Thursday, February 28, 2008

Seriously????


Ok America, I am pissed. At American Idol. Today, along with three no-brainers, Alaina Whitaker, my FAVORITE girl in the WHOLE competition, got voted off. And it's only the Top 20!?! I am so angry right now. Hopefully she has a long successful career ahead of her. Because she is way better than Ramiele Mulubay, Asia'h Epperson, Amanda Overmeyer, Kady Malloy, and even Kristy Lee Cook (Sorry Abe.) and Syesha Mercado. I seriously had a difficult time covering her up with a pink sticky-note on my Idol Wall. America got it WRONG!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Yes, We Can.

This video is such a cool concept. The lyrics were taken from Senator Obama's speech following the New Hampshire primary. Love it. Check it out.
P.S. I will love you if you can name the guy playing the guitar...

Friday, February 22, 2008

Idolatry

Well, season 7 of American Idol is officially under way. The Top 24 have been chosen and we're finally at the part of the show that I love. The real performing and voting!!! My best friend Taylor and I both love the show, so we came up with a wonderful idea. The picture above is my "Idol Wall". It's right above my bed. Tay has one too! Every week we predict who will get sent home and then once they are eliminated, we cover them up with a sticky note. We are seriously such nerds, but what else do you expect from middle of the night conversations between me and Tay?
Another interesting note on Idol: this year, there are two LDS contestants in the Top 24, and they are two of my very favorites!! David Archuleta is from Murray, UT and Brooke White is from Mesa, AZ. I definitely think they will both go a long way on the show - I think David could win it all, he is SO good. Way to represent!!

So there you have it, my yearly obsession with an amateur TV singing competition has begun!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sick/Excited

I woke up about two hours ago and haven't been able to get back to sleep since. I think I have the stomach flu. I hate being sick in Provo because quite frankly all I want is to go home and have my mom take care of me. But instead, I'm stuck in a tiny twin sized bed with no one but a foreign exchange student, who I don't think will even understand (or care) that I'm sick, and Doggy. I would die if Doggy wasn't here.

In other news though, I found out last night that one of my very good friends from high school is going to be getting baptized at the beginning of next month. It was so neat because she called me and invited me to her discussion and I hadn't seen her in about three weeks, and once we got there, she set the date with the missionaries and everything! I am so excited and so proud of her. It was so great to be there for that. And it was so good to see her and her roommates!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Positive

Don't you love it when you find a great song?
A Beautiful Life
You won't talk to me.
I guess you're pretty busy lately
But I'd like to believe
You're listening.
I'm starting to feel
All of my bruises imagined are real
And I'll get through each day
I dig through the bad ones
To get to the good ones
Who's keeping score anyway?

And this is my beautiful life
The only thing certain is everything changes
The lows and the highs
And all those goodbyes
As hard as it gets I know it's still amazing
To be alive
It's a beautiful life

It's hurts while it's happening
I wanna feel everything
How can you know til you try?
And this is my beautiful life.

Hometown Glory

Just stumbled on this artist from across the Atlantic. Her new song is the iTunes Free Single of the Week, check her out. I really connected with some of her lyrics:
Round my hometown
Memories are fresh
Round my hometown
Ooh the people I've met
Are the wonders of my world
Are the wonders of my world
Are the wonders of this world
Are the wonders of my world.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Music Tuesdays

If you know me really well, you probably know New Music Tuesday is my favorite day of every week. But I haven't gone shopping for good music in a while! Here's my latest music wish list:

Saturday, February 2, 2008

She's A Big Girl Now!

Happy 18th Birthday to one of my best friends in the entire world Miss Chelsea Wilson. You are destined for greatness. Chelsea Wilson is going to change the world. Mark my words..

Friday, February 1, 2008

Goodbye, January

I'm once again slacking in the blog department. I just realized I haven't actually blogged about anything I've done since getting back from St. George with the guys. Which was two weeks ago. Two weeks of no news for my dear devoted 1-2 readers (Mom and Karly). So, for those of you who care, here's a brief rundown of all major events post-Martin Luther King Day.
The biggest news is that our dear prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away January 27, 2008. I took his death extremely hard. I always felt a very personal connection with him. I got to hear him speak in person twice - once at a BYU devotional, and once at his last General Conference in October 2007. However, the most profound and special occasion I had with President Hinckley was when I got to sing for him at the Church Administration Building December of my sophomore year. I will miss him so much. He was the prophet of my childhood and will always be the prophet of our generation.
Another big piece of news is that one of my best buds, Brandall, left on his mission this week. He's going to the Brazil, Londrina mission and he reported to the Sao Paolo MTC on Tuesday!
A few other things: I had the flu earlier this week (luckily I'm feeling better), but my dear friend Karly is very sick with something called costochondritis. Feel better! I miss your voice!
The only other male in the StG Six, Trent, is staying with me for a few days! He's here for a high school theater conference. This also means that over 1,000 high school drama nerds have invaded BYU's campus and the Jamba Juice line is about 5 miles long.
My fave roommate Brock got his mission call this week! He is going to Stockholm, Sweden! He reports to the MTC May 28, he's speaking Swedish, and President Hinckley signed his mission call 2 days before he passed away.
Trent was lucky enough tonight to witness one of our many boys' only never-ending debates. They usually take place late at night in Brent and Kendall's room with us all piled on the two beds (representing the two sides...). This night was no exception, except for Trent was sitting in the middle representing the neutral ground. Our arguements are usually half sarcastic and joking/half serious. Tonight's started out on Lance Armstrong but eventually gave way to American patriotism, Canada, Hilary Clinton, water as a renewable resource, slavery, racism, the civil rights movement, religion, the Second Coming, and whether or not white people have "culture" (Andy made the mistake of saying caucasians have no culture like Asians and Hispanics. Don't even get me started.) and a vast majority of many other topics, until we finally leveled, agreed we would still be friends in the morning, and went to bed. I think Trent dealt with a tiny bit of shock haha. Anyways, I think that's basically everything that's gone on in my little BYU world lately. Oh, and it's technically February now!!! Happy Month of Love.