May 14th, 2008

Charah coffee

useytuheta. I don't know...I have no words. *more incoherent noises*

Need to get this out of my system before I can do work.



What happened to Collective Soul? No more The World I Know OMG BOO I'M DEVASTATED. Switchfoot?!?! I don't listen to Switchfoot omg and I have no idea what that song is and I can't sample it OMG David why do you ALWAYS do this to me.

And and and shitttttttttt



OMGGGGGGGGG. I'M GOING TO DIE. This thought alone will be enough to get me through today and it will give me fuel to finish my impossible research by the 11.30 a.m. deadline.

OMG DAVID!!!!!!!!!!

Charah coffee

Much happier today.

I have thirty minutes until it's time to let David kill me gently with his songs and his voice and his sexiness and his hotness and his intensity and his talent and his being Sex on Two Legs, so let me make this quick.

Today was immensely better than yesterday. Still kind of woke up in a foul mood, but I've concluded that I'm simply not a morning person no matter how you cut it. The fact that my mood got considerably better at 9-something in the morning probably also had to do with how I was, like, totally on this David Cook high and we all know by heart how this person whom I don't even know personally has this uncanny ability to make me super happy.

Of course, after I wrote the previous entry I realised that I really had to Lawnet the shit out of my two hours in order to show my boss (neither Partner Mentor nor Associate Mentor; someone else that Partner Mentor dumped me with hahaha) some research. I did already have a few cases, but I just wanted to make sure that I didn't leave anything out.

Well, whatever it is, I have no idea if I left anything out or not. Yeah. He came by my work station at 11.30 and asked how things were going and I showed him what I had, and he saw something that was not in favour of the case and kind of freaked out and asked me to look for something else. So I spent the rest of the day looking for that something else and finish up on what I was tasked to do earlier. At 5.30 I brought my stack of cases (which I only glanced through to be honest; if I read all those cases in detail, I would've freaking fallen asleep. I am a lousy, shit-assed intern, omg) up to Boss' office (we're like, on different floors, WTF, though I'm on the same floor as Partner Mentor - I think that's kind of the point. But then I don't really talk to him very much). He was on the phone with the client so I stood outside and waited, and when he was done and waved me in, he was in the midst of typing an email about the case to whomever, I can't remember. So I sat there and watched him type his email while he asked me stuff and made small talk.

He's damn funny. He told me that they're gonna move him downstairs and asked me to help him check out the size of the empty room and tell him if it's bigger than his current room. Needless to say, I was muchly, MUCHLY amused and wanted to burst out laughing but of course I didn't. I did totally burst out laughing, as did he, when he asked me what a certain 's. 7' referred to in one of the cases. I said, "That's a very good question."

Way to go, Self. But the moment of truth, i.e. the moment I realised that, contrary to what I initially believed, I didn't totally sleepwalk through my first two years of law school, came when I educatedly guessed that it was s. 7 of the Civil Law Act - and indeed it was! Oh my god, I rule the world, totally. I was all, "Oh my god, I remember something from Land Law! I'm so proud of myself!"

Note to self: Avoid random self-congratulatory outbursts in front of people in whose presence such outbursts should never be uttered please, thank you very much.

Anyway, in the end I left the office at like, 6.50 p.m. Bright side: Train was actually NOT CROWDED. Down side: I was so hungry that I went to Subway to buy myself a double chocolate cookie when I felt myself on the verge of fainting from hunger. I wasn't going to buy one actually, then I realised it's COOKIE as in MY COOKIE and today is AMERICAN IDOL PERFORMANCE NIGHT which totally meant that I HAD TO BUY MYSELF A COOKIE AND EAT IT, so I bought a double chocolate cookie.


On another note, the second happiest moment of my day was when three associates brought another intern and I out for lunch at this amazing Indian vegetarian restaurant. OMGGGGGG. I ordered a masala dosa (they spelled it dosa on the menu though it's probably dosei right?) and I had no idea what a 'dosa' was and I didn't want to ask 'cause it would be blatantly obvious that I hardly ever eat Indian which is utterly embarrassing considering I'm, like, Singaporean and consider myself cosmopolitan (in a limited context, anyway), so I ordered that based on the words "spice" and "potatoes".

OH MY GOD IT WAS AMAZINGGGGGG. It's strange - I do really like Indian food, but I hardly ever eat Indian. Why is that? I was so excited about how amazing my food was that my first thought was, "MUST TELL MOM SO THAT WE CAN COME HERE TOGETHER."

Strange, isn't it, that the first person I thought of was my mom?

Then again, that was after remembering that Mel told me about an Indian vegetarian restaurant with a similar concept - for charity, pay whatever you want. Maybe it's the same one, I have no idea.

So yes, that was my second happiest moment.

My happiest moment? Somehow I completely forgot to check Dial Idol, and when I remembered I was kind of done with my work for the day, so I sat around and read Cookie's TWoP thread (I was supposed to call Boss at 5, which I did, thrice, but he didn't pick up, so I waited a bit before I went up) and checked Dial Idol and OH MY GOD DAVID IS #1.


I had a bounce in my steps as I went up and I had to stop myself from grinning to myself like the absolute COOKTARD that I am. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I LOVE COOKIE! He used to be a bartender, right, and he had this specialty drink that he came up with that consists of equal parts jager, razzmatazz, cranberry and pineapple juice, which he called...the Cookie. OH MY GOD HE'S TOO DAMN PRECIOUS, I CAN'T FREAKING TAKE IT.

