So, here we go again! Another Monday – although this one’s special if you are an Oscar fan! I’m not 😛 The first thing I do on a Monday morning after Junior leaves for school and Hubby for work, is sit down to write Monkton Mondays. But today, the words just don’t seem to flow! Strange, coz I know what I want to write but I can’t seem to find a rhythm…and that just throws me. I think it must be because my mind feels overloaded with ‘STUFF’. Just ‘stuff’ you know – nothing unmanageable on it’s own but all together a rather heavy burden. Things that need sorting, difficult calls that must be made – stuff that I would rather not do and keep postponing (as if that ever helps!). Eventually, I’ll just have to bite the bullet and do it and I will, all in good time 😛
Took a break after writing that first bit…watched the Oscars for a while, did some deep breathing (and no I don’t mean yoga!), and made those calls. Managed to keep my cool and get my points across while keeping blood pressure within normal limits 😉 Am feeling so efficient and angelic right now! Am feeling that halo 😛 Feeling a lot better now that that monkey is off my back 🙂 and so back to the post.
It is Oscar Monday…but really, is it just me or are the Oscars just getting more run-of-the-mill with every passing year? I don’t mean the actual performances, just the rest of the surrounding hoopla. The Red Carpet interviews were ordinary, and yes some of the gowns were great, as were a few performances, my favourite was Ordinary Love by U2 🙂 and yet I got this overwhelming sense of deja vu – been there, seen that kind of feeling. It all just suddenly seemed so put on I think it’s a sure sign of ageing 😉 (I’ve seen a fair share of Oscars over the years after all), although it could also be because I haven’t seen any of the nominated movies. And I don’t think I will because they all seem so angtsy and depressing! Also, I yearn for movie stars who ooze glamour like Elizabeth Taylor, who ooze charm like Audrey Hepburn and elegance like Grace Kelly…see what I mean? I’m living in the past. All the women looked so androgynous to me today…I guess I just like a woman to look feminine occasionally…LOVED Kate Blanchett though (so so happy she won!) and Glen Close and of course Meryl Streep 🙂 Missed RDJ and Depp and Denzel…Benedict Cumberbatch was great eye-candy for the 5 minutes he was on stage! Sadly, found Ellen rather boring and the humour flat but loved Pink singing Somewhere over the Rainbow, looking like a jewel in her stunning ruby red gown. Found the standing ovations for every performance very artificial and staged! All in all found the whole show rather dull and boring sort of like the weather we’re having here in Bangalore right now…muggy!
But since it is the biggest night at the movies, I thought I would share this Monkton film that is a sensitive and innovative interpretation of the greatest mystery in the world – Love! Now that to me is Oscar-worthy 😉
Happy Monday People! Have a good week ahead 🙂
4 thoughts on “Monkton Mondays!”
I used to wake up early and stay up just for the Oscars….haven’t done that in a couple of years. I guess the pull of Hollywood has waned for me (and now I know for you too!), I couldn’t bear to watch beyond the first 10 minutes of ’12 years a slave’ and after reading Dylan Farrow’s story I can’t bear the idea of a Woody Allen movie being honoured in any way!
Award ceremonies? Bah! 😛 Thank you for articulating some of my feelings regarding the subject! In other news, I watched some REALLY good movies lately so I’m glad I’m not completely beyond help 😛 Been struggling with scattered focus and attention, so watching a movie or reading an actual book have become remarkable feats of accomplishment so please pat me on the back! Currently glued to Mohsin Hamid’s ‘How to get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia’ and I suspect I shall finish it by tonight! Started yesterday! 😀
Bah is right 😛 You know M…I so often wonder why a good solid comedy isn’t honoured at the Oscars. Humour is so hard to do well, much harder to do than tragedy I’ve always felt. The things that make people cry are rather standard and uniform, but getting people to laugh is never easy. Also truth be told…I’m rather tired of slavery and the holocaust winning endlessly…yes they happened, yes they were achingly tragic…so can we stop reliving them constantly please? Shouldn’t we be teaching our future generations…those who have never experienced the holocaust or slavery to honour the memory but move on? If we keep focusing on all the terrible things that happened how will we move forward? I know it’s simplistic and naive but sometimes I can’t help wondering…perhaps it’s easy for me to say because both didn’t affect me in a personal way…Anyway…it means that I don’t watch movies on either subject and avoid books on them too if I can.
Ooh! So you’re going to learn to be rich first! You must share if his methods work 😉 Need it for that vacation that I keep planning for 😛 You and me both M…can you believe we’re in March and I’ve read a sum total of 4 books???!! I cannot believe it myself! Have been so wrapped up in watching Sherlock and Poirot and now the old Sherlock with Jeremy Brett on Youtube…that I’ve completely neglected my reading 😛
Haven’t watched the Oscars (or any of those shows) in ages, but Tony and I stayed with friends who are waaaay into cinema, so we all watched together. Didn’t feel like I’d been missing anything, but still had fun because we talked over the whole thing 🙂 The one thing that did stand out to me (showing why I don’t watch…) was Kevin Spacey’s speech at the beginning talking about how the actors don’t get a chance to all be together since they’re always working so hard, and that this night is a night to celebrate each other. Grr. Because other professionals all have a posh party that someone else pays for. Okay. Done ranting.
Know just what you mean about having something to share, but not being able to find the words. Sometimes we come back from an adventure and I’m eager to share about it and the photos, but I just can’t get it together. Glad you got your phone calls taken care of. Sounds like they weren’t fun to make, but must’ve needed making 😉
You’re back 😀 Warm place posts coming up I hope! Did Petey jump all over you guys 😀
How many times have I heard actors spout that line? Celebrate each other for a night? More like a whole season with as you said everyone paying for everything except them I must say though Kevin Spacey in House of Cards is fierce 😛 It all just felt so tired and repetitive. The only bright spot for me was Lupita Nyongo 🙂 Stunning gown and gracious speech.
I am so glad I made those calls…like most things they weren’t as bad after I had finished 😉