Supporting the Oscars

25 Feb

The Oscars are on tonight.  We tuned in with our rabbit ears.  I am not kidding.  We don’t have cable.  But, we are able to finagle channel seven with some repositioning of furniture.  We don’t usually watch awards shows.  First of all, we don’t watch them because they are often on channels we cannot tune in.  CBS, for instance, is a real bitch.  I end up standing in front of the TV, holding the rabbit ears (I am electric, therefore I conduct TV waves readily).  No one can see the TV when I am standing in front of it holding the rabbit ears at just such angle.  So, although I am usually thrilled to have finally garnered a clear picture after a half hour of maneuvering, the show is now not so exciting for the family. The family, who like I said, can’t see it anyway since I am standing in front of the TV.

Well, tonight I was able to tune it in clearly.  (It only took moving the coffee table up a few feet closer to the TV and setting the rabbit ears on it).  Aha!  Clear picture, clear audio.  We are set.

Princessenpointe and I started to watch a bit…cause you know, pretty dresses and hair and famous people.  But, gee, this was a boring show.  One really has to watch the movies discussed in order to appreciate the awards.  I had not seen a single movie up for awards. I know I live behind the Orange Curtain, but I think I also live in a bubble, well-protected from movies?  Princessenpointe has seen Skyfall so appreciated Adele’s award.  Other than that, we were at a loss.  Cool dresses, hair, famous people, but boring overall. After nearly two decades as a family without television, without a focus on media, we are in our own little realm.

It’s cool here, though.  The important speeches still resonated.  How cute is Ben Affleck?  His voice cracked as he thanked his wife.  Or the other producer from Argo that proclaimed his wife, “Just makes things better.” For me, this is the best part of any awards show. I rarely know who the actors/musicians/recipients are, but I understand their speeches.  These famous folks take the time to acknowledge their support systems. Some are eloquent, some are mushy, some are stoic, but they all seem to recognize the pillars that allow them to do what they want to do, to follow their dream, to keep persuing their passion.  It is clear none of these folks would be on stage without those pillars, the foundations, the daily support systems.

I appreciate this part of the awards.  I think I am mostly a support system. In fact, it may be my most important job.  I know what my peeps need, I try to be one step ahead of them in that department.  I refill their supplies before they are low, I remind them of basics they may forget, I jump to action even if it is last minute and 10:30 at night, and I try to tell them they are the most awesome and can achieve whatever they dream.  I don’t aspire to have Oscar winners amongst us, but I hope someday my peeps will remember what it’s like to have a support, a rock and maybe they will want to be that for someone else.  Is this pay it forward mentality?  I’m not sure, but I did clean both my teen’s rooms this weekend and changed their sheets…just because they have bigger things to do.  Food for thought, anyway.



5 Responses to “Supporting the Oscars”

  1. Nora February 25, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    PegLeg you should receive an award for supporting Sirskatesalot all these years in his career choices. You have been his rock and I for one love you all the more for that! Plus you’ve raised 2 wonderful kids that we are so proud of. And you are a kick-ass hostess that always has plenty of wine waiting for me when we visit. 😉

  2. bossybostwick February 25, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Ah, you are the best. Sirskatesalot and his posse deserve the best. And I love ya, mom…my wine supply should be much heartier than it is because you have not visited for a while…when are you coming???

    • Nora February 25, 2013 at 5:59 am #

      We are coming down for St Paddys day weekend. We’ll be at Chris and Brenda’s on Friday and Saturday and over to yours on Sunday. We need to party!!

  3. bossybostwick February 25, 2013 at 6:03 am #

    Yahoo! Hope you are going to a St. Paddy parade or two. Can you stay longer than Sunday? Xox

    • Nora February 25, 2013 at 6:16 am #

      No set plans as yet. We’ll see where the wind blows. (huh)?

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