Monday, February 26, 2007

Watching the Oscars

Last night I watched the Oscars. Doing this only affirmed for me that I don't enjoy watching the Oscars. Now, I must qualify this if I'm going to say it. There are 7 categories that I want to see. I'm pretty sure that they are the same 7 categories that everyone wants to see. I think it's wonderful that they give technical awards and I believe that the people who receive them are wholly deserving. However, I don't give a crap about the art design or costume design, but the people who do these things are amazing, I won't ever say otherwise. The slobs who are watching from home (myself included) only care about the famous people. I may be cynical and terrible and shallow, but I want to see the really famous people, the songs and the host. I want them to be witty and charming and subtley mock their famous friends, but in the time frame of 60 - 90 minutes.

Maybe I only say this because I'm jealous. I've never been on an award show. I haven't received any recognition for being the creme de la creme in my field. I think that all of the technical achievements though, screenwriting and cg effects and all, should be presented at the separate technical awards night. I think I would be more gratified being recognized by my peers than being recognized by millions of people who won't remember my name, face, design, whatever tomorrow.

The timeframe is really too long as well. I have better things to be doing than spending almost 4 hours listening to speeches that thank all kinds of people that aren't there. If I do ever win an Oscar (hahaha!), when I get up to the podium, I'm going to thank myself. That may sound arrogant, but realistically, I'm the one who's done all of the work to get me where I am. Sure I had support, but I'm the one who drove all over hell's half acre, spent hours rehearsing, and more hours learning all of the nuances that made my performance stand out. And all the time learning the techniques to recognize the nuances. Yup, it's all me baby! Oh and definitely not thanking gob, or jebus, or anyone. They weren't the ones running themselves ragged while I performed in back to back shows, while taking a full class load and directing my own projects. No sirree bob! Jebus wasn't pulling all nighters with me.

So, that's my award show rant. Tell me how you feel about them.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Stuck at home sick

Yesterday, I woke up and thought I was going to die. Well, it wasn't really waking up, I had been awake on and off most of the night because everytime I swallowed, it felt like I was trying to swallow either razorblades, or a fork sideways. I have tonsillitis. I haven't had tonsillitis for almost 10 years. Maybe I should have had the little buggers yanked out when I had the chance. My neck is swollen and I can't eat because it hurts too much. I feel somewhat better today. The fever is down and the dizziness has subsided. It felt like it attacked me in my lower back too, I was having lots of trouble walking yesterday. Thank god for penicillin.

So, I called in sick to work for the past 2 days. I haven't slept so much in a long time. Yesterday I would wake up, attempt to do something, like go to the doctor, have a shower, make a phone call and end up sleeping for another 2 hours or so. I spent about 18 hours in bed. That's a record for me. Today, I can't go to sleep at all. I would like to, but I just can't. I ate a granola bar. Maybe I can eat a little more of the sandwich I have in the fridge. I feel like I should be hungry, but I'm not really.

One of the things I hate about being home sick is I feel like I should be doing something productive, like cleaning or something. I just don't have the energy to do it. But enough of me whining, how's everyone else doing out there? Take care of yourselves.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A nifty little blog

I had a gentleman post on my blog about after I did my David Copperfield post. I went to his and found a link to a great blog called "Post Secret". The person who runs the blog has people anonymously send in 4 X 6 postcards with a secret on them and he posts scans and posts them. Check it out

I like other peoples' dirty laundry...


I've been tagged by Joy...

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the 6 weirdest things about them. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own about their 6 weirdest things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment on their blog that informs them they are tagged and tell them to read your blog.

1. I have texture issues...meaning I won't eat certain foods because I don't like the way they feel in my mouth, or I won't wear certain fabrics because I don't like to feel them on my skin.

2. I like Spongebob Squarepants

3. I keep my DVDs alphabetized. I used to categorize and alphabetize my CD's too. I probably will again when I move.

4. I hate chaos & clutter in my working life, but at home I'm surrounded by it.

5. I can find a song to relate to most situations. Most of the time they play in my head and can be triggered by a word. I knew someone who always said life is a musical and I fully believe it. And it will be some random obsure song that only I know, like songs from musicals...

6. I love to buy make up and shoes. I really only wear 2 or 3 pairs of shoes and I very rarely wear makeup.

Now I have to tag some people: Krystina, Jeremy, Mike