saturday 9

My Funny Valentine

1) In this song, Ms. Kitt sings that her lover is her favorite work of art. Tell us about a piece of artwork you can see from where you're sitting now. (Yes, that crayon drawing created by your 5-year-old nephew counts.)
I have a set of Van Gogh postcards framed on my wall, I glanced up at one of the sunflowers series (I got the postcards at the Van Gogh museum and they have sentimental value)

2) She asks him to not change his hair. When will you next find yourself in the stylist's chair?
probably during vacation week

3) Ms. Kitt always wanted to be a performer and attended the New York School of Performing Arts (aka the "Fame" school). Think back to your high school self. In what ways would you be surprised by how your life turned out? I'm surprised I am as connected as I am to students--I didn't have the relationship with teachers that I have with my students

4) Ms. Kitt took over the role of Catwoman on TV's Batman. Name another Batman villain. Poison Ivy

5) Ms. Kitt enjoyed tremendous success performing in Parisian nightclubs. Have you ever been to Paris?
I have, I could easily spend a month there and still not see everything I want to see

This is the last Saturday 9 before Valentine's Day and so this morning we shall focus on the upcoming holiday.

6) The holiday is also known as The Feast of St. Valentine. Do you have a special meal planned for next Wednesday? I will have homemade ravioli (not made by me, but homemade nevertheless)

7) The phrase "wear your heart on your sleeve" began in medieval times. On Valentine's Day, men would celebrate the holiday by displaying their lady love's name on their sleeves. If you were going to adopt this custom, whose name would you wear? George

8) Women buy and send more Valentines than men do. What's the last greeting card you received? a birthday card

9) Men buy and send more roses at Valentine's Day than women do. What's your favorite flower? peonies


I am Harriet said...

Ironically, I have a Van Gogh framed print right behind my head right now. I got it when we went with my parents to a Van Gogh exhibit-. This was actually in my parent's house and I claimed it after they passed away. So we kind of share some sentiment :)

The Gal Herself said...

I have a teeny tiny Monet print next to my bedroom mirror. Countryside with roosters. I bought it when the Monet exhibit was at the Art Institute of Chicago. I don't know anything about art, but I know I like impressionists and it took my breath away. So I treasure the teeny tiny one.

Diana_CT said...

I always want to make ravioli with lobster filling an covered in a Newburg sauce.

CountryDew said...

My grandmother had peonies when I was young. I have often thought I should get some but I never remember to do that. They are lovely flowers.

Stacy said...

The only thing in Paris I really, really would like to see is the Louvre and I bet I could spend a month there and not be done.

Ravioli is one of my favorites when we go out to an Italian restaurant. I like all kinds of fillings, but my favorite is portabella mushroom.

My neighbor has a beautiful patch of peonies every spring. I tried growing my own, but no success.