First off let me just say that both Kris and Adam are extremely talented singers and both deserve their top two spots. Actually, I would have taken either Kris or Danny in the top two next to Adam and been happy because Danny is also great. But, hands down, I think that Adam should win this season.

When I think “American” Idol I think of somebody that can sing well in any number of genres and while Kris has a fantastic voice, if you take him out of his comfort zone, he struggles. Adam can sing whatever you throw at him, make it his own, add in some creative theatrics and keep pretty much any audience entertained.

That said, I’ve been pretty disgusted with the mainstream media lately (I’ll save my John & Kate rant for another post but seriously, you have 8 kids and try not to come across as a complete bitch sometimes! OMGSERIOUSLY!) and the fact that this season has become more about OMG IS ADAM GOING TO BE THE FIRST “OUT” GAY IDOL!? When it should be OMG THIS GUY IS THE BEST SINGER IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHOW.

I wanted to know a bit more about his background today so I googled his name and 6 of the 14 links were either news stories or blog posts questioning his sexuality and I sat there and got even more pissed than I already was about this topic. HALF the stories. When searching for Kris Allen 0 of 14 were about the fact that he’s a STRAIGHT MAN and 1 was about ADAM being gay. I honestly can’t even believe that it’s 2009 and this is still happening because here’s the thing: HOW HE CHOOSES TO “TUNE HIS ROD” HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW WELL HE SINGS! Frankly, I’m embarrassed for “America” that this even has to be addressed.

I also love how people use the “eyeliner” issue to dance around the “gay” issue without actually addressing it directly. Like, “He wears EYELINER. THAT’s not right! I can’t vote for a guy that wears EYELINER. Eww.”

Male singers/groups I know off the top of my head that wear eyeliner/makeup:
Ozzy Osbourne
My Chemical Romance
Pete Wentz
Bret Michaels

You get the idea. All of them have HUGE male followings. So seriously, people. Stop being bigoted assholes and just ENJOY THE MUSIC.

Anyway, TEAM ADAM all the way and I still have high hopes for a few of the Idols. All in all, this year was one of the best and I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of a few of the top 12 in the future.


Yesterday on the way home:

Me: I bet it will be SO GOOD.
Ben: Yeah, it will be answers to some of the questions, twists you’d never expect and will end with a cliffhanger!
Me: So… It will be like every other episode but twice a long.
Ben: …
Me: It’s going to be the same thing as always, BUT LONGER. I’m totally not even going to bother watching.
Me: I WON’T!

But really, if you are a fan of the show, you’ll be tuned in. If you aren’t a fan of the show YOU ARE DEAD TO ME!

I’ll be ignoring the Interwebz tonight to avoid spoilers for LOST and Idol (TEAM ADAM!) and just wanted to give all my peeps a heads up. I think people get a little worried on an Idol night when I’m not TweetYelling at Paula. But really, she’s JUST NOW admitting to drug use?! REALLY!?



The End

Lady in White

Once upon a time, 1988 to be exact, when I was an innocent 10 year old child that knew nothing of the world but flowers and rainbows and cute little puppy faces and always told the truth and kept my room clean and did all my homework without being asked, I was visiting my dad and Cherie and they laughed in the face of cute puppy dogs and shook their fists at rainbows and thought that innocent little girls were, like, totally overrated.

So they took me to see Lady in White. And my life spiraled out of control and not long after I stopped doing my homework and started smoking in the girls room and MY INNOCENCE WAS LOST FOREVER AND EVER.


It did completely scare the everliving shit out of me though. I vaguely remember trying to be all cool and making sure there was a seat between ME and THEM lest anybody in the theater actually think that I was there with my PARENTS! CAN YOU IMAGINE!? And by the end of the movie I was practically curled up in a fetal position on my dad’s lap because I was SCARED OUT OF MY MIND!

They still bring this movie up from time to time at dinners and family parties and I can just tell by the sly little grins that they got a complete kick out of my reaction to the movie. And looking back, and as the parent of a 10 year old girl, I have to admit, I kinda get that.

But still…

Have I mentioned that to this day, I HATE scary movies? Ben and Cassidy love them and I love that they share that bond but NOTHANKYOU I will NOT watch that movie with you two!

Cassidy: Mom, it’s all FAKE.
Me: I KNOW THAT! I just don’t want to watch THAT movie.
Cassidy: Because you are SCARED!
Me: No, I just don’t want to watch that stupid movie!
Cassidy: Whatever.
Ben: *laugh*

Clearly you can see who the adults in this household are.

So, today I get a knock on the door and a Barnes and Noble package with my name on it and I get all giddy and excited and I open it and it’s…


Enclosed is the message:

“A blast from the past. Enjoy Mother’s Day! Make a memory for Cassidy. 🙂 Love Dad and Cherie”

So I emailed them right away:

*insert horror movie scream here*

Anna Hirsch
to Mike, Cherie, Benjamin

I don’t know if you know this but I have a very small barrier between mentally sane and COMPLETELY WHACKED OUT NUTJOB and sending movies that traumatized me as a child MIGHT NOT HELP STRENGTHEN THAT BARRIER!

But still… It’s pretty much the most awesome gift ever!! We’ll have to wait till it’s really dark, make a big bowl of popcorn and hopefully Cassidy doesn’t mind when I want to sit in her lap.

Thank you guys for an awesome, and very thoughtful, gift! 🙂

So thank you dad and Cherie! It really is an awesome gift and I’m sure that all three of us will enjoy it.

And I’ll be forwarding the bill for the resulting therapy session to you guys.

I’m banned to the house, bored, sick, tired and hacked too.

Just a quick note to let you know that somehow aflux was molested and impregnated with some kind of malicious spawn. Ben and a few others were getting blocked from the site. I removed as much of the code as I could find but in the end, I was not able to get it all and had to completely dump the database, delete pretty much my entire FTP directory then started all over. Reinstalled WordPress, changed all the passwords, my database name, username and table prefix then imported all the data back in and OMG FUCK YOU HACKERS.

Anyway, I think I have things pretty much back to where they should be but until I can get around to reinstalling all the necessary plugins and doodads that make things run around here there are going to be some problems. I worked on it for a good chunk of the day today between the moaning from the sore throat and the fever induced delirium and jackhammer pounding away in my sinus cavity.

I don’t think I have the swine flu but they’ve pretty strictly enforced a DON’T BRING YOUR SICK ASS HERE policy since the scare started and that means I’m banned to the house, bored, sick, tired and hacked too.

Hope you all are doing well and things will, hopefully, be all well here in the next few days too.