The Voice David Archuleta

A Little Mouse Tale

Posted by dakgal on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Recent photo of David and I

Most people have forgotten about me, so I thought I’d introduce myself.

Hola!  My name is Viajero, which in English means “traveler”, and I have a tale to tell you.  I was born and raised in Honduras, but decided I wanted a more adventurous life, so one day I stowed away in the first suitcase that I thought was headed out of town.  Little did I know I would wind up in the U.S. of A.

When the suitcase was opened again, I learned I was in this kids’ bedroom and made a mad dash for a hiding place before I could be discovered, scrambled into a drawer, and set up housekeeping.  I gnawed on some papers to make myself a bed and found out that this kid loves to eat; food was no problem, so I was comfy enough.

It didn’t take long before I found out that the kids’ name is David and he loves to sing ALL the time.   I mean that’s all he ever does! (besides eat).  Well, this singing stuff started to rub off on me, so I decided to chime in and sing along.  I play a mean sax too.

We sang everything from church songs to Christmas songs, songs he made up, even sang along with the radio.  You name it we sang it.  He knew them all, well maybe not the Oscar Meyer wiener song, cause he doesn’t tell a lie.  haha!  He could never hear me though, because he has such a powerful voice.

One day the singing suddenly stopped and David seemed to be very somber a lot, passing the time by writing down words and musical notes.  It broke my heart.  Many, many times I just wanted to give him a big ‘ol mouse hug.  Soon, he started to make strange noises, pinching his cheeks with his fingers and making purring noises.  Like to have scared me to death the first time I heard it.  There were lots of A-E-I-O-U’s and la-la-las sung too, along with other strange noises.  Before long, he had this beautiful velvety voice, and we went back to singing non-stop.

Shortly after that, David packed his suitcase and backpack and didn’t come back.  I was so lonely and sad, what in the world had happened to him?

Now, this was very weird, the bedroom started filling up with boxes and boxes of letters and gifts.  I had a field day investigating all of this; I could stay out of the drawer for hours at a time.

Hallelujah, David came home one day and this is where my little abode was discovered, which was okay, because I had decided we would not be parted again.  I hid in his backpack, which was  very risky, but a good move because wherever HE goes, IT goes.

There are always plenty of snacks on board to keep my tummy full, i.e. trail mix, dried fruit.

And the occasional Cheeto. You can't be good all the time.

Don’t worry I don’t ever leave him any “gifts” I am backpack and suitcase trained.  haha!  I hid behind anything that was handy, like an old flattened out milk carton or a pair of socks, that is, until I was joined by a guy named Totoro.   Hiding behind him was really cozy.  He didn’t talk much and when he did I couldn’t understand him or him me.  He left one day and never returned.  Go figure.

Turns out my David is a rising star in the world, so the rest of this tale is like a whirlwind.  I’ve been to the Philippines, Singapore, Koala Lumpur and the UK and crisscrossed the USA many times, doing concerts and book signings and appearances.  Never in my wildest dreams, did I think my adventure would turn out to be so thrilling.  At first I thought when the girls started screaming when they saw David it was because they had somehow caught sight of me.  WRONG!  They were just so excited to see and hear David, they just can’t help it!  We even went back to my home land once, but I didn’t stay because I’ve gotten so attached to David.

Lately we have been in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles a lot, where I have been lucky enough to be the literal mouse in the corner, and have heard all his new recordings and can’t wait until his new single and album come out and  we’re on the road again.  Look out world here we come!  Muy  emocionante!

Needless to say, I have been bitten by the “show biz” bug and am a pretty decent singer myself, thanks to David.  Without David’s knowledge, I have opened for him many a time (beneath the stage).    I do have some performing skills in my blood though as Topo Gigio, of TV fame, was a great great uncle on my Mom’s side.  Also the widely renowned actor of the big screen, Speedy Gonzales, is a very distant cousin.

After watching how David has grown in so many ways over these years, from a young boy to a fine young man. I know, first hand, what you see is what you get.  He always stays true to himself, is the best of the best and I love him like a brother.

Maybe one of these times, one of you will catch a glimpse of me—Go ahead and scream.

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230 Responses to “A Little Mouse Tale”

  1. Abrra said

    Dakgal
    Very clever, I loved this post! I DID wonder what happen to the rodent. 😉

    Abrra

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  2. FG said

    tee-hee! LOVEEE!
    Bliss – in case you don’t see my comment on the last thread – I have invited myself over LOL!

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  3. tracewillow said

    Viajero! Otherwise known as Dakgirl!
    I absolutely adore your article! I was literally keeling over with laughter so many times. I really think David should read this – he would LOVE it – like I do.

    Thanks Dak, you are one of a kind.

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  4. emifriend said

    “Many Many times I just wanted to give him a big ol’ mouse hug”!! I am going to be laughing about that all day long! Thanks for starting the day after the holiday off with a funny one!

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  5. Nanaweize said

    Dak…so enjoyable to read this tale this morning. I would just love to join this little guy and hang out with DJA!

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  6. SandyBeaches said

    dak…no one has used the word ‘priceless’ yet so I will!! I love the last line and picture.

    When you read a story and start believeing that it is possibly true then you have a story…you know David’s imagination, he will love it.

    SB

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  7. djafan said

    Dakgal! What a great tale! Many of us had wondered whatever happened to that little ole mouse. Just loved it, had me from start to finish…oh to be that little mouse!

    Here is a new SSB and SBM video from 8throwcenter…really showcases what the audience heard live…beautiful.

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  8. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rene . Rene said: RT @TheVoiceDA: New Post "A Little Mouse Tale" by Dakgal …. https://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2010/07/06/a-little-mouse-tale/ @davida … […]

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  9. SandyBeaches said

    Dja…You found it, the SSB #7 is the BEST…good to hear what the crowd heard and all words were audible…nice to hear it correctly recorded…

    SB

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  10. ram said

    Dak-!Lindisimo! I love this little story. Viajero and Totoro and Topo Gigio. I am just chuckling at the thought of all the possible escapades for that trio. Just wait till David sees this. 🙂

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  11. bebereader said

    dak: You’ve written a classic fairy tale here! Viajero is one lucky mouse, funny one too. He knows David really well. Oh the stories we could hear. Will someone please kidnap him? haha

    I love your writing; please do more!

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  12. Fiona said

    Dak, this is too cute!!

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  13. bebereader said

    Bringing this over from the previous article because it came in late last night. JR does an excellent job of editing and organizing David’s videos. This one is nine minutes and includes both of David’s songs plus the awesome intro.
    Thank you, JR!!!

    jackryan4DA said
    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 1:55 AM e

    I suppose most of us are moving on to David’s next gig 🙂 But may I add my last video to the CAPITOL 4TH EXTRAVAGANZA, lol

    18-14 David Archuleta @ Capitol 4th Concert (HD) — INTRO, ANTHEM & STAND BY ME

    I edited and switched some footage of the concert to give additional context (e.g. shots of the venue, size of crowd, introduction of performers, etc…), especially for those who were unable to watch the whole event. Enjoy!

    This completes my chronicling David’s Happy Fourth 🙂

    RE the whole concert — I must say I enjoyed the performances of Darius and Gladys. David could learn a lot from these two. The energy level of their voices carried their songs, even those with more upbeat tempo. And w/o them having to run across the stage. Esp Gladys. Senior citizens FTW!

    Hope David gets to work with Gladys someday.

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  14. stenocruiser said

    Dakgal, you are so talented. Please tell us that “Tales of Viajero” will be continued because I can’t wait for the next instalment. Such a series could be bound and even end up on a best sellers list! Fascinating fun!

