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In case you missed it… January 19, 2010

Filed under: Pop Culture — mandy @ 6:14 pm

This week I begin what I think will be loads of fun.  A weekly review of the shows you might have missed.  Now I know that with all that is going on in the world right now, this might seem trivial; however I love laughter and I hope that it will make your day a little brighter.

Here we go:

The Bachelor:

This show is quite possibly the craziest, worst written reality junk out there.  I do like the guy though.  His name is Jake and he’s a pilot from Dallas.  He claims to be a Chrisitan and seems very kind.  The girls, on the other hand, are plain crazy.  There are a few that could be in the running, but I’m hoping that this guy will see through all the drama and lip gloss and find a girl to love.  I don’t fully believe that something like finding your soul mate should happen on tv, but I’ve seen stranger things.  Anyway, if you’re not watching, you’re not missing a whole lot other than girls picking on each other for kissing this guy and coming home and talking about it.  If you do want to watch, it’s on Monday nights on ABC.

American Idol:

I LOVE this show!!  First, I’m a huge fan of music and people who can sing.  Secondly, I just can’t stop watching the bad auditions. I feel bad for them, but also know that the producers just want to keep their ratings up by showing the weirdies.  Let me share a few of my favorites from the first episode:

The first girl to audition really caught my attention by the shear fact that she based her ability on the video game version of the show.  Sad.  She told Randy that he liked her 90% of the time on the game.  Real life…maybe .09%

Second favorite was the kid in the striped shirt who kept saying “holla” in a really high pitched falsetto.  I loved him and he made me laugh.  Sassiness in stripes.  Seriously though:  Holla!

There were some pretty good singers – The girl with the Portuguese grandmother was great.

The guy who beat cancer was pretty and had a nice voice. I loved the kid whose family was from Uganda and he sang a George Strait song “You Look so Good in Love”.  Which, by the way is one of my favorites!  They never show all the good ones they choose.  But that’s how they get us to watch all the way to Hollywood week.

The night wound down with Norberto, who was a strange little guy who looked like Prince and Gloria Estefan had a baby.  He was all sorts of interesting.

I liked the addition of Victoria Beckham.  Even though she needs to eat something, she was super classy and seemed to give the contestants good criticism.

I missed Wednesday night’s auditions, but I heard all about Pants on the Ground.  Saturday night, while I was in downtown Ft. Worth, I heard a group of 8 year old girls singing it.  Catchy little tune 🙂

How I met Your Mother:

This show has quickly become my favorite!  With it’s witty banter between characters and Neil Patrick Harris’ version of a ladies’ man; what’s not to love.  If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch.  This past Monday was the 100th episode and they celebrated by doing a song and dance routine about suits.  Sounds weird, but it’s fun and makes me want to move to NYC.

Well, friends, that’s all I have time for today.  I’ll be taking notes for the next installment.  If you have any of your own commentaries that you’d like to share, please send them to me!  Oh and FYI, this is just the tip of the iceberg – there are many more shows worthy of review.  In due time, they too shall reach the pinnacle of their success as a featured guest in Mandyland.


Great Expectations January 11, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — mandy @ 1:43 pm

I know, I know, it’s been 11 months since I’ve posted anything.   But, it’s a new year so here goes nothing!

This weekend I was honored to be part of the inaugural service of the Cowboy Church of Brenham.  My parents and 4 other families are starting this new endeavor.  Dad is the teaching pastor.  I must say that I was blown away by the response of the first Sunday.  When we talked to my parents a few weeks ago about how many they were expecting, they said they were setting up for 160.  Usually in things like this, we tend to hope for the best, but plan for half of what we expect.  Well, yesterday, 160 came.  Plus 140 more!  The guys were pulling chairs out of everywhere!  It was so obvious that God was there.  He showed up and people experienced Him.

How often do we underestimate what He can and will do?  Ephesians 3:20 tells us that God will do ABUNDANTLY more than we can think or imagine for His glory!!  My desire for 2010 is that I won’t let my expectations overshadow God’s ability to exceed them!  I don’t know if anyone else senses this, but I have a feeling that 2010 is going to be something like we’ve never seen.  So here’s to all the possibilities ahead and to our Great Savior who will blow our minds with what He makes possible!!