Monday, February 25, 2013

The Weekend In Review

Good Monday to everyone!  I didn't have anything cool to write about today, but my weekend wasn't totally lame, so I will give you guys an update!
Friday night Aaron and I acted like young people for once and went out to see our friend's band plan in midtown at this festive little dive bar.  It was fun, and they were pretty good for a band whose show starts at 7:30pm ;)  It was kind of perfect because I am beat by Friday so staying out late just isn't going to happen.  We were home by 10, so all was good, lol.
We also ate some pretty darn delicious tacos at Tacos A Go Go, we are totally going to go back for more, but probably on a week night because it was crowded and we almost couldn't get a seat in this tiny place. 
Saturday was so lazy.  I slept until 11!  I only had 2 beers too, how lame is that?  22 year old Natalie from college doesn't recognize the new me, and laughs. 
Then it was basically uneventful things like going to the grocery store and doing laundry. 
Sunday was another lazy day.  We skipped church again, and I am certain that the Lord is very disappointed in us.  We did go to Costco mostly for lunch - $1.50 hot dogs and the best churros in town for $1! 
After a solid nap I did more work on tax returns for my friends, woot!  Then I settled in for red carpet coverage and then The Oscars. 
Now my abbreviated review of the Oscars.  I have no opinion about the winners of things because I didn't see all the films so I don't know for sure if so and so should have won.  I do think that Hugh Jackman was snubbed for Best Actor.  But I think the people who vote feel like if they don't vote for Lincoln it is like saying they like slavery, and they don't want people thinking that about them.  I get it.
My best dressed goes to:
Naomi Watts
Others who looked smashing: Octavia Spencer, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Kelly Osborne
My worst dressed picks are:
Anne Hathaway, whom I love, but she stole my look from Homecoming Dance 1997
It might have been better if she walked backwards because the back was a bit better
Others who looked rough: Kristen Stewart, but I think that had nothing to do with the dress, Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, and Helena Bonham Carter (though I think she tries to get this title.)
General comments are that I mostly enjoyed the musical numbers.  Some were a bit long.  I was lost a bit on the opening.  I like Seth MacFarlane, but his comedy I don't think it suited for the Oscars.  The Oscars needs someone more 'Tina and Amy', Billy Crystal, William Shatner, non offensive family friendly comedy. 
As far as Seth goes, I think he was chosen because they want to appeal to the younger people who typically don't watch, but I don't think he was the best choice to meet that need.  I mean, watch 10 mins of any of his shows and that is what you are going to get.  Add to the fact that I think you can 100% more get away with stuff when a cartoon says it versus a live person.  Case in point, this Oscars show, and Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 getting cancelled.  But yeah, I could take it or leave it.  Some stuff that didn't get any laughs I literally LOLed at, and others felt like Family Guy - which I was so over about 10 years ago.  It doesn't offend me, it is just obnoxious. 
The fashion this year was totes disappointing.  No one except for Jane Fonda took much risk, which was a bummer.  Thus I am still deciding if I loved or hated her look.  Most people looked boring and neutral and just ::yawn::.  With no thanks to the Red Carpet coverage, I didn't even see what most people were wearing unless they get up on the stage at the actual show.  What is this??!
All in all, an underwhelming night where Hollywood gets all dressed up and gives awards to themselves. 
How was your weekend??





Kelsey Eaton said...

Loved Naomi's dress. Sounds like a fun weekend! We love going to see our friends play in their band!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

"Kristen Stewart, but I think that had nothing to do with the dress" - LOL

sarahssidebar said...

Kristen Stewart makes me cringe... =T
Also, I agree, Seth Macfarlane was not the best choice...
That boobies song he was singing in the beginning made me a little uncomfortable and I saw Helen Hunt's face afterwards... She did not look happy. HAHAHA

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

You're right - Anne Hathaway's dress was a better from the back than from the front.

I think the best moment of the night was when Jennifer Lawrence fell on her way up to accept Best Actress. Poor thing must have been mortified, but it was funny!

SH said...

That sounds fun! Naomi looked great!

Happy Monday!

The Hartungs Blog

ThistleAshD said...

Ha- I enjoyed your dry writing. Made me laugh. Also enjoyed bach-capping with you last night on twitter! Glad you found me through the Gap card giveaway!

Just don't hate bc I DID NOT get Moonrise Kingdom ;)

Sam said...

Oh goodness girl I haven't' been to church since Christmas Eve and I am so annoyed at myself for it. I need to step up my game!!

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