Busy, busy, busy around here. Monday has apparently transported all the way to Tuesday. Which means I am writing this on Monday, so the time references are weird. Please ignore.
Keely is the host of Random Tuesdays. I think. It's been a while since I did one of these.
Buddy is off to New York to do some work on something technical there. I don't like the New York people he works with. They are ridiculously rude. It doesn't usually bother Buddy at all, but my Mama Bear hackles go up when I hear what he puts up with from them. I couldn't do it.
Friday and Saturday I was in Grand Rapids, MI for the Michigan Science Teachers Association annual conference. I went to some sessions, some of which were fascinating, all of which I found useful. My friend, Susan, who had done some work consulting for us at The Henry Ford last summer, was presented with an award, and she invited me to be her "date" for the awards luncheon. It was really inspiring to be with these teachers and hear their stories, and their dedication to teaching and learning.
Almost made me want to go back to the classroom. But not really.
While I was gone, Buddy went to see Black Swan, and informed me I would NOT have liked it. I have no trouble believing that at all. It brought his total of Best Picture viewings to 9 out of 10. We both agreed that we didn't want to see 127 Hours. I nearly fainted last night when I saw a tiny clip of James Franco in the movie, the scene where he falls and gets pinned by his arm. I had to put my head between my knees to keep from being sick.
Does anyone else think James Franco looked like he had sparked one up before the show last night? I was very happy for Melissa Leo, whom I have loved since her days on Homicide, and I also correctly predicted Best Picture, Best Actor in a Lead Role, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Big surprise of the night was Randy Newman's win, which was delightful, as we are big fans, but...it's not his best song. Neither was the other one he won for, from Monsters, Inc. The songs from Toy Story, and When She Loved Me from Toy Story 2 were both better, and his BEST film song, That'll Do, from Babe: Pig in the City, should have won, but didn't. It was nice to see him beat Alan Menken, though. And I liked the song from 127 Hours, though I won't see the film!
Hey, guess what? I need another root canal! How exciting is that?
Somebody, please shoot me now. I used the very long Oscar broadcast last night to complete our state and federal taxes. At least the refund we are getting from the IRS will cover the cost of it. And several other things, including our trip to Florida in 25 days! SO excited about that. I really need some sunshine.
Ed: Although I am employed by The Henry Ford, this post, in now way, reflects the opinions of The Henry Ford.