Friday, January 29, 2021

Saturday 9- Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy


Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Saturday 9: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1973)

Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here.

1) Bette Midler sings that the bugle boy wakes up Company B every morning by playing reveille. What awakened you this morning (phone, alarm clock, sunrise, etc.)? Or did you wake up on your own?  I am answering these questions during the week, so I heard Karl stirring and getting ready, which woke me up.  I got up and dressed only to have school cancelled from snow. I was glad, but I like to sleep in during snow days.  Oh well.

2) This single was produced by Bette's arranger/piano player, who went on to have a successful singing career of his own. Do you have a favorite Barry Manilow song?  I like many of his songs, I am not sure that I have a favorite...Copacabana was always a very visual song for me.  I could see it happening as he sang it.  I Write the Songs came to mind first.  I also like Mandy.

3) Bette was named after Bette Davis. Her sisters, Susan and Judy, were named for Susan Hayward and Judy Garland. So now we know who Mother Midler's favorite actresses were. Who are yours?  I am not a huge fan of movies that I have a favorite actress, my son is though.  In fact I think Susan Hayward is one of them.  He also likes Doris Day.

4) Bette has been married since 1984 to artist Martin von Haselberg. She was 39 years old, already a star, and had never married before. Yet within six weeks of meeting him, she was so sure Martin was "the one" that they tied the knot. Have you found that love takes time, or, like Bette, have you fallen in love quickly?  I have experienced both.

5) When their daughter Sophie was growing up, it was Martin who taught her to cook. What was the last thing you prepared in your kitchen? Did you use the microwave, stovetop, convection oven, blender, coffee maker ...?  I prepared fish.  I used my oven.
6) Bette says that listening and compromise have been the key to their happy marriage but adds, "Compromise is hardest of all." On what have you compromised recently?  I am not sure, it must not have bothered me though to not remember it.

7) Bette and Martin have a farmhouse in upstate New York. She enjoys feeding the chickens (whom she has jokingly named The Kardashians) and puttering in her garden. Do you have a green thumb?  I did so much better when I was able to stay home and I could remember when I had watered last.  I had gorgeous house plants and outdoor flowers as well.  When I went back to work, I have not been able to keep them alive.  If you have a suggestion of a plant I could get that is easy...let me know. :)  I feel like the ones I had were easy, but they died anyway.  I had them for years and they were fine until I went back to work.  Maybe they missed me.

8) In 1973, the year this song was popular, actor Neil Patrick-Harris was born. He's best known as Barney on How I Met Your Mother, which ran from 2005-2014. Were you a fan?  I was and I dated a guy in college that looks just like him.  He had just been in Doogie Howser during that time.

9) Random question -- How often do you put crackers in your soup: Always, often, seldom or never?  Always!  I like the crunch.


  1. I enjoyed your answers. I hope you have a beautiful Saturday, friend. smiles

  2. Ah, "Copacabana!" It's one of the songs I know all the lyrics to, without wanting to! I wonder why some songs burrow into our heads and just stay there.

    Doogie! I remember Doogie!

  3. Copacabana is up there for me, too. It's just so over the top and fun.
    I'd say your plants missed you...and stick to the story! ;) Enjoyed your answers. Have a great weekend, Lori!

  4. You could try cactus. They don't require much attention at all. I have one out in the garage. It's in a pot. I stick it outside when it warms up, and bring it in in winter. I rarely water it. It's not dead yet, so there's that.

    1. I will try that. I really hate killing plants. ♥

  5. I have completely sworn off houseplants as I am death to them. I've killed everything from African violets to a cactus garden to an heirloom Christmas cactus to a mother-in-law's-tongue. Even aloe doesn't stay alive!

    I'm a Copa gal too.

  6. Hi Lori: I always enjoy your answers.
    Have a great day!

  7. I am a plant killer. :( I envy those who do well with plants.

  8. I kill plants too. I just don't care about them enough to do what needs to be done. Fun questions and great answers, Lori! Have a good weekend!

  9. I don't do houseplants as a rule. I did have some lovely African violets at our last house, but I gave them to my daughter in love when we moved and she is enjoying them so much. They look great and I am happy I still get to see them. I don't have a good window for them in this house. My sister got the green thumb in our family. I grow weeds pretty well.

  10. When I was little I watched the making of the "It Happened to Jane" with Doris Day. My father packed us up in the car one Saturday for a surprise and it turned it was making of movie.

    1. That is so awesome! I would love to come across the making of a movie. ♥️♥️

  11. Plants and mammals share mitochondrial bits. I think that it responds on a level we don’t quite feel or understand yet. Your plants did miss you, I think.
    CountryDew had a good suggestion. Cacti are natural sweet but don’t like being touched. 😊

  12. Hi Lori:
    Love your Valentine's Day look!
    Can't wait until Sunday for the Super Bowl.


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