Monday, March 06, 2006

The weekends lately have been whizzing by. I think it's time for a vacation. I hope soon. It was a nice weekend none the less. Friday after work went to get my allergy shot and told the doctor I was dizzy for a few weeks and he checked my ears and says its because I have an ear infection. I haven't had an ear infection since I was five. I got a prescription and the bottle is so tiny but hopefully it will clear up soon. Got a dentist appointment and hair cut on Saturday morning and then Niel and I went to see Indiana Jones at the Ziegfeld theater afterwards. He had read in one of the free daily papers that the Ziegfeld every so often shows older movies at a discounted price plus if you buy one ticket you get the second free. The theater is so lovely and had a nice variety of people. Everyone behaved and there was cheering when the film started. The movie was really meant to be seen on the big screen. We had a good time. I got a notice in the mail to serve for jury duty at a federal court two hours from my house. This was my first notice for federal jury duty. I am going to try to get them to transfer me to a court closer to my house. Wish me luck. Sunday after some errand running, chores and the World Baseball Classic we watched the Oscars. Niel's office had a pool going. He was so cute sitting there on the couch with his Oscar list checking off the names as they were announced. I thought John Stewart did a good job hosting. And thank God the show didn't run long. None of the outfits really wowed me. What is with the bowties? The show had its funny and interesting moments but overall it was eh. But I guess its the Oscars it can't really get wacky like the Grammys.
Also today starts the beginning of Lent for the Armenian Orthodox church. Unlike Catholic Lent which started last Wednesday. I honestly don't follow Lent. I don't go to church during the year so I would feel a little bit hypocritical if I followed Lent. I believe in God but I'm more traditional and spiritual than religious. I would like to find a church but a more open one like Episcopalian or Unitarian. More so for community than anything else. Although I think both our parents would have a cow. I thought it would be interesting to share a little about Orthodox Lent. The Orthodox church you have to give up all meat and meat/dairy products for all of Lent. You basically live on veggies and I believe some bread? The day before Lent you have a big feast and eat all the foods you can't prior to Easter. Good luck to those who are participating in Lent.

Song Stuck In My Head: "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" from the movie Hustle and Flow
Craving: To be Friday!!!!

7 comments:

Mike said...

What bothers me about the Oscars is that they have consistantly given best actor and actress awards to people doing impressions of real people. Jamie Fox as Ray Charles, Reese Witherspoon and June Cash, Philip Hoffman as Truman Capote etc. I think what makes an actor or actress special is if they can read a script and create a character. The way that Tom Hanks was in Forest Gump. He wasn't doing an impression of anyone, all his movements, expressions, and mannerisms were invented for that character. I guess its just a sign of the times.

foodiechickie said...

Interesting point. I don't know if Oscars were being given out for impersenations previous to 2005-2006 but this year's show did show a little montage to previous films where actors were impersenating people from history like Ghandi, Moses, etc. I think it's much harder then it seems to imperenate figures in history.

Mike said...

I guess its the same reason I like fiction over nonfiction. I think writing both are challenging, but to me creating a story, a plot and its characters are a lot more challenging. I was surprised that a movie I really liked (Crash) won for best picture.

foodiechickie said...

I have to see it. I only saw Walk the Line and Murder Ball.

Linda Rae said...

I enjoyed the Oscars, it is however, the first time I ever saw the show! I had too since we sell party supplies for it at my work and well, with the broken foot I don't get off the couch very much anymore! ;) Oh, and it's like Lent everday for me almost :)

foodiechickie said...

How long will it take for your foot to heal?

Denise said...

Hi, Your blog came up when I was searching for the Orthodox Foodie's blog, and I enjoyed reading it! I'll be back, for sure. For more complete information on Orthodox Lent, go to:
http://whatimcookingnow.blogspot.com/2006/03/note-about-fasting-and-frugality.html

Have fun!