Monday, May 26, 2008
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Friday, May 23, 2008
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
That was sure fun to watch....
but i have to tell what happened..this was kind of funny but might not have been funny at all....earlier today i was thinking...i bet idol will go over their time slot?? (i taped it so we could all sit down and watch it together after everyone got home last night) so we were watching it and it gets right to the part where Ryan opens the envelope and says...the winner of American idol 2008 is....... and then my dvr stopped!!!!!!! my family was sitting there with stunned looks on their faces (because the actual program has been over for like an hour now) and i piped up and said....arn't ya glad i decided to tape the next show?...ah what relief...so we went to the next show and watched the end of idol....what a great end....i would have been happy with either winning and Archie will be just fine I'm sure! he will have several offers before the day is over I'd bet
then i found out that i must not have been the only one this happened to!!!
By Tom Weber, Wall Street Journal
“The winner is . . . David . . .” Argh!
That’s how last night’s “American Idol” finale wrapped up for some viewers who had taped the show on TiVos and other digital-video recorder devices. Because “Idol” ran slightly long, some DVRs cut off the show before the winner was revealed–leaving those viewers hanging at the most suspenseful moment.
The poorly timed cutoff has become something of a tradition for the Fox program. Viewers who timeshifted the show with DVRs were denied the climactic moment last year, too.
If anything, this year’s incident was worse. The “Idol” finale came down to two contestants, both named David. Some viewers report that their DVRs stopped recording just after host Ryan Seacrest uttered the words, “The winner, by 12 million votes, of ‘American Idol’ 2008 is . . . David” -- but before he revealed the last name. (The winner was David Cook, who bested David Archuleta.)
How can this problem be avoided? If Fox fails to ensure that the show ends as scheduled, DVR owners must pad their recording times to catch the overrun. That’s a common tactic for recording football games and other live shows of indeterminate length, but it isn’t usually needed for regularly scheduled primetime programming. (Fox is owned by News Corp., which also owns Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal and this blog.)
Posted by Francie at 4:57 PM
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Well school is winding down for this year....we have been extremely busy trying to keep up with all the end of year activities. Last Saturday we had our closing orientation with our exchange kids and that was alot of fun..its always sad when they go but its fun looking forward to a new chapter in their lives and a new one in ours with the new kids that will be coming in about 8 weeks or so.
Noah and Sawyer are playing baseball and Rich is their coach this season..they have improved so much in just the last year or so and can really hit the ball and seem to really have their heads in the game. Rich is a great coach and he is really enjoying doing that.
Quade has had a bunch of fun field trips and is really doing well in school and he and his aid are looking forward to being at the brand new school next year...they have a great new director/teacher and a great new classroom where they can do more hands on life skills kinds of things.
Taylor is just growing up so fast that its frightening! LOL but she has turned into the best babysitter and helper a mom could ask for...her temperament has changed and she is more "likable" LOL which is kind of weird because i always thought they got worse when they were teenagers not better....but boy am i NOT complaining!!!
Austin "graduated" again yesterday from his super seniors group at school. He walked in the graduation ceremony last year with the class that he grew up with but he did not receive his diploma. He will continue on in the high school through his 22nd year unless plans change somewhere along the way depending on his interests. But at the end of every year they have a ceremony for just the kids in his special class so they get to wear their cap and gown and its a very nice ceremony. He will receive his diploma when he is all finished up at the high school..but more importantly (to him) he was told in the ceremony that he will receive a life time athletic pass to all the athletic events at the school for the rest of his life because he is one of the best fans in history!
Hayden had his closing banquet for track last night...it was very nice and we had a nice dinner and they had a video presentation and awards. He received an award for most improved in the field events and now has another shinny plaque to hang on the wall...He working at papa johns delivering pizza. And he is getting ready for a busy summer with football camps.
and last but not least...Brittnee....(she has her own blog now so you can check that out if you would like) she is doing fantastic and is absolutely loving her new job. She loves working with the boys and the horses and says she is learning more then she has at any other job. She loves the people she works with and is making alot of new friends. She has found herself a "new man" and she seems to be head over heels for him. We have spent some fun time getting to know him through emails...luckily he has a good sense of humor to put up with all the crazy questions we have been asking him..and if all goes as planned we will meet him over the 4th of July weekend.
ok...so that is the latest update from the Jones'
Posted by Francie at 9:45 AM
Monday, May 19, 2008
Posted by Francie at 8:50 AM
Friday, May 16, 2008
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
ok so both Madison and Wendy tagged me...i will start with madi's cuz its easy....
5 things on my list of things to do today:
1. Today is almost over but i still have to... make 24 copies of the EF Video
2. Do another load of laundry
3. Put Quade to bed
4. Watch Idol and make sure Siesha gets voted out
5. humm...finish this tag!
5 Snacks I enjoy:
1. Chex mix
2. Mike and Ikes
3. milk duds
5. Fruit with Cream cheese/marshmellow dip
5 things I would do if I suddenly became a billionaire:
1. Buy a House
2. Buy a new car
3. Help out family members
4. Pay off all my bills
5. Buy Madi a Panda LOL
5 places I've lived:
1. Chandler, AZ
2. Mesa, Az
3. Pinetop Az
4. Meridian Idaho
5. Pendleton, Or
5 jobs I've held:
1. worked at McDonald's
2. Worked as a Photographer
3. Receptionist for an Eye Doctor
4. Receptionist for a group of doctors
5. Coordinator for EF
5 things people don't know about me:
ummm this is hard....i don't know that there is anything people don't know
1. i have been to Hawaii like 7 or 8 times (lost count)
2. i get physically ill at the thought of speaking in front of a group/church
3. I have been the beehive advisor for like 5 years
4. i don't really care for chocolate...i eat it on occasion but its not a must have
5. I would love to be an OB nurse but i doubt i would ever go back to school.
1. Wendy M
2. Wendy S
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Monday, May 12, 2008
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
Posted by Francie at 7:40 PM
Friday, May 9, 2008
Posted by Francie at 9:16 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Posted by Francie at 10:33 AM
Here are some video clips of the program...be sure and go to the bottom of the blog and pause the music before viewing the video.
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Saturday, May 3, 2008
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Friday, May 2, 2008
Regional in Track took place today (and tomorrow)... Hayden did discus today and he shocked our shorts and got 4th in region and gets to go to state next week!! He got a personal best of 116...he does shot put tomorrow. WAY TO GO HAYDEN!
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I hear there is video tape (dash cam LOL) of the "Answer Incident" if i can get my hands on it i will try and post it.
Posted by Francie at 11:17 PM
For anyone following along in our crazy life, Im Sorry for no new posts lately....we just got a new computer and it has taken us alittle while to get it all up and running and get all my junk from the old computer transfered to the new one..it has really been a chore...I will be posting something new in the next few days. I Promise!
Posted by Francie at 9:23 AM