Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Only 4 Remain

Was anyone sorry to see Jacob go last week? I thought it was well past his time.

Remaining on American Idol this week is 2 girls and 2 guys. Hmmm, I wonder how that happened?

Everyone gets a chance to sing 2 songs, which I like because you get more of a chance to hear what they are all about.

James - I still really love James. He almost (almost) can do no wrong. His first song tonight is Don't Stop Believing by Journey, which has been totally overused and overplayed on tv lately, but I still really enjoyed it. His second song is Love Potion Number 9 and he totally rocks it!!! Great performance.

Haley sings Earth Song by Michael Jackson. I have no idea what this song is, I've never heard it before. At least I don't think I have. Haley growls waaaay too much and I'm totally not liking this performance at all. (On a side note, her attitude sucked. She spends enough time looking at herself on the monitors to know that she is coming off looking like a bitch.) For her second song Haley does I Who Have Nothing and just like last week she totally blows me away. What great singing. For the second week in a row I am surprised by how much I like her second song.

Scotty sings Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning by Alan Jackson. I have never liked this song. Never. Still don't. Even though Scotty sang it very well, and you just KNOW he is going to have a huge career in country music. Scotty's second song is Young Blood, and while upbeat, I didn't really like the vocals. It was just okay.

Lauren sings Do It Anyway by Martina McBride. Again, I have issues with Martina McBride, but Lauren does a very good job singing this song. I still think she cut off her notes too soon. Maybe that's just me. Her second song is Trouble by Elvis Presley which she sings pretty good. She got into this song a little so that was nice to see.

Overall it was a pretty good show tonight. Entertaining at the very least.
Bottom 3? Egads, that's a tough one. I'll say Lauren, Haley, and Scotty. Going home? Haley. Maybe even Scotty. I do have this feeling that somehow someway it will be a boy/girl finale. Just sayin'.

A Little Bit of Everything

Our 'baby', Maximillian Rochester, aka Max, turned 1 year old on May 9. He's so cute most of the time, but he can really be a shithead sometimes. Here he is doing one of his favorite things - sitting on the back of the loveseat looking out the window. He sees everything from here, and barks like crazy all the time. We are trying to get him out of barking so much.

He got a new bone for his birthday. He loves his bones. For such a small dog, he can go through one of these big bones in just a few days. He has always loved to chew, so he can't have the cute dog toys or any kind of stuffed toy. They don't last but a few minutes around him.

I didn't get around to doing a Friday Freebie last week. I've just had too much going on around here. So today I am giving away the pouch below. It measures 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. If you would like this pouch, just be the first to respond to this post. Then you must email your mailing address to me at so I can ship your item. I don't chase down winners. Please only reply if you have not won anything from me in the past month. I want to give everyone a chance to win.