I’d like to thank the Academy …

Boy, it has been a while since we’ve had a giveaway here at That’s Church.

I blame winter.

In fact, I’ve decided to blame all my troubles on winter.  I have a migraine.  Winter.  I’m having a bad hair day. Winter.  My kid dropped his DSi in the toilet and he’s going through the actual stages of grief, including crying himself to sleep each night until it is fixed or replaced.  Winter.

See how easy that is?

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Film Office, I’m giving away two tickets to their annual Oscar event, “Lights! Glamour! Action!” taking place Oscar Night, March 7, 2009 2010 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in downtown Pittsburgh.

As the lucky winner, you’ll receive two Gala Tickets which gets you in the doors via a red carpet arrival at 7:30 p.m. and includes drink tickets.

In addition, this is the language taken directly from the press release:

Come and share in the Oscar® night excitement as Lights! Glamour! Action!™ along with partner Moët & Chandon welcomes you with a red carpet arrival – and make sure to wear your finest if you want to win the best dressed award!

The evening features a screening of the live telecast of the Oscars® on the big screen and Moët & Chandon bubbly and themed champagne cocktails such as the Red Carpet Fizz, Gold, Envy and Ultimate Accolade.

Attendees will be entertained with live music from Pittsburgh’s premiere soul and funk Motown band, Soul Village, as well as an open bar and food stations from some of Pittsburgh finest restaurants and catering companies.  Participate in make-up sculpting demonstrations by the Douglas Education Center, or bid on items in a silent auction that features items from the film Twilight – New Moon, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal.


Now, full disclosure:  The film office emailed me to invite me and my husband to the event as their guests and I went back to the film office and said, “Oooh.  I’d LOVE to go and drink champagne, but can I please have two extra tickets to give to a lucky reader?”

And BAM!  Don’t nobody ever say I don’t love you.

Only problem is that, and I know women say this all the damn time, I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR. I might just go in costume so I can wear jeans.  Bo Duke, maybe?  Don’t say Daisy Duke.  IT IS WINTER.  I blame winter.

These tickets are $125 per person, so you’re winning a prize valued at $250!

In addition to lots of local VIPs, I’m told that Luke Ravenstahl will be there.  If you hear shouting, it might mean that Luke found me.  I’m totally going to ask him what color his underwear are.

The film office is still waiting to hear back if my future best friend David Conrad will be showing up, but he did donate a Ghost Whisperer DVD set to the silent auction along with an autographed head shot and poster, so you know where to find me during this event — either stalking David Conrad or, in his absence, licking the poster, and, once I win it, pressing it lovingly to my bosom while my husband rolls his eyes.

To enter, just leave a comment (one comment per email address) and tell me which movie you would most want to live out in real life if given the chance.  Notice this doesn’t necessarily mean your favorite movie, because The Titantic might be your favorite movie, but I really don’t think you want to freeze your ass off as you watch Leo DiCaprio sink beneath the surface of the icy ocean, do you?

Shit.  Did I just give the ending of that movie away? SPOILER ALERT!

Regardless, if I could live out one movie in real life, it would be the role of Watts in Some Kind of Wonderful.  Mostly because I’m pretty sure I’d be a kickass drummer and also, that scene where Keith realizes he loves her and chases after her and she’s all crying and “WHAT?!” and then he kisses her and [SIGH.] “You look good wearing my future.”

I know my husband’s answer would be the role of Rudy in Rudy.

What about you?  I promise I will not delete any valid comment, even if you respond with “Comment” or “TWILIGHT!  SPARKLE SPARKLE SPARKLE!”

I’ll use the email address you provide to notify you if you’ve won.

You have until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, March 2 to comment at which time I’ll close comments and use Random.org to select the lucky winner.

Good luck!


  1. DDub
    March 2, 2010 4:29 pm

    Harry Potter…. From Harry Potter, of course. magic is cool. lol

  2. Linda
    March 2, 2010 4:46 pm

    Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia! That scenery…Pierce Brosnan….ah…

  3. Michael
    March 2, 2010 4:55 pm

    Memphis Raines in gone in 60 seconds. Drives a Shelby and messese around with Angie.

    or going old school

    Capt. Hilts “The Cooler King” from the great escape. ’cause Steve McQueen is a bad ass.

  4. Dana
    March 2, 2010 4:56 pm

    Sandy from Grease!!

  5. Jake
    March 2, 2010 5:00 pm

    Twilight. Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle.

  6. Bitter
    March 3, 2010 10:14 am

    Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, because she is a bad ass ninja and effed up the day of anyone standing in between her and her daughter.

  7. bob
    March 3, 2010 11:40 am

    Any of the pikey’s from snatch

  8. MissLee
    March 3, 2010 12:45 pm

    Any Bond girl that survives the experience

  9. Jen
    March 3, 2010 1:04 pm

    wichita from zombieland or any movie with jason statham that he has to save me.

  10. Ameyer
    March 3, 2010 3:00 pm

    Baby from Dirty Dancing!!!

  11. stephanie
    March 3, 2010 8:34 pm

    magenta from rocky horror picture show.

    yeah, the contest is over – but so what?