Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Before I begin my brief analysis last night, I am going to be upfront with you that I did not see the show in it's entirety. Just enough in bits and pieces to tell you that I thought the entire show and all the singers were just average or below average. That's right... everyone! At this stage of the game with only 5 singers left, a show developed around one singer (although I do love me a little Neil Diamond every now and then) is getting silly. I find it to be a bit biased towards the strong ballad singers. At the very least they should have maybe each done ONE Neil song and then a song of their choice for number two. It's time for us to see what kind of recording artists they are truly going to be and start choosing songs from there own genre and style.
Jason, Jason.... You're making it hard for me to defend you week after week - I know Neil Diamond isn't for you. You didn't stink, you didn't soar... boring.
David Cook - I believe you may win this and I will be totally ok with that. Great voice, please choose songs we know - it's boring when you don't!
Brooke - First song was very rocky. Second song better
David Archuleta - Ms C loved your choice in song with Sweet Caroline. She is convinced you were singing it to her. Again, you have a great voice, but Neil Diamond is not for you.
and last but not least... Syesha - boring.
Did I mention I found last night's show boring???;)
I vote we mix it up next week with a Jack Johnson night, or John Mayer night... or any singer that will suit my Jason! I have selected Flake for you (see below) it's one of my favorites and suits you too - don't worry, I've been called one once or twice too ;) Tonight will be a nail biter!!!!!!! xo, Brie
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
2 cups of raw, cleaned spinach
2 cups of water
1 tbsp of agave (I had never heard of this, but it's right there with the honey)
1 tbsp of almond oil (the fat makes this filling and helps to hold you over... totally optional)
really any fruit - I usually do 2 per shake
frozen fruit works great to make a nice consistency and get it really cold.
This is my favorite recipe from the different variations I have tried...
frozen pineapple and a banana
and the best part is one of my son's who is always fighting me to eat veggies was so grossed out and intrigued by the color he tried it, and liked it too! I suggest drinking with a straw b/c a green mustache might not be a good look! Give a try, I promise you will be surprised!
Monday, April 28, 2008
I'm a little bit country, and I'm a little bit Rock n Roll
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I am spending the day changing over the kids drawers with their Spring/Summer clothes. It's an overwhelming task to say the least and I really hate it. It is the best feeling when it's all done.
Tonight.... I sew :D - hope your Sunday is a bit more exciting than mine! xo, Brie
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Ok, I have been slightly neglecting my blog a bit b/c I do have so many things to share with you (I am keeping a list so we'll get there - patience is a virtue!) but time has been incredibly tight. My life is giant Jenga game and I keep adding and adding blocks to the tower. I am still standing though!
So today I want to share with you this SUPER CUTE apron that I won from Misplaced Country Girl! Kayla stole it from me and wore it to a show we did together a couple of weekends ago for Monmouth Junior League. Isn't it great? I love the way she placed the fabric in different directions - it's a great design, really well sewn, and Kay commented the pocket was very handy for the calculator! (which we continually misplace during shows and then fly into a panic when we can't find it to calculate the sales tax). Thank you Toi, we love that apron!! If you would like to see more fabulouso designs, do check out her Etsy shop! These would make a very cute gift for mom for Mother's Day!
Now back to the cabbage patch dance - which btw way NOBODY does better than my college roommate Becca. So funny.... I wish she'd upload a video on you tube b/c she's the BEST at it! Have a feeling we won't be getting that anytime soon! So you'll just have to take my word on it :)Have a great Thur! xo, Brie
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Here is the funniest preinterview I have EVER seen in my life. Who cares... he's cute ;) xo, Brie
Bottom 3 will be Syesha, Jason (sniffle), and Brooke fo shiz! I'm done predicting who will go home b/c I'm always wrong. Off to light a candle for my cute Jason ;)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Back in the 70's I had a huge crush on Shaun Cassidy. Who didn't? Looking back I think I must have drinking too much koolaid b/c I do not see now what I did then! No offense of course to Shaun who I am certain has held up well and lost the tight pants and feathers. I loved the Hardy Boys and his lame bubble gum pop music - horrendous!
This takes the cake though.... I BEGGED for this shirt for of all things - my FIRST COMMUNION! Mom and Dad were the best and got it for me!
