Friday, March 30, 2012

American Idol Top 8!

Yes tonight another contestant is going to leave.

The contestants will be singing a song from their idols.

They will also being singing in groups of three tonight.

Stevie Nicks is a mentor tonight, also Jordon Sparks and Dionne Warwick was in the audience tonight.

Wednesday Night-

Here are the songs, the artists of the songs and what I thought of the performances:

Colton- He sang "Everything by Lighthouse. This was an awesome performance.

Skylar- She sang "Gun Powder and Lead" by Miranda Lambert. She did an excellent performance.

Heejun- He sang "Song for You" by Leon Russell. This was alright he did do a good job with the song. 

Hollie- She sang "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood. This was an awesome performance for her.

Deandre- He sang "Sometimes I Cry" by Eric Benet. This was really different by him and he did alright.

Jessica- She sang "Sweet Dreams" by Beyonce'. She did a good job with the song.

Joshua- He sang "Without You" by Miriah Carey. He did a great job with the song.

Elise- She sang "Whole Lottta Love" by Led Zeppelin. This was an awesome job with a great song. This is the hardest song to do tonight. But she pulled it out.

Phil- He sang "Still Raining" by Johnny Lang. This was an awesome performance and one of his best ones.

The Trios songs:

Colton, Elise and Phil sang songs by Fleetwood Mac- Edge of 17, Don't Stop and Landslide. The did an awesome job with these songs.

Deandre, Heejun and Joshua sang songs by Michael Jackson- Lady in my Life, Feel the Heat and PYT. The did a good job with the songs.

Skylar, Hollie and Jessica sang songs by Madonna- Like a Prayer, Border Line and Express Yourself. The did a great job with the songs.

They all sang like they are there to win tonight and gave their all with the songs tonight. They really surprised me.

Thursday Night-

Nikki Minja sang "Starship". I don't know the song.

Scotty McCreery sang "Water Tower Town". I really like this song. He was also presented with a Platinum Album Award for his Clear as Day Album. The award was presented on stage by Jimmy.

On with the contests:

Elise- Safe
Phil- Safe
Hollie- Bottom Three
Colton- Safe
Joshua- Safe
Heejun- Bottom Three
Skylar- Bottom Three
Deandre- Safe
Jessica- Safe

Bottom Three-
Hollie- Safe
Skylar- Safe
Heejun- Had to sing one more time to see if he can get the save. But he had to go home. 

They also did mention that Aerosmith is going on tour this summer the tour is called "Blobal Warming". The will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Summerfest.

Thank you for taking your time to read this and feel free to leave your comments.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Little House T.V. Show What has Happened with the Cast!

Yes I decided to write about what the people of the show have been doing since the show ended. I am not going to be writing about all of them. It will just be about the main people on the show. I will be writing a little about what they have been doing since the end of the show.

This is Michael Landon he played Charles Ingalls in the show. He was the father to Mary, Laura and Carrie.

The other show he is best known for is Bonanza. After Little House on the Prairie he was in Highway to Heaven.

He was married three times and has nine children.

He was also a heavy drinker. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1991 which also metastasized into his liver and lymph nodes. The doctor said it was terminal. On May 9,1991 he appeared on the Tonight Show to talk about his illness.

Then on July 1,1991 he passed away.

This is Karen Grassle she played Caroline Ingalls. The mother to Mary, Laura and Carrie.

She has been married three times and with second husband they adopted a little girl.

She auditioned for the part of Caroline Ingalls and she won, Michael Landon convinced her to go with her birth name for the show.

She has been in the movies Wyatt Earp and Driving Miss Daisy.

She did a little moving around when the show ended, she was in New Mexico, Kentucky and back to California. 

She also has a Facebook page and I am friends with her on it.

This is Melissa Sue Anderson she played Mary Ingalls the oldest daughter.

She is married and has two children. Her and the family are living in Canada.

She was nominated for Little House on the Prairie in 1978 for best leading actress in a drama series.

She has appeared in t.v. shows like Brady Bunch, Murder, She Wrote and The Equalizer. She was also in a lot of movies up to 2007, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Dark Mansions and Marco Polo. There are more movies I just named a couple.

