Monday, February 23, 2015

Last Night at the Oscars...

I love the Oscars. This may seem silly to you, but I actually think of that telecast as one of the perks of living in the US. Since I moved here, at least I don't have to stay up all night to see the whole thing. It's so much more fun to eat a healthy dinner of veggie stir-fry in front of the TV instead of falling asleep while waiting for the show. I am not much of a night owl to begin with. And as I am getting older it appears that staying up late is becoming more of chore.

Though ripped by the critics, I really enjoyed last night's show. As an artist, how could one not enjoy the tremendous amount of effort put into stage sets, gowns, and music performances. I can't help but feel inspired and happy every time I watch that show.

I am just a bit sad and wish I had been able to see more the movies. It's kind of tough living in a small town where many of the movies are not even shown. How I miss my good old Berlin - living in a big city. I could still kick myself for missing out on Selma on the big screen. I believe it was around this town for about a second. Who cares about Civil Rights? Not too many black folk live here.

It stinks that I only get to see the major box office hits. Don't get me wrong, I loved Interstellar and The Theory of Everything. But life is so much more. Living in this small town I often feel like I am missing out on so much...

So I dragged out my daughter's doll from her room and made her a little carpet. Little Arissa did enjoy the fancy dress but complained about needing more jewelry and bling. I think she is right. We girls do enjoy to wear a fancy gown and dress up once in a while. If we cannot make it to Hollywood we got to bring the glamour and fun here.

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