February 27, 2009

One of my favorite looks from this year's Oscars. I'm not going to bore you with an endless fashion re-cap. I waited until I could choose one look that sort of summed up Hollywood glamor for me and this is that look. Marisa Tomei (whom I was rooting for in the Best Supporting Actress race and who unfortunately lost to Penelope Cruz) is just plain old gorgeous in any setting but this dress is utterly lovely on her. It's dramatic without being weird and sort of safe without being dull. She looks wonderful.

As to perennial Crypt favorites...
Anjelica Huston (in a long deep purple gown with embroidered detail along the neckline and down to the hem) looked stunning, as usual, and Sharon Stone (in a long sheer-and-lace black gown) looked mostly naked, as usual. I've never objected to seeing her naked onscreen but one must draw the line somewhere and I would think that the Vanity Fair Oscar party is not the place to go essentially topless. But then again, I'm not Sharon Stone. If you want me to post photos of those two looks, clamor for them in the bites. If not, I'll assume the Oscars are rightly done and dusted for another year.

February 25, 2009

I totally taught myself something new tonight!

See, Homie made me this lovely vampiric blog template and I've happily used it ever since it was gifted to me in a grand unveiling for a former birthday. It involved Homie breaking into the Crypt on the sly and re-decorating while I slept the sleep of the undead. I loved it and so life just went on without a second thought. Until today when MSN Groups decided to close. (Well, okay, the Groups probably didn't decide to close themselves but somebody somewhere pulled the plug and one can only assume the decision involved the words "due to the economy" which, as Homie has recently discovered, is pretty much the nefarious culprit behind everything these days. Anyway.) The sudden disappearance of MSN Groups meant my beautiful vampire goddess vanished from the Crypt and all that remained was a plain blue slate of nothingness. So I opened a Flickr account, uploaded the vampiress, and figured out how to post her into my template ALL BY MYSELF!

I don't care how bored you are by this information or how much you're mocking me for my lack of computer savvy, I remain impressed by my accomplishment and am patting myself on the back.

*sticks out tongue at nay-sayers*

February 22, 2009

The Top Five 2009 Oscar Moments As Chosen By The Vampire Who Didn't Watch The Show

(Look, I'm a vampire, not a sadist. Watching the Oscar broadcast is a form of voluntary torture not even a denizen of the darkness like myself can get behind.)

5. Slumdog Millionaire won. Which matters only because I didn't see any of the other nominees and therefore couldn't make an informed opinion even if I gave a flying fuck about not being biased.

4. Mickey Rourke lost. I rooted for him because I love it when he thanks his dogs in acceptance speeches. He's fucking great entertainment value. All awards should only go to people whose speeches will be awesome.

3. Meryl Streep lost. Again. That's a huge blow right there. At what point in this woman's career can we get a ruling that she should only be nominated if she's going to win? She's a national treasure, not Susan Lucci.

2. Robert Downey Jr. lost but the fact that his performance as "the dude playin' the dude disguised as another dude" from Tropic Thunder of all things was even nominated is... well, awesome.

1. Anjelica Huston co-presented, along with four other former Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners, the award for Best Supporting Actress. Yes, I'd prefer she were on the receiving end but as we all know Oscars really have less merit than a gold star in kindergarten these days... you know, onstage is onstage. (What? Can you see my bias again?)