Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cold, Idol, and Airlines

 

I know that the upcoming holiday weekend is supposed to be warm, and it can't come soon enough for me. In the meantime, I would like to indulge myself in a little whining.

Here it is, May 21st, and it's still too cold to sit outside! I'm sitting here in comfy pants, a T-shirt, a fleece jacket...and slippers! We've had a solid week of below-normal temperatures, and I'm ready for some HEAT. That's one of the reasons our Florida trip is sounding so good right now--mid to high 80's where we're going, and plenty of chances to lay on the beach and soak up some sun. I got so chilled after Ken left for work this morning that Sheeba and I curled up and slept back-to-back for a little warmth. The sunshine is beautiful, but it's definitely not as warm as it looks. And the furnace came on a few minutes ago! ACK!

Okay. Whining is done.

So did you watch "American Idol" last night? We voted for Cook, but we don't think he's going to win. We had to give Archuleta credit for really bringing it (dawg) last night--he was in it to win it. Cook did well, but frankly, Archuleta out-sang him. I tend to approach it from the same direction as Simon: marketability and sales. Would I buy one of Cook's CD's? Yes. One of Archuleta's? Probably not in a million years. I think he has a great voice, but it's generally not my style and not what I'm looking for when it comes to popular music. (But then I just burned a Kid Rock CD yesterday, so I may not be the best person to ask.)

I'll be very surprised if Cook wins, but if he doesn't, I hope he won't be too disappointed. I think he's got a lot of talent, and I'm sure there is a contract in his future. Chris Daughtry didn't win either, but his CD kicks ass.

There was just a story on NBC Nightly News about how American Airlines is going to start charging $15 per checked bag. Criminy. We're already planning to drive to Florida next year, and I'm glad. I think we're on the verge of having flights be out of reach for all but a select few. Ken occasionally has to go to Columbus, Ohio for business trips, and when he checked into the cost the other day, with the times he'd need to fly, the ticket was over $1000. (That's correct--THREE zeroes.) I predict that the tourist trade is going to take a hard hit in the next couple of years. Invest accordingly.

4 comments:

jjdolfin9 said...

Everybody's taste is different.  I would buy David A.'s CD but not Cook's.  Just a matter of what kind of music you like better I guess.  Cook won but they are both winners and will both do well.  BTW, I have been outside the last 2 days...80's here.
Hugs, Joyce

eml625 said...

I don't see the attraction  with David A. I think he sounds nasally and not clear at all.
I'm glad David C. won,  he's older, and doesnt have that stage dad drama either.
I cannot believe the airlines and charging for the luggage. No one is going to want to travel anywhere/any how /any more !!!

Ellen

queeniemart said...

Simon and the other judges KNEW that a 17 yr old boy who can barely put two words together in interviews without his dad standing beside him was not going to sell a million CD's and i know they are happy Cook won. My rocker chick Amanda seemed to want to run off and seeing Michael Johns come back and sing "The Letter" with Carly made me realize why i never really cared about who won after they voted him off. He was better than Archuleta by miles, in my book.
HUGS

rdautumnsage said...

I have a ton of plants to plant as soon as the frigging weather cooperates..At this rate who knows. It's so weird having the heat on at night. Hopefully I can get outside and get some planting and sun tomorrow...I miss the sun...(Hugs) Indigo