December 28th, 2015

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Green Room - Week 3 - Day 10

The longest deadline for a single entry in Idol history is coming to an end tonight:  and there are still a lot of empty seats. So hopefully people are still coming!

One person who is not, is gratefuladdict, who let me know last night that she is bowing out. Considering how big of a contender she is, coming off of her finale appearance in Season 9, this is good news for anyone else who wants to win! (and bad news for those of us who love her writing)


Now that the business is out the way, I have a question for the greater Idol-universe. Well, for the universe itself really... but this is Idol and thus the only real important part of it!

Over the last couple of days, on various social media feeds, I've seen the word "husbeast" a lot.  In one case, it was four posts in a row.  (from different people). Which may seem more like an issue of who I have on my feed than anything else. ;)

It's not a new word. I've seen it for quite some time and always did the mental translation and it's all been good. But seeing it all at once got my brain turning of "where did that come from?" Because, from my perspective, I never saw it - then saw it from a couple people and before I really noticed it had widespread usage.

Words are like that.  They come and go out of fashion, marking a specfiic period of time.

Checking the Urban Dictionary about "husbeast" it's actually an insult toward the male partner:  "A husband who is a total jerk and/or is known for angry outbursts"

Which has never been the context of what I've read when people talk about theirs! So the made-up word has taken on a more generic meaning as the usage spreads.

It makes me wonder where it will be in a couple years.

(and gives me hope that some other word will replace "nibling". I'm not even sure why it annoys me so much. But it does. I use it, but I wish there were another word to describe the child of your sibling in a non-gender way. Because it just sounds weird!  Which really has nothing to do at all with the husbeast thing other than it's a word and I was just thinking about it! :D)

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Vote - Week 3

I had a last minute change of plans.

Why? Because Cynthia suggested it.

I've heard worse reasons.

I had the polls ready to go, and two more were going to leave us.

But she said that the people who took the time to get their entries in over Christmas deserved a break.

I was prepared to put you through the ringer, but her good nature has corrupted me!

So - there you go, you get a reprieve.

The only people leaving us this week are those from drops and bye-outs.

They are:




Goodbye to those leaving us. Some of my favorite writers - and people - are on the list this time. So I certainly hope they take advantage of the chance to get back into the fray when a second chance rolls around!

On the other hand, there is still a reason for you to read, comment and vote for your favorites! Yes, I said vote!

Just go to to check out the entries and then send me a list of your 5 favorite entries!

The two with the most votes (one from the Friends and one from the Rivals) will be given an immunity that they can use between now and the Top 30!

The deadline to send your votes to me at is Monday Jan 4th at 7pm EST!

Have fun!