Monday, February 26, 2007

It rained a lot, and Reese looked fabulous

Saturday night I drove back from Memphis in a driving rain, with eighteen-wheelers blowing our doors off every so often. It's difficult to explain to anyone who doesn't live here (or farther south) what a good southern thunderstorm is like. (I have only been in one stronger thunderstorm - in Kansas City - if you don't count hurricanes and tropical storms.) The rain hits your windshield like rocks and even the fastest wiper setting isn't fast enough to keep it clear. When a truck passes you like that, you kind of have to steady your nerves and pray you won't accidentally jerk the car off the road. It's like driving in someone's wake. It doesn't rain that hard very often, but when it does, it makes an impression. And once it's warmer we'll have the added benefits of thunder so loud that it scares you to hear it - it's loud, echoey, rumbles around and around, and you can't believe it's not going to KNOCK THE APARTMENT DOWN RIGHT NOW. This is the worst at night, when you lay in bed and hear this godawful sound outside and no matter how hard you try you can't sleep anymore because it scared you awake. And tornadoes. Which stink. (Understatement.) It was a nerve-wracking few hours, not to mention the part of my meeting where I had to talk over very very loud thunder. But...went to Pottery Barn Outlet! Went to Rendezvous! (bbq) It was fun!

Oscars: Go Helen Mirren! She looked fabulous. So did Penelope Cruz - those two had my favorite dresses. Little Miss Sunshine looked perfect, too, and Will Smith's son couldn't have been more fun, gracious or poised. Oh, and the editing lady who won for The Departed? I was skeptical at first about that bolero but she knew how good it would look on stage when it was just a waist up shot. Fabulous! I didn't like Gwenyth Paltrow's dress (or Beyonce's), Cameron Diaz looked silly to me at first but great on stage, Jennifer Hudson looked amazing after she took off that silver collar thingie, Reese Witherspoon remains in her own fabulous fashion category with Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and a few others who always look divine, Kirsten Dunst looked amazing but her dress was a tad too big. Reese Witherspoon looked fantastic as well. As for the guys...nobody makes a tux look better than George Clooney. He is old skool. (Except maybe Clive Owen...if a guy is dark-haired, scruffy and has some Irish in his background somewhere, chances are I'll like him.)

I made another Calorimetry this weekend.


Blogger Betty said...

I liked Nicole Kidman's dress the most, except for that crazy shoulder poof. That ruined an otherwise fabu dress.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Tala said...

Mmmmm...Clive Owen. Gosh, he's yummy!

12:57 PM  

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