I was just totally whelmed by last night’s Oscars broadcast–yes, Ellen was amusing. But as usual, the whole thing is just like a big party and celebration for people that annoy me. So blech.
Anyway, I watched Guys and Dolls this weekend. And that, my friends, is a fine movie. I have, of course, a soft spot for the musical because my brother played Benny Southstreet not once, but twice in the middle school and high school productions. I didn’t get to see him in high school because I was away at college–but the middle school production was a keeper.
And once, although my mother doesn’t seem to remember this, in the fifth grade, my friend Molly and I lip synched to ‘Sit Down Your Rockin’ the Boat’ in the elementary school lip synch contest. Everyone else went the TLC and Salt n Peppa route–but no, Molly and I chose show tunes. Foreshadowing much?