Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Random Wednesday

So, my family spent Family Day together- sick! Although the kids have recovered (resilient little things they are!) Jay and I remain plagued with achiness, sore throats, and fevers. Thanks in part to large doses of Advil Cold & Sinus we're functioning at this point, although Jay mentioned that he may just stay home after lunch and try to recover. That's one of the many perks of working part-time as I do- you can feel pretty darn crappy and still manage to work for the three hours a day that are required of you. The rest of the day I've spent doing as little as possible and catching up on my reading. I started reading "The Weight of the Mustard Seed" but was finding it a little heavy for my drug-foggy brain, so I'm now reading "Sing Them Home" by Stephanie Kallos and finding it to be perfect reading for an overcast day.

Last night Jay and I curled up on the couch (while moaning about the sickness) and watched two hours of American Idol. I have to say that I am unimpressed by those that made it into the Top 36 this year. I've actually watched it all of the way along this season, including Hollywood Week, and as the judges made their final choices I found myself thinking "Why in the heck did they choose this person?" Last night pretty much proved my point as the first 12 contestants performed. All of them, with one exception, failed to wow me. The judges auditioned thousands of people and this was the best that they could come up with? Most of the performances were wooden and unexciting, although the fact that the show was being broadcast live was enough to create some interestingly awkward moments. The exception to all of the horrible performances was Danny Goakely. I've loved him from the beginning; he's good-looking, has a heartwarming story, and that guy can SING! I'm hoping to see him win the whole thing, but there are many more episodes before that can be determined.

As a final note on my random Wednesday blog post: we watched "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" on Monday night. It was surprisingly funny, yet it was a comedy with heart. I laughed pretty much the entire way through (which is surprising- so many comedies lately have fallen flat). If you don't mind a little T&A (okay, a LOT of T&A) you'll like this one. Best comedy of 2009 so far, in my opinion.

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