The Life of Bon: Oscars + Magazines = Heaven

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oscars + Magazines = Heaven


Yesterday it got a bit heavy around here when I announced I am leaving my job.  All of a sudden we were talking about quitting jobs and big life changes and leaving behind loved places and experiences and people and twas all a bit heavy.

So today we're going light.  Light and fun and frivolous and entertaining.

Did you know the Oscars are coming up?

THEY ARE!  SURPRISE!  SUNDAY! IN TWO DAYS!

I didn't really love the Oscars growing up.  Didn't watch them, didn't read about them, didn't care about them.

Then two things happened to me.

THING #1:  I married Hubs who is an aspiring actor, and thus I began watching movies like a fiend.
THING #2:  I started reading lots of blogs and suddenly knew something (very little something) about fashion.

So bam, guess who's now excited for the Oscars?  THIS GIRL!

At this point I feel like it would be appropriate to mention that I had a deep and ever abiding love for magazines.  I purposely choose long grocery store lines so that I can devour all the latest celebrity gossip.  I love flying because I treat myself to magazines and the flight hours just slip on by.

Now, put together magazines + Oscars and you've got yourself one excited girl.

You gotta be careful what magazines you choose, though.  Not all of them have got the scoop you need.  My preference is PEOPLE Magazine.  It's got the latest on the celebrities, the best and worst dressed lists that I absolutely crave, and it even has its share of real writing.  REAL WRITING!  When Greg and I drove down to California last fall I read him stories out of PEOPLE magazine and showed him the pics all the way down.  (Oh, look at McCauly Culkin!  He's all grown up!  There's a story here about a man who kept this woman locked away for 13 years, want to hear it?)  Admit it, you think that's awesome.

That would be why I am looking forward to the PEOPLE Magazine 2013 Oscars Double Issue- coming out on March 1.  A double issue?!?  All about the Oscars?!?  Shoot me, I've died and gone to heaven!  Rest assured that I will be stuffing that magazine in a backpack, flying to Arizona, and I'm going to read the whole darn thing while laying in the sun.  That, my friends, is how you forget about your problems.

Or maybe I'll just read it on my living room couch.  Either way it's a win.  I can't decide if I'm more excited for the Oscars or the PEOPLE Magazine!

What is going to be in the PEOPLE Magazine 2013 Oscars Double Issue?  What Oscar events will they cover?

FOR EXAMPLE:  Will there be adequate pictures of Angelina Jolie and her leg?


Will J.Lo have a convenient "wardrobe malfunction"?


And most importantly who is going to chant "They like me!  They really like me!" if Sally Field doesn't win for best supporting actress?!? I sure hope PEOPLE has got this figured out!


Oh, and Target is giving away $20 just for kicks and giggles.  So you buy yourself a PEOPLE magazine and snacks to go with it and remind yourself why life is awesome.  Get entering! :)


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105 comments:

  1. Emma Stone!! Always and forever ;)

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  2. Reese Witherspoon! :)

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  3. emma watson & emma stone!

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  4. I'd like to see Hugh Jackman

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  5. Emma Stone for sureee!

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  6. I agree with Emma Stone, she's fab!
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  7. I admit, I wasn't too excited about the Oscars, but you've convinced me ;) I just love Emma Stone though. She has the greatest style.

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  8. Jennifer Lawrence.

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  9. Jennifer Lawrence. :)

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  10. Robert Downey, Jr.
    ....I wish David Tennant from Doctor Who but it's BBC....

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  11. Jennifer Lawrence, Obviously!

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  12. Emma Stone! I'm a closet celeb junkie because hubby makes fun of me. I've become very good at hiding my addiction!

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  13. Bon! I'm a pretty new reader for your blog but LOVE IT. You've got such a funny writing style that I just adore.

    I too am beyond excited about the Oscars. It's like the Kentucky Derby of award season and I can't wait to see it all unfold. If I had my way, Jennifer Lawrence would be rocking the cover for this magazine. She's witty and interesting in interviews and I love her for that. Plus she was amazeballs in Silver Linings Playbook.

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  14. Emma Stone. she's my favorite. and she's stunning.

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  15. Um HELLO!!! Bradley Cooper, if you please! Fun post tonight Bon!

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  16. Jennifer Garner

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  17. I'm hoping for Anne Hathaway!

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  18. Emma Stone! Completely.

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  19. I want to see Emma Stone
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  20. Jennifer Lawrence. She is rocking the healthy curves. I can't wait to see what she wears!

