Just in time for the Academy Awards.
But the best part is ….
I have two of them.
I know what you’re wondering so I’ll address it right now.
I found them in the garbage.
Yup. Clearly what needs to be said right now is “And the Winner is …. ME!”.
Seriously. About 5 years ago I was driving around, sipping a hot coffee and doing a little dumpster diving in an attempt to replenish the stock in my antique booth. I found a huge pile of trash outside of an apartment complex. These were in it. Bright, shiny, beautiful garbage, surrounded by old microwaves and velour couches.
Every time I look at these things I think, Who would throw those out? Who in their right mind would ever throw those out! If they happened to be looking out their window as I shoved them both into my car, the previous owners were probably thinking Who would take those things? Who in their right mind would ever take those things? I would. Me. I’m the one.
I had them on display for a little while, then decided they were a bit much. So I put one away and left one out. Then I decided even one was a bit much. So into the basement they went, which is where they live, all year long, until Oscar night.
Every Sunday morning of the Academy Awards, I drag my pretend Oscars out, flank the living room with them and start preparing my appetizers. For as long as I can remember I don’t make “dinner” on Oscar night. I make appetizers. Lots of em. Crackers and cheese, olives, bacon wraps, hummus and pitas, vegetables and dip, chips and dip.
At 7 o’clock I sit down for the pre-show, surround myself with my Oscar appetizers and get my Oscar pool sheet ready. Which is exactly what I’ll be doing this Sunday when the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony takes place.
I can’t make you any appetizers, I certainly won’t be giving away my statues, but I can share my Oscar Pool Sheet with you.
Which I will … tomorrow.