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  15. SandyBeaches said

    In all seriousness, there should be some protection to your writings dak…I was going to email you about it but instead of mentioning it openly, but I see that others here see a book could be made quite easily. It doesn’t have to be a long one and pictures are here already. Perhaps Angelica can post something that will provide protection in regards to being copied etc. I don’t really know about that. I have a children’s story in the works to be published in the near future and it is from a real life adventure as well.

    I am going to check this out with TOfan…

    SB

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  16. bebereader said

    Smits, Archuleta play Washington tourists together
    By: Nikki Schwab

    Of course they had more serious business to attend to in Washington during the weekend, but actor Jimmy Smits and singer David Archuleta were spotted at a lot of the typical touristy places, too — often checking out the town together.

    The 54-year-old “West Wing” veteran and 19-year-old “American Idol” runner-up visited the National Archives and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History together, bringing family and friends along, too.

    Smits, who plays a Supreme Court justice who quits the court in his next television role on the show “Outlaw,” also paid a visit to the high court before heading to Nationals Park to view Friday night’s Nats game against the Mets. (He returned on Sunday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Fourth of July game).

    Archuleta opted to see the National Portrait Gallery and Holocaust Memorial Museum. He also dined Saturday at Old Ebbitt Grill, where he was, of course, approached by young fans.

    “David signed autographs for them all and wished them a great Fourth,” Steven Ross, of the Artists and Athletes Alliance, told Yeas & Nays. Ross, whose organization connects Hollywood to Washington and vice versa, played tour guide for the majority of the weekend.

    Smits’ primary reason for the visit was to host (for the third time) “A Capitol Fourth,” the annual Fourth of July concert celebrating its 30th year on the National Mall. Archuleta was there, too, performing the national anthem. Smits and Archuleta were joined by Gladys Knight, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, John Schneider, classical pianist Lang Lang and the National Symphony Orchestra.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/blogs/yeas-and-nays/Odd-Couple_-Smits_-Archuleta-play-Washington-tourists-together-97815829.html

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  17. djafan said

    From @TheSarahCarter at ipop

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  18. blisskasden said

    Dakgal,I enjoyed your article. Somehow your mouse is a lot cuter than the ones that used to make me jump out of my skin in my Manhattan apartment.

    FG, where in the Archu-sphere do you live?

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  19. FG said

    Hey Bliss – I am in Michigan, where nothing ever happens except for FORD DAY and the ANN ARBOR Symphony CFTH tour. So I guess I shouldn’t complain LOL.

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  20. Shawna said

    Oh my, how I would love to be that mouse! This is absolutely adorable, Dakgal. I love it. Thanks so much for starting my day off with such a fun read. I agree, this would make a fabulous book. Do it, Dakgal!!!

    So nice to come here and read all that the articles and the comments are so fun too. Thanks so much to all who contribute article. They are the best!

    This last month has been a whirlwind of David stuff. No more drought!! Yea!!!!!

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  21. emilyluvsarchie said

    Dakgirl! How sweet, first time in my life I’d like to trade places with a mouse!

    I’m finally home, and I’m going to upload the rest of my vids. I know we have some great vids already, but I have some more from the pre-dress rehearsal on the 3rd. I also have what I was able to get from the performances on the 3rd and 4th. Sorry, its taken forever, but 1st my SD card reader on my laptop physically broke , then I ended up with poison ivy (1st time ever) and the meds kept putting me to sleep! All’s good now! Should be going up soon.

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  22. djafan said

    Hey Emily! So sorry about the poison ivy…glad your better!

    This is cute…

    http://www.twitvid.com/T3R23

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  23. blisskasden said

    FG,I hear ya. I’m in New Jersey, which makes Michigan seem like Paris. Of course, wherever David is appearing immediately becomes the center of the universe. Tomorrow, Henderson, Nevada has that distinction.

    This probably isn’t a scoop, but in case it is to someone, the quality of SBL on David’s official site is the best I’ve heard. Turn it up a few notches. What a great song it is. If this doesn’t burn up the airwaves, nothing can.

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  24. Angelica said

    Dakgal,

    When you first sent me this story, I glanced at it without really reading it. I just thought…omgosh…she sent me a story about a mouse! I can’t publish a story about a mouse! Then I read it and found myself smiling bigger and bigger. I was completely enchanted. You surprised me! I knew you could be funny in your comments but I had no idea you had such wit and whimsy in you! This is such a charming tale and almost as soon as I discovered that fact, I got emails from Abrra, Bebe, and Djafan saying the same. They loved it at once. I do hope you will continue to use your considerable imagination to do more writing for us and seriously think about writing more fiction, whether for children or adults.

    Emily, so sorry about the poison ivy and the need for zonky antihistamine meds. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip and see the video you took!

    To everyone: If you haven’t yet noticed, there is someone besides David being quoted in the top right box. Bliss’ quote from yesterday is our first in a line of many comments to be gleaned from the threads of all the lovely voices that speak here. Remember our motto: “Don’t worry about being eloquent. If you speak with sincerity and passion, you speak with the tongues of angels.” Sometimes David will speak, and sometimes we will. The Voice is all about the Voice, and all the many voices he inspires.

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  25. FG said

    LOL Bliss, Paris eh? not quite…I’m just very grateful to have air conditioning.
    Welcome back Emily!

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  26. djafan said

    From emilyluvsarchie!

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  27. Pabuckie said

    Emilyluvsarchie 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your rehearsal video with us!
    It is absolutely stunning. I like it better than the performance only because you can hear David’s beautiful voice with piano and no orchestra! But that’s just me! His performance at showtime was stunning for all sorts of other reasons.

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  28. bebereader said

    From Emilyluvsarchie!

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  29. betsy said

    Dak, what a great story! Are you sure you aren’t some famous writer hidden behind a Midwest moniker?!!

    BRAVO!!

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  30. Pabuckie said

    Emily! Stand By Me is even better. Can these be shared with other fansites or are they private?

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  31. blisskasden said

    Angelica, thank you for displaying my words so prominently. It’s an honor and I greatly appreciate it. Judging from the articles and posts I have read here, I look forward to seeing quotes from the many eloquent people who post here.

    David is a joy to write about, and he inspires eloquence in all who do so.

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  32. djafan said

    Well I just spoke to the Tejano Music Awards people about the show being televised and they said it will be at a future date, not the date of the recording. 😦

    So we will be dependent on fans video taping and we know they always come through. 🙂

    It will be broadcast on BNET Radio live….. http://radiotime.com/station/s_17033/BNet_Radio_-__Tejano.aspx

    http://www.tejanomusic2010.com/index.php?page=awards

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  33. I said

    Emily…Thanks

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  34. River said

    Spoke to my San Diego “David” buddy and she’s headed to Henderson w/ her pals. Oh that I could just drop everything and go to Bliss’s “center of the universe”. . I’d be headed for Vegas.

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  35. bebereader said

    David is expected at the iPOP Convention in Vegas now, according to this tweet from Jonnie Allen (jonnieee):

    Ipop starts in a matter of hours! We’re performing with David Archuleta! …..i’m stoked! about 1 hour ago via text

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  36. Abrra said

    Please help David by helping International fans.
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    Abrra

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  37. bebereader said

    Here’s another tweet from tonight’s event:

    TheWannabes

    This is Gabrielle sorry for running on stage without mentioning that the amazing David Archuletta was singing tonight too. 7 minutes ago via txt

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  38. Zoe said

    Dakgal,

    Thanks for introducing us to David’s traveling buddy, Viajero. What a delightful read!

    Good to know that the little guy is safely stowed away in that knapsack of David’s. I seem to recall the family has added some furry felines to the household…could have been curtains for the wee fella had he still been hanging out in that infamous drawer.

    Perhaps someday we’ll hear about the further adventures of The Voice and Viajero, so please keep the creative juices flowing!

    I tell ya, there sure are some clever and talented peeps who hang out here!

