Whatcha watching (the TV edition)? I watched the Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday night. It's a remarkably well done awards program. Granted, they've only got six awards to give, and it's very, very produced, but the show itself is a ton of fun to watch. This year, the highlights were an award for Robert DeNiro, which was aweseome. He just looked so appalled the entire time, but so humble as well. His tributors were: Meryl Streep, Edward Norton, Ben Stiller, Harvey Keitel and Sharon Stone. It was well done, but slightly weird. The other awardee of note (to me) was Bruce Springsteen. First, his tributor was Jon Stewart who was both hilarious, and very reverent. The musical honors were done by John Mellencamp (weird arrangement of Born to in the USA), Melissa Etheridge, who kicked Born to Run's ass, Ben Harper and Jennifer Nettles doing I'm on Fire and closed by Sting and an incredible choir doing The Rising. It made me nostalgic for sitting on Scott Jackson's back porch listening to Bruuuuuuce when I was in high school. I'm just sorry we didn't get Thunder Road, which is my favorite of his songs.
Whatcha watching (the Movie edition)? I went and saw It's Complicated on Christmas Day. It was...OK. Look, I love Nancy Meyer's movies. Something's Gotta Give is one of my favorites. In particular, the houses that she shoots are incredible. And Alec Baldwin was interesting in a mostly irredeemable role. Steve Martin was adorable, and Meryl was, well, Meryl. The movie just left me somehow cold. Also, I hated they way they dressed Meryl Streep. Dumpy city. She's a remarkably attractive woman (not gorgeous, but definitely attractive), but they did her absolutely no favors throughout this movie.
Whatcha listening to? Glee Soundtrack, Volume 1. This sound track makes me so happy. It's got that great Broadway type vibe, but it's all very popular songs. I'm also seriously loving the Zac Brown Band, particularly Chicken Fried and Toes. Both songs make me yearn for summer.
Whatcha doing for New Years? Scott and I are meeting our friends Josh and Julia for dinner and then, yes, karaoke. My guy loves the karaoke. I'm not going to lie, there will be adult beverages, so it should be a good time.
What are you reading? Seen any good movies? How 'bout TV? What's up with you??