This is Melissa Gilbert she played Laura Ingalls she is the second daughter. In the show she was also called half pint by her dad.

She was married two times and has two boys and stepmom to two boys.

She also battled alcoholism and drug abuse.

Her parents adopted her and they divorced at age eight.  Michael Landon was like a father to her off the set.

She was in a lot of movies and t.v. shows, also she was in the musical of Little House on the Prairie. Right now she is on Dancing with the Stars. She was in t.v. shows like 7th Heaven, Touch by an Angel and Providence, also some movies are The Miracle Worker, Switched at Birth and Cries from the Heart are just some of them. She also wrote her own biography called "Prairie Tale". She is also President of the actors guild, star on the walk of fame and was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame in Oklahoma.

She also has a Facebook page and I am friends with her on it.

This is Lindsey and Sidney Greenbush they played Carrie Ingalls. That is right there was two girls that played Carrie.

Lindsey was married and has a daughter. Sidney was married and her husband died no children.

Lindsey has graduated high school and she is into boxing and does very little acting. the last show she was on was Weekend Today.

Sidney has graduated high school, she is a horse lover and do

es take her horse to rodeos. She makes jewelery and sells it at the rodeos. She still does some acting the last show she was in is To Tell The Truth.

This is Victor French and he plays Mr. Edwards on the  show. He is like family to the Ingalls family.

He was married two times and has two children.

He started out as a stuntman in the westerns. He was in Gunsmoke, The Walton's and in a Elvis Movie called Charro!.

After the show he was in Highway to Heaven.

In April 1989 he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer from which he died on June 15,1989.

He was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame in Oklahoma in 1998. That is nine years after he passed away.  This is also the same one that Melissa Gilbert is in.

This is Richard Bull he played Mr. Oleson on the show, He owns the Mercantile.

He is married and now lives in Chicago, Illinois. Don't know if he has any children.

He started his career at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.

He was in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Mission: Impossible and Bonanza. Movies he was in High Plains Drifter,  Executive Action and Witless Protection.

This is Katherine MacGregor she played Mrs. Oleson on the show.

She was married for a very short time. I don't know about any children.

After being on Little House on the Prairie she has withdrew from screen productions to do local theater acting.

She has been doing plays on Broadway.

She was not in the final episode because she was on a pilgrimage in India.

This is Alison Arngrim she plays Nellie Oleson in the show. This is the Oleson's oldest child.

She has been married twice and has no children.

She has been really busy after being on Little House on the Prairie. She was in the t.v. show I Married Wyatt Earp, Love Boat and Fantasy Island, also in movies For The Love of May, Le Deal and The Bilderberg Club.

She also recorded a comedy album called "Heeere's Amy".

She won two awards for Little House on the Prairie, Young Artist award and TV Land Award. She also wrote a biography called "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated".

This is Jonathan Gilbert he plays Willie Oleson on the show.

He is also Melissa Gilbert's little brother. They both were adopted.

He left acting to get a degree in MBA in finance from Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. He is a stock broker in New York now.

He is in the movie Little House Years.

This is Kevin Hagen he plays Doctor Baker on the show.

He was married four times and has one child.

He was in Bonanza, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Gunsmoke, Rawhide and Perry Mason. In a movie called " Shenandoah".

He passed away on July 9, 2005.

This is Dabbs Greer he plays Reverend Alden on the show.

I don't know if he was ever married.

He was a actor and a director through his career.

T.V. shows he was in Picket Fence, Brady Bunch and Gunsmoke, movies The Little Giant, Green Mile and Con Air.

He did pass away on April 28, 2007.

This is Linwood Boomer he plays Adam Kendall on the show. This is Mary's Husband .

He is married and has four children.

He is a writer and producer, he wrote and directed Malcolm in the Middle, 3rd Rock from the Sun and the movie Big.

He won two award for Outstanding Comedy for Malcolm in the Middle and Night Court.

This is Dean Butler he plays Almanzo Wilder on the show. He played Laura Ingalls husband on the show.

He is married and no children I know of.

He is a actor and director for documentaries. He has done two documentaries for Little House Called " The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Almanzo Wilder: Life before Laura". He plans to do one more called "Pa's Fiddle".

