Usually I get really, really sick once a year and it lasts for a while, but it seems this year that I have been getting short bursts of being sick every now and then; not certain why, or if there is a connection to my stress level at work and graduate school workload as well. Anyways. Life must go on I suppose; I could be experiencing far worse things. So I suppose aside from staying in bed for a greater portion of the day, and drinking far too much tea, I did some homework and watched Star Wars: Attack of the Clones at some point. The rest of the day went by.....well, slowly I think. My brain is still "mush" from being sick. I don't know if any of you have seen the Star Wars films on Blu-ray, but they look pretty impressive visually and crystal clear. I cannot believe that J.J. Abrams is going to roll back the clock on George Lucas' cinematic advances and revert to using regular film to shoot with rather than going all digital, that is if the rumors or what I heard is true. At any rate, you can tell it was an off day for me so I apologize if my thoughts are a little incoherent. So for the Oscars tonight we have Best Actor in a Leading Role and the nominees are: Christian Bale, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mathew McConaughey. Now who is going to win? I don't have a clue who will, but I have a pretty good guess. Leo hasn't won an Oscar, but has been nominated 5 times. He will get one, but it won't be this year. He should have gotten one for Gastby. Mr. Ejiofor probably deserves it, but most likely won't get it, and Bruce Dern is too unknown for the Academy. No, my money is on Mathew McConaughey and his very edgy role, which is why I am also picking Christian Bale as a backup (also has an edgy role) and lord knows he deserves an Oscar for his great talent. Well there you have it. Here's to getting sick no more this year! Oh and did I mention that I'm sick of winter and sick of snow; it snowed again today. Can't wait to return to San Diego, even though California is having a gut wrenching drought.
Christian Bale on American Hustle
Bruce Dern on Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio on The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor on 12 Years a Slave
Mathew McConaughey on Dallas Buyers Club