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American Idol Season 11 – Top 13 Predictions

Last night was quite the performance! For you, for me, dawg, most of these people have to go and let the hot singers stay to entertain us longer. I know it’s been more than 2 weeks since my last testosterone shot, but I got a tear in my eye after Jessica finished “I Will Always Love You,” as that was arguably one of the top performances of all-time on Idol. Watch for yourself if you missed it:

In danger:

Shannon Magrane – girl, you know I’ve liked you since the audition, but that wasn’t up to snuff. I’d love to see you continue, but I’m afraid you’re in real danger.

Jermaine Jones – who listens to that, bro? That was awful, unmarketable junk compared to the others. Go home and wash your mamma’s dishes. We want to be entertained.

Elise Testone – yikes, that needed help. All over the place on pitch – never really found the note, did ya?

My faves (in order):

Jessica Sanchez – best performance among over 200 episodes that I’ve seen.

Heejun Han – those were terrific vocals, you’re a great person, and I couldn’t be happier to see you in the finale. You almost made me cry, too. Jennifer Lopez isn’t the only one who gets goosies watching Idol.

Skylar Laine – you barely beat out Hollie, but you did. That was pure fun, the presentation and character were perfect. You’re the next Reba.

Hollie Cavanagh – whooo, that was good, too. You’re a force to be reckoned with alongside Jessica, but you’re both similar in style, so we’ll see how you two play off Skylar being country.

Phillip Phillips – excellent performance. I truly enjoyed it, but I’m waiting for your to stop pulling faces and lifting your leg up like you’re about to fart on someone before I hop on your bandwagon.

Bottom Two:

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American Idol: Top 24 Predictions

Last night was the second show of the main competition with the Top 24 (plus wildcard guy) done and votes cast. I’ve been watching American Idol since Week 2 of the Chris Daughtry season (Season 5) that Taylor Hicks won. Admittedly, I was so ticked to see Daughtry go that I skipped the next show and just tuned in to the finale. The next year was the first year I watched auditions and Hollywood week. I was hooked. I’ve also been blogging my predictions for several years on another site, but I decided to move that feature over here because this is where all of my friends are now. Without further ado, I bring you my Top 24 predictions for tonight’s results show.


Wow, what a disappointment. I really thought this was going to be a strong year for the guys this year, but more than half of the guys forgot how to sing, half of them sang female songs, and Deandre… where do I start with you, girl?

Reed Grimm – I really liked Reed in the auditions, but I hoped he’s get some ADHD meds after his Hollywood night when he changed his song with 30 minutes left, had to stop rehearsing to call his mommy and cry, and then looked like Animal from the Muppets behind the drum set. It was clear he didn’t get those meds in time Monday as he moved like he had to pee and played the drums with a face of a man who had just been shot in the kneecap. I could see you go – wildcard 1.

Adam Brock – If I hear the phrase “white chocolate” on the show again, I’m going to have an aneurism. No, you’re not a large black woman trapped in a metro white man’s body. You’re a nice guy, but the crying has got to end, as well as trying to sing the great Aretha Franklin. [Read more…]

Upcoming Topics and Open Call for Guest Posts

Looking for...I’ve got quite a few topics brewing in my head, but not enough time to do them all. I’ve been needing to update everyone on my sleeping with my Auto-PAP machine, my new PARI Sinus, and my Electro Flo 5000. I don’t want to do them halfway and leave too much to say that just comes back to me in the comments rather than the content, so I need to take my time on them more than it takes to pontificate.

Also, due to my crazy amount of project work to complete (I’m writing this at 2am with another hour or so of work to do tonight), I have room to accept guest posts in the following categories:

  • relationships
  • goals
  • motivational
  • transplants
  • what CFers do

To submit a guest post for consideration (we all have standards, or at least we should), simply put it in my contact form and I’ll backlink to your site if you have one.

Glutathione, Because Everyone Needs a Little Support

Guest post by Bryan Hyde – another patient at Tampa General Hospital. We met out on the steps of the valet area one day waiting for our cars to be brought to us like kings.

Got girdle?In my previous post I talked about inflammation and its deleterious effect on the lungs of people with CF. I wrote about taking NAC (n-acetyl cysteine) as precursor that the body easily converts into glutathione and its derivatives. Glutathione is an extremely important antioxidant defender of the lungs. The goal of supplementation is to assist the body in what would otherwise be a normal process for a normal individual. Well, we all know that we are a little abnormal, CF or otherwise. CF lungs are deficient in glutathione in part due to the overwhelming response of our bodies to the constant attack by pathogens. In order to stabilize and reverse the tremendous negative feedback loop caused by these attacks, I believe it necessary to go on the offensive. I have found two supplements that work to enhance the body’s ability to produce glutathione as well as its function.

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