So I was looking through some old files on my external hard drive today in search of some pictures I've already scanned in of Mr. Doughterty (the owner of the sweatshirt in the previous post). I have various folders brought over from various computers. Some of these folders have dramatic titles such as "Landee's Entire Life" and "NEVER DELETE" while other have the usual "Old Photos" and "Scans." I happened across one called "American Idol" which was in a folder called "Old Dell Desktop." I was intrigued (with myself) so I clicked on it. There was one Word document in this folder called "AI Musings" dated March 2005. Were there even computers in 2005?? Seems as if there were but that was a looooong time ago.
I then remembered how, back in the day before blogs were the go-to mode of information, people used to email things to each other. Like, all the time. Weird, I know, but it really happened.
This then made me remember how I used to type up all my thoughts on American Idol and email them to my MIL and SILs. Did they ask me to do this? I don't know. Did they like it when I did this? No clue. The point is, I did it. Unfortunately I only saved one of these "musings."
Here it is for your viewing pleasure.... I especially enjoy my thoughts on Carrie Underwood. I can spot talent a mile away. ::ahem::
Here is the rundown as I saw it:
Jessica- nothing special here. She did, however, receive one vote from me due to the fact that she didn’t hold up her number at the end which could have been very easy to do since she was number one.
Anwar- I totally agree with Simon. While his other similar performances have been amazing this one seemed a little “been-there-done-that” and I really hate that saying as much as I hate “talk to the hand.”
Mikalah- Oy vey. She sucks. Her outfit was atrocious. She did the air phone at the end and mouthed “Call me!” I hate her.
Constantine- My, my, wasn’t he something tonight? I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. He will be receiving the bulk of my votes tonight plus a bonus one for not holding up his number.
Lindsey- It’s like she was trying too hard to be perky and it just wasn’t working. How can someone be so smiley and animated and I’m still so bored I vacuumed during her performance? But, she got one from me since she resisted the urge to hold up 5 fingers at the end as per my policy of rewarding good behavior.
Anthony- He was way pitchy tonight but I hardly noticed because I just kept staring at his tracheotomy scar/hole. It freaks me out and I get distracted. It’s unfortunate that mock turtlenecks are no longer socially acceptable because they could do him a world of good.
Nadia- She could seriously kick my butt so made sure she got her vote for not holding up her number at the end. Didn’t her face seem a little angry for a love song like that? But I thought she did a great job.
Bo Bice (I can’t just put his first name)- Loved it. Very entertaining. I was worried at the end though that his hand signal was a phone but it turned out it was the “hang loose” sign and he was mouthing “much love.” For that, one vote from me.
Vonzelle- I thought she sounded great, performed great and looked great. Did you see her dad in the audience dressed head to toe in white? He looked like Colonel Sanders of KFC. No wonder he brought her those ridiculous boots and hat last time. Unfortunately she mouthed “NINE” which is the same diff in my book so no bonus votes for her.
Scott- Sounded alright. It was more tolerable for me than his past performances. Looks like he got himself a stylist too which is always a good move. He, however, actually SAID, not mouthed, “TEN” so he’s out.
Carrie- I really can’t take every week being country week. I was not impressed with her tonight.
Nikko- He was ok. I threw him a vote for the emotional roller coaster he has been on lately. It was the least I could do. Then, I had a dilemma at the end because he said “VOTE” but he didn’t specify himself as the one to vote for. Then I realized that he was just like those celebrities that get out there and “Rock the Vote” at election time and pretend that they just want people to vote regardless of who for when we all know who they want you to vote for. So Nikko didn’t receive the all important bonus vote from me.
Just as a side note, after handing out all my aforementioned votes, I then went back and voted twice for everyone, regardless of talent, hand gestures, etc except Mikalah. I figured this was the next best thing I could do since I am unable to go in and vote NO for someone.
In the words of Bo Bice . . . much love.
Yes. I've been a professional AI run-downer for at least 5 years. Probably more. And yes I loved Constantine. Bonus: Here's a photoshopped pic Flem put together back then for my birthday that year (Ah-hah! So there WERE computers!!!).
PS There will be more "memory"posts coming at a later date. I found a folder called "EmailingMemz." Yes I did.
PSS My current AI Musings will start up again when the folks at home get to start voting. That way I can use my powerful blog & opinions to sway the voters. Right now it does me no good to comment on Pants On The Ground guy or the fact that there is a cute MORMON boy who had cancer on there! Love him already.