Message in a Bottle - Round 2

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Thanks for the well wishes regarding my shoulder pain. I'm doing better fact, I woke up as pain free as I ever get and worked an entire day with no trouble. I'm a little sore this evening, but nothing like the last few days.

My man David Cook is safe on the show that shall not be named. I'm pretty happy about that. I don't know if he can win. But I'm thinking that the closer DC gets to top four or five the better chance I'll have to buy his CD later this year.

There was a bit of a shock as Michael Johns was eliminated. He never really connected with me, or with Pam, but I know he was the favorite of some of my blogging pals. So to them I say, I'm sorry your guy is out.

Now Queen Mimi has decreed that there should be a second round of Messages in Bottles.

If you didn't participate in this meme the last time it went around, I encourage you to give it a try. It's a Mimi original, and you can see more than 220 messages at the official Message in a Bottle website.

I've done a couple. This is my first one...

...and here's my second one.

Now as a humble subject of our dear Queen, I submit my third message.

If you want to participate, here are the instructions:

1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle

2. Right click and Save the graphic above

3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture

4. Return your anonymous "Message In a Bottle" to Mimi via email at

5. Your virtual bottle will remain afloat in the Blogosphere Ocean for all blogernity.

You may post the virtual bottle on your own website as long as a direct link is placed back to the Message in a Bottle blog. The graphic may not be altered. Your submission will be numbered and dated. Send in as many as you'd like. If you choose to remain anonymous, no identifying information will EVER be disclosed to anyone. You can also choose NOT to be anonymous in which case Mimi will post the name and url of your website.

Have a great weekend babies!


  1. TopChamp says:

    Glad you're feeling better.

    I thought about doing the message in a bottle but can't come up with a message I want to share just now.

    It's a toughie.

  1. Shelby says:

    I was a little suprised that M. Johns got eliminated. Felt like it should've been Sayesha(sp?) or Kristy Lee. Hopefully next week for one of them.

    David's my pick. Next best is Jason Castro, then Brooke White. Having said that, none of the alternatives have what David has. He is a super star.

    David A. has a very nice voice, but he's no star in my book.

  1. Marsha says:

    While Micheal was not my favorite I was totally shocked that he got eliminated. I felt sure it was time for Syesha to be gone. All in all, I'm thinking it's going to get down to a battle of the 'Davids' in the end.

  1. Schmoop says:

    There is nothing so sad as ann empty liquor bottle. Cheers Trav!!

  1. Liz Hill says:

    C A K E!!!!!

    Happy Birthday Sugar

  1. Kimmie says:

    Hey Trav...I was shocked last night when Michael Johns was voted off. I liked him alot and he was my first pick in the beginning before DC won my heart. He is awesome. I think that we will be seeing more of MJ's though, I saw Randy Jackson talking to him in his ear at the end of the show. All I can think of is that everyone must have thought he would be safe and didn't cast a vote for him. How very sad. I think one of the two gals should have gone home instead. I hope our DC wins this, but we know either way he is going to be a winner. :-)

    I like your messages in a bottle. I think I will do one this time. Thank You Travis for posting this again.

    I am happy to hear your shoulder is feeling better. You had me worried there for a bit. Warm Hugs My Friend.

  1. Kimmie says:

    Happy Birthday Travis! I am sorry, I didn't know. Save me a piece of your cake....I LUVVvv Cake!

  1. lovely sentiment trav and one i totally embrace! glad you hear you feel better too...

    smiles, bee

  1. WOO... almost pain free..that is special...You know I understand the pain thing and Pam is a strong lady...
    I never connected with Mr. Johns either and he never took the advice of the judges to keep it R&B...

    Happy Birthday My Most Excellent Friend

  1. Mimi tagged me too so I will need to do that this weekend. Glad your shoulder is better oh and....


    David Cook has my votes too. Glad we are on the same page. I was sad Michael Johns went as he had MUCH more talent than Barbie Lee Cook or Syesha - who is not now nor ever will be Whitney and does anyone REALLY want another Whitney anyhow?????!

  1. Happy, Happy Birthday, dear Travis! I hope you have a spectacular day!

  1. it's your BIRTHDAY trav??? i had to come back for cake honey. have a wonderful day...

    smiles, bee

  1. I've been tagged for this but it may be a bit before I can get to it. we're coming up on final exams.

  1. Julie says:

    Happy birthday you dear Hunk 'O Man! Love ya! Another MIAB? Woo! Guess I better think of something profound huh?

  1. Sick sucks, better is good, I like your bottle.

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Hey, a little bird on a big leather couch told me it was your birthday. Have a great one!!!

  1. Linda says:

    Those messages are virtually wonderful!

    Glad to hear your shoulder is feeling better and just in time for your birthday, too!

    Have a fantastic day and an even better year filled with love, laughter, and happiness!

  1. Angell says:

    Glad to hear your shoulder's feeling better.

    Love the bottles - great messages.

    I had to pick up my jaw when I saw that Michael was eliminated. You know at least two of those girls are thanking their lucky stars.

    And have a fantabulous birthday honey. :D


  1. Sandee says:

    Very well done Travis. I love them all. You and Pam have a great day and weekend. :)

  1. Marsha says:

    I missed the birthday thing....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope it's a great one.

