I won't deny it - I used to watch a LOT of TV, and now just don't have time for it. I even blogged on Mommy Nearest about missing my TV family! Ha! So when the Oscars were set to air last night, I hadn't really planned on watching. You know - so much to do, so little time and all! But, little one was quietly sleeping, and with our big move coming up in a couple of weeks we've got to drink all the booz in our fridge hubby and I threw caution to the wind and sat down with a couple of bottles of cider in front of the boob tube!
I love love love Ellen, so I really enjoyed her opening dialogue and running commentary throughout the night. She has such a dry sense of humor that always has me LOL'ing! Watching it with my ESL husband, I have to help him get a lot of jokes, most of which are lost in translation, but it's such a sense of accomplishment when he actually gets one and LOL's right along with me! Phew!!
I was really touched by the speeches of Jared Leto and Lepita Nyong-o's acceptance speeches - I love when actors can be so gracious and also bring light to incredibly important causes without beating us over the head with them.
But right before I was about to call it a night (at 10pm, sorry I know it's lame but Kenzo is at night 5 of waking up about 4 times a night - damn canines and molars are all coming in at once!!), Ellen did something I found to be super duper cool! haha!! She joked about Meryl Lynch being nominated a record 18 times, and said she wanted to set a new record with her - for retweets on Twitter! All of a sudden, a bunch of other celebs (Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto, Channing Tatum, & Bradley Cooper) all jumped in the MASSIVE selfie photo and BOOM, history was about to be made! At first, I logged onto Twitter just to see if the photo was for real. And for real it was! It took me a few attempts to retweet because Twitter must have been on complete overload. I mean, in the 30 seconds it took me to finally retweet, it had jumped from 60K to 80K retweets! Apparently it hit over 1 million in an hour, and now 12 hours later it's over 2 million!!
I don't know why I am just getting a kick out of being part of this! Haha!! I love it for one, because it's so fun to see celebrities acting "real" and being silly. And 2 because it's cool to see how powerful Social Media can be. It wasn't part of a campaign to save the world or donate X amount to X charity for each retweet or anything like that. It was just PURE FUN.
So, are you part of the record breaking retweet?? Or think it's a rediculous waste of time? Comment below!!
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I'm a NY mom blogger (formerly of Brooklyn), Influencer, YouTuber, & Entrepreneur living just north of NYC in Hudson River Valley's town of Cornwall with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1)! My blog is chock full of humor, honesty, family travel & product reviews, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, with weekly local kids' events roundups and annual guides for families here in South Brooklyn!