Today, February 22, 2007, would have been my parents’ 49th wedding anniversary.
I just wanted to say I still remember.
Not just another Stumbling Blog.
We have suffered through the torturous audition rounds…
We have endured the drama of Hollywood week…
The final 24 have made their Idol debuts…
And, in an unprecedented move, I will now predict the final 12:
A.J.Â (I don’t particularly like him, but I think he will appeal to the women, who will vote early, and often, for him)
Jared (easy on the eyes, can forgive a few missed notes here and there)
Brandon (a real showman with a fantastic smile)
Blake (a man of many talents, with an endearing personality, and my goodness, he had me at the beat-boxing!!!)
Rudy (a long shot to win, but he was the only one who really “brought game” and tried to make it a show)
Chris (again, not my favorite, I thought his rendition of Lenny Kravitz was like Alvin the Chipmunk on steroids, and the Justin Timberlake comparisons will grow old quickly – but he has the charm and the persona to make it work…and he has teenybopper appeal)
Stephanie (she got it GOING last night! Wow!!)
Jordin (what a voice, what a presence for only 17)
Sabrina (she ROCKED it out!!)
Melinda (my dark horse, Love her story, will be rooting for her all the way)
LaKeisha (what can I say, passion, drive, determination, and a great voice)
Gina (didn’t particularly care for her song, but she’s versatile, and I think she appeals to a broad audience)
I will be sad to see Haley go, I like her voice, but she’s not as strong as those other ladies.
Tonight’s offies:Â Sanjaya, Sundance, Antonella, & Amy.
We’ll see how I do.
When I was a kid, I had a terrible time.Â First off, I got tonsillitis, followed by appendicitis and pneumonia.Â After that, I got rheumatism, and to top it off, they gave me hypodermics and inoculations!
Geez, I thought I’d never make it out of that spelling bee….
Â Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.
Below is an actual transcript of an email my brother Dan received from “one of my funny friends” (as he calls him…I won’t elaborate on the nuances of that description).Â It was in response to an invoice he had sent Dan that Dan replied to with “The Czech is in the male.”(sic)Â Enjoy.
Â The long awaited invoice from Carl
Oman, I see you are a Slav to the pun too.Â Italia, it’s a curse, Bolivia you, me.Â Iraq many an email this way.Â Yemen, puns Israel Chile.
Anyway, about the Czech, Thanks Dan.Â Once I get it, I will Denmark you off the list.
I hope I didn’t Laos up the prices.Â I’d Haiti hear you say, “I’m Ghana go Russian around telling a Brazilian folks, “That Turkey, Egypt me!””Â If there’s a problem I Congo through it again, maybe Sweden the deal up a little bit before we put it Tibet.Â (Eww, that’s ones a stretch, Kenya believe it?Â India straights, I am.)Â I mean, Algeria if you do, but Uruguay customer, and there’s Norway Angola jeopardize our French ship over it.
I Sicily stuff like this and then I wonder why it takes me 30 minutes toÂ answer a simple email.Â Sheesh.
I am having a conundrum at work.Â What energy code to use for the project I am working on.Â If I use ASHRAE 90.1 I will not be required to have vestibules.Â If I use the 2003 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) vestibules would be required according to chapter 8.Â If I use AHSRAE, the MEP engineer has a lot more work to do, but less for me.Â I Think I will use the DaVinci Code instead.
Last night I watched what might possibly become one of the most pivotal moments of this season of “Survivor.”Â With the twists and turns that are continually being introduced this season, it has become a game of unpredictability, where strategy and strength have been trumped by “wild” cards.Â
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Oh, goodness, what a day.Â And here I thought that since I wasn’t doing children’s church I would actually get a Sunday morning off.Â Silly me.Â Today is Upward evaluations, and since I was out of the office this Friday, that meant that the items that needed to be collected ahead of time didn’t.Â So, I spent church time trying to make sure that we had what we needed.Â That meant running to the dreaded Stuff Mart for cookies, stopwatches, and whistles.Â Then back to church for evaluations between 1:30-5:00.Â We had lots of kids come – some new high schoolers, which is good, because we need more highschoolers – and everyone seems so excited.Â Then off toÂ an MDO committee meeting, followed by children’s choir, and then the youth musical.Â Thankfully that’s the one thing I’m NOT involved with-just going as a spectator – but it means I’m here at church from 9:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. straight.Â Yikes.
And then life begins anew next week, with piano students, children’s activities, laundry, house cleaning, grocery shopping… oh calgon, take me away!!
I figure all this posting is just a conspiracy to see how much traffic the internet has and then to start taxing it. I guess I have seen one too many politcal adds this election season. This weekend is going to be fun, but increadibly busy. I finished installing software on Debbi’s new laptop last night. I also caught up on Jerico and Battlestar Galactica too. I, myself, do not really do TV reviews, so go anywhere else for reviews. Randomcommands.com is a good place to start.
We are having Sweetbippy.com and Randomcommands.com over tonight for dinner as well. So we have painting, shopping, cleaning,
disposal of bodies….scratch that last one, we have already taken care of that one Tuesday night.
I also have real work to do (door and room finish schedules! I should do them right before bedtime) and tomorrow is pretty much a complete trainwreck. Debily.com is at church all day (9:00am to 8:00pm) but I get a couple hours break in the afternoon.Â Time to get on with the day….
Today we open a new packet of ketchup.Â Be careful not to squeeze too hard, or else you’ll end up getting it all over you.Â Today, our concentrated vinegar-and-tomato paste morsel willÂ cover the highlights of ourÂ recent family excursion to South Padre Island.Â Â Twenty hours ofÂ drive time, plusÂ 7 days of sightseeing, all condensed into a few short paragraphs.Â ForÂ such a pithy, erudite wordsmith as I,Â an easy task!Â (har har, wink wink)
Disclaimer:Â I must admit, I was wary of traveling to SPI.Â Though I had heard it was a “great beach,” I had seen enough of Galveston Island to wonder if Texans truly evenÂ KNOW what a “great beach” is.Â Â Having grown up in Florida, and spent lots of time touring the entireÂ eastern seaboard of theÂ U.S., I felt IÂ was fairly well-versed in what constitutes a “great beach.”Â I am happy to report that yes, SPI is in fact, a “great beach”.Â Now back to your regularly scheduled blogging….
Speed, cost, accuracy. Choose two.