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  39. bebereader said

    Fox 5 Interview with David from Vegas:

    Edit: Thank you, JR! 🙂

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  40. Pabuckie said

    Bebereader! That was such a great fun interview for David!
    And he might be singing 2 songs tomorrow!!

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  41. bebereader said

    Pabuckie: ITA! That interview was full of win! Wish I could have embedded it here, but it just went up on the news site. Hopefully it will be on youtube later.

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  42. bebereader said

    And the plot thickens! Here’s a brand new tweet from tory unicorn on Twitter:

    at a pep ralley. WITH DAVID ARCHULETA AND BOOBOO STEWART AND ASHLEY ARGOTA 6 minutes ago via txt

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  43. blisskasden said

    Bebereader, thanks for posting that great interview. The lights on the Vegas Strip are no match for the blinding glow of David’s face.

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  44. bebereader said

    Commercial for The Tejano Awards!
    David is at :18

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  45. Marciami said

    dak – you are so creative and funny – what a great story!! I remember when David talked about finding the mouse in his drawer and you have brought it to life. I laughed so much and really had fun reading about the tales of V and David. I wouldn’t mind being that mouse for a day, or two …. Thanks so much for making me smile today – so sweet. Your pics are fabulous. How many children’s stories have you written?? Hope you write some more stories.

    angelica – thank you for the article for July 4th – as David said, we need to remember what this day is all about.

    bebe- is 15 too young? My old lady response is – if they need a chaperone then they are too young. … come back when you are old enough to take care of yourself. haha, short and to the point!!

    emily – the first time I ever saw his face. I Love that song and line. We will always remember the first time we saw/see David whether in person or in pictures or on TV His face is all over my computer and it is boooooooooootiful!!

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  46. emmegirl said

    Bebe, thanks for the interview. Agree, win from the interviewer to the interviewee.

    Dakgal, lol! David and Viajero, adorableness squared!

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  47. emmegirl said

    bebe, I don’t know who any of these people are but seems there are too many tweeting for him NOT to be there.

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  48. angelofdja said

    Dakgal, What a gem you have created with Viajero the mouse! I sincerely hope you continue this fun tale! 🙂
    David needs this sent to him. I can see him smilin’ big as he reads it…
    Emilyluvsarchie, You’re talents are very much appreciated. The clarity and sound of your vids showcase David and his VOICE perfectly. Thanks! 🙂

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  49. Angelica said

    Emily,

    Thanks for those awesome videos! Such amazing audio quality!

    Bebe,

    That interview from Vegas was great. Two songs tomorrow of his own choosing! What happens in Vegas sure isn’t gonna stay in Vegas manana!

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  50. Pabuckie said

    Bebe — BTW, that HAIR and TORN JEANS!!

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  51. bebereader said

    Hair! Wrecked jeans!

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  52. emmegirl said

    51 – 🙂

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  53. dakgal said

    Oh my gosh, of all the days to be away from my computer. I just came to the site a little while ago ( didn’t even check my e-mail) and about swallowed my tongue—gasp—now all the world knows I’m nuts.

    Thank you for all the nice comments on the story, but it’s just the ramblings of a slightly unbalanced old lady. See what David does to a person!

    Thank you Angelica for the great pictures to enhance the story, I know Viajero appreciates it very much.

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  54. Cindy said

    This was such a cute little story!!! I loved it!!!

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  55. emilyluvsarchie said

    Pabuckie, Sure, none of my vids are private, share anywhere!

    I have some more I’m uploading now. They are from the 3rd and 4th. Some are simply him being interviewed, you can only hear his occasional laugh but you can see him. I videoed the DC in Heels girls interviewing him and another couple. Yoiu probably already know but I mis named the Stand By Me vid, it was from the Dress Rehearsal, not the pre-rehearsal, I fixed it now. I’ll be back in a bit

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  56. Angelica said

    heehee. Hiyas Dak! I wondered where you had got to today! Sorry for the late heads up on your article being published but my computer time was limited over the holiday weekend due to visiting family. I just saw your gravatar and remembered that pic you sent me but I accidentally deleted it. It’s now in the article where it belongs. Love your story. You can ramble around here anytime. And you and Vaijero are muy welcome!

    Helicopter ride. I am so jealous of that stinkin’ mouse.

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  57. Tawna21 said

    dakgal–I can’t even begin to tell you how fun this story is. I want to be on the list of those that are first to get your Children’s Story Book when it comes out! You’ve made ‘our’ imaginary mouse, that was really a real Archuletea house mouse, become ‘our’ real mouse with a name. I love it!!

    Tawna

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  58. […] djafan on The Voice: Well I just spoke to the Tejano Music Awards people about the show being televised and they said […]

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  59. Angelica said

    Bliss, you are so right about the audio on David’s Official Site of SBL. Whoa! Speaking of whoa…this thread needs more pics. Look what I found while I was wandering around the Mother Ship.

    Photobucket

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  60. FG said

    Angelica – gulp. Vest + head whip…..and he is in that place where he takes us.

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  61. SandyBeaches said

    FG…The picture takes us there and keeps us there following the hypnotizing…and then when you leave, you want to see it again so you scroll back up…seriously!

    SB

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  62. FG said

    LOL SB yes I did too.

    check this out!

    http://mjsbigblog.com/david-archuleta-to-shoot-something-bout-love-video-july-16.htm

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  63. Pabuckie said

    OMG! Looking for a leading lady with “edge” more an actress type not a model type! haha Anyone volunteering? LOL

    and “skateboarders”!! July 16th….is sooooo sooon!!
    Anyone in the LA area — go see the photoshoot – even if you’re far away! haha

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  64. Pabuckie said

    From American Idol web:

    David Archuleta is getting ready to shoot the video for his new single “Something “Bout Love”

    Details from a casting call reveal that David will be reunited with “Crush” director, Declan White Bloom and will be shot on July 16 in Los Angeles.

    The video concept is described as “Young live and good times style concept.”

    The production is looking for a lead girl:

    Lead / Female / Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / 18-24 yrs old. Cute charming beautiful young lady with a little bit of edge. Think an American Apparel model look. Need an actress for this role as opposed to a model.

    They are also looking for skateboarders:

    Featured / Male or Female / All Ethnicities / 18-24 yrs old
    Highly experienced skater. If you can’t pull off a 360 kick flip clean,
    bonless, or ollie a 6 step with a mute grab you’re not what were looking for.

    I’ll assume the lead male will be David. Heh.

    “Something ‘Bout Love” will be available for download from David’s online store July 13, then on iTunes July 20. Listen to a stream of the new single HERE.

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  65. Pabuckie said

    David on a skateboard! lol

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  66. bebereader said

    FG and Pabuckie: Thanks for the info and link! From famine to feast! 😉 Can’t wait to hear more about the video!

    Guess who is on her way right now to the Henderson book signing?

    That’s right; our own DJAFAN!

    She just called to say she is half way there and has another two hours to go. Safe travels, dja!

    She will send updates during the day!

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  67. FG said

    yay for djafan gahhhh!

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  68. TOfan said

    Dakgal, omigosh LoVeD your Mouse Tale, too adorbs for words … can’t wait for the full Pixar animated-feature-film version!

    :lol)

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  69. TOfan said

    oops, that was supposed to be this!

    😆 😆

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  70. emifriend said

    DJA deserves every water bottle she gets! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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  71. gladys said

    see my name next to david gives me chills, euphoria, happiness. I understand that news relating to the great singer, another gladys, but I can dream?

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  72. bebereader said

    Gladys: haha We totally understand! 😀

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  73. embe said

    “OMG! Looking for a leading lady with “edge” more an actress type not a model type! haha Anyone volunteering? LOL ”

    David! Over here! I’m 18-24 years old, female AND edgy!!!! PICK ME!!

