Thursday, February 19, 2009

AI Results, Great Friends, and My Birthday!

AI:
*Dude. Ryan! This is a family show --what is up with the innuendos?! I wanted to slap his face.
*I really enjoyed the Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" rendition. It's amazing how good they all sound together! Too bad half of them can't go it alone. *sniff
*Blah, blah, blah. I don't really like all the talk about how everyone "felt" and how they "feel" and what they "think" and what's on their "minds" and if they "agreed" with the "judges"...
*Hooray! I knew Alexis would get in. But they are making her sing again!? What the!? Lame. Huh. It's actually better than last night. Good! That means she should be in the Top 12.
*Aww, Ricky was good. So sad.
*I love that Anoop! I'm so sad Michael got through and not Noop Dawg. *sniff*sniff. But hey! That means two of my predictions were right on, yo!
*But, umm...what about Danny?? I'm so nervous!
*MICHAEL JOHNS!! I LOVE MICHAEL JOHNS! What a treat to see him again. ~sigh~ He has a single coming out?! Oh, wow, wow, wow...
Not that I like him or anything...Ahem...
Carly looks great, btw. And they sound really good together!
Oh, that Michael. He's just awesome! Or just cute. And I'm okay with that.
*Duuuuuude...if it's Tatiana OVER Danny, I will freak out. Freak. Out. Although, hey! Either way, I would have been right. I still want Danny to go through, though...
*YEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
*Poor Tatiana. She's got her 15 minutes of fame. She'll be okay. I hope.

Look at me, people! I predicted the Top 3. Don't expect such perfection each week, though!

P.S. How much you wanna bet Tatiana becomes a Wild Card!?
P.P.S. #2 was very sad that Tatiana did not get in. "She's my favorite!" says my own drama queen. Figures.
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Tuesday night was a much needed GNO. My friend Michelle and I went out for Thai food. The best part (besides eating fabulous Thai food) was the conversation, and finding myself with another kindred spirit (yep, it was all Anne-like. Except with craziness!).
Michelle, you rock. We'll do Indian Food next month!
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My awesome friend Amanda just sent me the sweetest note and cutest handmade bookmark in the mail today. Thank you, Amanda! I love it. And I think you are a great friend, too!
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One week from today, dear reader, I will be 30 years old. Thirty years!
Where did the time go?
Unlike many people I've met, I'm actually looking forward to my thirties. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I like myself now. I understand life a bit better. I'm also more self-aware as to what I want in life, and I have more self-control over my raging rages. I'm also in a healthier place physically, as well as mentally (yes, even though I'm in therapy. Why else to you think I'm in a healthier place?). My only question is this: Why couldn't I have been 30 for the last 10 years?!

To celebrate this amazing milestone in my life (one of many, I'm sure), I planned something awesomely fun. Next weekend I'm meeting up with some fabulous blogging buddies in the great city of Las Vegas! [Well, okay, Las Vegas was kind of the central place to meet; the city itself was not a reason to go.] We've been planning it for a good while now (6 months?) and I'm getting pretty excited. But how could someone not be excited about a Girl's Only weekend with awesome blogging buddies?! I'll be sure to give you the whole run-down and post pictures after it happens, okay?

Ooh! But here's the best part: since I feel somewhat guilty that not all of us can hang out together for a weekend (wouldn't that be awesome?), I've decided to have a Super Birthday Give-a-way!
Da da-da-daaaa!
But I'm not going to tell you about it right now. Look for the post on Monday --I promise you will love it (and at least 3 of you will win)!

How did you feel when you turned 30? Or are you looking forward to your thirties? What did you think of the AI results show? Do you have awesome friends in your life?

15 comments:

flip flop mama said...

So wait, Anoop didn't go through?? Bummer! I'm glad about Alexis and Danny though. Yay for Vegas! I'm looking forward to my 30's. I think they will be an interesting decade.

Amanda D said...

I'm not thirty yet, so I don't know how I feel about it, but I don't dread it.

I have awesome friends, but unfortunately they are all far away from me. :(

I'm so jealous of your Vegas trip. It sounds wonderful! Enjoy it.

Annette Lyon said...

Happy (almost) birthday! I loved turning 30, as you already know.

Not looking forward to 40, though.

bythelbs said...

I'm totally looking forward to my 30s. Can't wait.

And isn't getting a handmade bookmark in the mail one of the best things ever?

blogging and bliss~ said...

Loved your impressions from Idol. I would have screamed if Tatiana got through. I hated her. She was such a drama girl. I know they only kept her on because she was good TV. Right there with you about all the FEELING crap! Enough I just want to hear them sing...
Looking forward to my 30th in Oct. I am trying to get healthier. I heard it is harder to do in your 30's...

