saturday 9


The Way You Look Tonight

1) The lyrics tell us that no matter how low the singer feels, it will raise his spirits to recall the way his lover looks tonight. Share a special moment in your life that brings a smile to your lips, no matter what. All of my time living in Ireland

2) This song was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1936 movie, Swing Time. It won the Oscar for Best Song. What's your favorite movie song? Change the World from the movie Phenomenon 

3) Though today Fred is revered as a Hollywood legend, producers had to be convinced to give him a shot. The initial notes on his screen test were: "Can't act. Slightly bald. Also dances." Tell us about a time when someone underestimated you.  There was a teacher at school who actually said that I got my job because of my father--he said this after I received a district outstanding teacher award
4) Fred's legion of fans includes Jackie Chan. The martial arts star says Astaire's movies influenced the way he choreographed the Kung Fu fight sequences in his films. Mr. Chan is one of the most popular film stars in the world. Have you seen any of his movies? I think I've seen something--did he do some buddy comedies?
5) Fred was always fascinated by new things. In the 1970s, when he was in his late 70s, he took up skateboarding and became so good at it he was awarded life membership in the National Skateboard Society. Have you been skateboarding? If not, is it something you're tempted to try? When I was in 5th grade I got a skateboard but I was never able to do tricks.
6) Fred's friends were amused by his passion for daytime soap operas. In the days before video recording, he would call home from the club house at the golf course and ask his maid what had happened that day on his favorite "story," As the World Turns. Is there a show you try not to miss? with a DVR or On-Demand, I don't miss much

7) In 1936, the year this song was popular, the US patent office issued a patent for the Zippo lighter. Beginning in WWII and for decades after, Zippo lighters were issued to our soldiers. During the Vietnam War, troops had their lighters engraved with personal mottos. What's something you have had engraved or personalized? What did it say? I have never had anything engraved or personalized

8) Also in 1936, a killer tornado struck Tupelo, MS. Have you ever been in a tornado? How about a hurricane or an earthquake? I have not been in a tornado--it was one town over, I have been in a hurricane and an earthquake
9) Random question -- We're creating an action figure of YOU. What two accessories should we be sure to include in the box? what fun!!  I'd make sure to have a book and knitting needles


Diana_CT said...

"a book and knitting needles" no surprises there :)

Was the earthquake in Maine?

Lori said...

Good action figure items for you! I could have a book too. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


The Gal Herself said...

I want a Kwizgiver Action Figure!

Stacy said...

I knew you'd been to Ireland. I don't think I ever realized you actually lived there for a while. I bet that was absolutely amazing!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

So WITH you on #9. And what a cheeky co-worker. Nasty snark...

Susan said...

I loved riding my skateboard. I did not need to do any tricks. Just feeling the wind in my hair was great. One neighbor had a round about drive way and I loved going on it!

songbird's crazy world said...

What a nasty co worker. Ugh.

CountryDew said...

A book and knitting needles - that sounds so you! Good choices.