Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First American Idol Experience

Okay, you don't need to tell me I'm out of touch. I realize that and actually I'm a little proud of it. Until tonight, I had never watched American Idol. I'd seen a few parts last year when we visited friends and they were replaying the final episode that they'd tivoed. However, until tonight I'd never sat down and watched American Idol. I really had no desire. It sounded kind of stupid to me. (Sorry Idol fans.)

However, my dear children wanted to watch it and they wanted me to join them and so I did. Of course I can't watch TV without a project to work on so I had my two address books with me. The old one and the new one that I am copying addresses into. It's a sickness you know. I cannot sit down and watch TV without a project of some sort. Lately I have been updating my photo albums and I usually am working on that (I'll be working on that 'til the cows come home, I fear) but tonight I was up for something different.

So, pencil and address books in hand I watched the entire episode, start to finish for two full hours. That's a long time for me to sit and watch anything. I have to say that for the most part I found it interesting. I'm not sure I'll be able to keep it up throughout the entire season but other than some advertisements, I didn't find it offensive. Thankfully they tape it ahead of time so they can bleep out any bad language. Clean up the gutter talk, people! It doesn't make you sound important. It reveals your character and makes you look like a poor loser.

I don't know how many cities they select contestants from but I think I would go stark raving mad as a judge. No wonder Simon is so crabby if he has to sit through so many lousy auditions. I'm surely not insinuating that I could do any better, but I know better than to even think I should attempt to sing anything a cappella on national TV. I suppose that is what makes the show so interesting for people to watch.

I'll probably watch it again when it comes on if I'm not too busy. If nothing else, my address book project will get done!


Leah Marie said...

Here is your comment. hehe! Just kidding. I liked watching that with you mum. I want to do it again.
<3 Leah Marie

Emily Anne said...

Groovy mom, groovy. ;)