As you can see by my much-doodled ballot, my guesses were mostly wrong for the Oscars. Worse, I -- me, myself, I! -- had decreed that the loser would be on Kitchen Klean-up for the rest of the week.
What the heck was I thinking???
And of course, the moment I gripe about the cringe-worthy banter and how the actors should be able to deliver it, along comes Steven Carell and Anne Hathaway to show me that, yes, it can be done.
However, I did note a noticeable lack of scripted banter and frankly, I thought the show was the better for it. And I really enjoyed the bit about the voting process.
Biggest non-telecast-related laugh of the night?
My attempted doodle portrait of Abe Lincoln using the "u" in February. The hubby thought it was an Amish farmer. Why Abe Lincoln? Because President's Day is in February. (How's that for impromptu explanations? Just came up with that one right now. In reality, I have no idea.)
Other possible points of doodle interest:
The stick people. I cannot draw people to save my life. That didn't stop me from sending in a sketch of a cover suggestion using stick people once. That was for The Viking. Oddly enough, the art department disregarded it completely.
The forest along the top of the page. What can I say? I like to doodle pine trees. Is that a river or a road? What do you think? Yes, it's a personality test. And if you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'm selling on eBay.
Doodle most representative of the artist? The half-face peering over the rectangle at right on the bottom. Although I do have a lower half of a face.
The hieroglyphic to-do list for today also on the right. Read newspaper. Bake birthday cake. Work on computer. Drink tea.
Oh, and that thing on the left that looks like a bizarre pineapple? It's supposed to be a gushing oil rig, representing There Will Be Blood.
And now you know why I'm a writer, not an artist. Also, that I'm on KP for the week.