The Oscars are on Sunday, and since this is my favorite award show of the year, I can't wait. I love the fanfare, from the dresses to the buzz surrounding who might take home what statue - the entire event is utterly thrilling.
Over the past few months, my friends and I have made an effort to see every film nominated for Best Picture, as well as several of the other nominated movies. I hold an Oscar party every year that features formal dress champagne and an Oscar pool to make things interesting. The winner of the most accurate award predictions only takes home bragging rights, but since we're all so into movies, that's enough for us.
And since our pride is on the line, by the time we get to actually watching the award show, most of us simply can't take the suspense. That's why this year I've decided to add another event to my party: We're going to play my new favorite game, Suspend, in between award announcements.
Not only is it a fun play on words, but it should actually help to take some of the pressure off for those who just can't take the agony of finding out who might get the next big statue.
I'm planning to spend all weekend getting ready for my fancy Oscar party, and it should be a lot of fun. I called my friend Rose to tell her of my plan to add Suspend to the activities at the gathering, and since she's played with me before, she thought it was a great idea. The fact that this game can be finished in between five and 10 minutes makes it perfect for an event like this when we're just looking to pass time.