I just saw photos of his second performance, that Switchfoot song, and FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKKKKK BLACK T-SHIRT AND LES PAUL OH MY GOD DAVID COOK JUST TAKE ME AS YOUR BRIDE NOW AND STOP THE CHARADE. I love him in blazers and fancy jackets (though not too fancy please, like that horrendous white military Innocent jacket) but I also love him in simple t-shirts and a hot pair of jeans. ARGH HAVE I MENTIONED THAT I CAN'T STAND THIS GUY!! HE'S SO PERFECT I CAN'T TAKE IT.

I can't believe I have a crush on a guy from the mid-west of America. Like, where IS the mid-west of America?!

Answer: Where David Cook is from, duh.

Seven minutes to Idol! Will do another live blogging thing like last week. YAY.

I still wish he'd sung Collective Soul though. D:

Charah coffee

I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing (formerly known as Obligatory Cook Performance Post)

Live blogging! For a run-down of my Wednesday, read the previous entry.

ArchuBot #1 - Can't remember name of song, don't care: Um, was he singing a national anthem? I laughed my ass off at his outfit. The tie and leather jacket? Small David can never be Big David (THE David that matters) no matter how hard he tries. The singing? It reminded me of Majulah Singapura. Also? Can we please vote Randy Jackson off? I hate his douchey annoying self.

Syesha #1 - If I Ain't Got You: Um yeah she sang. NEXT IS DAVID OMG.

Cookie #1 - The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face: I. COULD. NOT. BREATHE. THAT WAS THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER. HIS VOICE, HIS VOICE OMG! He looked amazing and sounded eve better and his shout out to his mom, that wink and wave and the 'happy belated Mother's Day' - ARGHHHHHHH. DAVID COOK PLEASE STOP SLAYING ME I CAN'T DIE SO MANY TIMES!!!!

Did I mention the part where I STOPPED BREATHING? I collapsed on the couch and just started squealing, not giving a shit how dumb I sounded. Whatever, right? DAVID WAS AMAZING. And Simon loves him, hence I love Simon even more. And duh - David TOTALLY won Round 1!


Archihuahua #2 - With(out?! Can't remember, don't care) You: You have GOT to be shitting me. ArchuBot singing 'my boo'? It had the potential to be hilariously entertaining...but as is the case with everything this kid does, I was bored to tears. Not impressed, sorry.

Syesha #2 - Fever: So much more entertaining than ArchuBot and I quite enjoyed it, but instead Simon told her it was 'quite a lame cabaret performance'. I'd give ANYTHING to put her in the top 2 with my David. I don't care about her either way, but at least she entertains me the way ArchuBot never does, at least not intentionally.

Whatever, is it David yet? I hate commercial breaks!

Cookie #2 - Dare You to Move: Shit, that was like ten seconds short. The hell? Just as I was getting into it, it ended. I was also distracted by that red thing on his guitar and was trying to figure out if he was wearing the Lindsey Rose orange bracelet (still haven't figured it out) and it also didn't help that his arms in that black t-shirt looked absolutely yummy. The first performance was better, but I still had a squee moment somewhere towards the end. But dude - WTF is this song? It sucks. No wonder I don't listen to Switchfoot. I'm doubly bummed now that he didn't sing the Collective Soul song which I thought was gorgeous. D:


Archihuahua #3 - Longer: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Syesha #3 - Don't know the song: Oh my god, Syesha is HOT. Can she make the finals please? PLEASE? Get rid of ArchuBot, put in Syesha, who's 8452857452574827827522431 times more entertaining than ArchuBot. UGH.


David "Seductive Sex on Two Legs" Cook #3 - I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing: I don't even. I don't. I. He's. I'm. David is.


The arrangement, the voice, the sexiness, the David Cook. He has already won the whole damn show. Diane Warren, the woman who wrote the song, was in the audience, and next to her was this blond woman. After David sang the blond woman was waving her hands in DW's face as if asking her to cool down. Before I knew it was DW, I was wondering why they filmed some random butch-looking woman who looked as if she was about to cry after David's performance...and it turned out to be the person who wrote the song.

It was just amazing. Best performance of the night, one of his best performances ever, totally erased the memory of the Switchfoot song. I LOVED the part where he got to the end of the bridge and did the "yeah, yeah, yeah" - absolutely amazing. I was half-hearing Steven Tyler in my head (it's hard not to; that song has been played ten trillion times already, hi?) and David totally made the song his own. He didn't mimic Tyler's singing and totally Cookified it and it was amazing, amazing, AMAZING. Amazing. I absolutely LOVED IT.

As usual, YouTube videos, this time from my favourite to least favourite:

I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing


First Time I Ever Saw Your Face


Dare You to Move


I'm still not feeling the Switchfoot and oh my god David PLEASE don't put out such albums, but whatever you do you know I'll buy the damn thing anyway, even if it sucks to high heavens ( impossible), but the other two performances are just amazing. I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing is fantastic. My mom only recognised it when he got to the chorus! UGH I LOVE THIS MAN SO MUCH. I need a clip of the recap! Totally loved how he sang it during rehearsals. I wish he'd done that for the actual performance!

Oh, that thing on his guitar is a rose.

Okay I need to go download his performances on iTunes now.

Oh shit what the hell they're not available yet?!?! NOOOOOO!!!! I really hope we get the RIGHT SONG for the studio recording this time, i.e. I DON'T WANNA MISS A THING. I actually think it's a schmaltzy as hell song which was initially redeemed by Steven Tyler, but now David Cook is its bigger redemption. I need to watch it again, and again, and again, and again!

Oh, and how cute was David's "barrrrrrrrtender"? HAHAHAHA shit his stupid pirate joke! He even did that arm motion OMG! He's such a dork I love him.


Edit at 11.51 p.m.:

jghsjghsjghaeustskghjga. Seriously. My heart just stopped beating.