February 8, 2009

Awardzzz

It's Awards Season. The Globe's, the SAG's, the Grammy's, the Oscar's, and countless no-less-important but slightly less publicized events all aimed at celebrating various forms of pop culture. Had you asked me 8 years ago if I watched any of the previously mentioned awards shows you would have been met with a slightly slanted narrowing of the brows that not so discretely shouted, "what, return from the slopes early in February for a celebrity thing? Not likely." But, once you move to NY everything changes. We got sucked in early because we had to. When friends would ask us which SAG party we were attending and we responded with "what does SAG stand for again?" we were pretty much warned with a catch-up-or-take-a-hike stare. You had better know your shiz nizzle before having any conversation with anyone at an awards night party in NYC. Seriosuly, make sure that shiz nizzle of yours is 100% up to date with the latest political, social, or otherwise noteworthy mentions of every name even remotely connected to the scene. Awards parties in NY are a stressfest for me to say the least.

On to why this year's events are "Awardzzz" instead of "Awards Parties"... SLEEP PEOPLE! they all start at 8PM EST which means they don't end until at least 11PM which means if we want to watch any post commentary we MUST be up till wee hours of the night. Sure, this time last year we were schlooping it up with friends and fizz buzzing about who and where and what next, and now we find ourselves this year schlooping it up with Ash and having our own red carpet dance party on the play mat complete with guitars and a drum and lots of spinning. Only this year we have to be ready for an anytime wakeup call. Sometimes we get lucky and it sings at 8AM (twice in 8 months) and sometimes life just downright sucks and it rings at 5AM, but in any case the reality is that it could be anytime, and there's no off button. (I've checked)

So, we've done our best to catch up this year and I'll admit there have been a few rough Monday's mornings (tomorrow's is most certainly going to be the worst, are you watching tonight's Grammy's? Best awards show this year by far.) But, there's nothing more certain than the renaming of our festivities from Awards Party to just simply The Awardzzz. I'm hoping to catch some zzz's tonight but wont hold my breath for fear of missing an all important must know fact that not knowing would reveal me as Awards Season Challenged....yikes, not cool Gotham.

Below is a video of our own pre-Grammy dance party done McGregor style (Ash wasn't allowed to stay up for the festivities, hey, I do have some boundaries). He's going to be so ready to embrace the fierceness that is NY awards season next year. Only then he'll have learned the loveliness of sleeping in...

4 comments:

PC said...

He's a whirling dervish...sadly I'm not the best awardzzz person, but I did watch the Grammys!!

stephanie said...

Ash, that's my kind of dance party. This is how bad I am, my cousin was at the Grammy's (her husband in in Disturbed) and I didn't even watch.

stephanie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
stephanie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.