February 10, 2018

Wearing My Heart On My Sleeve

Saturday 9: My Funny Valentine (1991)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Ms. Kitt sings that her lover is her favorite work of art. Tell us about a piece of artwork you can see from where you're sitting now. (Yes, that crayon drawing created by your 5-year-old nephew counts.)

From where I'm sitting I see mostly photographs. I like to display photos of my family. There is a square shadow box that I turned up on a corner to make it a diamond. I put a sheet of heavy scrapbook paper in for the background and then mounted the Aboriginal painted boomerang, piece of wood shaped like Australia (also Aboriginal painted), and piece of crocodile hide that our daughter brought back from Australia. Does that count?

2) She asks him to not change his hair. When will you next find yourself in the stylist's chair?

Not for a while. Since my hair is so curly and I keep it longer, I can easily get away with one or two cuts a year.

3) Ms. Kitt always wanted to be a performer and attended the New York School of Performing Arts (aka the "Fame" school). Think back to your high school self. In what ways would you be surprised by how your life turned out?

High school me would probably be shocked to find that I got married young, stayed home with my kids until they were 11 and 16, became a devout Christian (even going so far as to take some seminary classes), and ended up a grandmother who drives a school bus. High school me expected to be a famous, globe-trotting reporter.



4) Ms. Kitt took over the role of Catwoman on TV's Batman. Name another Batman villain.

Penguin, Joker, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Two-Face. I know basic Batman stuff. I loved the classic TV Batman show, but am not much of a fan otherwise.

5) Ms. Kitt enjoyed tremendous success performing in Parisian nightclubs. Have you ever been to Paris? 

No and I've never really had a desire to go there.

Possibly, but I still don't want to go there.

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 next Wednesday?

No. It's a work day so we won't do much. We went out to dinner with friends last night. I'd say it was our Valentine's celebration. My husband had baked cod in a white wine sauce. I had the sirloin and lobster pot. There may also have been a dessert of chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake involved.  It was delish and the company was great!

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? 

My husband's.

It has nothing to do with Valentine's Day or hearts
but everything to do with sleeves.

8) Women buy and send more Valentines than men do. What's the last greeting card you received?

I guess a Christmas card. I can't think of anything since then.

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

Roses are okay, though I like pink or yellow or peach better than red. If I got to pick what flowers I wanted, I'd choose sunflowers, zinnias, tiger lilies (bright sunny colors) or a mix of wildflowers. No mums or carnations, please....their scent screams "funeral home" to me.

And on that happy note, I'll wish you all a beautiful Saturday. Don't forget to stop by the Saturday 9 and thank Sam for doing such a great job every week and to find the links to all the other posts. Thanks for playing along!


  1. What an enjoyable bunch of answers! I like your little Charlie Brown cartoon and that is my feeling exactly. I love the way your life turned out!
    Gee, who knew that about flowers and funerals?

  2. There is a rumor that the Rock wants to run for president. Maybe we should run too :)

    1. I doubt he (or us) could be any worse than the last few decades of politicians have been.

  3. Such a happy note to end on, Stacy. Made my day.

    1. Oh boy....I hope something better than that came along! LOL

  4. Ha... I've heard that about flowers at funerals. My head can't take fragrant flowers, especially lilies and gardenias. A fun Saturday 9!

    1. I can't take them, either. It's just too much and I get terrible headaches during funerals.

  5. Of course that shadowbox should count as art... what a cute idea! I've never seen a single episode of Batman, so can't comment on that ... but I agree with you about Paris. ('Was only 7 y/o, so all I can recall is their awful hard bread. LOL!)

    1. You never saw the old (Biff, bam, ka-pow) Batman with Adam West? It's so campy and over the top...I love it!

      French bread could stand in for a cricket bat!

  6. Fun questions and answers. You’re pretty good with the villains. Not sure I could have come up with that many.


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