Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nothing new

I've gotten into this American Idol show. I really look forward to watching television when I know American Idol is coming on BUT . . . I heard my step-daughter talking to one of her friends about the show and they were discussing Simon Cowell and how rude and mean he is to the contestants. Her friend said she thought the show was funny and my step-daughter asked why do you think it's funny - he's mean. Then I was asking a co-worker and she said that she felt badly because she found her self laughing at someone else's expense.

So . . . . I might have to re-evaluate watching the show or at least the auditions part of it. They aren't as mean and obviously we don't laugh at the contestants once they've made it to the actual competition because they are the "best".

I did try to point out to the kids several situations that I thought were sweet, like the 2 guys that had become friends standing in line. The first guy audtitioned and didn't make it and while the second one was auditioning the first guy was listening at the door saying to Ryan Seacrest - "He sounds really good. He's been practicing alot today." I thought that was very sweet. Paula also made some positive comments to a few of the contestants, recognizing their good personality traits. I also thought it was sweet when one of the contestants who was really really bad, commented after his audition that he would have to watch himself on the show and reevaluate. He said " might just scare myself."

I think it comes on tonight actually so . . . .

Monday, January 29, 2007

List of Things to do in my Lifetime

This is my list. I'm sure I will continue to add to it - probably everytime I receive my liberal National Geographic magazine and read and see the wonderful articles and pictures! And I think I will also check off as I do these things too.

1. Stay one night in the Ice Castle in Canada (there is a cool website for this if you want to check it out)

2. Go to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in New Mexico and take a Hot Air Balloon ride.

3. Go to a place in the world where it is daytime for several days. I know Finland is one place but there are several others too.

4. Go to Easter Island

5. Go to Benin Africa and hopefully continue the "missions" work my parents and their friends have started - this would be a huge job.

6. Go to New Zealand. I hear you can do it all in New Zealand - beach, snow ski, hiking, kayaking.

7. Go to Figi and stay in one of the huts that sit over the water.

8. Learn to speak Spanish fluently.

9. Travel more in Europe.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Life in General

I've set up this blog because a friend of mine did one and my step-son Ben has one and I thought it would be cool. Not that anyone will read it . . . I think I will use it to post pictures of the kids and family and maybe that way we can stay in touch better . . . I think the first thing I will do is post my list of things I want to do before I die (because of course, I can't really appreciate doing them after I die!).

Can't wait to see if anyone responds!