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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 Sánchez (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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