Thankfully both my taste in men and music have improved ;) xo, Brie
I'll see if I can't rustle up one of his many fantastic hits on you tube later but the site is down..... divine intervention perhaps?
ETA: No such luck folks! I chose this fantastic song "Hey Deanie" accompanied by the most awesome Shaun slideshow I think I've ever seen! Comes complete with fluttering hearts! xoxox
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I was tagged to list six unimportant things about myself by The Preppy Lizard
1) You link back to the person who tagged you.
2) Post these rules on your blog.
3) Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4) Tag six random people at the end of your entry.
5) Let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs
When I go to eat at a restaurant (fancy or casual) - I am very happy with appetizers over a real entree
Chris Guest is my movie hero. I could seriously watch Best in Show, Spinal Tap, and Waiting for Guffman all day, everyday. I laugh at the same parts everytime too. God loves a terrier... yes he does
A morning without coffee is completely out of the question - ever.
Converse lowtops are my favorites sneakers and I love they way they look with jeans.
I hate beets - loathe, despise, can't look at em, can't smell em without gagging.
Ok, here's the part where I really suck... I am bad at tagging. So - I tag you, you, you, you, and you (stole that from Jules....... cute, right? :) xo, Brie
1. David Archuleta - technically this guy is perfect. I believe he may not be human. He has the whole package: great voice, nice personality, and cute looking. My only problem with David is that I am not into his style of music. I imagine his album cover being him with his arms outstretched on the top of a mountain, with some wispy clouds overhead and maybe a dove flying by or something? He's going for inspirational singer, but I'm not feeling inspired. He's really great - just not for me.
2. Carly - she looked great last night. That scolding from Simon on her style really lit a fire under her. The dress was perfect on her! Figure flattering and long sleeved (I am not sure all of America is into the inked sleeve look either, so covering them up may be wise). I think she also has a great voice, very pretty, love that Irish accent. She sang well, the competition is tough and she is not going to win. Your husband's tatooed face is scaring me a little!
3. Syesha - I thought you had an advantage last night since you and Mariah sing similar in a similar genre. Again great voice, super pretty... kind of boring.
4. Brooke - I love Brooke, I think she is real - I don't find her shticky. The radio hosts around here skewered her this morning for being annoying, talking too much, and not singing well. I happen to disagree, I liked her but I love that unplugged acoustic sound. Is she the next American Idol? Probably not, but I still like her. Um, why did she miss her sister's wedding?? That was ridiculous!
5. Kristy Lee - Getting better and better. Now she's giving a Patsy Cline vibe which I really like. Chance on winning this is equal to a snowball in Hades. I have never seen such perfectly straight teeth!
6. David Cook - Judges loved him! I found him a little wedding singerish at the very beginning of the song but then he brought it. I like my Fall Out Boy lead sing look alike. I do believe he may win! Either way he'll be fine.
7. Jason - Oh Jason, I am so biased now it's ridiculous. LOVE him. He's the whole package - even his goofiness is growing on me. Last night wasn't my favorite for him, but I liked it enough. Randy's luau reference made me laugh b/c it was kind of true, but Paula and Simon loved it so I hope he sticks around. The stage was dark, so I couldn't be sure... but was my boy wearing a Jersey Tuxedo? That was definitely him giving me a shout out! :)
Ok, who's going home??? Probably Carly or Syesha. I'll say Syesha for the 4th week a row!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I have lots of things to blog like an awesome new apron I just got, a fun Keeks and Brie show we had this weekend, my 20th high school reunion (that I had to miss), 6 weird things about me (only 6?), some McDonalds happy meal toys and creative fun you can make for yourself with them, hi jinx you can have with a "write in" section on a ballot, a cheeky little sock monkey who is on holiday and will be stopping by here for a stay, along with numerous other tips and tricks on how to completely overextend yourself, paralyze yourself with fear and fret, and get nothing done all at once ;) Stay tuned.... xo, Brie
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
I love this clip of Paula dancing along like a crazed groupie (hang in there she turns it up around 1:08 in, so funny).... who am I kidding, I would have been RIGHT there with her :) xo, Brie
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Notice no spoilers for our friends in different time zones......but seriously WHAT THE?????????
ok, I'm off to go do the ugly cry ;)
We had a great time and got to do lots on my wish/to do list. Only things we missed were Liam's and Mashpee Commons but I spend plenty of time and money at both stops in the summer so not to worry! Dad if you are reading, please send me some pics you took during our stay (my camera was MIA in the car the whole time and remains unfound) thank you!
