I have the world's most fabulous mother-in-law. It's true! And here is just the most recent evidence: Due to the state of our construction project, watching television at our house is not a possibility right now. And while we are not the biggest TV-watching family out there, I do love me some Oscars! One year I even flew to Florida to catch the broadcast with my pal, Danielle. True story.
So -- Oscar night: what to do??
And here is where my mother-in-law Donna came to the rescue. She invited me up to her place. OK -- I invited myself up to her place, put she was pretty darned gracious and enthusiastic about saying yes. And when I got there (bringing a love offering of Chinese food), I discovered that she had set the table with her fancy china, and had planned out an appetizer of shrimp cocktail and a delicious pineapple dessert. She plied me with wine and snacks throughout the Oscars show, while we mocked some dresses and oohed and aahed over others. And I just need to say: Angelina Jolie -- eat something, for the love of God!
These were our two favorite dresses of the night:
Penelope Cruz looked like Old Hollywood, in every good way. She didn't feel the need to thrust her boobage in our faces (we appreciated that, Penelope!) and the woman has a little sexy meat on her bones. This is a good thing.
And look how lovely Octavia Spencer was on her Big Night! Gorgeous!
But nobody on the red carpet can hold a candle to Donna -- the queen of adventure and the most gracious hostess in the world. I am a lucky daughter-in-law!