A Night Not at the Oscars

I schemed up a wonderful idea this year! I’m so proud of myself. My daughter and 11-year-old granddaughter are a pretty fun sort, so I don’t see any problems with them going along with me. If I don’t get into my own way and remember all the important info my Lights, Camera, Shine coach taught me, and things turn out close to how I am envisioning – I will post our adventure here & to my YouTube Channel.

If so posted, part II of the scheme comes into play.

The next morning…

Oh My! It is really bad. Apparently, we are not natural comedians or think fast on our feet. Most likely it was due to the fact we did not have scripts to go by, we were in a hurry before hubby got home, and we were too concerned with our makeup and outfits to take the time we (obviously) needed.

That being said, I still am wanting to commence with part II – surprising my hubby with our video on youtube. You see, he often goes on YouTube to watch How-To video’s from working on Model A cars, COPS episodes, DIY content, 1950s TV shows, and classic comedy shows. I will post the video on my YouTube channel, tagging it in a way that will hopefully show up in one of his searches. Which could take days, considering I need to find my notes on videography. Sigh.

For those whose curiosity is aroused, I give you our Oscar Night

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This Must Be How Jennifer Garner Feels…

Gets Nominated A Lot

Today I received nominations for 5, that’s FIVE, awards. I never knew that  was possible -for Jennifer Garner, yes. Not for insane hacks with blogs.  A very funny gal, (and my new best friend), mushroomsup, of Funny for Nothing, nominated my humble blog, Not Pretending (to be sane), for all these awards.

I am not worthy. But, if you insist…

The esteemed Versatile Blogger & Liebster Award I am familiar with. For the other 3 awards: Most Creative Blogger Award, the Reader Appreciation Award and the Semper Fidelis, this is my first nomination. To say I’m flattered would be down-playing things a bunch.

Blogging All Night Long
Got Nominated 5 Times in 1 Day

These are the questions, asked by mushroomsup, for me to answer upon acceptance. (She said they were optional, but I’ll be a kiss up good sport)  😉

1. If you had to think of another name for your blog, what would it be? It would take me days to think of something “catchy”. It took a week to come up with the first one!

2. What’s your favourite quote/ saying? It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
– Chinese Proverb

3. What’s the worst joke you’ve made/ heard? The worst, if you can stomach calling them jokes even, are Dead Baby Jokes. I don’t repeat them.

4. What’s your favourite television show? That varies, but lately I’m loving Ray Donovan (Showtime). I suspect that I am disturbingly vengeful and violent, to enjoy this show. Hopefully, it’s just that I have always had the hots for Liev Schreiber and I cannot stand Jon Voight‎.

5. Describe yourself in one word.  Ha!

6. Do you have an object that you consider to be your lucky charm? No. I have lucky underwear.

7. Which type of chocolate is best: white, milk or dark?  There is no best. There is only chocolate.

8. What’s the best non-fiction book you’ve read? “On Writing” by Stephen King.

9. What’s your favourite word?  Shenanigans.

10. Are you philosophical person?  I’m more of a spiritual person.

11. What’s the capital of Greenland?  Nuuk. And yes, I had to Google it  😉


Thanks again to mushroomsup!  You should check out her blog and her nominee’s blogs as well  🙂

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