I'm so far out of the cinema loop, I think this is the first time I've ever watched any of the Oscars.
Which are also called the Academy Awards.
Which I learned last year.
The Oscar is the statue. The statue has a name. The statue's name is Oscar.
I watched Midnight in Paris (mostly because Owen Wilson was in it), also Bridesmaids, both On Demand from the privacy of my own home. The first was cute. The second was awful. I know I'm not supposed to say that aloud (sister solidarity in comedy and all), but I don't get what's so funny about it. It was pathetic and desperate. On many levels.
I also saw Tin Tin (worst. movie. ever) and Arthur Christmas (fun) but I don't think they were nominated for anything. And rightfully so.
I read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but didn't really like it so I didn't watch the movie.
I saw Muppets, left disappointed. I didn't have high hopes.
I watched George Clooney on an episode of Actor's Studio and he was talking about The Descendants, so I have heard of that one.
I'm such a downer. How can anyone stand to be near me? Don't ever ask me on a date to the movies. I'll whine about the loudness and the cold and the stench of popcorn and the uncomfortable seats. But I do like watching them at home, where we can watch in 20 minute chunks and fall asleep and pick up from where we left off later and pause the film to talk or pee.
Also, do you know how good looking George Clooney is? Me neither, until I saw him on the Actor's Studio and they were giving him close ups and he shared he had no make up on at all. Gorgeous. Unbelievable.
So what do I like? What movies are my favorites?
Lost in Translation.
There has to be more.
Science of Sleep was good
Two Days in Paris
pretty much anything Wes Anderson, really
I love Ed Norton and Kevin Spacey and Bill Murray, you usually can't go wrong with their stuff.
That's about it. I'm sure there is another one or two I like.
I should start keeping a book and movie journal.
I'm reading Game of Thrones right now, it's a library book. You have no idea how inconvenient real live books are after being spoiled by a Nook for two months. I need to have the light on to read. I need to keep my hands (and ultimately arms) out of the blanket. I need to sit in a way that keeps the book open and propped. I need to worry that there are bedbugs living inside the book left over from the last person who checked it out.
It's a real concern.
I'm on the waiting list for the library's Nook copy. I think I'm number 22 or something way down the list like that.
I'm a big fan of getting entire seasons of television shows on Netflix and watching them in a giant chunk. Right now I have Morgan Freeman's Through the Wormhole. I'm watching it with Jake, he loves this sort of stuff too.
I'm hoping to plow through this GofT book and get Season One sometime soon. I know there are severed heads in the show, but I think I'll be okay with it. Sometimes I'm not okay with severed heads.
That's another movie I love, despite there being severed heads.
Asteroid! made a video, spoofing reviews of Tree of Life. None of us saw the movie. I think you all know me by now, but if not I'm the one with the striped shirt on.
I have an esthetician who asks me if I touch my chin a lot and I told her I didn't think so. Wrong. I do. Always. Don't touch your face or you get blackheads.
Brent couldn't be at practice last Wednesday when we were taping so he made his own video. The part that starts with "can I show you something?" gets me every time.
Saturday night we had a fancy dress Oscar's themed comedy jam at one of the theaters. I left early because I had a migraine and I get pretty messy with those. Plus I had the car and driving with migraines is akin to drunk driving so I felt it best to leave. My hair looked really nice because I bought those weirdo Goody chignon spin pin things and put it up and wore a skinny headband with a leather flower stuck to the side. Unfortunately, I lost a lot of hair in the shower the next day. Maybe because of the hairspray. I cried. Then moved on. It's a never ending battle.
Stuff is happening at work. That I won't be blogging about. But I will ask all of you to send some positive employment voodoo my way, please and thank you.
Stuff is happening at Jake's afterschool/summer camp provider. Bad stuff that I won't be blogging about until it's over. Positive childcare voodoo too, thank you.
Stuff you can't blog about is the pits.