Friday, March 28, 2008


Well, I missed American Idol on Tuesday, but I heard about David Cook's rendition of "Billy Jean." Now, since I've only recently tuned into the show on and off, I hadn't heard many of the guys sing yet. Anyways, I just listened to it on YouTube (what would we do without YouTube?) and David Cook was AMAZING! Oh my gosh, I loved hearing him sing that song!

If he ends up putting out an album and sounds consistently good like that song, I will be buying the album AND going to his concert.

So, fav guy right now: David Cook. Fav girl: gotta love Brooke White. :) Those two alone just might get me hooked on this show! (Never thought I would say that -- I've been refusing to watch it for years!)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

American Idol?

So, I've been watching "American Idol" some this year. I know, shocker. I have to say that I really enjoy all of Simon's comments. He really tries to be constructive and it's good for people to hear the truth -- it's easy for those closest to us to tell us how wonderful we are...if we only view ourselves based on their judgement, we'll have a false sense of self.

Anyways, the audience needs to stop automatically booing everytime he talks. What he says is good and he deserves more respect. I actually kept telling the audience to "shut up" while I was watching. It frustrates me...

Dancing With the Stars...again!!

Yes, Amanda, I am back to watching "Dancing with the Stars." I love this show! I had so much fun watching everyone dance. Jason Taylor (NFL player for Miami) was fantastic and fun to watch. Kristi Yamaguchi was near perfect and Shannon Elizabeth was so graceful. But, my favorite performance to watch was that of Marlee Matlin. Wow. For those of you who don't watch the show, she's deaf. Yeah, it's pretty cool. She's a fabulous dancer and even the judges talked about how she had good "musicality."

My in-laws are deaf, so it's even more special to watch her dance. (Actually, this is my mother-in-law's favorite TV show!) I have been incredibly impressed and hope that she goes far. I tried to vote last night, but my email was super slow and by the time I decided to text message (couldn't remember the numbers, so had to go online to get them), it was too late.

On the other side, as sweet as she is, Monica Seles is by far the worst of the female dancers and for the men, both Penn Jillette and Adam Corolla need to go soon.

I've noticed that the judges are harder this year. Although I think Kristi should have gotten at least one 10 last night (they all told her that her performance was perfect and couldn't find anything wrong), the judges had definitely gotten a little too generous the last time I watched it. Two seasons ago, it seemed like they were constantly giving away 9s and 10s.

Oh yeah, and Priscilla Presley has had WAY too much botox. Her face doesn't even more. The sad thing is that I would really like to see how she would look without the botox. She's the kind of person who will always look beautiful as she ages. It's too bad she's let the botox "deform" her face. :( I'm not trying to be critical, it just really saddened me... (the funny thing is, everyone knows she was married to Elvis Presley, so we all know her approximate age -- the botox isn't fooling anyone!).

Anyways, one male and one female are eliminated tonight -- they changed it up this year! Can't wait to find out!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

It's Been How Long?...

Hmm...kind of forgot about my blog, but I am going to try posting again. This past Sunday was Walter and my first wedding anniversary! Can you believe it's already been a year? And I love him more and more every single day. :) (Cheezy, I know, but true). We are going to try to head to Vegas at the end of the month to celebrate. Walter has to go there for work, so why not go the weekend ahead and have some fun. Woo hoo! I'm excited. I hope it all works out.

Also on Sunday, my dear friend Debbie Marcey got married! She is now Mrs. Deborah (Debbie) DeVore. Yea! I'm so happy for her. Of course, the wedding was beautiful and the reception was wonderful. She was a gorgeous bride!

My jewelry business is going GREAT!!! I love it! It has done more for me than I ever imagined and it continues to grow (along with my confidence and self-image). I am truly blessed and grateful that God brought this opportunity into my life. Take a look at the website: You can't see a catalog, but you can learn a lot more about this wonderful company. I would love to be able to do this full-time (a.k.a. around 40 hours a MONTH).

Since I last posted, my two nieces had a birthday: Natalie is now 5 and Amy is 3! How the time flies...I can hardly believe that it's been almost five years since I lived in North Carolina. Wow.

That's all for now. Later!