    About the iPOP! convention – it has taken a turn towards ugly. Look at this tweet from iPOP!:

    “Davids mom CXLED We apologize to all, express your disgust at his mom for not honoring commitment and not fulfilling makeawish kids wishes.”

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  74. betsy said

    GO DJA!!!
    So happy for her I could burst. 🙂

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  75. SandyBeaches said

    Wonderful, with djafan there we will be given the finest details to the craziest questions. No matter how far away the book signings have been. I still have had the urge to board a plane but my subconscious has always told me differently. OK subconscious mind, you had better be right that I will see him a few times on tour in the fall to make up for this nerve wracking few weeks of staying home…

    SB

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  76. Pabuckie said

    Embe – saw that tweet & several have responded. We’re not even sure if that is an imposter by some of their tweets yesterday. Lame response IMO to go after his Mom – we all know David is “so comitted” and would be the first to jump at the chance to fulfill chldren’s wishes and make their dreams come true. He already did at the White Houe w/the Children’s Miracle Network. That response is so unprofessional and tacky to say the least!

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  77. bebereader said

    Embe #72 and pabuckie #76

    Thinking back, David never announced that he was going to the iPop Convention. It came from a tweet from The Wannabes a few weeks ago.

    If it’s true that he intended to be there but couldn’t make it, I’m sure there was a very good reason for the cancellation. We know how committed David is to the charities he supports.

    If the tweet from the iPOP Convention is legitimate, their unprofessionalism is appalling, to say the least.

    Pabuckie, I’m inclined to believe your imposter theory.

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  78. bebereader said

    Djafan just called and I got to speak to Sweetonda, too!

    They’re getting ready for the performance now while still waiting for his arrival. They have a great spot in the front to watch the show.

    More updates to come soon.

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  79. Pabuckie said

    DAVID IN VEGAS!

    in VEGAS!!!!

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    credit MellowDEELEE

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  80. Pabuckie said

    That Ipop account is only following 2 ppl and has 860 followers. Yep, I think it’s all fraud!

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  81. bebereader said

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  82. Pabuckie said

    David LOVES RED! and those distressed jeans! hahaha

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  83. bebereader said

    He sang “Angels” and “Crush”! 😀

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  84. betsy said

    And someone has HD video of this. 🙂
    Can’t wait for it to appear.

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  85. emmegirl said

    wooh,will you look at him!

    Unfortunately, the bigger he gets, the bigger target he becomes. Twitter, a veritable breeding ground for irresponsibility, deception and manipulation.

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  86. bebereader said

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  87. betsy said

    Love one of the comments from this twitpic.
    MAKE IT STOP.

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  88. bebereader said

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  89. Pabuckie said

    David is looking “mighty fabulous”! 🙂
    Can’t wait for videos!!

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  90. bebereader said

    @mellowdeeLEE: LOLZ MY RANDOM CONVO WITH HIM. HE ASKED IF THE LINE WAS LONG AND I SAID KINDA AND HE SAID HE HAD TO SIGN FASTER….

    mellowdeeLEE

    Watching @DavidArchie having convos w/people in line. So ridic friendly. He told some girl with a Cookie Monster shirt be liked it. 🙂

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  91. blisskasden said

    If you look up “impossible ” in the dictionary, it is defined this way:

    “David Archuleta blowing off a charitable event that helps kids”.

    There is a better chance of Jupiter leaving its orbit.

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  92. bebereader said

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  93. Pabuckie said

    Fabulous PICS here! LOTS!!

    http://archierx.com/showthread.php?1255

    RIGHT ON!! BLISS 🙂

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  95. emmegirl said

    Look at those sideburns! Mercy!

    “If you look up “impossible ” in the dictionary, it is defined this way:

    “David Archuleta blowing off a charitable event that helps kids”.

    There is a better chance of Jupiter leaving its orbit.”

    Bliss, Amen!

    iPop, bite me.

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  96. bebereader said

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  97. bebereader said

    Video!

    by hannicaid

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  98. emmegirl said

    #92 would ya just look at that hair.

    That Angels – how does he just whip something out like that?

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  99. Pabuckie said

    OMG! There are no words for this! Really?? I think David has been dying & itching to sing acapella for days now! Those high notes!! What can one possibly say about this performance? THUD! And the soulful vibe and scratchiness & deepness at times. We are all goners at the next tour!

    All I can say is Abrra — where is the mp3? I’m waiting! lol

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  100. stenocruiser said

    Here we go! This is the young girl working at Deseret whose job it was to handle the books for signing.

    Makinsey

    the helicopter ride yesterday was for Make A Wish. David told me that. 1 minute ago via txt

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  101. Abrra said

    Angels Las Vegas mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/?umzuzcmqjnm

    And the rest of my files for any who wish to download

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b01acf3f99d1cd5967cd7f7bd65f7eefe04e75f6e8ebb871

    I am going to wait for a day and then pick the best audio to make any more mp3s
    Abrra

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  102. Marciami said

    pabuckle – I hear you
    DAVID –
    I am totally undone and can’t even close my mouth or form words. He can’t be real – just too much to handle – where did he come from again??
    And that hair is killing me dead – can’t even hardly mention those things beside his ears
    And he has got it in for us with this red stuff
    Random singing – still going on with that singing to anything
    TOUR – I”M BEGGING FOR MERCY HERE – TOUR
    I don’t know what to do with myself – I feel the vapors coming on…….
    MERCY ME and forgive me for I don’t know what I am doing or typing or thinking or feeling – need to lay down

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  103. Pabuckie said

    Thanks Abrra!

    I hear ya too Marciami – I could barely type also.

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  104. emmegirl said

    Marciami – hear ya!

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  105. Abrra said

    Ladies stand real close 😉

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    Feel better now? 🙂

    Abrra

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  106. Pabuckie said

    I need that with this heatwave!

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  107. emmegirl said

    Thanks Abrra, I needed that!

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  108. Marciami said

    Thanks for the effort Abrra – now I am wet but still all heated up!!! forgot to breathe when watching – he is all more than all of it – what just happened???? just verklempt and speechless too! My heart and soul and mind and body are in shock, and I’m not even exaggerating.

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  109. betsy said

    What a beautiful and heartfelt Angels.
    Clearly David blooms in the heat.

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  110. Abrra said

    This is the twitter of the girl handing David books to sign.
    I thought rather than copying, its more fun to just read them all.
    My fav “there are 5 old women in line already… hahahaha.”

    http://twitter.com/Makinsey

    Abrra

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  111. kaycee said

    Just got back from the signing!!! It was amazing and totally worth the 2 hours of sitting in 100 degree weather. I have been a fan from the start and have been to several of his concerts, but Angels was the best I’ve ever heard him sing!! Seriously!! I haven’t watched any vids from Vegas, and I probably won’t because I know they won’t do it justice, but he was AMAZING! I even loved his hair…which was big for me because I have missed the shorter look. He was all sparkly and smiley with everyone. It was a great group, but smaller than the others, so we were all really close to the little stage. A girl right next to me passed out right in the middle of Angels–they called 911 and everything. Too hot to handle–David and summer heat together!

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  112. betsy said

    Abs, those tweets are priceless. She was the perfect choice for the job.
    So cute.
    *People here really like to touch me. It’s crazy how much a handshake can mean to people”
    Awww David.♥

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  113. bebereader said

    Betsy: I loved that line the best, too! 😀

    Makinsey posted some pics!

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  114. bebereader said

    I spoke with djafan a little while ago. She’s on the way home. I won’t say much so she can tell you herself but then I read this tweet from Makinsey:

    “someone’s ringtone went off & it was “Zero Gravity” & David looks up & started cracking up & then he started singing along 🙂 20 minutes ago via web”

    That was dja’s cellphone that went off! She told me the story on the phone. So funny. She’ll tell you herself when she gets here.

