Friday, February 09, 2018

Saturday 9

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.)
I love this handsigned and numbered print by Klaus Voorman. It eventually became the cover of The Beatles Anthology. I love it. 

Last time I posted this, in response to Sunday Stealing, two people actually responded by commenting about how they don't like the Beatles. Why would anyone do that? I had explained that it was handsigned and numbered, so I obviously invested something in it. And I love it. It's just plain ornery and rude to dismiss it because you don't like the Beatles. No one asked you if you like the Beatles. So there. Don't piss on my parade and I won't piss on yours.

2) She asks him to not change his hair. When will you next find yourself in the stylist's chair?
February 24 at 2:00 PM.

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? I really never thought I'd live to be this old (60). When I was in high school. I lost two grandparents -- my mom's mom was in her 50s, my dad's dad had just (so unfairly!) retired at 65 and then, months later, died. So I just figured it was my genetic destiny to kick at a comparatively early age. I don't think that's going to happen. I've already outlived my dad and my mom's mom.

4) Ms. Kitt took over the role of Catwoman on TV's Batman. Name another Batman villain. Oh, the Joker was totally my favorite. Enjoy this delectable clip.
5) Ms. Kitt enjoyed tremendous success performing in Parisian nightclubs. Have you ever been to Paris? When I was just out of high school. I was too young to appreciate it. I'd like to go back some day.

6) The holiday is also known as The Feast of St. Valentine. Do you have a special meal planned for next Wednesday? Nope.

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?
And I love him.

8) Women buy and send more Valentines than men do. What's the last greeting card you received? My Christmas cards. I just send them to St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Nevada. The kids there raise money by recycling our cards and making/selling new ones. It's a feel-good way to extend a feel-good season.
9) Men buy and send more roses at Valentine's Day than women do. What's your favorite flower? Carnations. They are so hearty. They come in so many colors. They are so affordable.


  1. I think the artwork is pretty cool and it makes you happy to own it and look at it and reflect on it and that's what art's supposed to do.

    The carnations, though..... They are pretty. Their scent is just too strong for my sinuses. Every flower with a strong scent ends up giving me a headache so I rarely get flowers or have them in the house.

  2. How weird is it that I dreamed about the Beatles last night?? I had forgotten till I saw Paul. In my dream, they were all in drag. WTF?! lol

    Thanks for the plug for St. Jude's. I've got a stack of cards to send them and I needed a reminder to just do it already.

  3. Well, that's kinda stinky, isn't it? To each his or her own when it comes to your likes and dislikes. That's very nice that brings you pleasure. I had the Joker at first and then wanted to check out some of the others. Is that cheating to google for them?
    My mother loved carnations and grew them in her garden. Thank you for the tip about the Christmas cards. I have loads of cards and I think that is a great idea. I used to give mine to someone who went on mission trips and she would make things for the kids from our Christmas cards. Nice way to recycle and bring some more Christmas joy.

  4. First let me say that people who don't love the Beatles are just wrong. And they don't deserve to have opinions.

    I bow to your greatness at finding that Batman/Joker clip. It is the most outrageously campy thing I've ever seen. My day has been made.

    Wednesday is the great Carnation distribution day at school which equals high drama!

  5. I use to send my cards away for recycling. I am happy to hear that folks still do that.

  6. Thanks for the tip about St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Nevada, I still have my cards from Christmas; I'll send them there.

  7. Loved the Batman clip. That was my favorite show way back in the day. I'd like to return to Paris too.