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Mom and dad had been looking for another lovebird after Chilli died and one day they walked into my store. It was love at first sight. I went home first and the next day, mom and dad came back and brought Sassy home ti the La Habra flock..

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Hi! My name is SAWYER

I am a Peach-Faced Lovebird from La Habra, CA.

Little toe biter.

4 years old   F

Peach-Faced Lovebird

Foraging boxes.

In my own cage, all by myself. Sassy and I don't get along. I like to bite her toes. I have all my own toys. I don't have to share anymore.

Saffron!

They gave me a home and brought my clutchmate home, too.

I like to bite toes..

I'll bite any toe in reach..

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02/27/2015 07:45.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday on Film
Before the month winds down, we want to Thank our loyal friends for all their support, kind words and encouragement throughout this past month.
Love from Mark and Flitzer

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Dad's Special Movie Memory:
As kids we would get to a movie theater once in a while. Mostly for a Kids Matinee.
We almost never visited the Refreshment Stand. There was one special time which was an exception.
Dad was treated to a special movie with his Mom. They went without the rest of the family -and It was an evening showing, She even bought him popcorn. Can't recall if it was a Birthday or whatever - just that it was a special night.

The film was "MARY POPPINS", which, ever since has been a special movie for Dad.

We spoke earlier this month about how a few notes of music can make a movie-memory come sweeping back. Any music from ‘Mary Poppins’ makes Dad think of that special Movie Night with his Mom.

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02/27/2015 04:22.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
This morning mom was cleaning in the back rooms and then later her and dad went somewhere. Mom came home pretty quick and said dad had to go down to the trail. Mom and I sat on the couch for a good while discussing things. Then she had to start supper so I had to go in my condo but now I am back out and helping mom with my blogs for tonight. “Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend…hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/26/2015 04:55.09 PM Report This Comment  
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02/26/2015 07:53.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Winners and Classics
Kiddo raised an interesting topic: Films that did Not win The Academy Award for 'Best Picture', but they are now classics, many times surpassing the Oscar-winning film.
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in the Awards Game there has to be a winner, and losers. There will be endless discussion as to outcomes, but only time makes a film a true Classic.
A couple of examples:
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The Year: 1941. The Oscar-Winning film, "How Green was My Valley" [a personal favorite and a wonderful film], but the nominee that did not get the award was "Citizen Kane" which many feel is one of the Greatest Films Ever Made.
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The Year: 1952. The Oscar-Winning Film, "The GreatestShow on Earth"
...same year as "High noon" and "The Quiet Man"
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The Year: 2005. The Oscar-Winning Film, "Crash"
...same year as "Brokeback Mountain", a film which many consider a Classic.
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Will this year's winner, "Birdman", remain considered the Best of the year?
or will “American Sniper”, "Boyhood" or even "The Grand Budapest Hotel" be remembered...only time will tell.

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02/26/2015 12:56.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
The batch of suet mom made for the wild birds dad has used up down at the trail and he asked mom to get stuff to make another batch. When mom went to the store yesterday she got all the stuff and made it up so that should be enough for the rest of this winter for them. Mom has to make my bean and rice mix again soon since there isn’t much left in the freezer. She made my steel cut oats this morning so I am set there for a while with that too.. “Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend…hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/25/2015 06:20.59 PM Report This Comment  
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02/25/2015 07:42.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Thoughts . . .
Still in "Recovery-Mode" from Hollywood's Big Night.

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Some of you BirdChannel friends have expressed that they don't watch The Oscars.
Dad doesn't really like the Hollywood Glamor-thing and some of the industry politics,
but we do love movies.
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Often we are disappointed with what films and actors win the awards. That is all a part of the game. We often look back on past years with a knowing smirk, realizing that the movies we liked best that year are the ones that are still being watched and appreciated.
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All that being said, we do like tuning in that one night a year, when Hollywood goes all-out and celebrates the talent, work and yes, the tackiness of The Hollywood Movie Machine.
~Wings Up~

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02/25/2015 01:06.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
Well the cold weather is back but again I don’t think it ever left either. Last night broke a record for today and it was -20 here this morning. There were school delays around this morning again and the grands had them too. Mom went for groceries and she wasn’t in a big hurry to leave early either. Guess she was waiting on the big warm up and that didn’t happen so finally she went and was back pretty quick too. Dad was home with me so I kept him company .“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend…hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/24/2015 05:21.06 PM Report This Comment  
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02/24/2015 07:33.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Parties with the Stars
Inside Oscar’s Glamorous After-Parties
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The night doesn’t end when the final Oscar is handed out. In fact, the party is just getting started as stars and execs exit the Dolby Theater, heading to a flurry of post-awards celebrations, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party and more.

