I think I may be in danger of having to rename this blog The Mama TV Diaries. Maybe I should focus more on parenthood. But before I mention my girls, can I talk about the Oscars for a minute?
Rick and I almost didn’t see the Academy Awards because of a fight between Cablevision (our cable company) and ABC. WABC pulled its signal from the air on Sunday morning and things did not look promising.
As it got closer to showtime, Rick and I were pretty bitter. Now being married to Rick is like being married to a spoiler alert. The guy is incredible at picking the Oscar winners. We used to win bags of money at our friends’ Oscar parties. But for some reason, we don’t get a lot of invites anymore.
So since we couldn’t watch the awards on TV this year, he just told me all the winners. I tried to get him to act out the Neil Patrick Harris opening musical number but apparently my husband has his limits.
Thankfully, 20 minutes into the show, ABC put the Oscars back on the air. We were thrilled despite the fact that we missed some kind of super awkward Kathy Ireland moment on the red carpet. But we still had plenty of time to wonder why Demi Moore had such a great seat. I actually love Demi Moore but did “GI Jane 2” come out or something? What was she doing in like the 3rd row?
I’m so glad I didn’t miss the tribute to John Hughes. Because I love every John Hughes movie and because Judd Nelson was clearly making a silent public plea for help. Let’s all work together to get that guy a makeover or a job or a brush or something.
Messy hair was definitely in. So were movies that I haven’t seen. I’ve only seen two movies in the past year: “The Hangover” and “It’s Complicated” and neither was nominated. “The Hangover” should obviously have won Best Picture. And as my friend Meredith pointed out, “It’s Complicated” was a shoo-in for Best Awkward Middle Aged Sex Scene. Such a better category than Sound Editing.
As far as I’m concerned, it was Sandra Bullock’s night. She looked fabulous with her sassy, shiny locks and I’ve always thought it was a travesty that she didn’t win an Oscar for “Speed.” And Kathryn Bigelow beat out her ex-husband James Cameron for Best Director. Go girl power.
Ok enough of the Oscars. Back to my kids. In the words of Ryan Bingham, who picked up an Oscar for Best Original Song, Dylan and Summer… “I love you more than rainbows.”
I have no idea what that means exactly but it sure sounds sweet.