WHEW!!!

October ???

Flew to NY for a quick series of meetings and a fun photo cover shoot for “V” magazine where I was with Sigourney Weaver and Susan Sarandon. Dinner at Nobu with best pal Paula Weinstein, then stopped by a post screening party at the Soho Hotel. The film “Conviction” had been shown, and friends were there, including my son and daughter in law. Saw Hilary Swank and Juliette Lewis who everyone said were fantastic in the film.

Hillary Swank, me and Paula Weinstein

Then to Atlanta for a cocktail reception to honor the hosts of our up coming IKEA “It’s About Time” event coming up October 26th. I’ll go back for that. This will be the 3rd year and it’s always a lot of fun. We have many great clocks designed by artists of all kinds.. That will be auctioned off to benefit The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP) which I founded 16 years ago.

“9 to 5” was playing during the reception.

Beautiful clock by Hans Frabel, the famed glass maker

Sidney Poitier did this wonderful clock!

I love this clock with me in my iconic workout gear from the first book and video

This clock was done by the quilters of Gees Bend

Michele Ozumba, President and CEO of The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention with me and my friends the Reverend Bill and Kathy Stayton.

Matt Arnett and his friend. Matt works with the Gees Bend Quilters (among other vernacular artists of the south and is father of my grandchildren) HE will curate the clock exhibit Oct 26th.

Got back to L.A. At 1am this morning. Whew!

Tomorrow night I present Ted Turner with the Environmental Media Awards Lifetime Achievement Award which he so richly deserves. I am looking forward to that. Oprah’s sending a film crew to film us talking about why we have remained friends…duh! He’s brilliant and funny and life’s too short!!! My family will be there too cause they miss him. Ted and Richard get along great! We’ll all have dinner after with Cindy and Alan Horn. Cindy and Lynn Lear founded EMA many years ago.

I tape Oprah in Chicago on Wednesday and have been told it airs October 27th. I’ll be in Atlanta in a G-CAPP board retreat. Whew! Can’t wait for November when things’ll slow down.

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  1. The workout clock is very funny! I think you should market this one…and maybe you could make ones of you in various films, Barbarella, Klute, etc. moving hands and/or feet…people like clocks…i bought one last time made by the women in one of the Second Chance Homes..i have six clocks now in my little workspace and can always add more…BTW…people get busier as they get older…it is an oft remarked empirical observation.

  2. Love the clocks, Jane. Next to Redford, Poitier is my fave male actor! By the way, wore your t-shirt on my holiday in Tasmania, our most southern state in Australia, and I got lots of comments!

  3. Wonderful, and I want your coat, Jane. Want.

    Have a terrific weekend.

  4. You should definitely have the workout clock in your online shop, it’s too good! I must have one!

  5. Jane, I appreciate the time and effort you put into your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Can’t wait to see you on Oprah – Life’s too short, indeed! (LOL) <3 u, Jane!

  7. I love that you and Ted Turner are still close friends. I miss him and you living in Atlanta.

    Gail

  8. Hello Jane, you are a busy girl, I hope you make it back to LA/Long Beach for the The Women’s Conference 2010. I see your on the warmup Maria Shriver Takes on Alzheimer’s run. Love the Clocks, reminds me of the time when I was lost.
    *More informtion on the Script that only you have read it, I hope that CAA sent the Tweaked script. Still some type o’s that I found in there and two to three other minor error,but all and all a good ending and funny and mindful of today events with bullies,very topical. CAA did contact me with interested in reading it, runs 100 pages now. CAA did cantact with CAA assistant Ben Dey. A man of some fame himself, from Mailroom to Assistant agent, by making pitch with the idea for “Coma Boy” Plot details are being kept under wraps.
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Last month, Ben Dey, an assistant working in the mailroom at Creative Artists Agency, leaped several rungs on the Hollywood ladder by successfully pitching an idea for a comedy to producer Brian Grazer. The sale came about because the Imagine Entertainment executive visits CAA once a year for a lunchtime meeting in which he entertains assistants’ pitches. Well anyways interesting, he said he would contact me about the script , so he could see it and send it on it way. Never happened;, well I do hope you have read the script and would love to know what you think. Looking well,

    Tim

  9. I was just notified yesterday that I get to be in the audience for your Oprah taping! I had wrote why I was your biggest fan and therefore was selected for the audience! I can’t wait! I completely respect you in every way. You have done absolutely amazing things in your lifetime! We need more strong woman role models like yourself! I read your book, My Life so Far, over the summer, then turned 40. I realize that I need to start getting involved more out there in the world, whether it is politics or charity events. I also realize I need to take better care of my body. No, I will never be a super model, but it is my body and I need to take care of it! It is the only one I got! So, thank you for inspiring me in so many ways! I can’t wait to see you for the Oprah taping!

  10. Whew! is right! You Jane, are to be congratulated for your enthusiasm and involvement in inspirational causes, as well as such an exemplary attitude. My admiration continues! See Jane run! 🙂

  11. The clocks are an awesome theme…time flies! I’m especially sensitive to the concept, since I’ve been shopping for a kitchen clock…with a grape theme (grapes are so ‘alive’ as is bread – in the baking) both of which’ve captured my imagination (easily activated). Are the clocks for sale to ‘the common woman?’

  12. Love the clocks…especially yours!!!…Matt Arnett looks kind and sensitive. Looking forward to seeing you on Oprah! Stay well throughout your travels. xx

  13. And you still have time to tweet ! I’m wore out just reading how busy you are.

  14. Have been reading your blog for awhile now, and just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to give us a little peek into your fascinating life. I feel like I know you. Sure wish I really did.

  15. Busy as a bee! Miss Fonda, did you ever see Boys Don’t Cry? I love Hillary Swank’s Oscar winning performances. I think its interesting how Oprah will be asking you and Ted how you’ve remained friends. If that were me, I would say: “Men and women can be friends.”

  16. Watched Barefoot in the Park on DVD last night and just had to say how much I enjoyed it–holds up really well and the fashions look right out of “Mad Men.” You and Robert Redford had great onscreen chemistry, and you look like you just enjoyed working together. Haven’t seen “Electric Horseman” in a while, but I have the same memory of seeing you together. Any chance you two will team up again?

  17. Fantastic blog! Job well done, Ms. Fonda!

  18. I just saw you on Oprah and you are a fantastic woman. You are my inspiration!!!

  19. All your life you have managed to swim upstream and still be an inspiration to others. I came on this site to see if you fit the “HJ” image you were made out to be in the past. I was pleasantly surprized to find a unidimensional human being who had the courage to speak out when her heart told her to. I am happy to hear that you live for Christ now – He’s an expert on being misunderstood, mostly by those who follow Him, often by me.

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