This year, we decided not to attend. As my posts show, we had a blast going the first year, but not as big a blast going last year. However, we did consider going for one reason: Billy Crystal. It would have been a blast seeing him host. We decided to try to get orchestra-level seats only. These are extremely expensive, but VERY hard to get. The few available orchestra seats are meted out via a lottery system. Many people apply for these seats. We knew by putting in for these seats only, we were not going to be attending. Sure enough, we ended up not getting tickets for the event.
My husband and I were okay with this. The novelty of attending had faded. It just wasn't that much fun last year!
As it turned out, it was a good thing we didn't spend the money to attend. My husband has had quite the battle with the flu. For awhile, it looked like the flu was winning (let's just say a ride in an ambulance was involved at one point). He finally seems to be doing better, but was still running a fever last night (I don't know about today yet, he still hasn't emerged from the bedroom). There was no way we could have attended this year. The tickets are non-transferable, so we would have been out the money.
So, we'll watch the Oscars from home. We'll certainly have a better view of the event than from the balcony seats we had in the past! Plus the bathroom breaks are much easier to take at home. I still haven't figured out how the commercial breaks seem so long from home, but so short at the event itself.
George Clooney will just have to almost break my foot another time.
I'm linking this post later this week to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday. The letter this week is "O." How could I not link up when O is for Oscar?