The Weekend Wrap

I think it’s about time for another weekend wrap-up, don’t you? Not much happened, really, but I feel we should talk a bit about the weather and the Oscars. So, here we go:

This weekend the Kansas City area was projected to get hit with another massive winter storm. The fantastically named Winter Storm Titan, “roared” into the KC metro on Saturday afternoon bringing with it wind, ridiculous cold, piles of sleet, and a meager supply of snow. Our poor forecasters up here had been struggling all week to get a clear prediction. Alas, Titan remained an enigma throughout its tenure in the area. We had been warned that we could get upwards of 10” of snow. Yeah…not so much. Instead of a delightfully soft snow storm the area was battered with heavy periods of sleet and a maybe an inch (or two in places) of snow. So, the snowstorm was a bust, but the meteorologists definitely got one thing right this weekend, the blistering cold. Oh man, is it cold out there! Kansas city broke temperature records both today and yesterday. Lucky for us, it should be warming up some by the weekend (I heard talk of 50’s on Friday).

The sleet and ick roads did serve to keep many people inside on Sunday, and I’m guessing many of you watched the Academy Awards (Oscars!) last night. For those of you who missed the show and haven’t looked at anything on the Internet today except this blog, here is a quick run-down of who won the biggest prizes of the evening:

  • Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave

  • Actress: Cate Blanchett “Blue Jasmine”

  • Actor: Matthew McConaughey ”Dallas Buyers Club”

  • Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o“12 Years a Slave”

  • Supporting Actor: Jared Leto “Dallas Buyers Club”

  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

  • Best Original Song: Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Let it Go,” from “Frozen”

  • Best Original Score: Steven Price, “Gravity”

  • Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Spike Jonze, “Her”

  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”

If you want to see the other big winners of the evening, check here.

Ellen did a great job hosting, and bravo to her for practically breaking Twitter with the star-studded picture. If you didn’t (or refuse to) watch the Oscars, I can tell you that this year was one of the better shows I’ve seen. No one got too long winded (Leto and McConaughey tried, though) and for the most part politics stayed home. Also, John Travolta terribly mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name. And finally, Benedict Cumberbatch photo-bombed U2, which made my night (love CB, despise U2, sorry guys).

That’s about all the excitement from this weekend. Stay tuned for news and pictures for our upcoming move! We’re already hard at work getting things torn down and moved out (don’t worry, all the books and computers are still here)!

I hope Monday treats you all admirably. Stay Warm and we’ll see you Tomorrow (Fat Tuesday)!

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