The best Oscars 2012 gowns, or worst depending on how you look at it

The best Oscars 2012 gowns, or worst depending on how you look at it

As usual, I just scroll through the Red Carpet gowns to see what anybody who is anybody is wearing to the Oscars this year. I don’t have the patience to sit through the entire show. Earlier, I tweeted “Looking very hard but not seeing any gowns to rave about. How about you?” and someone tweeted back that she “loved Gwyneth Paltrow’s”.

So let’s start with Gwyneth’s gown… I love it too except it would look a lot less like what Darth Vader might wear to his wedding if she would just drop that cape! The gown is pretty enough on its own, and with a body like that, she sure as heck don’t need a cape.

So what’s up with Angelina Jolie’s leg? It looks broken totally weird and out of place here, and in a few other pictures. Could it be a case of trying too hard to flaunt a knobbly knee, you think 🙄 ?

And if Sandra Bullock’s dress is somewhat oversized, …

… then surely J Lo’s dress is so tight it sorta got ripped at the neckline and sleeves. Heard she had an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction ala Janet Jackson. Nice concept of a Cleopatra-ish dress but… if you would just zip it up a little, then maybe things won’t fall out, ya know?

So we’re left with Cameron Diaz who, we-ell, looks reasonably good in her Gucci.

So where have all the good gowns gone?

There’s something about books

There's something about books

My brood of bookworms grew up reading books. I’m so glad.


One of the treasures in our library

Well, if you’ve noticed, for some time now, books are being slowly but surely replaced by the Kindles and the iPads and the e-readers. I’m not sure I like the idea. Somehow a book doesn’t feel like a book when it’s a bunch of words on a cold, hard screen.

It’s just not the same.

With a book, you come to the last paragraph on a page and your fingers are eagerly twitching to turn the page. The excitement is at your fingertips followed by the familiar rustle of the turning page. Not if you’re reading from a screen!

With a book, you can curl up like a foetus on the sofa or the bed and bury your face in the soft pages. With a screen, um, not so much!

With a book, there’s that challenge to remember the page number you stop at (if you’re stubborn like me and refuse to use a bookmark). And if you can’t remember the page number, having to flip through the pages to find your spot really isn’t so bad. With a screen, I don’t know.

A book, yellowed and worn with age, is like an antique, a true treasure to be passed down through the generations. As you flip the pages and cast your eyes on those well-worn words, it’s like taking a trip through time, living the story that others before you have lived in another place, another time. That, in itself, is a priceless adventure.

How do you feel about books?

Weekend wrap and pseudo-wisdom

  1. Past, present, future aren’t the only tenses in the English language. What can you do with 3 tenses seriously?
  2. A loaf of bread for 35 bucks. Wouldn’t’ve believed it if I hadn’t see it with my own eyes. Is it made of gold powder?
  3. Pixie haircuts are for those with flawless bone structures and facial features. Like Emma Watson 😉 .
  4. Badminton and soccer are for girls. Bring on the Super Bowl!
  5. Fascinated by Sweet Serendipity. Whenever I hear it in the car, I recognize it instantly. Don’t know the guy but love the video and the song. So upbeat, so good for the soul.

going bananas

Can’t think what to write 😆 . Guess those bananas didn’t help, huh? Skye told me they’re brain food so I thought surely they will send a blog idea straight to me…. *waiting*

this mom’s favorite song

Currently… “I gotta feeling” by Black-eyed Peas.

Used to be… “Isn’t a wonder?” by Boyzone.

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