  1. Glad you're feeling better Travis! I love your message and now I'd better get to mine! :D

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Good to hear your shoulder is a little better Trav. I love all three of your 'messages', those should keep you out of Mimi's dungeon forever! :)

  1. Kimmie says:

    Hey Trav...come see my Messages In A Bottle when you get a chance.

  1. Anndi says:

    Happy Birthday Travis! Enjoy your cake.

  1. Gail says:

    Happy birthday, dear

  1. TC: Take your time. This is one of those memes that has no time limit.

    Shelby: I was a little surprised, but not really shocked. It's all down to the people that vote for the whole two hours.

    Marsha: I thought it was gonna be Syesha or Carly when I saw the bottom three.

    Matt: Maybe a limp...uhm...nevermind.

    Turn: Thank you dear.

    Kimmie: I'm glad DC made it another week. I'm just hoping for top 5.

    Bee: Silliness, dancing, playing, and peace...good stuff!

    V: Almost is pretty damn good for me.

    Starr: No more Whitney I say!

    Songbird: I shall do my very best!

  1. Bee: Enjoy the CAKE!

    Charles: Take your time. This one just keeps on going.

    Julie: Something profound or something silly!

    Sarge: Better is definitely better.

    Drilleraa: It's been ok so far.

    Linda: I enjoy doing the message bottles. I think it's one of the better memes out there.

    Angell: As Soul Patrol knows so well, it's all down to the fanbases.

    Sandee: Glad you like them!

    Marsha: Doing well so far.

    Teach: Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  1. Akelamalu: Let's hope so anyway!

    Kimmie: I'll be by soon!

    Anndi: Thanks.

    Gail: Hugs darlin.

    Thanks to all for birthday and health wishes! I appreciate them all!

  1. Scarlet says:

    I'd like to try this with a real bottle, always wanted to. Thanks for inspiring me. :)

  1. A little birdie told me it was your birthday. Standing. Clearing throat. Rendering.....Monroe Pencil Skirt blowing in the wind...."Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Travis. Happy birthday to you."

    Stepping off the grate. Sitting.
    Quietly folding hands and waiting for your next 29th year to appear.
    You are 29....right?

    I know I have been for many years. It's a great age!

    Hugs to you and Pam on your birthday.

  1. I shall come back in a few to pontificate upon the marvelous bottles. They're awesome!

  1. BeckEye says:

    I thought those dogs were doing it at first.

    My shock and anger from MJ's ouster is wearing off. I realize that he will be better off without that stupid show and their stupid limitations. Still, I'm going to miss looking at his lusciousness every week.

  1. Oh my. More bottles.... Time is fleeting. I may have to call on Dr. Who for an extension.

  1. Jeff B says:

    Nice additions to the ocean.

    Happy Birthday too.

  1. Mimi says:

    Your message bottle is now afloat in the vast blogosphere ocean. You are Message In a Bottle #239.
    Feel free to toss in a bottle whenever you feel the urge to send a message. The blog ocean is always open. You never know what might wash ashore.
    Message In A Bottle #239

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the third bottle!

    Hugs on the pain thing... Feel better soon!

  1. Meribah says:

    Wooo! You're preaching to the choir cuz the puppy loves to play! :D

  1. Unknown says:

    D'oh! I've got to do that one too!

    Er...and I blame Justin Timberlake for letting Michael go.

  1. TopChamp says:

    Trav - is this your birthday? Rather was Friday your birthday?????????

    Hope you had a lovely time x

  1. Scarlet: You are most welcome.

    Mimi: Wooooo! Age is only a number...I'm 44.

    Beck: But you can look at him every and youtube.

    Jamie: Yup yup yup.

    Jeff: Thanks!

    Lois: I'm doing much better now, thanks.

    Meri: I know you do! **tosses frisbee**

    Dana: I'm sure the timbersnake is at fault some how.

    TC: It was Friday.

  1. cathy says:

    Belated birthday wishes Trav.
    I'm trying to think of a message for my bottle but I haven't got anything yet.

  1. Hey Trav! I am over-joyed to hear you are feeling better!

    Now - let me start by saying I really, really love David Cook, and my husband is my witness that I have been saying for several weeks now "David Cook is just wasting his time with AI now, because he could already be at the top of the charts. He's awesome!". Now, with that said - I must admit, I ♥ Michael Johns and was near tears when he was sent home. Even Hubs was saying "NO freaking WAY!" Yes, I admit, I like to 'look' at Michael Johns just as much as I like to hear him - but, the man does have lots of talent!

    OK, OK, I'm rambling again (I do that)... I LOVE your messages in the bottles - you are SO cool Trav!

    Oh, and if you are bored and are interested, I've started a new Sunday meme all about animal/critter photos at Camera-Critters. I'd be thrilled if you joined!

  1. WAIT!!! It's your birthday???????? Oh my gosh! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Happy (belated) Birthday, Trav! I hope you´ve had a blast!

    Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking care of H2.0 and me. It means so much to me!

  1. Cathy: Thanks! I'm sure you'll come up with something. Take your time.

    Misty: The more exposure DC gets, the better off he'll be. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

    Sanni: Thank you dear, and you are most welcome.

  1. Grandy says:

    I'm so glad you're feeling better, Travis!! Great job on the messages in the bottle. ;)

  1. RW says:

    Those are good ones!!