saturday 9


My Valentine

1) Paul McCartney sings that he won't let a day go by without remembering why he loves his valentine. What blessings are you thankful for today? I met with my Breakfast Club girlfriends for the first time since November and--wow!  We talked and talked and talked.

2) Paul directed the video of Natalie Portman translating his song into American Sign Language (ASL), which is the third most commonly-used language in both the United States and Canada. British Sign Language (BSL), commonly used in EU countries, is very different. Do you find it easy to learn new languages? I loved taking ASL classes, I should have kept up with it since, like any other language, it's use it or lose it.
3) The song is on Paul's Kisses on the Bottom CD, for which he won one of his 18 Grammy Awards. What compliment or accolade have you recently received? A couple of students told me I'm their favorite teacher.

4) Paul is an honorary NYPD detective. He was given this designation for performing a charity concert after 9/11. Do you know anyone in law enforcement? Yes!  My nephew's wife is an officer.

5) Bob Dylan has said of Paul, "I'm in awe of McCartney. He's about the only one I'm in awe of. He can do it all. He never lets up. He's just so effortless." Tell us about someone whose talent you admire. My dad is amazing!  As a director and conductor, he brings out the best of his performers.

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 February 14?
I do not

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 Clooney

8) Women buy and send more Valentines than men do. Who received the last greeting card you sent? I sent a sympathy card

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


CountryDew said...

I think it is sweet that you are some students' favorite teacher! What a wonderful thing to hear.

Diana_CT said...

Now why wasn't I surprised that you picked George Clooney :)

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I knew it would be George.. lol Also, HUzzah to your Pappa!

And peonies are gorgeous, a great pick! Fun fact: California has a native peony. It's a pale pink, and they grow out in the wilds.

PS. I've tried to add a captcha to my comments but have no idea if it's working. I didn't want, nor need, anymore "bad news comments" from the Ukraine.

Lori said...

How wonderful you were able to get together with your book club friends! I should join a book club. Loved your answers! Happy Valentine's day!


The Gal Herself said...

I'm so jealous of your friends' lunch! I miss SEEING people. Sigh ...

Peonies make me think of my mom. She was so proud of the ones in her yard.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

OI'm not shocked at all that you're the favorite teacher!