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My American Idol Top 13

Ok, so my understanding is that there will be a top 13 picked tomorrow.  They mentioned something about America picking 5 boys, so my guess is that we will pick 5 girls and 5 guys and then the judges will save the remaining 3 to make up a top 13.

It’s always tough to do my picks on who I really think will stay and not who I want to stay. Here are my picks and my notes.

The boys

The Girls

If you want to get in on the selections, the google doc is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Atvjpkhz8UMQdEYzdTlFMG9xVXNkN3ppcVZBX0VfdHc  Just add a column and play along.

What did you think?

American Idol Top 24 – List of names

Ok, so here are the top 24 and the little blurb that I wrote down about (most of) them to remember them.  I hope it will help you remember, too.  For the most part, if I don’t have notes about them, they are just another blonde girl.

boy Creighton Fraker lots of curls. thinks he’s a rocker
boy Joshua Ledet preacher’s son
boy Reed Grimm guy that played the drums and sang
boy Dante/Heejun Han adorable, the “Hey Jude” thing was just wrong
boy Colton Dixon he’s the one with the sister who went home
boy Phillip Phillips dumb name, really liked his voice/guitar
boy Adam Brock the guy with the baby
boy Jeremy Rosado young “nice” guy
boy Aaron Marcellus Sanders (previously seen in AI7 and 10) cutie
boy Chase Likens
boy DeAndre Brackensick (previously seen in AI10) lion mane
boy Eben Franckewitz Bieberish
girl Elise Testone
girl Hallie Day freasishly blonde
girl Jen Hirsh (previously seen in AI9) Dark-haired warbler
girl Chelsea Sorrell (previously seen in AI10) brown haired county girl
girl Erika Van Pelt
girl Baylie Brown (previously seen in AI6) blonde country girl
girl Jessica Sanchez
girl Brielle Von Hugel (previously seen in AI10) the one with the obnoxious Mom
girl Shannon Magrane hot, humid and happening
girl Skylar Laine growly county girl
girl Hollie Cavanagh (previously seen in AI10)
girl Haley Johnsen

You can still join our snark group :)  Just let me know and I’ll send you the link.

American Idol 2012

I was working on our American Idol Pool (snarkfest?  hangout?) at google docs today and was looking for a good list of the top 42.  It was harder to find than I thought.  I found this site that said that they had them, but they only had 31 on their list.  Still, it saved me some typing.  I went to the main AI page and tried to find a good season 11 list.  They did have a picture of everyone, which was nice.  Downside?  The last 6 or so people were all listed as being named Reed Grimm.  I do have a list now and it is pretty good, although I think I have one extra*.  If you need it, here it is:

1 Aaron Marcellus Sanders (previously seen in AI7 and 10)
2 Adam Brock
3 Adam Decker
4 Ariel Sprague
5 Aubrey Cleland (previously seen in AI10)
6 Baylie Brown (previously seen in AI6)
7 Blaire Sieber
8 Brielle Von Hugel (previously seen in AI10)
9 Caleb Johnson
10 Chase Likens
11 Chelsea Sorrell (previously seen in AI10)
12 Clayton Farhat
13 Colton Dixon???
14 Cortez Shaw
15 Creighton Fraker
16 David Leathers
17 Dante/Heejun Han
18 DeAndre Brackensick (previously seen in AI10)
19 Deneco Pittman (A.K.A. Neco Starr) (previously seen in AI9)
20 Eben Franckewitz
21 Elise Testone
22 Erika Van Pelt
23 Haley Johnsen
24 Hallie Day
25 Hollie Cavanagh (previously seen in AI10)
26 Jen Hirsh (previously seen in AI9)
27 Jeremy Rosado
28 Jermaine Jones
29 Jessica Sanchez
30 Joshua Ledet
31 Kayla Thorton??
32 Latia Lee
33 Lauren Gray
34 Michael Colton Dixon (previously seen in AI10)
35 Naomi Rae Gillies
36 Phil Brooks (A.K.A. River St. James) (previously seen in AI10)
37 Phillip Phillips
38 Reed Grimm
39 Sarah Phillips??
40 Scott Dangerfield (previously seen in AI10 – dropped out)
41 Shannon Magrane
42 Shelby Lynn Tweten
43 Skylar Laine
44 Richie Lawson
45 Wendy Taylor

Early favorites?  Early love-to-hates?

*Edit – I found another list that had a couple more names and a couple fewer names.  This means that I have 3 extras, but I’m not sure who.

Caillou Gifts

I decided to peek at Etsy and see what handmade Caillou items people have made.  Jude is currently obsessed with Caillou.  I’m not a fan, but jr baldy is growing on me.

Rosie (Caillou's sister)I’ll put this one in first, because it is my favorite by about a million miles.  Wait, kilometers, Caillou is Canadian.  This is a knit Rosie doll.  The woman who created her did a wonderful job capturing the facial expression.  She is $35 and is made by caveil.  She also makes a Caillou, but it was the Rosie that made me go, “Awwwwwww.”