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  21. haha so glad I am not the only mentioning Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence. I love them both :)

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  22. lots of votes for Emma Stone, but I want to see Ryan Gosling! Can't get enough of that man!

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  23. Emma Stone for sure. She is my favorite :)

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  24. Would you think I was shallow if I said Ryan Gosling?

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  25. I'd like to see Daniel Day Lewis on the cover.

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  26. I agree with Emma Stone! Or Jennifer Lawrence. Love those two.

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  27. brad pitt

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  28. I grew up with a mother who always had a People magazine around.To this day I know I can stop by and find one or two and catch up on celebrity pics. Not sure if I care what celebrity is on the cover for the Oscar edition,kinda just want to see the outfits lol

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  29. "Will there be adequate pictures of Angelina Jolie and her leg?"

    ROFLMAO!

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  30. Someone needs to feed Angelina's leg...she looks like she needs a hamburger!! :)

    Laura@MiceInTheKitchen

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  31. I'd like to see Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone on the cover!

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  32. jennifer lawrence! (my rafflecopter name is vunda vall)

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  33. Jennifer Lawrence! I love her and she looks amazing in everything!

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  34. A KY girl, Jennifer Lawrence!! :)

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  35. Ben Aflack - because his work seriously is deserving.
    Bradley Cooper - but only if his tux is "accidentally" unbuttoned, or even worse, totally missing *gasp*! :)

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  36. Gahhh...do I HAVE to choose?! Ben and Jen, JLaw, Ryan (Hey Girl) Gosling, Robert (sexiest comeback EVAR) Downey Jr., Emma (wanna be BFFs) Stone....pretty much everyone!

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  37. Emma Stone puhhh-lease!!

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  38. Can't wait to see Jennifer Lawrence. I do love Emma Stone too.

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  39. Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone

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  40. emma stone or jennifer lawrence! (which seem to be very popular answers!)

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  41. I love the Oscars and fashion and People magazine. We are kindred spirits.

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  42. Jennifer Lawrence!

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  43. Jennifer Lawrence or Reese Witherspoon :)

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  44. I love love love the Oscars!!!

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  45. Jennifer Lawrence! I love seeing the gowns worn, and evaluating why they do or do not work. I'm not a fashion snob at all, but as a seamstress I get excited for the looks they're rocking. :)

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  46. I'm hoping to see Jennifer Lawrence! She's so funny :)

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  47. I would love to see Anne Hathaway!

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  48. Bradley Cooper or Jennifer Lawrence!

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  49. Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck!

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  50. I would like to see Bradley Cooper
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  51. Would love to see Jennifer Lawrence!

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  52. Jennifer Lawrence!!!

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  53. Emma Stone!

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  54. Jennifer Lawrence. Most definitely.

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  55. I have never watched the Oscars but do see the highlights on the news after the event but as for the dresses worn there are times when I look at some of them and think what the hell did she not look in a mirror

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  56. I'll chime in with JLaw!

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  57. Julianne Moore, Daniel Craig

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  58. Christoph Waltz... and because she is always stunning, Kate Winslet (even though she wasn't in anything this year)

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  59. I would love to see Blake Lively on the cover. She always has good style.

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  60. Reece Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence

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  61. Bradley Cooper, oh yea!

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  62. Jennifer L! I want an article on hunger games 2!!

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  63. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Together.

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  64. Jessica Chastain!

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  65. Reese Witherspoon always looks fab. I wouldn't mind seeing her on the cover at all!

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  66. Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone

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  67. i would love to see emma watson!

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  68. I would like to see Brad Pitt

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  69. Oh that leg... how does one stand that way?

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  70. Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon, and Natalie Portman!

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  71. J-Law (a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence)!!

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  72. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper - I loved them together in Silver Linings Playbook and I just like them both in real life.

    Also, I'm like you, I didn't used to care about the Oscars. I realized that it was probably because I was never really interested in the movies nominated and as I get older, I'm more adventurous with my movie choices.

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  73. Hello! New follower here :)

    I know I am a little late to this but I always love to watch the classic beauties (like Jennifer Garner/Aniston and Natalie Portman) and what they will wear. I am not too into the crazy dresses where we may or may not see exposed body parts!

    Can't wait to read more!

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  74. I havent seen any of the winning movies. I think it's time to get started!!

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  75. i'd like to see anne hathaway!

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  76. I would love to see Jennifer Lawrence :)

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  77. i am so out of the loop, but stilla big salma hayek fan! :)

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  78. A shaved Ben Affleck!

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  79. anne hathaway
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  80. Jennifer Lawrence & Ben Afflack

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  81. Jennifer Lawrence and Ben Affleck

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