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The Governors Ball
By the time celebs arrived at the Governors Ball, they were ravenous. As usual, the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck -- a fact he made sure everyone was aware of.
Before the Oscars began, he walked the entire red carpet in his chef's whites with a tray displaying some of the treats partygoers would be offered at the after-party. Among them: caviar-topped baked potatoes, chicken pot pie and mac and cheese with aged cheddar. There was also a dessert bar, though most guests skipped the cookies and cupcakes in favor of Puck's trademark mini gold-covered chocolate Oscars. The candy men were kept just feet from a station where winners headed with their real gold statues and queued up to wait for engraving.
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Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center, Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Details: Graydon Carter hosts the Vanity Fair Oscar party at a custom-designed space which connects the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall. Above photo, Lady Gaga attends while right, Oscar-winning best supporting actor Jared Leto photobombs Anne Hathaway.
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InStyle Oscar Party
Location: Fig & Olive, 8940 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA

Guy Oseary and Madonna’s Late Night Party
Details: Undisclosed. It’s happening, but a source close to the event says Madonna will be unable to attend since she’ll be in rehearsals for The Brit Awards on Feb. 25.
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Elton John Oscars Party
The Elton John AIDS Foundation hosted its 2015 Academy Awards viewing party in West Hollywood on Sunday. The annual event, now in its 23rd year, serves as a star-studded fundraiser for the organization, which John founded in 1992 to support HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and awareness.

John and his husband David Furnish serve as co-hosts. Gordon Ramsay is once again providing a five-course gourmet dinner, and there will be a special musical performance. John, who joined Instagram in December to document his wedding to Furnish, is now using his account to share intimate pictures from the exclusive celebration. Before the Oscars ceremony began, the music legend revealed $4.85 million had already been raised, and later shared an adorable picture of his sons watching “Uncle Neil” Patrick Harris host the show.

Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Nina Dobrev, the Osbournes, Aaron Paul, Alec Baldwin, Rob Lowe are among the celebrities in attendance. Plenty more are expected to join the festivities once the Academy Awards show ends.

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02/24/2015 01:13.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
That is good you finally got some rain there!
Last night I just wasn’t ready to go to bed for some reason. Mom has this little mouse thing that I don’t like at all and if I hit it off the end table it will start going all over the floor. Well I had it going and was yelling at it and then I tossed the dancing bunny down so they could play together and I sat up on my play gym and yelled at them both. Yep I sure was wound up but by the time I did go to bed I fell right to sleep. Guess it wore me out good! “Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend…hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/23/2015 07:20.05 PM Report This Comment  
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02/23/2015 07:23.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer and Dad Sleepy after Oscar Parties
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"The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props
The audience that lifts you when you're down
The headaches, the heartaches, the backaches, the flops
The sheriff who escorts you out of town

The opening when your heart beats like a drum
The closing when the customers won't come

There's no business like show business
Like no business I know..."
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Dad says it will take a couple of Blogs to cover his disorganized reactions to the 87th Acadmy Awards. [Dad is old and scatter-brained anyway, but I love him].

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First Things First: The Opening Number was Awesome. The best in years.
The other highlight of the show was Lady Gaga's tribute to the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" -like her or not, her performance was phenomenal.
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Dad's pick for Best Dressed: Rosamund Pike‘s red hot custom Givenchy gown
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Although Dad thinks there were better films last year, anything called "Birdman" gets my vote too. It took hom 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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Dad's favorite film this year was "Whiplash" which won three awards, including JK Simmons winning for Best Supporting Actor - Dad says he had the best performance of the year and his gold statue was the most deserved.
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It's interesting that each of the eight nominees for 'Best Picture' went home with at least one Oscar
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WINNERS:
Best Picture: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
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Director: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
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Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”
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Actress: Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”
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Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
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Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
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Adapted Screenplay: “The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore
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Original Screenplay: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
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Animated Feature: “Big Hero 6”
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Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat (WINNER)
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Original Song: “Glory” from “Selma”
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Film Editing: “Whiplash” Tom Cross
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Cinematography: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
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Foreign Language Film: “Ida” from Poland

