David Archuleta: North Cali Archies Recap By Elysian With A Shout-Out For @Kariontour, Karin Shares “Basket Thanks,” Choice Pics and Vids for Thursday, A Puzzle For You~


David Archuleta : Las Vegas Concert Afterglow 7-09 ~credit Shelley

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Elysian’s Northern Cali Archies Simply Thai-rrific Recap! 

No Cal get together at Simply Thai 9/23 credit~Robin~

Earlier this week, Pastel shared some of Robin’s pics from the recent Simply Thai-rrific No Cali Archies get-together at Simply Thai. The decorations, T’s, goodie bags, and cake were all unbelievably creative!!

Today, Elysian (Lyn) is sharing the get-together recap with us! You will feel as though you were sitting in Simply Thai with the rest of the group! 🙂 Robin also sent along a wonderful video to recap the day. It includes a special message for Kari Sellards before messages of hope for David are “released” into the sky. The video is posted here, and you’ll find Elysian’s wonderful recap below near the end of the post.

No Cal Archies BEGIN. Celebration

Nor-Cal Archies 2nd Meetup to celebrate BEGIN. Thanks to Kalena (@jedi4life) for all the hard works to organize the lunch and many sleepless nights to make really cool Archu-souvenirs for attendees; thanks to DAVN for sharing very awesome designs for cake, T-shirt, mousepad and key chain; thanks to Elysian for the cake, signs and wonderful recap and thanks to everyone who came to make the meetup so memorable, a My Kind of Experience. Last and not least, we made a video to thank Kari for all the love and hard works for David and his fans! Balloons with messages of hope were released in honor of David.   ***Don’t miss the recap below!!
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Karin Shares A Note Of Thanks!

Team David should feel very proud of themselves. A note from The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Warms my heart!! Thank you guys!! ~Karin

Hi Karin!

 Thank you so much for your “Autumn Greetings” basket!  I have to say I get such a thrill peeking at the different goodies you tuck into the basket (it’s a cornucopia of wonderful surprises!) The handmade teddy bears are exquisite! They are always a HUGE HIT with the patients!  It’s so amazing what a simple thing like play doh, a CD, t-shirt or book can do to cheer up a patient!  I know I can’t adequately convey the joy that your baskets bring to the patients, but please take my word for it! YOU and your generous group of donors are SO APPRECIATED here at Children’s!

 Thank you for always remembering the children here, thank you for all the thought and time you put into each basket and thank you for taking time out of your day to bring it over to the hospital.  We truly are so grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I don’t remember how we got lucky enough to be recipients of your kindness, but you are our fairy godmother!! :o)

 Thank you so much!

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Thursday Pics, Vids, and Tidbits

More pics from around the web~ musings and memories!

From @SamLouiseG <—I love all of Sam’s gif’s, but this one strikes a very special chord with me. It’s just so……David! 🙂


For fear I”ll crash the site, click HERE to see the full set  🙂 LOVE IT!

Also from sam~ “David and Goliath”  John 😉 CLICK below!

AN EPIC “My Hands” Collage by: @CanadianArchie (Cindy)

Posted By @Nadaasalsabila  “David said”


1FootFrontTheeOther on Tumblr

Fav’s From @Jonerz 

The Original Archugaze ~cred to original owner~ <–This pic never loses it’s power! 🙂

First Time Meeting David 2008 credit~Jonerz~

Joni labeled this one as “GAH”

Posted by: IHeaertArchie on tumblr <–WOW So Cool!! Click to see it in motion!

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Choice Vids For Your Thursday

From Teen.com and Arininterviews~ David’s interview 1yr ago while in AZ for the Constitution Fair. David sat down with Arin for a nice Q and A session. I love David’s candid openness with Arin. She was a great listener and didn’t rush him at all. Nice!!

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Another nice interview with FOX 13 in UT shortly before the Stadium Of Fire in July 2011! ~uploaded by cristbalite4126

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A Couple Choice “Songs” From David

Thanks Martha for posting this in comments! Love David singing Jason Mraz!! “I’m Yours” In San Antonio uploaded by SouthernGirl1982

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Singing /Rapping epicness in Studio “Live Your Life” uploaded by ArchuletaFansForever.
Seriously…There’s nothing he can’t do. 🙂

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Heaven Then And Now ~ From DavidFanKimbee ♥♥♥

Heaven from Hollywood Week (then) and Heaven from Singapore( now) this past February! This is lovely to see the 2 performances together.

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A Puzzle Of The Day

Trying something new here today and I’m not at all sure it will work. Cross your fingers and have fun!  I created a slide puzzle which rewards you with a great end “smile for you” if you can get the pieces all in place. Just click on a piece adjacent to the space to move the pieces around. Let me know what you think. 🙂

I originally embedded the puzzle, but I’m worried it will crash the site so instead, just click below and it will open a new tab where you can “solve” it.

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~Elysian’s No Cal BEGIN. Celebration Recap!

