Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Jealousy or Too Overconfident?

I know that some of you out there do not listen to country music. Nor do you have any intention of even liking it. Therefore, you didn't watch the CMA Awards show last night on television. I however, quite enjoy country music, and I did catch the last part of the program. Even though you don't listen to this kind of music, many of you I do know, watch a little show called American Idol.

Last years winner, Carrie Underwood, is tearing up country music. She has already won a few awards, but last night she won Female Vocalist of the Year. She was up against some of country music's best such as Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, and Gretchen Wilson. The best part of this show was not simply the fact that this young girl just beat out these other amazing female singers, but the reaction of Faith Hill when she realized she just lost to the American Idol girl. I actually kind of thought that Faith Hill was going to win, so when the screen showed a live shot of all of the nominees, I was watching Faith to see her reaction. Apparently Faith thought she was going to win too. (If that link doesn't work, then try this and click the link at the bottom of the page. You are going to want to fast forward till about 2:40 left in the main video stream.)

I saw the reaction, and quickly turned to my mom to see if she noticed it too. She did not. This morning at work I asked my co-wokers and sissy if they saw it, and none of them did either. None of them believed me either. My friend Jaime told me that it was on the news, so I knewthen, that I wasn't just seeing things! The articles state that Faith says she was just kidding, but you can see in the video that she was irked a bit by the news she wasn't the winner!

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Apparantly when you go to McGraths Fish House for your birthday, you end up wearing one of these nifty little fish hats. My personal opinion is that it is better than any kind of paper crown you might get at Burger King. Too bad this only happens at the end of dinner with the waiter holding it on your head, instead of being able to wear it all during dinner to embarass you or something! Doesn't her nephew Sam look so cute!

We were able to finally surprise my friend Jaime for her birthday this week. Come to think of it...surprise her with anything for that matter! A couple of years ago, a few of us tired to throw her a surprise party for her brithday, which ended very, VERY badly. Other surprises that at least I have tried, such as a gift or whatever, and she goes out and buys it before anyone else can. Jaime seems to always find ways to spoil every possible surprise someone might try. All I can say, is that IT IS ABOUT FREAKING TIME!!!

On a different note...it appears as though I am going to move back into my sissy's apartment in South Orem. She and her hubby just purchased a town house just outside of Lehi in Saratoga Springs. Their contract isn't up until January, and the management will charge them $2000 to get out! I will move back in a couple weeks and help out with half of their rent. If I found a roommate, then the two of us could split it, and help them out even more. Since all of my friends are otherwise occupied; (married, shackin up, engaged, purchased their own, or too set in their existing living situations) it looks as though it is just gonna be me!