Posted by Angelica on Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Posted by Angelica on Saturday, March 22, 2014
I wish I had more words too but there just aren’t enough. I’ll let you guys come up with some of your own.
Speaking of patience, I need patience to wait for this haaaiiirrr to grow back.
Looks like the lesson in patience was filmed the same day the rainy day collage was shot.
So…there is sunshine always after the rain. All we have to do is patiently wait just a wee bit longer.
We’ll be here all week. Y’all have a great one.
Posted by Angelica on Monday, March 10, 2014
Just had my annual check up (preparation for David’s return) and my lab results were in every way perfect, except that apparently, I have absolutely no vitamin D in my body. The normal levels range up in the 90′s and my level was so low as to not even rate a number. I was not surprised by the news; the only light I have received for months is from the weak glow of my laptop. It has been far too cold to venture outside for long and since sunlight is essential for acquiring this vital vitamin, I was instead prescribed massive doses of vitamin D. That, along with the welcome promise of warm weather will soon put me right. Yet the whole thing got me thinking about another deficiency in D that I have been suffering from for the past two years. By that I mean vitamin David. The symptoms for both are remarkably similar: a general feeling of being tired and a tendency toward depression. hmmm. Coincidence? I think not. It appears I am in good company as a cursory scan of twitter revealed several others who feel that David is sunshine incarnate.
cheska @SnowyOli 2h
David archuleta is my sunshine <33
McKenzie Harris @McKenzieHarr Feb 22
Don’t know how he does it but David Archuleta naturally exudes positivity. @DavidArchie’s Chinese name is sunshine. pic.twitter.com/phtHFMPqto
Francesca @FangirlFrance Mar 3
The only motivation i have in life right now is David’s return. My sunshine will be back soon and that keeps me going. :) #DA2014
Barb W @EL_FOD Feb 28
David Archuleta Is Coming Home and that means winter will be over! Hello Sunshine!
Archugeezer @Archugeezer Feb 28
David Archuleta Is Coming Home at the right time ’cause we can sure use a little more sunshine right now.
Mary Dee @GoodPlaceDA2014 Feb 28
Welcome back Mr. Sunshine!! David Archuleta Is Coming Home.
Pattie #DA2014 @Attwittsend Feb 28
I am freezing. David Archuleta Is Coming Home soon and I’m sure he’s bringing some sunshine with him :)
pattilou733 @pattilou733 Feb 28
David Archuleta Is Coming Home.The sunshine is retuningto our lives.
Pattie #DA2014 @Attwittsend Feb 28
David Archuleta Is Coming Home … ♫ You are my sunshine ♫
Debbie #DA2014 @DebVaFOD Feb 28
@Attwittsend Awww. He IS sunshine. David Archuleta Is Coming Home :)
So it appears that many of us suffer from the same want: A severe deficiency in vitamin D caused by a lack of David Archuleta, i.e., Mr. Sunshine. There is no cure for ODD, but we know its cause and ODDly enough, it can only be managed with adequate exposure to it, uh, him. In short, we need our sunshine.
Songs – “You are my Sunshine” by Liliana Rose, “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles.”
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Posted by Angelica on Monday, February 17, 2014
It was two years ago that David Archuleta left for his mission. It seems like forever. Or maybe only a few weeks. I have an uncanny nonsense for time. It rivals my sense of direction which is nonexistent. “When” has no more meaning for me than “where.” I am always here. It is always now. You think I’m kidding, but when people ask me things like, how long have you worked here, lived here, I look at them with a perplexed expression on my face. I honestly don’t know. It could have been a decade ago or a few months. I was here then; I am here now. I could produce dates at any moment if given the opportunity. But I could not produce a difference in the feeling I have of my experience of then and now. For the most part, they would be the same. Time and space are simply meaningless constructs in some part of my brain that does not measure its passage or proximity.
So I am perhaps the wrong person to write this. A few days ago I published the article, “Is David Archuleta Coming Home Today?” Did I really believe he was one of the ones tapped to come home six weeks early when I posted it? No. But it pleased me to consider the possibility.
Now, I offer for your consideration this possibility. That we, all of us, are caught in some sort of time warp. Think about it. You don’t have to be temporally challenged like me to know that something is just not adding up. David did not come home on the 10th of February. We saw not a shadow of his coming so we are fated for six more weeks of waiting. Six more weeks. How long have we been saying and commenting and tweeting that we have just six more weeks to wait? By my calculation, (dubious I know, coming from me) we have been saying this now for several weeks. Yet we STILL have six more weeks to wait! Deductive reasoning will bear me out on this, thusly:
A. If six weeks ago, David was coming home in six weeks, then David should be home.
B. David is not home.
C. Time has stopped.
Elementary logic. If A is true and B is true, then it follows that C must also be true. This is just a working hypothesis and I earnestly hope that time will prove me wrong. You know, that thing that’s broke.
Is that clock even working down there? ↓
Posted by Angelica on Monday, February 10, 2014
Rumor has it he just might be.
For it seems that missionaries who left for their missions on the day he did are scheduled to return on 2/10/14 or 3/24/14.
And then there is this tweet from Lady V a few days ago.