HOLY GUACAMOLE!!!!!!!!! The Northern California Archies have done it again and pulled off yet another SUPERFANTABULOUSEXTRAORDINARILY WONDERFUL fan gathering which occurred on Sunday at Simply Thai restaurant in Newark, California. Surprisingly, this Simply Thai is not affiliated with David’s Simply Thai in Utah, but what better place to hold a Archie fan get together? (Thanks for the great suggestion Neil!)
Those of you who have been following the on-going exploits of the Nor-Cal Archies may recall that our first ever meet-up occurred last June when we all congregated  in order meet each other for the first time, and to welcome the lovely Lorma of Archuleta Phillipines who was visiting the area. I had such an incredible time at the first event that I could not imagine how it could ever be topped, but Kalena and Robin, the masterminds behind this latest extravaganza, pulled off the unimaginable, and put together a fan luncheon to celebrate the release of BEGIN., that raised the bar even higher in terms of its sheer AWESOMENESS!!!
It all began when Robin floated the idea of another fan get together on Twitter. Kalena volunteered to make the arrangements, and Nancy e-mailed Kalena the list of the Nor-Cal Archies so that Kalena could e-mail them to see who was interested. To ensure that we reached as many Nor-Cal Archies as possible, Nancy took the initiative and reached out to those Archies on Twitter, asking them to email Kalena directly so that she could include them in the details of the next meet-up. In short order, a date and time were set, and 8 of the Nor-Cal Archies confirmed, along with two newbies, Theresa and Alan. Theresa has been a David fan since AI, whereas Alan is a newly minted fan, becoming one after watching Nanditio Ako. (Welcome Theresa and Alan!!)  Unfortunately, Janey (happy belated birthday!), Jeanne, Monica, Doreen, Heather, and Juliet were unable to make this event, but we hope to see them next time. (We missed you guys!)
Once it was a go, Kalena and Robin swung into party planning high gear and started coming up with AMAZING ideas to carry the theme of BEGIN. Robin generously decided to gift all of the attendees with a BEAUTEMOUS T-shirt she designed using the graphic shared with her by David Archuleta Vietnam (DAVN), which depicts the silhouette of David standing in the woods (one of the pictures in the CD’s booklet). She even made “his” and “her” versions of the design so that the women’s T-shirts were accented on two corners with pretty pink flowers. As if this wasn’t enough, she also gifted everyone with a super cool key chain she ordered through Zazzle, using an exclusive design created by DAVN, also generously shared with Robin. (THANK YOU ROBIN and DAVN!!)
Kalena (aka Crafting Queen Extraordinaire), was simultaneously working on all of her own AMAZING ideas for the get together, which included creating goodie bags which were bulging with creative David related goodies, which she also designed. To BEGIN with, the goodie bags themselves are keepsake worthy in that one side has a photo of David wearing a jacket in the exact shade of green that matches the CD cover, and the opposite side of the bags were decorated with the David Archuleta logo. Kalena even customized the handles of the goodie bags with ribbons that also matched the green shades on the CD cover, and accented them with adorable musical notes.(SOOO CUTE!) Inside each bag was another green organza drawstring bag that contained an adorable mini pillow with a picture of David on one side, against black material adorned with musical notes which Kalena stuffed and sewed herself. Also included was a two sided charm, suitable for use on a bracelet or necklace, which had two different swoon inducing pictures of David, which was also made by Kalena with Alan’s help. There was  a commemorative green ribbon which was embossed with the date  of our get together, “Nor-Cal Archies,” and “BEGIN  The Next Chapter,” in case anyone needed a reminder of this awesome event (AS IF!!!!). A business card was included that listed all of the charities that David supports and their websites so that we have a handy reference when we want to donate to one of his many causes. Last, but certainly not least, there was a GORGEOUS rubber bracelet in, of course, BEGIN. green with “(heart symbol) David’Archuleta  #DA2014” . These awesome bracelets almost failed to make the party because the post office was insisting that they had delivered the little green treasures to Kalena’s workplace on a Saturday, which was impossible because it is closed on Saturdays. After several anxious calls between Kalena and the post office, the wayward bracelets were finally located (HOORAY), just in the nick of time (tragedy averted)! Needless to say, Kalena’s craft skills make Martha Stewart look like a rank amateur! Her creations are so imaginative and professional that she can seriously quit her day job and make event planning her full time occupation!
I was privy to the behind the scenes activities because I was lucky enough to work with Kalena and Robin in planning the fan luncheon. My contributions, however, were negligible in comparison to those of Kalena and Robin. I found a bakery that could photo scan the same image that was on the t-shirts so that it matched the BEGIN theme, and I made the posters which said “Thank you David for BEGIN.! We miss you!” “With (heart symbol), Nor-Cal Archies.” Obviously, I lack both the artistic talent and imagination of my co-planners. However, I loved the collaborative planning process which involved exchanging e-mails to share our ideas and asking each other for input. In fact, the excitement and anticipation involved in bouncing ideas off of each other was as fun as the event itself. An example of how well this process worked can be seen with respect to Robin’s fantastic idea of having a balloon bouquet with 7 green balloons to represent BEGIN, and 5 multi-colored balloons to represent the diversity of the fans. She suggested that we could release the balloons at the end of the party. Kalena then added that we could write BEGIN. on the balloons and tie cards to them with messages of hope that each of us wrote on them, so that whoever found them would receive an inspirational message (so cool and so David-like)! A great idea made even greater through collaboration!
All of this brainstorming and effort culminated on Sunday, the day of our luncheon. Kalena, Jenny, Theresa, Alan, Robin and I arrived early to decorate. First we set out STUNNING framed place cards that Kalena made, which had each of our names superimposed on a striking black and white photo of David from his My Kind of Christmas concert. Also placed at each table setting was a program that Kalena designed which had a photo of the BEGIN. CD cover on the front, and more photos of David and some of his inspirational quotes inside. On the back of the program was a list of the resources and venders that we all used in putting the event together. Her thought was that we should acknowledge those without whom our event would not have  been possible (SO THOUGHTFUL!) One vender who was inadvertently left off the card was Kim’s Party Favors (located in the San Jose Flea Market). Kalena wants to thank them for their   prompt and professional service in supplying the organza bags and for helping make the commemorative ribbons regarding which they did a great job. The final touch for each place setting was a small bottle of green bubbles, which had been dyed with food coloring.
In the meantime, Robin was busy displaying the incredible flameless candle lantern she had lined with translucent vellum on which she had printed images of David in silhouette. It literally gave off an Archuglow! (SO CLEVER AND ARTISTIC !) Jenny was writing BEGIN. on all of the green balloons, and #DA2014 on the multi-colored balloons, getting them ready for the big release. (Balloon writing is definitely an art!)
When the rest of the Archies arrived (Nancy, Sheng-Yung, Neil and Vivian), the party really started!! It was great seeing everyone again and watching their reactions to all of the BEGIN related goodies that were everywhere to be seen. After we got reacquainted, we sat down to a DELICIOUS luncheon of Thai food, including, of course, pad thai, pineapple fried rice, spring rolls, curry chicken, and beef with garlic, spinach and peanut sauce, YUM! We were serenaded during our meal by David, courtesy of Jenny who played BEGIN from her cell phone. All during the festivities, Robin took pictures to memorialize the event. I think Nancy and Sheng-Yung helped with taking pictures as well. If not, they were certainly entertaining and made us giggle a lot!
With our tummies satisfied, it was time to test our Archuknowledge with a rousing game of David trivia. Naturally, our collective ODD meant that we all knew WAAAAY too much about David, so it took 2 bonus questions to finally break the tie between us. The vivacious Vivian ultimately emerged the victor (WAY TO GO VIVIAN)! The tie-breaking question was a toughie: “What phrase did Anya, her mom and brother always say together?” The answer is “Let’s volt in!” How in the heck did Vivian remember that?! Vivian was rewarded for her superior knowledge of all things David by receiving another David keychain and an absolutely BEAUTIFUL mouse pad with the same design as on the T-shirts. Both items were again, generously gifted by Robin. Vivian deserved to win these lovely gifts because of her own generosity in donating 4 BEGIN CDs to fans who have yet to own this masterpiece. Since Theresa did not have BEGIN. yet, she was delighted to be gifted one from Vivian. Three more CDs are available to anyone who needs one, and can be obtained by e-mailing Robin at robintuyen@gmail.com.
As we chowed down on our BEGIN themed cake with fresh strawberries, we wrote our messages of hope on the cards so they could be tied to balloons.  Examples of what some of the messages said are: ” It takes one person to make a difference, and that person is you (Kalena),” “You will never be lonely if you befriend yourself (David’s quote selected by Robin)” “Never be afraid to follow your dreams (me).” We also wrote messages to David himself on a mat that would be used as a frame for the group picture we intended to take that day. Alan came to the rescue and volunteered to retrieve the mat from Kalena’s home in Santa Clara, (A 45 minute round trip…whew!) when it was discovered that it was left behind. (Thanks Alan!) We all donned our newly acquired T-shirts to take the group photo for David, and to also record a video message to Kari, thanking her for everything that she has done for David and for all of us. It was Neil’s suggestion to do a Thank You video for Kari, and everyone came together and thought it would go well with releasing the balloons, symbolizing Kari’s hard work, devotion and dedication to the fans, and the inspiration David has brought to the the fanbase with the release, rise, and flight of HOPE. Sooooo, DAVID! The photo/video session was hysterical, as it took more than a few attempts to get it right. As we posed in front of Simply Thai in our matching T-shirts, holding balloons and our place card name frames so David would know who is who (GREAT idea Jenny!), as well as our signs with messages for David, numerous confused and curious motorists gawked at us as they drove by. I’m sure we made quite the spectacle. We also now have the answer to the proverbial question, “How many Archies does it take to unravel the tangled strings of a BEGIN balloon bouquet?” Answer: Ten. LOL!
At the end of our video for Kari, shot by Alan, we released the balloons with their messages of hope. Watching them float skyward and scatter in the breeze was both fun and inspiring! It was a perfect ending to a perfect event! 4 1/2 hours have never passed so quickly!
A HUMONGOUS THANK YOU to Kalena and Robin for working tirelessly, for literally weeks, to put together the Archie social event of the season! (In Kalena’s case, she was working on her projects for 6 weeks!!) Their generosity of spirit, time, effort and financial expenditures resulted in a fabulous tribute to David, thanking him for BEGIN, and a FABULOUS fan gathering we will long remember! The thought they put into everything and their attention to detail was truly mind boggling! It was obviously a labor of love, for both David and for their fellow Archies. After Sunday, I feel doubly blessed. I am a fan of the most AMAZING singer in the world, and I have gotten to know the most AMAZING and THOUGHTFUL fans in the world! The only downside to pulling out all of the stops for this fan gathering is that it makes it difficult to reach that level of excellence again. Kalena advises me, however, that she has a lot more ideas for the next fan gathering which will occur in October when Lorma is scheduled to return California! All I can say to that is, WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!
A final thank you to Robin for creating the EXCELLENT videos of our event!!! Also, GREAT NEWS FOR ARCHIES EVERYWHERE!!! Kalena has some extra bracelets and mini pillows which she is willing to share with other Archies on a first come first served basis. The only thing she asks is that the lucky recipients cover the cost of shipping/mailing. You can contact her directly at ksebaj@gmail.com.  Don’t forget there are 3 BEGIN CD’s for the asking if you contact Robin at robintuyen@gmail.com.
Lynn, aka Elysian

Thanks soooo much for sharing  your story with us, Lin!!!!! You NO Cali Archies absolutely rock!!!

Have a great Thursday afternoon and evening everyone! 🙂

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358 Responses to David Archuleta: North Cali Archies Recap By Elysian With A Shout-Out For @Kariontour, Karin Shares “Basket Thanks,” Choice Pics and Vids for Thursday, A Puzzle For You~

  1. Martha says:

    Hello everyone! Thank you so much Joanie for all the hard work you do on the posts!

    Wanted to post again the Who I Am vid you posted last night. Love the pics used and the song of course!


  2. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 183rd day!!! Stupendous Thursday post, Joanie! Thanks a ton!!!
    NorCal Archies are awesome!…..Love the recap, food (yum!), souvenirs, wanna have me some!
    Wonderful interview by Arin…..Spanish songs and Christmas songs…..wonder if he recorded them before leaving?
    Cutest rapper ever…..David, of course!
    Karin rocks!

