Archive for March, 2009

30
Mar
09

earth day in las vegas

As the world turned off its lights for one hour last Saturday in a fleeting concern for Earth, even the blindingly luminescent Las Vegas strip joined in. Here it is with the lights on and then with the lights off…

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25
Mar
09

american idol – top 10

well tonight was certainly a the night that the wheat separated from the chaff… the best performances by far were allison and matt. they are both pros at this and just have that natural ability and talent. adam and danny were also really good, the norm from them, i thought. however, with adam, i’m getting a little tired of all the drama. he’s a bit over the top, but still, can sing like crazy!

i’m worried for megan and michael this week… def in the bottom in my opinion. lil rounds and scott are still pushing through but just barely hanging in there.

another solid shot from kris allen. he’s got a cool little vibe about him.

i thought that anoop did pretty darn well too! he’s got a really sweet voice. i like him doing the ballads so much better than what got him into this competition.

so there you go…

the wheat – allison and matt

the chaff – megan and michael

18
Mar
09

american idol – top 11

so last night was kinda weird for me. i love country night on american idol but it just didn’t do it for me this year. there were a lot of very strange song choices i thought. anyway, here are my favorites…

as usual, adam lambert was AMAZING! loved the johnny cash song bro but not on country night. i felt like it was a little sacrilegious… but nonetheless, FANTASTIC job! he’s just got it.

danny gokey, my horse, didn’t do as well this week. still really really good though. my vote is gonna be for him every single week. i can feel it. he’s just a like-able guy and solid in his performances. i agree with everyone on the wardrobe… a little too straight jacket-esque… but who cares… SIMON! gosh! he’s not the one choosing this outfits anyway.

praise the Lord that kris allen stepped it up this week! holy moly that boy can sing! we’ve known this all along but kinda forgot about it, i think. great job on his part.

i also thought anoop dog did really well with his ballad and matt giraud… dude…. wow! another great song choice and A+ job behind the keys. i can see him winning this thing!

the girls were a little off this week. not one of them stood out too me. not even megan. i feel bad for her being sick so considering, she did really well. i’m scared for lil rounds and scott macintyre tonight. i missed lil’s soul and it just might be time for scott to go. he’s good but not as good as the rest of the gang… and think about it… if he made the top 10, don’t you think it would be hard for him to do all the touring?

oh! and randy… dude… gingerbread fake tan and even faker teeth do not equal cool. not even for you buddy.

18
Mar
09

confident woman

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Many women believe that if they try hard enough to be the perfect Christian woman, God will honor their efforts. They painstakingly juggle responsibilities as wives, mothers, employees, and friends never realizing that a very liberating truth is available to them. God does not call them to be perfect. He wants them to be confident – confident in His love and acceptance. As a mentor, friend and former perfection-seeker, Anabel Gillham shares how women can experience the transforming touch of confidence as they:

  • understand who they are in relation to Christ and to others
  • recognize their three biggest needs and discover how God meets them
  • rely on God for their value, worth, and success
  • This book ministers to women of all ages and backgrounds as they encounter their unshakable identity in Christ and discover how His amazing strength meets their every need.

    I read this book in college and it changed my life. I was rude towards others, bitter about what life had handed me, judgemental about others, a perfectionist about myself, and the list goes on and on. I was not happy on the inside although on the outside, I appeared to be. I had many friends but they didn’t make me truly happy. I had and still do have a loving family but they didn’t make me happy either. I loved the Lord but was worn down spiritually and felt unworthy of any blessing. I was constantly telling myself that I’m not good enough. Why should I be loved? Many things in life were great but I was empty, stressed, bitter, lonely, frustrated with my lack of perfection, confused about school and life in general. I was being pulled in a million directions and uncertain of which way to go… until… someone handed me this book and told me to read. It changed my life! It taught me so much but the main lesson I learned was… in order to love others and be happy with my situations in life, I had to LOVE MYSELF! After I learned that, WOW, the change that came was amazing! I fell in love with the beauty that my God created and I began to fall more in love with Him, those around me, and what HE had given me. I loved so much it hurt! I was sacrificing myself for others, no requirements or questions asked. I stood taller and was about to see what He created as truly beautiful! Thank you Lord for that life lesson.

    So… go out there and get this book and then read it! Don’t let it sit on that shelf with all the other books you’ve been meaning to read. This one will change your life!

    10
    Mar
    09

    american idol – round 1

    i’m taking a cue from travis and am joining in on the AI live blogging… ok… here we go peeps!

    ———

    what’s the deal with the weird intro? was that weird for you? it was weird for me.

    i LOVE that scott macintyre’s bro is with him on stage… so cute, keeping it in the family. by the way, scott’s bro is a model for dillard’s and petsmart. how about that for random knowledge?

    yeah baby, MJ! i sure hope someone sings PYT… this could be really amazing tonight! do you think the man in the mirror will make an appearance?!?!?!?!

    lil rounds: the way you make me feel : go on girl! she’s looking pretty comfy on that stage. i like her. good performance.

    scott macintyre: keep the faith : boy’s got a little bit of soul in him! way to go scott! i don’t understand why simon is being so square with his comments for scott yet wanting everyone else to go outside the box. makes no sense…

    danny gokey: PYT: YEAH BABY! i freakin love this song!!! a little michael mcdonald influence here? holy crap my brotha! danny gokey baby! he’s my horse this year.

    michael sarver : you are not alone : a few words to describe mr. michael… pipes. pretty boy. lady’s man. kinda kareoke but good. you can tell he’s had a lot of time singing in the church.

    jasmine murray: i’ll be there : great song choice! aww… so many memories… this was always the couples skate song at the roller rink. although i was usually the girl playing skiball… anyway… not sure if this performance gonna  keep her  in the competition. funny enough, i agree with paula on this one.

    chris allen: remember the time: another church boy that can SING! holy crap. the guitar was a little out of place, i thought. seems like he’s hiding behind it a bit and he didn’t sing as well as usual but still, really really good. jason mraz esque. thank you randy.

    allison irahetta: give it to me: she’s a natural! not sure she will win this contest but she’ll def have a career after the show. so who thinks she’s older than she says she is?

    anoop desai: beat it: decent job. a little weak for the caliber song he chose. cute as a button though. he’ll certainly get the girl vote.

    jorge nunez: never can say goodbye: all of puerto rico will be voting tonight… but sad to say, that might be it. very pitchy i thought.

    megan joy corkrey: rockin robin: sweet girl. kinda reminds me of a more quirky kt tunstall. wait… does simon have a lighter in his hand?! yes. yes he does.

    adam lambert: black and white: i just hope he doesn’t stick his tongue out… oh… nope, there it is. he couldn’t resist. oh well, he’s still really really good! loved it!

    what’s a hurky, ryan?

    matt giraud: human nature: another phenom song! i like this guy…  GREAT job behind the piano. LOVED that.

    alexis grace: dirty diana: yeah girl! best girl performance by far!

    oh wait… a change? are the judges deciding the fate of the contestants this year? it’s about time.

    no MJ… oh well…

    01
    Mar
    09

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