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02/23/2015 03:50.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
Yes some days just dont work out like one envisions.
The milonga was a great time again last night and thanks to all the hard workers that do this for us to have so much fun. We got company last night so mom was a bit busy and we didn’t have a typist till later but Suzi and I were there and had lots of fun too. “Dear old man winter we have had enough!“ leaving you a vote ~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/22/2015 06:19.13 PM Report This Comment  
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02/22/2015 07:08.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer ready to co-Host The Oscars
Oscar Sunday
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Singing: "It’s a wonderful night for Oscar…Oscar, Oscar!" --Billy Crystal
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Billy Crystal is my favorite Oscar Host. He has hosted NINE Times between 1990 and 2012.
As far as I'm concerned he could keep on hosting.
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The origin of the name Oscar is disputed. One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson; Walt Disney is also quoted as thanking the Academy for his Oscar as early as 1932.
Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce). Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick's naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'". The trophy was officially dubbed the "Oscar" in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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I am ready for a great night. We have snacks, a coffee cake, champagne and Dad'll be picking up "subs" [Submarine Sandwiches]. Just a small party.
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Have a great night, everyone. ~Wings Up~

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02/22/2015 02:16.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
Oh I vote we are artful for sure!!
Around 4 am mom and dad heard the carbon monoxide detector beep and then it did it again and they got up and started checking things. Mom peeked in on me and I looked back at her. Finally dad took the unit down in the garage and it went off again and then he took it outside and it went off again so dad knew something wasn’t right and everything was ok. Mom and him went back to bed to wait till daylight and catch a few more zzzz. Dad went to the hardware store and bought another one and found out that the old ones are only good for 5 years and the newer ones for 7 and didn’t realize that. The parronts were just happy everything was ok in the house and just a faulty unit! “Dear old man winter we have had enough!“ leaving you a vote ~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi

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02/21/2015 06:14.34 PM Report This Comment  
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02/21/2015 07:49.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Saturday Squawks
Instead of saying who I think will win Oscars, or who should win, I will simply concentrate on what I consider the Best Films for the year.
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Top Films of 2014: My Top Films this year:
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#1: “Whiplash”: (Dir: Damien Chazelle).
"Whiplash" is such an amazing film in every way. The Directing, the Writing, the Editing, the Cinematography. The performances are outstanding.

A film about Talent, Ambition, Obsession. Pushing oneself beyond known abilities. - -Soaring above the rest.
"Whiplash" won both The Audience Award and The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance - an amazing feat.

Filmed more like a thriller than a film about music, it becomes a battle of wills between our protagonist [Miles Teller] and his mentor-[a truly amazing J.J. Simmons]. It is an exhilarating work from the start to it's adrenaline-rushing finish.
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#2: “Boyhood”: (Dir: Richard Linklater).
A celebration of Life and being human. A simple story of growing up becomes profound and moving. Filmed over 12 years, the story and characters grow as the real-life filmmakers do, and the end-result is wonderful.

Richard Linklater is a talented, insightful director. I think the time has come to acknowledge his achievements.
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3. “Calvary”: (Dir: John Michael McDonagh)
Beautiful, sad and scathing portrait of a simple priest struggling with his own humanity and trying to do good in a small sinful town.
A truly great performance by Brendan Gleeson and a portrait of the True Power of Forgiveness. It is a film of Faith, of Doubt and Transcendence.
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4. “Birdman” (Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Michael Keaton shines in this fascinating exploration of Creativity, Talent and the cost of Fame. The tale winds seamlessly and breathlessly to the last shot.
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5. “The Babadook” (Dir: Jennifer Kent).
A superior horror tales that is brilliant in every way. What an amazing first film: Writing, Direction, Cinematography --- pitch-perfect performances.
An amazing film that works on a few different levels.
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6. "Edge of Tomorrow"
7. "Enemy"
8. "Ida"
9. "Into the Woods"
10. "Jodorowsky's Dune"
11. "Locke"
12. "The Immigrant"

You can check out the complete article here:
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http://fuzzbearmark.livejournal.com/2794642.html
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02/21/2015 02:19.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
Mom figures her glasses are worn more then most of her clothes every day and every hour she is awake so she makes sure she gets what she really likes and needs then too.
Last night our temperatures dropped to -16 here and that isn’t with the wind chill factor but real temperature. I sure am glad mom puts the extra blanket on me at night when its this cold and love my heater in my condo even more on these cold nights! Friday is usually my bath day in the winter time but mom said it was too cold to do it today. Its suppose to be warmer tomorrow so I might get one tomorrow. I like getting blow dried the best and could just forget the bath stuff. Its ok once I really get into it but in the winter mom doesn’t soak me much so doesn’t give me time to really get into it either. “Dear old man winter we have had enough!“ leaving you a vote ~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/20/2015 06:33.05 PM Report This Comment  
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02/20/2015 07:59.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Frigid Friday Flitzer
Our Oscar Host for 2014:
Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, magician,[2] comedian, and singer. He is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series "How I Met Your Mother" (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for Emmy Awards.
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In 2014, he starred in the title role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
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He has hosted The Emmys, The Tonys, and now The Oscars.

