End of Last Weekend Before Christmas (2009) Status Report

Self is finally home, after spending most of today elsewhere.  She plotted her course down to the last known traffic cam sighting (by doing time-consuming and obssessive google research), and in spite of all that, when she was finally heading home (It had gotten dark, pretty quickly!), she still passed through two unexpected “Photo Enforced Signal” signs, one at an intersection just a block from her friend’s place.  Another at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Alameda.  Eeeek!!!  Now self has to wait for two whole weeks before learning whether she gets a citation.  Oh, the anxiety!

When self arrived home, turned out son was not yet back from his trip to Sacramento.  Hubby proudly announced that he spent the whole afternoon blowering both front and backyards.  And self had to take a very deep breath, for she set out a lot of new bulb beds, and she wonders if hubby trampled them at all?  Guess self will have to wait until tomorrow to find out!

Then self decided to relax, so she picked up today’s San Francisco Chronicle.  On front page was this headline:

Fear Main Ingredient in Last 10 Grim Years

(Gulp!)  Article begins thus:  As the New Year approaches, glancing backward we see a decade of fear.  After the Y2K false alarm, the fear turned real  —  of terrorists, of global warming and, more recently, of economic collapse.

Okey-dokey!  That’s enough of the Chronicle for the moment!

Self next turns to her favorite “fluff” website, Buzzsugar.  And it turns out they are conducting a poll on “Who is the best dramatic actress of 2009?”  And since self loves polls, here are the choices:

  • Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
  • Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
  • Abbie Cornish, “Bright Star”
  • Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
  • Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
  • Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
  • Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”
  • Mo’Nique, “Precious”
  • Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
  • Gabourey Sidlbe, “Precious”

Self puts in a vote for Anna Kendrick and then looks up the results.  Oh, Sandra Bullock wins, by a mile!   Second place goes to Gabourey Sidlbe, for “Precious.”  Lowest number of votes goes to Marion Cotillard, for “Nine”??!!  Go figure.

2 Comments

  1. kitvancleave said,

    December 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    At this stage, NINE has not officially opened. So no wonder fewer people are voting for Cotillard’s critically-acclaimed performance in a movie the public hasn’t even seen yet. In the above list, BLIND SIDE and BRIGHT STAR have been open for weeks, and YOUNG VICTORIA just opened last week. But they’re available — while NINE is not.

  2. December 21, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    That must be it — because Marion Cotillard is a fan-TAS-tic actress!


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