Building on top of an earlier rant – (link here ) – I noticed something else about cell phone usage that drives me crazy. This one is easy to spot and you can check it out pretty much anywhere you go any more.
I think we may have gone just a little too far with cell phone usage and common manners. Go to any local Mall and you’ll see what I mean for this first one. This is one of my favorites because I usually only see it with teenagers. What makes it all the more fun to watch is how teenagers typically think they are way to cool for anything and know absolutely everything. Don’t argue with me here on this one – I was a teenager once and I’m sure I was the exact same way. They hit the Mall in groups. Let’s say there is a group of 7 teens walking together through the Mall. Look closely. At least 2 of them will be on cell phones to other people. Usually more. I’m being generous here. They are so cool and bored with everything and everyone that they can’t even stand talking to each other.
Another peeve about cell usage is public places – like restaurants. It’s going to happen. Your cell phone is going to ring while at dinner eventually. Is it really such a big deal to excuse yourself and get up and leave the table to take the call in the lobby or outside? Do you have to sit at your table so that we can all hear your conversation? What about the poor person sitting with you that you are now ignoring? Rude.
Since I was traveling this week I got to see a lot of usage on the plane. Yes, the plane. It seems to be a big deal to walk on to a plane using your cell and then you need to make sure to stay on it until the last possible minute when they tell you to turn off all portable electronics and cell phones. It’s the same thing when the wheels of the plane touch the ground. What’s the deal with that? Why do the rest of us have to hear your conversation? Don’t people realize how loud they are when they are on their cell phones? Rude.
We’ve lost our common decency and ability to be polite anymore. I blame a lot of it on the convenience of technology. But just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should.
I was out of town all week and didn’t get to see any of the American Idol shows until last night. Diana’s one song said it all – Don’t cry out loud, just keep it inside, you almost had it all. Fantasia did a great job and deserved to win. She’ll make a great American Idol. Diana wasn’t really singing at all – she was shouting.
It’s amazing how far they drag out these shows. It really could have been over in 30 minutes. Did they really need to stretch it out for 2 hours? Everyone else that came back to sing did a pretty good job as well. I agree with Simon that Fantasia is the best singer they have ever had. I used to feel that Kelly was the best, but after hearing her sing, it hit me that she is a good singer, but not a great one. Fantasia should have the staying power to be around for a long time. She has a lot of soul to her voice and reminds me of a combination of Macy Gray and a young Aretha Franklin.
We saw Shrek 2 today with a bunch of the family from ages 4 – 70+. Every one of us was laughing out loud. If you liked the
first one, you will definitely like this one. I thought it was as good, if not better, than the original. That rarely happens.
It looks like talent finally won over sympathy as Jasmine got voted off of American Idol tonight.
Here’s your final two:
1 – Fantasia Barrino 2 – Diana DeGarmo
Diana lost the coin toss and will sing first. Should be a decent show. I’m sure they’ll drag it out about 6 more hours and 100 more commercials than necessary. We’ll find out – after the break. Blindsquirrel out.
Fantasia was much, much, much better than the other two singers tonight. So here’s your chance America, do the right thing and vote on talent, not on sympathy. Hawaii, you may be a beautiful state that stands behind its people, but come on already, it’s time for Jasmine to go. Base your vote on talent and I think you’ll agree.
Here’s how I think it went – based on talent…
1 – Fantasia Barrino 2 – Diana DeGarmo 3 – Jasmine Trias
You honestly sent home the person with more talent than the other 3 contestants combined?! You know, maybe Elton was right, maybe it is racial. Jennifer had a ton of talent. La Toya, however, had it all. As I have said before, my votes were based on talent. Apparently the rest of you were curled up on the couch with a crack pipe and your cell phone hitting redial over and over, voting for people that have the least amount of talent. Unbelievable. This show was supposed to give people a chance to be discovered. It’s now become a joke and they should seriously consider if there should even be another season. Charge people to vote. You won’t get nearly as many votes, but at least you won’t get as many people screwing with the voting while taking a hit off the pipe.
Here’s how it went down tonight: 1 – Diana DeGarmo 2 – Jasmine Trias 3 – Fantasia Barrino
4 – La Toya London
My guess of how well people did, with the one that should be voted off, based on performance.
1 – Diana DeGarmo 2 – Fantasia Barrino 3 – La Toya London 4 – Jasmine Trias
Tough night for Jasmine. Although I think Diana probably did the best, I still don’t think she is the American Idol. La Toya was kind of boring tonight, but then again, I thought they were all pretty boring tonight.