I am so angry at America right now! Although David Cook is awesome, David Archuleta overall totally deserved to win. This is just wrong.
Did Simon praise David A. too much on Tuesday, and his voters got overconfident?
Was Simon so harsh on David C. on Tuesday that his fans freaked and voted like there was no tomorrow?
I don't know. But I do know that America got this one wrong.
All this being said, I know everything really does happen for a reason and that David Archuleta is amazing and will be successful no matter what.
To add at least a small bit of optimism to this negative post, I will say that we had some totally fun American Idol parties the last two nights, pictures of which I will post when I'm not so bitter.
If you would like to oppose me via a comment, do so at your own risk! I'm very passionate about this topic. :)
I love you all, thanks for letting me vent!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Posted by The Riries at 5/21/2008 11:25:00 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I confess--I love American Idol! My first experiences with Idol began when I was an R.A. in the dorms. There were no T.V.'s in our dorms, so Idol followers gathered in the lounge to watch their beloved show. Whenever I was on duty, I would catch a minute or two of the show, but overall thought these girls were cute but pathetic and were wasting their time.
Wow, how things have changed! This is the third season now that I've been a faithful follower of Idol! Here are a few of the sadly pathetic signs that I'm an Idol junkie:
-I almost never miss an episode, and if I have to, I am sure to record it
-I have skipped out on other, more important activities to watch it
-I successfully talked my cousin into skipping her night class pretty much every single week so we could watch Idol together
-I have an account with www.americanidol.com and, yes, I have actually posted on the forums
-And probably the most pathetic thing up to this point, which I just fulfilled tonight: I voted for David Archuleta 280 times!
I have a life and am not a total loser, I promise! Please comment and let me know that I'm not alone in my obsession! :)
*phew* It feels good to get that off my chest. I hope I still have friends after this post. :)
Go David, I love you! (Don't worry, Adam is aware.)
Posted by The Riries at 5/13/2008 10:07:00 PM
Friday, May 02, 2008
I can't believe it's been like three weeks since I last posted--such a slacker! I'll post some more this weekend hopefully (maybe even our proposal story, Jana!), but here is at least a little tag for now!
A - ADVOCATE FOR: Kindness, humor, independence, family, music, hard work, animals
B - BEST FEATURE: Adam says my smile
C - CAR OF MY DREAMS: A brand-new Camry or Accord--nothing too fancy, but really nice and cute!
D - DREAMS & DESIRES: To live a happy and rewarding life, which includes raising a good family, experiencing life and hopefully making a difference along the way
E - ESSENTIAL ITEMS: Adam, scriptures, contacts, chapstick, clothing, food, music
F - FAMILY: Dad and Mom (Carl and Vicki); one brother, Tim, and his wife Aimee and their cute son Jared; and one sister, Elizabeth, and her husband Alex--love them!
G - GREAT PLACES TO EAT: Bajio, Pita Pit, Fazoli's, Craigo's, Dairy Queen, The Backyard, Bellagio Buffet, Panda Express, Merritt's
H - HAVE NEVER: Smoked, drank or seen any Star Wars or Lord of the Rings movies (not that I think they're as bad as smoking or drinking or anything!)
I - IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS, I WOULD: Pay off school loans, pay off my family's debts, donate to the Church and to other worthy charities, and of course do a little something for ourselves as well, like buy a nice house and another car :)
J - JUNKIE FOR: Puppies and card games!
K - KINDRED SPIRIT: Definitely my sister, and Elise! And some of my cousins!
L - LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS: Hmmm... I proposed to Adam; I minored and music and was the principal clarinetist in the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra; Adam and I are both kind of obssessive compulsive about cleaning and organizing :); I type 120 wpm; I spoke at my graduation; Adam and I love watching college football
M - MEMORABLE MOMENT: Getting engaged, and married!
N - NEVER AGAIN WILL I: Play Settlers of Catan ;)
O - OCCASIONAL INDULGENCE: DQ Peanut Buster Parfait, or anything from Cold Stone
P - PROFESSION: Account Adminstration Team Leader at Yellowstone Hotel Systems
Q - QUOTE: "Things turn out best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out"
R - REASONS TO SMILE: Family, friends, the gospel, puppies, country music!
S - SOME OF MY PAST JOBS: Cold Stone Creamery, supervisor and cake manager; R.A. at Perkins Hall (how I met Adam); EFY counselor; BYU-Idaho Comm Department student secretary; editor for Scroll
T - TAG SOME FRIENDS: Anybody who wants to, or can't think of anything else to put on their blog :)
U - UNINTERESTED IN: Art museums (sorry!), rap music, NASCAR (sorry, honey)
V - VERY SCARED OF: Losing a family member, the dark, spiders
W - WORST HABIT: I asked Adam and he refused to say anything (smart man!), but I would have to say it is hitting my snooze button like 10 times every morning :)
X - X MARKS MY IDEAL VACATION SPOT: Ometepe Island, Nicaragua--an amazing little island we got to visit when picking my brother up off of his mission--it's so peaceful and absolutely beautiful!
Y - YEAR I WAS BORN: 1985
Z - ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo, so these are supposedly my traits: analytical/critical, precise, orderly, practical, intelligent, responsible, perfectionist, witty, conservative, polite, hygienic, reserved/cool
Yay, so there's a little bit about me!
Posted by The Riries at 5/02/2008 05:17:00 PM