He is the west coast correspondent for Broadway. He has appeared on broadway in West Side Story and Into The Woods. T.V. shows Love Boat, Who's The Boss and Murder, She Wrote.

There is a lot of the people I did not mention. Like the Garvey's, Ms. Beadle, Mr. Hansen, Hester-Sue, Albert, baby Grace, Nancy Oleson, James and Cassandra, Jenny and Rose Wilder.

There was only five people that stayed on during the whole series of Little House on the Prairie they are: Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls), Jonathan Gilbert (Willie Oleson), Richard Bull (Mr. Oleson), Keving Hagen (Dr. Baker) and Dabbs Greer (Rev. Alden).

There are also four people that have passed away from the show: Michael Landson (Charles Ingalls), Victor French (Mr. Edwards), Kevin Hagen (Dr. Baker), Dabbs Greer (Rev. Alden).

I am sorry this is so long I just wanted to let you know what has happened with the people. I hope you enjoy this and feel free to leave any comments. Thank you for taking your time to read this!♥

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mr. Sound Effects Wes Harrison!

My only day off of work in a eight day week, Drew and I went thrift store shopping on Saturday. This is what we like to do because we can always find real good bargains.

Well this time I really found something I thought I would never see again. Yes this album of Mr. Sound Effects Wes Harrison and I got the album for only a dollar. The one and only time I seen him was at the Wisconsin Dells during a Tommy Bartlet Water Ski Show. This was over twenty years ago that I had seen him. He is really funny and I really enjoyed his show. My son was only three years old and he was sitting there laughing and enjoying the show.

He was in two wars, World War II and the Koren War. When he got out he went to the Aurthur Godfrey talent show and won. Ted Mack gave him his start in the show business, he started to appear on a lot of t.v. shows like Ed Sullivan, Merv Griffin and Dean Martin. He has also done some sound effects for Disney  and MGM shows like Tom and Jerry, Peter Pan and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

I lost this album after my divorce and never thought I would see it again and then I found it. I was so happy when I found this album, I had to listen to it Saturday night when we got home. You should have seen Drew's face listening to it, the looks were priceless. I was sitting there laughing while I was listening to it.

On the album he has The Big Duck Hunt, Odds and Ends, Take a Train and Wes' Car. When you hear this you would not believe what he has done to people. Here are a couple of things from the album- On his car he put a speaker behind the grill and made train sounds going down the street, in a traffic jam he made sounds of a galloping horse with a police officer two cars in front of him, he got kicked off of two planes for making train sounds. He puts on one awesome show.

If you enjoy comedy like this it is a album to get.

Thank you for reading this and please feel free to leave any comments!♥

Monday, March 26, 2012

Steven Tyler's Birthday!

Today is Steven Tyler's birthday. I just want to say Happy Birthday to him. He was born March 26, 1948.

He is with the band Areosmith and also a judge on American Idol. Thursday on American Idol Joe Perry came out on stage to have everyone sing Happy Birthday to him.

Also I just found out that Areosmith will be at Summerfest this year!

Friday, March 23, 2012

American Idol Top 9!

Yes last night one of these contestants to the right went home last night.

This week the theme for the songs was Billy Joel. Yes all of the contestants had to pick a song by Billy Joel and there are a lot of songs to chose from.

The mentor for this week was P-Diddy. There was also a fashion mentor that was Tommy Hill.

Wednesday night what each contestant sang and what I thought of their performance.

Deandre- He sang "Only The Good Die Young"- He did a good job with the song.

Erika- She sang "New York State of Mind"- She did a great job with the song but the new look I did not like.

Joshua- He sang "She's Got Away"- Not bad I did like it.

Skylar- She sang "Shameless"- I thought her performance for this song was great. I really liked it.

Elise- She sang "Vienna"- Awesome job.

Phil- He sang "Movin' Out"- This was an awesome job with the song and he made it his own again.

Hollie- She sang "Honesty"- I think she did a really great job with this song.

Heejun- He sang "My Life"- I really like how he came out and just ripped the jacket and shirt off and was himself. This was really awesome for him to do.

Jessica- She sang "Everybody Has a Dream"- I was alright but I think this was more of a safety net for her.

