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A FIVE HOUR CHAT
3 March 2014
There was a time long, long ago when I used to do internet chats, mostly with my friend Ron, and then Peggy and I began our friendship chatting over Africam photos. But lately I haven't done any chatting, except for once, in 2012 when I happened to catch my friend Jennifer, in Colorado, watching the Oscars when I was and we began to chat. That was fun. We didn't get together on Oscar night 2013, but tonight we started chatting on the red carpet and we chatted for a total of about 5 hours while we watched and commented on all the Oscar festivities. She fed her daughter, Annagrace during ourchat. I fed the dog, cooked dinner, and ate dinner with my iPad next to me to continue the chat while we continued to watch.
I'm going to cut out all the red carpet comments and condense the oscar chat part, but this is pretty much how our conversation went tonight. Jennifer's comments will be on the left, and mine on the right, just like they looked on my iPad. Walt and I had seen Dallas Buyers' Club this afternoon, as one of our free Roku movies but that was the only movie I had seen; Jennifer, who has been pregnant for most of 2013 and then had a newborn to take care of, hadn't seen any either, so we had no "informed" opinions.
As the show started, I started the conversation.
Those Oscars [decorating the stage] look like chessmen
Absolutely! I love Jim Carrey's suit. Shiney <g>
Aside: Throughout the evening, nobody was
interrupted in giving their
[Great Gatsby wins for costumes]
[as Harrison Ford came on a presenter]
I always think of him more from Air Force One.
For me it's still allStar Wars -- the good ones, not the crappy ones.
[as Kim Novak, who is 81 yrs old, enters]
Sally Fields looks great, though.
I was just thinking the same thing. I love her dress.
[Kate Hudson comes on as a presenter]
Tape. Lots and lots of tape.
At this point Host Ellen Degeneres is in the
Now I want pizza.
I forget which award was won by a couple who
[Angelina Jolie is pointed out in the audience]
No idea, actually. It's a great question.
[They show Brad Pitt in the audience]
I was thinking about that earlier when they showed him with his kid.
Being a Dad will do that to you.
It's funny how your whole perspective changes and your priorities.
Ellen takes a group picture and tweets it.
[Lupita Nyongo wins Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a
Only people with pigment in their skin tone can wear that color well. She looks great.
And she's classy too
[They start a salute to the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz]
I was wondering that.
[Then they introduce all three of Judy Garland's children]
Pink starts singing "Over the Rainbow" while
I love Pink.
I love Judy. This is so cool!
Not who I would have expected to sing a tribute, but she's rocking.
Pizza is served. Very funny, handing it
Glenn Close introduces the In Memoriam montage.
Then Bette Midler sings "Wind Beneath My Wings"
This song makes me sad. The movie killed me.
Oh God, this song gets me every time.
[Goldie Hawn comes on as a presenter--I don't remember for what but
apparently I had guessed it]
Lotta surgery. I hate it when a beautiful woman does that to
[Idina Menzel comes on to sing nominated song from Frozen]
She's to you what Judy Garland was to me.
[Angelina Jolie comes on with Sidney Poitier]
Yeah, she's never really done much for me but almost all of my
[Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor -- we chose the best movie to
watch this afternoon!]
[OK. McConaughey's speech was the longest and did go
then the biggie.
A good choice, I suspect.
I think I'm happy with all the awards. A good night tonight.
This was fun. I'm glad you were here to share it with.
Me too. Thanks!
And so the 5 hour chat finally ended
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