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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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This Sugar Crush Ain’t Going Away ~ David Archuleta ~ Vote!

Posted by djafan on Thursday, February 28, 2013


iPhone, therefore iAm.  Think about it.*  My iPhone has become such an integral part of my existence that the very thought of losing it sends me into a panic. Take the other day at work. I’m just sitting there, happily gabbing with my friend Sherry, when suddenly I realize my phone is not on my desk or in my pocket! Having just concluded a meeting with my boss, I rush down the 50 foot corridor to his office, burst inside and anxiously demand if he’s seen my phone. “It’s in your hand.”  “It’s not on my desk or in my pocket and….what?” “It’s in your hand.”  Removing the phone from my ear, I stare at it in shock and awe, as though a live grenade has suddenly appeared in my hand, and a second later, it explodes with shrieks of laughter. “I gotta go, Sherry.” Now it’s my boss’s turn. He collapses into his chair and slaps the desk, laughing like a baby tickled into hilarity or the way porky pig laughs at daffy duck. I waddle back down the hall to my office with him holding onto the door for support and gasping after me, “Thank you.  Thank you very, very much!”  Dethpicable.

Well, let them laugh. I can’t help it. I love my phone. I get my mail, access social media, the internet, listen to music 🙂  watch movies, read books, jot down notes, record where I parked my car, take pictures and videos, check the weather, look up addresses, get restaurant and movie reviews, read the news or the scriptures, and text my friends.  Sometimes I even use it to make calls.

And there are games.  Addictive games.  Be guided by me.  Do not download Candy Crush Saga.  I made it through 28 levels, loving the rush of the sugar crush more and more with each level completed.  To fail over and over and then to see those words quietly appear on the screen___Sugar Crush. Then to watch all the red, green, yellow, orange and purple candy explode and fall downward in a torrent of sugar crystals. What a rush! What a rush!  And I ALWAYS have to yell the words out loud whenever it happens. “Sugar Crush!!!” Like Honey Boo Boo Child, it makes me holla. Finally one day I arrived at level 29 and spent the next three weeks trying to achieve sugar crush. I accepted these repeated failures with my usual maturity and grace.   tumblr_mb97hr46Ql1rbqd7uo5_250

At last I succeeded and two days later, sugar crushed on levels 30, 31, 32 and 33 in just two hours! Not being a smoker, I savored the occasion instead with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.  And this.  What better way to celebrate a sugar crush than with a sugar rush? Feel free to copy and share. Divine! That’s another thing about this game that is so enticing. With even the slightest competent move, a man’s deep voice encourages you with, “Divine!” “Sweet!” “Tasty!” “Delicious!”  Abrra has lost her mind playing the game. She has given up all semblance of struggle and now self-indulgently plays level 7 over and over and over, just for the cheap thrill of a quick and easy sugar crush.  Sad.

Here, in a series of texts sent to me by my concert buddy and monthly Archulunch partner Biz, is documented proof of the addictive properties of the game. There are a million stories in the Candy Crush Saga. This, is just one of them.








I know David wanted us to develop ourselves while he’s away working on the person he can’t wait to bring back to us. I had such big plans for these 2 years. I meant to go outside, honest. The only exercise I did for the DA2014 Fitness Club on twitter was to push the follow tab. I was going to learn Spanish. I downloaded several Spanish language apps but that’s as far as I got.

Now a whole year has passed and what have I achieved? Level 45 so far. I hope to achieve level 65 before he returns, which by all reports is virtually impossible.  Then I’ll work on scoring level G, rows 1-10 for that other crush I’m so obsessed with.

* With apologies to René Descartes:  “I think, therefore I am.”

62 Responses to “This Sugar Crush Ain’t Going Away ~ David Archuleta ~ Vote!”

  1. Rose said

    LOL oh my goodness I still cant stop laughing. It’s even more funny because I know someone else that did the same thing LOL lol, u know who you are. LOL


  2. Abrra said

    I am up at 2:30 am ( after a nap) and you know what I am doing, right?

     photo candy_zpsc7ed3a44.png

    And just what is wrong with playing my favorite level 7 over and over for a month? I am a winner!!!

    I am up really because I decided to update the Candy Crush app after seeing that they have added 30 new levels and some new “special” candies. The update only went 2/3 of the way then stopped. This made my game inaccessable. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

    I discovered that iTunes ver 11 is bugged and will not update apps normally. I searched the net and got the solution! In the iTunes program go to the top left and click File>Device>Transfer purchases. This will update all your apps that need it.

    Ya me! Now its time to hop into bed and play a few dozen rounds of my favorite obsession. MMMMMMMMMUUHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

    Grats on level 45 Angelica!

    For anyone curious to try the game out, here is a link to play free on Facebook. You can play 20 levels until they start bugging you to “buy” lives.

