So as you all know, I have just returned from a most amazing weekend in Albany, New York! The A Cappella competition was truly fabulous! I was completely blown away by our capacity as human beings to create something with nothing but our natural organs. It was such an awesome example of how fantastic we are, outside of all the stuff we do… All the material items and effects we have in the world are truly just reflective of us… Yet they do not in any way define us. Wow! What an awesome concept.

This is something I feel l struggle with every day, and to have a weekend that celebrated nothing but the magnificence of our vocal chords and the beauty that we can create as a simple team of people was so truly inspiring! It was two days filled with laughter and joy, all based around the incredible things we do! I hope to spend more of my time creating and exploring all the wonderful things we are capable of doing together! It is such a lovely reminder of what is really important about life… Because ultimately when it is all over, it is the experiences that you have that you will forever cherish… Not the stuff you collect! Life is about rejoicing in our humanity! What a beautiful thing! I hope to see you all at the next one!If you want to check out some more A Cappella stuff visit the housejacks.com or check out Naturally 7 on YouTube! They are amazing!

Ciao,
Allison

PS. Here are some photos that Bobby sent in!
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Add yours Comments – 45

  • Kyle

    on December 7, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    I’m glad the competition was such a success, Allison. The pictures are cool. I agree with all you said, always pursing material things is just a frivolous endeavor, but experiences with friends and family are so much more valuable in the end. I’ll be sure to make the next competition if its in my neck of the woods.

    -Kyle

  • Alyson Lindley

    on December 7, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    Hello, Allison I was just on youtube watching Smallville bloopers. Very funny Stuff. I’m glad you had a great time at the competition. The pics are nice. Peace&Love Alyson

  • Lydia

    on December 7, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    ‘Life is about rejoicing in our humanity!’ This is so true. You said it beautifully.

    I’m happy you’ve had such a great time and that this experience brought even more depth and richness to your life.

    Thank you for the pictures. You (and Kirstin) look gorgeous and it’s obvious that you’re really enjoying yourself.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  • gemGreg

    on December 8, 2007 at 1:30 am

    Yeah you’re right people are mostly creating some king of connection a link between themself and material things they are collecting. Its not good imo. I’m trying to be independent. Imagine that your house is on fire and you have only few secounds to think what to take with you. I think I have too much things I would want to take. It would be amazing to not have things we need to take with us. Things that are so much connected to us that they are half part of us. Most value things should be our family feelings, experience. πŸ™‚

    cheers Allison πŸ™‚

  • Adrian

    on December 8, 2007 at 2:30 am

    I’m glad that this competition was such a success. I’m sure you all had a great fun and could only hope that next time I’ll be able to come too.
    *kisses*
    Adrian

  • Stefano83

    on December 8, 2007 at 2:36 am

    I hope that Frank Parlato (from “A Cappella”) soon send me the videos and interviews so I can publish them on TV in Italy …

  • Deki

    on December 8, 2007 at 6:52 am

    The pictures look great, you look amazing. :]
    Do you think I can use them for my site? Of course I’ll credit the photographer!!! πŸ™‚

  • Rafe

    on December 8, 2007 at 7:23 am

    Allison!!! Great photos!! It must have been a wonderful experience! I’m glad it was so cool! I hope to be there with you next time and… hum… maybe I sing for you… rsrsrs… but seriously, you are the most beautiful human being over this planet! I mean it!! If someday you will talk to someone else, talk to me!! rsrsrs =)

    Love You!!

    Ciao for now,

    Rafe.

  • Jennifer

    on December 8, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Hey Allison glad you had a great time and the competition was a success,you and Kristin look great in the photos. I love your boots. πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth M

    on December 8, 2007 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for sharing the success of the event and pictures with us all Allison. The beauty of singing is such a wonderful talent. I love to sing, the only problem is I am not very good, but hey I don’t let it stop me πŸ™‚
    I plan on checking out the Youtube stuff when I am a little less busy.

  • Rich Decker

    on December 8, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Hey Allison! looks like it was a blast!

  • Rafael

    on December 8, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Allison…hey you!!…cool this A CAPELLA…It must have been a great experience!…you`re very funny…. =D….I watched the video…awesome!!! hahahahahahahaha

    When you gonna pretend come to Brazil???? Here`s hot this season!!!…on the beaches!!…hahahahaaa…..I`m going now!! kisses!! Rafael from Brazil!!! πŸ˜‰

  • Tucker

    on December 8, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    I love a cappella music. It is so absolutely stunning that voices and voices alone can create such an orchestra of sound. I can remember back in my ol’ fire-sharing download days finding scores of a cappella songs, most of which were pop songs redux. And it was amazing to hear the inventiveness behind the groups to approximate those pop songs and yet make them their own. Actually made the music that much more touching. I think that speaks to what you experienced.

