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Saturday 18 February 2012


I am tempted out from my blog break by this hilarious email I received tonight - guaranteed to exercise even the laziest chuckle muscle.

Julie Andrews has given us a slight variation on her famous song from The Sound Of Music.  I know exactly how she feels LOL.  I feel like adding a piece about an artificial hip, removed appendix and two digital hearing aids..


To  commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews  made a special appearance at Manhattan bsp's Radio City  Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.

One of the  musical numbers she performed was 'My Favourite Things' from  the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'.
Here are the  lyrics she used  :

(Sing  It!)  - If  you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

Botox and  nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and  handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines  tied up in string,
These are a few of my favourite  things.
Cadillac's  and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and  Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf  carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my  favourite things.

When  the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go  bad,
I simply  remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel so  bad.

Hot tea  and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food  or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads  and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my  favourite things...

Back  pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin  bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we  won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we  remember our favourite things.

When the  joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow  dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And  then I don't feel so bad.

(Ms. Andrews  received a standing ovation from the crowd
that lasted over four minutes and  repeated encores.
Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit  and humour with others who would appreciate  it)

I think she deserves a 10 out of 10. Agreed?
What a good sport she is.


  1. haha...thanks for the saturday afternoon chuckle eddie...i give it a 10 as well...

  2. Excellent! I was so pleased to see an unexpected post pop up from you in my timeline and I hope all is well with you.

  3. The woman can sing...and she certainly understands getting older. Love this!!
    (I'm going to try and muddle through the word verification...sigh. It's getting almost impossible to "guess" the Word Verifications because Blogger is making it hideously hard to let them know one isn't a robot! I don't like the new WV format.)

  4. There's just too much truth in that son to be really funny! Oh well, if we don't laugh, I suppose we'll cry!

  5. Hi Eddie, It's great to see you. I hope all's well with you andMrs. Bluelights and you're enjoying your break.

    This a a fantastic song and I bet Julie Andrews did an amazing job singing it. What a hoot-- and all for such a great cause. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Take care, jj

  6. Welcome back (even if it is only briefly).

    A 10 from me, too.

    Best to all,
    xoxoxo, cd

  7. Thanks for your comments. I hope to be back in BlogLand soon

  8. Definitely a 10. Hilarious but sadly true in a lot of ways.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  9. Julie Andrews is one of the great gems of the entertainment world. Thanks for sharing this, Eddie!

  10. Thanks for your comments. Hope to return soon

  11. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article.

  12. I give it a 12! It's so spot on, no wonder she got such a long standing ovation!

  13. Hoping to return to BlogLand soon

  14. Wow, my comment seems to have vanished into cyberspace! LOL It said great song and post! Must have been the darned word verification! LOL Hope you return to Blog Land soon, too! Cheers!

  15. Hello, Eddie. Just checking in to see if you're OK. Hope so...

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