Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just Sayin'...

Tonight is the 84th annual Academy Awards and I am wondering why Thomas Horn wasn't nominated for Best Actor.  Horn was cast as character, Oskar Schell, in the feature film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close after winning Jeopardy Kids.  Unfortunately, Extremely Loud is one of those movies you either love or hate - I happened to love it (it does have it's slow moments), however Horn's performance was rivoting and kept me locked to the screen.  Seems to me taking raw natural talent, finessing it and featuring it for the first time in a major movie deserves an Oscar look.  I don't think any of us would argue that George Clooney and Brad Pitt are good, but really - are they any different from one movie to the next?  I think that someone who hasn't acted, who doesn't have a career in acting already, and who can move and mesmerize us with a chilling and stellar performance should be the clear winner - or at the very least a nominee.  After all, isn't it called the Best Actor award??  If a young lad with no acting experience can make us believe - then that's what I call acting.

I am just sayin'.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Martyn Lawrence Bullard visits the Washington Design Center

Yesterday I had the great privilege of being educated and, more importantly, entertained by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.  Part of a panel discussion with Susan North, Senior VP, Design & Creative Director for Schumacher, Martyn was dapper and captivating; engaging the audience with his passion for textiles and worldy travels - where he finds much of his inspiration.  Be sure to check out the new collection, a collaboration between Martyn and Schumacher.  Bright colors and bold patterns combine history with today's designs for a fresh and modern perspective. 

Simply fabulous, Darling.

Martyn personalizing my book - "A Delicious Kiss to You"
Simply fabulous, Darling.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Kicks Off Super Bowl XLVI Weekend

Unfortunately my husband's team didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year (not even close) and since I don't really have a favorite team I didn't experience the same sense of loss.  Admittedly, I tend to route for any team with an animal on their helmet - the cuter furry four legged variety prefered. 

However, we are still looking forward to the game - more so from the postion of frolicking with friends.  One doesn't hear the term frolicking used often, but as defined, meaning "to play and move about cheerfully, excitedly, or energetically" - it works for me and is sure to be our game day experience.

I really only watch for the commercials and I cannot wait to see the full Papa John's and Peyton Manning commercial - I have been seeing teasers all week - it looks outrageous.

Whatever game day weekend has in store for you - be sure to enjoy!