Saturday, March 04, 2006

D2 In DC + Oscar Picks

Before I get going, thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes…it really made my day so much nicer.

Now to the good stuff…

So I wake up a few times…since Lauren is a good worker and is spending a half day at work. Of course wake up is a little bit of a stretch, but you know what I mean. I finally crawl out of bed around 9:30ish…after realizing my face is smashed into stuffed bear butt…which is much less exciting then it sounds…Lauren’s roommate Lauren—seriously, don’t ask—is already gone, so I have the place to myself.

I mostly sit on Lauren’s comp and gchat with Lauren and Boston…with the occasional call from MGFM. I ramble about, getting ready and make-uped and cute…or at least cuter…which is made much easier by my Christmas present of MAC eye shadows. I watch Tyra’s new talk show…and some animal planet…you know…basic Christine stuff. Lauren’s meet runs late…so I’m doing a lot of nothing…lalalala…

She gets home around 2ish…and I stay quiet for a little while, so she can wind down from work and what not…but that doesn’t last too long. I start running around her apartment, and she gets the idea…taking me for a walk like I’m her own little Bichon, which—alarmingly—is not far from the truth. We hit Best Buy, and I pick up the new Theory of a Deadman, because I can’t stop singing Santa Monica…and really, they’re more or less a scruffier Nickleback. I consider grabbing Season one of Grey’s Anatomy…then realize I’ve already got too much shit in my suitcase and it’s not like we’re going to watch it while we’re here. We plan to hit Whole Foods, the liquor store, and some pizza place for dough…because we’re making pizzas tonight!

Steve calls, so he joins operation: Italian Entrée…hehehe…general goofiness ensues.

While fighting my way around the overcrowded booze store, I get a call from Boston…or rather, Lauren gets a call for me, from Boston…yeah, it’s fine, she’s my PA (Personal Assistant) now. I get this twilight zone-y feeling, because Boston says “hold on” and then—so I think—comes back.
I hear, “Hey this is Pat…shit, I mean Matt.”
The problem with me believing this is a whole new person, is he sounds EXACTLY like Boston…accent and timbre and everything. The more he talks the more I realize it’s not my Boston, but I was SUPER confused for a sec. So Matt basically gives me the “best friend” talk…all, “whatever you’re doing keep doing it, because you’re making him happy…” Yeah, I never take well to those, but I let it roll off my back because I’m surrounded by vodka. :) Beyond the fact that the store does not have the mini bottles of Gadiva White Chocolate, the rest of the Op goes exactly as planed.

Although, having said that, I do have this randomly awkward moment when Steve and I are waiting outside the dough place and some chick almost smacks me in the face to jump/hug Steve. My first reaction, of course, is to rip her off him and scream, “DON’T YOU KNOW THAT’S MY FRIEND’S BOYFRIEND??? HANDS OFF, BITCH!”

I refrain, although I do mumble something about her nearly taking my head off with her craziness…wait…did I just bitch about someone else’s random craziness? Parish the thought!


We get home and start making pizzas…one is your basic…although mostly organic and gourmet…and the other is like apples and cinnamon and yummy cheese and good things. Savory and Sweet, as Lauren says. Both are amazing, and I eat WAY too much…especially since I already ate sushi and some peanut butter cookies. Then Steve busts out his Tour de Force: cinnamon and cloves...and other yummy things that I forget—sorry Steve! :( ...Vodka.

I’m salivating. So strong martinis all around...general relaxed, chill fun ensues...thanks to—in no small part—the TV show that highlights some of the craziest shit on the internet. Not sure what the show’s called y’all, but I swear, I’ll ask Lauren and update you next blog...

Speaking of...I have a flight to catch at 6:30...which means I need to leave here in less than four hours. Forgive me y’all, but I’ve got to sleep.

Before I leave you, my Oscar picks:

Best Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Capote" (UA/Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Supporting Actor:
Paul Giamatti in "Cinderella Man" (Universal and Miramax)

Best Actress:
Felicity Huffman in "Transamerica" (The Weinstein Company and IFC Films)

Best Supporting Actress:
Rachel Weisz in "The Constant Gardener" (Focus Features)

Best Animated, Feature:
"Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" (Warner Bros.)
Tim Burton and Mike Johnson

Art Direction:
"King Kong" (Universal)
Art Direction: Grant Major
Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Simon Bright

"Brokeback Mountain" (Focus Features) Rodrigo Prieto

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (Warner Bros.) Gabriella Pescucci

"Brokeback Mountain" (Focus Features) Ang Lee

Documentary, feature:
"Murderball" (THINKFilm) Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro
An Eat Films Production

Documentary, short:
"God Sleeps in Rwanda" Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman
An Acquaro/Sherman Production

"The Constant Gardener" (Focus Features) Claire Simpson

Foreign language film:
"Tsotsi" South Africa
A Moviworld Production

"Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" Dave Elsey and Nikki Gooley
(20th Century Fox)

Original score:
"The Constant Gardener" (Focus Features) Alberto Iglesias

Original song:
"Travelin' Thru" from Music and Lyric by Dolly Parton "Transamerica"
(The Weinstein Company and IFC Films)

Best Picture
"Brokeback Mountain" (Focus Features) Diana Ossana and James Schamus, Producers
A River Road Entertainment Production

Animated, short:
"The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation" John Canemaker and Peggy Stern
A John Canemaker Production

Live Action Short:
"Six Shooter" (Sundance Film Channel) Martin McDonagh
A Missing in Action Films and
Funny Farm Films Production

Sound Editing:
"King Kong" (Universal) Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn

Sound Mixing:
"War of the Worlds" (Paramount and DreamWorks) Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ronald Judkins

Visual Effects:
"King Kong" (Universal) Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers and
Richard Taylor
Adapted Screenplay:
"The Constant Gardener" (Focus Features) Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine

Original Screenplay:
"The Squid and the Whale" (Samuel Goldwyn Films Written by Noah Baumbach
and Sony Pictures Releasing)

Quote of the Moment: “Clearly I have to go home; I haven’t jerked off all weekend.”
Soundtrack of the Moment: Theory of a Deanman’s Gasoline
TV/Movie Quote: From Corpse Bride,“With this hand I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way into darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.”


lauren said...

Web Junk 20, on VH1. And the vodka had a nice mixture of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and peppercorns. I believe that was all. :-)

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