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February 26, 2007

Watching the Academy Awards, In A Perfect World

Originally posted at the Silicon Valley Moms Blog

Martini In a perfect world I would watch the Academy Awards tonight in a room full of my girlfriends, with a drink in my hand and lots of snacks. We would watch intently at the dresses worn by each star, adding our snarky opinions of what works and what does not work. When I was single, that was how I spent Academy Awards night.

But motherhood has changed a few things. If Zero Boss can drunkblog, why can't I sweatsuitblog?  My mom uniform puts me in the right frame of mind for providing judgemental opinions on red carpet fashions. But with three active boys, tonight my drink will be finishing off one of my son's juice boxes. Any time I spend watching the Academy Awards fashions will be on TIVO, after the kids are asleep.  One of my mom friends mentioned an Academy Awards Party - but I would need to get a babysitter to allow me the concentration necessary for drooling over the dresses. So no live-blogging or live watching the Academy Awards for this mom.

Oscar2_1The next best thing to live-blogging is link-loving to sites that are. NY Mag/Go Fug Yourself will have their Cheetos, Red Bull and enough snark to satisfy my cravings.  The Splendora Blog will have Oscar news and gossip. Celebrity Baby Blog will cover the pregnant moms and mentioned Just Jared for live coverage of other moms and dads. BuzzSugar and StyleDash are providing minute by minute updates.  Our own Sarah Granger blogged about Oscar gowns on sairy.com.  For green fans, ecorazzi.com is also live-blogging. Check out the Google Blog Search for other live-bloggers if that is not enough for you.

The Los Angeles Times has their Awards Insider and  Gold Derby. Oscar.com has styles, nominees, and details on Oscar night. The WSJ has their red carpet runaway. E! will have their glambots reporting on the red carpet arrivals.  For info on where to buy your own red carpet fashions, the NYT mentioned SeenOn! and StarStyle.  StarStyle already has info on yummy red carpet shoes.

After looking over all of this fun fashion, my fantasy shoes would be the Stuart Weitzman black patent peep toe pumps or the Jimmy Choo Satin T-Strap Sandals. But reality is not so bad, I will happily be wear


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