    She also has some info about last night’s iPOP Convention that will clear things up.

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  115. Pabuckie said

    Oh that is too much Bebe – I read that tweet on twitter. Now knowing that was Djafan’s phone! lol I can’t wait to hear her story. That pic of David looking at the girl — even though it’s blurry – it’s so nice!

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  117. bebereader said

    GULP!!

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  119. silverfox said

    Dakgal, first let me say I thoroughly enjoyed your very sweet, funny & entertaining story! Like everyone else, I’m hoping David reads it. I think he would really get a kick out of it! As I was reading it, I was thinking what a GREAT cartoon series this could be starring David of course, doing the voice for himself & maybe COOK doing the voice of “Viajero”! Yes! Seriously! 😆

    I’m so giddy with happiness for djafan! I just heard she went to Henderson to see David & I love it. Djafan is one of David’s most ardent, loyal & loving fans who works so hard for David (along with the other Admins here), so it’s so great she was able to make the trek to see David! Can’t wait for her recap!

    It has been really, really HOT here & my central air went out so I’ve been dealing with getting it serviced these last few days…not at all fun! But all is “cool” now, and…

    Watching David sing “Angels” A Capella no less, looks the epitomy of “Cool”. He was fantastic & just proves once again the only instrument he needs is his Voice. But the photos are HOT, HOT, HOT!! 🙂

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  120. Pabuckie said

    #117 David sure does need to be on the BIG SCREEN!! He looks like a model in that pic! 🙂

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  121. Dayzee said

    Thank you for sharing your talents with us Dakgal. What a fun story!!

    A Capella Angels was absolutely stunning. He just gets better and better. Every new performance sets a higher mark.

    We are soooo needing a tour!

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  122. Pattirae said

    I too noticed how David was checking Makinsey out in that blurry picture. lol I love it! He really likes to be around kids his own age!!! And she is adorable! Lupe looks like she was in a playful mood. How fun!

    Loved Dakal’s “A Little Mouse Tale”. I just laughed and smiled through the whole thing. Very clever indeed. I too hope David gets to read it—he would get such a kick out of it.

    Loved hearing about the music video next week for “something ‘Bout Love”. I can hardly contain myself just thinking about the single, the video, the album!! I love all the buzz already. Every morning when I first wake up, eyes barely open, I turn on the DVR to hear him wake me up with “The National Anthem” and am fully awake to then enjoy “Stand By Me”. Then occasionally I still need to also watch his performance of “Contigo En La Distancia” (no one messes with my DVR!!)which makes me sigh and die a thousand deaths! Oh, to be a David Archuleta fan! Nothing could be finer!

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  123. Pabuckie said

    Did you guys see this? David “before” he sang Angels! 🙂

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  124. Abrra said

    Haha I heard djafan “Maybe I’m Amazed!”

    Abrra

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  125. emmegirl said

    Surfing and streaming SBL. Have these 3 windows open and am alternately playing them.

    http://ryan.kiisfm.com/mediaplayer/?station=RYAN-IP&action=music&item=114945322

    http://www.iheartradio.com/mediaplayer/?station=IHM-IP&action=music&item=114945322

    http://www.z100.com/mediaplayer/?station=WHTZ-FM&action=music&item=114945322

    Am hoping this is more effective than streaming just one site.

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  126. djafan said

    I’m almost home…abs yup that was me…lol

    Oh my goodness I’m so glad I went, worth the eight hours of driving!

    Got lots of video not sure how it came out yet..so i’ll be uploading shortly.

    He is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!

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  127. Pabuckie said

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  128. Pabuckie said

    CRUSH!

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  129. bebereader said

    #123 So comfortable with his fans. Sigh. Nice to see.

    Welcome home djafan! No pressure but…

    GET BACK HERE SOON! LOL

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  130. SandyBeaches said

    Pabuckie #128…Looks like David is wanting his ‘stage’ as much as we want to see him on one!

    How about the “Thank you, thank you very much,” Elvis style at the end?!

    SB

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  131. emmegirl said

    dja, lol, would have loved to have heard Maybe I’m Amazed, but that Angels sounds like it was incredible. Waiting for the full report!

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  132. Pabuckie said

    Djafan – can’t wait to hear about your adventure! You got to see an amazing performance of Angels! And of course just seeing David in the flesh ain’t too bad! These videos and pics are killing me.

    SandyBeaches – absolutely right! 🙂

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  133. emifriend said

    *happy happy happy sigh* Thanks DJA for making the Nevada book signing so fun for this Middle Tennessean! David must be leading the way historically in how technology is impacting his fan base. Elvis fans never had it soooo goood!

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  134. bebereader said

    Found these on Snarkies:

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  136. angelofdja said

    Djafan, I’m so happy for you! To be able to see that performance of Angels with David in that loverly red shirt would have knocked me to my knees! How does he make that song he has sang a hundred times sound so incredibly better than the last time he sang it?
    He’s too much…just too much. (Going back for another listen! I just can’t help it!)

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  137. blisskasden said

    Pabuckie, great collage and video. I think we can safely say that David is the most compelling combination of physical appearance and talent since Elvis. No one else is really in the discussion.

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  138. emmegirl said

    #134, have you ever seen such mischievousness (is that a word?)

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  139. bebereader said

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    Click here for more:

    http://oceanup.com/2010/07/07/david-archuleta-desert-book-store-vegas

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  140. emifriend said

    #134=my new desktop image.. Thanks Bebe!

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  141. djafan said

    I’m so giddy…loading from camera to computer and then to youtube…here’s a picture.

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  142. angelofdja said

    #139 THUD!!! Those have gotta be the best 3 pics of David I have ever seen! GAH (There’s something ’bout that color red!)
    Love the first one…I couldn’t help my eyes from welling-up with happy tears feeling his joy.

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  143. emifriend said

    Eacthquake in Southern California….5.9… must be these pictures…

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  144. angelofdja said

    Oh my…there’s 4 pics…then there’s more? I’m DAID! (See ya’all when I can get-up!) LOL

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  145. blisskasden said

    I love how David gives 110% regardless of the size of the crowd, and, more importantly, does not appear to care or even take note of the size of the crowd. Sunday he performs in front of
    400,000 live and millions more on TV, and today it’s in front of a couple of hundred. The quality of both performances today are first rate because there is no other possibility.

    Bebereader, these pics you posted are quite something. Trying to convince a “new “person that David’s appeal is exclusively musical and spiritual is becoming more futile by the day. It’s starting to become unmanageable (LOL).

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  146. sweetonDA said

    Wow, what a fun time in Vegas today with djafan, JoAnn, Vickie and Georgeanne. I had to laugh at that tweet from the girl handing out books, about the 5 old ladies already in line. She couldn’t have been talking about us! lol She better get used to it cause we ‘old ladies’ are here to stay. 🙂

    Bebe, it was so great to talk to you on the phone today. Oh why can’t we all just be at everything that David does.

    Djafan, I was so excited when I looked over and saw you coming toward us. JoAnn and I were wondering if you were going to make it. So glad you did cause our group seemed complete. Can’t wait to see your video’s. We all had biggest smiles on our faces…so happy to be in David’s presence again. Couldn’t get enough of just watching him ‘in the moment’ with everyone that came. I’m so glad I made the long drive to be there.

