Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday 9

1) This song is about a lad who didn't take his mother's advice and attended the wild party anyway (hear it here). When you were young, did your parents approve of your friends? If you're a parent yourself, how have you handled it when your kids start hanging around with friends you're not crazy about? While in high school, I had a friend named Judy whose appearance really got on my mom's nerves. Judy wore her long blonde hair stick-straight and parted down the middle and didn't wear any makeup whatsoever. Mom would prefer I hang around with more conventional kids, people she understood. She didn't "get" Judy at all.
2) A 2010 poll named Marge Simpson of The Simpsons the most popular TV mom of all time. Who is your favorite TV (or movie) mother? Donna Reed. Or Kitty on That 70s Show.

3) Crazy Sam's mother is a big fan of The National Enquirer. As she likes to say, "They were right about John Edwards!" Do you read the tabloids? Cast a guilty glance at them when you're in line at the store? Or ignore them altogether? Ya got me. I admit I look at the headlines when I'm waiting in line. Can't recall ever actually purchasing one, though I'm sure I have.

4) Mother Winters always gave Sam peppermint tea to calm her stomach. Do you have any tried-and-true home remedies to share? I believe in soda pop. Ginger ale for tummy aches, Coke for headaches. It sounds frivolous but there is some basis in fact -- ginger settles the stomach and caffeine is included in migraine-formula OTC meds.

5) Thinking of guts ... When making decisions, do you tend to consider all the options carefully or do you "go with your gut"? Yes. I mean, the approach I take depends on how important the situation is and/or how strong my gut feeling is.

6) Spring is here! Do you have a green thumb? Yes.

7) Have you put away your winter clothes yet? I should and I might this weekend.

8) After you lather and rinse, do you repeat? Not often.

9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away Hershey bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate with almonds? Milk chocolate with almonds.


  1. Anonymous2:58 AM

    I think some of my friends' parents considered me their "Judy." I wore my hair Flock of Seagulls style, favored heavy metal band t-shirts, and wore too much makeup. I actually wanted very much to be liked, but I knew I'd never fit in, so I went the outlandish route with my appearance.

  2. We have similar answers to many of these.

  3. My parents did not approve of most of my friends. I was weird.

  4. You know as soon as you put away your winter clothes there will be a cold snap.

  5. I'm still friends with people from high school, and we were all "good" kids for the most part. And I'm with Diana - as soon as the clothes go away, it's going to get wicked cold. Like it is today. 46. In May. crikey!

  6. My sister had a friend by the name of Judy in the late 60's who looked just like That Girl. I thought she amazing (since she could have been Marlo for all I knew at the time).

    Hang in there this Mother's Day. Try not to allow Hallmark et al get to you :)

  7. I know this holiday must be hard. I'm busy writing my book, so I might not play in a while. But if you need anything, let me know...

  8. o i remember the ginger ale. if it wasn't tea with a shot of homemade brandy it was gingerale. thanks for the memory!

    happy mother's day!

    hugs :)

  9. I'm with Diana as well - putting away your warm things is almost guaranteed to bring back the chill!


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