I am getting reaclimated to planet earth, so this is going
to be short-ish, I will elaborate as the week goes on.
I got dressed for the event I walked to Geslons for a snack. time was getting
tight. As I was going into the store, feeling stressed, a guy in a tuxedo
carrying a box of pastries ran out the door screaming in major stress “I AM SO
OVER THIS SHIT!” I wonder where he was headed that night?
and I were sitting about 10 rows back form the stage on the isle, 8 rows away
and directly behind Oprah and Steadman.When his category came up, the ushers walked us to the nominee box on
the side of the stage. After Tom won he went backstage to do press. I walked
back to my seat across the front of the stage, past all the movie stars and up
the isle right past Oprah. She was relaxing into Steadman, casual and free. I
looked at her as I passed with my beaming smile and she looked directly at me and like only a southerner could do, said
“Hi ya!” playful, and loose, and dare I say, flirty! I beamed even more
and said hi back and continued to my seat. Oprah flirted with me!
winning was too amazing for words!
4.Tom had the Oscar so we could walk up to anyone and be more of a
peer than a fan and actually chat. That was really fun. The only person
I cared about to approach, other than Oprah, who I did not see, was David Oyelowo, who was amazing as Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma. He was at the Vanity Fair party and we three talked for a good while and I got a hug! So sweet!
There were a bunch more cool things but you will have
to wait till tomorrow. Alas, back to my life and work and changing diapers,
where champaigne and caviar does not flow from an unlimited source. I packed up
the $52,000 watch and the diamond earrings to return. At least I get to keep