on a lighter note, the oscars!
dave was visiting a friend of his who recently accepted a faculty position at UNC. while he was "working" on a collaboration this weekend down in the sunny/warm south, i was here. thus, i was very much looking forward to the oscars to interrupt the boredom.
i was able to find live red carpet coverage on the internet and settled in to watch. unfortunately, my take home feeling was that this was the worst year for dresses since fashion became a focal point of the event (back in the 1990s). before that time, i cant really fault people for some of their wacky dress choices. this year, i found there were too many ruffles or pleats, too much avant-garde design, and/or the dress colors were too washed out (pale pinks, peachs, golds, and blues).
this was made worse, in my opinion, by the fact that all the live commentating i was finding was nothing but positive. since when does that happen? ugly dresses were called "edgy" or "unique" or they would simply skim over the dress and say that "her jewelry choice was perfect." get out of here. biased media has even crossed over to entertainment "reporting." stop trying to get in sarah jessica parker, j.lo, and vera farmigas pants!! ack. pull the claws out please, i mean, usually being catty is unnecessary, but some of those dresses were asking for it. in the end, i knew it was bad that i actually thought demi moore and miley cyrus were looking good. ugh, what a night. and to top it off, i couldnt find a live feed to watch the actual oscars. i have resisted youtubing the parts of the night that were most talked about because i want to find the thing posted somewhere in full length. anyone got any suggestions?