If you are looking for items to throw a Caillou-themed birthday party.  You are SET.  There are items you can order (you can even custom-wrap each of your water bottles in a water-resistant water wrap in case you are embarrassed of the brand or something…).  I suppose if you are one of those theme people, then this might be just the thing you want.

Custom Printable Polka Dots & Stripes CAILLOU Birthday Party PackageThere are matching patterns you can print for invitations, photo frames, cupcake toppers, banners and lots of other things.  I find the color choices of some of them peculiar.  The Caillou characters are all about primary colors and monochromaticness.  This is really cute, but not what I was expecting.  Those patterns sorta dazzle the eyes, don’t they?

Caillou And Rosie Clippie SetAnother genre is the Caillou hairbow.  Most are the standard bow that you would expect – a big pile of ribbons with a Caillou character in the middle.  These, on the other hand, are ingenious.  She has actually taken bitsy pieces of grosgrain ribbon and glued them into the shape of Rosie and Caillou.  I mean, a kid of mine would ruin them in 4 seconds, but they are fascinating to look at.    Maybe your kids aren’t as destructive as mine?  They are available for $9 from the HeadsOrTailsBoutique.

Caillou Embroidery APPLIQUE Design (2 sizes)

Two more: An applique pattern for a sewing machine that I will never be rich enough to own.  It’s $3.99 and comes in 2 (remarkably similar) sizes.

 

caillou outfit  tshirt and tutu set  long or short sleeves 12 18 24 2t 3t 4t 5I wonder what our family would do if we ordered this for Jude for his 3rd birthday.  You know he would love it.  EVERYBODY loves fluffy tutus.  Now that I know how easy those are to make, I don’t think I could spend money on one, but maybe you are looking to do a little shopping instead of crafting?  VanyKids makes it and it is $36.

American Idol Boys

Ok, so the five that I would LIKE to see stay are Casey, James, Paul, Scotty and Brett.   I didn’t necessarily think they did well last night, but I liked listening to them and would like to hear more.

The five that I think will actually stay are: Casey, James, Scotty, Brett (the vote for the worst pick), Jacob

Going Home: Jordan, Jovany, Stefano, Paul, Clint

I think that Stefano is a wild card.  He could bump any of the other guys out of my picks list.

Seriously edited because I thought there were 10 and there were 12!  I totally forgot Tim and Robbie.  I guess that puts them in the “going home” category!  Wikipedia says that voters pick the top 10 and the judges pick 3 wildcards, so I guess that means 5 boys, 5 girls and 3 whatevers.

Fall TV Lineup

 Mainly notes to myself, but these are the shows this week that we need to set/make sure are set on the DVR.  Many thanks to TVGuide’s website for allowing me to do my research!

Monday
House (Fox)
Chuck (NBC)
How I Met Your Mother(CBS)

Tuesday
Glee

Wednesday
Law & Order: SVU(NBC)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Whole Truth (ABC)New (legal drama that follows cases from both sides)
The Defenders (CBS)New (maybe record one? Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell as Las Vegas defense attorneys)

Thursday
My Generation (ABC)New (I’m intrigued, but maybe not enough to record it)
Bones (Fox)
Community (NBC)
S#*! My Dad Says(CBS) New (William Shatner is the Dad, I’m guessing it will suck, but I want to see one)
Fringe (Fox)
The Office (NBC)
Outsourced (NBC)New

Friday
Medium (CBS)

Sunday
Dexter (Showtime)
Brothers & Sisters(ABC)
Sister Wives (TLC) (???)

Next week

Tuesday
No Ordinary Family (Personally, this is my most anticipated new show. It’s a family with super powers, the dad is Michael Chiklis)

Wednesday
Law & Order: Los Angeles

Otero’s

  • 12:57 Back at my desk. Met Megan at Otero’s because they have TVs turned to CNN. Glad I did b/c our network couldn’t handle the load. #

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Who’s your Daddy?

Did anyone else watch “Who’s your Daddy?” last night? I was expecting it to be a lot worse than it was. I actually got a little weepy at the end. I wonder if she really was able to pick him out or if she was guided a bit (like Evan was guided to Zora in Average Joe). Who knows?

I’m working on a new quilt. It is pretty much the same fabric as my last one b/c I am trying to use it up. I am using a mystery pattern from about.com, but I cheated to make sure it wasn’t ugly. http://quilting.about.com/library/bl_9patch-gallery.htm I don’t really like the 4 box parts, so I’m hoping with my colors it is more muted. I bought some flannel for the back so it will be fuzzy.

For my geocaching cronies, here is my new baby Magellan SporTrak Color GPS. I can’t wait until the world dries out and I can take it for a spin.

Went to the gym last night. I can feel muscles hidden under the fat now, but I haven’t lost any weight or size. We have too many snack foods in the house from the holidays. Maybe once they are gone I’ll start losing (cause I’m sure as hell not throwing away perfectly good cookies and chocolates). I have my priorities afterall…. Speaking of priorities, Indian buffet with gweeb and Jen tonight. Mmmmm….

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