Golden Globe Moments

Matt Damon (in the audience) looked haaawttt!  Twinkly eyes and everything!

Most-Attractive-In-Spite-Of-Not-Being-Cute Guy:  Steve Carell

Most-Beautiful-Guy-Whose-Name-Self-Had-To-Look-Up:  Chace Crawford

Most stunning appearance:  Cameron Diaz —  in her red satin gown she looked like a flame.

Most surprising decolletage moment:  Anna Paquin

Most puzzling award:  Best Screenplay to “Up in the Air,” which beat out a brilliant script for “The Hurt Locker” by Mark Boal

Most amount of leg:  Jen Aniston, in side-slit black gown

Longest speech of the evening (and never once did the orchestra start up):  Drew Barrymore’s, accepting her Best Actress in a Mini-Series win for “Grey Gardens”

Most unexpectedly tall actress:  Zoe Saldana, taller even than co-presenter Sam Worthington (who is, in person, not all that cute  —  or mebbe it was just the Marine haircut)

Most effortlessly pretty actress:  Maggie Gyllenhaal, in salmon pink

Most I-Am-So-Tired-Of-You moment:  when Taylor Lautner appeared to introduce “500 Days of Summer”

Most Beautiful-Gown-That-Was-Not-Cameron-Diaz’s:  Chloe Sevigny’s floaty chiffon flower-petal of a dress

Most “Yay” Moment/s:  Julianna Margulies winning Best Actress in a TV Drama for “The Good Wife” (one of self’s faaavorite new shows), and Christoph Waltz winning Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for “Inglourious Basterds”

Most I-Can’t-Believe-He-Wasn’t-Nominated-Moment:  when camera panned to Jeremy Renner during the clip from “The Hurt Locker”

Cleverest Acceptance Speech of the Night:  Robert Downey, Jr. accepting for Best Actor in a Comedy, for “Sherlock Holmes”

BRB, dear blog readers.  Self starving, must broil salmon fillet.

3rd Sunday of January (2010)

Self still reading Tacitus’ The Annals of Imperial Rome (and wishing wholeheartedly there were a sequel to “Rome,” the racy BBC series of a few years ago).  In the section she is reading (Book II), the emperor is still Tiberius and the Roman general Germanicus is still leading the Roman legions in his campaign to subdue the northern tribes.

For the first time in over a decade, self prepared Green Goddess Salad Dressing.

It rained. A man came at noon to plant the magnolia tree in the backyard.

Self went to the Mountain View Farmers Market and bought:

  • a 1-lb. bottle of Blackberry Honey
  • organic tomatoes (2 lbs)
  • a filet of salmon (to broil for dinner)
  • brussels sprouts (huge, fat: $3/lb)
  • 1 Japanese eggplant
  • 1 long spear of daikon radish
  • 1/2 lb. of mixed greens
  • 3 pods of garlic for $1

Today hubby looked down at the li’l crits and remarked:  “Gracie seems to have lost some weight.”

!!@@##

At last!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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