Today, today.

Just going to start off with a Tosh.0 quote to get things moving.  I really do look forward to Tuesday evenings at 10 p.m. to watch this dork-turned-talk-show-host make commentary on the ridiculous videos that youtube has to offer.

Is he a flaming racist and extremely sexist?  Absolutely, but at least he hits all races/sexes/types of people to keep it fair.

“Women can do anything that men can do. Except math, chess, running, jumping, lifting stuff, fixing things, making money, hockey, surfing, driving, making decisions, being tall, taking out the garbage, tipping, fishing, being funny on purpose, reading a map, listening to good bands, writing, running the country, overseeing standards and practices, inventing anything important, or being fun to hang out with.”

Well, I caught up on the DVR last night and realized how much I love myself a bad TV show.  Or even a bad movie.  I heard this saying comparing bad things to pizza.  Even when pizza’s bad, it’s still kinda good.  That is how I feel about movies and TV shows.

I can’t bear to watch the Academy Awards show in its entirety, but love to read the mags the next week with all the ugly/gorgeous dresses and who won what award (so I know which movies NOT to see.)  It always seems that the movies that win the most awards turn out to be my least favorite movies of the year.

For instance the Hurt Locker and Black Swan.  Can’t even get started on either of those.

So this year I decided to predict the winners in every category (that the network will actually televise.)  Here they are, let’s check back later in Feb and see how I did.  My winners will be in the color green because green means go.  And it also means money, which these actors will be getting more of as soon as they win.

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception”
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King’s Speech”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • “True Grit”
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh


  • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” Wally Pfister
  • “The King’s Speech” Danny Cohen
  • “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
  • “True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
  • “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
  • “The King’s Speech” Jenny Beavan
  • “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
  • “True Grit” Mary Zophres


  • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
  • “The Fighter” David O. Russell
  • “The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper
  • “The Social Network” David Fincher
  • “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Film Editing

  • “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
  • “The Fighter” Pamela Martin
  • “The King’s Speech” Tariq Anwar
  • “127 Hours” Jon Harris
  • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Music (Original Score)

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
  • “Inception” Hans Zimmer
  • “The King’s Speech” Alexandre Desplat
  • “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
  • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)

  • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
  • “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
  • “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
  • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
  • “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Visual Effects

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
  • “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
  • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
  • “Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

I haven’t even seen half of these movies, but this is my humble opinion.

So I got to thinking about Valentines Day today.  February really came out of no where!  This year, I am spending the holiday with my two favorite men; my nephews McKinley (2) and Kodi (6).  People always freak out about this holiday.  All the bitter folk will claim that it’s a “Hallmark Holiday,” made up for the sole purpose of boosting greeting card sales.  The hopeless romantics will put so much pressure on the day, that it will turn out nothing like they’ve expected and end in disappointment like New Year’s Eve.

Regardless, I think it’s interesting how the color of roses has come to mean many different things!  In case you are unfamiliar, here is the breakdown via a VERY reliable, legit, rainbow-colored website called

Black Roses signify Death (aduh)
Coral Rose conveys desire (noted.)
Lavender Roses symbolize love at first sight and enhancement these exist?
Orange Roses indicate enthusiasm, desire and fascination
Pink (Deep) says Thank You  ok but be careful.  Because a shade lighter and all of a sudden you have a sweet gladness for the person.
Pink (Light) Rose conveys admiration, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy and sweetness see?
Pink Rose carry the message of happiness, gracefulness and gentleness
Red Roses symbolize sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion 
Red (Dark) Rose reveals unconscious beauty
Red (Single) means “I Love You”
Red & White Roses together signify unity
Single Rose in any color expresses simplicity and gratitude
White Roses express Purity/heavenly, secrecy, silence, innocence and charm
White (Bridal) Rose symbolizes a happy love
Yellow Rose with Red Tip indicates friendship falling in Love

So please take these important rules into consideration when selecting roses. 

Anyway, We’ve always said that my friend Jay looks like Todd from Wedding Crashers.  Finally, after all these years of anticipation, he has put his picture next to Todd’s.  You guys be the judge.


I’ll leave you with some music from American Idol season 3 finalist Jon Peter Lewis

Jon Peter Lewis – If You Dont Mean It

xoxo shu

P.S.  My friend Sandy at work introduced me to a new blog mainly centered around healthy eating and an active lifestyle.  I def love how she fell into the blogging world and now it is her full time job!

You must check out:

If anyone has any other suggestions for new and fun blogs to read, I’m always looking for more 🙂


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