And The Oscar Goes To…

Black Yellow Simple Oscar Invitation

I don’t tend to watch live TV anymore and with the exception of baseball, I’m more of a pay $6 a month for Hulu and binge watch my shows months after they debuted. That whole ‘waiting next week for the cliff hanger to be solved’ is for the birds. Building on that confession, I also don’t tend to watch new movies. There was a stretch of time in high school and college where my friends and I LIVED at the movie theaters, but as of the last 10 years, I could take it or leave and more than likely wait until its on Netflix. 

There is one star studded exception to this sad declaration, once a year I adjust my apathy for TV and movies and I tune into the Oscars. Now, Ive obviously not seen every telecast in my 32 years of life, I was born at the end of 87’ (shout out to all my scorpios out there…) which means I can’t even start counting until 1988 and even then its not like I was tuning in from my bassinet. I do however have very early memories of watching the award show with my Mom long before I really even understood what was going on. Pretty dresses, funny skits with jokes I don’t understand? Sign me up!


Mom always treated the Oscars like most treat the Super Bowl…we had a special meal, she would buy the fun grape juice in ‘wine bottles’ (we were classy and sophisticated people) and I would make my predictions based on no real research or knowledge as the presenter was reading the nominees live.

As I got older and we got cable for the first time my moms enthusiasm for the event wained, but I carried on the tradition on my own in my bedroom on my 13 inch black and white TV with my stuffed animals. (I clearly had a smashing social life as a child…) Again, about 95% of the movies I had never seen so my predictions were merely guesses, but I recognized the people, understood more of the jokes in the monologue and who doesn’t love watching the glitzy gowns coming down the Red Carpet and then seeing them a week later on the “best or worse dressed” lists in my moms National Enquirer magazine…(see, I told you we were a classy bunch…) 

Now, if you are thinking the rest of this post is going to be a detailed guide on tonights Oscars, you are about to be sadly disappointed. My Life has been crazy as of late and to be honest, I almost forgot the Oscars were tonight, further more, I had no idea who the nominees were and just like usual, I have only seen Four movies mentioned out of all the possible categories. (Toy Story 4, Lion King, Little Women & Judy if your wondering..) Sooo, I will be reverting back to the old days and making blind guesses on a ballot I looked up this morning. As for the fancy meal and sparkly grape juice? We’ll, my husband is out of town for work and I don’t want to cook or go to the store, so its a tuna fish sandwich and Ice Tea for me (obviously my class level hasn’t increased over the years).


My “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe” ballot will be included below for your amusement and as an added bonus, I vow to rent and watch what ever movie wins best picture tonight (if it is available) and give my honest review on here with in a few days. Its been a long minute since I’ve fumbled around a movie review, why not make my comeback be awkwardly ripping apart a newly crowned beloved title. 

Keep score with me and tell me who you think is a shoe in for an Oscar or at the very least who has the best shoes in the comments below!


Jennifers Blind Guesses..

Published by Jennifer Shidler

I am a Hoosier at heart who has moved to the heart of Texas with my husband Matthew, our cats Rowdy & Mosby and our dogs Lucy & Wrigley. Matthew is a Chief Flight instructor at a flight school in Austin and I care for my mother full time and write random thoughts and posts in between. I started writing this blog as a way to keep people back home updated on our lives here in Texas, and has turned into a way to relax, think and to make others laugh!

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