Saturday, August 03, 2013

Saturday 9

1) This song is about a guy who fell in love when he saw her face. Do you believe in love at first sight? No. I believe in electricity, a spark. I've felt it myself! But not love.

2) "I'm a Believer" is the best-selling Monkees song. Can you name another one? "Cheer up, Sleepy Jean ..." Daydream Believer.
3) On their TV show, the boys competed for the same girl. Have you and a friend ever been romantic rivals? Yes, back when I was in my 20s. She and I laughed about it. In fact, she used to mark every page of her dayplanner with one of our initials and would joke, "I get him today! Calendar says so." He ended up with another girl entirely. They have been married forever and have four (count 'em, 4!) kids. So I'd say the story has a happy ending.

4) In another episode, the Monkees visited the circus. If you were confident there was a good strong net beneath you, would you walk across the high wire? I think it would be a blast! (Even though I'm sure I'd land on that good strong net pretty early on.)

5) The Monkees show originally aired on Monday nights. Do you have a favorite day of the week? Friday. There's so much excitement in the air, with everyone planning for the weekend.
6) Davy Jones guest starred on an episode of The Brady Bunch. The plot revolved around Marcia's efforts to get him to perform at the prom. Share one of your memories from a school dance. I only went to one formal, and I remember the dress so vividly. Floor-length, bright yellow. Mutton-chop sleeves with long tight cuffs and covered buttons. In retrospect, it was hideous. But at the time, I thought I was happening.

7) At the height of their popularity, the Monkees' faces and logo appeared on a lot of merchandise, including lunch boxes. Which would you rather have for lunch -- chicken salad, tuna salad or egg salad? I like them all, but direct from the refrigerator. Not in a lunch box. I'd be worried about them going bad. BTW, every morning I pass Au Bon Pain and they are promoting a lobster salad sandwich that looks delicious.

8) You have an afternoon all to yourself. Would you rather spend it at the mall, checking out what's new in the stores and people watching, or walking through the forest, observing the birds and trees and leaves? Depends on the weather. If it's really hot, I'll go to the mall. But if it's 80ยบ or under, I'd enjoy the forest.
9) Do you have a good memory for names? No. I wish I did.


  1. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Your dress sounds about like the hideous light blue formal I once owned. I shudder now to think of it.

  2. I feel ya on the too-hot weather. Ugh. I'm so thankful that this summer seems to be milder than our normal summers.

  3. Your dance dress sounds like a bridesmaid dress I wore in the late 80's I was really too old for the style and I did look hideous.

  4. I believe in electricity. It runs my computer... ;)

  5. LOL I think I had that same dress, too. I hated my date, on top of it. Blech..
    And I actually like the forest - one of my favorite hikes ever was in Alaska, through the forest, past the bear poop and we came out at a gorgeous lake. Ahhhhh.... I miss when I was rich... LOL

  6. Before I retired I used to bring my lunch every day in a soft side cooler with an ice pack.

    The buzzer went off at noon and like automatons we marched off to the cafeteria and at 12:30 the buzzer went off again and we all marched back to our work area. It is so much fun working in a factory.

  7. I'm with you on the tight rope...if there's a good strong net, why not!?!? Fridays have an entire weekend to look forward to.

  8. One good thing about my semi-formals being in the 90s...those colorful dresses weren't as popular! All my semi dresses were black, except for one that was a deep burgundy red. But "big hair" was still in, and sadly, I used WAY too much product back then, so hideousness was still rampant. :-)

    Happy weekend!!

  9. I bet that guy is bald and broke now anyway ....

  10. I take the forest for granted because I'm surrounded by it. That's why I went for the mall.


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