saturday 9


Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

1) Bette Midler sings that the bugle boy wakes up Company B every morning by playing reveille. What awakened you this morning (phone, alarm clock, sunrise, etc.)? Or did you wake up on your own? one of my neighbors is moving out--and that woke me up

2) This single was produced by Bette's arranger/piano player, who went on to have a successful singing career of his own. Do you have a favorite Barry Manilow song? probably Copacabana because I can't resist singing it

3) Bette was named after Bette Davis. Her sisters, Susan and Judy, were named for Susan Hayward and Judy Garland. So now we know who Mother Midler's favorite actresses were. Who are yours? Meryl Streep, Glen Close, Julianne Moore, Emma Thompson, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence

4) Bette has been married since 1984 to artist Martin von Haselberg. She was 39 years old, already a star, and had never married before. Yet within six weeks of meeting him, she was so sure Martin was "the one" that they tied the knot. Have you found that love takes time, or, like Bette, have you fallen in love quickly? I think when you know, you know

5) When their daughter Sophie was growing up, it was Martin who taught her to cook. What was the last thing you prepared in your kitchen? Did you use the microwave, stovetop, convection oven, blender, coffee maker ...? microwave to heat up beef stroganoff 
6) Bette says that listening and compromise have been the key to their happy marriage but adds, "Compromise is hardest of all." On what have you compromised recently? hmmm...I can't think of anything recent

7) Bette and Martin have a farmhouse in upstate New York. She enjoys feeding the chickens (whom she has jokingly named The Kardashians) and puttering in her garden. Do you have a green thumb? I'm infamous for my thumb of death

8) In 1973, the year this song was popular, actor Neil Patrick-Harris was born. He's best known as Barney on How I Met Your Mother, which ran from 2005-2014. Were you a fan? I would watch it occasionally but not regularly

9) Random question -- How often do you put crackers in your soup: Always, often, seldom or never? it depends on the type of soup!  I am a fan of crackers in soup, though.


Lori said...

I am not great with pants either. Makes me sad. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


The Gal Herself said...

Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful, isn't she?

CountryDew said...

Thumb of death! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I love that.

Diana_CT said...

It seems like we are not a not gardeners.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Thumb of death? Lol!
And it’s true...When you know, you know... 🤩😊