Saturday, February 9, 2008

My day auditioning for Canadian IDOL!! ahh

Well its 630am..I'm awake, dressed, and waiting for the ferry to leave to get me to Vancouver....WHAT AM I Doing !!!!! This probably one of the biggest whims I've acted on in a long while.... up at 5:15am... not a morning person

I'll be posting updates here through out the day since Ill have no-one to talk too!!

I arived at metrotownat 730am got in line up....met another 'older' person (26)...we've been doing the wave on camera...there is ssoooo many people and really we havnt moved in the line yet...ohwell its the experience...

So by around 930am we finally got our numbers --- i was 2073.... we waited and waited....then finally around 12pm my number got called... they walked us out of the mall- across the street and into some holding trailiers...then we went on our group of 5 to the producer...

Well my groups was interesting and only one of us got the yellow ticket to the next round...she brought her guitar in and played it while singing..

After singing "I love and rock roll" ...she critiqued us all togehter and started by saying this is just a TV show and they are casting certain people, after 6 seasons they know what they are looking for etc etc...I was told I sounded pretty good, I should have made more eye contact, was a little nervous and not really what they were looking for at this time... I felt like saying-- is that becuase I'm fat....but I was funny- I was the oldest person there (the age limit is 28) and the only girl that got beyond round one in my group was a 17 y/o blonde girl...hmmmm I guess she is what they are looking for..

in all it was an eventful day---good personal growth experience to go and be brave with all those hundreds of people!!

Reminder to all- go and take your chance on what you want to to!!



Hanlie said...

I'm sure there will be thousands of people! Good luck!

Heather said...

how exciting! good luck.

Lidian said...

Wow, that is so exciting Carleen! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I think that took more courage than a lot of people have. Good for you. I'm sure it was the experience of a life time. Congratulations on your weight loss so far! Have a great week!

Amanda said...

Wow, good for you for being so brave! What an experience that musta been. I've always wondered what it would be like.

Linda said...

WOW! Get you! Being so brave, I would'nt have been able to do that.

WELL DONE! For going and taking part, FAB experience!

Hugs x

Cherry Dolphin said...

You are soooo brave! I can't ever imagine trying out - of course I can't sing so that is a good thing lol.

Do you think you will ever try out again?

Cammy said...

Good for you for seeing an opportunity and grabbing it! I'm sorry it didn't work out for you this time, but I think you're AMAZING for trying at all!

Swizzlepop said...

WOW, how cool. Now I can say I "know" someone who tried out for AI. What a great experience, congrats for doing it.

Anonymous said...

That sure sounded like a lot of fun and one to tell the future generations!

Fat Prison- seen on a couple different websites-

I want to tell you about a very unusual sort of prison. It's called Fat Prison. Why is it so unusual? Because it's completely voluntary.
No one sends us to Fat Prison, we send ourselves!

What's it like to be a fat prisoner? The rules are very strict. To begin with, each prisoner must wear regulation uniform. This consists of a baggy skirt or elasticated pants. Most prisoners pretend they don't mind walking around in this shapeless uniform, but secretly they hate it. They'd much rather walk down the street in a slim pair of jeans.
Exercise is strictly controlled Swimming or playing with children is forbidden. And no prisoner may walk more than a few yards at a time. The penalties for breaking this rule include sweating, shortness of breath, soreness and fatigue. After a few years without any sort of proper exercise, prisoners become so soft that the very idea of movement terrifies them. If you don't believe me, go up to a fat prisoner and suggest a nice long walk in the fresh air!
Everyday life The main feature of everyday life inside Fat Prison is tiredness. Prisoners carry lots of extra weight around on their bodies, so not surprisingly they suffer from chronic fatigue. Result? After doing their daily chores, most of them slump down exhausted in front of the TV.
Even when they allow themselves a night out, many prisoners find it difficult to enjoy themselves. They feel awkward about their shape so instead of mixing with other people they tend to sit in the corner with other fat prisoners.
Prison Mentality After many years of locking themselves away inside their Fat Prison, many prisoners develop a prison mentality. They lose confidence in themselves and their ability to "go straight". They look at slim people and think: "I'm never going to be like them!" They think they are doomed to stay in Fat Prison, forever. Result? They let themselves go completely.
Bad for Health Fat Prison is very bad for prisoners health. Don't forget, the greater our weight, the greater the strain on our joints and spine. And the fatter we grow, the harder our heart has to work to keep us going. No wonder so many fat prisoners get ill!
Depressing Fat Prison is a depressing experience, not only for the prisoners but also for their families. In fact, the children of fat prisoners often grow up to become prisoners themselves. It's a vicious cycle.
Question So why do so many people end up in Fat Prison? And even more important, why don't they leave once they discover how awful it is?
Answer Because they prefer to eat cookies, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, doughnuts, fatty meat and creamy desserts. They know that this stuff makes them fat but they don't care. They'd rather go to prison than give up their regular mouthful of fat. *Some may have other reasons
Are you a fat prisoner? Have you locked yourself up in your own private Fat Prison? If so, here's some advice. Don't waste another day of your life in jail. Get out now!
All you have to do is stop eating junk and start eating properly and you can walk free tomorrow.
It may take a few months before your weight returns to normal, but your tiredness will lift immediately and within a week you'll feel ten times better. So what are you waiting for?Get out of your Fat Prison today and start really living!