Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I Need a Life...

I've already typed this long blog post... so I'm back up here at the top to spare you who just want to see a layout reading thru my moment by moment description of my evening....

This was the other layout I made for the Scrap Nook contest & was torn between which to enter. I liked this one better but worried about the fragmented sentences (since full sentences were a requirement) that's why I chose the one I posted yesterday. Sentence structure or not I liked this one better & it was much more unique.... oh well there were so many amazing layouts entered. If you have a chance go to the Scrap Nook. You'll see ones shaped as guitars, rainbow with clouds, birthday cake with candles, etc.



Ok so if you are brave continue reading & delve into the madness of a total crazed woman.

I was so tired last night after the events of the day. It was nice just to veg out -- I was on reality tv overload.... I'm laying in bed with the laptop on - catching up on email, websites, & blogs...

8:00 American Idol final performances come on. I'm a Kris fan. He & Allison were my faves from the start. I think Adam can sing & will have a great career - Kris is just more my style.

So thankfully the first hour of Dancing With the Stars was just rehashing.... but that didn't stop me from clicking during commercials. I'm not a fanatic about that show but this season I really liked it & watched it more often & I actually did vote on Monday for little Shawn.

Back to Idol... what the heck was Kara thinking with that song. It was in one of Simon's favorite sayings "dreadful". It was filled with cliches & the key, oh my, was almost painful for both of them. Surely other people than the 3 writers listened to this song. One of them should have said something. Is it just me?

So at 9:00 I have my pretty blue Palm cell phone in hand texting "vote" to 5702 over and over and over. I saved it as a template so I could just hit the button 2x & 10 votes are sent. I even twitter about texting (I'm just getting into the twitter thing) GO KRIS

9:20 I'm really multitasking I have Dancing With the Stars on waiting for the winner announcement, cell phone in hand still sending text messages, & Paperclipping Live on ustream open & ready for Noell & Dedra to start while chatting with other paperclippers.

My hubby walks in & said "I want to watch the Tudors on demand". I just look up at him & say nothing.... he then says "I'll watch it in the living room" ha ha ha I must have looked like a crazed loon. He never gives in that easy & doesn't pick up on the unspoken clues unless they hit him like a ton of brick lol.

I always enjoy Paperclipping Live & look forward to it all week. Noell is so talented & the women in the chat room are just a delight. So last night Noell had Dedra Long on the show with her. I call them the Dynamic Duo. They are both amazing scrapbookers & so artistic but the best part is the "banter" between them. Their friendship really plays well over the web. It's just plain fun to watch. (you can watch recorded shows if you missed it)

They were also very sweet to mention me & my work several times which caused a shower of lovely comments from the "peeps" in the chat. I was very touched. Thanks so much.

They were doing a scrap lift of one of the members layouts they found in the gallery. I can't wait to see the finished layouts on the blogs. They both have very different styles so it was interesting to see their takes on a challenge.

All the while I'm watching/type chatting on the computer I'm glancing up at the TV - DWTS yay Shawn won! I really didn't think she would pull it off but good for her. She is a doll.

It's 10:00 & I'm still hitting the button 2x on my cell phone to send my 10 votes for Kris. I wonder how many votes I actually cast in that 100 minutes.... (I just went & checked my AT&T bill when you hear however many votes Kris gets for the night 1, 360 are from ME! That is too scary. I think I need an intervention.... "like" I'm a middle age teenybopper.

I finally stopped at 10:44 when hubby came back in the room with a look like "please can I go to bed now & not have to listen to scrapbookers giggle & talk about some embellishment or what adhesive to use...." I picked up on that look with & said my goodbyes (reluctantly) before the show ended (I was just to lazy to get up & boot up the big computer) & put my cell phone on charge.

I'm shaking my head as I'm typing this... I'm a grown woman. I don't know why I get caught up with AI each year. I just love that show & there are many talented people. I am sentimental & always want to see the dreams fulfilled. It's a life changing opportunity to all who get in the finals. I love music & really enjoy hearing the contestants sing their songs for the first time. When it's a hit cheering for them & cringing & genuinely feeling bad for them when it's a miss.

I hope I'm not alone & but if I am oh well that's me... with age I've learned to accept & embrace who I am & what I like/don't like. That really is big since I'm a bit of a people pleaser. How did I get here with a heavy self topic from reality tv? I better quit or who knows where my babble will take us.

18 comments:

debevans said...

LOVE that layout!!!!
I like to watch AI too :)

Kimmy said...

I'm giggling pretty hard over that amount of votes. You are such a fun and cute lady Suz :)

Pamela said...

I really love that layout! And I know...what were they thinking with that song!! It didn't work for either of them at all. Can't wait to see the end result tonight. :)

Christina Thomas said...

I can't find the contest to vote for your layout. Is there one?

Thank you for your vote for the contest I am in!!

P.S. Hope you don't mind if I leave an additional comment.

Visit www.theoriginalscrapbox.com and check out their product catalog and if you have a minute go to www.tinyurl.com/entry257 to cast your vote for me!

happydays525 said...

Absolutely adorable layout! =)

Courtney said...

I totally can not wait for the finale tonight! I like Adam but I think it could go either way. i thik they will both have great careers.

Marie Levite said...

Sooo I love your page AND your take on that song! uck! What were they thinking!!

Audrey said...

whew -- your post made me tired! lol

great layout -- love that house!!!

Michelle said...

very cute layout. love the flowers. love the tudors too...you should watch it!! talk about addictive!! :)

EMI Scrapbooking Store said...

Suzy I love love love this layout of the pups!!!!

I am a HUGE Kris fan from early on also. He is so humble and the boy next door type. He, Alison and Danny were my favorites.

:)

Lynn said...

whew!!! you one busy lady!! love the lo-good luck. and i've managed to dodge the bullet on idol.

Stacey Michaud said...

love your shaped layout! Your work for the contest has been so inspiring! You are a TV junkie huh--I don't know anyone else like that. LOL!

Eileen said...

Hi Suz! You were doing ALL of that AND participating in chat? Good grief....I can hardly keep track of Dedra and Noell while reading chat...let alone chatting. That's a great post... and I love the layout!

What do you think about "So You Think You Can Dance?". It starts tonight and I can't wait!

Sharon said...

I love that house page with the dogs in it - nice job!

Cindy Strickland said...

Suz, You had me laughing all the way to the end. I agree with all the nice things that Noell and Dedra said about you. You are so welcoming on PC Community and so giving too. I have got to say that if we lived closer to each other we would be good friends. I am a Kris fan too. I can't vote in the UK cuz we see the show a couple of days later. Thanks for voting so many times - some of them can be for me. Take care,
CindyS

Anonymous said...

Hellow Fellow LOADster. The layout is great.
stamphappy2001

Rach H said...

So cute! I love the dog house! So adorable! Great work!

hippy_chick said...

This house is great too!!!