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Sunday, February 24, 2013

SEQUESTER OR SESQUICENTENNIAL?

Take your pick.  There's been a ton of talk in the media and elsewhere about the Sequester the nation is facing on March 1st.  But another important day is today.  In Arizona, at least.  This is the sesquicentennial of the Arizona Territory.  President Abraham Lincoln created the territory exactly 150 years ago today.  Joanna Dodder Nellans has written a fine article about the history in today's Prescott Daily Courier newspaper.

Darned if there wasn't a light dusting of white stuff greeting early risers today to mark the occasion, I guess.


But the sun is up and the snow is rapidly melting off and being blown away by gusty winds.

Meantime, the BRD and her Beau Jack leave this morning for California's central coast, where the high temperature is expected to be in the 70's most of the week of their vacation.

Oscar night tonight.  We've only seen a couple of the films that are nominated but here are my predictions, based on many articles I've read.

Best Picture - Argo
Directing - Steven Spielberg
Leading Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis
Supporting Actor - Tommy Lee Jones
Leading Actress - Jennifer Lawrence
Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway

But, as all "predictors" are wont to say - "who knows?"

5 comments:

  1. I would agree with two of your choices: Argo for best picture and Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. I would not give an Oscar to Spielberg for his ponderous and heavy handed direction of Lincoln, and I like Sally Fields for Lincoln although I haven't seen Anne Hathaway's performance and she's incredible in the clips I've seen.

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  2. Every year I say I'm gonna see lots of movies so I'll know what's going on on Oscar night. And every year I don't, this one included. Maybe next year. ;)

    S

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  3. "Lincoln" is such a great movie but I had to go back to my history book to learn more about this period... I should have done this before watching the movie.

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