While watching the Miss America pageant no longer makes us want to be among the company of 18 year olds (of appropriately evenly distributed ethnic backgrounds) with spray tans and bikinis, the Academy Awards will and always will make us want to be a movie star! We wanted to love our girl Anne Hathaway (classiest young star by far), but we have to say, her hosting with James Franco was kind of awkward. First of all, James seemed to have the charm of an 8th grade boy at Sunday lunch with his grandparents, and Anne was just a little too giddy. Eek. We still love her though, and she looked gorgeous (and really, who cares if you don’t do a great job if you look gorgeous).
Favorite dresses of the evening were Sandra (so classic and tasteful) and Cate Blanchett (love the structure and the little risk!). Also loved Gwyneth. Our worst was Scarlett (when will these people learn that the Oscars is not a place for patterned flower fabrics?!). What did you love / hate?
Thank you for your patience while we were on our sabbatical to find our internet personality. Many of you know that the sabbatical was provoked by a fear that we were putting a little too much out there into cyberspace (a few to many instances of “ooh nice to meet you…I think I’ve read your blog. Do you ever get embarrassed…what do guys think about it…??”). After much consideration (and aided by new music from Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne, and Lady Gaga), we’ve decided, you know what – we don’t really care. Plus, the damage is probably already done. And we missed you!!
So, let’s spare ourselves the tearful reunion and get back to business. Two months until Lady Gaga comes to Atlanta. She tells us that we’re “Born This Way,” and we’re pretty sure that emum would say that the image of the boots purchased for said concert are not what she had in mind during childbirth. But since we’re all celebrating Lady Gaga and new beginnings, let’s get real about April 18th at the Gwinnett Center. What song are you (or would you) be the most excited to hear?? xoxo, elaney
emum: ”elaney, Betta (egrandmum) and I went to hear a speaker at lunch today. She wrote a book about 5 things to live by, things like ‘Dream Big,’ ‘Believe You Can Do Anything,’ and ‘Shoot for the Stars.’ I just kept thinking, you should be writing that book!!”
elaney: ”Thanks, Mom, but I’m not sure how America would react to my current set of beliefs, ‘Dream in Moderation,’ ‘Appropriately Manage Your Children’s Expectations About Life,’ and ‘Find Joy in the Moment (Even if Most Moments You Want to Bang Your Head Against the Wall).’”
emum: [giggles] “Well, I don’t know about that, but I do want you to know that one day you wake up and you’re 50. That’s just how it happens. And if there is something that you really want to do, you need to do it now.”
1. emum might be wrong about tattoos
2. It’s better to be on the aggressive side than the shy side.
3. Smart gets you no where.
4. When in doubt, make out.
5. Say things like, “I’m so afraid, will you protect me?” whenever you have the chance. Can be a light rain – level of danger not relevant.
6. If things get tense, start crying.
7. Coming across like a total nutjob is not a huge deal; if anything, it can be seen as attractive.
8. It’s okay to say “I love you” after two dates when your boyfriend is dating other women.
9. You probably should be threatened by the trashy single mom hitting on your boyfriend.
10. Don’t try to play hard to get unless you tell him that you are playing hard to get so that he’s not confused.