11:51: i cannot believe how late this year's show is running. they still have at least the four major awards - actor, actress, director, and movie - to give out, if not others, and they are twenty minutes long as it is. this could end up as some kind of record. and i'm not sure how much longer i can hang in. so who'll win? who cares!! good night and good luck.
10:58: it is eleven o'clock on a sunday night, i am on my fifth margarita, and celine dion is screeching in front of a giant oscar statue. thank the baby jesus for the mute button.
10:18: i am not amused by the dancer people. i am amused by the fact that the camera can't seem to focus on them correctly every time they come out to do their kitschy little human sculpture bit. and also, we keep clicking over to E!'s "THS: Curse of the Lottery." i'm sorry, but the trainwreck stupidity of these people who manage to blow $41 million dollars and whatnot is actually way more compelling than the Best Designer category.
oh, and i'm on my fourth margarita.
9:08: my go-to phrase for the evening thus far has been "whoop-ee-di-do." and not in a truly excited way.
7:57: i've been booted from the tv viewing area for a new episode of the simpsons. well, not booted necessarily, but i'm choosing the internet over the show, at least for now. is it me, or is it weird for the oscars to start at 8:30 instead of 8:00? what kind of major show starts on the half hour? bizarre.
7:41: daniel craig is still hot in a tuxedo. not that this is surprising in any way. and queen latifah is still hot in a black dress. also something that i already knew, and am just re-confirming.
ok, so i haven't had a margarita yet, but i have had a glass and a half of wine. so that's a good start. i'll chime in here as the night progresses if the spirit (or really bad outfits and/or acceptance speeches) moves me.
to sum up the red carpet so far: cameron diaz, cate blanchett = fantastic; jodie foster, helen mirren = ehhh (helen looked much better at the globes); jennifer hudson, jessica biel, leonardo dicaprio = um, no. E! likes leo, but i think the bottle of hair gel ruins the whole look.
ok, time to get out the blender.
oh, and beyonce! much improved from the globes!! way to actually dress like a diva, and not some strange runway model from hell.