Colton- He sang "Piano Man"- This was an awesome song for him and he did an awesome job with it too.

Randy said it that night about the contestants making the songs their own.

Thursday night-

All the contestants came out and sang "For The Longest Time".
Hailey came back on the show and she sang one of her songs "Free". This was an awesome song by her.
Casey from last season was in the audience.
Lana Delrey sang and she was alright. I did not catch the name of her song.
Joe Perry from Areosmith showed up and everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to Steven. His birthday is this weekend.

The Results are-

Skylar- Safe
Hollie- Safe
Elise- Safe
Deandre-  Bottom Three
Joshua- Safe
Jessica- Safe
Phil- Safe
Colton- Safe
Erika- Bottom Three
Heejun- Bottom Three

Bottom Three are-
 Deandre- Safe
Heejun- Safe
Erika- Had to sing to stay.  She sang "I Believe" and she had to go home.

I would like to know what you thought of the show. Please leave your comments.
Thank you for taking your time to read this!♥

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Daughter Visited UW Whitewater Today!

My youngest daughter was not able to go to a University last year she was really upset about that. She had to go to Gateway Tech for one year to bring her grade point average up. She has been working really hard this year to do that and she has done it. We are so proud of her.

So she has applied to four University's this year. She was excepted to three of the four. These are the ones she has been excepted to
Parkside in Kenosha, UW Milwaukee and UW Whitewater.

Last year we went to tour Parkside and she really liked that one. Today we went to tour UW Whitewater this campus is really big. I really didn't think it would be this big.

The people taking you on the tour are really nice and answered any questions that you had. I was asking a lot of questions because I just wanted to know certain things for her. Things like about housing for her, enrollment fees, bus service for shopping, jobs on campus for her and tutors for help with homework. They answered every question to help me out with my decision, they were really nice about it too.

While we were there I seen a lot of police riding in blazers, riding on bikes and walking around the campus today. Yes I know it is St. Patrick's day but that made me feel better about it all. When we were leaving going by the sorority houses you seen a lot of parties going on. It just amazed me how many kids were out there.

On the way home my daughter was talking about the college and asking us questions about it. I let her know what questions I asked and the answers I got from them. She was happy I let her know.

One thing we found out that they are starting this year is with the westside housing they will be getting free meals. I thought that was really nice to let us know.

They have the three majors that she would like to go to college for Marine Biology, Acting and Psychology.  

When we stopped for lunch she asked Drew and I what we thought of the college. Drew and I both told her we thought that was the one we think she should go to because they offer all she wants to major in. We told her that it was up to her we could not tell her what to do.

To the right is a picture of the housing building. We could not go inside to look at it. There was certain buildings you could tour. The buildings you could tour are sports building, business building, art building and student service center. It was an hour tour and a lot of walking.

She decided this is the University she wants to go to. She started getting everything filled out on line tonight. In May we have to go back so she can pick out her classes and talk to the adviser. She is so happy about all of this tonight and can not stop talking about any of it. We are going to help her out and pay the housing fee to hold a room for her. I am just glad she got into the college she wants to go to. My mom was suppose to come down here this weekend to got with us but could not make it. I know my mom will be very happy for her too. With my daughter happy about this we are very happy for her.

Friday, March 16, 2012

American Idol Top 10!

Yes as of last night it is the top 10 contestants. They will be the ten going on tour this summer.

A lot has happened on the show this week and I will tell you all about it.

Wednesday Night-

There was one contestant that was eliminated before the show aired Wednesday. That was Jermaine and the reason he was eliminated is he has four warrants out for him, two of the warrants is for giving fake names. The producers of the show found out about this and questioned him. Jermaine told them it is true and asked him why he didn't tell them, he said he was afraid to tell them.

The mentor this week was Will I Am.

The music they had to pick was from the year the contestants were born. I have the years for each of them.

Here is the year they were born, the song they chose and what I thought of the performances-

Phil- Born 1990, he sang "Hard to Handle" it was an awesome performance he can sing anything. He also had surgery on Tuesday and still was there to perform.

Jessica- Born 1995, she sang "Turn the Beat Around" she did a great job with the song.

