Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: The Nanny (1993)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is the theme from a sitcom that originally aired from 1993 to 1999. Were you a fan? No. I couldn't stand it. But the theme song brings back happy memories. About 15 years ago, I stayed with my oldest friend for a few days. She was recuperating from an outpatient medical procedure and I was helping her with her school-age kids. Because I was there to help, she was able to sit upright in her bed, watching episode after episode of The Nanny in reruns, laughing aloud. I'm pleased I could give her that.

2) The song tells us that Fran once worked in a bridal shop. Have you ever worked in a retail setting? Not since high school.

3) The kids in the Sheffield household appreciate their nanny's "joie de vivre," which is defined as "exuberant enjoyment of life." Are you feeling joie de vivre this morning? I'm OK.

4) "The Nanny" is the colorful one, the one who wears red when everyone else wears tan. What color do you think you look best in? Green. I should wear it more.

5) The TV show, The Nanny, was the brainchild of actress Fran Drescher. She got the idea while visiting her an old friend in London. Her friend's pre-teen daughter enjoyed having Fran as a confidante and shopping buddy. Do you enjoy shopping as a leisure activity? Or would you prefer to just dash into a store, grab what you need, and get out and go home? Depends on what we're shopping for.

6) The friend Fran was visiting in London was Twiggy, who was the world's most famous model in the 1960s. Name another famous model. The Hadid Sisters, Gigi and Bella. I see they do runway shows, cosmetic ads, magazine covers .... They seem to be everywhere!

7) The Nanny: The Complete Series is available on DVD on Amazon. It consists of 19 discs and takes 55 hours to watch, start to finish. What TV show have you recently binge watched? I watched an entire season of the Amazon Prime series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, over two days. It was just 8 episodes. Does that count as bingeing?

8) The Nanny theme was sung by Liz Callaway. Her father, the late John Callway, was a long-time Chicago newscaster. Have you, or has a loved one, ever been on TV? I was in a crowd shot at Chicago campaign HQ the night Bill Clinton was elected in 1992. My mom saw it and was proud.

9) Random question -- Which of these adjectives comes closest to describing you: sexy, sophisticated or down-to-earth? Down to earth. I'm afraid if I was anymore down to earth, I'd be subterranean. 

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 10

Today's happiness: Mary Janes. I have always loved these candies. When I was a wee gal, my older sister would trade me hers at Halloween and make fun of me. "Nobody wants those!" I do! I do!

Friday, I visited my friend Kathy in her new home in Dekalb, IL. There's a charming, old-school candy story called The Confectionery. Guess what was in the very first candy jars I saw when I entered. She bought me three (and some two pieces of fancy chocolate and a cinnamon stick).



Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.