Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Sweet Husband

So last week, Kaleb told me he had a surprise for me but I had to wait until the weekend. I, of course, started asking all sorts of questions and he, of course, couldn't NOT tell me. He surprised me with John Mayer tickets!!!!!!! For those of you who know me, you know that Mayer has been my favorite living artist for about 7 years now, and I nothing beats seeing him live!! It'll be my fourth time. The best part of all of this is the face that Kaleb loathes John Mayer, and he still did this for me as a complete and total surprise because he loves me:) I'm going to make him a believer, though, just you watch!

So husband and I will be seeing Mayer in The Woodlands on August 2nd!!! Woo hooooooooo!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


David Cook should go home. It's time for Brooke, too. I could not BELIEVE what the judges had to say about David's performance. I agree the arrangement was cool, but he was completely out of tune for half of it and I just thought it sucked. Badly.

Actually, the only ones I just loved last night were Jason and Syesha. KLC did well, too. She's really surprising me. Carly sucked it up...and we all know that little Archuleta's going to win it, so I don't even bother talking about him, mainly because he absolutely bores me. He really does. He doesn't ever do anything different, he's got a great voice, and he's boring.

I am so excited that Ali won Biggest Loser!!! Wow...a few of them looked AMAZING. I am most happiest for Bernie, though! He looks so great! He was definitely my favorite male contestant. It's all so inspirational. Just 28 more pounds to my goal!

I don't really have anything exciting to talk about. Other than, you should go to my myspace and check out the awesome song I have playing on there. That one night...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Shout to the Lord??

Wow. So, American Idol opened with the finalists singing "Shout to the Lord" last night. Don't get me wrong--it was awesome--but all I could think was...what the heck?? I'd wondered why on "inspirational night" no one, even Jason Castro, sang anything God-ish. Then I started to wonder if maybe the songs they had to choose from were void of Christian overtones for "freedom" purposes or something and then somebody started fussing about it and so they appeased us Christians with a worship song. THEN I read more about it. I missed Idol Gives back Wednesday night because we were having an AWESOME dinner at Tokyo with my wonderful in-laws, and they apparently closed with it that night. Only they edited out "Jesus" in the first verse, singing: "My shepherd, my savior, Lord there is none like you," which just sounds ridiculous, but is also just stupid because, really, if you're going to sing a Praise and Worship song and you don't want to offend non-Christians, you can pick one that doesn't have the word "Jesus" in it at all. So why do that song and make it obvious?? So apparently last night was their appeasement for Christians again by singing Jesus in there. I loved it, and I was shocked to see it on American Idol.

Now, let's talk about how upset I am that Michael Johns is gone. He did not deserve to go. Sure, his "Dream On" wasn't great, but he's been on fire the last few weeks and I've really gotten to like him. David Cook sucked so badly this week and he wasn't even in the bottom three. I can't believe Syesha didn't go home. Carly was awful this week, but she's done well in the past. Still, I'd rather have seen her go than Michael. Bless his heart.

In real life news, I got evaluated by our super-intendent today. I knew it was coming so I planned a lesson that'd have everything I knew he'd be looking for:) Cheating? Nah. I really did teach, so it's still a representation of what I do with my kids daily. I feel really good about it. I feel like I did everything I was supposed to do, and he said he enjoyed the lesson. I guess I'll find out when we have our sit-down next week. I'm just glad it's over with!

I baked my 5th graders some of my Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are the best cookies I've ever had in my life, from 5:15-6:15 this morning. They loved them. It was their reward for doing their best on TAKS. At least I hope they did their best.

I'm leaving school at noon to spend some time with my wonderful husband. I don't know what we're going to do, but I'm sure it'll be a good time. Quality time. Oh, yes. I am excited!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Idol Talk

Oh, I love puns.

So the tables have turned for me this week. This might be the only time you'll ever hear (read) me say this, but KLC actually did really well tonight! Wow. I'm not gonna lie; I couldn't find anything wrong with her performance. Good job.

Jason's was my favorite, by far. What a smart choice for him! I love Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of this song LOVE IT and I think Jason's performance was flawless. He is back, thank God!!!

I also loved little David Archuleta's performance. A nice little Robbie Williams that I have always thought was a little hokie, but he did it really well.

Brooke's was good. Nothing super awesome.

Michael Johns...it started out really well. Love "Dream On." Actually, I'm watching it right now and I'd just said to Kaleb, "I like this...this is good..." and then he goes into that totally not-up-to-Tyler-par falsetto that just sounded kind of like a wounded bird. Or cat. Or a catbird? And Paula's complementing him with her chihuahuas joining him? Wouldn't that be bad?

Here's who SUCKED. Carly. When are these folks going to learn that if you can't do a Queen song well you shouldn't do it at all?? I love that song, but a) I've never thought of it as inspirational and b) she slaughtered it! Her runs were off, she screeched it, and she just stunk that stage up. She's lost some props from me.

I wasn't impressed with Syesha, mainly because she was way off pitch...that girl was all over the place. She has a pretty tone, but her pitch killed her tonight. I'd guess that she'd go home. Are they doing that this year though? Last year they didn't send anyone home for the Idol Gives Back night.

And David Cook...I really loathed his song choice. It was ridiculous and I had no love for him tonight either.

So...Syesha can go home. And Jason was absolutely perfect.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thank you, America!!

SO very glad to see that Ramiele and KLC were in the bottom last night. Sad to see Brooke down there, but I thought it was deserved...I love her, but she just hasn't been doing very well these last few weeks. I was more than happy to see Ramiele go. It's a long time coming. And I swear if KLC stays on again next week I'm quitting.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


I really enjoyed last night. I don't know what the heck the judges were watching/listening to, but I thought it was awesome. That may be just because I love Dolly, though. I think I might have to like David Cook. "Little Sparrow" is one of my favorite Dolly songs, and he did an awesome job on it. I really wished Brooke wouldn't have done Jolene (mainly because I don't like the song very much) but she did a good job of it. WHAT was KLC thinking?? "Coat of Many Colors"?? All those Dolly songs and she picked that one?? Please, for the love of God, America, SEND HER HOME!!! I cannot get over how much I loved Carly's version of "Here You Come Again" which is probably my favorite Dolly song, maybe tied with "Why'd You Come in here Lookin' Like That" (kidding, but I love that song). It was amazing...I loved it all slowed down and stripped like that...I'll probably buy it. And I've bought no one's thus far. I also loved Michael Johns' "It's All Wrong But It's All Right." And I hated her voice, but I liked Ramiele's song choice..."Do I Ever Cross Your Mind."

If you're a fan of music, especially that of the folky persuasion, I encourage you to try out "Just Because I'm a Woman," which is a collection of women now doing Dolly's songs. It is wonderful!

I hope KLC goes home tonight. Or Ramiele. Anybody but Carly, Jason, and David C. And Brooke. And little David A.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


I was afraid I'd have to post a retraction to my raves about David Cooke's "brilliant" rendition of "Billie Jean." Here it is. It's Chris Cornell's version of the song!!! Apparently Seacrest said that when he introduced it, which I missed because I came in to the first notes of the song and not the introduction. So David C. has dropped tremendously in my book and is now on the same page as Daughtry, which is not a good page to be on in the book. It's the same page as Nickelback and Creed. Yes, that one. I'm sorry for being so excited. I am really disappointed in it, mainly because he seemed to be trying to pass it off as his own version judging by the lack of credit he gave to Cornell when the judges were raving about it. Ugh. So that's one dropped from my list of favorites. I am excited about tonight, though! It's Dolly Parton week! And whether you like her or not, you must admit that she's a tremendous songwriter.