25 February 2013

Holy Moly Oscar Night

current state of mind: winning!

Where worlds collide and days are dark
You may have my number
You can take my name
But you'll never have my heart
~ “Skyfall” by Adele

I attended my friend’s annual Academy Award-watching party on Sunday night. I did not dress up in a costume because there was no way I was going to win the costume contest. Every year, many of the attendees go “all out” with costumes that could have originated from the actual films. I am not that motivated or creative when it comes to costume design. My competitive spirit, however, does come out when it comes to the award predictions. The guest who correctly predicts the most award winners gets a gift card to a local movie theater. Every year, I miss the boat . . . until NOW!

Yours truly was remarkably successful on Sunday night with regards to predictions. In fact, I had already won before the final 3 awards were announced. SCORE! I was very excited and even gave a speech . . . . well, I tried to give a speech; but they started playing the orchestra music before I could even get my first “Thank you” out. Below are the categories I predicted with the accuracy of Nostradamus:
  • Best Picture
  • Directing
  • Leading Actor
  • Film Editing
  • Sound Editing
  • Leading Actress
  • Supporting Actress
  • Foreign Language Film
  • Sound Mixing
  • Animated Feature
  • Visual Effects
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Costume Design
  • Original Song
  • Original Screenplay

Personally, I think I did pretty darn well for someone who only saw “Argo”, “Brave”, “Skyfall”, “Les Mis”, and “Django Unchained”. Oh wait, I also saw “Ted”; clearly a classic. Of course, the show would not have been possible without the charm and wit of Seth MacFarlane. For starters, he is so handsome. That smile, holy moly; so endearing it makes me melt. He can sing, he can dance, he can mock, and he can make a girl remember why she loved Peter Brady.

Anyway, it is fun to be a winner on Oscar Night! I am in good company. None of this would have been possible without Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Laurence, Anne Hathaway, Ang Lee, and Quentin Tarantino. Oh, and of course, Adele.

Oh and before I forget . . . a huge shout out to Ronda Rousey who proved to the world on Saturday that it is possible to be beautiful, feminine, and charming while kicking some serious a$$. But, please, Dana White, let the girl wear a real sports bra. Your choice almost cost her the belt.

PERSONAL NOTE: Let’s go to the movies. . .let’s go see the stars.

CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: Cannot wait to see you next week!!!!   

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.