A "real" blog post is coming soon. For now I'm just doing some memes.
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo
Here are the icons Elizabeth picked for me:
Big Mike/Crystal: My two favorites from season 9 :) I love this picture. I feel like Big Mike was the big brother/dad to everyone and Crystal was, of course, Mamasox. Therefore, we have the cutest piggy back picture of life.
Siobhan: This girl completly blew me away on tour. Her set is powerful, passionate, and (imo) a step above everyone else. She is a true performer. I hope she gets picked up soon because I can't stand the thought of her fading away.
GAGA: This picture is from the Grammy's...Gaga has had quite the year! She is one of my biggest inspirations creativly, because she just does whatever she wants. And yes, I am one of those people who thinks she is a genius. Sorry if you disagree. I love her. I love what she has done for people. I love her music. How wonderful life is now that Gaga's in the world :)
Jason Castro: One of my favorite Idols, ever. I absolutley love his voice and his music. I sometimes forget he was even on Idol, because of my support for him post-show. This picture is from a very raw interview he did about his faith. (another thing I love about him!). He's amazing. You should check out his music like yesterday.
Allison: I have no idea what this picture is from, but I love it. Allison is another one of my fave Idols...and I am very sad that her career has not taken off yet. She has a voice like no other. Homegirl can SANG. I am dying to see her live again. Go get her album!
Picture Meme: Comment saying you want to play and I'll give you a person. Then, you pick ten pictures of that person!
Elizabeth gave me Kelly Clarkson!
1. Choose a picture of the funniest face on your person.
2. Choose a picture of your person eating
3. Choose a picture of your person with an animal
Choose a picture of your person with a member of the opposite sex.
Choose a picture of your favorite outfit on this person.
I'm not sure if this counts, because it's an album cover, but I love this dress more than life.
Choose a picture of your person smiling.
This happened 8 years ago TODAY.
Choose a picture of your person half-naked.
Not posting a bathing suit picture cuz that's creepy. Instead, have a picture of her epic Since U Been Gone performance.
Your person doing an outdoor activity.
Your favorite picture
Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you.
American Idol: Oh God. Where should I begin? Well. I guess with 8 years ago today! Miss Kelly Clarkson was named the first American Idol. Crazy how fast time goes. American Idol has gone from bieng my favorite tv show to a huge part of my life. It's brought me friends, laughter, tears, love, heartbreak, inspiration, change, disappointment. People make fun of AI often...especially those who don't understand what it means to me. All the craziness started Season 6 with Melinda and has gone full speed since then. I love that show, and more importantly I love the memories and friends it has given me.
Concerts: My personal escape from reality. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't go to concerts. Nothing else gives me that feeling. Nothing like screaming the words to my favorite songs at the top of my lungs. I've even gone to concerts alone, because once the music starts I am completly in my own world. I've been lucky these past few months with my favorite artists coming here for low prices. Let's hope that can continue. I'm looking forward to Lady Antebellum and The Rocket Summer in October.
Writing: What to say. Writing fuels me. As Crystal Bowersox told me, "let it out hunny". that's the best way to explain it- there's no other way for me to let out my feelings more perfectly than writing. Journaling, song lyrics, it doesn't matter. As long as I get it out. It's amazing how much better I feel once I can do that. My hope is that one day I can inspire people by my writing.
Michigan: I love my state. Never once have I SERIOUSLY wanted to get out of here (except Nashville). I mean, I hate the winter, but Michigan itself is awesome. From the beautiful northern michigan to the big city. This past year I have grown to fall absolutley in love with the city of Detroit. It's such an amazing place full of treasures. I really wish more people would pay attention to what goes on down there, and lend a helping hand to the struggling parts. Why ignore it? Even if you live in the suburbs, Detroit is your city too. Don't complain about it if you aren't helping.
Kids: "Kids" for me has taken on a whole new age group. I consier the teenagers I was working with this year kids. They were 14-17, but really, just big kids. I was always kind of intimidated of the thought of working with that age group, but this year opened my eyes to the world they live in. They need us. They need YOU to help them. You can't put all this pressure on them and then just not reach out. Save a life by helping out a kid.