So I’m been moaning and groaning that living in Belgium, I have missed not once, but twice the Academy Awards/Oscars and this year will be the third. Living in Brussels, I have no access to an online broadcast and thus, no option to watch them.
I’m usually not one to get crazy about TV or famous people (ok maybe just a little), but I love the Academy Awards. There’s just something so special and exciting about bringing together all the stars, who dress in the most amazing outfits, not only for a chance to win an achievement award in thier craft, be it acting, directing, costume design, music, etc., but they also seem to have a lot of fun.
I like the Academy Awards so much that I even watch most of the red carpet pre-show, which just builds the excitement. I’m thankful that the show runs three plus hours because the more the better….except maybe when someone’s acceptance speech runs a little too long. I say cue the exit music if they’re really rambling, but if they prepared a good speech, why not give them the extra minute or two, don’t worry, I can wait for the next commercial break to re-fill my snacks.
I subscribe to Elle Canada magazine’s e-newsletter and thankfully, they will be keeping Twitter (#ELLECaOscars) updated with interviews, commenting on the fashion and hopefully everything Oscar. At least I can tune in somehow. Of course I will miss all of the host’s funny jokes, the performances, acceptance speeches, seeing everyone dressed up, the soundbites from nominated actors walking down the red carpet….ok I’m still sad I’m missing it. Sigh.
As for my love of ROW80, well if it weren’t for Kait Nolan and the rest of the ROW80 crew, I would not be 6 chapters away from finishing my first novel. I wrote 3,500 words this week, less than my 5,000 weekly goal. I missed the mark not because I was depressed about missing the Oscars, but because I skipped my usual sprint on Monday. How big of a difference it makes to have a schedule and stick to it. Tomorrow I will start the week on track and maybe even play some catch up later today.
If any of you know how I can get more Oscars, please leave the tips in the comments below. Will you be watching the Awards instead of writing?