Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Growing old gracefully.....

I received this in an email and it cracked me up, I hope it makes you smile.

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

One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite 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 favorite things.

Cadillacs 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 favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,

When the knees go bad,

I simply remember my favorite 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 favorite 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 favorite 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.


Valerie said...

I remember stars as they were, completely forgetting they grow old as well. Love the new version of Favourite Things. It so applies to moi!

Dumdad said...

Oh this is so true! Unfortunately!

Ron said...

Absolutely brilliant lyrics!

And I love the last line....

"Then I remember the great life I've had,

And then I don't feel so bad."

Right on!

I actually saw Julie Andrews in Philadelphia in person a few years ago and she was so lovely!

Fab post, m'dear!


Mama Zen said...

That's hilarious!

clean and crazy said...

she is perfect isn't she. what was that line 'practically perfect in every way.' mary poppins

Travis Cody said...

Love it! Her musicals were some of my favorite movies as a kid.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

she does have a wonderful sense of humor!

smiles, bee

Linda said...

Well of course I couldn't just read but had to sing it! Totally brilliant and my new theme song!

A Lady's Life said...

I remember this and found it funny and so true lol

Annelisa said...

Excellent! I love Julie Andrews...she's someone we can hope to aspire to as we grow older...she does it so well!

Brilliant song, brilliant! I'm beginning to empathise with it more than I'd wish to :-)

Hope you have a very happy Christmas, sweetie, and that the New Year will bring everything you hope it will! xxx

g-man said...

She still looks like Victor/Victoria!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: Julie Andrews...I loveeeeee her. All of her movies are fabulous. have you seen Victor/victoria? Awesome...her voice...wonderful. too bad the operation back aways was a failure...but what an author (her and daughter) are, huh?

the song is funnnnyyyyy. hehehe.

have a great New Year sweetie. (((MWUAH)))

Catsngrams said...

Oh I did love the julie Andrews song I can so relate. Happy New Year to you.

Deb said...

Oh, I so needed that chuckle! And it is so true! Happy New Year!

CrystalChick said...

This is soooo funny!!! Got a few on the list already so I could sing a few lines myself. lol

Julia Smith said...

What Ron said (except for seeing her live...haven't had that wonderful pleasure.)

Akelamalu said...

I enjoyed it too catsngrams :)

Happy to make you smile Debs x

Me too Crystalchick LOL

I'd have loved to have seen her live too Julia x