Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Just a few random thoughts before we get started. I am a "fan" of American Idol. I watch the show when I can, and I have some theories...don't we all...
1. When you go for the initial audition, if you have to beg or have your child or spouse beg for you to get you to Hollywood chances are you won't survive Hollywood.
2. If a judge tells you that you have a wonderful voice and you have talent then they tell you "but you need to be more youthful", DON'T LISTEN. Pick a song that showcases your voice anyway.
3. Don't pick a song with two many words, if you have to say 3 words in one second there is no way for your voice to shine.

I am sure that you guys have picked up on similar issues as you watch the show. As mean as Simon can be at least he will tell it like it is. I understand trying to let a person down easy in the beginning. I find it hard to believe that some of those people that audition really think that they can sing, we have some really good liars in this country if those people really thought they could sing. But when you get past Hollywood, the judges all agree that "you can sing", otherwise you wouldn't be there. Now you have to pick a song that convinces the American people that you can sing. I bet that more than 3/4 of the actual recording artists couldn't pass the board of American Idol judges. Wouldn't that be a neat show? Take about 12 "real" artists that have recording labels, make them sing different genres of music, a different kind every week, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s music, and then let America vote, I would love to hear the judges reactions. Anyway I am done. I just had to get that out of my system.

Here is my list for today:
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Viva towel - sample, might contain a coupon

Huggies wipes - sample, this is great for small clean up even if you don't have a baby!

Cottenelle - more free TP!!! Another .50 coupon for playing uncover the puppy game on the cottenelle website...the TP is free if you go to Kroger and purchase the small pack, was able to back up and print two!

Dove body lotion - $1.50 printable this one for regular stores and use the $1.50 from All You to double at Kmart next week!

Dove Bodywash - $1.50 coupon through snail mail

Suave Bodywash - $1 printable coupon; if you are not satisfied with the product use this form for a full refund - link

Corazonas - store locater for these chips...if one in your area then here is $1 coupon - link

Dark and Lovely - hair relaxer $1.50 off coupon

Kettle brand chips - Take the pledge and get $1 off coupon

Starbucks - free coffee sample

Hellmans - mayo $1 coupon mailed to your home

puppy food - $5 coupon

Product Tester - if you like to garden then this will be right up your alley. You get a free 30 day membership to Gardening magazine, plus a free gift, plus they let you test products that you get to keep!

Perfect 10 - first 500 get a free sample of Perfect 10 hair coloring

Purina - Click on "Get Your Free Quote". Fill out the page and enter code B3KCA Click continue, choose one of the deductibles, then click SAVE. Enter your email and a password and click SAVE. They will send you an email immediately with the link to the coupon.

Christian Book - midweek markdowns, some books for .99

Toy sale - Amazon toy outlet

Coupon surfer - they have added a $1.50 off of 3 bags of Easter candy

Another link - this has $1 off of opti-free contact lense solution, plus you can print $1 off of two Kelloggs cereals here and combine it with the new coupon for this product on use at Kroger and you will get $2 off the 2 boxes.

Shortcuts - just to let you know they don't only have the Kellogg's coupon but they also have .50 off of pizza rolls, combined with the .35 c which doubles at Kroger and you will get $1.20 off! Plus Betty Crocker Augratin potatoes .35 c on here, plus .35 c that doubles so $1.05 off which means free potatoes! Pillsbury strudel .50 on shortcuts, .35c that doubles, $1.20 which means strudels for .77. Green giant boxed vegetables .50 on two, coupon for .50c that doubles on 2, $1.50 off of two boxes. And many more...

South Beach - diet bars $2 off coupons

Barnes and Noble - current coupons, one for soup and grilled pretzel

Betty Crocker - coupons

Pepcid coupons

Disney 3MP digital camera - with Pirates of the Caribbean on it for $19.99, this was a $79 camera, from, you get free shipping, and 1% back at ebates.

Fazoli's - family meal for $19.99, here are the details of what is included

optical mouse - $6.99 with free shipping

Okay gotta run. If you have any thoughts on American Idol be sure to share.


  1. Haha I completely agree on American Idol! Although I do also think there are some singers who they should even attempt to try to sing, like Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. The show with the stars could be made even more fun if the judges could not physically see the star singers so they couldnt just judge them based on them being famous!

  2. LOL! I've had the same idea about American Idol. My DD is a huge fan - I like to watch the beginning where you get all the folks who think they can sing trying to show off.

  3. Totally agree with you and Simon is Brutal but he's honest. I tend to agree with him almost 99% of the time. BTW, love your blog! Great job!