    Thanks for the share.

  • Tucker

    on December 8, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    File-sharing not fire-sharing. Though fire-sharing does sound like something a bit more mystical and intriguing, doesn’t it……….?

  • luigi / shinefloyd

    on December 8, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    beautiful pics!!!
    two lovely women….
    and now… I want take your blog…. and make a little tribute to JOHN LENNON……

    “It was 27 years ago today….when John was killed. Such a sad day for mankind…..

    ” In honor of John Lennon I’m posting the best work….. IMAGINE…

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today…

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one……

    imagine…. by John Lennon…

  • gabi (^^)

    on December 8, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    hello allison!!!
    não sou boa em ingles entao nao vou arriscar..hehehe
    conheci seu blog hoje!! muito bom!!!vô visitar sempre!! ^^
    eu sou do Brasil!! e te adoro muitooo *agarra*
    tenha um bom dia!!!

    linda d+!!! \o/

    beijoo

    =)

  • Jimmy Valentime

    on December 8, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Thats cool that you did that … did you get to do anything else that was fun in Albany ?

    You should compete next year .. πŸ™‚

  • David Harvey

    on December 8, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    The A Cappella Innovations was a blast!! The college groups did an amazing job performing, and they should all be proud of themselves. The House Jacks did a wonderful job with their performance, and they were good sports taking requests for songs (even if they did not know them) πŸ™‚ Allison, it was a pleasure getting to meet you and Kristin in person. My apologies on getting my Anna’s mixed up!! I do hope Anna Murphy is doing well, please give her my regards!! Thanks again for taking time to chat!! BTW, where can I e-mail photos I took at the event?

    Kindest regards,
    David Harvey
    Morrisville, NC

  • hugesmallvillefan

    on December 8, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Allison,
    it sounds fun. i’m glad you had fun, you deserve a good time.
    smallville has been great.
    hope you have fun with life!

    hugesmallvillefan(Craig)

  • marcie

    on December 8, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Allison,that pictures showed how you had fun! nice,you deserves some moments like that….in honor at so wonderful fun,I’m singing to you:
    “girl put your records on tell me your favorite song…”
    kisses and take care!

    [:)]

  • Ana C.

    on December 8, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    It looks like you had an awesome time Allison! I look forward to looking for it on youtube and ur entry was amazing ^_^ I love the small pictures you also added at the end. You and Kristin look beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Aysha

    on December 9, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Wow, good for you guys for participating in something so wonderful and raw! I applaud you! You guys look so cute, by the way!

    -Aysha

  • Diego (Brazil)

    on December 9, 2007 at 5:35 am

    hey,
    A Cappella is a great way to sing and to express our feelings. I have a collection at home with differents cd’s in cappella. Amazing!

    Nice week Allison.

    Kisses,
    Diego (Brazil)

  • Vivian Leoncio

    on December 9, 2007 at 7:09 am

    hi!
    The Music is a very pleasant form of expressing our feelings, I am happy for you to like of that art.
    Their pictures are wonderful!
    Have a great week.

    Te adoro!
    Kisses, kisses…
    Vivian Leoncio (Brazil, Rio de janeiro.)

  • Bridget

    on December 9, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Hey Allison it’s been awhile since i have read you’re blogs and posted a comment,and yet when i do eventually get around to reading them they never bore me,all the blogs you write are truly amazing and inspiring.keep up the awesome writing and amazing acting!!

    you’re fan Bridget

  • Ralf

    on December 10, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Great Story and Pics, looks like you guys had fun! Naturally Seven are great!
    Why is it the people who are enjoying life are having the most fun? Well I guess one comes with the other πŸ˜‰
    Keep it up!
    Ralf, Germany

  • Tony

    on December 10, 2007 at 5:21 am

    ( πŸ™‚ ) Hi beautiful Allison! Looks like you and Kristen Kreuk had a great time. I particularly liked photo # DSC01458. The expression on your face is so telling Allison! You appear to have a great attitude. I’m sure Kristen Kreuk is unable to control her laughter when in your company. Great to see you two doing something to help inspire others. Both of you are beautiful, inside and out! πŸ˜‰

    Ciao bella,
    – Tony

  • DavidHayes1956

    on December 10, 2007 at 6:35 am

    I spent that weekend alone in my basement fasting and thinking about my future. I probably would have enjoyed myself much more at the festival. I guess that’s not saying much … basement life isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Still, it was better than what life had in store for me at the top of the stairs.

    I will seriously consider attending B Cappella next year or C Cappella in 2009. You can definately count me in for D Cappella in 2010. I hope they have some Pantomime A Cappella groups in 2010. They really show what you can choose not to do with what you’ve got!

    Take Care,

    David

  • bourdieu

    on December 10, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Sounds like a lot of fun and a very nice way to spend a weekend.

