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The 50's are the new tweens.

I spent 2 hours tonight...sweating, heart pounding, anxious, nervous, prickly, yeah...really really prickly.

The usual list of peri-menopausal symptoms?  The precursors to a major hot flash?  The up's and down's of life in the middle?

NAAAAAAH.  A regression to those pre-teen know those years...when you had a crush on one of The Monkeys to the point where you couldn't sleep, eat or think straight.

I have a son the same age as David Cook.   I hope he's not reading this.  Cuz I gotta say...David Cook is HOT HOT HOT, not to mention SEXY SEXY SEXY.

And, yeah, thanks to the diligent manicure ruining texting of both Lorraine and I for 4 hours straight last night (I told you it was an addiction!), DAVID COOK IS THE NEW AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, all the suspense of the last 19 weeks (please tell me it wasn't that long), the tortuous hours watching way too cheerful and at the same time manipulative Brooke, Mr. Howdy Doody Man—Jason, that hard rocker woman whose voice sounded like The Exorcist...and the long-haired "pitchy" kid Sanjaya (oops, wrong season)...I deserve a medal for long distance endurance.

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But it all paid off to watch MY DAVID COOKING HOT win it all.

And, did you guys see him put his head down and start crying!!!


I even wore my age denying blue jean skirt for the occasion.

Screaming, jumping up and down for joy...good thing I was wearing the Poises.



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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Lois Stern wrote May 24, 2008
    • Hi Mary,

      I must admit I am also addicted to American Idol, and although I thought both finalists were terrifically talented, I too have been partial to David Cook. But I had an experience last Wed. night worthy of the sit coms. Here’s my story: I DVRed the two hour extravaganza because I just wanted to fast forward through all the commercials and filler stuff. Picture this: The big moment arrives. Ryan Seacrest is holding the brown envelop, slowly opens it and begins his announcement: “This is the moment we have all been waiting for. Ladies and Gentleman, your new American Idol for 2008 is David . . .“, and just then my DVR recording times out and the screen goes blank! It couldn’t have been timed better if scripted as a comedy act.

      Luckily I was finally able to see the magic moment on the late night news. I could hardly believe it, as I feared Simon was really stacking the deck against Cook last Tues. night with his proclamations: “Round 1 to Archeleta” etc., through all three rounds. But the public made their own voices heard.  

      Tune in again next year.

      Lois W. Stern
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      Mary Kelly-Williams, M.A. wrote May 27, 2008
    • Hi Lois,

      You are not alone in your experience.  I talked to many people who did the same thing with the same results, or should we say LACK of results.

      Glad I did it the old fashioned way and watched it live.  If that had happened, this David Cook obsessed living in the past fan may have gone ballistic, and it wouldn’t have been pretty.

      Good thing there’s a break until January!



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