Rachel and Nathan Fisher said...

I totally agree with you about 30. Not freaking out. Actually looking forward to it. It feels right. I don't feel like a twenty-something anymore (of course, my sisters will tell you that I was born 80 years old ...)

Anyway - Happy Birthday next week - and I may be coming out for a quick trip to Utah next week and I would LOVE to see you (and Julie and Kim and anyone else up for an impromptu BHS 97 reunion evening)!! I'm coming to help some friends I used to work with so I'll be super busy during the days, but I will snag an evening and come see you if you are up for it! It would be grand to catch up in "real life!" When do you leave for Vegas? I think I'm coming in on Tuesday and leaving Saturday, but the details are still a little bit up in the air ----

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

I felt the same way as you when I turned 30 a few months ago...and I'm still liking 30. :)

I'm glad Alexis made it, I think Danny might win the whole enchilada, and Michael Sarver has that big teddy bear thing going for him...but, oh boy, you know how I'll miss my beautiful Anoop. :(

Vegas, Baby! I can't wait. And, heck yes, I have the AWESOMEST friends. <3

Cardalls said...

My 30's have been a great time..I am 7 years into them and I love it, but I am with Annette and am not looking forward to the big 4-0!

madhousewife said...

I don't remember turning 30. But then, I don't remember turning 37 either.

I think when I turned 30, I was hoping that people might finally take me seriously. But that was just a dream. Now that I'm pushing 40, I don't even want to be taken seriously anymore.

Alison Wonderland said...

I've discussed being 30 so I'll skip that.

I'm still sad about next weekend and for a minute this week I thought I could do it after all, but alas, it was not to be.

Cheryl said...

Alison-
Dude! Don't get my hopes up like that, only to dash them to pieces... *sniff

mad-
I hadn't thought of it that way before --do I want to be taken seriously? Hmmm...must ponder...

Cardalls-
The 40's really can't be so bad. They can't! I hope I can be happy about 40 as I am about 30. If only for all the experience and wisdom I've gained, right?

Mother-
Oh, Anoop. Sigh. Maybe he'll be a wild card!
And I'm looking forward to it, too!

Rachel-
I can't wait to see you! And your sisters are right --you are an "old soul". :) But this is a good thing!

blogging and bliss-
I have heard that it is harder to lose weight after the age of 30. However, that's not to say you can't do it! I would think having had a lot of babies before the 30's would play more into it. But I could be wrong...

Bythelbs-
Hahahaha! I so love you and your delusions...

Annette-
Thanks! Try to see 40 like you did 30. It's another decade of wonderfulness under your belt!

Amanda-
I know. I'm sad you can't go... :( And I'm sad your friends are far away, too...

Flip Flop-
Nope, no Anoop. But yes, Danny and Alexis have much promise! Hooray!

Susan M said...

My husband predicted as soon as he saw Tatiana and Danny at the end of the back row that they'd narrow it down to those two and then Danny would win. He also thought the producers did it on purpose hoping Tatiana would throw a hissy fit when she lost.

I felt like I was in my 30s all through my 20s, so when I turned 30, I felt like I'd finally arrived.

Michelle Walker said...

Cheryl,

I just barely caught up with your last couple of posts. I just got home from enrichment--so NOT uplifted! I know it was uplifting, but nobody sat next to me like I smelled or have the plague! (you are completely exempt from ever making me feel this way because I know you love me from across the room) It just seems to happen every Sunday in Relief Society or at Enrichment. SO it made my evening like, a solid 80% better to know you enjoyed my company as much as I enjoyed yours! And don't send me chocolates and kleenex or anything, I'll be ok. ;)

Never A True Aggie said...

I missed AI last night, but am glad with the choices. I agree about Ryan. How creepy! I was hoping this year they would tone him down a bit.

Also, 30 is not so bad, but I do find it harder to lose weight, have energy and generally get around. But, I do like that I am not so worried about things as much, I don't take everything so seriously and people listen to me a little more.

Cheryl said...

Susan-
Tell your husband he's a genius. I'm gonna look for clues like that next week!

Michelle-
That's because people are idiots. And if it helps, I've noticed the exact same thing happening to me many, many weeks. If it wasn't for Liz or you, I would probably sit alone every week. Here's the rub: I don't even care anymore! Oh, and I agreed with you on the picky eaters...and the toilets. :)

Never-
See, and I'm starting to think that liking ourselves and not caring what other people think is better than a great body. I think that's part of the maturity, too!