  3. sarahhazel says:

    Bringing this over from last thread….
    David & Goliath by Sam!

  4. tami lyn says:

    awesome video! thanks martha 🙂

  5. sarahhazel says:

    And this one too….
    Nada Salsabila ‏@Nadaasalsabila

    David said @DavidArchie http://pic.twitter.com/KVei5F2L

  6. Am at work, they just played ” Pride” by @ Davidarchie on my radio station. Happy Days are here again.

  7. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Hello all,
    I am back with another request as I get ready for our National Night Out Event. I have purchased a new copy of each of David’s pop albums so my co-workers can keep them for future events. Now I have been told we are have 3 satellite events going in at the same time. I immediately thought I would make a mixed CD from Davids 1st CD, TOSD and BEGIN.

    What I need from everyone is:
    What 4 songs from each of those albums would you select to include on the mixed CD?

  8. sarahhazel says:

    Autumn Penna ‏@pennatbutter

    @DavidArchie I’m such a fan girl. LOVE YOU :3 <3 ^.^ http://pic.twitter.com/WvggtAkE

  9. sarahhazel says:

    ♈danny♈warrior♈ ‏@HausOfArchie

    Somewhere Only We Know (@DavidArchie) peaked #1 spot on Hot10Hot10 Radio Chart in Vietnam. Tonight its #9.

  10. sarahhazel says:

    ATX–LOL….that’s one of the toughest Archuquestions ever…..let me ponder deeply on that…. 😀

  11. Martha says:

    ATX: Glad you asked. Here are my choices for your CDs:

    First album: Crush, My Kind of Perfect, My Hands, Desperate

    TOSOD: Something About Love, Look Around, Who I Am, Falling Stars

    BEGIN: Somewhere Only We Know, True Colors, Pride (In the Name Of Love), EverybodyHurts

  12. Sarahhazel, too bad we can’t vote on it so we can get it back to # 1. VN, Somewhere only we know

  13. blue says:

    1st album – waiting for yesterday, works for me, your eyes don’t lie and barriers
    tosod – tosod, parachutes and airplanes, sbl, good place
    begin – broken, beautiful, somewhere only we know, true colors

  14. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Some interesting answers! Thanks all for your answers. Keep them coming in. I have to return to work but will be back tonight! Thanks again!!

    Blue – no crush? Reason? Cuz everyone has heard it? Or another reason?

  15. to martha says:

    MKOP is not on the first album

  16. kimk says:

    Joanie thank you!! OH MY GAH!!!

  17. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–I know…..hopefully it will go up again…..Go VN Archies!!!

  18. Martha says:

    to me (Martha): Woo, thats embarrassing. I knew I did it too fast.

  19. sarahhazel says:

    OMJ….I have no answers…..sorry, love them all….well, except for the “dream” song….LOL

  20. Martha says:

    Addendum: First Album: A Little Too Not Over You (instead of MKOP ?!)

  21. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – are you referring to “E*******”?

  22. Kalena Sebastian says:

    Hello Archies!

    It’s Kalena here! Thanks so much for the wonderful comments on the Nor-Cal Archie Meetup. Elysian (Lynn) is the writer extraordinaire! As mentioned, I do have extras of the mini pillows I made, and (heart) David Archuleta/#DA2014 wristband bracelets to give away! It is on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like one, simply tweet me @Jedi4Life or email me: kesbaj@gmail.com and I will do my best to send them over pronto! Have a great day ARCHIES and let’s make it a good place!

  23. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–umm, remember “confession night”….haha…..that’s all I’ll say! 😆

  24. sarahhazel says:

    Kalena–hi!….and thanks!!!

  25. sarahhazel says:

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr

    Love this vlog review of @DavidArchie 2009 Alaska State Fair show. @akandflgonewild ever send letter 2 David Archuleta? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2MqwxlumQ8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  26. angelbymyside says:

    ATX: Here are my choices… 😀

    Debut album: Crush, Barriers, My Hands, Waiting for Yesterday (bonus track on album)

    TOSOD: Look Around, Stomping The Roses, Falling Stars, The Day After Tomorrow (bonus track on album)

    BEGIN.: Pride (In the Name of Love), Broken, True Colors, Bridge Over Troubled Water

  27. angelbymyside says:

    sarahhazel ~ you don’t like Elevator? lol

  28. sarahhazel says:

    Gwen Porea ‏@GwenPo

    RT @dasendrya: David archuleta B-) http://yfrog.com/mmt0vtvsj

  29. Hello everyone! FABULOUS post Joanie! THANKS for the NorCal Fan Meet up update…what a WONDERFUL time you all must have had! So many AWESOME pics, gifs, collages, vids and info….David James is surely LOVED and admired! So thankful for all these reminders of what an INCREDIBLE person and talent David is…and how equally wonderful his fans are!

    Can’t decide on favs off the albums….so many !! Like picking favorite shoes….love them all!!! lol

    Off to work! ENJOY YOUR DAVID TIME! 🙂

  30. sarahhazel says:

    abms–I guess u weren’t present during CN… 😐

  31. sarahhazel says:

    OMJ Please let this be the next TOP PIC!

    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel
    David Archuleta picture of the day (edited) Credit to Ferjiperj for the original pic

  32. tami lyn says:

    i remember CF a little bit lol! i do remember saying i did not like elevator but now that david is far away i love it cuz it reminds me of the one david concert i was lucky enough to go to 🙂

  33. angelbymyside says:

    sarahhazel ~ Think my computer had a melt down when I clicked on that pic at 1:58 😉

  34. angelbymyside says:

    sarahhazel ~ Not sure what during CN means

  35. oinkiers says:

    Good Afternoon everyone!!

  36. angelbymyside says:

    oinkiers ~ Hello and good afternoon

  37. sarahhazel says:

    abms–oopsie…should’ve put a WARNING on that one!

    –CN: Confession Night

  38. sarahhazel says:

    Hello there, oinkiers! 😉

  39. sarahhazel says:

    Lisa #DA2014 ‏@txarchie

    How do you look into @DavidArchie ‘s eyes without melting?? http://pic.twitter.com/UvWa3Nv0

  40. josie says:

    Dear Lisa #DA2014~ You don’t. 🙂

  41. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – I vote for that pic as Top Pic of the month

  42. oinkiers says:

    me too, Martha!!

  43. tami lyn says:

    just wondering~ who are your top 3 favorite male current singers?(besides david and not from the past) mine~ 1.michael buble 2. adam levine 3. gavin degraw

  44. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone!
    1st cd: Barriers, Desperate, To Be With You, Falling
    2nd cd: MKOP, Look Around, Good Place, PandA
    3rd cd: Everybody Hurts, Pride, Broken, Beautiful

    Cant stay, have a great day, be back lateray(it had to rhyme 🙄 😀 )

  45. oinkiers says:

    Tami lyn- not sure I have to think about that one……

  46. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–oh, yeah…..it’s a definite MELTER! 😉

  47. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–don’t have any current ones I really like….maybe because I hardly listen to radio these days…LOL….I’m really getting old….

  48. oinkiers says:

    Sarahhazel I think that is why I can’t decide I don’t really listen to the radio! When I am not chasing my kids I am either on here or reading LOL!!

  49. tami lyn says:

    i wish david was 41 instead of 21 so i could marry him. i know i said previously that i would never marry a mormon but i’ve changed my mind after listening to mitt romney 🙂 p.s. (sorry, i’m really bored)

  50. kimk says:

    tamilyn lol really you are a pip.

  51. blue says:

    atx – sorry i’m a couple hours late in answering but yes, no crush because everyone’s heard it before.

  52. tami lyn says:

    kim~ 🙂 and i’m sure i’m just one of millions and david will never even know i exist LOL!

  53. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–ROFL

  54. angelbymyside says:

    tami lyn ~ ditto what kim said 😆

  55. oinkiers says:

    What color do think looks best on David?……. Black

  56. angelbymyside says:

    oinkiers ~ definitely black and love him in purple

  57. oinkiers says:

    Oh, I forgot Purple……. AGREE!!

  58. Martha says:

    oinkiers – green and purple

  59. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–I like some singers like John Mayer, John Legend…but I can’t say they’re my faves….now if you ask me about past ones, I have a Top 10 for sure! 🙂

  60. tami lyn says:

    abms~ 🙂

  61. sarahhazel says:

    Oh, another question…..& my answer would be black and dark blue!

  62. sarahhazel says:

    OK, I have a third one…..dark teal! 🙂

  63. sarahhazel says:

    This is kinda fun…..next question, please!

