I watched the Academy Awards the other night and was pleased that I had stayed up past my 8:30 pm bedtime. No kidding-I do retire that early. The glitz, stars, speeches, humor...it was all very satisfying. I found myself proud to be in the Sandra Bullock and Demi Moore generation. All I can say is, "Way to represent, ladies!" They looked fabulous. I love movies, but I see most of my movies as they arrive on DVD. So, I regret to say that I hadn't seen most of the movies up for awards. I did see The Blind Side. I took my husband to see it in the hours following his lasik surgery. We needed a dark place where he could sleep before a followup appointment later in the day. Since we couldn't go home that quickly, it was a toss up between the movies and a hotel room. And....welll....I picked the movies. I shouldn't have picked that one. The football engaged him from the beginning, and he kept his eyes open the entire time. I don't think he could see if very well. As we were leaving, I said, "Tim McGraw did a pretty good job." My husband replied, "Was he in the movie?" Thank goodness no harm was done, and his vision is fine today. Or he says.
As I said, I don't see very many movies in the theater. I tend to spend more money on books than movie tickets. Why don't they have an Academy Awards type show for great new literature? I guess we just don't love to see authors all dressed up and thanking their loved ones for supporting their art. Which book or author would you nominate for 2009?