Saturday 9: I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (2006)
1) Bette Midler sings about the storm that’s raging outside. How’s the weather where you are today?
It’s above zero [abruptly check temperature on desktop widget],
I’m grateful for that.
2) She mentions her gloves. Tell us about your favorite pair of gloves or mittens.
I like my $1.50 Old Navy leopard gloves so much that I bought 3 pair of them. At a buck and a half I’d hate to lose one right?
3) Does your home have a fireplace to keep you warm?
I have one of those electric ones in my bedroom that has a heat option which always seems to blow a fuse.
4) Bette’s father, Fred, supported his family as a house painter. Have you ever held a job that kept you outdoors a great deal of the time?
I was a mom watching her kids at the pool with the other moms for a short portion of my life. Does that count?
5) Her mother, Ruth, was a talented seamstress. How about you? Can you sew on a button? Raise a hem? Darn a hole?
lol. Pass the superglue.
6) 2017 was a big year for Bette. At the age of 72, she opened on Broadway in the revival of Hello, Dolly! and won a Tony. As we kick off 2018, what would you like to accomplish this year?
Be alive. I’m starting to feel a bit unsafe these days if you know what I mean. I hear that there are folks with delete buttons that are bigger than mine and they actually work!
7) Bette and her husband Martin have been married for nearly 34 years. Their wedding was officiated by an Elvis impersonator. Are you looking forward to any weddings in 2018?
I wanted Elvis. My MIL threw a fit. Still wish I had Elvis.
Kids of friends so far.
8) Bette and Martin are very proud of their daughter, Sophie, now 30, who graduated from Yale in 2008. Do you expect to attend any graduation ceremonies in 2018?
Nope. Thank the lawd.
9) Random question: Yesterday, who did you spend the most time with?
I got my hair done. That was about the only thing worth leaving the house for this week to be honest with you.
So done with the drama and it just keeps on going……. anyone else?