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Saturday, May 16, 2009


Fasten your seat belt, and let's go on a road trip!

Yeah, I've always been a real square.

Oh No! Look over there! Somebody spilled a big pile of wood on the street! What a mess!

Look at all of those street signs! I'm getting so confused. Can you check the map for me?


What is the name of the street that is marked in red?
That's where we need to turn.

Oh Look! My grandchildren's pictures are on the scoreboard at the ball game!

I'm trying to keep my eyes on the road. I couldn't see what Will Smith was advertising on that sign, could you?

Is someone picketing a business over there?

Oh, what a pretty garden!

Do you want to catch a movie?

Is this where I'm supposed to turn?

Look at that pretty Tudor-style home.

See if you can get some good music on the radio, 'cause you sure don't want me to start singing!

What a good lookin' young man. I wonder if he needs a ride? He looks kind of familiar. Oh! It's that really talented guy from Arkansas. He's a finalist on American Idol. What is his name? My memory is just not very good.

You're right, it's KRIS ALLEN! We won't need the radio, and I won't need to start singing. We'll just give Kris a ride, and we can enjoy his fantastic singing as we drive down the highway.

Thank you so much for going on a road trip with me! Please forgive my "not-so-subtle" messages, and please VOTE FOR KRIS ALLEN for American Idol on Tuesday night (Yes, I was afraid you might have missed the "hidden" messages while we were on the road trip!) laurie


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

you are so funny!!! Susan

ellen b. said...

Ha! He is so stinkin cute! I do want him to win over Adam for sure!!

soosie said...

Laurie Eve on a road trip!!! To Kris Allen -land or Allensaw or Krisallenation of Krisway..wherever
it was a good trip..I am so glad to know Danny Gokey is throwing his vote and fanbase toward this way..Your grands look so cute all bedecked in their Kris Allen T shirts..that's a lot of posing!!!
The million dollar question for all of us in Kornway, AR on Thur there life after Kris Allen?Susie

Judi said...

That was a fun road trip. How did you think of all of fun. Is there really a street named after him?...yet?
Your grandchildren were darling too...*s*..
I had fun!
hope you are having fun today too

Carrie said...

Very clever post...such fun!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh are such a hoot! I enjoyed the road trip! Your grandchildren are precious! But I have to say that you are blowing all the rest of us out of the water with your fabulous special effects!! Genius! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Robin said...



Robin :o)

Chandy said...

You are a hoot, Laurie! Thanks for the road trip! ;-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Cute cute cute, Laurie!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are so darn clever!! And how did you talk Danny into that? Well, he has my vote, sob sob, even if I wanted Danny so bad. And the grandkiddies looking so cute in their new t-shirts. WEll, Go KRIS. Hugs, Cindy

Silvia said...

oh laurie loved this post and i really like kris butttttt something tells me that adams is the one(sorry),i can't even vote i'm from canada.. good luck to both of them!lol


Miss Janice said...

Goodness gracious...when I first started reading this post, I thought "Oh no, she better NOT be going to the Finale!" This is soooo cute. I love American Idol. I have to say that I truly thought the finale would be between Danny and Adam. I do like Chris, I def think he can sing and he's cute...but shoot me girl, 'cuz I think Adam is going to win. Shoot me!

Kathy said...

You know Kris has my vote Laurie, your road trip was fun, especially as you went via London, and right by my old home near the barbican lol. I am sure my sister who lives there will vote for Kris too as she watches AI every week. happy monday, Kathy.

Anonymous said...

You sure are a fan! :-) Who would have though LoL. 2 more days of waiting . . .


Bridget said...

So am I understanding correctly that you want me to vote for, what's his name again, oh yeah Chris something or other? lol You clearly have not made up your mind who you are supporting yet have you?! Come on woman, it is tomorrow night, time to stop being wishy washy and pick your favorite.
I'd make fun of your blockhead but since you drive such a fancy car, I'll let it slide if you take me for a spin.

Denise said...



Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so cute! I am a Kris Allen fan too and I will be voting!!! He is just a little doll baby! All American Guy with a great voice!!

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog about "the wreck"! We are in recovery mode and waiting on estimates! No fun!

I hope you have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

Bo said...

Heehee Laurie...It's great to be back & thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. What a road trip...I must confess I quit watching AI when Clay lost to Rueben...but I WILL vote Tuesday for Kris Allen...hey, with a last name like that (same as mine) he's gotta be great! Loved this post!
;-) Bo

xashee's corner said...

oh how FUN!! lol i really enjoyed the road trip! um, what was that kid's name that rode along! he sure sang good! hehe Thank you soooooooooo very much for sharing the FUN!! Have a MARVELOUS day! :)

Rue said...

