About American Idol and My Real Life

So last night we watched Idol’s disco night. All the performances were fine I guess but the only two which stood out for me were Kris Allen and of course Adam Lambert. I’m not-so-silently pegging them as my top 2 at this point. I love both the ladies, but I don’t think either of them stand a chance at this point. We’ve got Lil Rounds who just doesn’t seem to get it, and that’s fine, she still has a beautiful voice and I’m glad to have heard her – and then that tiny little bombshell, Allison whose voice just kills me, but she seems to have plateaued for me. And then I think, “She’s 16, give her time.” So despite thinking they are both very talented ladies, I’m at peace now with my decision to leave their fan camps. Matt Giraurd seems to be an every other week thing for me. I love him or ‘meh’ him. Last night veered on the side of ‘meh.’ Anoop, man, he’s found his place with ballads which consistently pleases the judges but sometimes I have to wonder if he’s even happy being pinned in this little box. Whatever keeps him in the competition? Maybe I’m over analyzing. Last night was just okay for me. Oh and Danny, well we just won’t go there. If you don’t know my opinion on him by now, you can just search all my other American Idol related posts and you’ll soon catch on, but I’m tired of bitching on it.

So we’re leaving early early early Thursday morning, dropping the kiddo off at my MIL (from there he will be getting carted around to several other relatives for what should be the weird mid-week weekend sleepover extravaganza of his life) and heading to the airport for our flight which departs at 8:50am but between the 90 minutes of preparedness time they want you to have and the hourish commute to get to the airport, it still means a god awful morning. We should arrive in Dream City by 1:30pm. Apartment hunting, town drooling and then a dinner at the hotel restaurant which Dream Company is footing the bill for. Sweet. I’m hoping and praying the hotel has cable and that I’ll be able to watch Bones and Grey’s Anatomy, because I realized last night that tv owns half my life. Sad but true. I’m already accepting that I’ll be missing America’s Next Top Model this week. It conflicts with tv times tonight and Friday when it reruns we will literally be in the air on our way home. Drats.

Friday is the actual interview with Dream Company. Dan prepared a 20 minute presentation on a previous work project of his that he has to present to the big guys. Apparently there will be other candidates there also – I don’t know if they are hiring multiple people or if he simply has competition but the concept makes me nervous. Somehow, despite trying very hard to remain on the “if this happens” camp, I think I’d largely assumed it would. What if there is someone else coming there who is better? And they get the job? And we come home to our unemployment and disappointment and continue this search? ::sigh:: I know we’ll survive it either way, either way is a big thing to deal with, but ugh, I just want this to be over either way you know? I want to know where my life is headed by Saturday PLEASE.

So yeah, that’s about all the new and big. Not sure when I’ll be posting again as it’s about to get crazy busier (like busier than already) but I’ve got some posts up today and my weekend diversion’s is scheduled to post on Friday, so my blog won’t be completely silent without me. Hope you all have a great week!


  1. I wish you all a safe trip and lots of prayers for Dan during the interview process. My fingers/toes are crossed. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Also enjoy your together time πŸ™‚


  2. hope your trip goes amazingly well!!! we’ll be praying from this end!

    i totally agree with Nancy on the DVR thing – we could not live w/o ours πŸ™‚

    oh, and i think you’re my american idol brain twin bc i totally could have written that portion of your post verbatim, lol!

    oh and btw, i tagged you, just in case you get time to blog in between all your jet-setting πŸ™‚


  3. I had a group interview once and agree that my anxiety leading up to it was just off the charts. In my case, the group interview was a chance for the company to tell US about THEM, and then we privately completed application-type forms. It was funny, because I was so totally intimidated by the format–even though it was much more audience-like than I expected–that I kept my mouth shut almost the entire time, but there was a guy there that thought it was his chance to show how much better he was than the other applicants, and he would NOT shut up about all his experience. They called me back for an audition (this was for a training position) that was super nerve-wracking too, but I guess I did alright because they called me back for another interview and then hired me. I eventually found out that the employee who had done the group interview HATED the big-talker guy and he was totally unqualified anyway.

    Don’t companies have strange hiring procedures sometimes? I’m sure this one will go well for you guys, especially because Dan is well prepared. Keep us up to date! And have a good time, too! πŸ™‚


  4. What a week it sounds like you’ll be having. Don’t envy you having to be up @ o:dark thirty though I wish you all the best luck on that day & especially Friday. Sounds like a killer time!


  5. I thought Kris Allen was AMAZING last night!!

    I’m crossing my fingers that your husband’s presentation goes well!! Good luck!!


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