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A Night at the Oscars... 
 
Feb. 26, 2012 8:43 pm 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2012 8:32 pm
While I've NEVER found myself sitting in front of the tv for the entire showing of the Academy Awards, my history does go back a few years... 

Friend Denise began her "career" in the entertainment industry of California, working on the Lawrence Welk show in San Francisco.  20+ yrs later, found her to be the secretary to the Vice President of the legal dept. at a Los Angeles recording company...   She literally has rubbed elbows with some most famous of celebreties in the entertainment industry in this country.

I also had a client many years ago, who year after year applied to be a "seat filler" at the awards.  I had to have her explain...  When a "star" has to leave his/her seat to accept or present an award, a "seat filler" takes the vacant seat, so that the audience is always at full capacity.  I found this quite interesting... but then it does make sense.  Unfortunately, we lost touch some time ago.

Personally, I have comprehension issues, so between announcing the candidates for this or that award, by the time they announce the winner, I've forgotten what the category is! 

I was thrilled, yet surprised, to find Christopher Plummer winning his first ever Oscar... (category not remembered,) but at the age of 82... or is he 84?  The first ever!  How can such an accomplished actor have to wait so long...?

Angelina Jolie just announced and awarded a couple of Oscars... did she REALLY have to stand in a manner that her right leg was exposed from under her floor length black gown?  The "slit" must have reached her waist... well, almost.  Sorry, I don't find that attractive!  Haven't seen a male presenter showing most of a leg....  Perhaps Robert Downey Jr will wear a tux next time, with a leg missing from his trousers?  Either way, I'd simply find it TACKY!  I've been of the opinion that this is an EVENT - men always in tuxedos, and women in gowns... 

I'm awaiting "best" male/female lead roles, and supporting actors... I think I'll understand those awards!  Pre commercial break news... best leading role(s) is coming up!

Meryl Streep, as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady!"  GO GIRL!  Best Female Lead...  The leading male role awarded to an actor I've never heard of... GO GUY!

On my "must buy list," the dvd's Devil Wears Prada, The Iron Lady, and after this evening, The Help.

Be well, friends... and in my opinion, a hell of a lot of famous actors were overlooked, but then, maybe I should be watching the Emmy's or something!
 
Comments
Feb. 26, 2012 10:44 pm
It may be un-American, but I never watch any of those award shows. To me they're all the same. That said, I did have to watch the beginning tonight, Billy Crystal is a local boy and I am friendly with his brother and SIL so I had to watch his opening. He didn't disappoint me. There were some hard choices this year.
 
Feb. 27, 2012 10:20 am
C. Plummer won for best supporting actor and he is 82. Tom Hanks introduced a "seat filler" last night, an elderly gentleman in a blue tux. I didn't know what that was all about til you mentioned it today. Very interesting. He has been a filler for 25+ years I think. I found Angelina a bit much but obviously very beautiful and confident. I agree, it was very tacky of her to demand attention when it wasn't about her but she definitely made it about her. I think it would be a "hoot" if someone did mock her next year. Good idea, but then again, she would have accomplished what she intended to accomplish.
 
judy 
Feb. 27, 2012 12:11 pm
hey Stevie, i didn't watch but did get the news this morning to see who won & lost, the man don't like any shows like that....oh well....lol...be well friend...Judy
 
Feb. 27, 2012 2:07 pm
BSM... you "know" a famous person! Sort of, at least! I had a client yrs ago who's son worked for Stevie Nicks. Her daughter knew Stevie in high school too! That's pretty cool also!... Be well!
 
Feb. 27, 2012 2:11 pm
Goldens... I had thought of Deb when the show started... she used to (anyway) do as the older gent in the blue suit! I thought it was good of Tom H to introduce him! Angelina is very talented, and I like her... but she might as well had a "boob" almost hanging out... Not very "professional" if you ask me with that leg showing most of the way up... Enough said! Be well!
 
Feb. 27, 2012 2:14 pm
Judy, like I said I never watch this stuff either... but alas, there was NOTHING else on! Be well, friend... !
 
poodlerider 
Feb. 27, 2012 3:18 pm
Finally found the time to hunt down your blog while on the website looking for a new recipe to prepare for dinner. Great blog baby brother!!! Will be checking in often now that I've figured out how to find it. Your ol' sis never has been very techie ... always find myself hunting for an 11 year old whenever I need technical assistance. Pathetic huh??? Keep up with the fun comments and the great recipes. Luv ya!
 
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Feb. 27, 2012 6:05 pm
I too don't "watch" these shows but find them on my TV :) Agreed there was nothing else on. I don't get out to the movies very much (work/finding sitters/nothing ever looks good) so I wasn't really familiar with the movies much less the performances...but then again it doesn't really seem to matter as these shows are frighteningly predictable! Over exposure of lady body parts, corny jokes and egos the size Texas. But I will say 3 things, Christopher Plummer was awesome, The Help was not only an excellent read it was a great movie and Meryl Streep is without a doubt the greatest of all time...thanks Stevie for an excellent post!!! again ;)
 
Feb. 27, 2012 8:28 pm
Nendo... GREAT to hear from you! Stay tuned, I'm up to the letter Q for my alphabet soup series. Queen Victoria's Soup... I just have to get to the store for supplies! Be well, sis!
 
Feb. 27, 2012 8:32 pm
p and q... I simply MUST see "The Help!" The one actress took best of something but couldn't say "what!" I did enjoy Billy Crystal, and who could resist voting for Meryl Streep? Be well!
 
 
 
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
 
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