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-Karaoke Contest a Sham

Last night we attended a karaoke contest at Chipper Lanes in Fort Collins. The contest was touted as an international karaoke contest with live judges. The winner receives $4,000 and a recording session. The contest  started last night and runs  for several months with the winners of each session competing  in a semi-final  and eventually  traveling to  Florida to compete in the finals.  

A good friend from Denver is an avid karaoke  singer  with real singing  talent so she decided to compete in this competition.  Just for fun, I signed up as  well.  

Turns out the entire competition is a sham. They claim to be judging on performance, accuracy and vocal ability, but the  guy who won did an ear piercing version of Prince’s  Kiss, and though the guy was highly entertaining in the way  a drunk friend might be entertaining performing a Prince song,  his  vocal abilities were horrendous.  In addition, we found out at the end of the competition the so-called “judges” were simply sponsors of the event.  

We had a lot of fun, but were disappointed to find out the contest was not serious; at least they didn’t  charge us admission and  several in our group  won raffel  prizes, so  in the end, the  outing was worth it.    

-Coming Soon…

The following reviews will be posted soon…

Rambo (not Oscar-worthy, but good, dirty, bloody fun)

U2 3D (we’re seeing this in Denver tonight! probably the only way I’ll ever be able to afford to see my favorite band in concert)

Is it really 2008?

I have been negligent and that is exactly what they warn against in blogging.  

Quite frankly, I’m considering breaking this blog into three different blogs – a movie review site, restaurant review site and book review site.  

This whole blogging world is so intriguing for me as a writer and as a girl with a whole lot of opinions, but I also have 2 other jobs (3 technically) and so I really need to figure out how to make blogging generate some $$, otherwise I’m just not inspired to keep it up!

So for those of you who keep checking in, I do apologize about my negligence.   I have been busy reading, eating out and seeing movies, but haven’t given my two cents about any of it.

For the record, I think Atonement is WAY OVERRATED and I’m going to be super annoyed when it walks away with a dozen Oscars.

Snowiest December on Record

163_6304.jpgIt appears Colorado has set a new record for December snow fall.   I don’t know the exact numbers, but I will post it, as soon as I locate the information.   We have at least a foot in our front yard and as much as three feet in areas where the snow has drifted.   The snow from yesterday is the consistency of sand, not good snowball making material, but great ice making material.   The roads have been slick as glass for the last 48 hours.  

My car’s outside temp monitor read -11  degrees  at 7:50  a.m.    

I am looking forward to strapping on my snowshoes later today and trekking around the two lakes near my house.  

It looks like the snow will be sticking around for awhile.   Today’s high is 20 degrees and  it’s staying  in the 30’s for the next several days.

Winter in Colorado… it’s  beautiful, especially when the sun is  shining, making the  snow  sparkle like a million diamonds.  

Dog Owners Beware

An interesting  court case is going on in Arvada, CO.   If people are allowed to sue over being scared by a big dog, we’re all going to be in big trouble.   If cities start putting dogs down for scaring people, we’re in even bigger trouble.

My personal opinion, after reading the info on the website and listening to the dog owner on Peter Boyles’ radio show, I’ve concluded 1. this is an extreme case of breed discrimination (had this been a small dog that “attacked” this woman, nothing would have come of it) and 2. the woman who claims to have been “attacked” is simply looking for  a pay day through insurance or another route and after several years of working for insurance defense attorneys in Denver, I have absolutely zero tolerance for these types of people – they are the worst kind of people.  

Please visit: www.rolodog.com

In everything I’ve read and heard about this case, this incident was not an “attack” – if it had been someone probably would have ended up severely injured or dead.   It appears by all the documentation, no actual skin was broken in the so-called “attack.”

This could set some pretty nasty precedent if the dog is put down.   Please  read the  details  as laid out on the website  and sign the petition linked on the  website above.   Please pass this information on to as many people as possible (especially dog owners).

Three new reviews posted!

This weekend…  

Should you waste your money on I am Legend?

Where should you go out for a nice dinner?

These questions will be answered by taking a peek at my reviews on I am Legend, Max Gill & Grill and Wynkoops.  

Also, if you’re looking for something good on television – check out my post from yesterday where I recommend several of my favorite reality television shows.

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