I also made scalloped potatoes and ham using a new recipe. Overall, it was a success. I cut the potatoes a little too thin and liquid boiled over the edge of the dish so now I get to clean the oven, but I've had bigger disasters. I also made chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Yum. I get a treat at work tomorrow which my coworker forgot she was supposed to make until I casually mentioned on the phone I had made a dessert tonight. There was some freaking out after that. I wouldn't be upset if we waited another day, but you don't know some of the people I work with.
The Oscars! Let me start by saying, not enough Hugh. The opening number was rather cheesy, but he and Anne Hathaway were adorable together. I also had no idea her voice was that good! The rest of the show was OK. Nothing made me cringe. Some segments worked better than others. Tina Fey and Steve Martin were hilarious, but it took me a minute to realize Ben Stiller was mocking Joaquin Phoenix. The group performance of the best original songs was a mess. Peter Gabriel made the right call not to participate. No WTF? dresses, though leopard print is not Whoopi's friend. Speeches ranged from funny to touching. Overall, I'd probably give it a thumbs up. I felt the show tried to bring back old Hollywood and it seemed one of the classier and more sophisticated productions of recent memory.
I forgot to post earlier about the other two shows I watched on Friday.
Dollhouse: Stick a fork in me, I'm done. I might catch the eps on Hulu, but, honestly, I don't want to support Joss at all on this one. There's just too much I find repulsive about the show. If episode six is a major turning point, let me know, I'll consider giving it another try.
Even on second viewing, I found it odd that people would be opening up to strangers at a funeral as they were here. It just screamed plot device to me.
It seems the show may be going in the Sarah/Reese direction. I have no strong feelings either way on the relationship at the moment. I'm not sure it would be the best relationship for them because part of the attraction seems to be their connection to Kyle. But points to Derek for telling Sarah that maybe she should try letting him go.
And points to Cameron for picking up on Zoe and her mother not looking at Zoe's father's photo. She seems to have a better understanding of human emotion than Catherine does. Is that something John programmed her with or is it something she picked up on having spent more time with humans? And would it be something she would do herself if she lost John?
Catherine is using Ellison to gain insight into human emotion, for John Henry as well as herself. But does she simply want to emulate human emotion better to blend in or does she really want to understand it? She's trying to make some sort of connection with Savannah. Is it just in a quest for greater knowledge or is there more to it?
Poor Savannah. That kid is going to be a massively screwed up adult.
I loved Sarah stating that, yes, they are some sort of terrorist organization because, yeah, they really are. At least to anyone not them. And John pulling out the gun to threaten Zoe and her mother is a turning point for him. I know he wouldn't have actually hurt them, but for him to threaten them like that signals a dramatic change in his way of thinking.