    Abrra 393 days


  3. dangitdavid said

    I am in stitches here!!!! BAHAHAHA!!! Funniest thing I’ve read in a while 😂😂😂. I love your posts every single time…..congrats on your Candy Crush achievements and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful stories with us!! Love from Canada 💓


  4. Bydesign said

    I am coming out of lurkdom because I am completely addicted to this game and can so relate.. I have been since before Christmas and, now, most of my entire family is addicted as well. That helps because we can give each other lives – to lose, over and over again. I, too , was stuck on level 29 for about 4 days and now am stuck on 34. However, that is on my phone. I started the game on my computer and, after many trials and tribulations, have gotten to level 163. Alas, I have been stuck on this level for almost 3 weeks and it doesn’t look good for passing it – hence, the reason I started it up on my phone. Thanks for talking about this. It helps to know my family isn’t the only one with addiction tendencies. LOL


  5. Abrra said


    HINT: You can ‘gain” lives by changing the time forward on your phone. When your lives run out, the game it controlled by the clock as to when it regenerates new lives. You can always set it back to “normal” if you use it for an alarm.

    I play the same level over and over because I win about 90% of the time and therefore I don’t lose lives. Its perpetual play for me. I have a nice full screen and many moves. See the screen shot in #2.




  6. MT said

    Such a fun post, and so funny about “losing” your phone! haha

    And you know I had to go and try that game. LOL I’ll let you know how I do. 😀


  7. Angelica, thanks for the warning! I have been laughing till my sides hurt reading this, omg hahaha!.
    Abrra, your comments are not helping. hahaha!


  8. bebereader said

    You had me in hysterics when I read this. And now, heaven help me; I think I’m hooked. Dang! I’ve been playing Candy Crush all morning, well, in between voting and looking busy. tee hee


  9. cleeker said

    I LOVE THIS GAME currently on level 79!!!!! I can help you!!


  10. Abrra said

    Here is the dastardly Level 34! It’s all luck I say!


    You can find any level on youtube, but you will never find a proven strategy to win. Beware of the Candy Crush VORTEX! Even watching is addictive.



  11. MT said

    Thanks for reminding me about voting. I voted till it put me in time out again. LOL And I’m stuck on Candy Crush too!! haha

    I’m stuck on 16!!


  12. jans11 said

    I’m cracking up, Angelica! 🙂 Very funny post! I don’t play games, so I have never got “caught” up in them. No reason, just never got into them on FB or anywhere. Although this one looks like a lot of fun, might just have to try it out! 🙂


  13. mspoohbear said


    You’re funny! It reminds me during childhood of my Mom screaming at us kids and blaming us for taking her slipper which by the way she was holding in her hand at the time.

    What has technology done to us?! LOL! Since I do a lot of my stuff (internet surfing, listening to music, shopping, banking, FBing, tweeting, voting for Archie, emailing, texting, gaming, etc.) on my iphone, I feel naked without it. It’s basically a one-stop shop! Once I discovered iphone, my life was never the same again. Not sure though if it’s for the better or worse.

    With all these talks about addiction to Candy Crush, I’m afraid to even try it. Why start another addiction? LOL! I think I’ll just stick to being addicted to David’s music for now… 🙂


  14. annie said

    Angelica~you never fail to make me laugh! Abrra, you too are guilty! I have never played any game but Tetris. I got severly addicted and it lasted for over 2 years. Of course, you know this was pre ODD. Once David entered my life, I dropped Tetris like a hot potato! I’m not sure if I am capable of just trying Candy Crush. I will let you know!


  15. djafan said

    SNIPPETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEART FALLS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ALL SOUND SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  16. Abrra said

    Did I hear Autotune?



  17. djafan said

    I’ve listened to all of them and didn’t hear any.


  18. djafan said

    On HFO I hear background effects.


  19. djafan said

    Ok..Going to twitter.


  20. Dayzee said

    Snippets! Yay! Could not play them on my work computer, but hurray for the iphone.


  21. jans11 said

    They are long snippets!! 🙂 It kind of does sound like autotune, but with David not liking it, it is probably something that sounds like it. What is a Digital Booklet that is included?


  22. betsybetsy said

    This is hilarious because I just got home from vacation and had about 20 Candy Crush requests to ignore on FB. (sorry lol) I refuse, I just know I’ll get addicted. I went through that with Mah Jong. I won’t go into that addiction. It was bad. 🙂

    But yaaaaay for snippets! I just listened to HFO, and it’s really different! He sounds so good. I like it. Going back in. I can never resist a snippet. I always think I can, but nah. It’s never happened. I last about 2 minutes. No self control at all.


  23. MT said

    al;skdjf;lakjlajalkjslka LOVE IT!!!