  64. Martha says:

    I’ll go – Top 3 Christmas songs he sings

  65. Martha says:

    for me: 1) Pat a Pan 2)This Christmas 3)Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

  66. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–Silent Night, O Holy Night, What Child Is This

  67. josie says:

    sarah-Wait, I haven’t even answered the first question yet! lol. Michael W. Smith. Oh, that’s already the 2nd question. Y’all are moving too fast for me. lolol.

  68. Martha says:

    3 probably wasn’t enough, there’s too many

  69. sarahhazel says:

    I put TC in a different category….hehe…..

  70. josie says:

    Martha~ What Child is This, Riu-Riu Chiu, Pat-A-Pan. And Feliz Navidad. That’s 4. Shoot.

  71. sarahhazel says:

    josie–hurry! you can still catch up! 🙂

  72. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – you got that right 😉

    Its a category on its own….

  73. sarahhazel says:

    Allie ‏@alliesings94

    You know I really like a guy if I think about them more than I think about David Archuleta…

  74. Martha says:

    4 or 5 is good

  75. josie says:

    sarah~ I’m in the middle of some stuff right now. I’ll have to finish later tonight. 🙂

  76. Martha says:

    In 2014, he should have the “This Christmas” tour extraordinaire

    He can sing it 2 or 3 times during the concert

  77. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–yup, I can’t seem to put it beside the classic reverent ones….if you get my drift… 😉

  78. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–I second that!!!

  79. sarahhazel says:

    I really love Notice Me….it’s weird that he sounds like he has the stuffy nose or something but it makes it kinda smexy-sounding…..& the lower register…..OH.MY.

  80. kimk says:

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  81. kimk says:

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  82. sarahhazel says:

    JCC was nominated for Best New Female TV Personality for NA

  83. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I love how Hanne makes the pic like it’s a painting. 🙂

  84. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    Hey all….I solved the puzzle. 🙂

  85. sarahhazel says:

    Sparkles2–what puzzle???

  86. sarahhazel says:

    While I wait for Sparkles2’s answer….I’ll prep dinner. 🙂

  87. josie says:

    The First Noel is awesome, too! ….Black, almost all shades of blue & green, and I’m tossing out all the grays while he’s gone. OK, bye again. lol.

  88. A Fan says:

    Love David wearing black but I saw him @ the AI7 tour and he had on a white tee shirt and it looked fabulous on him. Black/white are great for his skin tone and eye color. It pops! He can actually wear just about any color underneath either Black/White/Grey. Loved the light pink tee with I believe it was a black/dark jacket. Dark colors over light make him look more mature and his age. JMHO.

  89. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    On the front page. There is a David puzzle….

  90. kimk says:


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  91. sarahhazel says:

    LOL….think I missed that puzzle!

  92. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    It’s David in the grey shirt puzzle….

  93. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hey fodfolk! 🙂
    I don’t really listen to top 40 radio either, so its a little hard…but I do really like Jason Mraz. Also David Osmond if he counts? And what I have.heard of Landon Pigg, I really like – just haven’t taken the time to really investigate him more.

    Fav colours on David – dark blues and dark greens, that go with his eyes. And black too probably. Definitely the strong colours anyway.

    Fav Christmas songs – that’s easy: O Holy Night, What Child Is This and Little Drummer Boy (<– ok having an alzheimers moment – is that what that song is called?, lol)


  94. jennyfromthebay says:

    Elysian – LOVE the awesome recap! Thanks for writing it!

  95. sarahhazel says:

    Sparkles—love that (puzzle) pic!

  96. sarahhazel says:

    Hi, Shanny! well, you’re up really early. 🙂

  97. sarahhazel says:

    Jedi4Life (^_^)* ‏@Jedi4Life

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  98. Martha says:

    On this pic posted yesterday with the tweets from Kari telling us how hard David worked on Forevermore, I was just noticing how tired in looks in the pic. What a guy…


  99. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    I vote for Waiting for Yesterday, My Hands, and Work For Me
    Something Bout Love, Falling Stars, Everything and More
    Don’t ………., Everybody Hurts, and Broken

  100. oinkiers says:

    Ok……. next question Suit jackets or vest?…….. VESTS!!!

  101. tami lyn says:

    suit jacket definitely. love a jacket thrown over a t-shirt and jeans. looks casual yet classy.

  102. sarahhazel says:

    Vest with rolled up long-sleeved dress shirt and dress pants that are kind of in the tight style….(but not too much like the MKOCT one)….hehe….. 😆

  103. kimk says:

    Martha maybe he was closing his eyes listening?

  104. sarahhazel says:

    On second thought, I think I’d vote for suits & that combo that tami lyn described….yeah….I love classic looks…..so, yeah, that’s my final answer! LOL

  105. Martha says:

    kimk – yeah, I know, but his face looked tired. who knows

  106. kimk says:


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  107. Martha says:

    suit coat with unbuttoned shirt (not all the way!) and jeans

  108. Martha says:

    kimk – or maybe he was asleep standing up

  109. kimk says:

    Martha he may well have been.

  110. kimk says:

    I don’t have facebook.. what is that Nandito Ako link for?

  111. Martha says:

    a little punchy, didn’t sleep much last night

  112. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–ROFL on the unbuttoned shirt!

  113. sarahhazel says:

    How do we vote?

  114. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–you’re punchy?

  115. sarahhazel says:

    #DA2014 ‏@ItsMina21

    Set de fotos: David Archuleta MVs [1/8] – Crush

  116. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – got up at about 5:00 am this morning, went to bed late, didn’t sleep all night. I’m starting to feel it about now (its 5:00 p.m. here, still early)

  117. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–looks like you need a nap….or you can just sleep early but you’ll probably wake up like 2-3 am LOL

  118. oinkiers says:

    Martha… LOL!! Unbuttoned but not all the way!!

  119. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel, yeah…i’m in the process of converting myself from a night owl to an early bird. It’s hard but it’s starting to work. At first I used to stay up until 3am just tossing and turning not being able to sleep even though I was exhausted. But now I am more able to sleep at the right times and my body is waking up naturally earlier.

    I vote for a nice tailored vest, as long as it is paired with a shirt. Don’t like the t-shirt with baggy arms under a vest look.

  120. kimk says:

    can I vote for the red pants, tee and suspenders with swag look? 🙂

  121. oinkiers says:

    KimK- Now that is FUNNY!! HAHA!!

  122. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–Whatever feels better for you, go for it. As for me, I can’t sleep before 11 pm.

  123. oinkiers says:

    As long as he has silver sparkly high tops with it?….hmmmm

  124. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–sorry, but that one’s on the next poll….haha!

  125. kimk says:

    or the one with the vest, hair and tee and tan pants on tosod shoot.
    that closeup deadly!

  126. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks all who told me their top 4 songs from David’s 3 pop albums. Some surprising answers. Songs left OFF THE LIST:

    First album: Touch My Hand, You Can, Running, Don’t Let Go, Angels, Let Me Go
    TOSOD: Elevator, Complain, Things Are Gonna Get Better, Notice Me, Wait
    BEGIN: Don’t Give Up, Angel, Be Still My Soul

    Are some of these on here because we have heard David sing them numerous times?

    I love polls and results. Anyone wait to add their selections, before I make the CD’s?

  127. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Kimk – “or the one with the vest, hair and tee and tan pants on tosod shoot”

    YES!!!!! That one gets my vote!

  128. kimk says:

    thing is doesn’t matter what he wears sometimes.. he gives that look and who the heck cares!?

  129. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel, well i’ve had to work my way backwards from 3am, so i’m currently going to bed around 11pm which is awesomely early for me, lol. I want to get to the point where i’m asleep by about 9:30pm. As I said on yesterday’s thread – I have learnt through experimenting on myself that ‘beauty SLEEP’ really is an accurate term cos I have seen so clearly the effects of lack of sleep on myself. 😆 😉

  130. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Top 3 Christmas songs he sings – I have 2 separate lists, one before MKOC and one after LOL!!!

    Before – Oh Holy Night, Silent Night, What Child is This
    After – This Christmas, This Christmas, This Christmas!!!!!!!

  131. oinkiers says:

    Kimk- this is true!

  132. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Atx, what is the nature of the evening again? Because that would effect the song selections I made. I wouldn’t necessarily choose my favourites but rather what was most appropriate and likely to be well received.

  133. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Kimk – LOL!! Watch out!! (I should be ashamed of the image I have in my head)

    *puts self in timeout***

  134. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Atx, haha, ITA. 😆

  135. oinkiers says:

    ATX- LOL!!

  136. josie says:

    kimk~ lolol. Oh boy.

