February 13, 2008, 8:48 am



I really don’t have time for this.

I managed to remove this pest from my life last season by simply not watching the damn thing.

I planned to do the same this year.

But nooooooooooooooooooo!

Hubby just had to watch it while I was sitting here trying to mess around on some forums

do my homework. I didn’t mean to watch it.

Now I’m hooked on this guy from Australia who I just know is going to win the entire thing but only if I power vote for him beginning next week and geeze he’s cute and my god he can sing and…..

[cleansing breath]

I may need to call on a Higher Power here.

Any 12-step programs out there for American Idol addicts?

Damn Simon is cute….

Somebody help me!


  • crazyrn2be

    February 13, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    yea, he is a cutie and man can he sing! I told my man last night that a lullaby was in order!

  • Joanne

    February 13, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    You’re not alone Kim. I didn’t watch it yet. It’s on DVR. However, I’ve heard about him from some co-workers.

  • Black Cloud ER Tech

    February 13, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Ok… here’s how it went down: family dinner with the girlfreind. Mom and sister then proceeded to convince the girlfreind to watch it. She is now well on her way to being addicted to the show.
    Kim… it will only be a matter of time until I, too, am sitting staring at the laptop when I will be forced to become addicted to the silly show… and I hate reality TV.
    The day I will truely throw in the towel is when American Idol is on the TV in the breakroom of my ER… the only semi-quiet place on the unit to ATTEMPT to relax and eat…

  • NPs Save Lives

    February 14, 2008 at 5:31 am

    I think that the Aussie has a huge chance to win as well. He has a great voice and isn’t hard on the eyes!

  • SJ

    February 15, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    I have to exert great control to avoid “Project Runway” and “Top Chef” so I can get my homework done. The fact that I neither sew nor cook is, of course, the thing that makes this fact totally ridiculous. You’d think I get enough “reality” at work.

  • LNC

    February 16, 2008 at 5:37 am

    You’ve got step 1 – admitting you have a problem! 🙂
    Step 2 – Move computer away from TV

  • nocturnal RN

    February 17, 2008 at 12:58 am

    I too, am an A.I. addict. You should watch it. It is great. I like the Australian guy too, but I can never make my pick until I see the top ones and we get to start voting. I have been right on 2 seasons from the beginining. TIVO is a great thing. I never miss my shows. have fun!

  • Onehealthpro

    February 20, 2008 at 7:57 am

    This may not work for you, but it’s helped me lately. I’ve decided I’d rather be present in my own life than watch someone else’s. That thought has given me the discipline to turn off the television and work on my book and start playing my piano again.

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