Elsa

Perfection = a day off + JCS on Idol + Rafa on Clay...

YAY - I'm off today. I took the day off because the plumber was finally coming by to fix the leaky faucet. It was a task that took him about a half an hour to accomplish. GAH! If only he could have just stopped by on Friday night it would have been so much simpler!!

A big round of applause to Carly Smithson who was the only 'Idol' to perform a song from Jesus Christ Superstar on Andrew Lloyd Webber-themed night. For that accomplishment alone, she receives all my praise. Superstar isn't an easy  song for a woman to carry off. She did a great job. The rest...meh. Syesha was surprisingly enjoyable, her best performance by far.  As for the rest, they were all a little too subdued - trying too hard not to make mistakes. I'd love it if David A. went home as he is really getting on my nerves but unfortunately I don't foresee him going home anytime soon. Why didn't David Cook perform Heaven on their Minds - that song was perfect for him.  And Brooke would have been soooo sweet singing I Don't Know How to Love Him!!  Thankfully ALW himself stopped Carly from singing All I Ask of You. From the snippet they played it would have been ghastly. In truth, Jason might have been better off singing All I Ask of You. Cheesy, romantic...he would have been adorable. quidquid

Speaking of adorable...what a pleasure it was to see Rafa on clay again today. And what a match. 6-0, 6-3. The first set was over in less than 25 minutes (in fact, Rafa's first set coincided with the arrival and completion of the repair work on the leaky faucet. I somehow think Rafa's 25 minutes earned him a tad more $$$ than this plumber made!!). Rafa gave up only 6 points in that entire set. He looked a little more human in the second set but still pulled off the win without really breaking a sweat. Best quote from the announcers regarding Rafa's early  success...'Federer may have made his entrance in Monte Carlo yesterday in a helicopter but in my opinion that was a much more impressive entrance by Nadal'. *LOL*. Poor Rogelio, he almost choked in his first match of the tourney. He was down 5-1 in the third set but managed to pull it to 6-6 and, naturally, won the tie-break. I kind of have mixed feelings on that one. On the one hand I would have loved to see Roger out of the tournament, defeated by an unseeded player. But I also would enjoy having him stick around just to see him massacre Djoker in the Semi. Hmmm, not sure what would have been more enjoyable. Either way, it doesn't matter as Rafa will win in the end. *crosses fingers*. Best Rafa moment: while he was sitting on the sidelines, he provided some very adamant instructions to the ballboy, as follows: "No, no, no...don't touch the waters". Geez, Rafa and his superstitions!!  God forbid anyone goes near those meticulously lined up waterbottles. *rolls eyes*

A little shopping is on the agenda for today and then I'll start reading a couple of the Narnia novels seeing as I finished up Nim's Island rather quickly. That book was sweet and the movie did a great job building up from the foundation provided by a very basic children's novel.  I think I need to read more children's fiction - it is very calming.
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  • Current Music: Stop and Stare - One Republic
the plumber was finally coming by to fix the leaky faucet. It was a task that took him about a half an hour to accomplish.

Half and hour?!?! From what I see it looks like all he did was change a damn screw...O_O

what a pleasure it was to see Rafa on clay again today

*is jealous* Instead of enjoying the kid I have to interview for an assistant...do you think Feli might want the position? I mean it's not like he's doing much in the tennis world these days LOL Mind you if he was my assistant I don't think we'd be getting much done *winks*

On the one hand I would have loved to see Roger out of the tournament, defeated by an unseeded player. But I also would enjoy having him stick around just to see him massacre Djoker in the Semi.

Let the massacre begin...on second thought please swat the pesky fly Djokovic now!

I finished up Nim's Island rather quickly. That book was sweet and the movie did a great job building up from the foundation provided by a very basic children's novel. I think I need to read more children's fiction - it is very calming.

I love children's lit but you know that...and I agree the movie was well adapted!

Edited at 2008-04-23 09:43 pm (UTC)
Mind you if he was my assistant I don't think we'd be getting much done *winks*
I'm certain he can MULTI-task...*raises eyebrow*