Welcome! How exciting that we can go on this journey together. I tend to write in free form thought, so I'll tend to post on just about anything that strikes my fancy - life in the Midwest for a Cali Gal, culture, politics, history, opinion, entertainment... Basically, life. Grand, ain't it?
I have been struggling the last week with the Zimmerman verdict. A profound sadness has been over me. I have constructed posts in my head every day. And then I saw a link to this fantastically honest and moving blog post. The bigger issue is how we relate to one another. How we see each other. How we see ourselves. Well said, Brother, well said!
Today, this week, this month, this life, I am practicing patience. Patience is not something I am very good at. I have to work to not obsess or worry. I look for inspirations everywhere all of the time, because, well, I worry - did I say that already? Working on one's self is always a good thing and I know I will be a better person and a better role model for my son. It just takes so long and I ain't even done with the night.
I made two bum predictions for the Oscars and now that I've had enough whiskey, I see my errors. And that takes work my friends.
I forgot how much the Academy hates Spielberg's financial success, so he really never stood a chance. Oh, and I told you already that it bored me silly (perhaps that should have been my clue). That said, I still would have have gotten the winner wrong just because I would have not chosen Ang Lee. And my reason would have been simple. His movie should not have been called Life of Pi but rather Shipwreck of Pi since it did not cover his life at all. I'd say that is false advertising.
I have been called out for not choosing Christoph Waltz in the Supporting Actor category when, indeed, he was my personal favorite. I was predicting what I thought the Academy would do. In most cases it aligned nicely with my own favorites (4 out of six ain't so bad). So, in the end, I'm quite happy to be wrong. He is an actor I am always interested and usually…
Ah this weekend are the Oscars. So, here are my picks. But first, let me say that my favorite movie of the year is not nominated for Best Picture - well, it kinda is - it's up for Best Documentary. And you know what, it should be up for overall Best Picture, cause honestly, it's now moved into position of my favorite movie of all time. Heady proclamation? Yup, but I have to admit, I love it. I suspect you might too (once you see it)
It's about art, commerce, social justice and love. I downloaded the soundtrack right after I finished watching the movie and play it all of the time. You will be amazed that you've not heard it before. It's that good. Here's trailer (the only clip I'm gonna give)
So my predictions? Only for the big six (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress (lead & supporting). The others (excepting documentary), I don't give too much of a hoot about. Picture - obviously not my favorite - not even in my top three, but it looks like …