Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saturday 9: Believe

  1. In 1998, Cher became the oldest woman to top the Billboard Hot 100 with "Believe." She was 52 at the time. At what age do you think you did hit/will hit your prime?
    -- God, I hope I haven’t hit my prime yet. If I have, I didn’t appreciate it.
  2. 121413Cher is as well known for her outrageous outfits as for her singing. What's the latest piece of clothing you added to your wardrobe?
    -- With the drastic weight loss I’m experiencing, I am enjoying casting off clothes that I’m shrinking out of. I had some success with weight loss in the past and I optimistically saved my “skinny clothes”. I am enjoying wearing those clothes again.
  3. Cher credits her unique looks to her diverse ethnicity. Her father was Armenian and her mom is English/German/Cherokee. From where did your ancestors come?
    -- I’m not sure, but I’m pretty sure they were asked to leave.
  4. When she was a little girl, Cher produced and starred in a schoolyard production of Oklahoma. Were you involved in drama or theater in school?
    -- I performed in the obligatory school play in elementary school. I got up the courage to tryout for a role in a community theater production of Huckleberry Finn in 2005. I would love to do it again.
  5. Cher is open about her plastic surgery, speaking freely about having had her breasts 'done', her nose bobbed and her teeth straightened. If you could change one physical feature about yourself, which would it be? And what would you never change, under any circumstances?
    -- I’m working on my weight right now, and some people believe that having gastric bypass surgery is pretty extreme. In the future there is a likelihood I’ll have to to have some excess skin removed. The excess weight has been such a focus for change for so long, I haven’t thought of anything else.
  6. There's a stubborn rumor, often denied, that Cher had a rib removed so that she could maintain her long and lean silhouette. What's the most outrageous thing anyone has said of you?
    -- My family says and has said some pretty hurtful things. Just like the lovely Jinxx Monsoon, its just water off a ducks back!
  7. When she was a kid, Cher practiced her autograph. Do you have a clear, legible signature? Or is it more of a scrawl?
    -- It has a little flair to it, but otherwise pretty legible.
  8. Cher asks, "Do you believe in life after love?" Crazy Sam's question is easier and less profound: Do you believe in luck?
    -- I believe luck comes to those who prepare.
  9. Did you make any resolutions for 2014?
    -- I call them ‘intentions’ or ‘goals’… yes, there will be a post soon. Stay tuned.


  1. Happy New Year! Happy to see you comfortable in your old clothes. It's inspiring!

  2. Congrats on your weight loss. Even with surgery, it's not easy.

    It's so exciting to get into "skinny" clothes. I'm in all of mine at the moment, but I've got a small stash handed down from my best friend who got too skinny for them. I'm not quite there, but as I helped her pick out most of the items, I'm excited at the thought of adding them to my wardrobe. I'm also a big believer in getting rid of "fat" clothes so if I gain, I'm stuck with nothing to wear. It's a big motivator to maintain since I couldn't afford to replace everything even if I wanted to "let myself go."