 6 month moving out on my own point. I've really liked being on my own; I'm the sort of person who needs a lot of alone time. On the other hand, I've been doing more with friends, which is nice. I think I had been in a funk and didn't feel like doing too much, but now I have more energy and motivation. Rusty was here in June, but unfortunately I don't know when I'll see her again. Right now she's in the UK, lucky bitch :). I'm going to D. C. in October for my graduation present and I'm excited about that since D. C. Mile Gravel bumper sticker..is my favorite city. Honestly, that's pretty much it, but I figured I should check in with my legions of fans.

Update: I can probably update by currently reading book and my recently watched movie and take down my
Mike Gravel bumper sticker

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Idol Thoughts

Adam reprised my favorite performance of the whole season and Kris did my second-favorite performance of his (first was "Falling Slowly"). I give them both A+ on the first performance, but I have to wonder why Simon is calling Adam theatrical. Isn't that sort of the point? Does he feel that Adam is just now being theatrical? Idiot.

For performance number two I give Adam an A and Kris a B+. Why are the judges criticizing the song choices? Adam and Kris didn't pick them. Idiots.

Kara's song was a steaming pile of shit, and then she tells Kris it was probably too high for him. Ummm, you wrote it, Kara. Idiot.

I don't know when I'll get to watch the finale in its entirety since I work till 9 tonight and am going out to dinner tomorrow night. Whoever wins, I'll be happy, plus it promises to have many cheese-tastic group numbers, so it's a win-win-win situation. The Adam-Kris-Allison trifecta (and Dim's recaps) have really made this a great season for me. I promise that after all this is over I'll write something about what has been going on in my life for the past 4 months. I know my two remaining readers are waiting with bated breath.

Here's a demo song of Adam's that I have listened to about 1,000 times in the past week. I occasionally talk about my love of gay man music, and this is pretty much what I mean:


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Idol Thoughts

Ok, I'm going to make this snappy. I thought Kris and Adam were great (although it's too bad Adam picked such a lame song). Danny continued to annoy the bejesus out of me until the results show (go figure). Kara is really starting to grate on my nerves, and I really hope her contract isn't renewed. I fast forwarded through most of the results show, but I am extremely pleased with the way it turned out, and I can't wait till next week's show. We all know Adam is going to win, but I love Adam, so it's cool. This will be 2 years in a row that I love the winner.

Check out Idol in 60 Seconds:


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Idol Thoughts, the Foreplay Edition


The first time in 8 seasons where I liked both of the finalists!

More to come...


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Idol Thoughts, the RAWK version

I won't be deleting this epi for a while.

Adam - "Whole Lotta Love" is in my top10 Zeppelin songs of all time. I was disappointed that the bass didn't come in during the second part of the riff. While Adam isn't quite up to par with Robert Plant, he was phenomenal and flawless. I said before, I believe in a comment on Dim's blog, that I wouldn't buy one of Adam's albums, but I'd see him on Broadway. If he did an album like that, I'd buy it. A+

Allison - I love Janis, but I'm not crazy about this song. I prefer "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)". That said, I thought she did a good job, and I'm glad she went with Janis instead of Jefferson Airplane and I'm very glad she didn't do Piece of My Heart. She would have done it up good, but that song has been raped and murdered so many times on the Idol stage by smiling pageant girls (I'm looking at you, Carrie Underwood). A

Kris and Gokey duet - Danny, there's no melisma in Styx. Well, at least not in Tommy Shaw's songs. Loved the harmonies, hated the solos, and I'll admit that Danny was better than Kris. B+

Kris - I liked it and thought he did well on a week that wasn't in his "gendre" (tm Bo Bice). Will it pull him through to next week? Probably not. A-

Gokey - Ummm...Danny does Aerosmith's third single from their first album, released in 1973, and is told by Kara that he should have done an "older" Aerosmith like Cryin' or Crazy (Are those the 2 songs she said? I went a little ballistic after that comment.) which were released on their 11th studio album, in 1993? WTF?! Danny, there is certainly no scatting in Aerosmith. I thought it was pretty meh and he totally screwed up the scream. I think Steven Tyler has some kind of defect that allows him to do that. B

Adam and Allison duet - When I heard they were doing Foghat I was disappointed, but they pulled it out. They both sounded great individually and alone. LOVE them. A+

Will go? Chris
Should go? Gokey


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Idol Thoughts

Dim called me out. I was slacking on my Idol Thoughts because, like Dim, I thought everyone did pretty well. I thought Danny was the worst of the night because of that infernal screaming. Matt was probably the second worst of the night, although I'm afraid Allison might be the one going home tonight. Adam, Allison, and Kris were great as usual.

Sorry about the lame ass Idol Thoughts, but my brain is broken and I can't compete with Dim anyway :). This year is boring because I don't strongly dislike anyone (I do dislike Danny, but not strongly).


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I was tagged by Dim:

Eight Things I'm Looking Forward to:
1. Going hiking on my favorite trail this weekend
2. Seeing the Bears win another Calder Cup
3. Getting through this mountain of laundry
4. Getting through the last week and a half of this semester
5. Graduating
6. Rusty's visit home in June
7. Warm weather
8. Getting a massage

Eight Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Ate Moons Over My Hammy
2. Managed not to get severe gastrointestinal distress from eating Moons Over My Hammy
3. Went to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library
4. Went to the Levine Museum of the New South
5. Was grateful that I wasn't on the flight to Indianapolis that was delayed because the flight crew hadn't shown up
6. Accepted gum from a stranger on a plane
7. Opened a box of goodies from March
8. Watched American Idol on my VCR because I didn't want to leave my Ti-faux on all weekend

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do:
1. Find a library job that is full time and pays well (HAHAHAHA)
2. Have enough money that I didn't have to watch every nickel and dime
3. Find a man who doesn't suck (preferably one who isn't gay or already married)
4. Stop being paranoid
5. Get confident, stupid
6. Play the violin
7. Write as well as Dim
8. Vaporize slow-moving vehicles that hold me up

Eight TV Shows I Watch (I didn't count shows I watch only on DVD):
1. The Simpsons
2. The Soup
3. The Office
4. 30 Rock
5. American Idol
6. Good Eats
7. No Reservations
8. Intervention


Idol Thoughts, the Quick Version

Since I just flew home from visiting Rusty yesterday and had to watch Idol on my VCR (what is this, 1985?) at midnight last night, I'm just giving grades today. The performance order may be off, because I usually get that from Television without Pity, but their site isn't working right now.

1. Lil: B (I actually thought this was one of her better ones)
2. Kris: A+
3. Danny: ? (I didn't watch)
4. Allison: A
5. Matt: B+
6. Adam: A
7. Anoop: B-