Chickens are terrible models. There is no getting them to pose like you want them too. Nope. It's butts in the air at all times. So I guess this post won't be about them. It was the only picture in my camera.....
We did not get any of the promised snow. Not even a single flurry. We did lose our power early in the afternoon on Friday (which made for a very abrupt end to my work week) and it didn't return until early afternoon on Saturday.
I can't complain because my friend up the hill from me lost her power on Thursday and has been told not to expect it to come back up until Thursday of this week. She is also on a well with an electric pump which means no running water either. She has buckets of snow melting all over her house so they have water to flush the toilets.
I suggested now might be the time for a quick getaway to San Diego or Hawaii.
Who watched the Oscars? I only caught bits and pieces of it. I'm really only interested in the dresses. Here is my take...only the positive ones though. I had a whole bunch written and realized how catty it was. Who needs the negativity?
I liked Annette Benning's dress. It was a nice departure from all the other dresses on the red carpet. Kind of spiderwebby looking. But sparkly. It had a vaguely 30's feel to me.
I loved Reese Witherspoon's dress. Very simple and elegant. I thought she looked fabulous in general - hair and makeup. She sure looks happy these days.
Hailee Steinfeld is adorable and so was her dress.
I liked the simplicity of Jennifer Lawrence's dress but thought it might have benefitted from a fabulous necklace or an updo (is that negative or constructive?).
Halle Berry's dress was very pretty (but she could wear burlap and still look fabulous). I do love a nude, lacy, sparkly dress. I think it would have been better with out all that tulle floating around her bottom half though.
Celine Dion sure looks great for just giving birth to twins. Strike that - Celine Dion sure looks great. Period. I liked her dress too. She likes to wear white or very light silver and it suits her.
I love when the women wear vintage like Marisa Tomei did - loved the navy on her. I saw on some websites she was getting knocked for it but I thought it was a pretty dress and it looked lovely on her. I just wish she had worn her hair up. If you are going vintage go all the way I think.
I know Christian Bale is English but it still surprises me whenever he speaks.
I cannot WAIT for the next Sherlock Holmes movie. I love Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. together.
I liked Natalie Portman's dress but I wasn't sure about the color. I think I just don't care much for purple in general - I would have preferred it in a rich burgandy color.
I only saw one shot of Mila Kunis online but I loved the color of her dress. Might have been a bit busy though.
I like the color and simplicity of Gwyneth Paltrow's dress but didn't quite understand the bit around her waist.
Okay that's all I got. We did our normal hors d'oeuvres and cocktails instead of dinner. We had quite the spread. The men in the family refer to the Oscars as the "Superbowl for the women." Only the food is a bit more refined. I'm pretty sure no one serves Bellinis at a Superbowl party.