Saturday, February 09, 2013

Saturday 9

1) In honor of Valentine's Day next week, what's the most romantic movie you can think of? It would be easy for me to pick The Way We Were, because it's my favorite movie. Period. But to mix it up a little, I'll say Holiday with Cary Grant and the Great Kate Hepburn. I love how each of these gorgeous, charming but rather lonely people finally finds a person who really gets them and now they aren't lonely anymore.

2) The Way We Were was a tearjerker. Do you think that most real-life love stories end in heartbreak? Or do you believe in happily ever after? I believe what Orson Welles said: "If you want a happy ending, it depends on when you stop the story." I think every romance has happy moments.
3) What's your favorite love song? You may not know it. "I Will" is a rather obscure cut from The Beatles' White Album. Sir Paul still does it in concert, and it's always a lovely moment. Just the troubadour with his guitar singing about true love.

4) In 1993, Barbra Streisand married actor James Brolin, who first became famous as Dr. Steven Kiley on Marcus Welby, MD. Who is your favorite TV doctor? It's been a while since I've watched Grey's Anatomy, but that doesn't diminish my enduring admiration for McDreamy.
5) In 2012, Streisand renewed her contract with Columbia, where's she's been recording since 1963. So she's been with the same label for fifty years! Where have you worked the longest, and how long was that? Sears Corporate HQ in The Sears (now Willis) Tower. 9 years. I started there as an administrative assistant and then got promoted to catalog copywriter. (Does anyone still remember the Sears Catalog?) I will always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me, so when I have a chance to buy something at Sears, I do. 

6) Sam Winters once worked as a hostess in a chic bistro in Worcester, PA. That's why she frequently gets  frustrated by bad service in restaurants -- she's certain she could make it run more smoothly. Where do you find yourself getting annoyed most often? The health club! Women take up space on the locker room bench for their water bottles and iPods and there's no place for my ass. Or people sit on the equipment talking to one another or (worse!) texting so I can't use that machine. AAAARGH!
7) Have you ever taken a polygraph test? No.
8) Crunchy, smooth or organic peanut butter? Crunchy.

9) Describe your favorite sweater. A really bright pink pullover from Old Navy. I got it at the after-Christmas sale in 2010 for less than $10, but it's so pretty and soft.