WOW! I finally did it - after months of thinking about starting my own Blog, I got up the courage to go through the whole "3 Step Process" of creating my own little corner in Cyberspace. My favourite part was getting to choose my pretty pink template. I'm not sure why I chose pink, because it's definitely not my favourite colour - so look for that to change in the near future!
So I bet you're wondering what "Jill's World" is going to be all about. Well, it's going to be exactly that - what's going on in my world. It's going to be a place for me to write about...well, whatever the hell I want! From my family and friends, to my favourite TV shows, to my favourite hockey team (GO SENS GO!), to current events...whatever my little heart desires. If anyone wants to comment, or add their own thoughts and stories, be my guest! Hey, maybe no one will ever read it, and it'll just be me posting my own stuff and talking to myself. That's OK too.
So what to begin with? Perhaps the fact that I'm dog-tired from staying up late last night watching the CCMA's just to see one of my favourite bands, Emerson Drive, perform. Don't you hate that, when you're watching an awards program, and heading into every commercial break the annoying voice-over lady or gent says, "Coming up next - ___________!!" - fill in the blank with the ONE person or performer you're dying to see?? And while you're holding out hope that maybe, just maybe, he/she/they really ARE coming up next, you know damned well that you're going to have to wait until the final 2 minutes of the 4-hour long program to see what you really want to see. (OK, slight exaggeration there - the Canadian Country Music Awards are only 2 hours. Not quite like the Oscars, but after two hours of watching the Roadhammers win everything, it was starting to feel like a lot longer...)
Emerson Drive is one of the few groups I would definitely say is worth staying up for. They won me over at the Shawville Fair several years ago, especially when I bumped into lead singer Brad in the beer tent after the show. He was an absolute sweetheart, and he was so polite and funny, even with a drunk girl hanging off his arm (that would be me). I just bought their new CD, "Countrified", last week, and I love it. So I was willing to wait until 10:58 to watch them perform. But now here's the kicker - it appears the show was running a little late, so by the time Brad and the boys took the stage, there was only enough time for CBC to show approximately 2 seconds of their new, high-energy, crowd-pleaser "Countrified Soul" before cutting to the news. Yes, that's right. THE NEWS. Arggghhh!!!!
So yeah, I'm tired, and a little bit pissed. The only other highlight of the show for me was seeing Aaron Pritchett (a headliner at Shawville Fair two weeks ago) joined on-stage by Tyler Connelly of Theory of a Deadman, singing "The Weight". Otherwise it was pretty boring, and the lame-ass sportscaster-type commenting by Colleen Jones and some other lame-ass guy was really...well...lame-ass.
I'd better get rested up at some point today, though, because I've got a big night ahead of me. Not only is there Quyon Ball tonight (and the playoffs, nonetheless...wheee!), but tonight also marks the finale of Big Brother: All-Stars, and the final performance episode of Rockstar - my two favourite summer shows drawing to a close. My predictions? Boogie will take Big Brother (even though I wish Will had been in the final two), and it'll be a toss-up between Toby and Lukas on Rockstar (with Lukas being my personal pick). Can't wait to see how it all pans out!!
So there - Blog #1 in Jill's World in the books! Look for my thoughts on both Big Brother and Rockstar:Supernova tomorrow.