  24. eep! yay!
    ohhhh a snippet snippet here♫ and a snippet snippet there♫ here a snippet there a snippet♪ everywhere a snippet snippet♫


  25. Dayzee said

    Fallin’ in love all over again…..with every song on No Matter How Far


  26. bebereader said

    Dayzee, So true; it’s like these songs have come to life again! They all sound so good! Oh David! Having all these wonderful songs on one album is such a gift you gave to us!

    Hearts Fall Out – it’s different….I love the beat and the layers of David’s voice. Have to hear the whole song already. I have no patience to wait when it comes to David’s music. That little snippet was a big tease!

    “…I try to hold myself together…….Is this how it feels when your heart falls out….”


  27. emmegirl14 said

    Me too Dayzee!

    Betsy, I really really like Heart Falls Out too, I think it’s a song that younger fans will really like!

    ♪is this how it feels when a heart falls out,
    you’re missing a piece you can’t live without,
    trying to breathe but your lungs shut down
    when your heart falls out♪

    ♥ you David


  28. funfee said

    Love your articles, Angelica! HFO sounds gorgeous & I am so excited – my 18 year old daughter likes it!!!! She NEVER likes David’s songs!!


  29. jans11 said

    Can’t wait to hear all of “Heart Falls Out”! ♥ A lot of my favorite songs all together, WOW!!!!!!

    Lazaro is still on AI! I think I mistook exactly what Andre was saying about Lazaro singing one of David’s songs and gave him the wrong answer. I would love for him to sing one of David’s songs. Sometimes I think I need to quit commenting, I sound so dorky! 😦


  30. Dayzee said

    haha, Jan, if all of us dorky writers quit commenting because we are dorky, there would be no one left. I love your enthusiasm.


  31. MT said

    No! Don’t quit commenting. I love your comments. {{hugs}}

    Believe me, you’re not the first to go, “Oh no, what did I just say!!” Been there, done that too. 🙂

    LOL Yep.


  32. bebereader said

    Jans! Nothing doing! Never stop commenting! We appreciate all of your comments!

    Found this on youtube. It’s the same 1:31 minute snippet that is on ITunes; it just seems longer.

    credit Diana Chahine


  33. jans11 said

    Thanks guys! Sounds like I have good company, even David thinks he’s a dork! haha 🙂


  34. djafan said

    Jans, Maybe you just found another correlation, we are all dorks! lolo

    Thx for the snippet bebe…I love it!

    Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    omg i’m just seeing all the tweets for heart falls out!! you guys are the best!! thank you so much!! btw where are you hearing it??

    Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    cos i love the archie fans… here’s a little something back to you all..

    2 mins Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    HFO lyric: Is this how it feels when a heart falls out Your missing a piece you can’t live without tryna breathe but your lungs shut down

    Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    just tryna breathe but your lungs shut down-When your heart falls out.. out


  35. marlie7 said

    Angleica – I died laughing over you losing the phone I’d die if I lost mine. I don’t play the game, but I use it for everything else. And, of course, all those David songs – gah! And the videos of his tour performances – double gah!

    Love the snippet of Heart Falls Out.


  36. Angelica said

    Good morning The Voice! Glad the article made you smile. Here’s something else that that will. Came across it on fb this morning.


    “And just what is wrong with playing my favorite level 7 over and over for a month? I am a winner!!!”

    What is wrong with it, is you are having illicit sugar crushes without any commitment or effort and using virtual time travel for the regeneration of lives. Not nice. WWDD?


  37. Abrra said

    So Angelica, I am a Sugar slut?



  38. ram said

    Laughing so hard at this article and the wonderful comments (yes, you too Abraa, you sugar slut ;O )

    Cannot wait to hear the rest of HFO.

    Angelica- Have just decided apart from David coming back from Chile slaying us with his Spanish, the next best thing would be a freaking out French foray with that accent. My appreciation for this new language is growing so don’t give up on the Spanish. It will come. Just dive in.

    Au revoir my dears.


  39. Angelica said

    Thanks Ram! Never give up. Never surrender.

    Abrra, I’m just saying, you might have some issues with impulse control. Not backing down from this.

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  40. betsy said

    25 hours every day, I’ve got nothing else better to do than watch the smile light your face it doesn’t get better than you

    I have fallen in love with this song again. It’s so good. Been listening all morning.


  41. can’t stop listening to Heart Falls Out this morning.Thanks for posting that preview video Bebe.

    Jan, I love your comments:))) …was just gonna say even David thinks he is a dork, but you already said that.haha
    I cannot wait for this CD! also cannot wait for our little dork to come home again!


  42. skydancer1x said

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! omg that cat!