  • pandi merdeka

    on December 10, 2007 at 11:02 am

    πŸ™‚ mampir nihhh hehehe have a nice tuesday deh πŸ™‚ do si la sol do si la sol πŸ˜†

  • Catrina

    on December 10, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Hey
    Glad you had a great time πŸ˜€
    I would have loved to come…….if only i lived
    in america πŸ™‚
    you and Kristen look great on the pics!!

    x Catrina x

  • Melissa Nataly

    on December 10, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Hi,Alli first of all,I have to thank you for tha added to myspace,you are amazing,really,I see you had a great time in Acapella,you looked so beutiful and natural,your smile and kristin’s smile is just so contagious ,it makes me smile smile when I see you gilrs,and I believe not just me ah,it makes smile to all of us,believe me,jeje.Well have a great day like Acapella’s day,ok.Take Care,and again,thanks for added my in myspace,bye,chau,cuidate muxo.Meli.

  • BOUROUX

    on December 10, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Allison.
    Your comments about the event are very interesting. Thanks for the links. Naturally 7 are amazing. I realy liked the video in the subway of Paris. I listened some audio clips of the group The House Jack.
    I began to love this kind of music thanks to you.
    Do you know where the next will take place?
    Thank you for the pictures. You and Kristin look gorgeous.
    Bye
    Claude.

  • Lasia

    on December 14, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    I have to admit, I haven’t visited this site in quite awhile, and I was missing out. I miss reading your blogs. . . they’re so insightful and I’m often amazed at how eloquently you can express huge ideas that I know I wouldn’t even begin to fathom. Bravo!

    This entry stuck out at me, though, because it’s about my first and foremost love: music. The competition sounds like an absolute blast and having looked up some photos online, I must note that you and Kristin 1) both look amazing and 2) look like you had a blast. No better thing than enjoying time with friends!

    I wish, so much, that I had the opportunity to attend events like these — heck, even being able to go see “Wicked” on stage would be nice! XD I often feel like I’m alone in this little town of 700, being so involved in music and wanting nothing more than to immerse myself in that world and do what I love. Others having farming, sports, going out: I have recording sound bits on my computer after school for hours at a time and playing them back, trying to teach myself not to go flat or get nasally. xD

    Anyways, I feel like I’m rambling. One other thing I wanted to comment on was YOUR amazing voice — I knew you were an amazing actress and so many other wonderful things, but finding out that you could sing and hearing you really made my day. I would love to hear you sometime on Smallville (gah! that’d be so neat!), or, is there any chance you’ll do a record? πŸ˜‰

    Kudos! The show’s going great!

    –Lasia

  • Poly Sullivan

    on December 19, 2007 at 5:26 am

    I loved the photos. Very cool!!!! Was very funny, Wasn’t?
    Kisssss!!!!!!!!! [:)]

  • Poly Sullivan (Brazil)

    on December 20, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Ali!!! With all your respect a put your pictures on Cappella in my FOTOLOG!!!
    Stay very cool!!
    Here is the adress if you wish to see!!!!!!!
    http://fotolog.terra.com.br/small1
    I Γ’β„’Β₯ U!!!!!!!

    Kisses !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    [:)]

  • Daniel

    on December 21, 2007 at 5:27 am

    I couldn’t understand some parts of this article A Cappella, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sounds interesting.

  • Clara Combat

    on December 22, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Ally, so cool!!!
    Feels really good to know that a lot of people still care about the planet!!
    Love it!! I love your job on TV!! You and Kristin: so cute on the vid!!
    You both have so many fans in Brazil!! You welcome here anytime!!

    Love u!! Take care!!!
    Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

  • Jobe Jacobs

    on December 30, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Alison like the drawlings!

  • Jobe Jacobs

    on December 30, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    How many people are on here?

  • Jobe Jacobs

    on December 30, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Last question Alison, how r u popular?

  • Jobe Jacobs

    on December 30, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    I seen a clip of that new movie.

  • Júnior

    on January 14, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Oi Allison, eu sou do Brasil e não seu muito bem fala em ingles. Eu só queria falar que voce é faz muito sucesso aqui e que eu acho voce a mais linda da série e que eu não perco de jeito nenhum, eu espero que voce consiga saber o que eu escrevi.
    Um beijo e tudo de bom na sua carreira!

  • Eddy

    on May 15, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Hi Allison ,
    I wanna says that i would like to be your friend and have your e-mail to speak with U easily . I wait your answer and i wanna say u that you’re the best actress i have never seen .
    PS: I live in Ivory Coast and i speak too french,spanish and portuguese .

  • Eddy

    on May 15, 2008 at 11:26 am

    If you wanna discuss with me ( that i expect ) , there are my mails :
    cisseeddy9@hotmail.com
    cisseeddy9@yahoo.fr

    Hasta pronto & big kisses , Eddy