May 20, 2009

Bravo, America

Last night, the citizens of this great country exercised their right to vote.

For Kris Allen, of course!

Even from the first auditions, Kris was modest and lovable. Adorable and talented. He has grown as an artist throughout the competition and really stood out these last few weeks as he continued to amaze. The finale was like a battle between good versus evil, clean versus dirty, Gators versus Seminoles, en fuego versus Cheetahs. (Sorry, that last one might be lost on most of you. But I can assure you the point is still there.) And good always wins.

But I knew Kris would win all along. We're BFFs. We go way back.

What?! You don't believe me?

Well, here's some proof:

Homecoming junior year.

Here I am congratulating Kris after a great show. NBD.

Just cooking in the kitchen. Notice the matching aprons.

Kris and I chilling backstage before one of his performances. I give the best pep talks.

Bravo, America. You chose the right man. Way to go, Kris!

Now, if you will excuse me, I'm awaiting my phone call from Kris any minute to invite me to all of the fabulous parties being held in LA in his honor as a token of his gratitude for my loyal friendship.

May 12, 2009

A Public Service Announcement

Everyone is accepting applications.

But, no one is hiring.

May 05, 2009

Summertime and the Livin' is Easy

Summer has officially begun in Gatorland. I am now back at home and all of my stuff is in my room. Still in its pretty Mesa Red luggage. In a giant pile reaching to the ceiling. But at least it's home.

Last Thursday was the P. Dubb's 19th birthday. We celebrated by going out to eat with his family at Longhorn, where they made a big scene and brought out some ice cream for the birthday boy. We then went back to his house for a night of The Office, biscotti, coffee, and more ice cream. Pretty much a perfect night if you ask me.

I wanted to do something special for his birthday, too. He asked me to make him a dinner, which I was super excited about. I made an adaptation of Smitten Kitchen's Peanut Sesame noodles, packed it in a cooler, and we headed to the beach for a sunset picnic.

I love people-watching.

I love sunsets.

I love sandcastles.

I love Florida.

I love this picture.

I love this kid.