The judges are being pickier this year, which is good, because last year I felt the early rounds were muddied up by a lot of male genre singers (country, rock) who were competent but not very original/interesting. They got weeded out quickly, but still. I think it's generally easier for men to win over the judges with mere confidence + competence, because men project "confidence" in more blatant ways; they may also be more confident because they get praise all the time that isn't centered around their looks.
In other TV news:
- The Christmas episode of Downton Abbey made me cry. HAPPY TEARS.
- I'm really pissed about what's going on with Blair on Gossip Girl right now. Two, three episodes ago she was telling Chuck that even though she thought she loved her husband (then fiance) Louis, deep inside she had always loved him (Chuck), still loved him (more every day, "if it's even possible to love someone that much"!) and would always love him. And now, suddenly, she's hot for Dan instead? I'm supposed to believe this shit? That really, really deep inside, she loved Dan all along, like some kind of romantical turducken? UGH
What else? I don't know. I spent two hours at the DMV yesterday, but on the plus side they didn't tell me any of my documentation was wrong/insufficient, which usually happens, and I am now the proud owner of Colorado plates, which match the color of my car. Also, I'll be at AWP next week. Say hi if you see me! Wave if you can see me?