12/10/18 – Baby It’s Cold Outside


Please scroll down to the “Music of the Week” section for this week’s topic – “Baby It’s Cold Outside”


How do you find Christmas & New Years Holidays?

Same as any other time of the year  57.14%  (8 votes) 

Stressful  35.71%  (5 votes) 

I use Goggle Maps to find the Christmas and New Years holidays  7.14%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

Regarding the movie, “Roman Holiday”

I’ve seen the movie and I enjoyed the movie  86.67%  (13 votes) 

I haven’t seen the movie and I don’t want to see it.  6.67%  (1 votes) 

I’ve seen the movie and I did not enjoy the movie  6.66%  (1 votes) 

I haven’t seen the movie but would like to  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
Do you believe your body talks to you, when you are harming it?

Yes, and when I ignore it; my body speaks louder  100%  (13 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 13

Do you do anything to remember family and friends who have passed on?

Visit or decorate graves of family members  38.89%  (7 votes) 

No  22.22%  (4 votes) 

Once in a while  22.22%  (4 votes) 

Visit or decorate graves of friends  16.67%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 18
Ladies, do you think your husband could be better?

A little  44.44%  (4 votes) 

No, perfect as he is  33.33%  (3 votes) 

A lot  22.22%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 9

Have you ever not done something and seen other people less qualified than you do that same thing?

Yes  75%  (9 votes)

No  25%  (3 votes)

Total Votes: 12
The majority of people you have contact with are:

Assertive  57.14%  (8 votes) 

Passive  42.86%  (6 votes) 

Aggressive  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

The majority of drivers are:

Assertive  50%  (6 votes) 

Aggressive  41.67%  (5 votes) 

Passive  8.33%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 12



There are many excellent film versions of this movie; however, this is one of my favorites.

A Christmas Carol (1984)


Things need to be taken into context.  I saw the original 1949 movie version of this song and by today’s sensitivities, I was uncomfortable watching it.  But in 1949 the film was classified as a musical comedy.

I have heard it said may times that we see the world not as it is, but as we are. I suspect the problem isn’t the song itself, but how we view it.

Below is a modern-day interpretation of this song.

Baby It’s Cold Outside

By Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga


The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God gives life to Adam, the first man. The fresco is part of a series of panels depicting episodes from Genesis.

The image of the near-touching hands of God and Adam has become iconic of humanity. The painting has been reproduced in countless imitations and parodies. Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam is one of the most replicated religious paintings of all time. (Source: Wikipedia)

I have been to the Sistine Chapel and I have seen this painting.  However, I remember it looking much different.  Perhaps, it has been touched up a bit since I’ve seen it; but here is how I remember this painting.


I chose Santa Claus as the extraordinary person of the week, frankly because I have no desire to receive a lump of coal from him on Christmas Eve.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved (“good” or “nice”) children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).

The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas (a fourth-century Greek bishop and gift-giver), the British figure of Father Christmas and the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas (himself also based on Saint Nicholas). Some maintain Santa Claus also absorbed elements of the Germanic god Wodan, who was associated with the pagan midwinter event of Yule.

Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, jolly, white-bearded man—sometimes with spectacles—wearing a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs, white-fur-cuffed red trousers, a red hat with white fur and black leather belt and boots and who carries a bag full of gifts for children.


Have You Experienced This

You go into a restaurant bathroom.

There’s a sign on the mirror that says employees must wash hands.

Have you wasted hours waiting for somebody to come in and wash your hands for you.

You probably ended up washing your own hands.

Besides, if someone does come in and washes your hands, what kind of tip are you supposed to give them?


Every Year

I’ve spent a lot of years in gyms and this happens every year.


Don’t let anything stand between you and your dreams, not even the laundry.


Most people feel they are just too busy to spend even a bit of time with individual family members, good friends and even pets.  Besides, they tell themselves that there is always tomorrow, next week, next month or the usual next time.  Well, there isn’t always a next time.


One must know their limitations.


I frequently recommend traveling, but no matter where one goes; there is no better places than these:


Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

10 thoughts on “12/10/18 – Baby It’s Cold Outside

  1. I loved the song, and I always enjoy your sense of humor. It was especially good this morning, because I’m reading “The Indifferent Stars Above,” which is the story of a Donner Party Bride, and it is intense, interesting, and also very sad. I love to read good non-fiction.
    Plato and I love to take walks at night now, because there are so many light displays. Michael is not into decorating anymore, and we don’t even put up a tree, but we will celebrate Christmas and our 28th anniversary in the last part of December by going out to eat and seeing a good movie. If you hear of any that are coming out which sound interesting, let me know.
    Meanwhile, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your wife. besitos, judy


    • Thank you Judy for commenting and Merry Christmas to you and Michael. We just went through the Detroit Zoo Christmas light display, consisting of more than 5 million LED lights. Next Monday I am going to post some pictures, but they don’t do the display justice. I appreciate your encouragement of my blogging–again, thank you Judy


  2. Bill, it is always a pleasure to read your work. I always leave with a smile. Thanks for a great job! Merry Christmas



  3. Lovely to see Sinterklaas mentioned in a non-Dutch post 🙂 (I’m a fan of his, you know).
    And that gym joke! It is the same when going out for a run! In January, I see so many fellow-runners and in the months after their amount dwindles greatly. So much fun.


    • Samantha, ik ben ook een fan van Sinterklaas. Weet dat de meeste sportscholen in januari druk worden, maar ik wist niet dat dit ook op lopers van toepassing is. Hoe vond je mijn versie van de Sixtijnse kapel?


      • I am impressed by your Dutch, Bill! It’s very good! 😉

        I loved your version, however, I’ve seen the original and I am a sucker for the classics.


      • Samantha, ik ben verrast dat je niet wist dat wij allemaal in de USA Nederlands tegen elkaar praten.Velen van ons spreken Engels als tweede taal. Misschien komt daar de verwarring vandaan. 🙂


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