February 22, 2009

February 22, 2009
A Dark Cloud Over the Oscars

Thanks for stopping by to check out what is going on in another day of my life. I hope you have been having a safe and great weekend.

I started my day off as usual with a protein shake followed by an ab and leg workout. As with my other days, I am not doing three sets of each exercise with five exercises per body part. Still working on getting my body back in shape by my birthday on March 28th.

I was feeling really worn out between the harder workouts and the long but enjoyable day yesterday. So I ended up taking a nap during the afternoon after catching some rays to help start my tan for the year. The only problem with trying to catch a nap during the day is one of our neighbors have some very noisy dogs which are constantly barking. UGH! But being the animal lover I am, I so far have not complained about their barking. (I would hate to be their next door neighbor.)

Tonight we have the Oscars but there is a dark cloud looming in Hollywood. A dark stormy cloud is looming over the glitz and glam of tonight's Oscars and I am not just talking about rain.

On Saturday, the Screen Actors Guild rejected the "last, best and final offer" for a new contract with Hollywood producers, setting the stage for another possible strike in Tinseltown.

Nearly three-fourths of SAG's board of directors voted against the offer from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which is asking for a three year contract instead of two.

SAG issued a statement saying, "The AMPTPs last-minute, surprise demand for a new term of agreement extending to 2012 is regressive and damaging and clearly signals the employers' unwillingness to agree to the deal they established with other entertainment unions."

Meanwhile, the AMPTP says, "We simply cannot offer SAG a better deal than the rest of the industry achieved under far better economic conditions than those now confronting our industry."

The old contract expired in June 2008. It's unknown at this time how or when negotiations will continue. Hopefully, there will not be a strike which would make for another horrible year for writing and production quality.

So what did you think about the Oscars? Inquiring minds want to know.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab