Saturday, February 07, 2015

Saturday 9

1) This song is about the wonder of first love. How would you describe the sensation of falling in love? It's overwhelming. It crowds out all other thoughts and feelings.  You can focus on nothing else. And you are gloriously good with this.

2) This 1957 album was the first Diahann Carroll ever recorded. More recently she recorded "A, You're Adorable," a nursery rhyme. (The lyrics are here.) Give us some words to a children's song that remain in your head to this day. With every job that must done there is an element of fun. You find the fun and SNAP! The job's a game! And every task you undertake becomes a piece of cake. A lark! A spree! It's very clear to see that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down ... I could go on because I loved everything Mary did or said.

3) 1957 was the peak of the Baby Boom (1946 to 1964). Are you a Boomer, a Gen X-er, a Gen Y-er, or a Millennial? Boomer

4) In 1974, Diahann was named to the Best Coiffed Hall of Fame by the Guild of Professional Beauticians. How often do you change your look? It's an impulse thing with me. Last time I radically changed my hair style was a year ago, in the depths of last winter with its record breaking snow and cold. I needed to do something -- anything! -- to cheer myself up. That's how I know this winter isn't as bad: I haven't started flipping through Modern Salon.

5) Ms. Carroll made history as Julia in the first network TV show to star a black woman. She played a nurse. Do you/have you ever worked in the healthcare profession? Nope

6) She also played glamorous, scheming Dominique Deveraux on the nighttime soap, Dynasty. Who is the most memorable female villain you've ever seen in a TV show or movie? Cruella D'Evil, Cruella D'Evil, if she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will. She is, of course, from 101 Dalmations. She's the anti-Mary Poppins.

7) Ms. Carroll began her career as a model. Her height (nearly 6' tall) is an asset in that profession. Are you pleased with your height? Or do you wish you were taller, or shorter? I'm very nearly 5'2. I wish I was tall and willowy.

8) Now in her 80th year, she keeps on working. Recently she's appeared on TV in Grey's Anatomy and Blue Collar and on the big screen in Tyler Perry Presents Peeples. How do you feel about retirement? Is it something you enjoy or look forward to? Or would you prefer to continue working? I used to think I'd forever want to keep working, but as I approach the finish line I fantasize about what I'll do with the free time. I hope I'm productive, and that I won't use it to just sit and play Farmville all day.

9) In her long movie career, Ms. Carroll has played love scenes with some very good looking men, including Sidney Poitier and Billy Dee Williams. If you could steal a kiss from any actor or actress, who would choose? Mark Harmon. If you happen to see him, tell him I love him.


  1. Oh yes, I remember Cruella D'Evil she was evil.

  2. I might have to dig out my copy of Mary Poppins to re-watch it. It's been awhile.

  3. But if you want to play Farmville all day in retirement you can, cuz you're retired! Which, I'd imagine, is the very best part.

  4. Ha, we both picked Cruella. I am not sure I've ever seen Mary Poppins, can you believe that?

    I have discovered that being housebound and unable to work (which is, I suppose, similar to retired except not by choice and you can't do whatever you want because of health issues), that the computer is a great time killer. I am constantly needing new glasses (which I can't afford to keep buying every 6 months) as my eyes worsen, which has taken away my joy of reading. Personally, I think you should take lots of vacation time NOW while you have your health and go experience life as much as you can. You just don't know what the future holds for you and sometimes you wait too long. I'm only 51 and feel like my life is over. I want better than that for you - and everyone else. Screw work. Live life.

  5. I love(d) ALL the songs from Mary Poppins, can sing most of them from heart still!

    There's nothing wrong with playing Farmville IF you get up and clean a cupboard out every time you harvest all your crops. ;-P

  6. uuuggghhhh...we are like height twins... must be the Illinois air :)

  7. You're so funny with Mark Harmon. That answer made me really smile.

    I love Mary Poppins, too. One of my favorites.

    I want to see your last-year haircut. Not gonna happen, is it?!!


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