Saturday, June 07, 2014

Saturday 9

1) This song is about a young man who takes advantage of his "big chance at a high school dance." Share a memory from your high school years.  When I was a junior, our basketball team made it to the Sweet Sixteen.

2) Lead singer Steven Tyler is the son of a working mother (mom Susan was a secretary). Did your mother work outside the home? My mom didn't work until long after I moved out.

3) Onstage, Tyler takes colorful scarves from around his neck and drapes them over the microphone. Do you accessorize your outfits with scarves and belts? Or do you prefer to keep things simple?  I can never figure out how to tie scarves. I wear belts to keep my pants up. So I guess I'm a Keep It Simple Gal.

4) Tyler confessed to having a massive crush on Jennifer Lopez, his fellow judge on American Idol. Do you think a coworker has ever had a crush on you?  Yes.

5) Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry says seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 inspired him to go into music. How did you end up in your chosen profession? The company where I worked as a secretary -- a very high profile corporation -- was being investigated for their hiring practices. As a preemptive strike, they offered a copywriter test to all "timecard employees." I took it, passed and found myself in a career.

6) Perry's hobby, breeding horses, is very lucrative. What are your hobbies? Reading. Watching movies. Nothing that can be monetized, unfortunately.

7) Aerosmith performed before their biggest-ever TV audience when they played the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001. Are you a football fan? If so, do you prefer college football or the NFL? What teams do you root for? Not a football fan.

 8) Now that we're into summer, the days are longer. When is the last time you watched the sun set?  Seen it? Yesterday. But actually, consciously watched it? That was forever ago. I really should pay attention and appreciate more.

9) What time did you go to sleep last night? About 12:30 AM



  1. I highly recommend stopping what you're doing and watching the sunset. I love living on the farm; I stop a lot and look out the window. I don't know how city folks do it.

  2. Lucrative hobbies are hard to come by. My grandchildren will be visiting your city the end of June doing Mission work for their church. They are very excited. Neither has been to Chicago before

  3. I suppose I could monatize the furniture renewal but I use it in my house. It is only money saving.

  4. I don't want a lucrative hobby because then it becomes like work.

  5. Unfortunately, I spend more money on my hobbies than I will ever make.

  6. Interesting about your career path!

  7. You could figure out a way to monetize reading and watching movies, but they might not be as fun then. And you'd have to come up with new hobbies. ;-)

  8. I'm the idiot who ties a scarf and freaks out because I can't see past it or it bothers my neck...

  9. Anonymous4:31 PM

    I'm like Kwizgiver; I spend more money than I make on my hobbies.

  10. OMG I was thinking of a comment when a car outside shrieked its careening self out of the neighborhood, which always freaks me out because of my kids. Now I've gotta go reread...

    Oh yes, I remember I was interested in how you came into your profession. Great story!


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