Oscar Weekend Things

They came, they saw, they awarded Green Book Best Picture?  My first reaction was “WHYYYY?”  But my second was “at least it wasn’t Bohemian Rhapsody!”  There were so many good moments during this show — Brian Tyree Henry in that outrageous costume, Keegan-Michael Key descending from the ceiling holding an umbrella, Spike Lee jumping on Samuel L. Jackson, a surprise Olivia Colman win — but to end it with a speech from a guy who backed up Trump’s claim that Muslims in New Jersey were cheering when the towers went down on 9/11 is a bad look.  Roma was robbed!

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In other news, we had a for real blizzard on Friday night and I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know it was supposed to snow.  One minute you’re driving to dinner and the next, you’re walking back to your car through 3″ of snow!  Vine Street Pub was still packed though and even though I ordered and drank a stout, I still don’t like a stout.  We rented A Star is Born afterward because: “I just wanted to take another look at you.”  Upon re-watching, I still think it’s very very good.  I’ll watch the Streisand version soon though, for all you Generation X-ers who still think it’s the best one (is it though??).

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Saturday started with 6″ of glittery snow + Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Pancakes, then ended with a family birthday celebration and baby time.  (Actually, it technically ended with Carrot Cake ice cream and You Were Never Really Here but I’m still totally confused about that movie, so let’s not get into it.)  In between was grocery shopping, kombucha brewing, catching up on TV from the week and an exciting time of me cleaning the bathroom.  Elliott is still the cutest and the smallest ♥

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Please be proud of me for actually taking pictures on Sunday!  We woke up and headed to Onefold for giant breakfast burritos and March plans (we’re going to make green pasta!) but mostly because my sister had gone the morning before and I was jealous.  Afterward, I walked to Base Coat to have my nails done for our vacation on Wednesday and a Mardi Gras trip to New Orleans seemed like a good time to pick a purple sparkle polish.  Also, on my walk back, I helped an older man with a cane and a boot get over the snow-packed curb and who needs drugs, alcohol or exercise endorphins, when acts of kindness work just fine?

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Before I headed to yoga, I filled out my ballot and made some Buffalo Wing Popcorn — it turned out amazing, but man, making caramel is incredibly stressful! — so I’d be all ready for the Oscars once I got home.  Joey surprised me with an Oscar Gimlet and I was so happy and excited, plus it tasted amazing.  Say what you want about that performance of “Shallow” but I thought it was perfect and I don’t know, maybe we don’t need a host ever again?  I went 15 for 24 on my ballot, which isn’t great, but Glenn Close not winning really threw me for a loop and even though I said I didn’t want her to win, I felt instantly bad when she didn’t.

In all sincerity, I actually quite liked Green Book after we saw it, but then so much was said about it afterward and it really made me re-evaluate and ultimately, change my mind about it.  Plus I saw a lot of movies afterward that I found more interesting, more honest and more willing to engage with the messier parts of this world, so I can’t agree with this outcome.  Just going to focus on Greta Gerwig ‘s Little Women reboot, starring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet that’s coming out later this year instead 🙂

What did you think of the Oscars?

Weekend Things

Baseball is back!

We got a dog, I think!

I’m not sure which of those things I’m supposed to lead with because they seem equally exciting!

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I guess I’ll start with that second part, since it needs more explanation.  This little guy is actually my mom’s dog but between condo living, co-habitation with a bossy little dachshund and some doggy anxiety, no one was happy.  So this is technically just a trial separation but I dunno, Joey and I are already sort of in love so maybe this is less trial and more permanent.  It’s funny, we put off getting a dog because it seemed like it would be a lot of work and we didn’t really have time for one, but now that he’s here, it’s all seemed so fun and he’s just sort of folded into our life so easily.

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Friday was the Rockies Home Opener and it was 25° and snowing.  I wish that was a joke, but no.  No one was actually sure the game was going to happen but we layered up and headed to Biker Jim’s anyway for our traditional pre-game lunch then hung out for a bit when the game was delayed an hour but then they actually did play.  Guys… IT WAS SO COLD.  By the 7th inning, I could no longer feel my feet and the Rockies were down 3-8 so we left and I think it took me the rest of the night to regain body warmth.  I’d never been to an Opening Day with bad weather so I guess it was a good run but never again please!

Joey went to Black Hawk afterwards and I snuggled with Andi and went to bed at a normal hour, which sounds boring but I’m pretty okay with it 🙂

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I don’t even think we did anything special on Saturday — pancakes, grocery, lunch, a run that turned into a walk, dinner, Rockies game — but it somehow still felt magical?  We made these Sweet Potato Grain Bowls with Turmeric Honey Mustard before heading out and we were so delighted with how easy they were to whip up and how good that honey mustard sauce was!  I’m not going to say I wasn’t cold by the end of this game but I was way less miserable than I was on Friday.  Also, check out that new scoreboard!!!  It’s HUGE and I was only mildly distracted by all the graphics they were showing on there.

P.S. We won in a walk-off walk by Tony Wolters!

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Sunday started with breakfast at my parents’.  My mom made the best corned beef hash and I drank too much coffee and got to see my niece and nephew, so I was happy.  Afterwards, we went back home, watched the Rockies lose (WHY?!), did the usual Sunday chores, walked our pup, admired the blossoms in our front yard, then made dinner.  So, despite some badly-timed bad weather and a series lose for the Rockies, this weekend was sort of perfect ♥

How was your weekend?