    My story from the signing: I decided to have David sign one of my books with my internet name, SweetonDA. This was my personal copy that I’ve marked up and underlined. I’m not the only one who’s done that right? Anyway, he looked at the name and started to say it then looked at me kind of funny! I said it was my name on his fansites and wanted him to sign it that way because I’ve never been a fan of anyone and never been on the internet until he came along or something to that affect. He laughed and said, “Oh, okay.” Then I told him it was all his fault that I had an internet name to begin with. I was telling him how it’s so great how many people he’s brought together while he was signing my second book. He said, who’s Jamie? I said that was me and he looked like why do you have two books? Doesn’t everyone have two books? I said, that one was to share with anyone who wanted to read his book but didn’t have a copy. Then I shook his hand and was ushered down the stairs to leave. I’m so glad I didn’t bring the third book that already had his signature from NJ. He would have really looked at me strangely if I had to explain that that book was to be tucked away in my “David Drawer” along with all my other signed pics, VIP treasures etc. No I don’t have ODD! No wonder my family think I have lost it. Tell me I’m not the only one that has David treasures tucked away somewhere. I got the idea that David thought I was crazy too!

    Oops, sorry that was so long. BTW, he sang beautifully (Angels was to die for) and looked wonderful (even though he looked a little tired, he just radiates when he wears red). Can’t wait for his next tour.

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  147. djafan said

    Bliss….Bebereader, these pics you posted are quite something. Trying to convince a “new “person that David’s appeal is exclusively musical and spiritual is becoming more futile by the day. It’s starting to become unmanageable (LOL).

    Ditto!

    Exhaustion settling in. I have the Zero Gravity cell alarm on video…lol pretty embarrassed.

    Regarding the IPOP situation David was there but didn’t perform. There were some people with kids with some sort of disability hugging Lupe and saying how happy they were to have met Lupe and David at Ipop. So must be an ipop nut on twitter.

    Goodnight.

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  148. kaycee said

    I can’t seem to fall asleep…that performance of Angels still has me under it’s spell! I finally broke down and watched the videos, and in all sincerity they truly didn’t capture the full power of the moment. I knew they wouldn’t–there is just something about being in his presence when he sings that really connects to you. It’s like he draws you right into the moment with him and makes you feel what he is feeling. He does this thing with his eyes, really connecting individually with people while he sings. And I have to admit…I was one of those die hard “loved the short hair better” fans…not anymore, it looks even better in person than the pictures (if that is possible)! He looked so great today, and absolutely sparkled. Really, physically sparkled, there’s just this incredible energy around him.

    My “very chill” 17 year old daughter is a fan of David and his music, but not in a “squeeeeing” sort of way. It was so much fun to see that fan girl come out of her today after seeing him.

    I’m sorry I wasn’t able to connect with the others from this site…I looked around knowing that somewhere in the crowd were people whose wonderful words I had read over the last few years.

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  149. SweetonDA said

    Here’s a few pics I took at the signing. I had to make one of them my new avi. Hope I do this right, If not, I know you will help get them up.

    Love the dimple in this one.

    Dja I got one that worked, Yeah!

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  150. Pabuckie said

    Kaycee – “he does this thing with his eyes” to draw you in.
    I’ve seen it and you’re so right. There’s nothing like being there in person. And as wonderful as the videos are for those of us who couldn’t be there…I know what you mean about being there in person and the videos cannot capture “THAT LOOK”!

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  151. Pabuckie said

    Here’s a video from beginning to end — 9:18 minutes! That “Angels” is the best performance I’ve ever seen or heard!

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  152. Abrra said

    #149 SweetonDA

    If you send them to me via TheVoiceDA@gmail.com I will post them here. Only admins can post images with this wordpress template.

    Here is the twitpic page for Makinsey who was helping David at the book signing. She updated with more personal photos.
    http://twitpic.com/photos/Makinsey

    Abrra

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  153. Pabuckie said

    This! Wow!

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  154. FG said

    Good morning! LOL to Bliss – just keep saying “It’s all about the voice, it’s all about the voice….” yeah I know, that has stopped working hasn’t it?

    “Click here for more” should be changed to “enter at your own risk”. I don’t know how much more we are expected to handle LOL

    He just has it all. Does he know?

    The soulful Angels was like archuheaven.

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  155. FG said

    Well…I don’t even know what to say.

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  156. emmegirl said

    Mornin’.

    http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/377033/david-archuleta-vegas-deseret-book-14/

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  157. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe…#139…new desktop image #5…They have definately hit home for the desktops,LOL

    SweetonDA…yes, many of us have our treasure places I am certain. Mine is the right hand drawer of my bureau with the first book protected, but then my walk-in closet has the t-shirts and the out of sight wall with posters and the fireplace mantle has two books…my jewelery box has a few special things…Oh and I am sure there is room for more!

    David looked so relaxed at the book signing. It must have been a bit of a relief to have the ‘grand’ occasion completed

    Hey, where are the pictures of the ‘five’ old ladies?

    Have a good summer’s day everyone!

    SB

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  158. SandyBeaches said

    When my son was nearing the age of 20, his jaw took on the same handsome angles…

    SB

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  159. betsy said

    Sweet and Sandy – I was just laughing thinking about how my husband told me just yesterday that I should get my David stuff more organized. He knows that there is a book next to the bed, one in the bookcase, a vip pic in the dining room behind the phone, 3 cd’s on the dining room table (am switching out my car stash), autographed t shirt in my dresser, etc. Maybe I should get it all together, lol.
    p.s. My most special things will never leave my jewlery box.

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  160. FG said

    SB – if that chin gets any more defined, imma start opening cans with it!

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  161. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Five old ladies?!

    That couldn’t have been us, right SweetOnDA?

    Going to work now but will have my videos up in bit. My first time attempting videoing while the one with the “eyes” made contact…lol

    SweetOnDA it was so much fun spending time with you and JH from Fod, loved the pretend shopping…lol

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  162. SandyBeaches said

    Betsy…then there is the theory that it is rather nice to have a few ‘treasures’ where you might come across them as you spend your time throughout the day…

    SB

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  163. Zoe said

    Gotta make this quick cause I’m peeking at the internet while at my office and have to get back to work pronto. Can’t bring these GORGEOUS PICS over that were just sent to me, so go check out this site or Admins please bring here if you can.

    Looks like a few may have been posted before but there are definitely some yummy ones at the bottom that I hadn’t seen yet. Sorry if they turn out to be all reshows…not that it hurts to look at ’em again!

    http://www.vegasnews.com/27328/american-idol-david-archuleta-at-desert-books.html

    HOLY MOLY – that’s all I’m gonna say! 🙂

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  164. Abrra said

    FYI
    Links to FOD images do not function away from their site for some reason.

    Abrra

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  165. blisskasden said

    What makes David such an exciting and dynamic artist is that you never know when he will deliver the “best” performance of a given song. Take “Angels”, for example. He has performed that song a gazillion times. He owns the song, and could easily have established his “version” of the song which he cranks out whenever it’s called for. Not so, Mr. Archuleta.Yesterday, he shows up at a book signing (not a concert) in a T-shirt and jeans, schmoozes with a couple hundred folks, and belts out, imo, the most powerful and mesmerizing rendition of the song ever.

    Yesterday, it was “Angels”, tomorrow it could be “Barriers” or any one his arsenal of great songs. People wonder why his fans attend multiple concerts when David is on tour. If ever the expression “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all” did NOT apply, it is anything to do with David. Not only does it never get old, it constantly gets new.

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  166. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra, #158 is from FOD and works for me…

    SB

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  167. dakgal said

    HEY-couldn’t that sweet young girl have put–( er )–behind the old —as in older ladies. Just because the house needs a little face lifting doesn’t mean there isn’t something wonderful going on inside. If I had been the book hand-er outer-er I wouldn’t have referred some sixteen year olds in line as babies. That would have been uncouth. And my Mom taught me couth.

    Do I sound mad, upset, offended, perplexed! Well, I’m not! Just amused at how I can refer to myself old—but no one else can.

    So, here’s to all of us well-seasoned ( with pepper) fans!

