July 21st, 2017

lj idol

Green Room - Week 24 - Day 10

Today is the day the polls close and we say goodbye: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1032526.html Who is it going to be that is leaving though? The poll numbers are *really* close, so I have no clue at this point.

If you have some opinions about entries folks may be missing out on - now would be the chance to speak up about it, or be prepared to wave goodbye to the people who wrote them.


With a daughter about to enter high school, I was thinking of my own first day of high school. There were some bad things, but a couple of good ones. Mainly that my very first class was Creative Writing where I met a couple of seniors "metal heads" that were sitting beside me in the back of the class. No idea what made them start talking to me, but they did and that made my 9th grade year go *much* better than it could have. (there's nothing quite like having someone want to fight you - because who doesn't want to beat up on someone who stutters! That will teach them!!! - , and then having a good portion of the metal seniors show up to tell them if they want to fight me, they have to fight *them*.

They were really cool guys and a few months back I decided to look them up on Facebook. (well, one of them - the one with the distinctive name. I couldn't recall the others last name.) I found him and sent him a message that went right into his spam folder since we weren't friends. I just wanted to say "Thank you". Even if he had no memory of who I was, I remembered him and everything they did for me.

A couple days ago, he happened to see that there were messages in his spam folder and read them. He wrote me back, and sent me a friends request. Then he forwarded my message to his friend (they still know each other) and he friended me as well!

Apparently they both *did* remember me. Which does make sense. People remember you if you are weird, and if there is something distinctive about you... a weird guy who stutters? Yeah, that's going to stick with folks!

Which is good - except of course it means I can't pretend to be someone else if I run into someone I *don't* want to see. ;)

What do you think people remember about YOU???
lj idol

Results - Week 24

People have asked what the Legacy Advantage is, and how it worked.

I couldn't tell them.

Nor could I mention who had it.

Until now. Because it impacted the results of this week.

The Legacy Advantage is two-fold, it protected the person who had it until (Week redacted) and if they needed it, it acted as Immunity. But once it was used, it passed from their hands.

It saved j0ydivided this week! Congratulations!


Speaking of "Congratulations", the Jury also handed out Immunity to someone. Again, it came down to a single vote. Because that's the way Season 10 does things.

Congratulations to hwango!


Which is the last of the good news this week. Now comes the bad stuff.

With the Legacy Advantage being played, that means the person with the next fewest votes is leaving.
Which means the two people leaving this week are: bewize and beeker121.

Thank you so much to both of you for everything you have brought to this season. I hope that we will continue to see you in the Home Game, and of course, on the Jury!
lj idol

Topic - Week 25

There's only one topic this week, but it's one of my personal favorites.

I knew I was going to use it from the moment I first heard it over a year ago. It went right into a doc I keep on my phone to be put on the potential Topic list for Season 10... and the rest is history. Or history you are currently living through. :)

What is this topic?


The Waffle House Index.

You have until Tuesday, July 25th at 8pm EDT to link your entries back to this thread.

Have fun!
lj idol

Work Room - Week 25

The new topic is up - http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1033473.html

and I thought it was only fair to give you a link to use as a starting point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffle_House_Index

One of the things that the disaster coordinator at the meeting was talking about though isn't included in that Wiki. He talked about how Waffle House has a plan that when one of their stores is shut down that all the other stores from surrounding areas push all their available resources to that store to get it opened as soon as possible.

The analogies there pretty much speak for themselves. Or at least they did for me.

So if there is someone struggling this week, this Work Room is the place for those who are not to push whatever they can give! :)