Sunday, February 27, 2011

And the Oscar goes to...

A blogger friend of mine remarked that he thought it was odd that I LOVE to watch the Oscars. I always rail against mainstream media and pop culture. We don't own a TV. And in an earnest effort to keep family screen time at a bare minimum we rarely watch movies and when we do they are from 2 years ago at best (for the grown ups). But Doug and I truly do love movies. And being in the TV biz I can really, truly appreciate the art and craft of the moving picture. I understand sound mixing and how it's different from sound editing. I geek out over lighting. And who doesn't get lost in a great performance?

So each year we'd make a date with our fellow Oscarphile boat dwelling neighbors and good friends Scott & Lisa. We didn't just get together and watch the show. Oh no. We'd make a night of it. Fabulous food. Loads of chocolate. Intense competition on winner guessing. And a genuine red carpet experience.
Serioulsy how cool is that? Scott & Lisa pull out all the stops with this led light red carpet dock walk complete with Hollywood style gold stars.

And inside Lisa's boat we get a little silly as well.
Tonight we're home though. Naia is snoozing on my shoulder as I type. Doug and Zach are crashed out together. And Lisa is home recovering from cancer surgery. Her third to be exact. Anyone who ever met Lisa has loved her from the first minute. She is all smiles, crazy smart, super adventurous, and one of the strongest people I know. So tonight my Oscar for Best Fight Scene in a Human Body goes to Lisa.
Kick some butt girlfriend and get better for next year's show. I'll bring the champaign and chocolate.

8 comments:

Diane Carter said...

Lisa, you're the star and you go girl!

lily boot said...

Your posts on your wee boatie community are always so wonderful! What a great place to live ... and I fully support Lisa's win this year. She certainly deserves some gold on the mantlepiece. Go Lisa!

The Ceol Mors said...

Yep, hoping and wishing and praying that your pal Lisa takes home the award.

Keep on keeping on Lisa...

mare said...

thats beautiful... tell your friend we send good thoughts and are rooting for her, to!

Joy said...

I hope your friend is better soon. What a fighter! And what a fun experience. I have to say that I'm more of a turn-the-Oscars-on-at-10:30-to-hear-the-big-winners kind of girl.

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

pass our love and good wishes on to Lisa and Scott as well, I think of them often.

Anna said...

Good luck to your friend. Sending lots of healing thoughts her way.

Dan N Jaye said...

great post cindy, and pass our wishes on to lisa

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