Monday, December 24, 2007

I Simply Remember My Favorite Things...

...and then I don't feel so bad.

This is the first time since 1984 that my husband and I won't be together for Christmas. While he's doing standup on a ship in the Caribbean, I'm in my fuzzy bunny slippers blogging in New Jersey. (He says the slippers are oddly erotic.)

Since I know he plans on spending the 25 bucks needed for 60 minutes of internet access, I decided I would post something to brighten his lonely holiday. It took me a long time to find the perfect You Tube video, but as soon as he hears an obviously zoned-out Claudine Longet sing "bwown paper packages tied up wis stwing" he'll smile if not flat out guffaw.

(Why couldn't she just sing the song in her native language? I'm sure I would sound equally ridiculous if I tried to sing "My Favorite Things" on Valium in French with a Philly accent.)

(If my husband and I ever sing together, I will make him hold a tire just like Andy Williams did in the video.)

A decade later the showgirl turned celebrity wife was found not-guilty in the shooting death of her boyfriend Spider Sabich. Ex-husband, Andy Williams paid for her defense. Apparently, one of her favorite things was her former spouse's bank account.

That Andy Williams must be quite the guy. I just love an incredibly talented singer who performs a duet with his not-so-talented wife but the trend didn't end with Andy and the Mrs. Did you see Seal and Heidi Klum on the Victoria Secret Fashion Show? It seems Heidi's secret is she sounds like a dog in heat.

And here's a second video for my beloved to enjoy. "Dominick the Donkey" is one of our favorite holiday tunes.


Suzy said...

Hey Traci, sorry you and B will not be together this Xmas.

The Claudine Longet song made me laugh and I shouldn't since I'm half French but oh well.

Traci Skene said...

Brian's 1/8 French so he probably shouldn't laugh either...but he will.

Infantry Dad said...

If I told my wife I was going off on a cruise to earn money doing anything, I'd be keeping Spider Sabich company...
Wasn't he a skier?

Merry Christmas.

Traci Skene said...

Well, Infantry Dad, that is why I am the world's most perfect wife!

Actually, standup comics often work on holidays so it's something we're used to doing. We just celebrated early. He bought me a Christmas ornament when he was docked in St. Thomas so I'm happy.

And, yes, Spider Sabich was a skier.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.