2.28.2011

A Weekend Review...

So here's my obligatory weekend review...
 
Did you all have a good weekend? Robert and I went back to Orange County for the weekend to visit family, and while we had a good time, it's stressful coming home on Sunday night without having been productive all weekend. I usually use Sunday nights to get ready for the week: clean the bathroom and kitchen, plan food for the week, pick up the living room, etc. I got absolutely none of that done last night though, so I'm slightly overwhelmed at the moment. Overall, however, we had a good weekend.
 
My mom, Auntie, and I went to see "The Tourist" on Saturday at the cheap theater {cheap theater = $3 movie tickets}. My mom's review of the movie was pretty much perfect: If Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie weren't such beautiful people, the movie would have pretty much sucked a** {I added that last part in there for dramatic effect...}. It's kind of unfortunate, because the concept was really good. It was the execution {and honestly, the acting} that lacked.
 
Saturday night we celebrated my birthday {again} with some pizza and margaritas. It was a great time, even without my husband's deceivingly strong margaritas. I got the most adorable serving set from my Auntie, with a little square cake plate and a tiered serving dish. I'll post pictures as soon as I make something equally adorable to serve on them.
 
Yesterday we visited with Robert's family, who took us out to lunch at a great little sport's bar in Downtown Fullerton. We couldn't stay long though, because we had to be in LA at 4:30 for Jimmy Kimmel Live. The company that organizes the audiences is really unorganized, and I've found that I just really don't like going to events where that they coordinate. I understand that there are a lot of people that show up and it's stressful, blaah blaah blaah, but really? You can treat us better.
 
I think my biggest pet peeve with this kind of stuff is just that they don't appreciate their audience enough. If it weren't for the supporters of the show {i.e. "normal" people, like us}, there would be no show. We are forced to wait, standing in the cold in the middle of a sketch part of Hollywood, for hours while we wait for the workers to get their shit together, herded like cattle onto buses and yelled at when their directions aren't clear. The worst part is that a lot of the workers are just kids who think they are so cool because they work for an entertainment company, when in reality, Jimmy Kimmel could give a rat's ass about them. They are unorganized and rude...and it's unfortunate that they are one of the biggest audience companies in Los Angeles.
 
Okay, rant over.
 
The show itself was kind of a let down. We were supposed to watch the actual Academy Awards from Jimmy Kimmel's studio, but we didn't get into the place unil 6:30, so most of the show was rushed through {even Jimmy's people use Direct TV}. Tom Hanks was there, and the segments that we saw were hilarious, but Cee Lo didn't perform last night and our "gift bag" was really just a bunch of leftover promotional stuff {think random bags of chips, sample CDs in cardboard cases from unknown bands, and XL "one size fits all" T-shirts}. Overall, almost not worth standing in line for two hours, in the cold, in heeled boots. My feet hurt today.
 
And I don't have any pictures. I'm really bad at that. I'll try better in the future.
 
Did any of you watch Jimmy Kimmel last night? What did you think of the Academy Awards? I need to do a little more in-depth research on dresses before I can make any type of formal statement regarding Oscar fashion last night, but you can be sure that it will come eventually.
 
I hope you all had a good weekend too.
 
Happy Monday...{<------prime example of why we need a sarcasm font}.
 
xoxo,
Joelle

11 comments:

Sarah said...

I would pay money for the use of a sarcasm font.

CarrieJo said...

you are great! and i like this post! :)

mskanorado said...

Wow sounds like Kimmel was a total let down! What a disappointment!! At least you know for future reference!! Sounds like your family's birthday celebration was fun! I'm pretty sure I'm going to just pick a font and delegate it as my sarcasm font! :-)

Joelle said...

Haha, maybe I'll just dedicate a certain font to sarcasm.

Courier = sarcasm font.

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Jenna said...

Glad you enjoyed a nice and relaxing weekend at home... I'm would kill for one of those right now, although I know how it feels to come back with nothing done.

I've found the same thing with tv shows... every once in awhile it's fun to go, but a lot of times it's better just to watch them on tv. It's always hours of waiting in line and half the time you don't end up getting in :/

Hope your Monday isn't too bad :)

xoxo
Jenna

Jillian said...

aw what a bummer! i would have been really disapointed too. not a fan of standing in line for anything outside in heels for hours. im proud of you for sticking it out. and i totally agree with you about sunday nights.. i aways need some time to undwind and mentally prep for the week. hopefully you will have some time to do that tonight. xoxo jcd

Melbourne on my mind said...

How annoying that you had to stand around for hours for something that was so disappointing! :(

A friend and I decided a couple of years ago that the standard light blue/turquoise colour in Word/Outlook is our official sarcasm font. It really does make life easier having one!

Alisha said...

Bummer about the show, especially waiting all that time and feeling kind of ripped off in the end. But the time with your Mom and Aunt sounds lovely. :) Hopefully, you have a wonderful week!!

Beka said...

Your mom's review of The Tourist sounds like my thoughts when my sister showed me the trailer!! I'll wait for it to come out on DVD, because really? We aren't lucky enough to have a $3 cheap theater around...

Gosh, I love the changes on the blog! Beautiful:)

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Sounds like a good weekend, minus the whole Jimmy Kimmel thing :)

I enjoyed the Oscars but got a little bored in the middle which usually happens! I'm glad Natalie Portman, Colin Firth and The King's Speech all took home awards!

Have a great day!