The problem with having a blog in which you’re constantly revealing yourself to strangers is the tendency to only reveal the pleasant parts of yourself (intentionally or unintentionally).
See, you may think I’m a super deep thinker and all I ever do is meditate on powerful and spiritual things about motherhood, except for when I’m asthmatically jogging at the same pace as the postman is walking, or reading important novels while intentionally pursuing “authentic community,” green living, and smiling sweetly into my husband’s eyes as we hold our children and spin in the backyard. In short, I sometimes think Mama:Monk is a caricature of Micha.
That’s why you should know that I have several weaknesses, which include always choosing People magazine and Real Simple over Benedictine spirituality books, being obsessed with semi-famous people and convincing myself that they’d really want to be friends with me if they just had the chance, watching British period pieces (ahem, Downton Abbey) at the expense of meeting writing deadlines I’ve set for myself, and always always always LOVING the Golden Globes.
See I think the Golden Globes is the best awards show of the year. I’ve felt this way since eleven years ago when Jennifer Garner won Best Actress in a TV Series and my roommate Molly and I nearly choked on our Papa John’s pizza cheering for her. (We were the world’s most loyal Alias fans, at least before it went lame-o after she and Vaughn took down SD-6. Who’s with me?)
This is why the Golden Globes make me far happier than the Academy Awards:
- Celebrities are sitting at circular tables and eating and drinking. You get to watch them interact! They convince us that they actually like each other! They’re drinking which results in, ummm, much more interesting acceptance speeches…
- The Golden Globes honors comedy much more than the Academy Awards. So, the movies that most of us care about actually get awards.The Golden Globes are not concerned with being Hollywood self-important…so there’s no obligation to make the movie with “the message” win.
- Come on! You know you love to see where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are sitting in vicinity to Jennifer Aniston. You know you want to watch awkward interactions. You know you do!
- Everybody’s less nervous, more excited, not entirely sick of awards ceremonies and taking bigger fashion risks because it doesn’t matter as much.
- Read this article from Slate about how the Golden Globes get it right far more often than the Academy Awards do.
Zooey Deschanel (Zooey, I love everything you do and everything you wear and everything you sing and I think you’re the coolest ever and I tell every one to watch your show. So, I have to say, I felt a little betrayed when you showed up in that lizard dress, girl.)
Lea Michele (Lea, you are also dear to me, friend. But did you really think you could be sexy JLo? That’s not your way, darlin’. Stick with what you know…)
Sofia Vargera (one of several scary mermaids)
Amanda Peet (wearing lampshades apparently)
More sad choices!
And now for my favorites! (There was a lot of skin-toned dresses out there but most of them were just not doing it for me. What did you guys think?)
Sarah Hyland (She has the skin-toned thing going on but I think the belt helps.)
Claire Danes (My husband wasn’t a fan of this dress but I think it’s the coolest.)
Now I’m off to think about really important spiritual things, okay? And jog slowly. And gaze into my family’s eyes.