Thursday, May 17, 2007

Goodbye, Melinda (for now)

I was surprised and truly saddened when Melinda was sent home from American Idol last night. She has been my favorite ever since she walked through the doors to audition. No one else seemed to come close to her passion onstage, and I always found her likeable and genuine. I didn't always like the songs she chose (usually I had never heard them), but she made me want to listen anyway. If she makes a CD with songs similar to "I'm a Woman" and "Nutbush City Limits," I will probably buy it. Although I like Jordin and Blake, certain things about their personalities start to get on my nerves after a while. Now that Melinda's gone, I have little interest in who actually wins. Not that it matters! I think all three are headed for record deals, and we'll see how possible careers pan out after that.

This is the first time in a long time I've actually gotten into watching much TV at all. But other than American Idol (which I don't really like on its own merits--it just depends on the people), Mark and I watch a few shows with some regularity: Heroes, Bones, and House. I'm not quite as enamored with House, but if we start watching it, we usually finish out the episode. I look forward to Bones and try not to miss it, and we clear our Monday nights for Heroes. I also like The Office and Scrubs, but usually by Thursday we're kind of sick of the TV and we find something else to do. I wish NBC would schedule The Office and Scrubs right before Heroes to make my life more convenient. :) Now hopefully the networks don't do anything stupid, like schedule Bones at the same time as Heroes. Luckily many networks now appear to make their shows available on the Internet after they air, so I guess we could make do.

So anyway, with nine days left until the marathon, it's time to start obsessing over the weather on race day in Traverse City. It appears that I need have no worries on that count yet:

Sat
May 26
Partly Cloudy
69°/47° 10%
10 Comfortable

Let's hope that holds.
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