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Monday, March 24, 2008

in case you hadn't noticed...

i think i'm pretty much done with blogging.

i don't know if i have less to say, if i'm too busy with other things (or websites), if i'm generally more happy and therefore feel less need to vent, or if i'm just too focused on what's coming next in life to think about writing something about today. probably a combination of all the above.

thank you to all who have bothered to read my 355 blog posts. i appreciate you!

i'll let you know if i ever start blogging again...

fare thee well and peace in all your doings.

kyle out.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

american idol: a review of the boys on 70's night

micheal johns: so, he's been my favorite for a while but i really thought he didn't do so well tonight. and, i picked up on the arrogance that some people have been commenting on. he kinda let me down tonight.

jason castro: i don't think he did as bad as the judges said. i liked his version of the song way better than the andy gibb. i do agree that he needs to come out there without the guitar. he's got a good voice but he is totally awkward in front of the camera when speaking. oh yeah, and dang, his eyes ... wow. good smile too.

luke menard: he totally did a "million percent" better this week. i think the voice suited his range much better. he's not a favorite but he's not bad. i don't think he'll make it to the top 12 by any means but i still want him to do well.

robbie carrico: i like him. he did all right. he sang it well but his motions during the song were a little weird. though, i'm getting tired of people questioning his rockerness. but i do think he should try, just once, a different style of song.

danny noriega: first i love him. then i think he's annoying. then i sorta love him again. he definitely does stand out and is interesting. i was surprised, though, when simon didn't tell him that the song was too old for him. i just thought it was weird that he chose that song.

david hernandez: when he started, i was like "oh no. this is a little painful" but he did really awesome by the end. i think he is definitely most improved! i agree with the judges that his voice is pure and some of the notes were just amazing.

jason yeager: i think the judges are way too harsh on him. i take back what i said about david, i thought jason was most improved. i thought he did really good with the song. he sounded like the original. it is true that it was only one note. and sadly, i don't think he'll get the chance to come back and try and prove himself again. i just think the judges were mean though.

chikezie: oh man. so good. perfect song choice. another great improvement. i knew he had it in him. i loved when he pointed at simon!

david cook: OHMYGOSH, I'M TOTALLY CRUSHING! i love david cook. a) he's midwestern b) he's cute c) i want to sit with him and do crosswords! we could absolutely be word nerds together. he might be my soul mate. simon is so wrong because i loved david before but that video sealed the deal for me. i don't know if he'll win but i definitely want him to be around a good long time so i can drool over him. and i think his talent is good enough that i don't have to worry about him leaving.

david archuleta: it's obvious he's a favorite. and he should be. i'm just like paula ... i just want to squeeze him and pinch his cheeks. he's just so nice. and WOW. i loved the way he sang 'imagine'. i was also thinking like simon that picking a john lennon song is really risky, especially that one. i think it was perfect that he didn't try to sing it like john did but did his own arrangement. it was just awesome. i love david archuleta.

overall, i like watching the boys much better than the girls and i think a boy is definitely going to win it this year.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

my favorite day of the week

Monday, February 18, 2008

the theme for this blog lately...

if only it said 'blog entry' instead of picture!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

one step closer to financial freedom

i cut up a credit card tonight!!!

i've cancelled cards before but they're usually ones for stores that i didn't use terribly often and only opened for a discount (like old navy, victoria's secret and j.crew). but tonight, i cancelled a real credit card. one that i actually used quite frequently; often enough to earn rewards even. but, i really would rather live my life without being dependent on credit cards so it was quite a victory to deem one useless!

one down, one to go.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

the greatest joy of my life:

the hand dryers in the bathroom at the market fair movie theater!

you know what i mean...


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

my prayer

i'm notorious for using non-christian songs as my love songs for God. here's the latest installment. i was listening to this song yesterday and i realized that this is similiar to how i'm feeling about God. if you want a more elaborate description about how some of these images pertain to my current spiritual relationship, feel free to ask...

the lamp is burnin' low upon my table top
the snow is softly fallin'
the air is still within the silence of my room
i hear your voice softly callin'

if i could only have you near
to breathe a sigh or two
i would be happy just to hold the hands i love
upon this winter night with you

the smoke is rising in the shadows overhead
my glass is almost empty
i read again between the lines upon the page
the words of love you sent me

if i could know within my heart
that you were lonely too
i would be happy just to hold the hands i love
upon this winter night with you

the fire is dying now, my lamp is growing dim
the shades of night are liftin'
the mornin' light steals across my windowpane
where webs of snow are driftin'

if i could only have you near
to breathe a sigh or two
i would be happy just to hold the hands i love
and to be once again with you
to be once again with you

from "song for a winter's night"
sung popularly by sarah mclachlan
originally sung and written by gordon lightfoot