Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscars Shmoscars

As much as I love Friday's and the weekends...I really love Mondays. By Monday I'm ready for kids to go back to school..husband back to work. I love my quiet time with the baby and to get the house back to order. I always have big plans for the week ahead. This past Friday the kids didn't have school...teacher professional day...don't get me started on that. Anyway, I took the kids to see Alice and Wonderland. I swear to you it cost more for the popcorn and drinks then the actual movie tickets. Of course, within the first 5 min. of the movie showing, the baby started to cry so I had to leave. It wasn't that bad....I spent my hour and a half at the bookstore!

These are the books on my bedside table right now. Don't you just love having a stack of books for you waiting to read? So, the 7 Habits book I've had for a few years. I read it a while back and love it. I go back to it quite a bit. It pretty much just stays on my bedside table.  The other 4 are my new books. I just started Last child in the Woods and I'm loving it too.

The Oscars are on as I write tonight. I really have no interest in them. Maybe it's because I haven't seen any of the movies that are up for an award....I can't tell you the last movie I saw...besides the 5 min. of Alice and Wonderland on Friday. Wait, the last movie Steve and I saw was that one with the girl from Titanic...Kate something. The Reader..that's it. It was good but the best part about it was that Steve and I saw it at this great old movie theatre...we sat up in the balcony. It was really neat.

I'm just not into actors I guess. I think our society cares WAY too much about them. And I think they are paid WAY too much money to do what they do. For crying out loud, you don't even need a college degree to become one. If we paid our teachers and our service men and women HALF of what actors make...

Anyway, I really don't care what Sandra Bullock is wearing...I'd rather read my book.


  1. love your books! i am actually looking for the 7 habits of highly effective families right now:)

  2. Love the stack of books. Mere Christianity is one of my favorites. And Stephen Covey is always worth a refresher read. Let me know about Last Child in the Woods.
    I used to love the Oscars up until Tucker was born. Now I get the narcissistic crap, and I couldn't care less.
    And here's to a really productive Monday. I'm a Monday girl, just like you!
    p.s. Last time I commented on your blog, the word verification was "bostun." Chuckled under my breath at that one!

  3. OMG! I was just talking about this last night! We were up in Denver for Andrew's hockey game, then met our cousins for dinner at their house. Bev made sure she had the Oscars on TV for us, and I told her I could care less....let's talk, laugh and catch up instead!
    I explained to them how messed up our society has become when an actor gets $20 mil. for a movie, and teachers, cops and firefighters get $40 G. I also told them that at the turn of the century, actors were just slightly above prostitution in choosing a line of work!!

  4. Great post! I finished 2 books last week & enjoyed them thoroughly. I could not watch the Oscars~I was bored & thought it was a weird format! Watched for a few minutes, but that was all. I have the Stephen Covey book, as well. Will have to write down the others for my next trip to the library or bookstore:)

  5. Enjoy your book! Have a great week!!

  6. Pam,
    I could not agree with you more. I love movies, but I get so put off by many actors. Give me a book any day, and I am a happy girl!

  7. I just saw 'Little Bee' at the bookstore - I didn't buy it because I have way too many unread books at the moment, but I want to read it sometime soon. It sounds really interesting.

  8. Oh Pam, you are singing my tune. I hate Hollywood!!!! What a bunch of liberal a--es!!!! I refuse to see most movies and never watch the Oscars...who cares? They are only important to themseves. Thanks for letting me rant. Now back to my books and blogs. xoxo Dianne