Wednesday, March 17, 2010
MAY THE LUCK OF THE IRISH BE WITH YOU...
The green Chicago River, turns green every year for 50 years now.
My home town, a lovely city to grow up in. Just about everyone
on my street was Irish, except me. I'm Italian.
Names like McDonough, O'Shea, Riley, Burke, McArthur, Donovan,
and Hoy, it's amazing I didn't marry an Irishman! Have a good one.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director for The Hurt Locker
Kathryn Bigelow is the First Woman to win Best Director
And the winner is...
Sandra Bullock wins Best Actress
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were pretty low key...
The Hurt Locker wins Best Picture
Director and Author share the spotlight...
Barbra Streisand is THRILLED that Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director
Presenting the Best Actress Award ... last year's Best Actor
The magnificent Helen Mirren...
The radiant Sandra Bullock...
The most nominated actress Meryl Streep
Presenting the Best Actor Award... last year's Best Actress
Jeff Bridges wins Best Actor
Sexy Colin Furth (my favorite guy)
The very popular George Clooney
This gal is a great actress, she knocked me out in Shadowboxer...
Her five minutes of fame knocked this role right out of the ballpark...
Sandra Bullock did try to give Meryl another kiss, but Meryl pushed her off
towards the stage with a "just go ahead and get your Oscar!" motion. Two things
struck me, that Sandra beat out Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren, and that the
little girl who played Precious, was a first time actor, a first time nominee,
and yet was in the company of the greats, Meryl, Helen and Sandra. Like Oprah
said, "Only In America!" How true.
Remember how they always said, "And the Oscar goes to..."
because in the movie business there are no winners, because they were ALL winners?
Well last night there were definitely winners!
For the first time in years and years,
each envelope was opened and they said,
"And the winner is..." I couldn't believe it!
I mean after all that fuss they made about winners and losers, and
making sure they all said "The Oscar goes to..." suddenly this great turn
around. Reminded me about how it was a mortal sin to eat meat on Fridays,
and then one day, it just wasn't a mortal sin anymore. Really brings into
focus the fact that everything is done by consensus, and the rules can
change anytime at all. So your best bet is to just forget the rules and
do whatever you please. I give you permission to do that. :-)
I do love The Oscars, and Hollywood, and films. We create our own reality.
Every day, just like in the movies. Don't ever forget that.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Here is Billy in March, 2010, lookin' good! That's Sophia on the right.
Thought I'd write an update on Billy DeGuido, the man who doctors believed would never come out of his coma last year.
If you're interested in learning how he's doing, follow this link:
He is blind because his brain is not receiving the messages from his eyes, but the other day, when someone took a photo with a flash,
he asked if someone had taken a picture, meaning the flash registered somewhere in his brain.
Donations came in to fund a hyperbaric chamber for Billy which he uses every day now.
Sophia has taken care of him all this time, and a greater love I can't imagine.
God bless Sophia, and Steve, and Jeremy and everyone who has helped Billy since
his tragic massive heart attack a year ago. Silent Unity is praying for him, and
I know his sight will return. God bless.
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