If you were being treated to a night out would you choose to go to a movie or to the theater?
Definitely the theater!!! I was a theater and dance major in college and loved every minute of it.
I was ten years old when I attended my first Broadway show – Mame – with the incomparable Angela Lansbury and it is a memory that is indelible in my mind.
A couple of years ago, we took our girls to NYC for a few days and were fortunate enough to see some great broadway shows – A Chorus Line and The Phantom of the Opera. But the biggest thrill of my life was seeing the great Patty LuPone in Gypsy. I knew every song in each musical by heart and I had to bite my tongue not to sing along in the theater. My family always gets a little annoyed when I get kicked out of places….
Wish my girls shared my passion for the theater – they were just so-so and very embarrassed when I was sobbing during Patti LuPone’s standing ovations.
Would you rather visit Alaska or Hawaii?
Hawaii. Not a moment’s hesitation on this one – especially after spending a couple of weeks in Boston’s frigid climate.
The Mister and I should look this good….
What 3 words would your best friend use to describe you?
My guess would be funny, loyal, and awkward.
Ok… this isn’t me – but it could have been. My hair was not nearly as well behaved.
What was your favorite food as a child?
Chocolate. Still is and if you throw a little peanut butter in with it – I would be in heaven.
What is your favorite genre of music?
I still love James Taylor and Carly Simon. I also have scores of Broadway shows on my iPod. shocker!
Were you named after someone?
My first name came straight out of the Baby Name book.
My middle name is after my mother. This is a picture of my mother, Mary, during her modeling days. Sista superimposed the martini in her hand.
If you’re looking down from heaven, Mom – I DIDN’T DO IT!!!
What is your very favorite dish at Thanksgiving dinner?
I now have a new favorite. Over the weekend I had the best dessert I have ever had. And believe you me, I’ve had my share of desserts in my life.
My new favorite dessert is a gingerbread cake served warm with gooey warm caramel sauce and homemade vanilla ice cream. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. I found a recipe for it here.
What one piece of advice would you give to a friend who wants to start blogging?
*Never write a post if you don’t feel like writing.
*Use your own voice and your own style. The best compliment I receive is when friends tell me that when they read my blog, they can actually hear my voice.
What is your favorite quote?
My #2 has this as her screen saver.
What is the best book you read this year?
Not only is this a beautifully written book, but it is very thought provoking. I couldn’t get the ending out of my head for days after I finished it.
Thank you, Mo, for my nomination. I will put together my own set of nominees and questions within the next few weeks.
In the meantime…
Thank you, Ruth, for all your kind words and sweet photos.