Tuesday, March 27, 2007

MARCH 27, 2007

Thanks to Idol Maniac from Idol Forums, we have some rumored song spoilers for this week. This week’s theme is “Songs That Have Inspired Gwen Stefani” rather than the very broad theme “Pop Songs” that was reported last week in the press.

Lakisha Jones - “Love Has a Mind of It’s Own” by Donna Summer
Blake Lewis - “Love Song” by the Cure
Jordin Sparks - “Hey Baby” by No Doubt
Chris Richardson - “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt
Gina Glocksen - “Just Like A Pill” by Pink
Phil Stacey - “Every Breath You Take” by the Police
Haley Scarnato - “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper
Sanjaya Malakar - “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5
Melinda Doolittle - “Sunset People” by Donna Summer
Chris Sligh - “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by the Police

Performance Order
1. Lakisha (Blue Dress, very long, jewlery all over)
2. Blake (Black Pants, White Dress Shirt)
3. Jordin (Pink Dress, splits down the leg)
4. Chris R (Black Shirt, Black Shorts, Bandana)
5. Gina (Black tank top and white skirt)
6. Phil (Blue Shirt, Black Pants)
7. Haley (Long pink dress)
8. Sanjaya (Tight black pants, and puffy blue shirt)
9. Melinda (Huge Gown, bigger then Lakisha’s, Red)
10. Chris Sligh (Brown shirt, and black pants)

Ford Video:“Push” By Matchbox 20, but breaks into “Love Will Save The Day”.

Not all of us have to go into a brightly lit office and slave away for The Man all day. Some of us are lucky enough that we could even work NAKED if we wanted to. Here are a few ways you can make the most out of working from home. . .

1.) HAVE A SEPARATE WORK SPACE. It's nice to be able to work from your bed. . . or wherever. . . but you should have a specific area in your place that's ONLY for work.

2.) GET DRESSED. Not every day. . . but to remind yourself what it's like in the "real world". . . put on some regular clothes instead of sweats or boxers.

3.) MAKE APPOINTMENTS. To keep an actual social life. . . make appointments with friends and family so you can head out of the house.

4.) HAVE SET WORK HOURS. This is a biggie. Not surprisingly, people who work from home have the tendency to slack off and procrastinate. Stick to a schedule and put all your work away when it's done.

5.) DON'T ONLINE SHOP. Sure, occasionally buying stuff online is okay. But it's very easy to become addicted to it. Careful with this one.

6.) DON'T ISOLATE YOURSELF. It's important to go out and see people occasionally. Don't hole yourself up in your house. You'll start to go stir crazy. It's important for your own sanity.

7.) LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW YOU'RE WORKING. When you work from home. . . it tends to give your friends and family the impression they can still call you to talk or just randomly come over and hang out with you. Limit the time spent with them or the length of phone conversations the same way you would if you worked at an office.

8.) ADOPT A PET. Working from home makes you the ideal pet owner. You're always there. . . and the pet would very rarely be left alone. If it's something you're interested in. . . you should consider doing it.

9.) DON'T RAID THE FRIDGE. It's very tempting to constantly go to the fridge. . . but try to set regular meal hours.

Coca-Cola has announced that they're creating a new version of Diet Coke that'll be more than just water, caffeine and chemicals. It's called Diet Coke Plus, and it'll be made out of water, caffeine, chemicals. . . and traces of vitamins.

Diet Coke Plus will have small amounts of B3, B6, B12, zinc and magnesium in it. . . and is set to hit stores in April. They aren't planning to change the regular Diet Coke recipe, though. . . so you can still get vitamin-free Diet Coke if you want.