  137. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    About your Christmas lists that is… 😆

  138. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Shanny!!!! You get the gold star!!!! I was waiting for someone to ask more details, after I posted the results to see if anyone changes their mind. Like I said love polls and results.

    I work at a State Housing Authority, we supply housing, social services, programs for low income families and the elderly. The National Night Out event is this Tuesday. I am helping supply music for the event.

  139. kimk says:

    lol what is that saying..
    cat’s away… mice will get in a heep of doo doo!

  140. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    One item i’m glad he (mostly ) moved on from was the scarves. The only scarves I ever liked were the warm winter woolly ones with his warm jacket. Don’t like the dressy type ones. Think they look to feminine on any man. But I know i’m in the minority with that opinion.

  141. kimk says:

    hmm.. Darren Cris is supposed to sing EWTRTW on Glee tonight.

  142. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Wonder if Tami Lyn is still bored – LOL!!!

  143. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Candy, where are you? Can you come out to play?????

  144. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim…ha, was just thinking that. Our conversations sure have taken on a more superficial tone the last couple of days, lol. But I don’t mean that in a bad way. You know…just hair and clothes and flirtyness…not exactly the most intellectual of conversations, lol. But fun and silly all the same. 🙂

    Atx, so is there going to be dancing or will it just be back ground music…?

  145. tami lyn says:

    he’s sexy and he knows it! omg! LOL

  146. Bychance says:

    Love the polls! Let’s see…….ATX
    1st……You Can, ALTNOY, Barriers, Angels
    TOSOD, SBL, Who I Am, MKOP
    Angel, Broken, True Colors, BSMS

    I agree with Shanny…..it depends a little on what the event is all about…..it was hard choosing favorites!!!

  147. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–don’t like the scarves either.

  148. tami lyn says:

    little trevor moran on x-factor!

  149. ATX #DA2014 says:

    ByChance – thanks, yep it is hard choosing. That is why I am asking everyone else as I could not make up my mind.

  150. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    How do you vote for Nandito Ako? If you click of the picture, is that a vote?

  151. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Sometimes I wonder if he wore scarfs to protect his throat. Maybe some medicine on them? Or the warmth help the vocal cords? I don’t have a clue, only guessing here.

  152. sarahhazel says:

    Sparkles2–I clicked the “Like” button….but there wasn’t any acknowledgement. ❓

  153. Bychance says:

    What were the questions again???? I have a short attention span!

    If I remember right…..
    Christmas …..O Holy Night, Silent Night, What Chile is this, Cat and Mouse Carol

    Colors ……is there really one he DOESN’T look good in???

    Definitely jacket, when it fits him….with jeans. Or what he wore I the NA vid ….the black shirt, Dk gray jacket, white belt…..oh my heck!

    Is that all the question?

  154. sarahhazel says:

    Has he worn turtlenecks before?

  155. Bychance says:

    Meant Child…..But I guess Chile Is on the brain, too!

  156. sarahhazel says:

    By chance–did you say What *Chile* Is This? 😉

  157. josie says:

    Aww…I’ll never forget the widdle scarves. lol. At my very first concert, it was freeeezing outside, but very hot inside. So David starts the concert with his scarf on, of course. Then he says, “Oh man. It’s soooo hot in here”, and innocently starts to take off the scarf. All the teens start screaming their heads off, David just freezes & looks at the audience like “What did I just do?”, giggles and puts the scarf back on again. lol. You had to be there, but it was just hilarous.

  158. sarahhazel says:

    josie–why did he have to put the scarf back on? LOL

  159. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    My Don’t……..was Don’t Give Up (my favorite right now )…Had a brain fart and couldn’t recall name.

  160. josie says:

    sarah~ Um, if you think about it, it doesn’t take too long to figure out what the teens were wanting….lol.

  161. ATX #DA2014 says:

    ByChance – you made bust out laughing thinking you meant “What Chile is This” on purpose!

    Josie – now that would be fun to see! Guess that is why he wore the Members Only jacket in Asia, even though he was sweating profusely. (Yes, Kimk, he works hard for his money is what I thought when I saw the picture)

  162. Bychance says:

    Also wanted to tell Elysian how fun it was to read her recap. Oh, I hope I get to meet some other fans someday. Even one!…..yes, I want to pick your brain, hear every little, tiny detail from the beginning, have all my questions answered……….spazz in person with another fan!!! Someday.

  163. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    I like the jacket and vest look on him.

  164. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Josie, sounds hilarious. Poor david. lol

  165. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Sparkles – that is my current favorite, I thought you meant Love Don’t Hurt, sorry.

  166. Bychance says:

    Sarahhazel, ATX…….just a Freudian typo I guess!….laughed, too when I saw what I said!

  167. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Bychance, where do you live?

  168. sarahhazel says:

    By chance–it’s understandable…..we MISS him bad!

  169. sarahhazel says:

    DGU is my current fave too!

  170. sarahhazel says:

    josie–those teen hormones!!!

  171. Bychance says:


    ……and yes, we miss him bad. But so proud of us that we’re still here doing pretty well after six months!

  172. tami lyn says:

    ATX~ lol! 🙂 watching x-factor now

  173. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ok, so if there’s no dancing….? Then here’s my choices….

    You can, YEDL Crush, Save the Day
    TOSOD, Falling Stars, Complain, MKOP
    Beautiful, Broken, Don’t Give Up, Angel and BOTW just because its such an iconic song it will perk people’s ears up and remind them how awesome a vocalist david archuleta was and might make them curious to check him out again.

  174. tami lyn says:

    bychance~ did u hear about the shooting today in mpls? happened right near where i used to live! 🙁

  175. oinkiers says:

    ATX- sorry I can’t decide.

  176. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    Shanny…loved your selection, except for Beautiful… 😀

  177. Bychance says:

    tamilyn…..oh, no…..been gone all day and haven’t see the news yet. Will go check it out…..so sad to hear that.

  178. josie says:

    Sigh. They’re playing “A Thousand Miles” in the background on the X-Factor, & it sounds exactly like David playing it. Just made me cry. 🙁

  179. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Shanny, will add to the list. I don’t think too many people here knows who he is. Yes, sad I know.

  180. sarahhazel says:

    josie–aw, now you’re making me cry too……(18 months to go) 😥

  181. sarahhazel says:

    Heather ❤ DA2014 ‏@Heather_DA2014

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  182. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sparkles2 – 🙂
    Don’t you like Beautiful?

    Atx, well hopefully some people will know him after the event, right?! 🙂

  183. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Josie – of all songs, that one would have to be a bit of a tear jerker right now with him more than a thousand miles away.
    I wonder how he’s doing, what he’s doing RIGHT NOW? Whats the time there in Chile right now? When i’ve looked the time differences up in the past there have always been discrepancies.

  184. ATX #DA2014 says:

    So true Shanny – I have already converted 3 people at work, so many more to follow.

    Josie – before Thousand Miles – they played Bubbly! Wow, X-Factor must miss David too..

  185. Hi! just got home from work. Looks like you all have been having fun today. I enjoyed reading everyones choices for ATX Cd and the clothes that Looks good on David. One of the best that i like so far is the grey jacket, with black pants and shirt he wore on Talent show in the Phils. forgot the name. JMO

  186. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Shanny, I use this all the time.


  187. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–Talentadong Pinoy…..he looked mighty good!

  188. ATX #DA2014 says:

    If anyone is game…….

    If David did not try out for AI, but tried out now for these shows, would he pick a different song to try out?

    A) The Voice
    B) X-Factor
    C) America’s Got Talent

    LOL, sorry told you I love polls!

  189. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel / Linda – love that look!

  190. Bychance says:

    …….so he’s probably getting ready for bed……reading scriptures……

  191. Bychance says:

    Meant to say thank ATX for the time zone thing.

  192. Bychance says:

    Linda….yea! That’s the outfit I was talking about, too!!! Love it!

  193. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Atx, thats a great site, shows the daylight savings, temperature, weather etc. So it’s just gone 10pm there then. He’s probably in his jammies getting ready for bed. lol

  194. josie says:

    sarah- tbh, I don’t like to be reminded of how much time is left. It feels like it’s been forever already. Do you realize that it’s already been almost a year since most US fans have seen or heard from him? I was thinking about that last night…He did the mini-tour last October, right (I think)? Then the Asian tour in November. Then…he was basically gone.

  195. sarahhazel says:

    ATX–The Voice

  196. oinkiers says:

    Atx- I say the voice

  197. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Brushing (every surface) of his teeth maybe… lol

  198. ATX, thanks for the world clock. I just put it in my favorites.

  199. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Your welcome on the clock website – it you go to the city’s page and down the page there is a map under the Coordinates section – click the map, pretty cool.

