Thursday, May 25, 2006
Morning Edition - 5/25/06
Idol Proves Looks Aren’t Everything
At the start of season five of American Idol, contestant Taylor Hicks appeared to be an unlikely candidate for the show and a sure-fire cast-off. His gray hair and oddly Ray-Charles-ish personality made it almost impossible for anyone to predict he’d make any connection with the young target audience of Idol. Last night, however, showed how your looks and physique are not necessarily the only factors for success. Hicks seemed to wield his personality all season long and captured the hearts of America winning the coveted title of American Idol.
Let the Summer Begin
This weekend marks the start of summer 2006. As we all know too well, summer is the season that flies by the fastest and we’re left looking back from our Labor Day perches wondering what happened to the warmest 90-or-so days of the year. This is your chance folks. Take a moment to plan ahead for summer fun. Beach weekends, outdoor activities – even camping, can be a part of your agenda. Memorial weekend is also Black Pride Weekend in Washington, DC. Men and women of color flock from all over the country to congregate in our nations Chocolate City to enjoy the gayest weekend of color in the northeast. So let the games begin! Bring on the sun and take summer 2006 by the horns!
…and cut! You’ve been thinking about it for a while, but don’t know how or when to do it. It’s time to do it now though and you can feel it in your deepest recesses. What do you intend to cut-out of your life this summer – and hopefully for good? What do you believe your biggest challenge is for keeping it out of your life? What makes you so sure it must be eradicated from your life?
Keep passin’ the open windows…