Saturday, November 20, 2021

Saturday 9: Somewhere

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song is from the hit musical West Side Story. It has just been remade by Steven Speilberg. Are you interested in seeing the 2021 version?

A. I'm not sure I ever saw the original, so sure. I'm game to watch a new version.

2) Growing up, Crazy Sam thought this song was called, "A Place for Us." Tell us about a song whose title or lyrics you got wrong or misheard.

A. I used to think that the Do Re Mi song said, Tea, a drink with Jane and Fred, instead of Ti, a drink with jam and bread. I wondered who Jane and Fred were.
3) Barbra Streisand sings of longing for "time to spare, time to learn and time to care." The holidays are often too busy for many of us. With Thanksgiving almost upon us, do you wish you had more time?

A. Not about the holiday. Mostly about getting older.
4) Early in her career, Barbra was pressured to have her nose fixed. She stubbornly refused, and did rather well anyway. Tell us about a time you resisted pressure.

A. My parents sent me off to a college in Tennessee. I didn't stay. It wasn't right for me.
5) In the late 1960s she briefly dated Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, father of current PM Justin Trudeau. Obviously Barbra knew what became of Pierre and his family without having to look them up. Without the advantage of Google, do you know where one of your former loves is in 2021?

A. No. I have an idea where one is, but I'm not even sure he's still alive.
6) One of Barbra's hit movies is The Way We Were, a love story about hopelessly mismatched lovers. Streisand always wanted to do a sequel and worked with a screenwriter on a treatment. Her costar, Robert Redford, refused. He simply was not interested in revisiting his character. Is there a movie series that you especially enjoy?

A. The Lord of the Rings, all three movies.

7) Barbra met her husband, James Brolin, at a dinner thrown by friends. They hit it off immediately, but he had to leave the next day to begin a movie in Ireland, so they began their romance over the phone. Do you enjoy long phone calls? Would you prefer video calls (Zoom)?

A. I prefer a phone call to a zoom call. I don't mind long phone calls; I get a lot of housework done during long phone calls sometimes.

8) On July 1, 1998, two years to the day after their first meeting, Barbra and Brolin married. It used to be that brides were advised against wearing white for their second wedding, but Barbra ignored that, wearing a white beaded gown. Do you believe brides should still avoid white the second time around?

A. I think a bride should wear anything she wants.

9) Random question: Is anyone on your bad side this morning?

A. Yes, but they are just names and avatars in a multiplayer video game. I'm hoping some of them leave my team.

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  1. #2 LOL!!!
    #4 My criteria for selecting a college was it had to be far enough away that my parents couldn't just drop in, they had to call first to make sure I was there.

  2. P.S. Your on Sat 9 is to last week's "Stealing Sunday"

  3. I love the idea of Jane and Fred! :)

  4. The address that you're putting in the Mr. Linky widget sent me to a Sunday Stealing from Oct 31 or some such. I got here, but thought you might want to know. ANYHOW, I loved Lord of the Rings as well. Especially The Two Towers. I was always partial to the Riders of Rohan part of the story, and the Battle at Helms Deep is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen on film, to this day.

  5. I'm not sure when I stopped enjoying phone conversations. I used to spend HOURS on the phone.

  6. I also enjoyed LOTR. I read the books a long time ago and the movies were wonderful.

  7. I love your answer to #2. I think it is funny how we all mess up songs lyrics.
    I am like Kwiz. I do not like to talk on the phone, but loved it when I was younger. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  8. I used to have long telephone conversations with my friend in Australia, but since she ghosted me, I haven't had conversations with anyone except my daughter.

  9. Jane and Fred are the couple that came after Jane and Dick. You reckon? That was so cute! Jane dumped Dick because he was just too intense! :o)
    I love phone calls, too, prefer them actually. And Lord of the Rings series. Legolas is so dishy, don't you think?


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