This is all speculation of course. I have no idea where in the world David Archuleta is right now. But I hope he’s in the air somewhere flying home at this very moment.
Because that thought makes me smile a very happy smile.
Posted by Angelica on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Brick: What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?
“Maggie the cat: Just staying on it I guess, long as she can.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ~ Tennessee Williams
Someone is going around spreading lies about The Voice. He went to FOD. He went to Soul David. He went to twitter. He even went to David’s twitter account. He went everywhere but to me and to The Voice. When it first began back in August, I determined that unless and until the site’s name was used, I would simply ignore it. But bullies don’t go away just because they are ignored. Now he has named us and in that libelous act, maligned the reputation of this site and the marvelous people who visit and post here.
I cannot in good conscience let that go unchallenged.
His issue is with The Voice Unplugged. sigh… He calls it a “secret chat room.” You know, the one Abrra posts an invitation to every Saturday, not just with a comment, but with a huge pic and the caption, “COME JOIN US AT THE VOICE UNPLUGGED” giving the time and a link. The secret chat room with the picture widget on the left sidebar saying, “THE VOICE UNPLUGGED CLICK ON PICTURE BELOW.” Right now it’s Micki’s wonderful photo shop of David as a cowboy. Before it was hot mess hair and before that something else. I forget what. The picture changes from time to time but never the location of the chat room link. If all else fails and you still can’t gain access to it, just ask Blisskasden. He’s always there.
What do we do there? We watch performance videos of David. We chat. We connect. We talk about each others lives. We talk about his voice, his hair, his clothes, his smile, his winsome, charming way of doing every little thing. It’s magic.
He is fascinating and we adore him. Apparently we cannot get enough of him or each other. lol. We also hold Nandito Ako chat each Tuesday night. For the past two years! Not really my thing after a couple of views and not mentioning any names, (Bebe) but there are some here who can rightfully claim Tagalog as their second language.
Blisskasden’s chosen method of attack is to describe in his own words what we do in chat. I can honestly say that I have never read any fan, on any David site or chat room, use such vile phrases or words in reference to David. He does not even claim that these words are anything but his own. I will not repeat them here, but I could, verbatim. For the record, they are on Soul David and FOD. Yet he recently stated on Soul David, “I have never once posted anything that has been disrespectful or hurtful to David, and never will.”
He also made this remarkable statement on SD. “David will be home soon. it’s time to clean up the fan base so David will feel inspired to produce the kind of music that reflects his values.”
By clean up the fan base, I suppose he means to purge it of the older female fans who lack the right to swoon over David. Well, nice try but we are not going anywhere. We are still here. And we will be here long after the kitty standing vigil in the window above is gone and longer still after his return.
One last thing, Bliss. You also stated on Soul David, “I guess my uncle Sidney was right when he told me that you cannot win an argument with a woman by using rational thinking.”
I as well as many other women can match your capacity for rational thought any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
And you can quote me.
Posted by Angelica on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
David Archuleta came into this world in 1990, the year of the horse on the Chinese calendar. The year 2014 will usher in the year of the horse again. Maybe it doesn’t matter. And maybe it’s an auspicious omen of rebirth, renewal and growth. I didn’t know about this fact until today, yet now it strikes me as strangely right. Long before I knew he was a horse, I made these images.
Long before that, I made this video. The Chinese calendar predicted I would marry a rat late in life. I did. He’s not really a rat though; he’s actually quite nice. So maybe there is something to it after all. It came true for this dragon. Hark! Is that the faint sound of galloping hooves in the distance? Gird your loins. This one’s a runner.
Posted by Angelica on Saturday, December 28, 2013
Every year since this site began, we have celebrated David’s birthday. We have celebrated birthdays 19, 20, 21, 22 and now 23. That just makes my mind wobble. How did this happen? Maybe we were just having too much fun to notice how quickly the time has flown.
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on “Bring Him Home” Les Misérables
Video Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Alfie Boe
Posted by Angelica on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
And in despair I bowed my head:
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men.”
Till, ringing singing, on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!
From we at The Voice to all of you,
Not one Smilebox this year but two-
For every year he’s been away,
Ring out the bells,
Ring in DA.
Posted by Angelica on Monday, November 25, 2013
pil•grim (ˈpɪl grɪm, -grəm) n.1. a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.2. a traveler or wanderer, esp. in a foreign place.
3. (cap.) one of the band of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Mass., in 1620
The little Mayflower held ninety-nine and of that number, fifty-seven survived the first year. Not only survived, but thrived. And when the bountiful harvest was gathered, they too gathered together and three days did not seem too long to celebrate.
How far away this week seemed to us last year or the year before! But we are still standing and that makes us survivors too. There is so much to celebrate. Family, friends, good food and the certain knowledge that the bustling holiday season will bring us close to the day we celebrate him home.
The iconic painting above by Norman Rockewell is titled “Freedom from Want.” I am not entirely free in this regard. I want him home. Now don’t go getting your knickers in a wad because I disrespected the intent of the painting or one of Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” or more to the point, any of the people who don’t enjoy this basic freedom from lack in a world filled with abundance. Doesn’t change the fact. I want him back. Yesterday.
Happy Thanksgiving. Our pilgrim is almost home.