    David has fans from age 7 to 107 and I don’t know of a one who isn’t 19.

    Some one take this soap box away from me!

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  168. dakgal said

    Now how in this world did I manage that? haha

    Double the fun I guess.

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  169. dakgal said

    SO EMBARRASSING! Is abrra’s wand still in for repairs?

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  170. Abrra said

    Here is what I see, SB, in #158 when I click the link:

    Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access /wp-content/uploads/2010/07/david-archuleta-vegas-deseret-book-17.jpg on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Perhaps it is my browser protecting me from clicking things I should not. I never see links to FOD unless I am on FOD.

    Thank you Firefox plug-ins protection!

    Dak I fixed your post. The wand is all tuned up.

    Abrra

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  171. SweetonDA said

    # 165 – Bliss, you are so dead on with this. I was happily taking pictures and as soon as he started singing Angels I just stopped and had to give my full attention to being in the moment with that dazzling performance. To quote you, “the most powerful and mesmerizing rendition of the song ever.”

    When David first walked out the door yesterday, I had to modify the picture I have of him. It just didn’t click that this small in stature young man was the same David Archuleta that I see in my mind every day. You see, my mental picture shows a giant of a man. This happens every time I see him, but it doesn’t even matter because he grows 10 feet tall in a matter of minutes by just being David and doing what David does so well.

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  172. SandyBeaches said

    SweetonDA…All is true of what you have said. I believe that even his stature has a meaning to us…You see you don’t have to be 6′ tall to make a most wonderful, positive impact on the world. The proof is there, it just doesn’t matter.

    My son is 5’7″, black hair, hazel eyes and long eyelashes…The 5’7″ part always came up whether it was for sports or simply in a picture with a taller friend. A memorable moment for me was when my son’s hockey team was in a final game and the coach really wanted to play the taller guys. The other players protested in the dressing room and so he played. The final score in the final game was 1-0 and my son scored the only goal that day…We have to learn some more about the good life and with David around we will…I think because of all that I have experienced, David is always big to me.

    SB

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  173. bebereader said

    Does anyone feel dizzy from all this excitement? And more is coming; we’ve still got a new CD and a tour to look forward to, so buckle up. 😀

    David is one of the most photogenic people out there. He’s a photographer’s dream! He never takes a bad picture. Look at the audience in the background of this picture and you’ll see that everyone is holding up a camera.

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    Sweetonda: Was great to talk to you on the phone too! Loved your story about David signing your book with your ‘internet name’. Made me LOL.

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  174. blisskasden said

    SweetonDA, take someone like Justin Bieber. I’ve seen him perform his big hit “Baby” more times than I care to admit. Every performance is a carbon copy of the previous one. It’s a catchy song, but there is no need to see him perform it “again” because it’s going to be the same performance.

    David is like a master chef. If you order his pot roast, it will still be “his”, but it will have something new and interesting every time. David is a chef in a sea of cooks.

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  175. emifriend said

    BEBE
    I think at this point, in just three years, David has been photographed more than Lady Di!
    That pic is interesting with all the cameras…taking photos and/or videos. #173. David is SO generous with his image and performances in letting people do that. Most artists, I think, feel like they need to be sure to get their “royalties” or whatever from their images and performances, and yet what all these you-tubes and photographs do is fan the fan-flames and encourage us to go out and buy multiple copies of everything DA touches so we can gift our friends!9 or in some cases just so we can have multiple copies) I find it interesting the paparazzi have not taken more interest in David but perhaps it’s ’cause they have to climb over all the fans ( aged 4 to “older” ha) to get to him.

    I have had a passing thought about that MOUSE in the backpack. Think we can get it to tell us what the magic love dust that David uses, has in it? It surely must be in the backpack. Perhaps we can send it on a MISSION or something to find out.

    Bliss
    David’s creative genius is as impressive has his vocal skills. He does make everything seem new! I can’t think of another artist who peruses that sort of creativity. It’s easy to do something new once… and then repeat it over and over.. but to create something “as new” every time..is genius…. Sometimes he starts a run and I can’t even imagine where he is going with it, but every note falls into place, almost with the same since of perfect completion as when one completes a math problem correctly or puts the last piece into a puzzle.. I have found myself holding my breath just to see what David is going to do with the run. I am not nervous, because David has earned my complete confidence,but more because I am simply astonished.

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  176. FG said

    “Good Grief!” I said to myself as I clicked on pic after pic from the book signing. The red shirt against the blue sky and that black perfect hair and that glowy skin! It is too much to truly process all at once. He is the most talented and sweet and soulful and beautiful thing I have ever laid my eyes, ears, and heart upon. As I told a young coworker that was struggling to understand my ‘obsession’ – “He lives in my heart, I don’t what else to say” to which she said “Awwww! I think I understand now.” It isn’t some creepy stalkery cougary thing, although I don’t tell my coworkers how beautiful I find him to be, it is a love that transcends age and time, it is a soul-filling light that comes from his voice and his spirit. It is quite simply a pure love that he radiates and gives to us, that I hope he gets returned 100 fold. His looks are just icing on an already perfectly decadent cake.

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  177. MunkFOD said

    #176 FG All I can say is……amen and amen…….

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  178. ram said

    #176 FG- Thank you for this as you have said it beautifully: “it is a love that transcends age and time, it is a soul-filling light that comes from his voice and his spirit”. ❤

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  179. txbilslp said

    Bliss,

    Love this, “David is a chef in a sea of cooks.” So true. His newest rendition of Angels was exquisite. He is a master at taking a song and adding just enough different runs and phrasing that the original song is not overpowered but deliciously enhanced in new ways creating a musical dish of delicate and savory seasonings for our ears. He brings out the musical foodie in us who have learned to discriminate the fast-food Bieber from the gourmet David types.

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  180. bebereader said

    FG#176:

    You do such a good job of sorting out what’s in our heads.

    It’s plain to see that women in our age group are frowned upon for loving a nineteen year-old singer. They are quick to assume that it’s all about his looks when in fact the way he looks is only part of his appeal. There’s no question that David has blossomed since American Idol and has become a very handsome young man who just happens to be 19. But his age doesn’t matter; he could just as well be 29, 39, 49, 59, 69, 79, 89, etc.

    The fact remains is that the strong magnetic pull between David and his fans will always exist because it is about the whole David Archuleta phenomena and not about only one of his attributes including…his beautiful voice, his kind spirit, his old soul, his vulnerability, fearlessness, courage, intellect, sense of humor, loyalty, physical appeal and so much more.

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  181. Pabuckie said

    FG and Bliss – loved what you both said!! I can’t stop playing Angels from yesterday – the way he looks, the way he sounds. It’s just too beautiful. I’m speechless.

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  182. Abrra said

    MunkFOD

    Nice to hear a new voice on The Voice!

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    Abrra

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  183. Blisskasden said

    Just to clarify my post #174, I have never actually seen Justin Bieber perform “live”. All my “seeing” has been on TV and YouTube. I don’t want anyone here to think I have completely gone off the deep end. Of course, I will be going to as many upcoming concerts of David as travel and finances will allow. Now that’s the kind of “deep end” I can easily live with.

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  184. Abrra said

    WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dead Abrra

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  185. djafan said

    HELP!!!!!

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  186. Abrra said

    Haha not sure how that came out HUGE, but I like it!

    Abrra still dead

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  187. Pabuckie said

    OMG! THUD! BEAUTIFUL!!!

    The Official Site is down due to “technical issues” — I think they meant “SPAZZING ISSUES”!! LOL The whole entire fanbase is trying to get on it!

    I know what my background is going to be for my computer! LOL

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  188. djafan said

    Abs…borrowed your wand…it was crying to be made bigger..lol and nevermind no help needed…loving the state I’m in…lol

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  189. txbilslp said

    Now that’s a picture! Wow those eyes.

