Day 783: Best supporting Oscars

Tonight, I’ll be watching the 87th Annual Oscar Awards in California, 3000 miles away from Boston, where I’ve been watching the Oscars for less than 87 but more than 57 years.

For the past 7 years or so, I’ve been personally supported by this Oscar while watching the Oscars:


Tonight, my Oscar will be in Boston, which is currently being supported or unsupported (or please support me, now, by filling in your own word here _____) by lots and lots of this:


Because I took that last photo a couple of weeks ago — before Boston got “supported” again by yet another blizzard — I’m probably not supporting this post with the most accurate representation of what Boston looks like now.  But, doesn’t it look impressive or outstanding or record-breaking and maybe even a bit glamorous?

Speaking of impressive or outstanding or record-breaking or maybe even a bit glamorous, let’s get back to the Oscars, tonight. I haven’t seen all of the movies this year. Usually I do, but I’ve been distracted lately by many things, including the supporting role played by some recent health uncertainties in my life.

The movie I HAVE seen which I most support for an Oscar, right now, is Birdman, which has a soundtrack by Antonio SΓ‘nchez (who supports my favorite musician Pat Metheny on drums) and which I have previously supported in this (I hope) supporting blog post, right here.

Anyway, in honor of the 87th Annual Oscars, I shall now  award — as non-judgmentally* as possible  — my own personal Best Supporting Oscars for ME, yesterday.

Best Supporting Oscar for best long-distance support by a cat:



Best Supporting Oscar for best supporting performance by a dog in the Bay Area of California:

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Best Supporting Oscar for best supporting performance by a Bay-area dog toy:


Thatcher’s Shark.

Best Supporting Oscar for best supporting performance by brick in the Bay Area:


The brick wall outside my friend Lawry’s garage.

Best Supporting Oscar for best supporting ghost in the Bay Area:


The ghost inside my friend Lawry’s garage.

Best Supporting Oscar for best supporting artwork in wine country, California:

The nominees are:

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I’m not an expert on art, so I’m going to leave it up to my supporting academy (pssst!  that’s you!) to decide on the Best Supporting Oscar in that category.

Best Supporting Oscar for best support provided to a crocodile in wine country, California:


Best Supporting Oscar for performance best supporting the biggest wooden structure supporting wine in the world (at Sebastiani vineyards and winery):

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Lawry (being supportive in the first photo), since I don’t know the name of that guy who works for Sebastiani, supporting that giant wooden wine receptacle.

Best Supporting Oscar for best support provided to replicas of famous people supporting a wine country vineyard:

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Again, I call on the venerable WordPress Academy to decide on that Best Supporting Oscar.

Last but not least, Best Supporting Oscar for the best mutual support of a delightful woman, fountain-swimming dog, and a wine country vineyard:

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Patricia, Fergie (also known as “Fergilicious”), and Sebastiani Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, California.

If you leave a question or any other kind of comment here, I completely support that.

Many supporting Oscars to all those who helped support me in creating today’s post and to you — of course! — for the Oscar-worthy support you’re giving, here and now.

* As you can tell by the title I support for this blog, being non-judgmental is the way-of-being I support for me (and others) to strive for. However, I also support this: humans, even very supportive ones, are naturally judgmental, especially when it comes to giving and receiving awards. Do you support me, in that?

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36 thoughts on “Day 783: Best supporting Oscars

  1. all winners
    of bones & catnip
    after visiting my childhood
    hometown πŸ™‚

  2. I think the Brick Wall Oscar get top nomination from me.

    • The brick wall (with the names of Lawry’s daughter’s Leah, Cory, and Sara) thanks you and I thank you, too, Hilary.

      • I wanted to support this comment with the correct spelling of Lawry’s youngest daughter’s name: Sarah. (I missed one of the best-supporting bricks.)

  3. Perfect choices, Ann! Enjoy the Oscars for me tonight, too. I don’t have a television, so I will read about it tomorrow.

  4. Love your nominations Ann. Mine goes to Thatcher and his supporting shark. πŸ˜‰

  5. Delightful. I wish the Oscars were on UK time.

  6. My award goes to the gorgeous GoldenDoodle in the Bay Area of California. As for Boston, I would insert the word OBLITERATED – that is one heck of a lot of snow!

    • Thatcher, the gorgeous GoldenDoodle, humbly (as far as I can tell) thanks you for your support, Annabelle. I thank you for the support of this comment and the perfectly supportive word OBLITERATED.

  7. All admiral nominations and all deserving Osars in your brilliant Oscar Post. Excellent photos, as always. The woman at the fountain definitely has an Oscar-winning smile. Enjoy your Oscar-viewing tonight, Ann. πŸ™‚

    • I will be very happy if I enjoy my Oscar viewing tonight as much as I enjoyed this wonderfully supportive comment from you. Many thanks, Millie!

  8. Yes.

  9. I’ll be watching the Oscars tonight with my family and extended family in a ski lodge in Michigan — a first for me. Will lift a glass of Pepsi for you and your Oscars!

  10. I support you in loving Oscar the cat and Birdman the movie and Sanchez the soundtrack maker and Lawrie the friend and the fountain lady and all the fine art pieces and people above, Ann. Statues for all, no limitations. πŸ™‚

  11. When you are watching the Oscars, know that I am watching too Ann, so in a way, we’ll be watching together! The weather looks glorious there, so glad you’re able to spend time in my favourite state. ❀
    Diana xo

  12. I meant to thank you for yesterday’s post on “How to Look at Things”, which I knew deep inside it went beyond just identifying San Francisco landmarks. You were talking about something way more important, and that is to see the the world without making any assumptions or judgements. I will agree with Mark here: “Statues for all, no limitations.”

  13. Please don’t think of me as indecisive, think of me as all-inclusive. I embrace all the nominees. Standing up to be counted earns my vote every time. πŸ™‚

  14. I hope it wasn’t too windy today, it was beautiful to be in Sonoma county. The photos are beautiful, and you looked like you all were having a great time!!

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