Monday, September 17, 2007
I'm glad I didn't watch the Emmys...
...but I'm also glad Terry O'Quinn won one
Honestly, I used to kind of like awards shows. It was fun to see what the "beautiful people" were wearing (or actually not wearing, in some cases), and it was interesting to see if the people--or shows, or movies--that I thought were deserving, actually won.
But for the past few years, I've really soured on awards shows. Although I enjoy entertainment and leisure as much as the next person--well, these big, bloated, grandiose events have seemed increasingly excessive, vain, and even hypocritical to me. And I really don't care to hear my favorite actors pontificating on politics, thank you. I also heard potty-mouth syndrome was a big problem at last night's show.
So I'm not sorry I missed the Emmys last night. But that said...I am glad that Terry O'Quinn won for his role as John Locke in "Lost." As you know if you've read this blog for any length of time, I'm a big fan of "Lost." I think it's one of the best, if not the best, shows on television these days.
O'Quinn does a terrific job in his role as Locke, and he deserved to win. However, I have to say that Michael Emerson (Ben Linus), who was also nominated, easily deserved to win as well. I've seen Emerson interviewed, and he really seems like a very nice, low-key, down-to-earth guy. But on "Lost," he makes you despise his character. He's just chillingly, scarily evil. That's good acting.
And now, I do the Monday Madness meme!
Join me in answering the Monday Madness questions, either in my comments section or on your own blog. (If you blog it, be sure and go to the Monday Madness blog and enter in their comments section that you've participated.)
Here we go:
1. What was your biggest challenge this past week?--Making some big changes in my diet and exercise to counteract potential health problems. That will be ongoing!
2. What was your biggest accomplishment this past week?--Actually getting started with these changes. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step!
3. What was the most exciting thing that happened in your life this past week?--Singing with my sister Lisa at the 101QFL/Radio 91 fundraiser banquet.
4. What one thing made you the happiest this past week?--Having Lisa fly up here and spend a few days together, thanks to the banquet. My sisters and I all live far apart (Lisa in Texas, Beverly in Wyoming), and we treasure any time we can be together!