Monday, June 15, 2009

Farmers Market New Hampshire

There are over 58 farmers markets in the tiny state of New Hampshire find one near you!

Advice for the week pick 1,2,3,4, or all!

1)  Have dinner with your family once this week

2)  Take a 10 minute walk by yourself or with someone else

3)  Watch the news for at least an hour collectively this week

4)  Buy something local (It's really easy)
example: Have you ever heard of the Country of Origin Legislation (COOL)? well it is in effect now and requires all fresh produce to be labeled as to where it is from.  When you go to the fresh produce isle see where your food is coming from.  I bought blueberries this week 2/$5 at Market Basket in Lee from Holt, California!  It's local!  Mexico=NOT LOCAL....just check out the labels and see what you can find.  You will be surprised.  It's even better if you can find a farmers market near you!  Near me there are locations in Exeter, Durham, Portsmouth, and  Kingston....can't get more local than that!

Go out and do it!  I dare you.

American Idol Try Outs

So.....the try outs were interesting to say the least! We waiting outside in the pouring rain for 4 hours starting at 5:00am. We didn't try out until 5:30pm. A lot of funny things occurred from the time we got there to the time we left. If you want details ask me!!! It was a great experience and it was well worth my time to show up and give it a try.

First round:
13 tables, 2 judges per table, audition = 30 seconds or until they say STOP YOU SUCK (well not really but basically)

What they are looking for: no idea!!!
My guess: You either have to be drop dead gorgeous, have an absolutely amazing voice, be funny looking, absolutely awful, dressed up in some silly costume... I'll stop my list there you get the picture.

So it was a good experience but 2 judges (joe shmoes) either say yay or nay and then you go to 3 more auditions before you can even see Simon which isn't until January. more details if you want to know more about it just ask! It was fun, I'm glad I went but not sure if I would ever try out again. I for sure would never take a plane anywhere to go and try out. I'd rather be Miss New Hampshire and say "I'M GOING TO VEGAS" (to compete for Miss America of course) than say "I'M GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!!!" (to compete for American Idol)