Friday, September 23, 2011

Pink Saturday - September 24

Red Dresses from the 2011 Emmy Awards

And a fabulous Pink Dress!

Thank you Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting our Pink Saturday Meetings

Have a great weekend. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Toronto Film Festival - Part 3

Oh this is such a cute story!

James Franco collage by Macy Armstrong (Image: Macy Armstrong)

James Franco was in town yesterday to promote Memories of Idaho, an art installation presented in collaboration with Gus Van Sant at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The installation is a meditation on Van Sant’s My Private Idaho, featuring a reassemblage of excised scenes and alternate takes from the 1991 film. But while Franco was playing artist at TIFF, it was a 13-year-old fan, Macy Armstrong, who stole the show, with three of her own artistic pieces created in tribute to Franco. Franco spotted the pieces in the crowd at the Memories of Idaho exhibition and proceeded to purchase them from Armstrong. No, we aren’t kidding: Franco asked to purchase a portrait of himself made out of yarn, a collage made from newspaper clippings and a canvas inspired by the poster for 127 Hours created by Armstrong. Franco insisted, “I saw that one on the Internet, someone sent it to me. I wanna buy those.” Armstrong, a mega Franco fan, happily obliged, immediately taking to her Tumblr account to exclaim, “Ohmygod I don’t know what just happened but I can’t breath! I gave James my art! And he has my email! And he’s seen my 127 Hours painting!! AHHHH He looked at me, he spoke to me, and I’m pretty sure we mentally got married! Everyone on the street thinks I’m crazy because Im freaking out! Its like a dream!"

from Toronto Life Magazine

Toronto Film Festival 2011 - part 2

So who did the little black dress the best?

Angelina Jolie at the "Moneyball" premiere that stars her other half, what's his name. Angelina is in Vivienne Westwood. Her Louis Vuitton clutch is handcuffed to her wrist. Must have her allowance in there.

Anna Faris also at the "Moneyball premiere". She is wearing a textured halter gown that tied at the waist. Large earrings, a bracelet and a black clutch completes her look.

Yvonne Strahovski at the "Killer Elite" premiere. Yvonne is wearing a scooped neck gown with a side slit. Check out the shoes. Very nice.

I'm liking Yvonne's dress the best. I must confess though, I have no idea who Anna or Yvonne are.

Which dress do you like best?

pictures: WireImage; Getty Images

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Toronto Film Festival 2011

Hollywood has moved north this week. The Toronto Film Festival is happening now.

George Clooney is here promoting his movie "Ides of March"

A journalist dared to ask what it's like to date in the spotlight.

George asked for the reporter's name and then said: "Everyone here is a little ashamed of you right now."

"I knew someone would do it, I'm a little disappointed it's you," a smirking Clooney said to laughter from the media.

"I mean, everyone here is a little ashamed of you right now.

"Listen, I think it's tremendous that you asked that question. Go back and tell your editor you asked the question."

Good answer George!

Picture: Darren Calabrese / THE CANADIAN PRESS
From an article from THE CANADIAN PRESS

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pink Saturday - September 10

I hope you don't mind my doing a repeat this week.

Where were you September 11, 2001?

I think everyone remembers exactly what they were doing that morning when they heard THE news. I had just shut off my hairdryer when I heard on the radio that a plane had hit the first tower. I quickly turned on CNN just in time to see the second plane coming in. I sat there thinking "What is that pilot thinking?" And then couldn't believe what I saw.

Later on I went outside to sit on my patio. I remember thinking how quiet it was. No traffic noise. No planes in the sky - where I live we see jets starting to descend for landing at the Buffalo Airport. The sun was shining, the sky was a beautiful blue with white fluffy clouds. And it was so quiet. It seemed so surreal.

September 11, 2001 - the day that changed the world.

Canada and the United States share the world's longest continuous border. We could "jump the ditch" without needing a passport. Not anymore. Now we need passports and security passes.

I pray that there is never another "September 11th".

I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.

Thank you to Beverly from How Sweet the Sound" for hosting Pink Saturdays.

Please take a minute to say a prayer for those who died, those who responded and now are sick, for their families and yes, even for the people who did this. And a prayer that something like this never happens again, anywhere.

Thank you for visiting. Have a great week.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September 6 - School started today

Out of the mouth of babes

from the local newspaper - Curious-The Tourist Guide