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Tuesday, January 17, 2006  
Well it has been a loooooong time and I thought this might be gone for good. BUT I GUESS NOT. My longtime advisors have, well, advised I take it up again. For all thoughts AB.

Well, on my mind are two things right now: hatin' on work and the hollywood awards season. And a few others things related to my impending nuptuals, but more things tangientally related: like, how things that are supposed to be easy and joyful end up being a chore, how even when things are supposed to be done for you you end up in the annoying know about everything going on, including rudeness and people who make the event all about them so you don't even feel like doing it anymore. Do I sound bitter? Good. Because I f'in am.

A bit. I'm also a lucky bitch, but currently an angry one at the present writing moment. I just wish I was one of those sweet brides that everyone wants to do EVERYTHING for and keep clueless like: don't you worry about a thing! it's all taken care of..." Instead of what I've got, which are guests asking me point blank how much it will cost them for this big trip, i.e. two nights in Vegas. Gimme a break, come on, Nell Carter, what does it take?

So, on a lighter note, I rushed home last night to catch my annual whiff of the Golden Globes, which really are equivalent to an important NFL playoff game if you ladies need to justify to your man why you must watch it. I enjoyed the following: Scarlett Johanson's boobage, Geena Davis's admittedly fake story about the little girl tugging on her dress and saying she inspired her to be president (note: Geena Davis is not usually one to impress me), Steve Carell winning for the Office, Brokeback Mountain winning - but if you ask me, Heath wuz robbed. that philip seymour hoffman used to be so cool, but now he is just so pretentious and his speech was the epitome of pretentiousness. It was not interesting in the least. Just kind of blase thanking people. At least Ang Lee said some nice stuff about the other nominees. And Heathie was my favorite thing about the movies this year. I just loved Brokeback. That last line - "Jack, I swear..." OUCH that friggin cut me. I was bawling outside the Embarcadero Center against Ben's shoulder for so long he asked me if I was okay to drive. So anyway. Um. I thought that Gwyneth looked hideous and turned into her mother's weird English sister overnight. Hilary Swank looked sexy. The Desparate Housewives Juggernaut has GOT to be stopped. I liked that mary louise parker won for Weeds, because that has got to be the best show that no one is watching. Just brilliant. I liked seeing mandy moore and zach braff looking beautiful and bored. Hate them. Amused seeing Ryan Phillippe act like he was on steroids. Loved seeing Hugh Laurie really annoyed that Evangeline Lilly from Lost screwed up his name (and PISSED that stupid Jamie Foxx or something screwed up laura linney's name calling her laura linsey.). So yeah. Prelude to the Oscars.
If I had my own categories, or if I could nominate:....

Brokeback Mountain
Good Night and Good Luck
Walk the Line
Match Point

Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain (should win)
David Straithairn, Good Night and Good Luck
Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man (he's just really good)
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
Bruno Ganz, Downfall
Runner Up: Bill Murray, Broken Flowers and Christian Bale, Batman Begins

Laura Linney, The Squid and the Whale
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Naomi Watts, King Kong (I really bought that she loved the f'in ape)
Rachel McAdams, Red Eye
Kate Hudson, the Skeleton Key

George Clooney, Syriana
George Clooney, Good Night and Good Luck
Chris Cooper, Syriana
Brian Cox, Match Point
William Hurt, A History of Violence
Runner Up: Cillian Murphy, Batman Begins

Ginnifer Goodwin, Walk the Line
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
Jessica Lange, Broken Flowers
Catherine Keener, The Forty Year Old Virgin
Dakota Fanning, War of the Worlds

5:44 PM

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