STORMWATCH 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 09:51pm

seriously. it’s been raining hard for nearly a week… the garage is flooding… earlier this evening, it was HAILing. craziness. i’ve lived in southern california my entire life and this is the first time i’ve ever seen hail.

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AI, orlando auditions

Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 08:32am

i liked the jermaine guy who sang “smile”. i think that was it? :-/

o_O the hairdresser (?) who looked like he was channeling lady gaga.

didn’t care for the jersey girls (i think they were sisters?) or the beatbox guy. the split pants guy was entertaining but they let him through only because he split his pants? i don’t expect him to get very far.

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ugh… got into a car accident

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 05:05pm

i was driving down wilshire, when a woman decided to cross the street, and so i stopped for her. a car on the perpendicular street crossed the intersection (no traffic lights) and hit the back of my car. the impact was not immediately after i stopped, so i assumed that he wanted to cross the intersection and overestimated the amount of room he had. we both pulled over. i walked around to the back of the car to inspect the damage. the corner of the bumper on the driver’s side was scraped, and the casing of the light was cracked, but that was about it. from the THUD, i had expected the damage to be worse.

he crossed the street over to where i was and gave me his information. it seemed that english wasn’t his first language. there wasn’t much conversation going on, aside from things like “driver’s license?” as we were heading to our cars, he asked me “why did you stop?” i explained to him that i HAD TO stop because a woman was crossing the street. (so apparently, he didn’t see this woman! o_O ) if i hadn’t stopped, she might’ve ended up on my hood!

what i DON’T understand about this (…) woman is that in weather conditions with poor visibility, WHY would you cross the street (with no traffic lights) when there was a car approaching?! :-/ thankfully my scraped bumper and cracked light casing was the extent of the damage, and that no one was hurt.

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AI, chicago auditions

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 08:20am

i really liked john park. (so did shania. LOL)

the “tiptoe through the tulips” guy o_O when kara asked him “anything we need to know?” i got the sense that she was not asking what he was going to sing…

curley newbern singing something about “a woman’s work” (or “a woman’s worth?”). HIGH voice. “do you find when you sing at home, a lot of animals turn up outside the house?” =))

o_O at the broadway girl with the ryan seacrest obsession, who i honestly thought passed out at the beginning of her audition. o_O

nobody else was memorable for me. (or perhaps i was just too distracted by the picture of DC on the backdrop.)

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david cook is also my (guitar) hero.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 09:12am

i can’t stop watching this.

:X ;;) :"> 8-> pretty much sums it all up for me.

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AI, atlanta auditions

Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 07:17am

i like the vanessa girl from tennessee who jumps off bridges… dolly parton -type of voice. she seemed genuine and i thought she was adorable.

the “skii bo ski” guy was bizarre. o_O the guitar girl was just silly.

ROFL at dewone robinson “LAAAAADY I KNOWWWWW YOU” =)) i had a feeling when he started talking about how music was in his blood that he wasn’t going to be very good. “dewone, did you write that song as a duet?” “no sir, not a duet, sir” “you were singing both parts” “yes, i was singing both parts” HELLO, THAT IS A DUET. singing “it’s over, it’s over…” as he went down the elevator.

the welder from… mississippi(?)… “i almost died three times in the last… my whole life!” appropriately, mary was dying watching this guy’s performance. =)) “if anyone’s going to survive welding, it’s you”

the guy who was in love with mary j. blige and had an anger management problem… “LA LA LA LA LA LA”… it just kills me when someone has already been told they can’t sing, and then they insist on singing another song. i love the expression on simon’s face every time this happens.

PANTS ON THE GROUND. \:D/

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hey, look! i’m watching AI!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 08:59am

so last night i watched american idol for the first time. through eight seasons so far, i never thought i would watch this show, but when we were in orlando we ended up seeing the american idol experience more times than any normal person should so we decided to give it a try.

so far i like justin williams (blue eyes, good looking, nice voice) and the cute dark-haired girl (i think her name was katie?) who sang “at last” but none of the other good ones stood out for me. what i did remember were the really BAD ones. :))

ROFL at the pink girl jumping off the walls in the restroom, thought kara was paula, and honestly thought that she could make it on this show because she beat a video game.

“womanizer”/”HOLLA”/”sassy simon” guy who brought all his friends. i don’t know what some of these people are thinking. i think it’s safe to say that if you show up to this thing and sing “womanizer” (or anything by britney spears, for that matter) that you don’t want to be taken seriously.

the blonde surfer looking guy who said his style was like the eagles and chris brown o_O (is that even possible? that’s like if i said that my style is like chrissie hynde and bernadette peters.) “you don’t sound like chris brown, you don’t sound like the eagles… maybe an eagle.”

the anime girl who makes her own costumes and has two vocal coaches… (maybe she should fire them?) o_O

and of course my favorite “you sing like a three-year-old girl, you’re dressed like latoya jackson, and you have a beard”. :))

so… um… yeah… thanks for the picture of david cook 8-> on the backdrop, at least.

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“free time? what’s that?”

Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 07:23pm

i came to the realization this past weekend that i have WAY too many hobbies and not nearly enough time to work on them…

  • papercrafting/stamping
  • scrapbooking
  • jewelry making
  • baking
  • cake decorating
  • sewing

i NEED a dedicated craft room…

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