It’s been a rainy, slow Sunday around here, which has really made me feel the Sundays that much more. And tomorrow is a holiday and everything! Luckily, the Golden Globes are tonight. They are my favorite awards show, because they’re more like a party than a ceremony, and this year Ricky Gervais is hosting, which should make it even better. I have written here before about how I never see movies anymore—and I used to go once a week, minimum—but this weekend I did try to do a little catching up. First was 500 Days of Summer, which I just liked SO much that I think I will have to buy it. I am such a nerd that I already got the soundtrack from iTunes and am listening to it as I write this. It’s just rare that a movie can be so unique these days: the way the story was told, the characters, the entire idea wasn’t something I’ve seen in movies a million times before. Also, the fact that Minka Kelly from Friday Night Lights appears at a crucial moment won me over, even if nothing else would have. She is, hands down, the prettiest actress I’ve seen in ages. And her name is Minka! Can you even imagine?
Anyway, after 500 Days, I watched The Proposal, which I also very much liked. I have always been a Ryan Reynolds fan (ever since Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: anybody else remember that show?) and I’ve been hoping and hoping for him to break through in a big way. With this movie, it happened. Plus, how can you not love Sandra Bullock, even when she’s playing a not-so-nice person? You just can’t. Finally, last night on HBO we watched Yes Man, which was also very cute and also featured Zooey Deschanel, which meant in two days I got a double dose of her cutesy smile and adorable vintage outfits. It is clearly a Zooey Deschanel world, and we just live in it. Unless you’re Minka Kelly, in which you get a world as well.
The other thing about the Globes that’s fun is that is honors movies AND TV, which makes it that much more interesting. This year, every single one of the shows nominated for best comedy or musical is a show I watch and love: 30 Rock, Entourage, Glee, The Office and Modern Family. How am I even supposed to pull for anyone? Ditto for the best actress in a comedy, where I have to pick between Courteney Cox in Cougartown and Lea Michele from Glee. The only clear pick for me? Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester as Best Supporting actress in Glee. If she doesn’t win, I will throw the remote at the TV. Or at least, in that general direction. Or maybe just curse the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. You get the idea.
Okay, I’m being paged from the playroom to come play with the HUGE bucket of PlayDoh and tools my daughter received as a belated Christmas present this weekend. It has 20 cans of doh and 45 tools. It’s like the pinnacle of clutter makers. You can only imagine. But still, so fun.
Have a great night, everyone!