Monday, November 19, 2012

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Live and Let Die

1) "Live and Let Die" was nominated for an Oscar as best song. Do you have a favorite movie song? Oh, so many! But the first that comes to mind is "Somebody's Baby," the Jackson Browne song from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

2) The latest Bond movie, Skyfall, is crazy successful. Have you seen it/do you want to see it? This may be the first Bond movie I pay to see and watch, start to finish. It has gotten fabulous reviews.

3) What do you think makes Bond movies so enduringly popular? Sex and danger, I guess. I really don't know. I'm not much of a fan. But I know so many people who love the series.

4) Do you have a favorite among the actors who have played "Bond, James Bond?" Again, I'm not really much of a fan. But definitely not Roger Moore. He always seemed too old, and it looked like elder abuse, seeing him dangling from a cord from a plane or whatever derring do was being done.

5) Bond orders martinis -- "shaken, not stirred." What's your regular drink order? Well, I just had a light beer, and it hit the spot. Maybe because it was free. I'm at LAX as I write this, in the Admiral's Lounge for the first time, trying not to lather myself up into hysteria over my upcoming flight.
6) Moving from the bar to breakfast -- do you have a favorite cereal? It changes. Right now the lucky brand is Honey Bunches of Oats.

7) Let's daydream about warm weather. Would you rather swim in a lake, the ocean, or an outdoor pool? Pool. I like having a bathroom nearby and a safe place to stow my stuff. (I always have lots of stuff.)

8) Did you get 8 hours' sleep last night? Yes! And it was blissful! I'm away from home right now -- visiting my oldest friend in LA -- and I have to admit I didn't miss my little demon cat Reynaldo eating my hair or howling at the light fixtures or turning the lights on and off or ....

9) What are you wearing on your feet right now? Socks and tennies.