This photo from our favorite Vashon beach place looks like a meteor is in my glass. How about that meteor in Russia anyway? Sometimes when i read news like this i fear the End of the World coming. Is God trying to f*ck with us? Cause if He is (do we capitalize the H when talking about God or is that only Jesus? louie, i'm sure you can weigh in on this.) anyway, cause if H(h)e is, then i want to go out and spend all my savings on....what... i don't know really. But i would hate to die before i got to use it.1. Let's dish on the Academy Awards first. I might be live blogging that day. Anyone want to join me? When's the date again?
Anyway, i have seen hardly any of the movies, but of course that doesn't stop me from having opinions. I rarely agree with the artsy fartsy picks of these awards for Best Picture. (Movies like Chariots of Fire and The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love bore the shit out of me.)
I did see Lincoln. AND i fell asleep through part of it. Someone said, i think it was Joan Rivers, that everything about Lincoln was done well, but you were bored anyway. (It is, after, all a Steven Spielberg movie.) That's how i felt. Which means Lincoln will win. But i wish Argo would. (Even though i haven't seen it. I love rooting for Ben Affleck ever since he ditched J-Lo.)
And i wish that 9 year old girl with the name that starts with a Q wins. I DID see Beasts of the Southern Wild, at the recommendation of my nephew Brian, and really thought she was the whole movie. It was like she wasn't even acting.
I didn't much care for Sally Field who seemed to be playing a version of Sybil in her Mrs. Lincoln role, so i don't want her to win. And i think Silver Linings Playbook is a movie i really want to see, but i read the book and it was good, but i can't imagine this as an Oscar winning movie.
And I'm over Helen Hunt in the same way i got over Meg Ryan. Use to love them. Not anymore. Helen has gotten too skinny and fragile looking in her aging years. And damn, i thought i had a high forehead (which i hate) but you could show movies on hers ....if she was just a little paler.
2. Two girls (who aren't family) who I would be proud to have as daughters:
I am running with an 18 year old girl. We are training for this half marathon together. I don't hate running when i am running with her! Her name is Katie and she is the niece of my sister- in- law Marie, (who is modern hippie/Kylee's mom.) We are running over an hour now and we talk the whole time and when we're done running we're surprised, not only by how fast we are running, but that the time went by so fast. I'm hoping with Katie i can run this thing in 2 hours flat, taking two minutes off my time from last year. She might pull ahead of me as she keeps training. She's a good runner and.... of course, young!
The other young woman is Sarah/louie's daughter Emma (who i think 24 years old). Actually with Emma, i also want her, not only as a daughter, but as a very good friend. Emma is so smart, insightful and kind and tolerant AND a great conversationalist, like my niece Kylee and nephew Brian. (Emma gives me hope for the teaching profession.) And i would actually seek her out for personal advice if i needed it, (more so than with some folks my own age).
What they have in common is i have known them since they were babies, and I got to watch them grow up. Katie and Emma feel old souls. These two are more mature at their age and more grounded than many people much older, (and I include myself, even as I often describe myself as a baby who changed her own diapers.) I love their strong opinions and critical thinking about life and the world. I feel like they are moving in a direction that tells me they know who they are and what they want. It's rare to find these qualities in young women today and I am awed by them. It doesn't happen very often that people awe me.
3. Product endorsement. I found these sheets at Costco and they are amazing and i am not talking about the Spalena sheets i posted about years ago. These are 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets by Charisma. They cost only $50 for a king set. I went and bought a set for our queen and a second set for our king. I love these sheets!
So who's with me blogging on Oscar night? And who do YOU want to win?
Notes to Self:
Sunset: 5:37 pm ( we're getting there!) Today's high temperature was 50 degrees and it was sunny part of the day!
Total page views: 39,989 ...wow i am almost at 40,000. Didn't i start this four years ago? Maybe i should post a link to Facebook and see if i get more followers. The only problem i see with that is family members checking in and me censoring myself. I don't want to worry about what i post here.
Another weird thing about the stats: The Big Bird blog during the Obama debates was the high page view this week with 30 views. Why would someone be reading that this week? It was posted back in October and is very old news. (But it was pretty funny in parts.)
Longest run this week: 60 minutes
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