Thursday, February 28, 2008

American Idol

Well, most of you heard quite enough commentary on American Idol from me the other night, but here I go again. We'll start with the girls.

I feel like Alaina looks a lot like Carrie Underwood, only she doesn't sing as well so I don't think things are going to pan out for her. There's only room for one generic blond girl in the top six, so she'll have to knock out Kady Malloy. Which might be possible if Kady continues to have bad nights like last night, but I really want to like her. Maybe next week.

Kristi Lee Cook... such a nice girl. How can you not root for her and yet she'll probably be gone this week. Next week at the lastest. I know this because I always get nervous for her when she is singing. It's alright though. With a name like that and some training she'll probably have a country album out in the near future. I don't know how well it will do, but she'll get her shot. *please don't squat during your whole song next week Kristi

Amanda Overmeyer. Wow. She was a real mess this week. As a person I like her, and as a contestant I think she's interesting so she'll be around for a while if she chooses better songs for her one track voice. She can't win, and I would never buy her album, but she might get a small following.

Carly Smithson. I don't know what to do with this girl. Obviously she's very talented and you never worry about her when she's singing. But I don't know what her genre is (bartender with tatoos sings like Celine Dion?).

Alexandrea Lushington. Sorry folks, I'm not a fan. And I think it's a little strange she started busting out a song randomly at ground zero.

Brooke White. I love her, and not just because she's a) Mormon or b) a friend of Kate's. She's unique... there's nothing generic about her voice at all, she plays her own instruments, and I'm willing to bet she writes her own stuff (Kate?). She won't win, but I hope she gets a good record deal because I would love her album. I think she'll make the top 6 girls for sure. Hopefully top 3.

Syesha... I love her as will most people. She's top 3 material.

Asia'h Epperson. This girl has got to go. Maybe this week. Maybe next.

Ramiele is too awkward. Her voice confuses me. Her haircut is awkward in general, but last night the piece of random hair in her eye made it even more awkward and her dancing was also awkward. Awkward. She'll be around for a little while maybe, but not for long.

The boys... hmmmmmm.

Chikeezie (I'm sure I spelled that wrong). Not a fan ...of the voice or the orange polyester suit.

Danny Noriega. Another wow. I hope he stays on for a while just for his entertainment value.

David Cook. I'm still deciding who I like better... David or Robbie. It's like Robbie has the rocker personality and the scarf toting David has the voice for it and the guitar chops. For now I like them both but I wish David was less arrogant (and didn't have a comb over). Also, the fact that there are too many David's might work in Robbie's favor.

David Archuletto. Ryan's clever little comment about only being able to vote for him, not adopt him about sums it up. He might take the whole thing with his totally pure voice and adorable personality. Again, not sure what the album would be like, but I hope it does well.

David Hernandez. Fortunately for him, not so much for me, I'm sure he'll be in the top 6. I can't get on board with his "sultry" gazes into the camera (and holy generic voice). Has anyone ever read the book "Too many Daves" by Dr. Seuss?

Goodbye Orlando Bloom... I mean Luke Mennard. Maybe you could go be a stunt double for Orlando's next action/adventure.

Michael Johns. I'm a fan. He's got a powerful clear voice and would do well fronting for a great band... sort of Switchfoot like. This guy is more than just good looks with an Australian Accent.

Jason Yeager. I hope no one is attached to him. He's going home this week... thank heavens.

Jason Castro. I like him and his dreadlocks and his freaky eyes and his awkward interviews and his uncomfortable laugh. He's headed to the top 3.

So with all that nonsense out of the way, here's who the top 6 should be in Random order:

Syesha, Brooke, & Carly for the girls and David Archuletto, Jason Castro, Michael Johns for the boys. Although I would let Robbie boot Jason or Michael if he really wanted to.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Family Home Evening

FHE at our house always starts out well. It usually looks something like this:

After a few minutes it progresses to this:

And if it lasts longer than 10 minutes, chances are it will end up like this:

But as long as they're short and sweet (meaning there are actual treats at the end) the kids love FHE. And we love it as well and inevitably learn a few things from our 5 year old. For example: This week we had a family home evening about President George Washington (it was president's day after all). We told the story of the cherry tree, and I came armed with pictures of General Washington on horseback which was sure to win him favor in Shayla's horse loving eyes. It took quite some time to explain the difference between the president of the church, and the president of the country. I finally ended up saying something like, "the church takes care of the people in the church and the president helps take care of people in the country". She then asked, "how does the church take care of people if it doesn't have hands?" I corrected myself and said (since we were sticking with the president theme) that the president of the church helps take care of people in the church, and the president of the US takes care of people in the US. The next morning at breakfast she said, "Mom, there was something I wanted to say last night. The president of the church doesn't take care of the people in the church, Jesus does. And the president of the country doesn't take care of the people either, the police do." I stand corrected.

Friends in high places

Old navy is having a great sale... this is not the reason for this post, however. The reason I bring it up is because Kyler's future wife (or one of them... I have chosen at least 3 for him) is modeling for the sale on old navy's web site. All of us San Franciscans are very proud of our famous little connection. We love Audrey! Thank you Michelle (and Dave I guess ;) for having such an adorable little child for us to brag about.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Some days I really miss the snow ...

... and some days I don't

Two seconds after this picture Shayla fell into the water and was soaked head to toe

Here comes Megan... and BOB!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Over the Hump

Just a little shout out to Zach for being officially half done with Dental School! Hurray! I'm super proud.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Not so super tuesday

I don't want to talk about it.

And you know what? I don't want to talk about this either.