I ended up having a really good conversation last night. One of those "explaining Idol to someone who has heard of it but doesn't really understand what is going on" moments that can go either way.
This time though, the question was asked "what sorts of people sign up" - and so I told her.
I grabbed examples from this season and seasons past, going over just how different people are on the surface.
Sometimes folks get to the point of realizing that we aren't really all that different underneath it all. Sometimes people realize that and still don't like each other. :P
Or their writing doesn't appeal to the other one. (The funny thing being that the feeling tends to be mutual. Which I think speaks quite loudly to the nature of taste.)
Sometimes it takes an outsider to view just what an amazing thing it is to have the opportunity to get to know so many incredible, and truly diverse, people from all walks of life. I think that's a big part of the appeal of something like this, the people and their experiences. Even the ones that don't seem to work out so well at the time have a way of finding context. (or maybe that's just for me - "well, that's how it worked out, what did we learn from that?")
I have to run into work. Maybe more on that later. Just because the "being mostly asleep brain" still isn't quite functioning. :D
Hope you are having a great day! (and can manage to wake up more than I am at the moment. Unless of course you get to sleep in!!! Lucky you!)