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Botch-a-me, I’ll botch-a-you

May 31st, 2014 — 10:59pm

Henry started watching Mad Men over from the very beginning so of course I’ve watched a few eps with him! Lol. Tonight we watched “Red in the Face”, “The Hobo Code” and “Shoot”. So good, so good. I’ve always loved the outro song in “Red in the Face” and tonight I finally googled to find out what it is. It’s Rosemary Clooney singing a saucy little song called Botch-a-Me, (anglicization of Italian “baciami” = “kiss me”). I found several recordings on youtube but I like this live (!) version best:

Rosemary Clooney singing “Botch-a-me” on the Colgate Comedy Hour in 1952.

Start at 2:54:

How adorable and charismatic is she? My goodness, I can’t take my eyes off her. Henry googled: she’s George’s aunt. We think we see a resemblance around the eyes and cheekbones.

Lyrics:

Botch-a-me, I’ll-botcha you and ev’rything goes crazy

Bah-bah, botch-a-me, bambino
Bah-bah-bo, bo, boca piccolino
When you kiss me and I’m a-kissa you
Tra la la la la la la la la loo

Bah-bah, botch-a-me, my baby
Bah-bah-bo, bo, just say “Yes” and maybe
If-a you squeeze me and I’m a-squeeza you
Tra la la la la la la la la loo

Bee-oo, bye-oh, bee-oo, boo
Won’t you botch-a-, botch-a-me?
Bee-oo, bye-oh, bee-oo, boo
When you botch-a-me, I a-botcha you and ev’rything goes crazy

Bah-bah, botch-a-me, bambino
Bah-bah-bo, bo, boca piccolino
And then we will raise a great big family
Tra la la la la la la la la lee

Botch-a-me, I’ll-botcha you and ev’rything goes crazy

Bah-bah, botch-a-me, my baby
Bah-bah-bo, bo, just say “Yes” and maybe
If-a you squeeze me and I’m a-squeeza you
Tra la la la la la la la la loo

Bee-oo, bye-oh, bee-oo, boo
Won’t you botch-a, botch-a-me? SPOKEN: Kiss me!!
Bee-oo, bye-oh, bee-oo, boo
When you botch-a-me, I a-botcha you SPOKEN: C’mon a-you, kissa me, eh?!!

Bah-bah, botch-a-me, bambino
Bah-bah-bo, bo, boca piccolino
And then we will raise a great big family
Tra la la la la la la la la
Bee-oo, bye-oh, bee-oo, boo
Botch-a-me, bambino, botch-a-me

SPOKEN: That’s nice!!

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The Two Towers, Bk 2, Ch 10

May 31st, 2014 — 12:01pm

The Two Towers, Book 2, Chapter 10 (the last chapter!)

Two Towers Bk 2: 10 The Choices of Master Samwise

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Single again!

May 30th, 2014 — 11:06pm

Tonight I am feeling a great sense of relief because I have extricated myself from a relationship that wasn’t working for me. Instead of freaking out and doing something rash and then second-guessing myself into misery, I gave it careful thought for a full week before making a decision. SB is a sweet, kind, loving person but he’s just not the right man for me.

Yesterday I ended it with him, and this afternoon we did the Exchange of Personal Belongings, so now it is well and truly over. I feel as if a cloud of stress has evaporated. I even feel somewhat less depressed than usual. Heh.

I think you can probably look forward to another chapter of Tolkien tomorrow, unless it turns out to be a Random Tired Day. :)

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The Two Towers, Bk 2, Ch 9

May 30th, 2014 — 10:20am

The Two Towers, Book 2, Chapter 9

Two Towers Bk 2: 09 Shelob’s Lair

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knitting for the fair!

May 27th, 2014 — 7:21pm

The Fair is almost here!

Last week I dropped off my entries for the Home and Hobby show. The shawl is a Jared Flood pattern: Girasole, which I knit once before in blue worsted to make a sofa-blanket for my mom, but the flowered hat is my own design. Fingers crossed for a blue ribbon!

2014-03-18 14.16.07 HDR

2014-05-12 10.10.01

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The Two Towers, Bk 2, Ch 8

May 16th, 2014 — 11:22am

After a little hiatus due to ill health (ruptured ovarian cyst, OUCH) I’m back with another chapter for you. Enjoy!

The Two Towers, Book 2, Chapter 8

Two Towers Bk 2: 08 The Stairs of Cirith Ungol

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The Two Towers, Bk 2, Ch 7

May 2nd, 2014 — 12:51pm

Another chapter! I’m really going to town, here.

The Two Towers, Book 2, Chapter 7

Two Towers Bk 2: 07 Journey to the Crossroads

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The Two Towers, Bk 2, Ch 6

May 1st, 2014 — 10:24pm

Golly, Faramir is great. So truly noble! This is my first reading of The Two Towers in over ten years, so a lot of it is unfamiliar, i.e. I can’t recite it, like I can The Fellowship. So all this Faramir-being-awesome stuff is really fun to read!

The Two Towers, Book 2, Chapter 6

Two Towers Bk 2: 06 The Forbidden Pool

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