  200. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel / Oinkiers – what song would he sing?

  201. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I thought he did the MKOC tour in Dec last year? Cos he made the announcement the week of Christmas didn’t he? Then went to the Philippines in January.

  202. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Shanny – lol and flossing….

  203. breanne says:

    The correct link for Everybody Hurts mv:

    josie: David did the Asian tour in July & then did the MKOC Tour in December. That was the last time he performed in the U.S.

  204. Sparkles2 (Big Time Lurker & Invisible) says:

    Shanny……the song is” beautiful” sung by David….just not one of my cup of tea… 😉

  205. josie says:

    ATX- I’d say either X-Factor or The Voice. Possibly X-Factor since he saw Kelly perform on AI when he was little, and X-Factor is the closest thing to AI. But…if he had a choice between the two, maybe The Voice, ‘cuz I think they’d take him seriously there.

  206. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Shanny – made the announcement Dec 19, 2011 at SLC. And then to Philippines, you are correct.

  207. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Josie, what song would he sing? I agree with you “they would take him seriously there”.

  208. oinkiers says:

    I think he would have I’m yours or 1000 miles!

  209. sarahhazel says:

    ATX–wow, hard question….not sure….something R&B….RITS, Senseless??? 😉

  210. josie says:

    OK, tks. I tend to get my months mixed up. So his last time in the US was December. Still almost a year ago, I guess.

  211. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel – RITS? I know once you spell it out I will go, oh yea, duh

  212. josie says:

    ATX~ Ohhhh. What song? Ummmm…..I’m gonna say he still would’ve sang “Heaven” for X-Factor, and something that showcases his vocals more for The Voice. It wouldn’t have been ballad-y, though. I’ll have to do some more thinking…

  213. sarahhazel says:

    ATX–Ribbon In The Sky 🙂

  214. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Joanie for the awesome Thursday post.
    Really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments.

  215. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sometimes it’s moments like now, it feels surreal to think that we’re sitting here chatting together and david has been gone for 6months. I reflect back to that time of the announcement and the shock and misery that washed over the fanbase, with a psuedo-death sentence looming before us. Now we’re here, we’re living the experience (not saying it feels like a death sentence now, just that people initially felt like it was the end of the world, lol). I guess just as this day has come, the day of his home coming will arrive also. 🙂

    So…six months in….what are your assessments of things? Have they been as bad as you expected? Better? Worse?

  216. oinkiers says:

    If David was blind folded what would be the first thing you notice about him? Keep in mind you don’t know who he is and he has not spoken to you yet?…….I say blind folded because from what I hear his eyes are amazing!! LOL!!

  217. oinkiers says:

    Shanny- I think things are king of what I was expecting!

  218. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Oinkers, where is he, one stage, is he smiling? need details!!!!

  219. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–for me, not bad at all…..there are “low” and “high” days….but overall, it’s OK so far.

  220. sarahhazel says:

    oinkiers–his smile

  221. josie says:

    Oh, Shanny, that’s not a good question for me. 🙁 lol. Oinkiers~ The first thing I’d notice would be the fact that he’s blinfolded. lolol. OK, seriously. Probably…his hand motions. He’d be using his hands alot, I think, trying to describe what he’s talking about. lol.

  222. sarahhazel says:

    OK, his ruby-red lips, if he’s not smiling LOL

  223. oinkiers says:

    ATX- off stage and not smiling!

  224. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Shanny, I think I am doing what David suggested. Continue to live me life, don’t concentrate so much on him (of course, that is not the case today, lol). Do some things I have put on the back burner the last 4 years.

    I think in some way is was telling us, he is like us, trying to live his life as he sees fit. He does not see himself as a super star, just a normal guy.

    As the line in NA went: “I am an ordinary guy, I just have an extraordinary job!”

    Hope I made sense.

  225. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Yesterdaywhen I was blabbing on, I got thinking (and talking) about how david always chooses his songs very carefully with messages to them. I mentioned how I suspect there are sub-messages in his song selection for Begin. You know – messages beyond the most obvious. Lines in the songs or sub-themes that may have resonated with him and influenced his decisions to go with that song choice. And yesterday while I was driving and listening I was thinking about that – and I really think there is a little bit of a theme in some of the songs about needing to get away from it all, connect with simpler things etc. I think he really needed to get away from the celebrity for a while.

  226. oinkiers says:

    ATX_ well said!!

  227. Martha says:

    Shanny – I think its been better. I guess I forsee the next 18 months to be like the last six. David will make sure we have music/MVs, etc periodically and some news about him. This may be unpopular but I truly believe the pictures and news, however limited, we get from Chile helps ALOT. Imagine, not seeing (and hearing in the July 15 concert fan vid) him for the whole 2 years. It would be nice for him to send something, a picture or a short vid, himself – maybe at the year mark. But thats his choice. And I am very thankful for the concerts he is having and will have in Chile. Hopefully we get detailed news from each one.

  228. Bychance says:

    Josie….8:07……the way I see it, there is absolutely nothing we can do about it ………….but pray for David, trust that God has a plan for his life and all will be well when he returns……….. be here for him when he does……..and for each other in the meantime. Hard as it is, there’s just no other way around it. (hope that doesn’t sound insensitive…….I don’t mean it to).

  229. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sparkles2, that is interesting. Can you say why the song doesn’t click with you?
    It unexpectedly became one of my favs on the album, right from the time the snippet was released.

  230. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Oinkiers, how he cannot stand still, while he is humming a song to himself, while he wondering why he agreed to be blindfolded!

    Then I would notice his “glow” Yes, I said it, even if I cannot see his eyes, nor his smile. I can see his inner beauty.

  231. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hello Everyone! Hope you all are having a great day. I did a sleep apnea test last night at a local hospital. Quite interesting trying to sleep with all of these wires attached to you,lol. Didnt think I slept alot, but did sleep enough to for them to tell me I snore, loudly, lol. Took a nap a little bit ago though, was a little tired from the sleep test, which sounds a bit odd.

    Best David outfit? In the Matt Clayton pic’s, the white t-shirt with dark pants, there are 2 of the best photos of David. One where he’s sitting on a stool, looking straight ahead, with his left hand on his left leg, toward his knee & his right hand on his right leg. Then the one thats more of a close up. The pic is on one of the blogs with the gifs you guys post sometimes. Not Sams, but the other one. What a great description 🙄

  232. sarahhazel says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy

    My DavidArchie picture of the day….. Kansas City… Idol tour 8-29-08 http://twitpic.com/ayy68q

  233. tami lyn says:

    i think david needed to escape his fame in the US before he had some kind of breakdown. think he’s probably enjoying his missionary status in chile even tho there are fans chasing after him lol! i was expecting a bit more communication like a tweet every tuesday telling us how he feels and what he’s doing. so that makes me kind of sad but in reality whether he is in chile or utah or LA i have no chance of seeing him so it really isn’t that different.

  234. Martha says:

    ATX – I would notice his lips first

  235. Martha says:

    sorry oinkiers on the lips answer – lots of comments, getting mixed up!

  236. oinkiers says:

    ATX- I wondered if some one was going to say his ore or glow!! ( ATX gets a piggy) for saying one of the answers I was looking for)!!

  237. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Shanny – totally agree – just think about the pressure he felt for the last 4+ years to please everyone. Now granted, he choose to do it, but how many other artist have been this busy.

    He really has been singing since he was 11 in front of an audience. I cannot not even imagine.

    Think how he grew from the first of AI to now. Just think how much he will grow by 2014, WOW.

  238. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey Oinkiers! It would be his smile, its one of a kind 😀

  239. oinkiers says:

    I would have said lips to if some one else would have asked!!

  240. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Oinkiers – sooo funny

  241. oinkiers says:

    BEth- he is off stage not smiling LOL!!

  242. Martha says:

    tami lyn – alrighty then..lol

  243. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Hey Beth, hope everything is ok

  244. I don’t think its as bad as i thought. Some times bad sometimes good. I thought we would have nothing but the last Cd from him and look what he has given us. And to think there is more to come. Just when i am missing him terribly, here comes something to pick me up. I believe in my heart that there is more. I already have so much to look over of his, thanks to all of you ninjas.

  245. Martha says:

    ATX – (am I right?) I would say he would go on the X-Factor. I don’t know if he would be willing to put himself out there counting on the judges/mentors to choose him (The Voice). I think he would sing I’m Yours or a Selena song, or a song from Broadway, don’t know which one.

  246. Bychance says:

    Oinkiers LOL!!!

    I love everyone’s comments tonight…….just agree with so much of what’s been said. Thanks for being here…it is such a good place! Gotta say goodnight…….thinking ’bout the Archuglow.

