for all the glamour and elegance, flashing lights and cleavage, working the oscars is for many many many people hard work and we all go through emotions.
at first i was excited, then i got nervous, the night before my stomach felt like it had a softball in it.
at first i thought it was bad crew food but it hung in there so i went to, not my favorite thai restaurant,
but a known lessor.
i needed a Tom Kah Kha soup that was, perhaps, a little neglected.
i wanted to fight fire with fire, basically.
so i ate it and i drank a lot of a water and i prayed. in the morning it felt a little better but i was nervous.
any time i would even nibble on anything it upset the diminishing beast in my belly so i didnt eat until well after lunch. meanwhile i was eating tums. shoutout to whoever invented tums. #fanluv
about an hour before showtime the spread they lay out outside the press rooms had arrived and i took a big plate of shrimp and that didn’t destroy me so after a little work i ran back down there and got another plate.
all clear everywhere and i was so relieved i started eating everything and it was delicious.
i even had one designer mixed drink around midnight at the ball
every day this week i’m gonna be working. of course murphys law everyone wants to do things with me this week and i pretty much have to say no to everyone because me and about 500 of my closest co-workers are doing our best to put on the finest show on earth.
last week chef wolfgang puck had his annual preview of the food and drinks that will be served at the show and governors ball. the week before that was the nominations luncheon. and on sunday will be the granddaddy of them all.
last night i saw a few movies including Ex Machina which i liked more than i expected. but mostly i just rested and paced myself because who knows what will happen this week at work, so it’s best if one is healthy and prepared.