Yeah, sorry for the complete and utter lack of updates this past week. When you get the flu, quickly followed up by strep throat, it kind of saps your will for the blogging. Though, I wouldn't be surprised if I busted out with an entry on that whole experience in the near future.
Anyway, a few quick housekeeping things, plus some items for discussion, just in case I don't make it back here for a few more days:
1) The AI pool for this week -- y'all can trust me, even if it was after the fact -- looked like this:
(picking the winner)
Jacob -- Katharine McPhee
Joe -- Taylor Hicks
Sarah -- Taylor Hicks
So the final standings look like this:
Jacob -- 9
Joe -- 12
Sarah -- 10
So, um, I win! Woo! Though it's tempered somewhat by Taylor winning. Boo!
In other news:
-- I just watched the entire season of Top Chef today (see above, re: strep throat). So fucking good. Stephen still needs to be slapped in the face many times. And Dave needs to give me a fucking break. I wish I'd been watching all season.
-- Latest American Idol recap can be found right here. For being written with a 101 degree fever, I think it turned out nicely.
-- What exact circle of Hell do you think you'd have to be in where Tyra Banks is interviewing Joe Francis on her talk show? It's seriously the most uncomfortable thing I've ever seen in my life. First of all, it's been my long-standing assertion that Joe Francis is the most vile and skeevy person on the face of the Earth, including Constantine Maroulis. Throw him in the ring with Tyra, who wants to be able to skewer the hell out of him, because she's Oprah Junior, but because she's made a career of indulging in the same adolescent male fantasies and girl-exploitation that Francis does (albeit to a much less stomach-churning degree, and without that disgusting grin), and you've got two people who think a great deal about their ability to justify their empty little lives. I'll still take Tyra, though. Especially once Francis starts touting Girls Gone Wild as a shining example of the freedoms of Western Democracy.
Anyway, back when I'm feeling a little less like killing people.