saturday 9

Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

1) This song is about love at first sight. Do you believe that immediate attraction lasts? I do

2) The lyrics mention "a breath of spring" and robins singing. Now that we're deep into winter, what do you miss about spring? I just want to go outside without my nostrils freezing and the air hurting to breathe, we've had well-below-zero temperatures for almost 20 days and it's wearing me out!

3) Though the world knew her as Judy Garland, this week's featured artist was born Frances Gumm and her family called her "Baby." Does your family have any pet names for you? my dad calls me Al and my sisters and high school friends call me Ali

4) Because she was petite -- just 4'11 -- it was obvious when Garland gained even a few pounds and consequently she battled her weight her whole life. Now that we're in the new year, have you made any resolutions about your own diet? nope

5) The year this song came out, 1939, was the year Garland's most famous movie, The Wizard of Oz, was released. Which of her three traveling companions is your favorite: Scarecrow, Tin Man or Cowardly Lion? at various times of my life I've favored different characters--today I'm going to go with the Tin Man

6) Barry Manilow enjoyed Judy's performance of this song so much he did a "dream duet" with her and included it in his recent CD. What performer who is no longer with us do you wish you could have seen in concert? I wish I had seen Luther Vandross

7) Judy had a terrible problem with tardiness. Are you usually prompt? I make every effort to be on time--not too early and almost never late

8) During World War II, Judy worked tirelessly to entertain the troops. Tell us about a cause that's near and dear to your heart. I'm passionate about education and life-long learning

9) The American Film Institute lists Garland as the 8th greatest movie star of all time. Who is your all time favorite actor or actress? I will see anything with Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Liam Neeson, or Julianne Moore


CountryDew said...

Education and life-long learning is very good cause. Being one of those life-long learners myself, I applaud you!

Anonymous said...

gosh, i didn't even think about education and life-long learning! great answer! and wow, i complain about it being chilly but i have nothing to complain about when it hurts other people to breathe from the cold temps! yikes!

The Gal Herself said...

I wish "Still Alice" would open near me already! I keep hearing that Julianne Moore is terrific in it. Though she's god in most things, isn't she? I've been a fan since way back when I saw her in "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle" a million years ago.

Paula said...

I had no idea that Judy Garland was so tiny....I've never seen the Wizard of OZ! I need to remedy that someday before I die. I cannot stand when people are late! I am usually an early bird

I am Harriet said...

You are so right about learning. You also have good taste in actors/actresses.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Chicago friend is sick of shoveling snow off his driveway. Brrr! Hope you are soon into higher temps. Love your knicknames. And, yes, lifelong learning is the only way to keep the brain alive. Great answers!

Terri D said...

Great answers!! I love Meryl Streep, too, and forgot to mention Liam Neeson (though I thought he was smarter than he evidently is).

Diana_CT said...

We had freezing rain today and the roads are ice skating rinks. It was 12 at midnight and it is supposed to be 40 at midnight.