At my parents' annual Oscar fete last night, my mom, ever the gracious hostess, bowed out of winning the ballot contest to allow her guests to obtain the coveted prize, which meant I had a chance to win! I had tied with two others, but glory could still be mine! After my initial excitement, I realized that I was kind of a hostess too, so I had to let the others battle it out. Rats. But congratulations to Sarah O who picked the Grand Prize ribbon and made such a fabulous comeback! If she takes her mom to the movies with that gift card, I'll try to be understanding.
I'm always thankful to my parents for throwing this little bash because 1) the guestlist consists mainly of my friends and 2) it makes a potentially snooze-worthy awards show extra entertaining. Ellen was cute and amusing but did nothing spectacular. The highlight of the show resided in Will Ferrell, Jack Black and John C. Reilly's musical stylings. I had little passion for the movies nominated, save for Pan's Labyrinth which deservingly won 3 or so Oscars. Yeah, The Departed was cool. Go Marti and all of that. Ultimately, this year's Academy Awards was nothing to scream "they were robbed!" about.
Yes, even the fashion was dull. There were a few winners of the night, though. My pick for the Best Dressed Even Being Slightly Too Skinny But I Still Love You award:
And the Best Attempt to Be Quirky and Different but Ending Up Just Horrid award:
I'm awful. The real winners are all of my friends and family who shared laughs and sinfully good food. Thanks again, Mom & Dad!