Saturday, March 13, 2010

eyes like a hurricane

Uploading all the photos you see below took about two hours. Editing, placement, arrangement and finally uploading them to the post. It's days like these that I wish HTML was my second language.
Academy Awards Highlights

^Neil Patrick Harris opening the show with all the cabaret dancers; a performance that he was supposed to do with Martin Short.

^Hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin whom at the last minute had to cut all their Tiger Woods jokes because of a potential lawsuit.

^Actress in a supporting role winner Mo'Nique during her acceptance speech and with Robin Williams in the press-room afterwards. I loved her nod to Hattie McDaniel with the flower in her hair and blue dress; and cannot wait to see her performance once I get a moment to sit down and watch Precious (Netflix'ed it a week ago and still haven't watched it unfortunately).

^Actor in a supporting role winner Christoph Waltz, "Oscar and a kiss from Penelope, that's an uber bingo!". What can I say? I adore this man and his performance from Inglorious Basterds. Not sure what it is about Christoph Waltz that is SO sexy and adorable, it's that odd zsa zsa zsu thing, you know? To be completely honest, I find him much more attractive and talented than Brad Pitt, haha.

^Animated feature winner - director Pete Docter with presenters Cameron Diaz and Steve Carell. I LOVED 'Up' and of course, knew it would win, but still it's thrilling when it actually happens.

^ Hooray for the dolphins! This was one of those awesome moments I just love and remember that no one else does, haha. :P

^In Memoriam segment with music by James Taylor (singing a Beatles song). For the record: I think their selections as to who to include were perfect.

^OMG it's Taylor Lautner!!!! But really, I couldn't have been more thrilled with this nod to horror pictures. Personally, I don't LOVE scary films, but every once in a while it's good to scream. :]

^The snuggie incident.

^Actor in a lead role winner Jeff Bridges accepting his Oscar and with presenter Kate Winslet. Oh you guys, man oh man; hahaha, he's such a cute old teddy bear of a man isn't he? And his little laugh/giggle was too funny as he kept doing so in sort of amazement of what it took to get to this moment in his career.

^Actress in a lead role winner Sandra Bullock accepting her award and with husband Jesse James afterwards. Personally, I still think Meryl Streep deserved it more - Seriously guys, she hasn't won in 28 years. It shouldn't matter if she's already won twice. - but who doesn't love Sandy Bullock, really? She is so cute and sweet and funny beyond belief and that acceptance speech? Whew! I get teary eyed just thinking about it. From the little things she said about her fellow nominees to her mother and then the thing she's best at, making you cry and then saying something funny to top it off - "And my lover, Meryl Streep!". Sandra Bullock is truly 'Miss Congeniality'.

^The John Hughes tribute. There are not enough words.

^"That was Na'vi for 'this seemed like a better idea in rehearsal'."

^Best director & film winner Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (along with writer Mark Boal and stars Jeremy Renner & Anthony Mackie). Again, no words seem fit for this amazing and beautiful win for Miss Kathryn Bigelow. The fact that she was in shock and didn't really know what to say truly shows how brilliant of a person and artist she is to not think 'Of course I'm going to win'. Very rarely does a director also produce whatever film their making, so I loved the fact that she did and got an Oscar not only for directing but also for this gorgeous film. And it was completely endearing and lovely with the three main actors running up on stage and just hugging one another and jumping around everywhere. Beyond amazing and wonderful of a win for Best Direction and Best Picture for the first time in what seems like forever.

Received mail for Monday are as follows; because I haven't taken photos of the other 4 or 5 pieces of mail received since then, haha.

^The only letters I've ever received from one of my best friends, Lauren came this week and I was thrilled to see her beautiful handwriting addressed to me. Isn't her handwriting wonderful?

^Gorgeous envelope and letter received from a reader named Cari.

^Another lovely envelope and letter received from a reader in the UK named Shona.

^Turns out Miss Micaela was my partner for the 'simple somethings' swap via Coeur De La. I LOVED everything Micaela and am so happy to have had you as my partner. The little '&' sits on my shelf until it has to be packed away and the chocolate came just in time for Aunt Flow's visit. :P

^Reply letter to Miss Jennie in one of my last Paris envelopes.

^Letter in thanks to Miss Shona using canceled Australian stamps as decoration.

^Two postcards to the lovely Miss Post Muse.

^Little note to Miss Kay using very fragile mullberry paper. I hope these envelopes make it through the postal machinery!

^My part in Megan's 'stationery swap'.

^Reply letter to the delightful Misthian.

^Belated birthday card to Micaela.

^Letter in response to my dear friend Kaylyn.

^Really long letter to Sir Chris using mullberry paper. I hope it doesn't get ripped and all the pages fall out! :[

^Reply letter to a colorful reader.
Oh my goodness, that was a crazy-long post; my hands are tired! Hope I didn't bore you too much with my Academy Awards recaps; unfortunately I'm one of the few people around that isn't a part of Hollywood and still loves the brilliance and beauty of the Oscars and every single moment, not just the big acting ones. Some of you have written to me concerning not being too interested in them but caring enough about my writing to go ahead and read what I have to say. Which, really, means soooooo much and I thank you for even glancing. I know I'm an odd-ball and probably enjoy awards season and the Oscar telecast too much, but hey, I'd rather be dorky about something like this than anything else honestly. :P :] Thank you again, all you who read and or comment, I love you all tremendously.
- L
EDIT: Apparently this is a REALLY long post and takes up the entire home-page. Sorry!


  1. I think your post and Oscar geekyness is really cute. And your letters are so creative and amazing, I can't wait for you to get the one I mailed you this week so I can get one back ;) I hope you enjoy it. I found your blog on the Missive Maven but I was actually already going to write you because of your post on We Love Snail Mail- it's a small letter writing world I guess!

  2. awww yay! i'm glad you liked the little something mail. :) and yes, chocolate is perfect for that time, agreed! i'm PMSing bad and cant get enough of home cooked meals :) i can't believe how fast 10 days goes.. i'm flying back to VA tuesday. I can't wait to get your belated birthday card :) i love all the outgoing/incoming posts you do! again, you've inspired me. xoxo

  3. like i said i got your letter and will write soon yay


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