Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: All Night Long (All Night)

1) This music video was produced by Mike Nesmith of The Monkees. Can you name a Monkees song? "Here we come, walking down the street, we get the funniest looks from everyone we meet ... HEY, HEY, WE'RE THE MONKEES!"

2) The song includes the foreign sounding phrases, "Oh jambali Tom bo li d, say de moi ya," and "Oh, Jambo Jumbo!" Mr. Richie meant to include language indigenous to the Caribbean, but was writing the song under deadline and simply made those phrases up instead. Tell about the most recent time you cheated or "cut corners." After work on Friday I was going to get a little exercise by walking around town as I did my errands. But then the bus happened by and I rode home. Bad Gal! Lazy Gal!

3) Richie was a frat boy at college. Kappa Kappa Psi, to be exact. Were you a member of a fraternity or sorority? No.

4) When this song topped the charts (September 1983), Vanessa Williams became the first African American to be crowned as Miss America. Do you watch beauty pageants? No.

5) Since it's Labor Day weekend, that holiday established to celebrate the American worker, let's talk about the workplace. Tellers work in a bank, actors work on a stage or a set, auto workers work on an assembly line. How would you describe your workplace? A clown car. Four of us squeezed into an office space originally meant for two. It sucks.

6) An estimated 40% of us have dated a coworker. Have you ever had an office romance? Yes. Often. When I was younger I worked crazy long hours and it was the only chance I had to meet people.

7) Labor Day is a big weekend for travel. How did you book your last vacation? (Online, through a travel agent, over the phone ...) Expedia/Orbitz/Travelocity (I use them all and can't remember which one I used for my last trip)

8) Mother Winters won't wear white again now until next Memorial Day. Sam thinks that's just crazy. Where do you fall in this heated mother/daughter debate? I don't think it matters.

9) When you look at back on Summer 2014, what will you remember? Beginning my bathroom renovation. I'm glad I did it. Looking at my new medicine chest and lights make me happy.


  1. I used Expedia to book my NY trip. I pretty much always do, because I get kickbacks through MyPoints or Swagbucks (or both; I can't remember) when I do. More information than you cared to know, probably. Sorry; it's 0540 and I'm punchy. Thanks again for keeping Sat9 going!

  2. I usually work online with AMEX as I have a lot of reward points with them.

  3. I have some renovations/improvements that I'm planning on doing this winter, when it's all cold and snowy outside. And painting. I'm going to finish my painting. Dammit. I book most of my trips online, too. Gotta love modern technology!

  4. "The clown car" is a great description, in the sense that we all know what you mean...

  5. Home renovation projects are very gratifying, if they are done properly. Good luck!

  6. Riding the bus is at least better than driving. You still get some gold stars, Gal! Real ones!

  7. You forgot to mention the ukulele playing singer in the clown car.

  8. I would love to update my bathroom. There is a tub that is so big it takes a whole hot water heater of water to fill. I store stuff in it instead.

  9. Anonymous5:51 PM

    I always make plans to get in some extra exercise but something always makes me forget about them...

  10. Isn't it great when a household update is finished? Even better when it's finished and GOOD! :-)

    How many times in your life have you done the Monkees' walk "down the street" with friends. So much silliness.....


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