Heejun- Born 1989, he sang "Right Here Waiting" it was all right not his best.

Elise- Born 1983, she sang "I'm So in Love With You" this week she did a lot better. She was in here zone this week.

Deandre- Born 1994, he sang "Endless Love" not to bad he could have done a lot better.

Shannon- Born 1995, she sang "One Sweet Day" for some reason she has not been doing her best lately. I know she could have done a lot better.

Colton- Born 1991, he sang "Broken Heart" this was a great performance by him. He knows how to make the song his own. He also went out for dinner with Daughtry this week.

Erika- Born 1985, she sang "Heaven" she did an awesome job with the song. I really like her voice.

Skylar- Born 1994, she sang "Love Sneaking up on You" for some reason you can give her any song and she can sing her heart out and she knows how to make it her own.

Joshua- Born 1992, he sang "When a Man Loves a Woman" he did an awesome job with this song.

Hollie- Born 1993, she sang "Power of Love" she did a great job with the song.

Thursday Night-

Daughtry performed his song "Outta My Mind". I really like this song. I do like some of his music.

Debbie Lovato performed her song "Give Your Heart A Break". It was alright I really don't know her music.

Here are the results for the contestants-

The bottom three-

Elise, Shannon and Erika

The contestants going on tour-


Shannon was not safe and she had to sing for the judges to see if they would use the one and only save for her. They did not use that save and she had to go home.

I would really like to hear what you thought of the show. Please leave your comments and thank you for taking your time to read this!♥

Saturday, March 10, 2012

American Idol Top 12!

Yes as of Thursday night one more has gone home. I did watch both nights to see how everyone had done.

On Wednesday night the guys had to sing a song by Stevie Wonder and the girls had to sing a song by Whitney Houston.

Right now it is called the girls verse the guys.

Here is what each of them sang and how I thought they did-

Joshua- He sang " I Wish" this was not one of his better performances but it was a good one.

Elise- She sang " I'm Your Baby Tonight" it was alright not the greatest.

Jermaine- He sang " Knock Me Off My Feet" I think it was a really good performance by him and he did really good for his deep voice on it.

Erika- She sang " I Believe In You and Me" this was one of best performances she did a great job.

Colton- He sang " Lately" he did a great job with this song.

Shannon- She sang " I Have Nothing" this was not one of her best performances. She could have done a lot better with this song.

Deandre- He sang " Master Blaster" he did a great job with this song.

Skylar- She sang " Where Do Broken Hearts Go" She did a awesome job with her song. With her you can tell what ever song you give her to sing she will be able to sing it.

Heejun- He sang " All In Love is Fair" he did a good job with this song.

Hollie- She sang " All The Men That I Need" she did a really good job with this song.

Jeremy- He sang " Ribbon in the Sky" he could have done a lot better. This was not his best performance at all.

Jessica- She sang " Will Always Love You" this is the hardest song to sing by Whitney Houston and she did an awesome job with it. This is the best I have ever heard it sang. She is the one to beat right now.

Phil- He sang " Superstitious" this was an awesome job because he made sang it his own way. He is another one to try to beat this year.

Thursday night:

The way this elimination is going to go is, America gets to pick the bottom one of the girls and guys then the judges get to pick who is going home.

All the contestants sang together at the beginning of the show.

The runner up from last year Lauren Alaina came to sing her single " Georgia Peaches". Right now she is touring with Jason Aldeen.

Mary J. Blige was the mentor this week and she also sang her song " Why".

Ok this is what you are waiting for the people that were safe this week are:


The bottom three:

Girls                           Guys
Elise                           Jermaine
Erika                          Jeremy
Shannon                     Joshua

The ones that were safe out of this was:


The ones that the judges had to pick from are:

Shannon and Jeremy

The one that had to go home was:

I would like to here your comments about the show. I think the judges made a good choice this week. Thank you for taking your time to read this!♥


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Living With People That Have ADD!

Yes I know how it is to live with people that have ADD. It is not easy at all. You do need a lot of patients with them.

They start doing to many things at one time and forget what they start. If you ask them to do something while they are busy they will not hear you sometimes. It is hard for them to sit still like to watch a movie, do homework or write on the computer. To many things going through their head.

