saturday 9


Get On Your Feet

1) In this song, Gloria Estefan encourages us to stand up and make it happen. What's something you want to accomplish this fine Saturday?  I'm meeting my Breakfast Club friends early and have a manicure mid-morning

2) She sings that we've all been through some nasty weather. How has winter 2021/22 treated you thus far (weather wise)? It's been unusually cold

3) Best known as a recording artist, Gloria is also a best-selling author of children's books. When you were a kid, were you a big reader? I've always been a big reader
4) In addition to music and writing, she's a linguist. As a college student, she supported herself as an English/French/Spanish translator at Miami International Airport. When were you most recently at an airport? Were you traveling yourself, or picking someone up/dropping them off? the last time I was at the airport I picked up a briefcase that one of my colleagues forgot during his flight home--and since I live in the town with the airport and he's about 45 minutes away, I offered to pick it up

5) Gloria made her acting debut in 1999's Music of the Heart, a Meryl Streep movie about music teachers in Harlem. Did you have music classes in school? Have you ever taken private lessons? I was in chorus in school and before the pandemic hit I was taking private voice lessons
6) Today Gloria is one of the celebrity residents of Star Island, a man-made island in Biscayne Bay. Star Island is connected to the mainland by MacArthur Causeway, named for General Douglas MacArthur. Tell us about a street in your neighborhood, and who it's named for. I'm in the number-street section of town (second, third, etc)

7) 1989, the year "Get on Your Feet" was popular, was the year of the first HDTV broadcast. By 1998, high-def shows and TVs were dominant. How many TVs are in your home? Do you watch shows on your computer or phone? one tv and sometimes I'll stream on my iPad

8) Also in 1989, The Simpsons premiered. It's now the longest-running prime-time TV show ever. Are you a fan? I watched it the first five or so years

9) Random question: Should husbands wear their wedding rings? if they want to


Stacy said...

You have a great morning planned. Have fun!

Bev Sykes said...

what program are you using for your comments? Can you email me at basykes@gmail.com and let me know? Thanks!

CountryDew said...

Private voice lessons! I never had those. I wonder what I would sound like if I had? And if you do come to Blacksburg, I hope you let me know! I'd love to meet up!

Me, Myself, and I said...

sounds like a fantastic morning! We started with brunch at a little bistro, and then went shopping for the ingredients for tonight's dinner (drunken clams with ramen). Littlenecks were on sale, I can't wait to cook them!

Lori said...

You have a couple of books over in your list that look interesting to me. I am going to have to look up The Younger Wife and The Last Chance Library. My Darling Husband is already in my "to read" list. :) I get so many suggestions here. :) Loved your answers! I hope you have fun with your friends. Have a nice weekend.


The Gal Herself said...

My nails are looking pretty ratty, so I'm jealous of your morning!

My Darling Husband: Beatrix is AWESOME!

Diana_CT said...

#5 I wish that I was musically inclined. But alas, I am tone deaf and can't carry a beat.