American Idol Cures Pain!

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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 1/13/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
So, we probably arent supposed to talk about tv things like this, Im not sure really, but I wanted to share this...
 
I am watching American Idol right now. I know people who HATE it and who are 100% in LOVE with it... Some people only like the actual singing, and some people only like the auditions... I watch it all mostly because I have no other life.
 
But, I notice that not only does it give me something to do, but the auditions can be so bad that I laugh. And, I know that isnt a nice thing to do, but laughter is good for us! tongue   So, does anyone else watch American Idol just so they can get a good laugh...and if you dont, you totally should! Its outrageous! smhair tongue
 
Just thought I would share... anything else you do for a good laugh??
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   Posted 1/13/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   

My mom & I are fanatics. She is the one who got me started. I went to visit her one time and she said the night I got in that we had to watch her show. It ended up being the last 2 weeks of the 1st season. She got me hooked.

Now we call each other after each show to talk about our favorites and laugh. I am really bummed in the Winter and it's really sad that mom & I write on our calendars the first night of American Idol! It is something to look forward to all Winter and I love it. In some stupid way it does make me fill better. 

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   Posted 1/13/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Heard about it but if TV shows have commercials then I'm not interested...unless it's something reallllllly great! That happens maybe twice a year. BUT...I totally agree with you, laughter makes the pain 'go away', or at least redirects your mind and you don't feel it.

One way I get the pain to ease up is to come on the forum and see if I can help somewhere. Keeps me focused and then I don't think about the pain. That's probably why I keep myself so busy...to ignore the pain.

And it's fine to talk about others stuff besides our pain. Look at our daily Koffee Klatch! We just don't want to dominate the forum with it.

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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I almost forgot that it was starting tonight!

Hey, I personally believe that distraction is one of the best medicines we have as fibromites.

Looking forward to my "second" season!!
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   Posted 1/14/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   

My mom, son, hubby and I would all get together and watch American Idol every Tuesday night since the first year it started.  I'm not one for reality shows and am sorry that they have consumed so much of prime time t.v.   Wife Swap?  Oh, please.  Anyway, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in January of 2006.  Before her surgery she was asked by the doctor to write down anything she could think of that they could all do after the operation (she was 78 years old) as she probably wouldn't be able to articulate for a few days.  On her list was 'make sure you put my teeth in my mouth immediately.  Don't look at my feet as I have nail fungus and my big toes look like turtle heads.  Be aware that I pass gas quite often, especially when I cough.  I need  my glasses to see you so please keep them on the bedside table where I can reach them'....and the best...'Make sure I am alert on Tuesday night so I can watch American Idol with my daughter."

Unfortunatley, she died two months later of congestive heart failure and although Idol has never been the same for me, I still watch it and 'talk' to my mom through the whole thing.  I miss her terribly but have grown to appreciate Idol Night with more than amusement, as I know she is with me.

I have the note she wrote to her surgeon in my jewelry box!  It's amazing how we can sometimes feel love and peace through nothing more than a precious memory.

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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 1/14/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   

I am totally hooked on that show........have been since the first season.  I wont make plans on Tues or Wed evening, so I can be home to watch it.

 Its just good clean entertainment.  My brother, who passed away on Nov 13 of this year, was hooked also.  He would call me after every show and we would talk about the contestants.  I will miss that this year cry

Hope this season is as good as all the rest.  And yes, it feels good to laugh


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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/14/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what season I started watching it, fog. I don't get really into it til they get down to about 20. I did watch it last night. Some people will do anything to get a few minutes on TV.
 
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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I am just happy to hear that you all have something to distract you and make you feel good. I too think that distraction is good medicine. I am happy for all of you. Though I haven't watched it, it sounds interesting and I might check it out.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful painfree night.

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Irish Babe
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   Posted 1/14/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   

My DD is hooked on the show, she is watching as we 'speak'. She asked me to watch w/ her yrs ago. I watched the season they had Melinda Doolittle. When she was voted out in 3rd place, that did it for me, haven't watched it since that time.