Then some things they do not remember only the things that mean the most to them. They will ask you the same question sometimes two hours later. They need to ask you a question right away or they will forget what they wanted to ask  you or wanted to tell you. They refuse to write it down on a piece of paper so they do not forget.

I am going to let you know about my kids and Drew. These are totally different types of ADD that I do deal with on a daily basis.

My son when he was in middle school is when I found out he had ADD. He was a slow learner also, we had to put him in a smaller class size. The teachers were wonderful they would explain everything to me whenever I wanted to know what was happening with my son. My son's ADD was with school work, to much moving around him and would think about different things all the time. He always wanted me to answer questions right away or talk to me right away so he would not forget what he wanted to talk about. My son is 25 years old now and has a six month old daughter and I hope the baby does not have ADD.

My youngest daughter was in high school when I found out she had ADD. She is not as bad as her brother.  Her's is keeping her mind on school work and having questions answered right away or wanting to talk to me right away. She does forget when I ask her to do something for me if I do not write it down for her. She will also ask me what days I work like two or three times a day. Like last night she wanted me to help her fill out some papers for college and she wanted it done right away. I was trying to relax and talking to Drew at the time. Some of her problem is she does need to grow up some more she is to demanding like her father and she has to get that out of her. She is in college now and is doing great.

Drew has ADD also his is totally different then my kids. He has to keep busy or he gets bored to easy. Some things are hard for him to remember and some are not, he can remember every album he has but can't remember to pick something up on the way home from work. I can call him on my break or lunch when I am at work and ask him to do something for me and he will forget because he does something else. He has a lot of things going through his head that he wants to write or do. One thing I can say he has not forgotten is my birthday for the two years that we have been together. But if I am having a bad day at work he will hear me and then when I get home there will be a single rose lying on the bed for me. I can tell you this much if it has to do with music or something he loves he will remember everything. He is a very sweet man and just wants me to be happy.

Yes even though I grow through all of this on a daily basis I would not change one thing. I love all three of them so much and I would not ask them to change one thing about themselves for me. I have learned how to deal with each one of them in their different ways. Yes it was an adjustment for me but I did it because of how much I love them. I also have done it because I want to make everyone happy.

I would like to hear if someone else goes through the same thing. Thank you for taking your time to read this!♥

Saturday, March 3, 2012

American Idol Top 13!

Yes this is the top 13 of the American Idol. On Tuesday night the guys sang and on Wednesday night the girls sang. Then Thursday night was the result show.

There was over 33 million votes to come in.

America picks the top ten. Then the judges are going to pick six contestants to sing for there life and one of the three spots that the judges get to pick. 

I am going to write a list of all the contestants and the songs that they sang.

Here is Tuesday night with the guys:

Reed- Moves Like Jagger
Adam- Think
Deandre- Reasons
Colton- Decode
Jeremy- Gravity
Aaron- Never Can Say Goodbye
Chase- Srorm Warning
Creighton- True Colors
Phil- In The Air Tonight
Eben- Set Fire To The Rain
Heejun- Angels
Joshua- You Pulled Me Through
Jermaine- Dance With My Father

They said that they were going to call one of the guys back for a number thirteen spot and that person was Jermaine. 

Here is Wednesday night with the girls:

Chelsea- Cowboy Cassanova
Erika- What About Love
Jen- One And Only
Brielle- Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Hallie- Feelin' Good
Skylar- Stay With Me
Baylie- Amazed
Hollie- Reflection
Haley- Sweet Dreams
Shannon- Go Light Your World
Jessica- Love You I Do
Elise- One And Only

Top 13 Contestants:

Jermaine (The Gentle Giant)

The six contestants to sing for the wild cards and there songs:

Jen- Oh Darling
Jeremy- I Know You Won't
Brielle- Someone Like You
Deandre- Georgia On My Mind
Erika- Edge Of Glory
Reed- Use Me

The Judges Picks:


Next Week the guys have to pick a Stevie Wonder song and the Girls have to pick a Whitney Houston song.
Mary J. Blige will be the first guest mentor.

I hope to hear your comments and who you are voting for. Thank you for taking your time to read this!♥