I was not a happy camper last night after “American Idol” aired.

It’s not that I dislike Kris Allen; he seems like a very sweet guy. But Adam Lambert has been the reason I re-engaged with the show after several years, so when Kris was given the crown, my shoes somehow ended up near the TV.

Following that, I spent about 20 minutes convincing one of our dogs that “it’s ok, Mommy’s not mad.”

I know, I know. And yes, I’m better now.

I know I’m not the only one to feel like this – but clearly many other people feel the opposite, which is why Kris won.

Two blog posts I recently read put my feelings in perspective for me.

The first is a killer post from Lauren Vargas about failing at the right time. If you haven’t yet, go there NOW. It’s a must-read.

Second, today Seth Godin posted a note on his blog inviting stories of remarkable businesses, services or organizations, that will be featured in the new edition of Purple Cow.

Adam Lambert is remarkable. He’s a purple cow. And he failed at the right time.

We should all be so lucky. Let’s make it so.

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