  247. Kalei says:

    Great post Joanie! Love the recap of the NorCal Archie lunch – so cute and the balloon launch was so neat! I see there are several interesting threads of convo in coments today haha! Love the song suggestions for the mix cd and everyone’s fave colors and outfits for David…. and we thought we’d have nothing to talk about for 2 years lol

  248. Kalei says:

    sorry typo *comments

  249. oinkiers says:

    Good NIght!! Bychance!

  250. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Its interesting reading all of your thoughts. 🙂
    I think for me, its slightly better than I anticipated. I think mostly I had no expectations…was preparing myself for the worst and hoping for the best kind of thing. I guess david has been less communicative than I expected but you peeps make up for that. 🙂

    And when I consider his need to get away, take a break…makes me feel that I want to give him as much space as he needs. So if no communication till 2014 is what he needs, then…we have each other to blab with at least, right? 🙂 And Kari to help us remember theres a reason for all of this waiting. 🙂

  251. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Martha, interesting reasoning. I would guess the Voice, because I believe he thinks looks don’t matter. Since he considers himself weird looking.

  252. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Oh, and I think regardless of which show, he would sing Crazy.

  253. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Bychance – Sweet David dreams

  254. tami lyn says:

    shanny`~so true, and thank God we have each other to talk to! 🙂

  255. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    As for the blind fold question….i think when the eyes are covered up, subconciously our eyes go to the mouth for body language clues..so I would say his mouth…and yeah probably his hands for the same reason …and because as someone mentioned, he’d be waving them around while talking…probably even more so because subconsciously his mind would be trying to compensate for not being able to make proper facial expressions while communicating.

  256. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Thanks ATX! Hope so. Trying to get a few answers for the twitching I have in my forehead & by my eyes, which has diminished emensely, but want to make sure its not serious, neurological, but my balance is good, no muscle weakness, so hope its lack of proper sleep, stress & allergies 😀

    Oinkiers, David, not smiling, is that possible 😆 OK, ummm, I would have to say his hands, they’re so expressive. I dont think he could talk or sing without them.

  257. oinkiers says:

    Beth- this is true!

  258. oinkiers says:

    ATX- CRAZY would be perfect i didn’t think of that one!

  259. kimk says:

    David would never allow himself to be blindfolded on stage..
    pop right into his head… fangirls gone wild.

  260. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Bychance!

  261. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Nite, nite Bychance. Thanks for chatting. 🙂

    Beth, so did you get results on the sleep apnoea or do you have to wait?

  262. nora says:

    this is kinda off subject but does anybody remember a fan, don’t remember who, wanted all of us to send David some sort of letter with the date 9-28 post marked to identify six moth since he has been gone? Forgot to say hi to everyone.

  263. ATX #DA2014 says:

    My favorite:


    Such a shame AI did not show this on TV. I still believe they did not on purpose…… but that is another conversation….

  264. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oh I see it was for other neurological things as well.

  265. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Nora, don’t remember the name either, but that is tomorrow if we are going to do it. Have a postcard ready to go, if I need to send it.

  266. Martha says:

    ATX – I heard it was because they didn’t get the rights or permission to air the song, which does sound flaky.

  267. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Oinkiers 😀

    OK, since we’re talking outfits, need some suggestions for the Fine Feathered Fearsome Fivesome. They’re thinking of changing from their signature plaid & coordinating moonboot ensembles 😀 Good idea, bad idea, any idea what look they could switch too??? 😀

  268. Good Night by Chance, sweet David dreams to you! I can’t imagine how David would act without his hands , he uses them to express his emotions when he’s singing or just talking.

  269. Martha says:

    Beth – how about skinny jeans with turtle (?) neck pullovers and high top tennis shoes.

  270. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Nora, I don’t know anything about that sorry….

    but I do remember how apparently a lot of the native missionaries don’t get any mail or care packages and things and we discussed at maybe the 6/12/18 month marks we could all contribute a little something to send to the missionaries in his mission, if we had permission to do so from his mission president. Is anyone still interested in that idea?

  271. oinkiers says:

    Beth- lets see…… Lets pick some thing that will go with thier piggy hats umm…. David Archuleta tee shirts with tight jeans and cow boyboots!! What do you think?

  272. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Beth, how about they follow the Archuleta and wear suits and ties for the next 18 months?

  273. oinkiers says:

    Shanny- LOL!!!

  274. Martha says:

    Shanny – I vote for your idea with little name tags and backpacks.

  275. oinkiers says:

    Beth- nono I got it David Archuleta tee shirt with overalls!! With thier piggy hats!!

  276. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Its already the 28th here, so I would have to mobilize into action if I was going to join in and have it postmarked with the right date!

  277. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Shanny, She told me that I snore, but I didnt need to have a mask on, didnt have enough apnea moments to warrant that. You have to have 20 or more an hour & I didnt have nearly that much. The neurological worries are mine, Dr didnt really mention it, just a bit nervous about it. I meet with a Dr to discuss the sleep apnea test in about a week & a 1/2. I agree with you, whatever David wants to do as far as communicating with us or not, is fine with me. Dont see a problem if he wants to give us a “I’m going great, love the food, hope you all are fine” statement once in a while, that would be great. The thing is, I know he’s thinking about his family, friends & us, when he can, so thats pretty wonderful, just hope he’s happy, healthy & things are going well.

  278. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha, I like the little name tags and back packs!
    Maybe we can use oinkiers idea of cow boy boots with the suits…because after all…we know these feathery five have a rebellious streak in them. lol

  279. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Martha & Oinkiers LOVE your ideas, but I think Shanny’s is the one to go with. Fabulous idea 😀 Hmmmm, maybe they can use all 3 ideas. Wait a minute, if they go with Shanny’s idea, 5 of them wearing shirts everyday, guess who will have to iron them, me, thats who 😯 They cant iron the shirts, do you know how difficult it is for a chicken to hold an iron????? This is a bit of a predicament 😀

  280. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Well, supergrand would have to iron MrSgj’s shirt(he is the 5th member of the group, you know 😀 )

  281. oinkiers says:

    Iron……. LOL!!! Hmmmmm….. this true but it is a very great idea!!

  282. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Beth, most certainly – little suits, name tags and back packs! Oh, but they will need to trim their feathers, short and clean!!!! LOL

  283. nora says:

    atx-I have a post card here, I think I will send it tomorrow. Wish I could remember who, she thought if we all said the same things in it also, she said she would remind us, but I guess she forgot. Guess it is to late for others to do it. Maybe she is lurking.

  284. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    ATX! Oh-oh, you just brought up a possible roadblock for the fine feathered fellows. A feather cut, dont know if I can get them to go along with it. Dont know if MrSgj will go along with it either 🙄 Maybe they will if I promise them pad thai for a month 😀

  285. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Nora, I will send mine as well.

  286. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    You should raise it with the Dr again Beth if you are still worried.
    I pretty much assume that if we don’t hear anything then he’s still alive and kickin’. And that if he’s not communicating its because he’s so focused on what he’s doing which means he must be happy.
    A little phrase goes through my head each time I think of david out on his mission…and it’s ..’he’s really doing this!’. I guess I was a little unsure if he would be able to get a normal enough missionary experience, which I believe is what he wanted. And he seems to be getting a pretty close approximation of it. I asked my hubby about it once (he served a mission) and he gave me a pretty insightful answer I thought. He said that it woulf seem normal to david because it would be all he knows, it would be his own personal experience of a mission.

  287. oinkiers says:

    They must have the cow boy boots I am sure they will run into Wibur and the gang and you know what that means……

  288. Martha says:

    You all just made me picture David ironing his shirts. How precious. I bet they are perfect. I wonder if he can’t sleep, he gets up a washes a shirt in the sink. lol (I had a friend who used to iron only the part you saw, the collar, cuffs, and front part of the shirt. They were not a missionary, just wore shirts and jackets).

  289. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Oinkiers, the fine feathered fellows will be shaking in their boots 😆 Do you realize the UofM Golden Gophers play Iowa this weekend for the glorious & hallowed prize, known as “Floyd of Rosedale” the bronzed pig 😀

  290. oinkiers says:

    LOL!! I actually did know that but I admit after Iowa played this last weekend I really hope they can pull it off!!

  291. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Martha, my hubby knew a missionary that used to iron the front of his shirt while wearing it. 🙄 19 yo young men for ya! 😆

  292. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Shanny, I like what your husband said, that it will be a normal missionary experience for David because it will be his experience 😀

    Martha, ROTFL, Only irons the parts you see. I tried to iron a shirt real quick one day on the arm of my sofa. My sofa now has an iron mark on it. A sofa I bought about 2 years ago. Thankgoodness for throw blankets 😆

  293. oinkiers says:

    Thanks to my husbands mission he does all the ironing around here LOL!!

