Hello, my lovelies. It's another Saturday morning, and this time we have Judy Garland singing a tune I have not heard before. I'm going into YouTube momentarily to rectify that. You should, too.
Meanwhile, I have had a busy week, medically speaking. Monday had me at a new cardiologist (I liked him, and now I'm wearing a Holter monitor); Tuesday I visited my pain management specialist, who was in rare spirits; Wednesday I missed my primary care appointment out of exhaustion (it's tough being a spoonie, I tell ya); Thursday, I tore something horribly in my right shoulder; and Friday, I saw my psychiatrist, and I scheduled surgery on my left shoulder. And behold, it was good.
It's a thrilling social life I lead. Apart from that nonsense, we have S9. Please link up here if you're joining us today! Let's do it.
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) In this song, Judy Garland sings about the train whistle and wheels. What sounds make you happy?
Children laughing. Especially my children laughing and getting along. I like the sound of happy little birds twittering and tweeting. And I absolutely love the sound of waves crashing on the shore - together with all the other ocean sounds. Be still, my heart.
2) She tells us that, since she loves dreaming of train travel, she must have "a little gypsy in her heart." How about you? Do you often dream of visiting faraway places?
I've got that itch to go see more of the world again, so we've been considering doing something like a Rhine River cruise, or
perhaps a trip to Bermuda. Nary a decision has been made at this point.
3) Judy sings about a future when she's "old and gray and settled down." At what age do you consider a person is old?
When they start acting old, feeling old, and tell me they're old.
4) This song is from the movie, The Harvey Girls. Filming was a time of stress for Judy. She was appearing before the cameras by day (she sprained her ankle in a scene where she slips down a hill), recording the soundtrack by night, and dealing with lawyers regarding her divorce from composer David Rose. Yet watching the movie, none of the tension shows. Do you work well under pressure?
These days, with #SpoonieLife
, not anymore. But prior to my body deciding it didn't know how to act anymore, yeah, I was great at that.
5) Judy relaxed on the set by knitting and would make blankets and caps for the children of crew members. Do you knit?
It's been a good while since I knit - since before I got too sick. Look at that clavicle! I love it. That's very motivating for me. Oh, and the knitting, too.
6) Judy admitted she had a problem with tardiness. Do you strive to be prompt?
Yes, I hate being late. Sometimes I am, and I spend a week apologizing (give or take), but I absolutely hate it.
7) In 1946, when this song was on the radio, cigarette cases were very popular. Since these metal cases were standard issue in the Army during WWII, many soldiers got into the habit of using them and continued to after the war ended. Women often carried fabric or leather cigarette cases that closed with a clasp like a coin purse. In the 1940s, elegant cigarette cases were a fashionable gift but today, they are largely forgotten. Did you ever carry one? Do you know anyone who did?
I never did - never a smoker - but my grandmother always had one. Always. Always. Always. Until she died on oxygen, grandma was a smoker, God rest her soul.
8) Also in 1946, bikinis appeared for the first time on runways in Paris. How often did you don swimwear during 2022?
Not many. Two, three? Fewer than a handful of times and far fewer than what I'd like!
9) Random question: Thinking of your past romantic involvements, were you truly in love with one of them, some of them, or all of them?
Some of them. Many of them. But definitely not all of them. And that's a fact.
Welp, that's a wrap! Have a spectactular week on purpose, folks.