One of my favorite programs on Television comes on Sundays at five o'clock in the afternoon on C-Span - Barbara Lee was the interviewee for an hour. Barbara Lee is the Congress woman who voted no on giving President Bush's asking for the right to take USA into War after 9'11. She was the only no vote in the US Congress. If you have any chance to see that interview make sure you do. She is a fantastic woman. She had a checkered past and her being able to get herself to where she is today is truly admirable.
When Anna read my blog about Jr. she said: What are you going to be working on while you watch baseball this summer. She knows I can not do nothing while watching TV. I said, jokingly, I'll have to make you another dining-room rug. I have a much better idea, she said. Why don't you work on Fake it in Fabrics, using a Hockney swimming pool painting to copy in fabrics and then you can donate them to SAVE OUR POOL for a fundraisers. Copying the paintings of an artist who is alive is not permissible so I immediately wrote to him to ask for permission. I think it said it might take three weeks to get a response. So I want everyone who reads this blog to cross your fingers for five seconds, wishing a correct response to come from him. I will let you know what his response is, and if it is a positive answer, I will take pictures of what I create from his paintings, and even let you know how much money is raised from my endeavor.
Since I titled my blog Academy Awards I will have to say something about what I saw. All the women who were nominated ( except the actress from the bridges of ??? county) sounded either British or Australian. I love their accents, they are all truly beautiful, and even though I have seen none of the movies, I felt it was a happy affair. I read The Reader yesterday and it was a magnetic book. The woman seemed wooden in the book. (except in bed) She must have done a really great job of acting.
I will try to read the other books of the nominated movies.