saturday 9

Buttons & Bows

1) The lyrics extol the beauty of "rings and things and buttons and bows." When you're getting dressed, do you give much thought to accessorizing? I've been known to plan my outfit around the accessory on my mind

2) Dinah Shore sings that she doesn't want to live where the cactus hurts her toes. Sam can sympathize, as she has a blister on one of her toes from where her winter boots rub. Do you have any aches and pains to report this morning? the leg wraps for lymphedema are too tight and caused me a lot of restless discomforts last night

3) Dinah was such a popular entertainer that people were surprised to learn she earned a degree in sociology from Vanderbilt University. What is something we'd be surprised to know about you? people always seem surprised I'm as well-traveled as I am

4) Dinah's was the best selling version of this song, which was introduced by Bob Hope in the movie The Paleface. Hope had success early in his career as a song-and-dance man on Broadway. Are you better at telling jokes, singing or dancing? definitely singing as I can't tell a joke to save my life and I'm not much of a dancer (think Elaine Benes)

5) Both Bob and Dinah donated their time to entertaining the troops in WWII. It was during a USO tour that Dinah met and fell in love with actor George Montgomery, who was serving in the Air Force. They were married for 20 years and had two children. Their daughter followed her parents into show business and became an actress. If a young person asked you for career advice, what would you tell them? I get this all the time from my students--I tell them that they can change their minds about professions and to go with what suits their skills and interests

6) Dinah was an avid golfer and even sponsored an LPGA tournament. She was also an excellent cook who hosted TV cooking segments. Which would you find more relaxing -- an afternoon on the golf course or in the kitchen? well... I suppose kitchen but I'm not terribly fond of either

7) In 1948, the year this record was a hit, Scrabble was introduced. Do you prefer word games, card games, board games or jigsaw puzzles? I LOVE card games! Board games are a close second. I stink at word games.

8) Also in 1948, LPs (33 1/3 rpm records) were introduced. Do you have any vinyl records in your home? I do not, I phased out my record collection in the early 2000s and gave them all to a student who was going into broadcasting. I do, however, have about a thousand CDs

9) Random question -- Which of these would you consider the greatest insult: to be called boring, untrustworthy or stupid? untrustworthy


Diana_CT said...

Once a month a group of us get together to play board games like Mexican Train Dominoes and Qwirkle. I see more coffee shops and libraries are having game nights.

Stacy said...

I don't think I have it in me to create an outfit around the accessory. Fashion pretty much mystifies me. My wardrobe is pretty basic. I've no gift for mixing it up.

songbird's crazy world said...

Pick an outfit around an accessory? I might have to try that,

The Gal Herself said...

It's funny, but I do well at word games with a time limit. I'm far better than I am at Scrabble and Boggle than I am at Words with Friends. It's not so much that I'm good at coming up with words -- I'm good at coming up with words fast.

Bev Sykes said...

I actually love card games too. The saddest thing about the death of my mother and 2 cousins is that we had one weekend a month where we played cards together, pretty much all day long. I miss those games!

I said I danced like the hippos in Fantasia, but actually I am more like Elaine Benes too! (The hippos are graceful)

Lori said...

I used to play card games with my dad. I haven't played them in years. Loved your answers! Have a nice day!