Donna, your post had me in tears. I have notes like that. I have two that my father wrote to me before he died. One was a silly note he gave me about a bird he wanted me to buy, the last note he wrote to me the day before he died. He wasn't able to speak at that time, but he understood what I said to him. I told him I loved him and I would see him again the next day. He wrote back in very shaky hand ( he always had the most beautiful handwriting) I LOVE YOU. I never saw him alive again. He never liked to say 'goodby' it was always too final. I keep those notes in a ginger jar on my dresser, open them once in awhile. I can still hear his voice at times, especially him singing. It does give you a peaceful feeling.  Just sending a gentle hug your way.

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   Posted 1/14/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
donna, that post was beautiful. thank you for sharing that.

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   Posted 1/14/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Donna: Your post made me want to cry! Thanks for sharing, it was beautiful.

I think American Idol is a great way to be distracted from our every day aches & pains, etc. It is the only reality show I have ever been able to get into. I don't watch much t.v.

My mom, sisters, & I talk on the phone after each show and pick our favorites. They live around 5 hours away, so it is a way to keep in touch and have fun. It really is something I look forward to every Tuesday & Wednesday night. It seems like my days even go better because I am looking forward to watching it that night. What a life!

Hugs!!  Margie


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   Posted 1/15/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I LOVE American Idol! I have watched since Season 1!

I think all Reality TV makes us feel better because our drama can't compare with theirs :-)
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   Posted 1/15/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
i agree, hp! i think that's why i like wife swap so much (sorry, donna! ) that show always has the same two kinds of women on it-one who is a super uptight clean freak who controls everyone around her and one who is sloppy and lazy and makes her hubby do everything for her. everytime i watch it i say to myself (and my hubby!) see! i'm not so bad! at least i fall in the middle of these two extremes lol.
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   Posted 1/15/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay I missed the girl in the bikini that everyone is talking about the other night, I was on phone with GD. Missed a lot of it last night cause I was on phone with GD. My point is if you want distraction I will send you GD. devil
 
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   Posted 1/15/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Marlee,

Had to laugh at your post because it reminded me of my mom. Everyone in the family knows not to call mom when American Idol is on!!! She will let it go to voice mail.

My brother used to tease her and call on American Idol night and pretend he didn't know it was on. (he lives by me and mom and sister's live about 5 hrs. away) He knew that she would always answer the phone for him because they don't get to talk much. After she caught on & quit answering his calls, he started on me. That didn't last long!

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   Posted 1/15/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
HAHA, you all make me laugh. I have to agree, I love reality tv because it makes me feel like my drama can never compare to theirs. :-D

SpringFling, My now-husband was in Iraq last fall and knew to calculate the hours to call before or after biggest loser if he was going to call on Tuesday night and One Tree Hill if it was Monday. Now of course, if he called while they were on, i still answered it. But as soon as i picked up, he would say "oh no! I am so sorry. I interrupted your show" Now he curls up on the couch next to me and we watch them together. Lol.
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   Posted 1/15/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
acscr9 - OMG I ADORE One Tree Hill!!! I had Season One and got seasons 2, 3 & 4 for Christmas. I am so in love with Lucas and just want him to end up with Brooke so bad! I can't stand Peyton!!!

Yeah people know if they call when American Idol is on, I will NOT be picking up. My mom watches it too and we're so addicted to it that once it gets down to the top 10, we are calling each other literally on EVERY commercial break to talk about what we just saw and who should go home. My dad and my boyfriend get so irritated with us lol

Was I the only one crying their butt off last night over the guy whose wife died? OMG, I already want him to win. He was GOOD, too!!


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   Posted 1/15/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe this just proves that tv isnt such a bad thing!

Watching things on tv help me to escape, or at least see things in a different place and see different people...
Im not sure just what it is.. as for reality tv..I love the Real World. Its what it says. Its video cameras that follow the lives of like 7-8(8 this season) people living together in this big house and they always have a ton of drama! This season they are in Brooklyn. I really like seeing the different places... They have been all over the place! But, I just really like watching things on tv...Im fascinated! tongue
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    "Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
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