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  190. txbilslp said

    A zillion times improvement from the Crush cover.

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  191. Abrra said

    From David’s official site:

    “Somethin ‘Bout Love” Release Date + Artwork + Album Pre Order!

    Hey Everyone,

    We’d like to announce a date change on the release of David’s new single. It will now be available everywhere on July 20th, not the 13th. The change was made because David wants to give his fans WAY more than just a single, and needed an extra week to do it, but trust us it will be worth it.

    On July 20th, right here on the site, you will be able to pre-order David’s brand new, upcoming album! When you pre-order you’ll be able to receive “Somethin ‘Bout Love” as an instant download, but that’s not all. Also on the 20th, you’ll be able to pre-order a very special fan edition of David’s new album! We’ll give you all the details on what it is soon!

    So, instead of just a single, you’ll be getting the whole package! Stay tuned for the big day, and in the meantime, check out the single artwork for “Somethin’ Bout Love” right here!

    I love packages!

    Abrra

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  192. prd9601 said

    Wow! Love the photo! Jive gets one right!!

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  193. djafan said

    Hi prd9601!

    You are so right, that will stop anyone fan or not dead on their tracks for a “Who’s that?” moment.

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  194. Amb4dja said

    “Maybe one of these times, one of you will catch a glimpse of me—Go ahead and scream.”
    aHaaaaa. With that Ratpack pic…haa, I love it!

    Only just read this story, (no posts yet or updates on book signing etc.)..but Dakgal, very clever and cute.
    I’ll be looking for future adventures of DA and V. 🙂

    Ok…time to scan some cutiepie photos…n’ stuff…

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  195. Angelica said

    OMGOSH. I give up.

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  196. Amb4dja said

    OMG!!!! HOW’D I MISS THE SBL PHOTO WHILE SCROLLING DOWN TO COMMENT.

    That’s it. I won’t survive David 2.0. I’m already clear on this now. D-O-N-E.

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  197. Amb4dja said

    Abrra deals the lethal blow. That warning was not nearly enough.

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  198. Amb4dja said

    I agree…they got this one…EXACTLY right. Captured “those eyes”, and soul…and…it all. wow. and yay, David…Jive…and the whole dang Archu-planet. Looooookouuuuutworrrrrrld.

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  199. djafan said

    Angelica…hahahahaha I’m joining you!

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  200. I said

    Yes, Yes David LOVE…Hermoso.

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  201. Fiona said

    Angelica, #195, I’m joining you! Hahaha!

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  202. emilyluvsarchie said

    The SBL pic is PERFECT!!!!! AHHHHHHH! sorry about the caps. 🙂

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  203. stenocruiser said

    Glorious photo, just glorious — and those unbelievable eyes!

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  204. Fiona said

    #180 , Bebe, very well said!

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  205. Pabuckie said

    Fiona thanks for pointing out Bebe’s comment at 180 cause I missed it.

    Bebe – What you said is so true.

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  206. dakgal said

    OH MY————

    OH MY———–

    OH MY———–

    OH MY———–

    OH MY———–

    YOU FILL IN THE BLANKS –I’VE RUN OUT OF WORDS!!!

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  207. Zoe said

    OMG – ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME!?!?!?!?!

    Amb4dja: “Abrra deals the lethal blow” IS RIGHT!!!

    Defibrillator NOW!!!! *THUD*

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  208. bluesky said

    Dear Angelica:

    #195 I love that your post followed all the ones above explaining how we are NOT… um, like the creature in your pic. “Hush cats” unite!

    Heck, I’m in.

    (Dear DA – I wish to send a personal contribution to the Matt Clayton “Save the Cats” Foundation.)

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  209. bluesky said

    Dear Mr. Gore:

    Recent studies (undertaken by a team of tech-savvy, highly dedicated and extremely motivated individuals numbering in the 10s of thousands) have proven conclusively that global warming is not a hoax.

    Thought you’d like to know.

    (Although rises in temperature do seem to have a close correlation with sightings of “DA Spots”, this is considered inconclusive and the phenomena needs ((much)) closer scrutiny.) ^_^

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  210. Abrra said

    Zoe

    Stand clear

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    Dr. Abrra

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  211. Zoe said

    Thanks, Dr. Abrra!

    It was a close call. But I’m back from the brink! 🙂

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  212. SweetonDA said

    Just saw the SBL cover…

    If you need me, you’ll find me on the ground…

    IT JUST BROUGHT ME TO MY KNEES!!!

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  213. emmegirl said

    Stop lookin at us like that…

    …I can’t take it

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  214. bebereader said

    Is anyone still alive here?

    Sheesh! I go out for a couple of hours and come back to massive hysteria. I wondered what was going on.

    Then I saw.

    Nice pic, David!

    THUD!

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  215. Abrra said

    From Annie DAFG on twitter. To show David how ORANGENESS can be put on any picture.

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    Abrra

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  216. palmtreephan said

    David is the most gorgeous creature that has ever walked the planet. That is all.

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  217. dakgal said

    Now abrra have some mercy I’m getting weaker by the minute due to Archuphlactic shock.

    Whats next green? Crayola doesn’t make a color for his eyes.

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  218. tracewillow said

    Woke up this morning thinking I would have a relaxing day going through David’s latest vids again (watched all the acapellas already last night), then go into Unplugged to have a bit of a yarn with some of you………

    BUT! ABRRA!!!!!#184!!! You are horrid!!
    I can’t do anything now except to STARE at that pic while trying to hang on to my last breath! How do you do anything when you’re Dead and Gone! Slaughtered and Pulverised! As if the acapellas are not enough! Now I’ll have to walk around today like a bleeding zombie!

    Surely zombies are not allowed in the chat room but I will try very hard to lift my arm-in-pain to knock and beg to be admitted. Ha

    Warning not heeded, that’s the trouble. It just makes you want to scroll down to it double-quick.

    He is starring at me again – lifesize!! I have to go back and stare back. He might just pity me and give me a hint of a wink ……

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  219. emifriend said

    #184 More captivating than the great masterpiece THE MONA LISA! Those eyes, that smile.. the whole expression.. So beautiful!

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  220. Marciami said

    My eyes are burning – thought there would be chat to celebrate – Abrra, I need that hose again – “can’t take my eyes off of you” – help me!!

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  221. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra, are you proud of yourself? But at least you provide the paddles!

    I keep taking picture after picture to get the best one for my iphone desktop…a little more of a close- up to get the eyes larger…that does it quite nicely…To hold my composure, I must say no more.

    SB

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  222. SandyBeaches said

    I just checked ‘chat’ and had the champagne with me…I will keep it on ice!

    SB

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  223. bebereader said

    Party in The Voice Unplugged, for all the survivors!

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

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  224. jackryan4DA said

    Just dropping by to check if all is well in TheVoice land or are you guys all slayed, skewered, gobsmacked and bamboozled by the new cover?

    JR
    waving from heaven

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  225. djafan said

    JR…we’re having a group support meeting in chat…join us!

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  226. Angelica said

    JR,

    Dying Pictures, Images and Photos

    *waves back*

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  227. bluesky said

    Dakgal! I tried on the chat to tell you just now how much I enjoyed reading your mouse tails! I have been in and out only briefly lately and not had much time. Somehow I am not registered on the chat line now and did not have time to register before you said good night.

    I love how different, unique and delightful all you writers are and appreciate what you add to my life. Thanks so much!

    Have a great night!
    bluesky

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  228. We are the luckiest, most blessed fan base EVER!!! I mean, look at HIM!!!!

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  229. […] I happen to have a VERY RELIABLE SOURCE. […]

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  230. […] I happen to have a VERY RELIABLE SOURCE. […]

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