Unexpected bonus of being snowed in for a second straight day, my class cancelled: I got to watch the announcement of the Oscar Nominations. There were, as always, a few surprises. First, Cold Mountain wasn’t nominated for Best Picture, nor was Nicole Kidman mentioned for Best Actress. Big Fish wasn’t nominated at all, which really shocked me. Lord of the Rings was nominated for just about everything. I think Renee is probably a lock for Supporting actress, but the rest could go any way. That’s what I love about the Oscars. And they’re even early this year!

Since this is my third straight day at home—I didn’t go out on Sunday, either, as the bad weather was rolling in—-I’m starting to feel a little stir crazy. Not like Jack Nicholson in The Shining—the scariest movie ever—but give me another day or so and I think I could get there. It’s not supposed to get warm enough today to thaw or melt anything, so tomorrow might be the day I finally get to emerge. And by then, the week with be half over. I have to say, though, that it’s sort of nice to have a good excuse to not do much. It’s not like I COULD run errands, even if I wanted to. Right? So I might as well make brownies and watch Pirates of the Carribbean on pay per view. I mean, what else am I going to do?

have a good day everyone….