It’s Oscar Weekend!
Sunday night the 85th annual Academy Awards take place right here in my living room.
Every year the fella and I watch as many of the Oscar nominated movies as we can. Even the ones we don’t want to watch. Like Lincoln and Les Miserable. Actually that’s not fair, I really wanted to see Lincoln to begin with. It was only once I started watching it that I realized I was horribly, horribly mistaken and turned it off t to watch the infinitely more entertaining coffee table.
I still haven’t been able to stomach the thought of watching Les Miserable. But I have a couple of days to go yet. Fingers crossed I get bonked on the head and suddenly have the urge to see it.
The night is always the same. I drag out my Oscarettes from the basement and set them on either side of the living room entryway, make an assortment of appetizers like Uncle Shifty’s Antojitos, Quesadillas, cheese & crackers, olives and chill some Diet Coke. This year I’m even more excited about the food because to serve things, I have one of Cattails Studio’s Charcuterie boards. Which is also more entertaining than the movie Lincoln.
We sit down to watch the pre-show so I can gasp at the dresses. Mostly bad gasps where I say things like “Omg. Is that a flower in her HAIR? Someone rip that flower out of her HAIR! These are the Oscars and not a cotillion. Where’s Tilda Swinton? I need to see Tilda Swinton. I’m going into a diabetic coma from all the sweet dresses, G I V E M E T I L D A S W I N T ON!!!!”
Or something like that. I’m normally on the phone with my mother when I say these things and she normally agrees with me, although she has a slightly higher tolerance for frothy prom dresses than I do.
Once the Oscar fashion show is over, I hang up with my mother and throw a blanket over the fella who always falls asleep somewhere around dress #2. Then I stuff my face, grab my and the fella’s ballot and start ticking off winners. Most years I also take to Facebook and Twitter to give my unbridled opinion on everything. So if you don’t want to hear me talk about the horrors of fashion or how Anne Hathaway trying to sound deep gives me ringworm symptoms then don’t follow along on Facebook or Twitter.
You can still take part in all of The Art of Doing stuff Oscar fun by printing out this ballot I made for you, filling it out and emailing it back to me by Sunday, February 24th at 6:00p.m. (EST).
Click here to download your printable 2013 Oscar Ballot.
Print out your ballot, tick off your choices for winners in ALL categories, save the new ballot and email it back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whoever gets the most right, wins an Art of Doing Stuff tea towel and bookmark. If there’s a tie you’ll both get tea towels and bookmarks.
All entries must be emailed to me by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24th and ALL categories must have a winner selected.
The winner will be announced next Tuesday (February 26th.).
Have a good weekend and get pickin’!