Saturday, February 02, 2013

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Aida

1) Have you ever been to the opera?  No. My best friend is a fan and when he used to come to Chicago he always "threatened" to make me go to see our world famous Lyric Opera. Now that he no longer comes to town, I regret how firmly I dug my heels in. He would have enjoyed it so much.

2) Maria Callas was often called a "diva." Is that a compliment or a criticism? I think it's a compliment. The meaning has changed over the decades, but to me, it means the gal has guts or balls (or should I say "ova?).
3) Aida was composed by famous Italian Giusseppe Verdi. In addition to opera, what else can the world thank Italy for? Some of the most beautiful brown eyes the world has ever seen!
4) Verdi was Italian and Callas was Greek. Would you rather vacation in Italy or Greece? Oh, they both appeal to me! I guess Italy ultimately wins because I have fantasies about Capri.
5) The Marx Bros. starred in A Night at the Opera. What's the funniest movie you have ever seen? Toga! Toga! Yes, I'm a big fan of  Animal House.
6) What's for dinner tonight? I don't know. It feels like a lifetime away right now.

7) Are you wearing any jewelry right now? Nope. When I'm done blogging I'm getting right into the shower.

8) Sam Winters has a scratchy throat and watery eyes. How do you treat the common cold? Not effectively. I've had a cold that's been lingering for a month!

9) Do you need your glasses (or contacts) when you drive? Yes.


  1. My colds seem to linger a month or more because of the coughing I do at night. I sleep better when I am sitting up.

  2. Boy, Animal House... that goes back aways.

  3. I'm with you about Diva being a compliment even though the meaning has changed over the years.

  4. I need glasses when I drive too. A nice warm shower would feel good right about now.

  5. I can't even tell you how many times I have seen Animal House.

    Thanks for keeping 9 going!

  6. i would love to go to capri!