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02/20/2015 03:47.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
Mom said it was a chili day and it certainly was. Well in more ways then one that is cause mom made a big pot of Chili too for supper. One thing in the winter time soup or chili always hit’s the spot. I helped mom clean and wash clothes this morning. She lets me jump in the clean clothes after they come out of the dryer. I got a bit lost in the fitted sheet though but mom helped me out but boy was it a nice and cozy in there. “Dear old man winter we have had enough!“ leaving you a vote ~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/19/2015 05:34.14 PM Report This Comment  
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02/19/2015 07:27.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Talks Oscar Parties
A Sneak Peek Inside the Glamorous Oscars Governors Ball
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Party Party Party
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When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
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The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
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When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
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The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
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“The colors are very rich jewel tones – burgundies, purples, deep greens and golds,” says celebrity florist Mark Held. “We’re trying to create a different look for each table. Some tables have vintage-looking lamps, some tables are tone-on-tone purple, and for some tables, we’ve created man-made flowers out of succulents. It’s very eclectic.”
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Aside from the stunning décor, Hollywood’s A-listers will have plenty to munch on, as chef Wolfgang Puck has created 32(!) unique dishes to serve over the course of the meal.
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“When we do a menu for 1,500 people, we have to have enough dishes so that there’s something for everybody,” explains Puck. “Some people are vegan and vegetarian, some people don’t eat fish or don’t eat meat. Because of that, we made 32 different dishes, from a little parsnip chip with eggplant puree, which are a little Middle Eastern, to lobster rolls with bacon, which is traditional American.”
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Other dishes include baked potatoes topped with caviar, black truffle chicken pot pies, Wagyu shortrib with squash puree, chilled sweet pea soup, and Puck’s signature Oscar-shaped smoked salmon matzo. (350 lbs. of smoked salmon will be served in total!)
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Of course, no party is complete without some festive drinks. Piper-Heidsieck will be serving up 1,500 bottles of champagne — including about 750 of their exclusive Rare bottles — while Sterling Vineyards will be providing 2,400 bottles of wine.

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02/19/2015 01:05.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
Moms daughter in law wanted to learn how to crochet a few years ago so mom taught her the basics and she did really well. She would look on you tube when she wanted to learn something or got stuck on how to do a certain procedure. Now she is trying to knit a hat for her mom that is going through chemo and is doing a good job learning that as well. She made her mom a crocheted hat but thought the knitted one would be good for a change. Her mom will enjoy it cause its made with so much love from her daughter too. “Dear old man winter we have had enough!“ leaving you a vote ~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/18/2015 05:11.07 PM Report This Comment  
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02/18/2015 08:02.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Squawks
'BEST DIRECTOR'
The Director of a film helms the project - it is his vision which ends up on the screen -the scope, the mood, the pacing. He normally chooses the actors and crew that can best fulfill the work he/she envisions. Although a collaborative effort, the Director makes the big decisions and it responsible for the final product.

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Due to strange rules of The Academy, there are 8 'Best Picture' nominees this year, yet only 5 Directors can be nominated for recognition.

In my eyes, Director RICHARD LINKLATER has been the most creative, experimental, thoughtful and accomplished director of the bunch. Although 'Boyhood' may not be his best film, I am rooting for him to win 'Best Director' this year.
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Achievement in Directing:

"Birdman" or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): Alejandro G. Iñárritu
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"Boyhood": Richard Linklater
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"Foxcatcher": Bennett Miller
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel": Wes Anderson
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Another cold n snowy day here in Buffalo -our endless Winter...
Bundle up and Stay warm.
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"The Imitation Game": Morten Tyldum

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02/18/2015 03:51.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
We have trouble with the hawks trying to get our wild birds around here. Yesterday the one grand didn’t have school because of Presidents day so skin sis and the grand came up to visit a bit. The grand was at the dentist to get a small cavity fixed and came up after that then. With school and softball mom hasn’t seen the grand for a good while and boy did she get tall! She is taller then mom now but they all are now except the youngest one and bet it wont be long he will tower over mom too. Mom used to think she was tall but now she is feeling other wise LOL. “Dear old man winter we have had enough!“ leaving you a vote ~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

