Sunday, April 13, 2014

I Wish I Were A Braverman

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I've spent the past two weeks watching every episode of every season of Parenthood.  I very sadly, finished the last one today so I am caught up and can watch the new episode on Thursday. I'll hate only seeing one episode at a time and waiting all summer for the new season. It's been a joy to watch the past four plus seasons back to back.

I love this show. I swear every episode made me laugh and also made me cry. Sometimes it was happy cry and sometimes, sad. But it was wonderful. So wonderful.

I'm sure anyone who watches this program wishes they were a Braverman. Me too. What I would give for the love and support that family has for each other. I cried my eyes out when Sarah, Adam and Crosby each came to Julia's house to help her not be lonely when Joel moved out. I adore Amber and Drew. Their relationship is perfect! He is growing up to be quite the cutie.

Then there is Kristina. She is my idol. Not only would I love to look like her, but to be as strong and graceful! Gosh I love her.  And Zeek. I've always loved Craig T Nelson. He's perfect as the patriarch of the family. Every single time he calls one of his grand-kids, "Grandson" or "Granddaughter" I melt. I am so enchanted by that.  As for Camille. I like her, but mostly I'm mad at her for always wanting more. I wish she could see the beauty in her family and her home (that is now sold because of her) and be content. What I would give for what she has!

I want Joel to come around and see what he's doing by leaving his marriage. He's so confused and the whole story line doesn't make sense. The sad thing is Julia is going to be fine...happy even if he doesn't. So he'd better hurry if he wants to jump back into her life. Either way, it's going to be okay.

Oh, and by the way. I am rooting for Hank. 

I wish I were a Braverman. I have a lovely family. I have four siblings who love me and support me the best they can. But I'll be honest. I need so much more. It's just that they don't have more to give. I have all they can spare. But I need a Sarah, or Kristina or Julia. I need a Zeek. I need an Adam and Crosby. I need someone to come to my house to help me feel less lonely.

I need a life.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rest In Peace

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The day is almost over, and I totally forgot it is the anniversary of Andy Gibb's death. I didn't get to mourn all day like I usually do, darn it. Tomorrow. Tomorrow I will mourn for you, Andy.

The teeny bopper inside me still misses you. When the time comes for me to pass on, I will come find you, I swear.

Until then Andy, I miss you.

1958 - 1988

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Golden Globes 2014 Red Carpet

 Before you read my post I feel like i need to say that it looked normal when I was writing it. I have no clue why there is so much space between names, comments and photos. I really did try to fix it, but it just made everything worse. I'm sorry.

My gosh I love the red carpets before award shows! The awards Not so much. But I adore seeing the stars parade down the carpet, looking their best.

 Some of them think they're so hot (hello Matthew McConaughey and Amy Adams).

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 And, some of them you can tell just feel pretty...

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Lupita Nyong'O

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Kaley Cuoco

There there are those who are just there because they have to be, Kevin Bacon and Aaron Eckhart. (It's always the guys...they never want to do anything)

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The whole family looks nice. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's daughter Sosie is this years Miss Golden Globe.

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Wonder what Aaron Eckhart is thinking about??

Now for my favorite dresses of the night.

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  I adored Emma Watson choice. I'm disappointed I couldn't find a picture from the back to go along with this one of the front...nevermind! Lanie found one for me.  It is a full length dress over black leggings. The back is incredible but I think only a tiny body like hers would look good in it. It is fresh and youthful and I adore it.

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 I also love Elisabeth Moss's dress. I find the pattern to be interesting and love the darker colors. I especially love the length; long in the back with the shoes showing in the front.  Besides her dress, I just really enjoy her. I think she's fun and unexpected. On E! Red Carpet show, she flipped off the camera in the mani-cam. I wonder how many stars have wanted to do it, but she actually dared. So fun.

There were a few pregnant women on the red carpet tonight. My three favorites were Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde.
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First Drew.  I wasn't crazy about her dress. I felt it looked like a valentine gone wrong. However, I love Drew and she seems so happy so it's easy to overlook the fashion. She said she tried on a few others but felt most comfortable in that one. Hey. When you're pregnant comfort comes first. I has to.

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Next, Kerry Washington.  She is so elegant and beautiful in everything she wears and also in everything she does. This lady is class to the core.

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Finally, Olivia Wilde. It's a nice dress. Whatever.

Let's finish off with those I didn't care for so much. This year they were dresses worn by Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and Lena Dunham.

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I'm sorry but as much as I love her, I don't love Sandra's dress. I do however, love that it's different and that she took a chance. It's not ugly, it's just not great.

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Julia's dress is my least favorite of the night. I do like the components seperately, I just don't care for them all together. I love that I can't see a baby bump as all the gossip sites have been guessing she's pregnant.

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Lena Dunham. Okay. Truth time. I do not hate this dress. The color is a bit bright, but that's kind of the charm. I think it's a nice dress, but she isn't wearing it well. She looks uncomfortable. I'm thinking she could have made a better choice.

Final thoughts. I love Jimmy Fallon so much! I was happy to see him there tonight.  Johnny Depp looked almost normal. That was nice. Tom Hanks is such a good sport. In so many winners acceptance speeches the words, "I was not expecting this' were uttered...OH PLEASE! Shut up.  I thought Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were super hosts!

That's my opinion, for what it's worth. I can hardly wait for the Oscars!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sandy Hook: "Evil did not win."

I just watched this video and still have tears in my eyes from the pain and the joy of it. What happened was horrific, Unthinkable. But I am so grateful for this mom who could see past the pain she feels and share hope with all of us.

I don't ever want to forget the lesson I learned today so I'm putting the video here. I hope it touches you like it did me.

Monday, November 25, 2013

My Best Friends Wedding

 photo bestwedding.jpg I just finished watching My Best Friend's Wedding for the first time ever. I've seen bits and pieces a dozen times before but never, until tonight, have I seen the entire movie start to finish. I'm kinda surprised how much I enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed when Cameron Diaz sang at the karaoke bar. Sadly, it sounded exactly like if I had sang myself.

I love Dermot Mulroney and it's all I'm saying about that.

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 But what really struck me were the telephones! Holy cow! Julia Roberts cell phone was as big as a loaf of bread!  I remember when the flip phones like the one she used was so cool!  Honestly, cell phones haven't been around that long, but they've certainly come a long way. I can't imagine tugging that hunk of phone around in my purse. There wouldn't be room for a wallet, or anything else for that matter.

I wonder what they will look like in another fifteen years.