  294. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Oinkiers, we may be united in our fandom for David, but when it comes to MN vs Iowa, well, the plaid gloves come off 😀

    Shanny, lol, who hasnt ironed clothes while their wearing them, especially guys. I believe my brothers did it once or twice,lol.

  295. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    beth – argh! Frustration about the sofa!
    And btw, you ladies have me lolol!

  296. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Bwhaha! Well I can’t say i’ve ever ironed clothes on my body! Lol
    But maybe that’s because I have the same situation as oinkiers – my hubby is the chief ironer around here thanks to his mission! lol 🙂

  297. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Hate to leave, you guys sure made me
    laugh today 😀

    Shanny, the sofa, lol, I still cant believe
    I actually did that,lol.

    Oinkiers, I’ll send your husband my
    ironing. Its worth it to mail it to him to
    do it, I’ll include a self addressed, stamped
    box to return it to me. I sofa will thank him 😆

  298. oinkiers says:

    Oh yeah plaid gloves are off!! I better put on my cow boy boots on for when the Hawk Eyes come in and eat those gophers that there will be alot of gopher doodoo around…..just saying!!

  299. oinkiers says:

    Good night Beth!!

  300. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Good Night Beth – sweet David dreams

  301. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Getting the CD’s ready – my gosh David has so many good songs…..

  302. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Oinkiers, them is fighting words.
    Do you know why Iowa has artificial
    turf in their stadium? To keep the
    cheerleaders from grazing 😆
    We’ll “talk” on Saturday 😀

    Thanks ATX! I’m saying G’night
    again & I mean it this time :grin

  303. oinkiers says:

    HE does thats why I can’t decide!! :)!!

  304. Beth, Oinker, you guys are so funny and so creative. I’m going to say Goodnight since i can see the Floyd Lloyd & Boyd are well taken care of. XFactor just started for me. Sweet dreams everyone.

  305. oinkiers says:

    BETH- Lmbo!!!

  306. josie says:

    Go Iowa!!!! 🙂

    Shanny-Are you still here?

  307. oinkiers says:

    Well I should head to bed!! Good Night all!!!

  308. Martha says:

    Beth, oinkiers, Shanny – ROFL! My husband didn’t iron and I don’t like to so…..

    My brother was in the army so he ironed great!

  309. McKenzie Harris says:

    New Nandito Ako picture of David from MyDearWriter


    Josh after the fight scene… yeah, he’s smiling. 🙂 Cropped the pic of course. #NAmemories pic.twitter.com/XZ2FHedE

  310. oinkiers says:

    Josie- PIGGy for you!!!

  311. Martha says:

    ….but on the body–ouch!

  312. josie says:

    Oinkiers- Tks! 🙂

  313. Martha says:

    McKenzie – Thanks, he looks happy!

  314. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Josie, I went a little MIA but i’m back…although i’ve.got to head out again soon.

    Nite nite to all sleepyheads! 🙂

    Martha are you saying your brother did all your ironing for you?! wow, kudos to him if he did! 🙂

  315. Martha says:

    Shanny – I wish! No he just ironed for himself but he did it very well!

  316. josie says:

    Shanny~ Sorry, I actually need to leave now. lol. Didn’t have anything exciting left to say, anyway. Have a good rest of the night, y’all.

  317. tami lyn says:

    omg watching jay leno and heard a strange noise outside! went to look and 2 cats were sitting by my front door making that crazy crying noise at each other and i actually said to them thru the door~ hush cats! and then remembered david doing that LOL 🙂

  318. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ha, I finally read Elysians recap. I LOVE the details! I vote you write all concert recaps from now on Elysian. lol And btw, can I book Robin and Kalena in now to be our future wedding planners please? I have 5 daughters who will be needing someone other than their mother to stress over the event planning when the time comes. lol
    So glad you peeps had heaps of fun and awesome that you get to do it all over again soon! 🙂

  319. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Martha, haha, what a shame you couldn’t wrangle some free ironing services. lol

    Josie – nite nite then. 🙂

    Tami Lyn – too funny! 😆

    Well i’m gonna run now too. Thanks for chatting friends. Bye for now. 🙂
    Wonder what David is currently dreaming about……

  320. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    ….maybe elevators…?


  321. tami lyn says:

    goodnight shanny and everyone 🙂

  322. angelbymyside says:

    Just finished reading Elysian’s recap and watching the video of the Nor-Cal Archies get together luncheon. You guys sure know how to do it up right. So much love and care went into the event. Loved the inspirational messages on the balloons…fabulous idea!

    See you all tomorrow! 🙂

  323. Jhen says:

    Great recap of meet up at Simply Thai, look like it was a lot of fun. Beautiful souvenir too. Glad that there is new David fan, I hope more people will discover David and eventually become David fans.

  324. Good morning FOD! TGIF! Had a CRAZY busy week and the weekend looks about the same! Hope to get some time to ENJOY the FAB weather and the Neptune Festival! LOVE the Sand Sculpting champinships…..INCREDIBLE!

    So many GREAT questions last night! LOVE David in black and charcoal. The vest combo and jackets that FIT have my vote. LOVE him in Bench and Penshoppe! O Holy Night, What Child Is This and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas off CFTH…but LOVE This Christmas from tour! My favories on the albums change day to day…but Crush, To Be With You and Works For Me are todays fav! lol Something Bout Love, Complain and MKOP Off BEGIN…. Somewhere Only We Know, BOTW and Broken

    Well Nana patrol! ENJOY YOUR DAY! 🙂

  325. kimk says:

    good morning folks!!!

    Happy Friday and Happy 6 MONTHS!!!! 😀

  326. kimk says:

    LOVE that pic that @mydearwriter sent us!!! 🙂

    Eʀɪᴄᴋᴀ ∞
    @jascurtissmith @oheulacaballero ANYA, HOLLY. Do you miss Josh?? :)))))

  327. kimk says:

    6 MOS!!

    Warning Missionary pic!!


    posted it even though we saw it already.. just that he is looking gorgeous and MISS HIM!!

  328. Anita says:

    Good morning everyone! I LOVED reading the Nor-Cal Archies story about their get-together, and the video too! What a special and sweet idea to attatch messages of hope to balloons and let them go!! I hope those messages help those that come across them! Have a good day!

  329. kimk says:


    Ivory Music & Video ‏@IvoryMusicVideo
    David Archuleta’s best Christmas album recorded live at Temple Square featuring Mormon Tabernacle Choir with…

  330. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, folks!!!
    kimk–it time to do some (David music) Christmas shopping!

  331. sarahhazel says:


    (more coffee)

  332. kimk says:

    OMJOSH.. missing him real bad right now.. how will we get thru Christmas!?
    thank goodness for that wonderful DVD we have from GCT!!!

  333. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning kimk, Anita and FOD!

    kimk…Thanks for the link to the M pic…CELEBRATING 6 MONTHS!!! With the holidays coming think the next three months will go by pretty fast! Know I will be CRAZY busy…retail gets to be a nightmare !! lol Will really be hard though not having a Christmas concert…THANKS to the fans for the VIDEOS we can watch and relive those AMAZING CONCERTS! *sigh*

    Think Eula is just STUNNING! So young and SO TALENTED!

  334. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–we still have plenty of goodies to enjoy this holiday season so I think we’ll be OK…..then next Christmas we’ll all be excited (and planning, as you said) for his homecoming!

  335. sarahhazel says:

    Hi, VABch! I agree, holiday season will pass by quickly with all the busyness of it all….

    I miss the NA cast….still hoping for a DVD!

  336. kimk says:

    sarahhazel true… think just a lil bit if an Archumeltdown this morn.

  337. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning sarahhazel! Watch the Christmas concert vids and play the CD all year long! Maybe there will be a Christmas surprise! MY CHRISTMAS WISH!!

  338. VaBeachArchie says:

    kimk, sarahhazel….Just think David did something for us for Christmas …he LOVES Christmas music! Maybe a new cover?

  339. kimk says:

    VABeach omgosh that would be fabulous!! also hope they play GCT on PBS this year!!

  340. kimk says:

    Hanne ♥ ツ ‏@HanneDenmark
    @DavidArchie Six months serving your mission today David – What an adventure!! Only 546 days left….


  341. sarahhazel says:


  342. sarahhazel says:

    Batya ‏@Batya11394

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wg9JgZOWJA&feature=share&list=PLA2AF665D48589760 in honor of @DavidArchie being gone for 6 months, i’m watching this today. BEST VIDEO EVER!

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