Let's be Lazy & Oscars 2018

 If you know me well, you realize that this t-shirt is a little bit ironic. Being lazy is tough for me, I am a go-go-go gal. For instance, last month when I had a day off I was so proud of myself for staying in my pj's until 11 am and finishing a book, but immediately after that I went out and ran three miles. I am not the best at rest. However, my sweet husband is really fantastic at rest and I am trying to learn from him the art and joy of a lazy weekend. One way we have enjoyed rest this winter is seeing as many Oscar nominated films that we could fit in!

Converse Sneakers (Kohls), Best Girlfriend Jeans (Gap), Pusheen T-shirt (Hot Topic), slouchy cardigan (Maurice's)
We saw eight out of nine Best Picture nominees this year. Watching these high-quality, thought-provoking films was so enjoyable. We left the theater with so many things to discuss, and often the themes of the films remained on my mind the next day.

We watched the Oscars on Sunday night in our apartment's clubhouse for the free cable. We filled out a ballot from Entertainment Weekly Magazine and had our favorites picked out. I was looking forward to the show to see how my favorite films did, but what I didn't expect was to be so moved by the enduring message of the Oscars.
The Oscars proclaimed the value and strength of EVERYONE. Presenters, nominees, and winners represented a wide variety of people. Groups which have long been under-represented in the entertainment industry were recognized for their extremely valuable perspectives, talents, and insight.

Actors, Actresses, Screen Writers, Musicians, Directors, and the like were applauded for their ability to communicate what we all have in common: the human condition. 
 Tears pricked my eyes as I watched the Oscars demonstrate that the factors which have limited not only the entertainment industry, but humans all over, are being torn down. Obviously there is still a lot of work to do, but it is truly inspiring and invigorating to see a start.

The performance of the nominated original song "This is Me" from The Greatest Showman really got my tears flowing. The lyrics speak to the strength, courage, perseverance, and vulnerable honesty we must embody when fighting for change of any kind.

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I'm meant to be, this is me

Look out 'cause here I come

And I'm marching on to the beat I drum

I'm not scared to be seen

I make no apologies, this is me

These lyrics and the strength and courage of those who continue to fight for change and affirm the value of all people inspires me to reside in that power.
Who knew being lazy and watching movies could be so powerful?!
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  1. A friend told me about the wonderful music in The Greatest Showman but I haven't seen it yet. I want to even more after you pointed out those lyrics!

  2. I used to be so dedicated to watching all the Oscar movies and then hosting a party but then kids happened. While I haven't seen any of the films that won awards I did finally get to watch the last hour of the Oscars and I'll call that a success!

  3. I've not yet seen The Greatest Showman, but I've been seeing the lyrics to the best nominee song posted everywhere for the past few weeks and LOVE the spirit of that song!! I've only watched a couple of the Best Picture nominees and need to catch up post-Oscars. Fun t-shirt too!

  4. Love your shirt for the Oscar-watching occasion! I definitely need to rent more of the Oscar nominated movies and catch up!

  5. There were so many great movies this year. I especially loved 3 Billboards and Lady Bird.

  6. I only saw 4 of the 9 movies up for Best Picture, and I'm happy with the winner of that category, though I would have loved to have seen Get Out win it. I was really happy to see “The Silent Child” win Best Live Action Short Film. I’m a fan of Rachel Shenton, who wrote the screenplay. I love your shirt - Pusheen FTW!

  7. I don't think I have seen any of the Best Picture nominees, but it's been a pretty busy time lately! I am not good at just relaxing either. My husband is though so like you said, we try to learn from each other!

  8. This was the one year I hadn't seen any of the main nominees, though I did see The Greatest Showman. (And your shirt is the best, btw!)
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