  43. djafan said


    Just so you all know, as if you didn’t know already, David is my sugar crush ♥


  44. emmegirl14 said

    THAT cat, lmbo! He needs to stick around while!

    Staying as far away from Sugar Crush as I can, looks to be almost as dangerous as D.

    Heart Falls Out, he writes only of what he knows. Even though he never had what he considers a “formal” girlfriend, I always felt his heart had been broken. Makes sense he would write this with LadyV, they seem to have become very good friends.

    ♫…..David Archuleta you’re an all time genius man…♫, love that!


  45. djafan said


    “Heart Falls Out, he writes only of what he knows. Even though he never had what he considers a “formal” girlfriend, I always felt his heart had been broken.”

    I agree 🙂


  46. MT said

    Angelica, you and Abrra and that cat are hilarious. And I’m still playing Sugar Crush!!! haha

    Emmegirl, Dja,
    “Heart Falls Out, he writes only of what he knows. Even though he never had what he considers a “formal” girlfriend, I always felt his heart had been broken.”

    Hmmmm … makes you think, doesn’t it?

    Still loving the snippet! 😀


  47. jans11 said

    Hmmmmi, it does make one think! But maybe that’s why he’s such a good actor! 🙂


  48. poof said

    I think David is extremely empathetic, and can really see and feel the world from a variety of points of view. I think he truly feels others pain and that is one reason he is so actively involved in helping others. Perhaps helping, eases the pain that gets transplanted into his own heart. Pure speculation. Makes me love him even more. Yes, it should make him an amazing actor.


  49. Dayzee said

    I heard the judges on AI tell the singers they needed to make a connection with their audience. I thought be careful of becoming connected to an artist for it can turn your world upside down.

    Luckily the artist I became connected to is very giving and only affects my world in a good way. David is a master at that connecting thing.


  50. bluebar said

    Been singing this for the past two days! 🙂

    vd: jedi5978


  51. MT said

    haha Now that’s funny!!

    Angelica has us all with candy on our minds. I actually bought a candy bar yesterday. I haven’t bought one in months!!! It’s that game!!

    And the sidebars are very “sweet” too. haha Just sayin’ 🙂

    PS Am I the only one obsessed with that sweet minute and a half of Heart Falls Out? Gahhh I love it!!


  52. MT said


    If you play the video of HFO and scroll down to that cat, he looks like he’s dancing!!



  53. emmegirl14 said

    MT, ” Am I the only one obsessed with that sweet minute and a half of Heart Falls Out?”….nope!


  54. bebereader said

    haha You’re not the only one obsessed with the HFO snippet. It’s been on repeat here, too. Can’t wait for the whole song in 24 more days.

    Was playing some Candy Crush last night on my pc. My old 3G Iphone won’t let me download the lastest version. But am due for a phone upgrade at the end of this month. Woot Woot! The end of March has lots of goodies!

    (eating chocolate covered peanuts)


  55. betsy said

    Can a person become obsessed with a song long after they’ve heard it?
    I heard NEBTD long ago, but I woke up with it in my head and love it more than I ever did.
    My vacation is over, but in my mind I’m still on that island. This song extended it, I think. 🙂
    Wait, that made me sound like a lunatic.


  56. MT said

    hahaha Lunatic? No!

    And I do the same thing. I go through phases with different songs. A few months ago, I was obsessed with listening to Running & Barriers and I’ve heard them tons of times. I think it depends on my mood, and of course sometimes it’s what’s new. I tend to listen to the same song on repeat most days.

    (haha Just a bit of OCD, or ODD, in there somewhere? Maybe?)


  57. desertrat said

    “Do not download Candy Crush Saga.”

    Curiosity got the best of me so I downloaded it to my iPad. I should have listened to you; now I’m addicted. 🙂


  58. Angelica said

    Betsy, you are not a lunatic and you are not alone. Every day for the past week I wake up hearing him singing NEBTD. I :x that song. Just the thought of him singing it on tour is audio/visual TMTH. I’m thinking shoulder action and a little dance.


  59. Angelica said

    Desertrat and MT,

    Well I did warn you. I finally made it past level 45 and 46 and am now tackling 47. Anyone try my Cheesecake Sopapilla recipe? It was given to me only a couple of weeks ago and I’ve already made it twice. My husband says it’s now his favorite dessert. Easy and so good! And of course absolutely no fat grams or calories. ;)


  60. Abrra said

    4-2b photo 4-2b.jpg

    Click the link to go

    Abrra 391 days


  61. emmegirl14 said

    bebe, I love chocolate covered peanuts. Wish I had some. And betsy, I ♥ NEBTD too!

    (that digit that now starts with a 3 in Abrra’s comments is making me very very happy)


  62. Dayzee said

    Emme, I remember when that starting digit was a SEVEN! We have come a long way. Yayy!


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