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Monday, February 25, 2013


The Grouch. That’s what I know about. Rather than the Oscar associated with The Academy Awards.

I saw not one of the movies nominated last night. For anything. I repeat—not one. (TLC? Even less than one! She hasn't had time to think about watching a movie on TV. Much less see one in an actual theatre. Something about falling asleep if she sits down for more than five minutes.) I’m pretty sure I've always seen at least one or two of the movies nominated for Best Picture. Since I was about 10 years old. Zero for 2012. Sigh.

Oddly, I found that I enjoyed the ceremony for what it always is: Fashion. Celebrities (crazy though some of them seriously are). Jokes. Music. Surprises. Etc.

And I did miss about thirty minutes of if—apparently. During the third hour (which, by the way, is an hour TOO LONG—sheesh), I must have dozed for a bit. I missed the “In Memoriam” and Barbra Striesand. Not sure what else. I only realized this as I listened, for a few minutes this morning, to the GMA Peeps discussing that part of the ceremonies. Silly me, too, because I had DVRed it. I could have played it back to see what that was all about. Alas, I deleted it as soon as the show was over. For me that was midnight—CST. Because, of course, I didn’t know how long I’d been “out.” (How does that happen, you might ask? Well, if you’re pausing the show a lot, you lose track of the time. Yes, I was aware that I’d drifted off…just didn’t know until midnight how long I’d been visiting Dreamland!)

I thought Seth did a pretty good job. Some of his jokes were offensive. They were meant to be, of course. Some had me laughing out loud. I was entranced when Charlize and Channing were dancing. WOWZER. Who knew she was that fabulous? And Channing? DOUBLE WOWZER. That’s all. Just TRIPLE WOWZER.

Having now seen (most of) the winners, I’m not sure there are a lot of those movies I’ll try to watch. Can’t do Zero Dark Thirty or Argo. I know that without a doubt. Too violent. Especially when I know they're based on the truth (or the basic truth of history). Life of Pi? Hmmm. I’m still not quite sure what that one's about. If that tiger dies? Nope. Can’t do that one either.

I think I’m pretty much left with Silver Linings Playbook. And Lincoln. (Yes. Lincoln could be violent. However, the history can supercede my fears and I can watch it once. No more. Just once.) Daniel Day Lewis? Here you go—another WOWZER. He is an amazing actor. Person. Sooo charming and…well…sweet. Could he have been any more incredible in Last of the Mohicans? Nope. (How could I watch that violent movie, you might ask? I don’t know. I truly don’t know. But I have seen it at least four times. Never fails to tear me up. My only explanation: Daniel makes it all worthwhile.)

Here’s hoping each of you has a Marvelous Monday, Wherever in the World you are!!!

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