February 22, 2009: Screw the Oscars. Enjoy the Dogs Instead.
Well, I had intended to turn this blog over to Baron Destructo and Cookie Monster for their annual Oscar Selection Show but, alas, both were caught by surprise when the Academy suddenly announced they were telecasting the awards tonight! Unfortunately, of the numerous Oscar contenders, Cookie Monster and the Baron only watched a grand total of two: The Wrestler and Slumdog Millionaire. They were meaning to get around to The Strange Case of Benjamin Button but those who had survived the experience suggested setting aside a good two days to get through it. Longer, of course, is always better, especially when it comes to movies (q.v. Meet Joe Black), but since neither of them actually watched the movie, they told me to tell you to tell the Academy to just go ahead and give the Best Picture Oscar to Slumgdog which all agreed was pretty damn good.
So instead of Oscar picks, how about some dog pics? Yesterday, Jelly, Maximus, Bubba, and Lulu were soaking up the sun – squeezed into square of sunlight cast through the front door window on the foyer. Eventually, I got the hint and took them all out for their respective walks. And then it was downstairs to the theatre room where we enjoyed a quiet evening of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nighmares.
Well, as expected, this blog has received enough questions to keep Amanda busy well into 2010. But since, last I heard, she had plans between now and the end of the year, I’ll be wrapping up the “fan questions” portion of this Q&A tonight. Any questions posted after tonight, alas, won’t make the cut. Tomorrow, I’ll gather up what we have, trim the roster down to more manageable size, and send them her way.
Speaking of Q&A’s, author David Louis Edelman will be dropping by this week to field fan/reader questions about his book, Infoquake. If you’ve read it, let’s hear your thoughts starting tomorrow.
Tomorrow, we’re back on the lot as we hit Icarus Base. And the official announcement on our female cast members? I’m pretty darn sure it’ll happen this week.