I've been working really hard on my music lately. I wrote the lyrics of a song yesterday & the melody of a (different) song today... & I've been really putting forth the effort to practice on the guitar lately. I know this is what I want to do with my life. I want to be involved in music in someway.... whether it be a singer or a songwriter.
Hmmm.. what else have I been up to in my 5 month absense from this journal. Oh, I turned 21. Yeah, it wasn't really a big deal. Don't get me wrong, I had a great birthday.. it just wasn't this big deal that it is for a lot of other people because I don't really care about any of the things that you have to be 21 to do. On the day of my birthday I went out to dinner with my mom & dad & then to celebrate with the rest of my family I went to see Joe Diffie & Scotty Emerick & then we went to Sonny's to eat.
I went to some other concerts between the last entry & this one too. I saw Joe Nichols, Lorrie Morgan, Jo Dee Messina, & Alan Jackson in late January... Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols (again) and Brad Paisley in March. Joe Diffie, Scotty Emerick and John Anderson in April... and Josh Turner, Cowboy Crush, Terri Clark & John Michael Montgomery in May. I don't have any more concerts lined up though until at least September.
I've recently gotten into the hobby of scrapbooking. I've been making these little (2-10 page) themed scrapbooks & I think they're turning out pretty well.
All of my tv shows are over for the summer & now there's nothing to watch. "Smallville" left us with a cliffhanger & I'm really upset that "Enterprise" did too. I know it's normal, but the whole season of "Enterprise" has been like one big cliffhanger so I thought it would have been nice if they gave us a break this time. I'd like to report that both of my picks for Nashville Star (Brad Cotter) & American Idol (Fantasia Barrino) won. So far I've picked Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, Buddy, & Brad. Unlike, Kelly, Ruben, & Buddy though.. I'm not really attached to Brad or Fantasia. I think that they are both talented... & although I think that they both deserved the most to win out of the final few people, I'm not really into either one of their styles. I also think that AI runner up Diana DeGarmo is very talented and actually like her style better than Fantasia's (I just think that Fantasia made fewer mistakes throughout the competition.. so that's why I voted for her). I am sort of ticked off with AI though because I think that the best talent got voted out of the competition way too early (namely Jennifer Hudson & Latoya London). I think that they & Fantasia should have been the final 3 (& I don't know who should have won out of them... I would have had to of seen the other 2's later performances to see how they would have held up). But anyways... both American Idol & Nashville Star were very different for me this year because right away in the previous ones I knew that Kelly, Ruben, & Buddy were my favorites.. but it took me awhile to establish a favorite in this season's.
While I'm on the subject of reality tv.. may I say that Survivor really ticked me off this season? They repeatedly ignored the threat of Rob & Amber & let them win. My only consolation is that Rupert won a million through the fan vote. I would love to be on Survivor if it weren't for the bugs/reptiles & the fact that I am totally uncoordinated & not athletic. I always say that if they ever do a Survivor - Alaska (or Antartica, I'm not picky, haha), I'm there!
While I'm talking about the things that bug me... let's talk about the ACM Awards (American Country Music Awards). I was really upset that Brad Paisley was not even nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year. He has had a really great year and totally should have been in there! Also, I am upset that Toby Keith/Willie Nelson's video beat out Martina McBride's "Concrete Angel" & Brad Paisley's "Celebrity" video. Oh yeah, & I'm also upset (see how these things just keep piling up & piling up?) that neither Buddy Jewell or Josh Turner won Top New Vocalist. I can sort of understand how Josh didn't win because he's still pretty new. But I thought that Buddy really deserved it. I do like Dierks Bentley too (he won), but I thought that Buddy should have taken it home. Now that I've gotten all of that off of my chest, may I add that I'm really GLAD that Martina took home 2 awards (Female Vocalist & the Home Depot Humanitarian Award). GO MARTINA!!! I'm also glad that Randy Travis got an award (I can't remember if it was song of the year or single of the year) for "Three Wooden Crosses". If it would not have been for Martina & Randy, the night would have been a bust.
I'm gonna go before I can think of anything else that bugs me, haha.