Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Book List - February 2012

6. 77 Shadow Street by Dean Kootnz. One of my all time favorite books (Lightning) was writting by Dean Kootnz. It isn't his typical supernatural gore type book. This one is gore and scifi and reads like it would make a great movie.

7. Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane. I'm a sucker for chick lit and this is a typical chick lit book. Easy, fun read.

8. Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin. I'm a big fan of Kristen Chenoweth and she is in a new ABC show called GCB based on this book so I had to read the book before the show airs. Most of this book was a big build up to a rather lame ending. Hopefully the tv show will be better.

9. Fairy Taile Interruped by RoseMarie Terenzio. This was written by the woman who was John Kennedy Jr.'s personal/professional assistant for the last five years of his life. I liked the fact that this author didn't exploit the deaths of John and Carolyn Kennedy. Yes, she has a story to tell but didn't write this memoir immediately after their deaths for personal gain but waited 13 years until she was ready. John was not only her boss but he and his wife were close friends with the author. I thought this book honestly portrayed what it was like to be a assistant to an American icon who wasn't a perfect person.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

And the Oscar Goes To...

This Sunday movie lovers are going to be watching the Oscars. I watch them every year so here is who I think should win and who probably will win. Let me know what you think.

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendents

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The Help


Midnight in Paris


The Tree of Life

War House

I think there are too many nominations in this category. I will admit I haven't see all these movies but I'm not so sure these are Oscar nomination worthy movies. Anyway, I think either The Descendants or The Artist will win but I think I'd like The Help to win.

Best Actor

Demian Bichir - A Better Life

George Clooney - The Descendants

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Gary Oldman - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

George Clooney will win this. He is the Golden Boy of Hollywood. Either he has a really good publicist to hide his dirty laundry or he just doesn't have any dirty laundry. Everybody loves him. I really don't have a favorite in this category.

Best Actress

Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis - The Help

Rooney Mara - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn

I would like Glenn Close to win this year. She was great in Albert Nobbs and although she's been nominated a couple times before she has never won. I think either she or Viola Davis will win.

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branaugh - My Week With Marilyn

Jonah Hill - Moneyball

Nick Nolte - Warrior

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Christopher Plummer is going to win this. He's 82 years old and has never won an Oscar before. I really don't have a favorite in this category either.

Best Supporting Actress

Berenico Bejo - The Artist

Jessica Chastian - The Help

Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer - The Help

I would like to see Janet McTeer win this one but I think it will go to Octavia Spencer.

I guess I'll see if my predictions are right on Sunday.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Didn't see that coming...

Today was the day after our two day snow storm. But 1 p.m. the sun was starting to peak out through the clouds and melt the snow. I got my car out of the snowy parking lot, picked up my Mom and we did some errands. While I has the car stopped in the far left turn lane at an intersection a car going the other way drove by. It going pretty fast and drove through a rather large puddle which totally engulfed my car with a splash.

No big deal, right? It wouldn't have been except I had my window down at the time. Yes, I got a slushy and not the fruity kind they get on Glee. I was absolutely drenched from the top of my head down to my knees in dirty street slush. My mother in the seat next to me was ever so helpful by laughing and laughing. Then she gave me a tissue.

And to make matters worse my mouth was open when the big splash occurred. It was like in those chick flicks when a girl is standing on the side of the road and a car goes by and splashes her. Yup, just like that except I was sitting in my car!

What a day.