Archive for January 16th, 2006

Golden Globes/Walk The Line

I haven’t been watching the awards all night. I saw a little the first half hour, went to run and just saw “Walk The Line” win Best musical movie. I’m tickled to see a movie about two of my favorite musicians/personalities win so many awards. I’m even MORE tickled to see that Geena Davis has back fat!!!!! I could beat her in a back fat contest any day, however, I’m glad to see she has it. They need more back fat in Hollywood. The world would be a better place.

I’m still kinda amazed that everybody’s raving over Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash. Granted, I think Reese (we’re on a first name basis, being she’s a hometown girl and all) is adorable. I love her in “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Legally Blonde”, etc. Her portrayal of June is kinda like those characters though. June had a certain edge to her that I don’t think Reese had a clue about. Come on, she went to Harpeth Hall. Harpeth Hall is a long way from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, even though they are int he same town. Yeah, yeah, I know she studied, talked to people, etc. but I felt like I was watching Reese Witherspoon with her hair colored. She played a nice role and all, but, as a huge June Carter fan, I don’t think she came close to capturing her. I think Holly Hunter could’ve nailed it. Good for Reese for getting the approval of the Hollywood Foreign Press, though. She’s worked hard. I’m just a bit unobjective when it comes to June Carter. She was something of a hero of mine.

Joaquin, on the other hand, was perfect to play Cash. He has the intensity in his eyes, life experiences in pulling off the most complex, unique character that was Johnny Cash.

Read both of the Cash autobiographies, “Man In Black” and “Cash, An Autobiography” and while you’re at it, read both of June’s books “Among My Klediments” and “From My Heart.” All are great reads. Fascinating people, the Cashes…I miss them.

Let It Snow

The weatherman said the 4 letter word that to some, is equivalent to an obscenity…SNOW. To me, it is a glorious word and I wish we’d get a foot of it. I’m not holding my breath, but I can dream.

We don’t get snow in Nashville like we used to get. When I was a kid, there were a couple school years where we missed practically the whole month of January. When I was in 2nd and 3rd grade (yes, many moons ago) they had to tack on 30 minutes at the end of the schoolday so we’d get a summer break. I don’t necessarily dream of a white January to that extent, in fact, the thought of my kids being out of school that long causes me to go into the shakes.

All I want is a good 9-12 incher, maybe one day out of work. Heck, I’m willing to sacrifice a vacation day for it. Too bad that work can’t call for a snow day and the Sumner County schools to go to school as normal.

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