saturday 9

I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

1) Bette Midler sings about the storm that's raging outside. How's the weather where you are today? it has warmed up to -25 (it was -35 when I got up); along with the brutally cold temps are frigid winds and gusts

2) She mentions her gloves. Tell us about your favorite pair of gloves or mittens. I knit myself a pair of fingerless gloves that are my favorite--I traditionally don't wear mittens or gloves, I don't like the feel of them (yes, I know it's crazy in my temperatures)

3) Does your home have a fireplace to keep you warm?
no, it doesn't--but I play the Netflix fireplace on my TV

4) Bette's father, Fred, supported his family as a house painter. Have you ever held a job that kept you outdoors a great deal of the time? no, thankfully

5) Her mother, Ruth, was a talented seamstress. How about you? Can you sew on a button? Raise a hem? Darn a hole? I can do basic sewing stuff by hand

6) 2017 was a big year for Bette. At the age of 72, she opened on Broadway in the revival of Hello, Dolly! and won a Tony. As we kick off 2018, what would you like to accomplish this year? I would like to broaden my horizons by learning phrases in different languages

7) Bette and her husband Martin have been married for nearly 34 years. Their wedding was officiated by an Elvis impersonator. Are you looking forward to any weddings in 2018? my goddaughter is getting married in June

8) Bette and Martin are very proud of their daughter, Sophie, now 30, who graduated from Yale in 2008. Do you expect to attend any graduation ceremonies in 2018? I usually go to graduation at the school where I teach

9) Random question: Yesterday, who did you spend the most time with? myself


Stacy said...

I'm thankful our temperatures are hovering near zero with the windchill being anywhere from -15 to -30. The actual temperature fell to around -22 on Wednesday. That was ridiculous! Not so odd about not wearing gloves. There are a lot of people around here that refuse to dress appropriately for the weather, my husband being one of them. He doesn't wear coats or hats, but will wear gloves if his hands ache bad enough from the cold. Plenty of kids on the bus this week didn't wear coats or carried them if they did and forget hats and gloves. There was even one in shorts! Then they sit there and complain about how cold it is.

CountryDew said...

Wow, you win for coldest. I don't know how folks stand that kind of cold. I guess humans are tough.

I hope you learn your new language. Yo estoy muy poco espaniol. Would be good to relearn it. I spoke it fluently when I graduated high school, now I can barely write a sentence. I also had two years of Latin and I've forgotten that, too.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

That cold is horrid! Some guy walked up Mt. Washington in -100 wind chill factored temps. Crazy! I guess it was a try or die thing he had going in his mind.
I am with you on mittens and gloves. I don't like them much. But the short fingered ones are pretty nifty.

Some phrases in other languages are very handy. Have fun! There's some new thing on the web that's supposed to have you speaking whole sentences in conversations in a ridiculously short time. Can't remember much about it though it is web based.

The Gal Herself said...

I like the idea of a cyber fireplace. No creosote!