The second reason is that my back was feeling all crummy, and I reeeeeeeeally wanted to go to yoga. This is the first time since re-committing last week that I've actually WANTED to go, so I figure I shouldn't let American Idol stand in the way of that and just go to friggen' class. I got to pick out a free yoga outfit ($88 value! FREE!) because they gave all the work studies a gift certificate for free outfits. Mine is pretty :) And class was SO PACKED yesterday. More full than I've ever seen that room, I had to squeeze into my spot which was pretty much the front row (where I never like to be because then everyone's looking at you). But class was great, I felt great, I didn't sit out of anything, and my back bends were all "HOLY CRAP I NEVER KNEW MY SPINE COULD DO THAT" kinds of awesome. I'd go again today if it weren't for Coffee Haus, I've been craving a Dr. Pepper creamer* all week. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
I guess there's actually a third reason, that's not so much a "reason" as "vaguely stupid tradition", but I've never in the history of AI caught the first episode for one reason or another.
I DID HAVE MY MOM TIVO IT, SO IT'S OKAY, I'LL GET TO SEE IT. This will be the first year I'll actually SEE the first episode. So that's something, at least!
Plus, it's just the auditions. It doesn't start getting really good until Hollywood week when the actual competition starts. I know some people that watch only the auditions because they just like watching Simon make fun of the bad people, but I don't really prefer that at all. I watch the auditions because I like catching early glimpses of the folks I'm about to become very familiar with, and see if I can't pick out the future idol from these "humble beginnings", but I hate watching the shitty people, since I know they were only pushed through to be teased. That's the one thing I hate about the show.
WORD OF THE DAAAAAAAAAAY!
neezled: A little drunk or intoxicated.
Used in a sentance by ME: "It's a good thing I only got neezled last night. Any more, and I would have felt crapulous this morning."
On this date in 1920, the legislative ban on alcoholic beverages in America, commonly known as Prohibition, went into effect. Ironically, Sir Walter Raleigh, who is credited with personally introducing tobacco into England, might well have supported such a policy, writing once: "It were better for a man to be subject to any vice than to drunkenness, for all other vanities and sins are recovered, but a drunkard will never shake off the delight of beastliness. For the longer it posesseth a man the more he will delight in it, and the older he groweth the more he shall be subject to it, for it dulleth the spirits and destroyeth the body as ivy doth the old tree." More than half a century earlier, in 1876, Mark Twain predicted the uselessness of such laws in a letter: "Prohibition only drives drunkenness behind doors and into dark places, and does not cure it or even diminish it."
*What is a Dr. Pepper creamer? DELICIOUS. Make your own! I watched them make mine, it's not that hard. You take a 32 oz cup (I'm guessing here, it's about that size) and fill it with about one third ice. Then, fill it until it is two thirds full with Dublin Dr. Pepper. (You could use regular Dr. Pepper but I GUARANTEE YOU it's not as delicious.) Then, fill the rest of the cup with half and half, take a sip, and dissolve with happiness.