Hi Laurie :)

So you want people to vote for Kris Allen right??.... LOL You are too funny!


Kathleen said...

I guess I am going to have to are shaming me into it.
The last time I watched was when that Hicks guy won..whatever happened to him??? Idol today , gone tomorrow..:)

I think you have to send Janice an email and convert her..but be polite!

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL you are hilarious...and I have a feeling Kris Allen approves of this message! But alas...although I think he is a talented and very nice young man. I have to vote for the other guy...please don't hate me!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathleen Ellis said...

LOL! You are too funny! I guess I'm really square...I've never even watched the show!!!

Thanks for the bubble blowing tip...I LOVE it!
Have a happy week!

Lynda said...

Cute post, Laurie! I did not watch American Idol this season, so I don't have a favorite. Good luck to your guy!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

So Laurie, Who are you voting for tomorrow night on American Idol? LOL! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Connie said...

I just can't get into that show. There must be something else I am hooked on.
I do watch Dancing WTS. Not too much dancing lately but lots of hugs, and more.
TV is ending the season, you can tell.
That was a really funny post.You rock!

btw, that was my 2 grandsons, not just one. I guess they look alike, but I don't see it.


I'm getting it vote for Kris Allen?

LOL, consider it done!

Unknown said...

So Laurie? Have you decided who your going to back for American Idol? :)


Carol said...

Awesome post! Kris has my vote for sure!


SmilingSally said...

By the way, do you ever watch that program, American Idol? Who do you like?

Designs on 47th Street said...

Well Laurie, it took me 15 mins. of messing around, but I finally got this window to open! I just don't get it. It must be my slow computer and all of your comments/pictures.

Anyway, you always give me a giggle with your great posts, and I wish I knew how you do all those fun things! You must be so proud of a local boy making this far with Idol. I do really, really like Kris. I think it would be fun if he won.

Hey, that is one reason I go to the gym early. Otherwise I'd be making excuses all day why I can't go!

xinex said...

Cute post. Kris Allen better give you a hug and a kiss when he wins!...Christine

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I just love your blog! You are just too cute! And don't forget to vote for Kris Allen (in case you forgot). lol!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Ginger said...

Cute, cute post!!! I love watching American Idol and this season sure seemed to go by fast.
They are both great singers.

Judi said...

I know you aren't on here right now...but I am hoping you are watching American Idol right now! If I had your number I would have called you after that performance by Kris Allen! How proud is Arkansas right now??? I can feel the emotions right now!
They've just complete Round 1 and I LOVE Adam...and I agree that Kris surpassed Adam so far....may the best guy win..if there IS a best guy!

Joyce said...

Oh honey I needed a seat belt to keep me in my chair when he was singing tonight. He has me floating and light headed:)

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Oh,Laurie, you are soooo funny! What a great post. You must be Kris's biggest fan. If he wins, it'll be because of you and all your blogging friend!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Who did you say you want to win Idol? tee hee.....

cute post!! Whew! Are we there yet?


Soosie said...

Assistant Reporter Susie is headed to downtown Conway for tonight's show, I might's Ricky Nelson vs. Elvis, the king..David vs. Goliath..Conway vs. has been fun!!!Susie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

LOL! So I guess you like Kris? Oh well, we can still be friends. We'll know in a few hours who wins - I have to TIVO it because my husband isn't home and he wants to watch it with me. What torture!


Bridget said...

Did he win? It hasn't been revealed yet in my time zone!

Bridget said...

I'm happy for you and Chris! I only watched last night for the first time and he was my choice too.

Miss Janice said...

Congratulations to Chris or is it Khris....on winning American Idol! I'm happy for him, his family, and YOU!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

If I'm not mistaken Laurie, didn't the guy you wanted to win...umm..what was his name? (LOL)
Didn't he win last night?! Woo Hoo!!!!! I hope he sends you a singing telegram thanking you for your ad campaign girlfriend! You deserve it! I'm pretty sure it was you that brought in the winning votes!!! Congrats! Love Ya! Lauralu :)

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

LOL yahooooo! Laurie Congrats on your Win. Chris is an adorable guy and Im so happy for him. Im happy for Adam too. I don't think there is a loser once they make it to the top 6. This was an amazing year for Idol.

KBeau said...

This is great, Laurie. I'm so glad Kris won. Bet Susie was busting some buttons. You need to give me a lesson in PhotoShop.

LillyB said...

Hahahaha I think I have a slight concussion. I was laughing so hard I hit my head on my granite desk top! LOL
So um who are you pulling for in American Idol LOL just kidding!
This was fun!