Vanna Bonta was in the right place at the right time in the just the right dress last week at the 52nd anniversary of human space flight, which was held around the the space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Museum.
Vanna showed up with blue hair and a perfect for the occasion cosmic rocket dress!
If you're wondering why the blue hair ... well, didn't the man himself, Yuri Gagarin call our planet "beautiful & blue" ?
The event, which is called "Yuri's Night" was filled with famous faces and no one is more famous than moon legend Buzz Aldrin!
There's no good omen like a little unexpected visit from a bird in the morning!
I always feel that the day is going to be a brighter one and a happier one when I start my day with a glimpse of the red robin in my garden!
I think Vanna Bonta feels the same, when she gets a visit from her long-time little friend, the blue scrub jay, named Scrubie!
Vanna enjoys the company of Scrubie in the morning, and he enjoys the food she offers him! Yum! Pinenuts!
I just got this beautiful photo of Vanna Bonta ... in a retro dress standing in the wind.
She's been in hiding most of the summer, writing, and she reappears in such a way, like a fresh breeze.
I like the way she looks out into the open ... contemplating what's to come. Maybe an idea for her next novel!
Vanna Bonta is just full of surprises!
We've called Vanna a fairy tale princess before, but it seems she's real royalty after all! Turns out her grandfather is a nobleman and there's an actual marble tribute to him on their Tuscany home, which by the way, has been turned into a National monument!
Grandfather Luigi Ugolini, was a poet, writer and journalist, who "gave voice to the beauty of his land and its people." How awesome is that!?
Everything about Vanna is golden and dreamy ... just like the beams of the Tuscan sun on a beautiful July afternoon!
Curiosity has successfully landed on Mars! Congratulations! Vanna Bonta must be jumping with joy!
Vanna Bonta has been counting down the days to the super risky landing of NASA's rover "Curiosity" on our neighbor-planet Mars. The new rover has been hurtling to Mars since its launch last November (2011). This landing is the hardest NASA robotic mission ever attempted in history! It's also being called "the most important event — most significant event — in the history of planetary exploration", and rightly so!
It's been a long time since we've heard anything about the one and only Vanna Bonta!
This week-end was Memorial Day in The States and Vanna made an appearance with her beautiful dog, Sky!
Vanna looked relaxed, fresh and baby-pink-cute... while Sky looked Über-cool in a roaring summer style haircut that makes her look more like a Lion than a dog! That mane looks beautiful!
If you've ever been to Washington DC, then you must have walked under the west entrance facade of the National Cathedral. It's a beautiful, awe inspiring piece of architecture.
But if you're wondering what that's got to do with Vanna Bonta ... then I'll tell you that woman is just full of surprises!
Take a good look at the massive sculpture over the west entrance of the Cathedral, that work of art is by master sculptor Frederick Hart and is called "Ex Nihilo" ("the Creation of Mankind out of Nothing, as Narrated in the Book of Genesis").
It portrays God's creation of humankind, men and women taking form from a vortex void of chaos .. and that beautiful, perfect form of a woman (second one on the left) is Vanna Bonta!!!
When you think of an election campaign and the promises given to people -in order to collect votes-, what are some of the important question you want answered? What are the promises that you want fulfilled?
I can come up with a few in seconds; more jobs, less taxes, better health services, better education, safety in the streets and conserving the environment, only to name a few ... but the last thing on my mind and on yours -i guess- would be "colonizing the moon" !!
Where the heck did this idea come from, you might ask. Well, it came from Newt Gingrich!
Although this might be the last idea on your mind, and mine, it ain't the last on Newt's list!
Newt actually promised a "human colony on the moon" by the end of his second term.
The guy isn't only promising "Star Trek inspired ideas" but is dreaming of a second term already!
Come on Newt! Fix the problems of housing on Earth first and then think of the moon!
A toy museum in Texas is going to put a rare and unique collection of dolls and toys on display.
Vanna Bonta is the owner of the beautiful collection and the museum is sure that every visitor, no matter what their age, will enjoy this legacy.
“DFW Elite Toy Museum will care for Bonta’s rare and antique collectibles to make sure that everyone can enjoy her legacy,” said museum curator Rodney Ross. “We’ll display the collection along with a tribute to Bonta.”
A few years ago, Vanna Bonta tried out her sexy invention; the 2suit, with her hubby in zero gravity ... and this has inspired some to venture where no man and woman have ventured before! Go on a date in space!
The first couple are going on a date in space! A tech stock entrepreneur, Bryan Christopher, is paying $200K for a ticket to blast off to the boundary of space and is looking for the perfect bachelorette to be his date on the Virgin Galactic flight. Hey, if I weren't married, I would have loved to go!
The mulitmillionaire said he will not be wearing a 2Suit on the first date, as that may be "pushing his luck", but he's not ruling out wearing the space suit on a second date that might take the couple "boldly where no man and woman have gone before.”
How lucky would you be to shake hands with Buzz Aldrin? How lucky would you be to sit at a table with the man who walked the surface of the moon along with the great Neil Armstrong?
How lucky would you be to listen to the man who left his footprint on the moon telling you about that unforgettable mission on Apollo 11 ?! Well, Vanna Bonta sure scores 3 on those three questions ... She's a whole lot lucky!
Vanna Bonta joined other celebrities and space lovers as they celebrated the 50th anniversary of human space flight in Los Angeles at the "Wood and Vine" on April 12th.
Italy sure has a special place in its heart for Vanna Bonta ...
Bonta won the 2010 Lilly Brogi International Literary Award in a televised ceremony that aired LIVE on Tosacana TV.
She won first place award in the essay category for the parallels between poetry and the universe. As the award committee puts it: "the poet engages an interesting binary argument as fascinating as a novel, excellently drawn with human and psychological considerations."
Bonta wans't able to attend the event because she was tied up with production schedules in the US of a new literary/film project, but the award was received on her behalf by numerous noted Italian writers.
What's Thanksgiving about really, but relaxing and getting cozy?
Vanna Bonta was enjoying her Catalina Island hide away over Thanksgiving and doing a lot of the above!
She didn't have that traditional Turkey dinner that night, but instead, savored some fresh caught Lobster ... Yum-O! (I guess anything that has wings is precious to Vanna, how can she devour a Turkey?!)
If you're wondering what Vanna Bonta's been up to these days, it's not writing nor feeding birds out of her hand, but some much more fun-filled activities!
Vanna has been enjoying the sun and grilling with friends near Kansas.
She's also been spotted floating ... no, boating as well!
The Carrera jet boat she was on can go up to 50 knots, that's 55+ mph in speedboat-speak. Not a spaceship, but good enough!