Friday, February 16, 2007

It's Been a While

Let’s see, I finally saw Dream girls on Tuesday evening at a fundraiser. Wow! That was a great movie however I feel like I’ve been lied to, hoodwinked in fact. Why did all the talk shows, articles, blogs say Beyonce was the lead? Why was nominated as a Lead actress for that movie? She was playing a supporting role to Jennifer Hudson’s character. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Beyonce and she looked great and played the beautiful “not really a singer but I look good” role perfectly but she was NOT the lead.

Last Saturday night I hung out at Costco and the grocery store. I’d just come in from Kyiv the night before and had nothing at home so when I finally got myself together around 5PM I went food shopping. I’m sure lots of you have heard to never go to a grocery store hungry. Unfortunately I did, because I was desperate. Surprisingly enough I didn’t do too badly at Costco because I spent almost an hour and half there going up and down the isles and back and forth having a debate with myself for EVERY item I put in my cart. Good times, I tell you good times. Then off to 14th &P to the good folks of Whole Paycheck, where I munched on free cheese samples and was able to get out of there with only a $22 bill. You ever get something at the supermarket that was incorrectly weighted and miss priced and feel like you’ve won something? I got a good size block of parmesan cheese for $1.97 and felt like I was good to go. Lol! Parmesan cheese is expense.

Some of you know my real name, first and last and one of the reasons I moved to this anonymous blog format is because my first name isn’t common in these parts called the US of A. In fact it’s fairly uncommon and old fashioned even where it originated from (France). My last name is also a male first name in the English speaking world so, everyone always switches my name around and I get “Dear Mr.”. Yesterday several people including people within my company after reading an email I’d sent out responded by saying “Dear Honest’s last name”. Clearly people DO NOT pay attention to emails because the email went out as follows:

From: Last name, First name (typical for my company)
To: Folks who don’t read “good”
Subject: Blah!

Dear Blah,

Can you update your CV and forward it to me by tomorrow morning.

Best Regards,
First name

Ms. First name Last name
Not head honcho
Company in the ‘burbs
Tel: 555-5555

Bitter, yeah I am because I’d had a long day that involved going to our lawyers’ office for something some renegade colleague did. It does however help with telemarketers since I don’t have caller ID at home I pick up and when I hear can I speak to “Mr. Honest’s last name” I say you have the wrong number. hehe!


les said...

Honest, I saw Dreamgirls 4 times. At first I was upset too about Beyonce getting the lead nomination. I finally remembered the politics of it all. They wanted Jennifer Hudson to win. She would not have won against Helen Mirren, and Judi Dench, and Meryl Streep. As much as I loved her, she wouldn't have won. Since they didn't plan to award Beyonce they gave her what seems to be the higher accolade, but she lost so it really didn't matter to much. Jennifer has been a shoo in so far in her category, which they knew. I guess this way everyone is happy:Beyonce gets a nomination (which I don't think she'll get again..ever) and Jennifer gets her award. Works for me! LOL.

Quel said...

I totally agree with you on the Dreamgirls thing. I think Beyonce was promoted as the lead to sell tickets. Everybody knows at this point who the real lead was. Mission accomplished. Jamie Foxx even said this movie was a showcase for Jennifer Hudson's talent. I'm really happy for her.

c2a said...

Welcome back to the States. I love Costco.

My first name and my new last name are both (French) girl names. My husband's first name is French and unidentifiable. We have the same problem.

Nikki said...

I too thought the same thing in terms of Dreamgirls. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what they didn't name Jennifer as the lead actress, but then again, they never called her by name in the promos. I figured that they went with the bigger stars to get people into the theater. I still say Jennifer carried the movie, not Beyonce, but you have to also look at it like this. If they did name Jennifer as the lead, she probably wouldn't get an Oscar, because of who is nominated in the Lead Actress category. She stands a better chance at winning as the supporting actress.

CreoleInDC said...

Soooooooooooo....when we doing lunch?

Tasha said...

Welcome back stateside. I'm not allowed to go in Costco by myself anymore because I will obscene amounts of $$ there. And Whole Paycheck? Yeah, getting out of there spending $22 is a miracle.

Anonymous said...

Renegade colleagues do tell Mr. Honest!

Someone I work with had a review and their appraiser kept referring to her as a him, I corrected him and we all laughed about it since we knew no one was getting a good raise anyway.

Anonymous said...

Who is Beyonce? Is she that chick that shaved her head and went into rehab after getting married 3x in two years or something like that?

Jdid said...

maybe they need to go to zoolznders school for kids who dont read good lol