Friday, January 6, 2012

Clooney

I have not been public regarding my break up with Mister Clooney. We are both private people and will remain friends.

THEN, JUST NOW, I read this quote from him.............
"There's this strange thing that's happened over the last 25 or 30 years where there's this decision being made that women aren't able to carry the box office. Now, 'Bridesmaids' has proved that to be bull----, and 'The Help' has proven it to be bull----. But it's much harder to get a film with a woman lead made. When a man hits 40 is when roles just begin to happen. And for women it doesn't happen. I find that to be a very concerning issue."

 My Dearest G,
I have a movie with strong women leads that will make a difference. Please invite me to finish writing it in the Italian villa and I will let you produce it. What do you think? Come on, for a laugh! You know you want to.

PS I did not want to break up with you. In fact I didn't break up with you, it was just an odd day of reality!
Love Jayne

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year Start

My New Year is going really well. How about yours?

Highlights have been:

ONE:
The return of "The Bachelor". Oh my, what trash! We had a grandma, a horse, a woman who looked like a horse, a wailing idiot in a bathroom and the repeat of  "wow, he's so real" at least a thousand times.
I really hope the next bachelor features a rubber male doll, just to see if it generates a different reaction.
All the guy really needs is a hair dresser.
Good News: I do not have to watch it.
Bad News: I bet I do!

TWO:
Today I broke the world record in eating as many Peppermint Patties as possible in five minutes.
Amazing. I was so quick, even I could not believe the empty packets in front of me.
Bad news: I had no witnesses, so I could be declared a cheat.
Good news: I will attempt the record again tomorrow at 2pm for anyone who cares to watch.

THREE:
Tonight, watching the TV show "What Not to Wear" one participant really wanted to punch out the make up lady as she hated her new look so much. In fact her only positive comment regarding her total make over was "I look taller."  Stacey and Clinton were left speechless, and this from Clinton whose advice had been "Get big balls."    Classic TV!
Good news: I do not have to watch this show.
Bad news: I love this show.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Wishes

The angel on our Christmas tree is about to bungee jump from the top. She looks hopeful about 2012.
Branches of dried pine hang wilted, like fingers waiting for polish to dry. The golden dove ornaments still shine with the white bright lights, despite the sinking of the tree.

Hidden beneath the memories of this season, I know there are two unwrapped packages. Both are for me.
If you open the boxes you'll see what the year holds. The thoughts, the smiles, the steps within a journey begun.
My lack of belief in most things, allows for the possibilities, that whatever is now contained, may grow or disappear.
There will be changes for growth, for adventure and the sheer bravery of facing each day with honesty and open arms.
To know that each fold of tissue paper may reveal a gift to be treasured. That some will be planned while others arrive out of the blue, or out of the comfort of friends and family. Like the wonder of a child who has the courage to tell another, that she is like an angel.

Happy New Year everyone. Grace, love and simplicity.