02/17/2015 06:22.25 PM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

02/17/2015 07:45.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer has his say:
Oscars are This Sunday – Are You Excited?
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Enough already, Dad. You keep taking over the computer and talking about all these movies I don’t watch!
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Time for Flitzer’s Favorite Film: “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” (2003, Dir: Judy Irving)
This film focuses on the flock of cherry-headed conures (and a lonely blue-headed one named Connor) who flock around the Telegraph Hill region of the city and their closest human companion, Mark Bittner.
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I love everything about this film. The story, the photography. The beautiful parrots.
Love to watch this movie and Squawk along, adding my voice to the proceedings.
A Great Film! ==Flitzer
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Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/17/2015 03:44.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
Mom decided to try a few new recipes for supper. Dad wasn’t too impressed and there was one mom didn’t like either. Dad is a meat and potatoes sort of guy and mom said she should of even known to not try. Guess next week mom will be making the tried and true again. Dad says if its not broke don’t try to fix it . I sure am glad mom doesn’t do these things on me! “Dear old man winter we have had enough!“ leave you a vote ~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

02/16/2015 07:05.18 PM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

02/16/2015 07:58.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Flyin' By...
Favorite Film Scores:
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I love "Movie Music".
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Music is so important in setting the mood of the film. It heightens the tension, the suspense, the romance....
Often we don't even notice the music as it is such an intricate part of the fabric of the film.

Sometimes it takes seeing a movie a few times to appreciate the score.

The greatest film composers know how to play on our emotions while we do not even realize it.
It only takes a few notes of the score to have movie memories come flooding back. We recognize the music for the shark in "Jaws" instantly, and can picture Scarlett O'Hara with just a couple notes of 'Tara's Theme'.
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My Top Favorite Musical Scores for Movies:
1. "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Bernard Herrmann
2. "Dead Ringers" - Howard Shore
4. "Ben-Hur" - Miklós Rózsa
4. "Out of Africa" - John Barry
5. "Cinema Paradiso" - Ennio Morricone
6 "All About My Mother" - Alberto Iglesias
7. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" - Ennio Morricone
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What are your favorite film scores?

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/16/2015 03:48.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
Always nice to get some of your $$ back at income tax time and sure never a problem where to spend it either!
Dad got mom a pretty valentines day card and roses. Mom put the roses on the table but had to move them cause some birdy (ahem) kept tearing them apart. Dad always remembers the valentine day cards (though he does occasionally forget other holidays once in a while but mom was surprised at the roses but delightfully happy with them. The last time dad bought mom flowers for valentines day was the first year they were married and mom still has them since they weren’t real ones. Mom took a picture of these since they wont last like the fake ones have. “To shorten winter borrow some money that is due in the spring”. Leaving a vote for you~~Hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

02/15/2015 06:58.20 PM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

02/15/2015 07:29.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Movie Reflections from Flitzer
Memorable movie moments:
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Try to think of movie/film moments that bowled you over
-scenes after which you felt overwhelmed.
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Here's a short list of a few that come to mind:
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1. "American Beauty": Lester looking beyond his life to the unbelievable beauty in the world around him.

2. "The Best Years of Our Lives": Homer's homecoming

3. "Brokeback Mountain": Ennis finding the shirts.

4. "City Lights": the ending

5. "The Fly" (1986): the final Teleportation

6. "Jaws": finding Ben Gardner's boat

7. "Out of Africa": Karen & Denys flying over the African plains

8. "Say Anything": Lloyd and his boombox

9. "Singin' In the Rain": Gene Kelly twirling around in joy dancing down the rain-soaked street

10. "The Sixth Sense": the ending

11. "The Sound of Music": the Opening Scene

12. "Yankee Doodle Dandy": Jimmy Cagney dancing down the steps of The White House
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What are Your memorable moments?

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/15/2015 02:59.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sawyer
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!! Mom had to go to the eye doctors yesterday morning and boy was it cold. Then there was two hour school delays so she got behind lots of school buses too but she left in plenty of time and no problems. Once there though she had to have the drops to dilate her eyes and when she left she still couldn’t see well. The sun was shining bright too so she put them silly glasses on with her own glasses and I just looked at her when she came home. Mom is glad that trip is done with and doesn’t go back for five months now. “To shorten winter borrow some money that is due in the spring”. Leaving a vote for you~~Hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

02/14/2015 06:12.00 PM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

02/14/2015 07:45.56 AM Report This Comment  
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