Saturday 9: Cabaret (1972)
1) In this song, Liza Minnelli encourages you to put down “the knitting, the book and the broom.” Which of those three were you most recently doing: knitting, reading or housework?
I’m reading right now and I’m about to do housework.
2) She sings that we shouldn’t allow “some prophet of doom to wipe every smile away?” Do you know anyone who reliably looks at the downside of life?
We have little orange windbag of a choice these days it would seem.
3) In 1972, when this recording was popular, so was The Brady Bunch. In the two-part season premiere, The Bradys went to Hawaii. Do you have any warm weather vacation plans this fall/winter?
That Hawaii episode was just dumb. Really dumb. I had only seen it like 98 times as a kid.
Let’s face it. We all wanted to be Marcia.
I’m hoping for a January trip…
4) Though not her uncle, just a friend to both of her parents, Liza always called Frank Sinatra as “Uncle Frank.” Is there an older person in your life who isn’t a blood relative, but who refer to as “aunt” or “uncle?”
5) Liza collapsed onstage during a Christmas concert in 2007. She says she’d been nauseous before she went on and simply fainted. Sam has never fainted. Have you?
Not recently. Maybe we all fainted a couple of weeks ago and are waiting for the coma to subside. Ya think?
6) People are often surprised when they learn Liza is good friends with Gene Simmons — the KISS member with the long tongue. Tell us about one of your good friends.
Have have all kinds of good friends and believe it or not, we get along fine despite our political differences.
7) Liza told US Magazine that she loves to eat at Olive Garden. Do you?
Have not been to that carb-house in years. These days, I really only eat at one restaurant. The same one restaurant. Nearly every day. Thankfully, the food is really good there and I know that the kitchen is clean.
8) She keeps apple juice and yogurt in her refrigerator at all times. Would we find either in your refrigerator right now?
I have a large mug of water, lettuce, cheese, and condiments.
9) Random question: Which would be a more frustrating dinner companion — someone who won’t shut up, or someone who won’t say a word?
I’ll eat alone thanks.