Thursday, November 5, 2009

I just had to try this

I've seen a couple people with this challenge on their blogs, and I really enjoyed reading their answers. So I thought I would give it a try. I love older female jazz vocalists, particularly Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Billie Holiday. Dinah and Sarah and Etta are probably my favorites, but I chose Billie since she probably has the biggest body of work to choose from. This activity makes me want to go turn on some music and croon!
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday Pictures

(for those who are not familiar with the challenge, I chose one musical artist and answered the questions below using their song titles)

1. Are you a male or female? Sophisticated Lady
2. Describe yourself: Getting Some Fun Out of Life
3. How do you feel: I Don’t Know If I’m Coming or Going
4. Your family: Strange Fruit
5. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?: April In Paris
6. Your favorite form of transportation: A Sailboat in the Moonlight
7. Your best friend: My Man
8. Your favorite color is: If the Moon Turns Green
9. What's the weather like: Isn’t This A Lovely Day
10. Favorite day: Summertime
11. If your life was a TV show, what would it be called?: Everything Happens to Me
12. What is life to you? Havin’ Myself A Time
13. Your current relationship: Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
14. Looking for: Nice Work if You Can Get It
15. Wouldn't mind: Pennies From Heaven
16. Your fear: The End of a Love Affair
17. What is the best advice you have to give: No Regrets
18. If you could change your name, you would change it to: Guess Who
19. Thought for the Day: Everything Happens for the Best
20. How I would like to die: Laughing At Life
21. Your pet: Gimme a Pigfoot (?)
22. Your motto: That’s Life, I Guess

Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington Pictures

Sarah Vaughn
Sarah Vaughn Pictures

Etta James
Etta James Pictures

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald Pictures

Lena Horne
Lena Horne Pictures


Life has been throwing quite a few curve balls my way lately. Work is crazy, and I am in a stretch where I won't have a day off in 12 days. I found out this week that the after school care at my son's school will be discontinued after Thanksgiving, so I have three weeks to come up with an alternate plan for what he is to do from the end of the school day until the end of my workday. The list goes on.

Last night, after getting the kids in bed, I collected some candles, got my book, The Healing Quilt, and ran a lavender bath and pampered myself with some relaxation time. Aaaahhh!

Tomorrow night, my husband's basketball team is coming over to watch a movie in our new home theater, even though it isn't painted yet AND there is no furniture. Lots of big, noisy guys, but that means my husband is cooking on the grill, so I don't have to make dinner. I will be hiding out UPSTAIRS with Season 7 of the Gilmore Girls and some hand quilting. I can't wait!