Stuff from the Wayback Machine

Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 by Travis Cody in
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Here are some notables from last night. These vocalists made us stop and listen.


Von
Matt
Jessica
Danny
Asa
Lil


Based on the 30-45 seconds we heard, I'd be fine with them making the Top 24. Thank you American Idol for showing us plenty of talent on last night's program. We'll see how things go for them in the Hollywood round.




Does anyone else read old blog posts? I like to go searching through my archives once in awhile, and when I do I often stumble upon something that bears repeating.

And so, let's take a trip in the Wayback Machine to an old Thursday 13 post from 27 Dec 2006.

13 Things The Women In My Life Have Taught Me

1. To own my decisions, for better or worse

2. That tears are natural

3. That you can either ask for help, or hang the picture crooked

4. That I don't have to become my father

5. That honor is in the act of service rather than the type of service

6. That sometimes a smile and a hug is enough

7. To be attentive and kind

8. To look for the words, to offer them with tact and compassion, and to remain silent when there are no words

9. To be silly

10. To love sport and competition

11. To respect and to trust

12. That what gets broken can be mended in the fullness of time

13. That two halves of the same whole can find each other

22 comments:

  1. I do that sometimes, sometimes to check on something, or sometimes just to see how differently I look at things.

  1. I broke my own rule and watched it last night. I usually can't suffer through the awful ones, but last night wasn't so bad. And there were a few shining stars!

    I love your T13, Trav! You must have some extraordinary women in your life. And don't you just hate a crooked picture?

  1. DrillerAA says:

    I did see some potential last night, but I am considering passing on the rest of the auditions and pick it up again when the competition begins.
    Yes, I do occasionally review old posts. The blog is a lot like an electronic diary/journal, so I often use it to recall fond memories with the grandcrew.

  1. i love this post trav. thanks for sharing it again because i either missed it or forgot. (the latter is quite possible in my case!)

    smiles, bee
    xxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  1. Marsha says:

    Great lessons to learn - AND remember.

    If I remember correctly, there will be a final 36 instead of 24 this year. One of the 'tweaks' they made to the show. Along with not focusing as much on the bad singers and there won't be a 'Idol Gives Back' show this year. And not so many 'theme' nights.

  1. some good lessons learned Mr Trev

  1. the weird thing for me here is that Lana and I were talking about Mr. Peabody just two nights ago. and I'd heard nothing about him for a very very long time.

  1. Anndi says:

    Did you mute and close your eyes when the banana dude was on? *giggle*

    I was in The Bunny for a while yesterday and it was so much fun chatting with old friends and commenting on what was on the show. *sigh*

    Two halves of a whole can definitely find each other... yup.

    Was that walk down memory lane triggered by something?

    SMOOCH

  1. I do use the wayback machine now and then.

    You have good women in your life travis...how cool you can appreciate it!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    The women in your life taught you real good Trav! :)

  1. Dianne says:

    what a wonderful list. you have clearly have fabulous women in your life - and you are wise enough to listen and remember

    I have never watched a single moment of American Idol.

  1. TopChamp says:

    still good lessons well learnt.

    I turned AI off... nearly watched it tonight though.

  1. Julie says:

    I think I need to do a post on 13 things Travis has taught me. Top on the list would be that lists made by Travis on what women in his life have taught him can most definitely bear repeating because some of these hit me like a thunderbolt that didn't before.

    Another thing i've realized is running around the kitchen with an oven hot au gratin potato will cool faster then if I stood still and blew on it.

  1. Julie says:

    But that's because it's 8 freakin' degrees outside and my kitchen is COLD!

  1. Julie says:

    I think I need to do a post on 13 things Travis has taught me. Top on the list would be that lists made by Travis on what women in his life have taught him can most definitely bear repeating because some of these hit me like a thunderbolt that didn't before.

    Another thing i've realized is running around the kitchen with an oven hot au gratin potato will cool faster then if I stood still and blew on it.

  1. Julie says:

    I think I need to do a post on 13 things Travis has taught me. Top on the list would be that lists made by Travis on what women in his life have taught him can most definitely bear repeating because some of these hit me like a thunderbolt that didn't before.

    Another thing i've realized is running around the kitchen with an oven au gratin potato will cool faster then if I stood still and blew on it.

  1. Wow...number 12 really hit me. You made some wonderful points.
    I'm glad you're not taunting me with any more photos of your office view!
    Those were awesome!
    Thanks to our satellite company and our local CBS and Fox affiliates, we can't watch Idol - my husband missed the playoffs (boy, talk about pissed!)!
    ~~~Blessings~~~

  1. BeckEye says:

    I was reading old blog posts the other night (AI ones, natch) and cracking up. Then I thought, "Wow, I'm really lame and a little self-obsessed." So I went to bed. :)

  1. JohnH985 says:

    I haven't seen any of the new Idol yet. I usually wait until they get down to the final 12. Some of the early shows are just downright meanspirited I find.

  1. Travis says:

    Terra: That's similar to what I do as well.

    WT4W: I hope they continue with the trend of showing more talent.

    Drilleraa: I think that one of the special things about having a blog is to be able to go back and read what you were thinking about in the past. I've never been a diarist, but this blogging thing works for me.

    Bee: No problem!

    Marsha: I think your right on the AI details.

    Sarge: I think so.

    Charles: Mr Peabody rocks!

    Ann: The mute was definitely on at that point. I did a search on something specific, and 40 posts came up with the words I was looking for, so I spent some time reading and this was one of the posts.

    Katherine: It's a useful little tool.

    Akelamalu: They are smart Ladies indeed.

    Dianne: It's not for everyone I guess, although they would like to think they are. LOL!

    TC: They didn't show as much talent on the first night as they did on the second.

    Julie: You're silly!

    Gracie: I'll taunt you some more soon!

    Beck: It's not lame. You're just revitalizing your inspiration so you can be witty and pithy.

    John: I feel the same way, which is why I keep the mute button close by. But Wednesday night was ok.

  1. jennifer says:

    Yes, I did that recently to submit some posts to a Blogapalooza for a 2008 review. It made me realize that I tried harder when I first started, and yet, I have found a groove that works for me.

    I REALLY liked your post from the Way Back machine. The women in your life must be very proud when they read those things.

    Have a great weekend Travis.

  1. #9 is COMPLETELY true!