Friday, June 19, 2020

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast (1972)
... Because it's Father's Day weekend.
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is about a little girl who runs after her daddy. When is the last time you ran? Were you trying to get somewhere in a hurry, or playing a sport? Like the chicken crossing the road, I was trying to get to the other side before the light turned from yellow to red.

2) This song was a top ten hit for Wayne Newton. Mr. Newton is better known for his TV work, having made more than 150 appearances since 1963. Have you ever been on TV? Or in a YouTube video? Election night, 1992. I was on the local news when they showed the celebration at Bill Clinton's Chicago campaign HQ. My mom saw me and was thrilled.

3) The road leading to Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is named Wayne Newton Blvd. in his honor. When is the last time you were at an airport? Were you flying somewhere, picking someone up, or dropping them off? It was last December. I returned from Christmas in Key West.

4) Wayne says Elvis Presley haunts Las Vegas, and believes that The King of Rock and Roll has given him performing and parenting tips from beyond the grave. When did you last see Elvis? On TV, on a t-shirt, poster or magazine cover, or as a ghostly apparition? It was on my way to the mailbox. I still have some Elvis stamps left, and use them when I send greeting cards.

5) When Sam walks with her own dad, the problem isn't that he walks fast. It's that he's always stopping to pick up litter he finds on the grass. Litterbugs are his pet peeve. What's your pet peeve? Space hogs. People who take up too much space. For example, we all know we're supposed to social distance between ourselves and those we meet on the street. So why, when they approach me, do some couples INSIST on still walking side-by-side? Are they so special that they won't shed corona virus germs?

6) Sam's own father often traveled for business, and always gave her the complimentary soaps, shampoos or body lotion he got from the hotel. When she went away to college, she used her collection of little bottles and was grateful for all the money they saved her. What's something you've done recently to economize? It's awful to say, but in some ways, Covid19 has been good for my budget. I eat out less and have bought no new clothes.

7) It was her father who taught Sam to drive. Are you a better student or teacher? Student. I lack patience when it comes to teaching.

8) Sam's father also always asks if her car in "tip top" condition. Most recently he reminded her to test her headlights, tail lights and turn signals while the car is parked to make sure they're all working. Do you have a car maintenance tip to share? Nope. Sorry.

9) Sam's father satisfies his afternoon sugar craving with an almost endless stream of Butter Rum Lifesavers. Do you usually enjoy a between meal snack? As I work from home, I just kinda graze all day.


  1. We didn't get take-out much while the stay-at-home orders were in effect, either. Sorry to say that's probably the first bad habit that came rushing back once it lifted.

  2. I enjoyed your answers today.
    Have a good Saturday.

  3. I am doing the very same: eating at home, no shopping. However, this past week I met with friends for a meal three times!! Getting out! I love that you can still walk with your Dad.

  4. We did not eat out much either.
    Elvis was so handsome. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  5. COVID has just the opporite problem for me--I am spending MORE on books at Amazon.

    Thanks for the suggestion of Thursday Thunks. What fun questions. I am set up ahead all the way up to 7/25 right now. I could die tomorrow and you wouldn't know it for a month.

  6. Clinton Gore. The good old days. Sigh .

  7. I've tried to be very careful to not nibble all day long since I'm home all the time. It paid off, my weight was down at my doctors appointment yesterday.

  8. That's so cool that you were shown on tv celebrating Clinton's victory! I miss me some Clinton and Gore. Hell, I'd even take George W. Bush back compared to who we have now.

    I wish I could say the same for my budget, but instead of dining out or buying clothes, I'm spending the money on other things like books, home decor, flowers, etc.

  9. Oh, how was Christmas in Key West.. how cool is that!

  10. That grazing is the main problem I have with working from home. Before my husband retired, there would be days when I never ate a complete meal. Now he wants lunch and dinner (he's on his own for breakfast as I am not a morning person), and I still graze. You can see where that is leading.


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