So now I'm off to do the not so fun stuff that comes with going away for a few days like... laundry, unpacking the car, and going through mail. Blah blah boring - really hate it!
Can't wait for American Idol tonight :) I think it's bye bye Syesha, but I've been saying that for awhile now! As long as it's not my precious Jason...... xo, Brie
Thanks again Mom and Dad!!! We had a great time xoxoxo B
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
My man Jason knocked it out of the park tonight on American Idol, don't you think? I love that version of the song. I could not have been prouder of my little Jason!
If I had to choose a bottom 3 - I'd say Kristy Lee, Carly, and Syesha but tonight is Idol gives back so I'm pretty sure everyone is safe, right? Remember last year when they gave poor Jordan Sparks a heart attack and left her thinking that she was the one who would be leaving. That was so mean!
Hope you are having a great Wednesday too :) xo, Brie
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Chelada..... mmmmmmmm............... yes you are reading right Bud Light mixed with Clamato. For those of you unfamiliar with Clamato - it's a blended drink of just what it sounds like... Clam juice and tomato juice - gak!
They of course had to buy it and describe it as "worse than you can possibly imagine!" I suggest you stock up on these for your next party! It makes me want to dry heave just thinking about it! The party will be over before it even begins :) Salud! xo, Brie
Monday, April 7, 2008
Now for ebay Monday! Remember these? Village Lip Lickers!! They are the lip smackers that came in the sliding tin. I really loved the ones that had the 2 strips of lip balm in them like the lemon lime and cherry coke! These go for SERIOUS money on ebay... I knew I should have saved those!
Happy Monday! xo, Brie
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Although a little bit chilly, I love this time of year at the Cape!! Mostly because it isn't so crowded. Hopefully there will be tons of great pieces of undiscovered sea glass for us so we can add them our jar when we get home! Check out that giant yellow piece in the back - that is a prized possession Kay found last summer!!! Very rare!
Some of my "to do" list includes (in no particular order)
- Paul's Pizza
- Christmas Tree Shop
- Mashpee Commons
- Dairy Queen
- Seafood Sam's
- Liam Maguires
You may have guessed by now I love to eat and shop - sometimes at the same time! You'll be pleased to know I am planning to blog while on location so see ya Monday - I need to pack ;) xo, Brie
Friday, April 4, 2008
lovin me some vintage mullet sporting U2!! Best Irish export next to Guinness ;)
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
First let me start off with - I love Dolly Parton. I think she is very sweet, talented, and smart with an amazing business sense. I admire so much about her. All this being said, I do hate to say it, I found the show a little S L O W last night. I don't understand why they have to keep devoting an entire show to one particular artist. I like the wider range shows like pick any song from your birth year, or the 60's, 70's etc etc.
Here is the rundown in order of appearance along with my prediction of who will get das boot tonight (if you are reading regularly, you will know this means nada, my track record has been dismal this season)
1. Brooke - Ok. Nothing spectacular... but have a seat, you are safe!
2. David Cook - you have a great voice. Little Sparrow was a snoozefest! I heard you went to the hospital last night after the show for heart palpitations?
will! I do believe you have nabbed your BFF sittin in the audience almost every week Danny's fans and that was huge for you. I have finally cracked the code why you get to stay week after week!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
So after scrambling all morning, I decided to take Ms. C to lunch at Friendlys so weren't getting in the way of the ladies. We were all dressed, just had to do her hair and remembered I had not written the check to the cleaning ladies. Ran downstairs, wrote the check, went back upstairs to find this...... This is the covergirl lasting lipstick, it's basically stain. If you are interested in trying the brown tint over your forehead, that is Benefit Hoola ground into her eyebrows. You don't even want to see the brush she used. Needless to say we are not going to Friendlys now and I am so sad because I was really psyched for an 8000 calorie buffalo chicken salad. Boo hoo hoo xo, Brie